Friday, September 28, 2012

Custom Painting Pearl Swatches and Winners

Blue to Green over white and black. Red to Blue over black and white.

Swatches of nail polishes I have done using Pearls from Custom Painting Pearls.
On all swatches the middle nails are painted over black and the outer nails over white.
When holding 2 bottles I have used 2 different polishes and holding 1, I have used 1.
Most swatches are two coats with no top coat. Photos taken in natural light.

Yellow to Green over white and black. Pink to Gold over black and white.
Bronze to Green over white and black. Green to Gold over black and white.
Green to violet over white, black, black and white.
Blue-Purple-Red to Orange over white, black, black and white.

Now onto the Winners of the Giveaway sponsored by:


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Entry #3057Beth C.
Entry #1418PatrĂ­cia D.
Entry #1202salomi g.
Entry #2404Gini K.

Email have been sent and I am waiting for reply.
After two days new winners will be chosen.

As one of the winners did not reply on time. ( I gave them 4 days).
A new winner has been picked: Congratulations Gini K. Email sent.

I would like to send a big THANK YOU! to Gary from
Custom Painting Pearls for so generously sponsoring this Giveaway.
If you did not win and still want to try out the Pearls and Flakes and make
your own Nail Polish you can buy them from: CustomPaintingPearls.Com
Check out the Facebook Page:

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Latest from Konad

Image Credit: Konad

2 brand new Image Plates from Konad.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

CLOSED Back to School Collaboration Giveaway CLOSED

There's a few bloggers that have come togeather in a Back to School Giveaway.
Some have already started schoool and some are about to. After a long summer
brake it's not always fun to go back to school, so we thought that a Giveaway would
brighten your day. And after seeing what the items are - I want to enter myself haha.

Giveaway items:

There is a wide variety of items given away. Movies, Makeup,
Nail Polish, hair products... I'm giving away something from e.l.f

A Zit Zapper, Glossy Gloss - Dragonfruit, Lipstick - Flirtatious,
Luscious Liquid Lipstick - Raspberry and a 32 Eyeshadow Palette.

Participating in this Giveaway:


The 7 first entries are MANDATORY! If you miss even one, you are out.
The Giveaway is open Internationally, except for
Italy and New Zealand/Aotearoa due to shipping isues - Sorry!
You have until October 15th, 2012 to enter.

YES I am aware of the problem on how to follow:
Amber from Adventures in Mommyhoodand the
issue is beeing looked into, and hopefully solved soon.

To enter the Giveaway fill in the RaffleCopter Widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Winners for the Bundle Monster Giveaway

First of all I would Like to send a Huge Thank You to Bundle Monster
for Providing the Image Plate Set and Fimo Canes for this Giveaway.
I would also like to thank all of my followers. Without you it would just
be me, and that would not be any fun. I like having these giveaways.

Boxed Plates for the Giveaway and my Personal Set.

AND THE WINNERS for the Bundle Monster Giveaway ARE...

1 set of Bundle Monster Image Plates (BM3) - Entry #1213May G.
50x Nail Art Fimo Canes - Entry #7911cristina (.
50x Nail Art Fimo Canes - Entry #4581Abby M.
50x Nail Art Fimo Canes - Entry #3696alex

Updated! I had to pick a new winner as one of the winners did not reply on time.

My Personal Stash of Fimo Canes.

Emails have been sent to the winners and they have
two days to reply before new winners are picked.

If you did not win this Giveaway and still want the
Bundle Monster Image Plate Set you can buy them HERE: or Amazon and eBay.

And don't forget to check the Bundle Monster
Facebook Page for offers and Giveaways.

In a few days I will start a new Giveaway. So stay tuned for that. But
did you know I have a Giveaway going on right now?! Here is the link:

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

J+K Nail Polish

Look at these beauties that Joyce, the maker of J+K Nail Polish sent me.
They are absolutely gorgeous. Joyce uses a good quality base for her polishes.
They dry super fast and are easy to work with. Really great indie polishes.
The brushe in the mini bottles is just a smidgen smaller than the full size brush.

J+K - Frou Frou, Pluto and a New Polish from J+K Fall collection: Diamonte!

Diamonte has a clear base with black rombus shaped glitters and
iridescent glitters that flash mainly in blue, green, orange and pink.

I applied J+K - Diamonte over a sponged base done with
China Glaze - Unpredectable, Deviantly Daring and Emarald Fritzgerald. I applied
one coat of Orly - Polishield and one coats of Seche Vite to smooth it out.

Next J+K mini polish is called Pluto. A deep green shimmer polis, that
is opaque in 2 coats. And I believe it is from the Mysterious Mini Collection.

I did not apply any top coat on this one for the photos. And I regret
that, as the beauty of this polish really comes to life when top coat is
applied. I've had a similar green polish before, but it dried up and
got gloopy, had to toss it. So I am glad to have this one now.

J+K - Frou Frou is absolutely dreamy and enchanting. What can I say
other than I just fell in love with this polish as soon as I put it on my nails. It
has a slightly tinted, light purple base, with holographic glitters in various
sizes, light purple and silver glitters and large light blue hex glitters.

The funny thing is that purple is not my favorite color, so I started out
with it. But as soon as I was done with the manicure was like "Oh no, I
don't want to removet it". And I didn't. - Sorry Joyce for procrastinating.
But your polishes are simply too pretty to just swatch and remove.

I applied J+K - Frou Frou over OPI - Planks A Lot.
And it was the perfect light purple shade for the job.
Applied 1 coat of Orly - Polishield to smooth it out.

J+K Custom Blended Indie Nail Polish

J+K Nails Store:

J+K Nails website accepts orders outside of the US.
Yay for international shipping

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*Polishes was sent for review.
Or view it under the "Contact" tab.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gosh, I got Polish!

Gosh - (No Label), Special Edition Gosh - 612 Galaxy and Gosh - 008 Berry Me

My first GOSH nail polishes. These are great colors for fall. Using
GOSH Special Edition - 008 Berry Me and 612 Galaxy and a GOSH
polish where the lable is missing I did a Tape Manicure. Very easy polish
to work with that dries fast and has a good brush. Levels out nicely when
applied. All three polishes only needs a couple of coats to be opaque.
With the military green polish you can probably get away with one coat
on shorter nails. The berry color is not a jelly but not a creme eather.

You have probably heard of Nail Art Stencils. I was thinking that
why can't I make my own using Paper Punchers. I have three shapes,
heart, star and butterfly. I didn't feel the butterly would go with the colors.
I went with the star and heart, even thought you can probably free hand
them, as wanted to try out something new, and see if it works.

I started this manicure by painting my nails and letting them dry
completelyWith the heart- and star-tape, that I had prepared, applied
on my nails polished over the tape and waited a few seconds before I
carefully removed itI also outlined the hearts and stars with polish using
thin nail art brush. I used the tip of the heart to get a pointed corner.

GOSH - Galaxy is interesting with its blackened base
color and different color shimmers in copper, gold, purple,
fuschia and I even saw green shimmer in some lighting.

What do I think of GOSH Nail Polish?
I like them, and would definitely recommend them to others.
My only regret is that I have not tried them earlier. They are easy
to use and dry quickly. I did not have any issues when using them.

*Polishes was sent for review. See Contact Tab for Disclosure Policy.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Nail Art Competition by Joby Nail Art

(began Sept 1, 2012)
GRAND PRIZE: KOKO Magnolia Lunch Bag

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a nail pro.
 Joby Nail Art invites everyone to participate in its 

Competition Time Frame: September 1st to September 30th, 2012

Identify your submission with your name, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone.

Send your submissions to:

Joby Nail Art decals must be included in the nail design
(other mediums may also be used in the nail art design).

Submitted nail art must include all fingers of at least one hand

All entries will receive a free nail art decal. All submissions become the property
of Joby Nail Art. Some entries of nail art submissions will be showcased on Joby
Nail Art's new re-designed website (coming soon). All Nail Art submissions will
also be showcased on Joby’s Pinterest Board (1st Joby Nail Competition).

Grand prize nail art entry will be notified by
e-mail and announced on Joby Nail Art Facebook page.

Winner will be selected by Joby Nail Art Facebook Fans by popular vote.
Best nail art design winner will be announced at the end of voting.
Deadline to vote will be October 14, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Free Hand Nail Art - NOTW

Robin Moses known from YouTube posted a picture on Facebook of a tutorial
on how to do these beatiful birds sitting on a tree branch. I just had to give it a try.
But I didn't look at the tutorial I just saw the photos once and did this manicure
using the same idea. And I LOOOOOVE love love this design. I got so many
compliments and people looking at my nails and I felt so pretty with them.

Left Hand

If you want to have a go at this design you can check out

Left hand

I did this design in a rush as I had to get it done before I had to head out
the door. Didn't want to leave with naked nails. So I will for sure do this design
again, taking it slow, using the full spectrum colors and following the tutorial.
It would have been so much easier if I had looked at the tutorial first.
Somwhow I did a better job on the birds on my right hand, below.

Right hand.
Right hand

Dotting tools and brush used.

Products used: Base color is Bourjoise - Rose Lounge.
Followed that up with painting the nail tips in various colors, using brush
and dotting tool, with the following polishes: Catherine Arley - 801 and 807,
BYS - Astro Gold, Catherine Arley - 806, BK - 20, Flormar 072, BK Deluxe -33,
Essence - Glamorous Life, China Glaze - Harmony and Savina - Purple Prince.

Black details done with with BK Deluxe - 02 using dotting tools and
Edinburgh Realism Sable Brush M0. Top Coat:  Orly - Polishield.

Polishes used.

What is your favorite manicure that you have done following a tutorial?
You can post links to those tutorials and the manicure you did in the comments.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Pie won Sonoma Nail Art Polishes!

Left to Right: Mustard Fields, Wine Country Wedding, Bubble Room, Pinot Envy and Russian River.

A while ago Threads For Teens on Facebook had a Giveaway that I won.
The fabulous prize was 5 Indie Nail polishes from Sonoma Nail Art'core line.
It is the lovely Michelle that is the creator of these beatiful hand made polishes.

Mustard Fields, Wine Country Wedding, Bubble Room, Pinot Envy 

You can find Sonoma Nail Art on Facebook and the polishes you can buy from
her Etsy StoreIt's a good idea to keep an eye on the Facebook Page to get the
latest info of new creations and when the shop gets re-stocked. I happen to know
she has new Collection in the making. Also chek out her blog: Sonoma Nail Art.

Wine Country Wedding, Bubble Room, Pinot Envy, Russian River

These polishes are meant to be layered ontop of an other nail
polish. On the Sonoma Nail Art Facebook Page there are great
macro shoots of the polishes so go check them out there.

Left to Right: Mustard Fields, Wine Country Wedding, Bubble Room, Pinot Envy and Russian River.

Each of Sonoma Nail Art Polishes are insired by something in Sonoma
County. Russian River is a river that runs through most part of the county,
past farms and vineyards and eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean. 

Mustard Fields is in reference to the crops of mustard
flowers that pop up between the vineyard rows every spring.

Sonoma County is very popular place to have wedding,
so that was the inspiration for Wine Country WeddingAnd
Bubble Room and Pinot Envy are inspired by the wines made
here, sparkling wine for Bubble Room and pinot noir for Pinot Envy.

Do you own any Sonoma Nail Art polishes, or have any on your wishlist?

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