Saturday, July 28, 2012

Indie Nail Mail Preview

Well, vacation has been very relaxing, but the second we got home we picked up my 21 month old step-son for the weekend, so it has been non-stop around here. Plus, I'm still working on my "polish station". Trying to get all my polishes on the nail sticks I bought is taking FOREVER. It seems like as soon as I get going I get new polish... I feel like I'm never going to get done! I haven't swatched in at least a week! However...I still polish my nails every other day, as always, and keep that updated on my NOTD page.
So, I will show you a preview of some of what I've gotten in the mail in the last couple of weeks:

Whimsical Ideas by Pam: Georgia Peach Fuzz, Kitty Glitter, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Seuss
Cult Nails Coco's Untamed Collection: Spontaneous, Annalicious, I Got Distracted, Deal With It, and Untamed
Twee and Honey: Golden Fairy Farts and Glittertits (how could I not get these awesomely named polishes hehe)
Cirque: Vaudeville and Ophelia
CrowsToes Murder by #'s

Enchanted Polish Disco Barbie

Well, that's all the pics I have for now. I have gotten more polishes but haven't had time to take pictures but also want to share some of them to swatch and show cause they are a bit special (not that these aren't) but I thought I'd just share what I've bought lately. Hope everyone is having a super weekend!! Glitter On!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nerd Lacquer Giveaway Winners

Well,the time has come and gone. My Nerd Lacquer Giveaway is over. The winners are:

Resolutionary- Anna M.
Carbon Allotrope- Satu H.
Gorramit- Iroshi W.
Event Horizon- Tara U.
(for those who are unable to see the rafflecopter widget, which is sometimes myself...)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for all those who entered!! I appreciate your support and please stay tuned for more upcoming giveaways. Like I've said earlier, I have been hoarding polishes and other goodies since February to giveaway. I will try to get another one going in a couple of weeks. So, please don't go anywhere.

I also have recently bought a LOT of polishes, and can't wait to get back from vacation and start swatching and sharing! I ordered the 2012 Bundle Monster plates (which I know aren't brand new), but still excited about. And some nail art and some nail art brushes (I'm not an artist by ANY means, but I thought I'd at least give it a good go...)

Anywho, I just wanted to say thank you to all you polishees and hope that I can bring more to the table, to be challenged, and to continue to give more to this wonderful community of polish lovers! Thank you and remember...Don't let anyone dull your sparkle! Glitter on!

Here's a lil something extra. It's a clip from Mad TV. Does Bon Qui Qui ring a bell to anyone?? It's a good laugh:)

"Uh...RUDE! Securatay!"

Friday, July 20, 2012

A No Internet Vacation...

Well, it's almost vacation time for me! Yay,  but I have just found out and wanted to share with those who entered the Nerd Lacquer Giveaway, which happens to end the day my vacation starts, July 23 (next Monday)...not smart on my part, but I wasn't thinking about that when I entered it all in rafflecopter. I'm so sorry. I will have NO internet connection where I'm going! It's just to the lake, but it's family time. Now, I could go to an internet cafe or I might try tethering with my cell (which I've never done before), but I'll just have to see what I can do. the worst I will have to pick winners and announce when I get back next Friday, the 27th. Please don't be mad! I thought I would have connectivity (I mean, this is 2012, right?), but alas...

However all is not lost, to those who win will get an extra little something! PLUS, I will be holding another giveaway soon! I have some polishes and things I've been hoarding away since March. So, please be patient with me and I will see what I can do!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rainbow Honey Equestria Collection

Hello polish people! So, I have been ordering indie polishes out the wazoo! I have so much to show and so little time! But, I have to work for 1 more days, then I'm FINALLY on vacation:) But, I will be out of state, so I don't know if I will even have internet connection!! Oh NOOOOs:(

I just wanted to give everyone a preview of the new Rainbow Honey Equestria Collection, which was inspired by My Little Pony's- Friendship is Magic.  I got it in today and am trying something new because I can't possibly swatch everything I get in one day. I bow down to those who are able (have time) to swtach an entire collection. Now, if I were representing the company or doing an actual requested review, then that's

I just first want to say how wonderful this polish is and I wasn't in the least bit disappointed in this collection! Rainbow Honey, which is a more high end indie brand was "born out of a love for color and a penchant for creativity." - Dee, founder and Chief Designer of the company, says she draws her inspiration from 90's video games, Japanese Festivals,, and kids' TV shows. These are her quotes on the inspiration for each polish under each picture.

 "Pinkie Promise was inspired by Pinkie Pie; A fun and shimmery pink base filled with hex and tinsel glitter in magenta, light blue, and gold - this polish calls for a party!"

"20% Cooler was inspired by Rainbow Dash; A shimmery and sheer light blue base with a veritable
rainbow of glitter that promises to make any old manicure at least 20% Cooler."

"Mare of the Moon was inspired by Princess Luna; A deep and mysterious indigo polish with a violet color shift and a sprinkling of silver moon crescents and holographic glitters."

 "A Little Kindness was inspired by Fluttershy; Rose, white, gold, and soft green glitters float in a delicate and sheer yellow base with an iridescent pink shimmer."
"The Worst Possible Thing was inspired by Rarity; A sheer layering polish, jewel encrusted just as Rarity would endorse, shimmering with opalescent flakes in purple and blue and a multitude of holographic and iridescent glitters."

"Celestia was inspired by Princess Celestia; A sheer, sky blue polish filled with bursts multichromatic shimmer and opalescent flakes, turning every color into something new."


"Hoof Wrassle was inspired by Applejack; A shimmery copper orange base studded with gold, copper, and orange hex and square glitter, and a sprinkling of iridescent and holographic glitters - this polish loves to sparkle in the sun."

"The Element of Magic was inspired by Twilight Sparkle; Several shades of purple and pink glitter, some holographic, some iridescent, and a sprinkling of fairy dust all in a shimmery purple base with a magical blue shift."
These awesome polishes are on sale at for $10 a polish or $70.00 for the whole collection- so it's like getting one for free. I can't wait to get this polish on, and I'm sure I will use these for laying and different looks. The colors are a wonderful consistency of glitter, and each nail stick has 3 coats, which made it look a little clumpy, so it might have been better to use an undie color then 2 coats. I can't choose a favorite.  Each color has it's individual interesting qualities and the people at Rainbow Honey are very talented and I can't wait to see what they come up with next!
And out of pure curiosity, since I don't really recall the specific My Little Pony's, here's a picture:


Monday, July 16, 2012

Polish Collection and Organization Update

I just wanted to give everyone an update. I haven't done posts in almost a week. I have been a busy girly this past weekend. My daughter and I went shopping to prepare for our family vaca next week. That was a disaster. I kept thinking the whole time my mom saying, "well, you're paying for your raising." My mom should've slapped me back then and made me mind and be more respectful. We did get to eat some much desired sushi and Orange Leaf, though. It's wasn't all bad. Addie just has no concept of "you can't have everything you want." Then, Sunday I cleaned (after buying a new vaccuum! ) and FINALLY rearranged my polish. I have 2 corners in our room and I have had my eye on one of them to make into my polish space, but finding the time and energy was a challenge. So, I bit the bullet and moved my stuff. I used what I had. Now that I have a space, I 'm getting an idea of what I want to do. Here are some (awful camera phone) pictures I took this morning as I walked out the door for work of what I did.
My "regular" storebrand, drugstore, etc. polishes

My "expensive", irreplaceable, indie polishes (kept away from little hands)
So, as you can (kind of ) see I have my polishes arranged in by color, kind of hidden. I hate it, but it's all I could do right now until I can an idea of how I want to arrange them. I see most people have "melmers", but I just don't want mine hidden away. Maybe when I'm in the thousands or whatever, but for just a few hundred, I want them seen. I would eventually like to get a bookshelf and put like step-racks on them to stack different levels on each shelf. When my collection gets big enough I would like to arrange them by brand then by color. Then, my little "indie" shelf that holds all my "valuables" like my Nerd Lacquer, Cult Nails, Models Own and then on the bottom are my minis. If you look on the table there are some plastic nail sticks. I got those on ebay for like $1.50 per 50, so I bought  a ton (with the expecation of drastically expanding my collection...hehe). I did the wheel, but don't like it. This way I can add by color, brand and just stick wherever I need to help keep me organized- plus I can write or use a sticker to show brand and name and add a number or whatever. I am also in the process of creating a spreadsheet to go along with this.

Top Shelf: blacks, whites, golds, silvers

Second shelf: Pink and purples

Third shelf: blues, greens, yellows and oranges
Fourth shelf: corals, reds, flakies, and glitter
Like I said, this is from my camera phone, so the pictures suck, but it's just an update of my polish collection and how I organize everything. All my other stuff like top/bottom coats, stamps, removers, cuticle and hand care, etc. are on the shelf on the desk or in the white 3 drawer plastic thing beside these polishes. I have an idea of what I need to help move things along. Now, it's just a matter of expense...hmmm. Well, I have a TON of polish I've bought online coming my way (yay!!!), so can't spend anymore on this project, but I will keep updating- and with better pictures next time!

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW YOU ALL STORE AND ORGANIZE YOUR POLISH STASH! I love going to other blogs and looking at pictures of people's creative ways they keep up with their polish.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pams and Kin Lucky Street and Collide

Well Happy Wednesday...also known as Middle-of-the-week-boring-Day.  Well, it's been so hot here and we finally got some rain. After Pizza Hut for lunch along with the rain...all I wanted to do was take a nap. Nothing special going on, just been buying polish like crazy online. I have like 5 packages- probably 15 polishes in all, along with some nail sticks so I can start to organize and make a list of my stash. I need to find a bigger place...I'm running out of room for my polish!

Well, with the rain and no sun I can't take good pictures outside so I am bringing some swatches out of the old picture vault. I bought some indies back in March and have been meaning to swatch them but just never got around to it. I finally had a chance to do so but then never posted my that's what I'm going to do now:)

Today I thought I'd show you Pams and Kin, P&K, found on etsy. I only bought one polish, Lucky Street, but she sent me a free big bottle of one of their new colors, Collide, which I also swatched.

This was her letter to me that was stuck to the outside of my bubble wrap! How sweet! This is why I love indie polish!!

I thought I would use a base that was similar to the color of the glitter. I went with Revlon Bonsai, which is a creamy shimmery kind of duochrome green and yellow. I haven't worn this color before, but I really like it. It has a very nice application and went on well with one coat. I used 2 coats of Lucky Street and Seche Vite.

Inside under desklamp without flash

Now, here is Collide, which in retrospect, I should have used a more colorful base so that you could see how beautiful this polish really is. I used SOPI Queen of Everything, which is a very silver, thin polish, but it gets the job done in one coat. This polish is really good for stamping. I love the flakies and holo glitter in Collide. It makes for a unique polish and would be an awesome polish to layer with. Thanks for sending me this polish for free! Can't get better than that!

Inside, under desklamp, no flash

 You can still get these colors plus MUCH more on her etsy shop here. What I like is she makes just more than glitter colors, and they are reasonably priced at $10 a bottle, which for most indie brands is great. Most indie polishes are going for $15-20 a bottle plus shipping. Anways, check her out and hope everyone has an awesome rest of the week! Here's a little something for you lovely readers:



Sunday, July 8, 2012

Essie Gradient Glitter Sunday

Well, this weekend is over...back to the daily grind tomorrow. That's ok...I have a vacation coming up in 2 weeks! Yay. My first paid vacation in almost 3 years! Well, I will  make this short and sweet. I always do my nails for work on Monday. I'm waiting to get my stud nail art from Cult Nails tomorrow, so I wasn't planning on doing anything but just one color, but I couldn't help myself. I have been looking on tumblr and the web this weekend and have seen so many cool ideas I had to try something simple but with a lil sompin-sompin...

This is what I used:

Essie Splash of Grenadine, NOPI Fabulous is My Middle Name, and Nina Pro Glamrock. This Essie color is one of my favortist colors and I've used probably half the bottle. I used the NOPI glitter because it's thinner and has rectangle strips mixed in with smaller different colors of glitter. I've had the Glamrock for a while and used it on Addie. It's a thick black and silver glitter. You only need one good coat of this sucker to get a full application.

 It started to rain just as I went outside to take my pictures, so I ended up getting stuck under our shed with not much light. Well, I used Seche Clear basecoat, 2 coats of Essie, then I used a thin coat of the NOPI almost up to the tip. I then used a thin coat of Glamrock and right after used another thin coat of NOPI to sprad the glitter around and kind of mix it together. I really like the strips of glitter and was my fav part of this mani. I then decided to top it off with a rhinestone and 2 thick coats of Seche Vite...voile!

Well, I wish everyone a wonderful fantabulous week! As promised, I will leave you all with a lil somthing: