Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lippmann does it again!!!

She must be an angel, because I knew she heard my prayers when I saw this.

DeborahLippmann.com, Online sale, 20% off with any order $35 or more code name turkey20

This offer has been extended threw Wednesday December 1st, so act fast.

I know I have several colors I need to get!

1. All that jazz
2. Today was a fairy tale
3. No More Drama
 4. ....and the list goes on and on..geeze, I need help!!! :)
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Please don't spam me :(

So this will be a monthly thing, because I think its rude to "pub" your own blog in my comments, but at the same time I understand that you want to invite me to check it out, so I understand, I do, so this post is for YOU :)

If I don't follow your blog, please please please, plug it here and I will go to it...seriously.

Just please do not put a link to your blog in my comments, its like walking into someones house without knocking first....make sense??

I try to check, on a regular basis, to see if any of my followers have blogs I do not follow, but its hard to keep track :)

Cool...so plug away my friends in this comment section ONLY :) LOL:) I'd love some new blogs to follow :)

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Nfu-Oh 52....that's all!

I love Nfu-Oh just like everyone else, and when you use it in layered manicures it awesome, but what about on its own?

I decide to use a nude base and just #52 and the results were awesome, simple, gorgeous, and lovely!

1 coat of Sally Hansen "Cinnamon" and 2 coats of #52.

I used Seche Vite as my top coat because this manicure was so thick I needed to make sure it dried nicely and quickly.  Seche Vite did cause some shrinkage on my tips and around the top edge, but it dried the polish nicely.

Purple jelly with green and blue flakies...lovely!

Gorgeous, and for the record since this manicure I have done my "winter cuticle treatment" and my cuticles no longer look like I've been digging in dirt...LOL! :)

I wore this manicure for 4 days, and I dreaded taking it off, it was so pretty! :)
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Monday, November 29, 2010

My Blue Birthday Giveaway!!!!!!! CLOSED

My Birthday was on the 27th, but I was having too much fun to post this so I'm posting it now...hee hee!

Blue is my favorite color, so I decided to do an all blue giveaway!! Yippee!!!!


So here's what you get:

4 emery boards (2 blue and 2 zebra) ( I have these stashed everywhere)
1 blue sponge pumice stone (I use this everyday)
Sally Hansen "Laser" (Great dupe for DS Magic )
Sinful "Nail Junkie" (My favorite Sinful)
Sinful "See You Soon" (Great blackened teal)
Maybelline Express Finish "Jean Jacket" (The best DT find ever)
LA Color Color Craze "Wired" (Great electric blue)
LA Color Color Craze "Radiation" (Great electric teal)
LA Color Color Craze "Static Electricity" (Great blue creme)
OPI "Blue Moon Lagoon". (gorgeous baby blue holo)
Tokidoki "Qee" Keychain (These keychains come with every Tokidoki  purse I bought...I have a lot) I love Tokidoki.

Everything is new and purchased by me! :)

This giveaway is simple, if you follow me and fill out the form below, then you get 1 ENTRY!

If you already follow me, then you get 2 ENTRIES!


It ends December 14th, I'll announce the winner on December 16th, That's it!!!

Good luck and thank you to everyone who follows me and reads my blog, I really appreciate it and I love reading your comments :):)
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Zoya: Cheryl

I hesitated getting this one, because I never feel browns look good on my skin, but this one reminded me of warmed cognac or icy root beer...awesomeness!

"Cheryl" 3 coats

I topped this one with I.N.M's "Out the door", its a very good top coat, and does not cause shrinkage like Seche Vite, but lacks delivering the shine and leveling ability of "Seche Vite".

It's gorgeous, it shimmers and shines and only required 2 coats but I did 3 just in case.  I didn't buy the entire collection that this color was released in, but I grabbed 4 from this release...and I am not disappointed one bit.  

I have to say since doing the blog, I am more prone to do 3 coats than my usual 2.  I have to admit it does make a difference in most polishes, in that the 3rd coat delivers the bottle color.

I'm holding my Neosporin container cover, as I had a nasty cut on my thumb and I use this religiously on all cuts! :)

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OPI and Serena Williams a match made in nail polish heaven!

OPI & Serena Williams Join Forces forWorld-Wide Glam Slam Partnership

            OPI, the world’s leading professional nail care company, partners with tennis superstar, Serena Williams, to launch the Glam Slam collection. Timed in conjunction with the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, the Glam Slam collection will introduce two new Nail Lacquers at the start of each tournament.
            Beginning with the Australian Open, the first shades to be released under the collaboration will include Simply Smashing, a glowing green Nail Lacquer, paired with a revolutionary new product, Black Shatter. Once applied to the dried Nail Lacquer, the product begins to disappear, leaving behind a leopard print-style pattern on each nail.     
Serena Williams is an amazingly talented tennis champion and true fashion icon who is constantly raising the bar on and off the court,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “We are very excited to work with Serena to launch the Glam Slam collection of eight bold, innovative products that meet the highest level of standards set by OPI and Serena.”
Serena Williams adds, “Everyone knows that I’ve always loved fashion and design, but they might not know that I’m manic about my nails.  That’s why I’m super excited to partner with OPI to create my Glam Slam Collection.  And on top of that, I am well on my way to receiving my nail technician license.  Working with OPI is really a dream come true.”


Serena Williams is ranked World Number One in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association and has received this distinction on five separate occasions, along with being listed as sixth on the all-time greatest champions list.  Additionally, she has won two Olympic gold medals in women’s doubles and has earned 27 Grand Slam titles to date. Serena is the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously and only the fifth woman in history to do so.
The Glam Slam collection will be introduced in pairs of two complementary hues that coincide with each of the four major tournaments, beginning with the Australian Open in January 2011, and will include launches in May 2011 for the French Open, June 2011 for Wimbledon and August 2011 for the US Open. As with all OPI Nail Lacquers, the Glam Slam collection contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
The Glam Slam Collection by OPI will be available beginning January 2011, with subsequent launches in May, June and August, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer. 

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit http://www.opi.com/.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Studio M....FINALLY!

Yes I finally got my hands on "Slamming Red" and "Purple Medallion" from Studio M.

I was visiting family in the Midwest and I made a bee-line for Meijers and that's where I found them...WooHoo!

Studio M
Slamming Red
2 coats

This is 2 coats with a top coat of Seche Vite. A simply gorgeous red that leans pink and is totally slamming! 

I know many people have said that this polish was very gloppy, but mine was fine.  It is thicker than the average polish but it was very easy to manage and dried nicely.  It was still very bumpy and gritty, like most glitters, and it dried kinda matte, but nothing a coat of Seche Vite couldn't handle.

This polish glitters like no other!  It was opaque in 1 coat but I added 2 for good measure:)  It has holographic glitter and sparkles like there are literally jewels inside, gorgeous!

Studio M
Purple Medallion
2 coats

Purple Medallion is Slamming Reds cute cousin. 

This one isn't opaque in 1 coat and absolutely requires 2 coats, the base has more of a jelly -like consistency.

Now I'll warn you both are a P.I.T.A. to remove....SERIOUSLY!  I suggest that you layer both of these over a red or purple creme polish that is complimentary in color, that way removal is a ton easier :)

Both of these are awesome, and in the sunlight they are blinding!
Next time I go to visit family in the Midwest, I'm buying more for swaps...a lot more :)
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Monday, November 22, 2010

It's a fuggen ugly monday...

My weekend sucked, I had migraines off and on, missed a great birthday party for a friend and it rained....gross!

So today I have a "fuggen ugly" manicure to represent my "fuggen ugly weekend"  :) I used my new Manglaze polishes I won in a recent giveaway.

I decide to use all 3 bottles in one manicure and I am very happy with the results.

I used "Fuggen Ugly", "Mayonnaise/Mayo" and "Hot mess"

This is 2 coats of "Fuggen Ugly" and then 2 coats of "Mayo" on the ring finger.  These 2 polishes both have a very smooth and easy matte finish.

"Fuggen Ugly" is a great gunmetal grey with tiny flecks of green, blue and purple. I think this is the new "formula".  I heard that the old formula dried more matte.

"Mayonnaise/Mayo" is a super white matte polish that has a shimmer to it that makes it "snow-like", very pretty!

Then I decided to add a topcoat of Seche Vite, to really make the shimmer shine!...Gorgeous!

Then I decided to add a layer of "Hot mess" to the ring finger...

"Hot mess" dries matte, so it needed another top coat :)

Woo Hoo so pretty!....This polish is seriously hot, matte or shiny!
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Blogs and your cell phone

I am looking to SERIOUSLY upgrade from my normal phone to a smart phone of some sort. I have a firm belief in not getting anything new until "the old" breaks, so my cell phone has been acting up lately, so I am looking to upgrade...WOO HOO!

One criteria I have to have access to my firms email, so based on that I have narrowed it down between the iphone, the Blackberry, and the Droid. Do you carry either one of these?

So chime in ladies...tell me which phone do you carry and how well does it perform when you 1) check-out other blog posts, 2) post to your own blog or just tell me 3) how does it work over all??

Thank You , and happy Friday!  I'm off to see Harry Potter :);)
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

OPI DS Fantasy

I got this color in a blogger sale and I am so happy I nabbed it!

Here is OPI DS "Fantasy " 2 coats, although it was opaque in 1 coat.

Deep rich dark blue with holographic glitter. The holo isn't linear, but its GORGEOUS!

Excuse my poor cuticles, winter is finally kicking in here in Southern California and I have not started my winter cuticle treatments yet :) 

During the winter, I soak my cuticles in warm olive oil and warm water and then I wear the gloves at night with my cuticle cream at least twice a week. After I do this a couple of time, my cuticles are way better :)

Yeah, this is another DS, that I refused to take off and I kept this one on for 5 days as well, it was so pretty! :)

Oh look at my poor cuticles...YIKES! I'm soaking tonight....definitely.

Tell me....whats your winter treatment for your hands ?
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OPI DS Exclusive

3 coats of gorgeous holographic, prismatic loveliness...ENJOY!

I've been admiring all the swatches of the awesome Glitter Gal colors and the great Sally Hansen holographics at the DT and I thought, "Hey, no need to drool over those, I have some great ones here" :)

Gorgeous bright pink linear holographic goodness, no application issues, formula is fabulous...as usual!

I loved every second of wearing this color and I did not take it off for 5 whole days..I loved it! 

I heard on facebook that OPI is thinking and planning on bringing back some discontinued colors, well my vote is for ALL holographic colors to come back!

Yeah ...I said it! :)

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

O.B.A.G. Oldie But A Goodie

I have another "Oldie-But-A-Goodie" post. 

Here are two of my favorite old skool duo-chromes by Revlon  back in law school around 1997-1999 they had a line called "ZING", and I bought 2 of them.

Revlon CherryZING
2 coats

It's a beautiful bright fuchsia shimmer that flashes hot ass orange!

Straight ahead this polish just looks like a bright fuchsia, but when it turns just an inch in either direction and you get this...

BAM... or should I say ZING....I love it!!!!

It's so old, you can barely see the name Revlon :)

Revlon KhakiZING
2 coats

A gorgeous icy purple shimmer that flashes olive green.  I wore this one A LOT, because I only have 1/2 a bottle left...and get this after almost 10 years, the formula was still perfect...no thinner required! :)

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Zoya Ki and my Zoya Haul

So of course I got some new colors when Zoya had their "BOGO5" sale...and then it reminded me that I still has some Zoya's in my un-trieds from the Earth Day sale...geeze they just keep piling up :)

Zoya "Ki" 3 coats
Sally Hansen "Pedal to Metal" 3 coats with "Ki" dots (Ring)

"Ki" is a great purple duo-chrome shimmer that flashes olive green. I decided to do the ring finger in an accent color with some  "Ki"dots.  Sally Hansen "Pedal to Metal" is a lilac silver metallic, it went perfectly with "Ki".

I love this color, and it reminds me how great duo-chromes are, every little move and you get a new flash of color, awesome!

And Here is the Haul...

Crystal, Valerie, Isla, Yummy (this was the first Zoya I saw and it got me hooked to the line, but I never got it...until now) and Harlow

Karina, Cheryl, Edyta, Shawn and Yasmeen (finally got my hands on this beauty too)

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