Friday, May 31, 2013
Hi loves! HAPPY FRIDAY!! I have been having a hard time getting back into the swing of blogging since I've gotten back from vacation! I hope you all will forgive me though! I have a few Wingin' It Lacquers to show you and a little giveaway at the end of this post! Also so you aren't completely shocked, my stilettos are no more :( I had to make the chop! So I am starting all over and will be swatching on nubs for a while.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Hello my loves! I am back home but not quite yet back to reality today! My husband and I got back home late last night so I don't have a post for you today but I will tomorrow. However I do have a guest post for you all today! This one is brought to us by the one and only Victoria Manicurator! I must admit that when she said yes to being a guest blogger on my little corner of the nail world I did a little happy dance! I know a lot of you polish lovers have a blogger that you follow and when they follow you back you feel like you just won the lottery! That's how I felt when Victoria first followed my blog, Instagram and once again now that she has created this beautiful mani for us! Victoria always has such gorgeous swatches and she does some awesome nail art, from super simple to the more complex, I love her blog! Check out Victoria's post after the jump! ♥
Friday, May 24, 2013
Today's Guest post is brought to us by Lisa of LOZLOSA a mother daughter duo who share a passion for polish. I love that these 2 ladies have such an awesome thing to bond over! Lisa is probably one of the friendliest and genuine ladies I have ever come across in the blogging world! She is also so well worded that she can make me giggle with her humorous posts and her encouraging comments! I only wish I could spin a phrase the way Lisa can, her posts are always entertaining along with her beautiful nails! I will now turn this post over to our guest poster, I know you will just love this beautiful mani! ♥
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I'm still on vacation but today I have a guest post from my polish sister Nicole from Nicole gets Nailed! Nicole and I started out bogging adventures just 4 days apart, we've been kind of inseparable once we discovered one another! I absolutely love Nicole's designs, she is one of the best freehand nail artists I know. She was my inspiration for starting to venture into freehand nail art and to start joining challenges as well! You really should check out her blog! I think you will enjoy Nicole's post! ♥
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hi girls and boys! I am currently on vacation but I managed to gather up some guest posts to keep you all entertained while I'm away. Today's guest post is brought to you by the Amazing Kimber from Kimber's Lacquer Korner. Kimber has been a great friend to me since I joined up on her 31 Day Challenge post last year. She has really helped me make it through my many cases of blogger blues and I am ever so grateful to her for being a virtual shoulder for me to lean on! You should definitely give Kimber a follow on her blog if you already aren't, her swatches are always flawless and she does some of the best stamping ever! I strive to stamp like her one day! Check out Kimber's post after the jump! ♥
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Hey everyone! I have a lot going on right now getting ready for our trip! I have a ton of laundry to do, I have to pack and I have to get the dog to my moms. I also made a crazy decision to leave all of my polish at home and to sport naked nails during my vacation. My poor fingers have really taken a beating in the last year and I think that while my mind needs a break from the blog my fingers do too. While I'm gone I have a group of amazing bloggers that will be filling the void for me so make sure to come by for those posts!
I may be busy and I haven't painted my nails in a couple of days but I wanted to post my Try It On Tuesday! This is actually an older mani that I never had the chance to post because of my hectic swatching schedule.
With a perfect white nail polish, Zoya Purity, in hand we reached out to celebrity, editorial manicurist Sunshine Outing for her insider application secrets.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hi all! How was everyone's week? Any good plans for the weekend? I am going to be getting ready for vacation! Hubby and I are going to Louisiana next week, and I hope I will get to meet some of the guys from Duck Dynasty! I'd love that! :) I've been trying to get all of my review polishes done before I leave so I can finally get the renovations finished here at my house when I get back. Polish TBH has been in my "need to swatch" box for a couple weeks now and I have been dying to get to them!! I looooooove all of Christian's beauties and these 2 are no exception!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Happy Hump Day! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! First I want to appologize that I am super behind on the ABC Challenge, I just have had so much going on and I really wanted to get caught up on my review posts. I still have a few to do but hopefully I will be mostly finished before my trip to Louisiana next week. We were planning on leaving on Tuesday but hubby has to work Tuesday night AND my little man (my nephew) is "graduating" from preschool , I can't miss that! So if I don't have them all caught up sometime this weekend I'm going to hope for a big post to catch up, Q through T, on the next challenge day. So to move on to the review, I have 3 more Wingin' It Lacquers to show you all today! All photos are shown as 3 coats over NPB Glitter-A-Peel topped with NPB GlitterFood and SH Diamond Flash.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hello all, welcome to week 19 of Try It On Tuesday! This week I have some beauties from an Indie polish name that I was introduced to a few months ago on Instagram. I really love using IG because I have discovered so many new Indies that look really promising, now I just need the money to try them all out! LOL If you aren't following me on IG you can find me here @sassypaints2012!
All GG Couture polishes are Vegan, 5 Free and Cruelty Free. You also have the option to have your polishes scented with an all natural essential oil: Plumeria, Crisp Apple Rose and Otmeal Milk & Honey.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Happy Monday!! I hope everyone had a great weekend, I know I did! The weather has been so amazing and feels so summer like, I just love it! Summer like weather calls for beautiful summer nails, wouldn't you agree? Zoya has come out with some really amazing summer collections this year (if you haven't seen the Summer PixieDust Collection click here to see my swatches) and today I have the Irresistible collection to show you. This collection contains 6 foil metallic polishes that all have a a hint of gold flakes. Each of these had a great formula making application fairly easy. No dragging or balding and they all went on pretty smooth, with the exception of one (keep reading below) All of the photos are shown as 3 coats, unless otherwise stated, and all are topped with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash. I want to note that with the length of my nails I usually use one more coat than would be used on shorter/average length nails.
Friday, May 10, 2013
"HOPE: This is inspired by so many amazing people we met while in Mongu, by Hope Church, by the Hope Art program that employs and empowers women of the community. There were so many reasons to Hope, even in the midst of countless heart-breaking circumstances that we saw in our too short time there.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Hello my polished pretties! Today I have 2 polishes from Alanna Renee Cosmetics that were sent to me by Color4Nails! Alanna Renee is a fairly new to me Indie name, coming to us from Australia, which have until recently been kind of hard for us US girls to get our hands on. That's where Color4Nails comes in! Color4Nails carries a large variety of brands from mainstream to indie including Penelope Luz, Jade, Ludurana, Layla, DL, Glitter Gal, A England, OPI, Essie, China Glaze, Color Club and many more! I will include all ordering info at the end of this post!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Many of you may know that I am in love with Nail Pattern Boldness, some of you may also know I love using a peel off base coat for pretty much every single mani I post. So I was over the moon excited when Allison announced that she was going to be carrying a peel of base coat!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I missed last weeks Try It On Tuesday, so sorry everyone! It's been a little wacky here! I'm still trying to catch up on my reviews, but I think I finally have them under control! Anyway, I hope today's TIOT makes up for missing last week. This is the second polish from Coco Allure I have tried and I am really loving this Indie! If you missed my post on Like, Totally Pink just click this link! Its amazing!
Hello loves! Today I have a couple of beautiful shifty top coats from one of my absolute favorite Indies!
Wing Dust Collections has some of the most amazing polishes and these are no exception! Both of these are shown as 2 coats over Finger Paints Black Expressionism topped with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash. The formula for each was excellent, they flow on tho the nail smooth as silk with no pulling or dragging and dry quickly. They would both look excellent over any color but dark colors make the shift more apparent.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Second post of the night!! Whoop whoop! This post ties in with my previous post so I wanted to do them back to back. Anyway, I was doing a little bit of playing around with some stamping this weekend! I will confess, I'm not that great at it. When I first started playing around with nail art I went a little crazy and got a TON of stamping plates thinking it would be easy, man was I wrong! I probably have about 6 different white and black polishes all because I was trying to find the perfect one for stamping and I never did so I gave up. The polish has to be the right consistency for it to really transfer an image if you are a beginner. (I know some girls that are stamping pros and can use any polish and I'm just not one of those girls!) When The Born Pretty Store contacted me and asked if I would like to pick a couple of items to review I was super excited to try out their stamping polishes! I have been told that these special polishes make stamping less of a chore. I have had several girls tell me that stamping is hard for them too, so I was hoping this would be a solution to our stamping blues and I would start using some of these plates!
Hi everyone! Tonight I have a couple of new polishes from Nail Pattern Boldness to show you. These beauties are Allison's first solid colors, no glitter here! Both of them would be excellent worn on their own (as I am going to show you in this review) or as undies for glitters or a base color for nail art! I really hope to see more solid colors from NPB because I love these!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Hi all! I'm sorry I've been kind of M.I.A the past few days. Life happens and I have to deal with that first. I have a couple of glitter toppers from a brand new name in the Indie world to show you tonight! Crystal, owner and creator of Wingin' It Lacquers, had this to say about her polish:
" I started making polish because I was spending way too much money on polish, and I always had fun frankening. I decided to start from scratch and make what I like! I use a 3 free base for all of my polishes and are all hand mixed/poured by me."
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Happy humpday everyone! I planned on having this post ready and up much earlier, but since today is supposed to be the last day the sun will make an appearance in the next 4 days (at the least) I decided to take advantage and swatch a couple of polishes that required sun shine! Also my Q mani is going to be very, very late, I had something in mind but gave up on the idea. LOL
A little while back SaS Cosmetics contacted me to review a couple of their polishes. Since I always like giving new brands a try to show all of my polish loving readers, I jumped on the opportunity!