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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ummm....Nope! DO NOT WANT

This is one of those manis, that didn't turn out how I expected, but it actually looks better in the pics, lol. I received my set of new Bundle Monster plates a few days ago, and only had 1 night of play time so far. I saw what appeared to be peacock feathers, and since I'm kind of on a kick, I decided to use that image first :) Okay, well I started with a coat of black and a coat of Sally Hansen Turquoise Opal. I figured that all the colors in Turq. Opal, would resemble feathers better. I'm sure I would have liked this better, had I used different colors, and didn't eff up the design placement on my pinkie. It drove me crazy, lol

Then I used China Glaze Millenium and plate BM 212 for my design

Friday, April 29, 2011

Exciting Polish News: New FingerPaints and a chance at a $250 GC!!!

Okay, I had to let you all know about some exciting news I have received. Lets start off with FingerPaints new collection called Peace, Love & Color. It will be available May 1st!! I already have my eye on the purple and teal So keep an eye out!!
2nd bit of exciting news!

SkinCareRx is having a Beautiful Mom Mother’s Day giveaway! Win a $250 SkinCareRx Gift Card and give your mom the products she's been wishing for (and get a little something for yourself as well). All you have to do to enter, is post a comment on their giveaway page, explaining why your mom deserves the $250 Gift Card.

To enter, click here. Be sure to fill out your email when posting the comment so that they can contact you with your prize!

The deadline for entries is May 5th. The winner will be announced May 6th.

Secret Periwinkle gets tattooed!

So I couldn't resist using the bigRuby tattoos again, lol. Except this time I used 3 of the ones from the Star set. I started with 2 coats of China Glaze Secret Periwinkle, then after I applied the nail tattoos, I used Wet n' Wild Black for the tips.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Why have I never heard of this one???

So a while ago a sweet woman that goes by Synthecide on MUA, posted a picture of this AMAZING blue polish by OPI. Now, I know I haven't been a hoarder of polish forever, but I had never even heard of it, and was shocked! It's way too pretty to go unnoticed! It's name..........Midnight Blue Glitter. So like usual, I scurried my butt to eBay instantly, and snatched one up. Just look...*sigh* I absolutely love the bright blue sparkles that stand out. Now, it is a tad sheer, so I did 2 coats over Wet n' Wild Black.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

bigRuby Nail Tattoo Designs

Here is a pic of what the lucky winner will receive in my giveaway sponsored by Maria from bigRuby Supercool Nail Tattoos. 6 full sets of tattoos and their fast drying top coat. Each tattoo pack comes with 86 tattoos in both mani and pedi sizes.

The 6 sets are Cosmic, Garden, Mod, Sea, Star & Tweet. I showed you the designs from Tweet 2 days ago, so here are the rest.

This is Garden, sheet 1

sheet 2

Star, sheet 1

sheet 2

Cosmic, sheet 1

sheet 2

Mod, sheet 1

sheet 2

Sea, sheet 1

sheet 2

On a side note....I am so freaking excited. Look what is on it's way to me!!!! Jack got it for me for my 30th b-day. *cough cough* in June, lol. I'm so impatient :P

Pink Wednesday!

I used another one of the bigRuby tattoos for this funky french, I love them, they really are sooooo easy!! It was perfect, because I had no real time for this mani. I swear, the past 2 weeks have been so busy, and it's starting to take it's toll. *contemplates taking a personal day*, lol. Anyways, okay, for this I used 10, Pinky Promise for the base, and L.A. Girls Hot Pink matte for the tips. I used one of the flower tattoos from the Garden bigRuby set. Then, I had to add a rhinestone in the center of the flower, it was all Jacks idea :)
Happy Pink Wednesday everyone!

I will have pics of all the designs from all the sets posted this afternoon for you guys :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

bigRuby Nail Tattoos - Review & Giveaway *EDIT*


Good morning!! Okay, so I was contacted by Maria from bigRuby Tattoos, and was given the chance to review their fun nail tattoos & their top coat. Now, I was so excited, because I am all for any kind of nail art, especially easy ones! They currently have 6 different sets that you can choose from, and each set comes with 86 tattoos in both mani and pedi sizes!  I love the fact that they had different sizes, because we don't all have the same size nails. I actually even decided to use both a mani and pedi sized design for my accent finger. Yep, I'm a rebel like that, lol. I had no idea which set to even try, until I saw the Tweet set, and it had Peacock feathers!! The cost of these are $12.00 per package, but completely worth it. If you are interested in puchasing these, you can get them here. I have tried a few other brands, and always had issues with them being too thick, and not even laying flat after my SV. I cannot wait to try the others. Also a HUGE bonus about this company is this - I read this on their site, and had to share

Beauty with a conscience...

It was important to me that this business have a bigger purpose and meaning.  I decided from day one that not only would we be a cruelty-free company but that as I succeed, the things that are important to me would benefit as well.
bigRuby thinks our four-legged friends are not put on this earth to be poked and prodded for the vanity of the two-legged sort.  We pledge to always do our best to bring you products produced without the use of unnecessary animal testing.
When you buy a bigRuby product, a portion of the proceeds will go to The Kindness Ranch (a sanctuary for research animals) as well as other animal rescues.  bigRuby supports their heroic efforts in protecting those with no voice.
Please note: with every bigRuby purchase, you will receive complimentary good karma... just for caring.

I love this!

Okay, now here are all the sets they have available
You can choose from either Cosmic, Garden, Mod, Sea, Star & Tweet

I chose to start with Tweet

1st sheet of tattoos that were in the little zip lock bag

2nd sheet. Another bonus, IMO, is that I love the colors, and the designs are simple. They are all very wearable. They don't look cheap, cheesy, or over the top.

Here is their top coat. If you notice, each sheet of tattoos, also contains bulldog tattoos for the brand :)

Here are the instructions, that are inside the pack

Okay, since I knew I wanted to use the Peacock feathers, and they were a dark purple, I chose to use a light purple for my base. It is China Glaze Light As Air

After my mani dried  I cut them out, followed the steps, and got this.

If you are interested in puchasing these, you can get them here.

The effect is really great, and I'm so pleased with it. It really was so easy, and my nail does not look like I have a tattoo/sticker of any kind on it, it looks like a nail stamped design :)
Now for the top coat. I do like it & it did dry fast compared to any other regular top coat, but not as fast as my Seche Vite. It also maintained it's shininess. The smell was about 100 times better than SV though, lol. The tattoos I would def, purchase, but I would probably skip the top coat since it is kind of pricey, but then again, if you don't like the smell of SV, or you have issues, ie. shrinkage and/or polish peeling off in sheets, this might be a great alternative for you.

Now, it gets even better. Not only did I receive a set to try, but I was also given a full set for one of you!! Yep, the very kind Maria, sent me a full 2nd set of tattoos along with their topcoat. So just fill this form out, and Good Luck! Once again, this will be an easy entry, just your name and email :) The giveaway will end May 3rd @ 6:00 am, and is open to EVERYONE :)