Saturday, March 26, 2011

50 Followers GIVEAWAY!! ** CLOSED ***

I was very excited the day I reached 50 followers!! I never thought that people would actually read my blog. It has been great since I started blogging and Ive came across a bunch of great people that have been very helpful and super friendly. I wanted to show my appreciation to my followers by doing this giveaway. I have been hauling polish just for this giveaway and I tried picking out polishes that every addict should have in the collection. This is my first giveaway and I wanted to thank the wonderful Ash-Lilly for walking me through making a google doc form and adding it on this post. What you can win:

Take a closer look at the goodies!

China Glaze Rejoice set
Milani FX Jewels Gems (pink version)
Milani One coat glitters Purple Gleam
Milani FX Jewels Gold
Milani One coat glitters Blue Flash

Wet N Wild Saved by the Blue
Wet N Wild Teal of Fortune
Wet N Wild Gray Anatomy
Wet N Wild Red Red
Wet N Wild Black creme
Revlon Perplex
Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Claire's Venomous
Claire's Poison Apple
OPI Black Shatter
Hot Topic nail set
and the glitter from another nail set

Cover Girl Crackle Boo Hou!
Cover Girl Sunkissed
LA colors Color craze Atomic
Sally Hansen Endless night
Incoco Dry nail applique Passion

Now for the rules:

My giveaway will be open internationally and will run until April 29th. The winner will be picked by and I will notify the winner via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond to the email with their address to ship the goodies If they don't, I will draw again

How to enter:

1. Be a follower on Google Friend Connect ( New followers are welcome!!!)
2. Leave your email so if your win I have a way to contact you.

To get additional entries:
1. Blog about my giveaway +1 entry
2. Add my giveaway on your sidebar or page +1 entry

That all keeping it short and simple, Thanks again hope you guys like my giveaway!

*** CLOSED ***


So I went a little crazy this month Ive got so many polishes that they had no place to go because I out grew my book shelf but I managed to re-organize and fit them all. First up is my order from

Color Club Wicked Sweet
Color Club Starry Temptress

(first 3 are from Sallys and last 3 are from Transdesign)
China Glaze 3D fantasy
China Glaze Digital Dawn
China Glaze Rose among thorns(neon)
China Glaze Sea Spray
OPI Too Hot pink to hold em
New York shimmer glitter Angle dreams

The next polishes are all mostly from Drugstore, Sallys and Claires.

Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver
Wet N Wild Grays anatomy
Wet N Wild Blue wants to be a millionaire
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Cherry Punch
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fuchsia Flare
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Snappy Sprinkles
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue-away 

Sinful Colors Scandal
Sinful Colors Social Ladder
Sinful Colors Fly away
Sinful Colors Nirvana
Sinful Colors Pink Diamonds

Wet N Wild Hannah Pinktana
Sinful Colors Hazard
Sinful Colors Why Not
Sinful Colors Savage (not in picture)

China Glaze Blue Sparrow (neon)
China Glaze Virtual Violet
Claire's Poison Apple
Claire's I Luv the 80s
Wet N Wild Saved by the blue

I made my monthly trip to Ulta and I actually didn't find much Ive been hoping that they had new Essence displays but nothing so I just picked up some OPI's that Ive been meaning to get and on the way home I stopped in at Christmas tree shop to check out the Color Clubs and got one.

OPI I want to be A-lone star
OPI Lucerne-tanly look marvelous
Nicole by OPI "Baby" blue
Essence Sun Dancer
Essence Just rock it
Essence Everybody talking about

OPI La Paz-itively hot (matte)
Color Club Take me to your chateau

I went to Dollar Tree and found some old polishes and couldn't help to get them.

Sally Hansen Star Opal Rose Gold
Sally Hansen Star Opal Pale Lilac
Sally Hansen Star Opal Purewhite
Star Hansen Start Opal Red
Sally Hansen Endless night
LA Colors color craze Electrified 

I have been on a search for Studio M/ Massini polishes forever and from what Ive heard is that they are only sold at Meijer which there is none in the Boston area. I finally found where I could get some and it was actually from a fellow blogger. Mary from Body and Soul has a separate blog for her nail polish sale Body & Soul Shoppe and she has a wide selection of brand new Studio M polishes.

Studio M Slamming red
Studio M Purple medallion
Studio M Lighting bolt
Studio M Power Pink
Sinful colors Green ocean

That is all Ive bought in the past month that I have in my possession at this. There are still things that aren't here yet like my order from Zoya of their new collections, my first Nfu Ohs and some nail art supplies.

Color Club Yum Gum

A couple of weeks ago I bought Color Club's Wicked sweet collection and this is the first nail polishes that I have bought that were scented. Ive always wanted to try them but didn't really like the colors I was finding. This collection had some great vibrant colors so it was a must have. I just realized Color Club raised their prices I bought this collection for $17.50 and I looked at Transdesign and VNS and they are now $21 so now each polish is $3 which is about the same price as China Glaze if not more I don't think its right.

The first color I tried from the collection was of course the pink named Yum Gum. It applied great I did 3 coat with a top coat and after it was dry it smelled just like bubble gum. I was walking around smelling my nails and making other smell my nails. I wore this for a week and by day 3 the smell was starting to wear off.

 I got bored after it no longer smelled like gum so I wanted to add a little something to it since I was also going to Foxwoods with my hubby that night. I wanted to bling it out with theses full nail bling stickers I got from Claire's this was the 1st time I used something like this. I applied them over the nail polish. This is what it looked like that night sorry about the dark picture.

This is what it looked like in the car and by the time I got to Foxwoods the stickers were starting to lift up and slide off by the end of the night I probably only had like 1 left. I really liked what it looked like and I still had a couple left in the pack so I decided to do accent nails with them and this time I before I applied them I added some nail glue to make sure they wasn't lifting off hours later. The bling on the accent nail didn't come off  till I got bored with them which was 2 days later but I'm pretty sure it would have lasted a lot longer.

I will probably buy theses again but of course not follow the directions and just apply them with some nail glue instead. Have any of you seen or tried theses before?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blue VS. Silver

I wanted to try out some of my new Nicole by OPI polishes that my wonderful hubby bought me and It been pretty sunny so I went with one that would look better in the sun. I painted my nail Me+Blue because it has holo glitter in it and looked great in the sun but I wanted to add a little something more so I busted out some tape and covered half time my nail and painted it Give me the first dance which is just a average silver polish.

2 coats of Me+Blue and Give me the first dance

This mani lasted almost a whole week! I am very impressed by Nicole by OPI what have been your experience with Nicole by OPI polishes.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the air

I finally got Glitter in the air ever since I seen the picture of the bottle I knew I had to have it! It was like the polish of my dreams. I couldn't wait to wear it! It was very sheer and it would be best to be layered over another pale blue polish. I wore it alone and did 3 coats and it was still very sheer that you could still see my nail line. I tried to get a accurate picture of it but it kept looking really pink because of my nails but the polish is a milky blue.

I'm going to be trying glitter in the air over a couple of polishes like China Glaze Sea Spray any suggestions on what to try it over?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Need help Ladies!

As some of you might know I work for The Boys and Girls Club of Middlesex county. I love my job and take it very serious. I found out the other day that I was nominated for an award that is given every year at the Youth Intensive conference in Cambridge. This conference offers a wide variety of trainings for Youth workers. I was nominated by my Executive Director for the category Assessment. The winner is picked by popular vote by other Youth workers in the country. I need your help to get some votes Click here to see the ballot and Vote for Caroline Moreno Cambridge Boys and Girls Club. Thanks

Im still gathering things up for my 50 followers giveaway. I need some help to pick out some more things for it. What would you ladies like to see in my giveaway? and How do I add a google doc speadsheet for people to enter my giveaway!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Playing with Acrylic paint

I while ago I seen a post from Ash-Lilly's Lacquer Lust on one stroke nail art and she did his beautiful flower design and I just had to give it a try. I purchased some acrylic paint from transdesign and I always have tons of different size paint brushes. I used a small squared brush sorry no picture. This was my 1st attempt at this I can draw and paint but its much harder when you have a smalled canvas.

After doing this I realized it is  much easier to do designs with Acrylic paint then it is with drops of nail polish which should have been a Homer Simpson moment DOH! I then wanted to do more so I made my favorite character Hello Kitty in a Tokidoki Cactus suit. I really liked how it came out and I will probably do it in a mani soon.

Acrylic paint is now my go to for free hand nail art! Have any of you tried using acrylic paint for your designs?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I wanted to do a quick post because when I signed in this morning I noticed I had 51 followers. Ive finally hit my 1st milestone. I wanted to thank everyone for following and commenting my blog. I started my blog in August and It has been a slow start but Ive been given great tips by my fellow friendly bloggers. Thanks to everyone! I'll be doing a 50 followers giveaway soon Ive started to pick some stuff up for it. What would you guys like to see in this giveaway?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Last weeks Haul!

So this week I went a little crazy because I couldn't pass up on some deals that I ran into and polishes I had on my wish list for awhile I was able to find finally. To start off China Glaze Tronica finally touched down at my local Sallys. They didn't have all of them by the time I got there but I also only wanted 4 colors from the collection I was able to get 3 out of 4.

* Hyper Haute
* Cyberspace
* Techno Teal

Next up is Drug store buys and one polish from eBay Ive been hunting down Essie Punchy pink for a while but as you might now its been discontinued so anyone selling it is selling for twice the retail price. I finally found on eBay for $8 so I had to get it. The rest were bought in Walgreens.

* Essie Punchy Pink
* Sally Hansen HD Spectrum
* Essie Mesmerize
* Kiss nail art pens

This past week I stopped in to Claire's to see if I could find some dupes that Ive been searching for unfortunately I didn't but I ended up picking up 2 glitter polishes and 2 bling nail stickers. I have never seen or tried theses but I like the designs on them so I had to have them.

The most exciting haul I did this week was from a blog sale Polish Insomniac has a separate blog for her blog sale and she is having buy 2 get 1 free on all nail item. So I looked at everything and picked out a few things everything was really cheap so I couldn't resist. She was very friendly and everything came well packaged and super fast! I am extremely happy with everything I bought.

* Sally Hansen Complete Salon manicure Yellow kitty
* LA Girl Matte indigo
* China Glaze The ten man
* Sally Hansen Miracle nail thickener
* Sally Hansen Cuticle oil
* Goldie (love the bottle)
* Love my nails glory
* Love my nails mardi gras
* L'oreal Bijou crystals B.Fearless

Last is some polishes I got on eBay they are pretty old I got them because I seen pictures of heavy metal on MUA and I fell in love with it. I looked for it and I found it on eBay in a lot of 5 Lori Anne glitter polishes for a good price so why not. I like some of the other glitter too but I'm definitely gonna be giving some of these away in a future giveaway. I swatched theses and I forgot how stinky polishes were before they became Big 3 free.

* Heavy Metal
* Purple Glitter
* Silver Glitter
* Starry Glitter
* Multi Glitter

That was all I got last week Im waiting pattiently next to the door for a package from Transdesign with the new Color Club collections cant wait to get them.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Hubby is the BEST!

My Hubby is the best ever! He supports my nail polish addiction 99% he still thinks I'm crazy for having so many nail polishes and how I continue to get more. He is always being tortured by my nail talk but he sit there and listens. He randomly goes on my blog and checks out what Ive done and takes a look at my wish list. He then sacrifices his manhood and goes into nail supply stores and buy me more nail polishes and I love him for that. The other day he surprised me with a bag from Ulta with a bunch of polishes from the Nicole by OPI Justin Bieber collection and one from OPI's Texas collection.

Nicole by OPI Justin Bieber Collection
*Step to the beat of my heart
* Prized possession purple
* Me+Blue
* Give me the first dance
* One less lonely girl glitter
* OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise

My Hubby is the Best!