Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FREE Orly Flirty & White Cap

I ordered Orly Flirty from Amazon last week with a FREE $5 gift card I earned on swagbucks.com. You can read more about swagbucks and things I have earned in my swagbucks label here. I love swagbucks almost as much as I love this manicure. Orly Flirty is easily one of my top five favorite pink polishes. Adding China Glaze White Cap on top makes it even more stunning. If you have not tried Orly Flirty or swagbucks out I highly recommend them both!

If you click here to register for an account they'll start you off with 30 free Swag Bucks, and I will earn points for your registration. I hope you try it out!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Etsy Scarves

I added three new scarves to my Etsy Shop. If you are interested in similar scarves but in different colors let me know! I would love it if you could check it out and leave me any advice or suggestions in the comments below! I hope you find something you love :)

Knit Lace Scarf Pink/White

Knit Lace Scarf White/Ivory

Knit Lace Scarf Aqua/Ivory

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Favorite Interview Manicure

In the last month I have gone on a couple job interviews, and I tried a different manicure for each one. This mani was my final and favorite "interview manicure" because I got the job :) I used two of my favorite polishes, Essie French Affair (two coats), and OPI Princesses Rule (top coat). For your next job interview I would recommend these polishes, they might bring you good luck as well!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Etsy Shop :)

When I am not painting my nails I love to knit and draw. I created my
Etsy shop to showcase and sell some of my favorite items. I will be adding more items soon. I would love it if you could check it out and leave me any advice or suggestions in the comments below! I hope you find something you love :)

Pink & Orange Roses Print

Knit Bag for Cell Phone, Ipod, Camera, Purse Coral

Red Hibiscus Print

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Old Nail Art :) (Picture Heavy)

I spent time tonight reading through my old blog posts from March and April this year. I always enjoy looking at past nail art, so I compiled a ton of photos from my old posts. I have not messed with nail art in ages. These manicures were all fun, but I have been really enjoying simple layering manis. Which one is your favorite?


Friday, August 19, 2011

OPI DS Reserve = LOVE

I picked up OPI DS Reserve at Ulta a few weeks ago. The closest Ulta to me is almost two hours away so it is always a treat to shop there. I decided to splurge on this OPI because I think it is gorgeous, and office appropriate. This is my second OPI DS polish, and they are both amazing. This is two coats, with Seche Vite on top.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Updated Nail Polish Collection :)

I am almost embarrassed by how much my nail polish collection has grown since the start of this year. I have my favorite brands on this rack and my drugstore polishes in a storage unit from Michaels. If you would like to see what I had on display before you can read my first post here, and my second post here. I am done purchasing new polishes for a while, I am happy to say I have only bought 2-3 polishes over the last 3 months :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

SpaRitual Infinitely Loving Series

When I am not collecting nail polish I love buying lotions and candles. I was recently given the opportunity to review some of the new products from the SpaRitual Infinitely Loving Series. So far I have tried the Infinitely Loving Bath Salts, and the Infinitely Loving Organic Moisturizing Lotion. Both products are from the jasmine-scented series, and they smell AMAZING. I use the lotion every morning and the scent easily lasts until the end of the day. Next time you want an at home spa day, SpaRitual is definitely the way to go.

Key benefits of the new Infinitely Loving products
Infinitely Loving Bath Salts: Soothes and softens the skin while helping to deeply relax the mind and body, while uplifting spirits with the therapeutic benefits of Organic jasmine essential oil, and the SpaRitual soaking blend of mineral rich dead sea salt, California sea salt, and epsom salts to detoxify, balance, and restore essential minerals for well-nourished skin and to relieve sore joints and muscles.
7.7oz tub retails for $22.00.

Infinitely Loving Organic Moisturizing Lotion: Featuring 83% Certified Organic ingredients including jasmine essential oil, shea butter, sesame oil, aloe vera and organic olive oil, the hydrating lotion protects skin and is light enough to be used for massage.
7.7oz bottle retails for $28.00.

All new Infinitely Loving products will be available September 1, 2011 at fine salons and spas nationwide. SpaRitual Nail Lacquers and Elixirs are also available online at skinstore.com and skincarerx.com.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Apothica Giveaway WINNER!!

I have drawn and contacted the winner for my Apothica giveaway. It took a little while to go through and verify all the entries. The winner is Alissa! You can view her nail polish blog here. Thank you everyone for entering and for following my blog :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sparrow Me The Drama & Rainbow

Here is another simple layering manicure. I do not have much to say about this combination except I think these two polishes are pretty together. This manicure reminds me of China Glaze Exceptionally Gifted, except prettier. This is two coats of OPI Sparrow Me The Drama, with one coat of China Glaze Rainbow on top.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Light My Tiki & White Cap

This is a simple manicure, two coats of China Glaze Light My Tiki, with one coat of my favorite topcoat, China Glaze White Cap. China Glaze Light My Tiki was one of my first China Glaze polishes. I still remember how great it felt to "splurge" and pay $6 for one nail polish at Sally's. After the start of my blog my collection has grown enormously, and I think I now own 20-25 China Glaze polishes. If you would like to see my last post on my polish collection visit here. I need to update again, I will put that on my list of things to do ;).

Friday, August 5, 2011

My 700 Follower Giveaway!!

I reached 700 followers:) Thank you to all of my followers, this giveaway is to show you all my appreciation.

China Glaze: Flip Flop Fantasy, For Audrey, Orly: Fancy Fuchsia, Purple Crush, Bubbly Bombshell

Open internationally.

Closes September 10 2011 - anywhere in the world.

The winner will be picked by random number generator. Please fill out the form below:)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Believe

Deborah Lippmann Believe is a beautiful polish that was created in a collaboration between Deborah Lippmann and Cher. Believe is a pretty multi-shimmer gold/silver with a metallic finish. It is definitely more unique than anything I own, or have seen in stores. I think Believe would be pretty for a night out, and it would also be appropriate in the workplace. This polish can be found on the Deborah Lippmann website for $16. If you would like to see other beautiful Deborah Lippmann celebrity shades you can view them here.

*product sent by company PR for review*

Monday, August 1, 2011

My 450 Follower Contest WINNER :)

I have drawn and contacted the winner for my 450 follower giveaway. I spent all weekend going through the entries. The winner is Tiffany S! Thank you everyone for the nice comments and for following my blog :)