Saturday, March 30, 2013

March Haul

I've gotten quite a few new polishes over the last few weeks and I figured I'd give you a quick look at some of the new colors you'll see coming your way.

March Haul

China Glaze "Wait Teal You See!' Ombre - Turned Up Turquoise, Aquadelic, For Audrey, White on White

OPI  Euro Centrale Minis - Can't Find My Czechbook, Suzie's Hungary Again!, You're Such a BudaPest, Oy - Another Polish Joke

Julep - Mystery Green #4, Alfre, Fiona, Cuticle Oil

Ally's Dream Polish - #58 Intense Blurple, #59 Blue Lapis

China Glaze Haul

 China Glaze - Concrete Catwalk, Harmony, Strap On Your Moonboots

March Haul

NailNation 3000 - Eve #403

Sally Hansen Salon Manicure - Blue My Mind

NOPI - Shoot For The Maroon

I've also got the Rainbow Honey Robots Collection in mini bottles as well as the Zoya 2013 Summer PixieDust collection soon to be mailed my way. I'm super excited to try these out!! 

Any requests for colors that you'd like to see first? 

~Linda

Friday, March 29, 2013

Press Release: Zoya Stunning and Irresistible Collections


JUST LIKE THE SUN, YOU ARE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION!

STUNNING & IRRESISTIBLE

Twelve new Sun Inspired Colors for Summer 2013.
Summer brings the sunniest colors to nails! Including six super shiny creams and
six fresh foil metallics to put all the focus on the brightest shining light in any room - YOU!


Zoya SUMMER 2013: STUNNING Collection

• Darcy (ZP663) - Sunny Yellow Cream - Full Coverage.
• Thandie (ZP664) - Citrus Orange Cream - Full Coverage.
• Micky (ZP665) - Amazing Coral Cream - Full Coverage.
• Yana (ZP669) - Rubine Red Cream - Full Coverage.
• Josie (ZP667) - Grassy Green Cream - Full Coverage.
• Rocky (ZP668) - Serene Blue Cream - Full Coverage.



Zoya SUMMER 2013: IRRESISTIBLE Collection

• Kerry (ZP684) - Yellow Gold Foil Metallic - Full Coverage.
• Amy (ZP670) - Red Orange Foil Metallic - Full Coverage.
• Tinsley (ZP671) - Rose Gold Foil Metallic - Full Coverage.
• Bobbi (ZP672) - Hot Magenta Pink Foil Metallic - Full Coverage.
• Hazel (ZP673) - Blue Green Foil Metallic - Full Coverage.
• Rikki (ZP674) - Fern Green Foil Metallic - Full Coverage.


Zoya is going all out this summer!! Not only do they have the above collections coming out but the 2013 Summer Collection of PixieDust polishes are right around the corner. Watch your wallets ladies, I see some big purchases in your future. 

~Linda 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

a-england Dragon

Hello Lovelies

Today I have on two gorgeous coats of a-england Dragon from The Legend collection. I absolutely love the way Adina describes her polishes. Dragon - "Like sunlight glinting off his iridescent mossy green scales, the fearsom Dragon lays basking arrogantly, awaiting his due."

a-england Dragon

This polish has a holographic shimmer that adds soo much depth to the mossy green color. There is also some golden shimmer that works perfectly in this shade.

a-england Dragon

The consistency of Dragon is similar to the other a-england polishes, which go on smoothly but they can apply slightly heavy so there are some lines left on the nail where it's a bit too thick. If you take an extra minute or two in your application you can fix these since the polish does not dry super fast or get all gloopy when you go back over it.

a-england Dragon

Overall, I have yet to find an a-england polish I don't love. All a-england nail varnish is three free and cruelty free which is always a plus.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Linda


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lime Green Gradient

I was watching all the snow melt in my yard and seeing all the dead grass hiding beneath it, soo sad. Fresh green grass was sort of my inspiration for this mani. My intention was not to have something literal so I created a bright fresh green gradient with some texture rather than a smooth transition. Almost marbleized....maybe, lol. My brain does not function quite the same as everyone elses so hopefully that made some sort of sense.

This is a base coat of Julep Fiona, a neon lime green creme. I used Lime Crime, Pastelchio and Crema de Limon as my gradient colors. Crema de limon is closest to the tips however these pictures aren't picking up the yellow color change all that much.

Lime Green Gradient

Instead of using a make-up sponge for the smooth transition, I used a random little sponge that I had around the house that was much more porous giving it a marbleized look.

Lime Green Gradient

Spring Gradient

Since I was thinking of nature and spring I decided to use my new stamping plate for some sweet little sparrows. I love these birds...you can find them on all sorts of things around my house. This is an eBay plate called MLS301.


Spring Gradient

Thanks for stopping by!

~Linda


Friday, March 22, 2013

Nail Art Society March

I got my March Nail Art Society package in the mail over the weekend and was yet again unimpressed. They sent some nail polish wraps and a bunch of different 3D nail art supplies for a '3D Freestyle' month.

The card they usually send says that they've listened to suggestions received from members and have dedicated this month to us. Seems kind of like a cop out to me. Nail art wraps don't even constitute as a polish in my mind. And that's what they originally offered (2 polishes each month plus nail art supplies). They've since changed the description but they've consistently under delivered for me, so I'm not upset at this point. 

This is what they've sent this month. 

NAS March

NAS March
 Caviar beads, pink flower stick ons and sheer yellow iridescent drops

NAS March
3D Flowers and apple slices

The one good thing that NAS is going this month is that they are holding contests for the most creative use of the NAS accessories. Share your nail art pictures with NAS on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or any other social media site.

I've mentioned before that I am locked into the $9.95 price so I will probably get a few more months because I'm sure as soon as I cancel there will be a great month and I'll be pissed. The $10 is relatively worth it to get some things I wouldn't ever really buy myself. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

~Linda

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Zoya 2013 PixieDust Available for Pre-Order

Just making sure you've all seen that these amazing looking Zoya PixieDust polishes are now available for pre-order. They will be shipping on April 15th (or sooner)!

Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish Collection
Infused with even more magic and wonder! Because everyone wants more of it... The color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more beautiful, long-wearing textured, matte and sparkle Zoya PixieDust Colors for Summer 2013! The incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.

IMPORTANT PixieDust Application Information -  Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!

Zoya PixieDust



Liberty - can be best described as a blue sugary sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Sparkle formula.



Stevie - can be best described as a violet sparkle, in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Sparkle formula.


Miranda - can be best described as a rose sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Sparkle formula.



Destiny - can be best described as a coral metal sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula.



Beatrix - can be best described as a tangerine metal sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula.


Solange - can be best described as a gold metal foil sparkle featuring a Zoya EXCLUSIVE GOLD PIGMENT in the best-selling Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula.


I have a strong feeling that I will be getting all of these. How about you?

~Linda

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mystery Clouds

Hello Hello

Is it spring yet? Soon enough I guess, it just won't stop snowing here. The Tulips in my front yard must be confused. *shrug*

Anyways..on to the good stuff right? :)

Julep Mystery Green

This is two coats of Julep Mystery Green #4 which is a cross between turquoise and mint green. It went on pretty smooth and the consistency was nice; not too thin, not to thick and it leveled quite nicely.

I stamped the clouds using Konad black and BM-312.

Julep Mystery Green

Julep Mystery Green

I LOVE this color! It's a shame that I found this color so late as it was a limited shade and probably won't be offered again. I guess I'll have to treasure this bottle.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~Linda

Friday, March 8, 2013

Deep, Rich and Warm

We've been having some big snow storms lately. On Tuesday we got about 7 more inches of snow so I was feeling like I needed something dark and warm on my nails. I reached for Zoya Isla, a rich and velvety black toned red shimmer and Gilty, Zoyas 18k gold flake topcoat.

Zoya Gilty and Isla

This is two coats of Isla and Gilty on the tips of my nails. I also added a coat of Seche Vite to smooth it all out and add that high gloss shine.

Zoya_Isla

Gilty_and_Isla

I don't wear Gilty enough...god It's gorgeous!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Linda

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Nail Art Society Package

Hi guys! I realized that I never showed you my February Nail Art Society Package. I joined this subscription when it first started at the cost of $9.95; Before they raised the price to $19.95.

What I received in the Feb package was a Finger Paints polish called Art You Kidding Me?, a dotting tool, some small golden chain, a pink heart nail buffer and some pink lace to use for nail art. I'm an idiot and realized afterward that there were some little plastic cursive 'Love' pieces as well although I forgot them for this picture (but I borrowed a picture from a fellow blogger below).

Nail Art Society

Courtesy of You Had Me At Makeup
'Each month they deliver the latest tools, polishes and nail accessories to your door for you to recreate current nail trends at home. They provide exclusive access to Q&A's, video tutorials, trend reports, and tips from Celebrity Nail Artists, Bloggers and Beauty Insiders.'

Sooo...I've gotten 2 packages so far and their site is a bit misleading because they list brands such as Essie, Zoya, LVX, OPI, and China Glaze but I've gotten Finger Paints and some other relatively cheap brand polishes. I do like that they give you different tools and nail art accessories. They also give you some ideas on what to do with the products and a step by step instruction for a specific manicure they seem to like from a blogger. For the $9.95 price tag I will continue for a few more months, but I can honestly say that the $19.95 price tag is not worth it in my opinion.

~Linda

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March Sally's Beauty Supply Coupon

Hi guys, I know I'm always in search of the monthly Sally's Beauty Supply coupon that someone was sweet enough to share and today I did just that. I found that Jenna shared her Birthday coupon with TheTraceFacePhiles so I snagged it to share with you all as well.
Sally's Beauty Supply Coupon March
Happy Shopping!!

~Linda