18 September 2014

Nail Polish Blogger Connection Giveaway

Good evening!! Hope everyone is doing well!! Just a couple more days until the weekend!! ;)

Bloggers from the Nail Polish Blogger Connection Facebook group have teamed together to bring you an awesome giveaway!! There will be 3 winners! Each prize is a $40 gift card to Llarowe, Sally Magpies, or Harlow & Co!! :D Giveaway is open internationally and you must be 18+ to enter! Prizes will be given out by Lacquer or Leave Her. Winners will have 48 hours to respond! Giveway ends on September 30th. Check below for the Rafflecopter widget and let it load fully!! Good luck!! :D 

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Also, don't forget to enter the Hobby Polish Bloggers Facebook Giveaway I'm also participating in! :) Hopefully I'll be able to get some photos edited before the weekend and start posting more!! Have a great night!!

17 September 2014

Reverie Nail Lacquer Fall 2014 - Partial Swatch and Review

Press Sample

Hey all!! I was hoping to have this up Sunday, but somehow the weekend got away from me!

I was fortunate enough to be chosen to review a couple of polishes from Reverie Nail Lacquer's Fall Collection (formerly Two Gypsies Nail Lacquer). Both polishes I received are absolutely gorgeous!! I was in love as soon as I pulled them out of the package <3 I also received a cuticle balm that's cranberry scented!

Dog Days is a pale blue jelly with blue and yellow hex glitters in various sizes, as well as iridescent hex glitters.

Shown is 3 coats and top coated with Ellagee Glass. Application was amazing for something filled to the brim with glitters. I did have to fish for the larger hex glitters, but a lot of them were easy to get out. Dog Days usually refers to the hot period between August and September and this is definitely fitting! This will be perfect for spring, my second favorite season (fall being my first!)

And, for me, the star of the show! Nightfall.. there are just no words to describe how lovely this polish is. It was love at first swipe! Nightfall is a dusty sable-lilac with teal micro glitters and a beautiful holo shimmer running throughout it. Shown is 3 coats and top coated with Ellagee Glass.

Look at her glow!! There really are no words to describe how beautiful this polish is! I can't even accurately describe the base color.. is it purple? Is it brown? Raisin?

Blurred to show the teal micro glitters!

Ughhhh.. this is just too gorgeous! I've been wearing this since Sunday night, that's how much I love this polish!!

And some fun macro shots for your viewing pleasure ;)

I don't have a review of the cuticle balm since I really haven't had a chance to test it out, but I did want to share some quick thoughts about it! I absolutely love the scent.. it's not overpowering, but the scent does linger, which I personally like. I could smell the cranberry scent as soon as I took off the protective wrapper. It smells so yummy I  want to eat it! The cuticle balms come in a twist-up type tube that lip balms usually come in. I find it really convenient since I like to put my cuticle stuff in my smock pocket for work, and these take up less space in my pocket. There are several scents available, as well as unscented.

The fall collection of polishes will be available to order on Reverie Nail Lacquer's shop on September 27th. All polishes are 3-free and cruelty free. Be sure to like them on Facebook to keep with news, current and future collections! Also, don't forget to follow them on Instagram!

Have you tried Reverie Nail Lacquer? Let me know what you think!!

Hobby Polish Bloggers Facebook Giveaway

Hey guys!! Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm and dry! It's been chilly and rainy here in Central Illinois. Fall is my favorite season, but I'm not a fan of the rain! On a side note, I think I finally figured out a way to blog and watch TV from my laptop at the same time! ;)

In other news, it's giveaway time!! The Hobby Polish Bloggers is back again with another awesome giveaway!! The giveaway is open internationally to those 18+ ~ there will be 3 winners! 1st prize is $165 via PayPal, 2nd prize is $90 via PayPal, and 3rd Prize is $75 via PayPal! :D Giveaway runs from September 17th to September 30th. Please stop by all of the sponsors' blogs and thank them for an awesome giveaway!! Rafflecopter widget will be at the end of this post. Please let the widget load fully and read the ToS! Good luck!! :D

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04 September 2014

NOTD - Nail Pattern Boldness Hello Sweetie and Stamping

Hi guys!! It's been forever since I've been able/wanting to blog! I'm slowly getting back into loving nail polish and wanting to paint my nails. Tuesday night, I decided to actually sit down and do some kind of nail art. I can tell I've been out of the nail polish game for awhile because everything I tried was a huge flop!! This time, I was determined to get it right!

I used Nail Pattern Boldness Hello Sweetie for my base polish, which is one of my most absolute favorite Doctor Who nail polishes, and makes me so ready for fall!! I stamped using Pueen SE04B and Essie Penny Talk and mattified it with Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love. For whatever reason, the polish doesn't look matte, but I promise you, it is!! I was trying to go for an autumnal flower-y look :P

Nail Pattern Boldness Hello Sweetie and Stamping With Pueen SE04B

Jelly polishes and I don't get along!! My polish shrank as soon as I top coated it :( Regardless, I still love this and stamping over glitter-based polishes is one of my favorite things to do :D

Nail Pattern Boldness Hello Sweetie and Stamping With Pueen SE04B

Have you tried the new Pueen Special Encore plates yet?

Hope to see you guys next time!!