Monday, December 31, 2012

My favorite polish of 2012

As most of you know, my family decided to take a trip to Disney World right before Christmas. Well, the mani I did before we left just happened to have my 2 favorite polishes from this year. So, it's with a happy accident that this turned from a NOTD to a 2012 Favorite post.

Friday, December 28, 2012

OPI - Casino Royale

Lately, I have been drooling over the OPI Skyfall collection. I love each and every one of them and I NEED them...yes NEED...don't judge a polish-a-holic! Well, I have one. On a recent trip to ULTA I snagged the ONLY polish that was left in the Skyfall display. Slow but surely, they will ALL be mine!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rescue Beauty - Insouciant

Rescue Beauty does what is called Bring It Back (BIB). Where they will bring back some colors that had been discontinued. This time they brought back 6 beauties! I snatched up two of the BIB colors (before one of them sold out thank goodness) and also a third color but not one from BIB (right before it sold out thank goodness). This is one of the 2 I got from the BIB sale.

Comparison - OPI Meep-Meep-Meep and Essence Glamorous Life!

This is my first comparison post. As I was grabbing polishes for some reviews I noticed that two of my polishes were EXTREMELY similar. I don't know how I didn't notice it until now.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

SinfulColors - Verbena

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!! I hope you all are having a beautiful day with your loved ones! 

It's no secret, SinfulColors polishes have a tendency to become addictive! At $1.99 they are a fantastic formula and it's even better when anyone has them on sale for $0.99!! We all tend to go a little over board on them and we never feel bad about it. At least I know I don't. haha This is one of my more recent purchases from them

Monday, December 24, 2012

Cult Nails - Scandalous and Zoya - Electra

I had been eying Scandalous for quite a while and when Cult Nails had a sale several weeks back, I snatched it up...along with a couple others. It arrived around the same time as my Ornate collection arrived. I knew I had to pop them together. It started out as a jelly sandwich that went ALL sorts of wrong!!! I know I told you all I would show you the good and the bad, but it was just plain disgusting! You didn't want to see it.

NOTD - L'Oreal - VIP Status and Brit Invasion

I really only ever buy L'Oreal polishes when I happen to have coupons on me. It's not a brand I usually go to when I am looking at polishes. However, all the ones I do have have wonderful formulas and apply so well. These are the two most recent polishes by L'Oreal that I snatched up. Something about them just caught my eye and I happened to have two coupons on me. Turns out, they look beautiful together...

OPI - I Have A Herring Problem

Lately I've been loving cremes with just a hint of shimmer that helps give it some depth. That's exactly why this polish caught my eye! I couldn't wait to get it on my nails!!

Rescue Beauty - Halcyon

I jumped on the Rescue Beauty bandwagon pretty late. I had admired from afar, but the $18-$20 price tag kinda made me cringe. I'd put some in my cart, then realize I still had to talk it over with my husband and decided it wasn't worth that argument (Come on...we've all been there!). lol But then... then came Halcyon. The swatches were mesmerizing! I really just wanted to bathe in it's beauty. Then the "running low" statuses started on their Facebook page. I started panicking and finally decided to talk to my husband about it and before I knew it, Halcyon was sold out and placed gently to rest in the RIP folder. I let him know how distraught I was over this. So heart broken. So what did he do? He got on ebay and won a bottle for me. Even ended up paying double what it originally was. So, of course, if he did that, then the $18-$20 price tag wasn't so bad after all. 


NOTD - Spoiled - Checkin' Into Rehab

This week, my family and I are on vacation. Since I've been doing so many reviews on indie makers lately, you haven't seen any NOTD posts. Luckily I've been taking pics and not just letting them slide by. So while I'm gone you will see the manicures that I've done and haven't shown you over the past couple months. Because these are over a little bit of time, there are differences in the nail shapes so don't be alarmed. :o)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Julep Maven It Girl November Box

I know I'm a little late in showing you my It Girl November Maven box from Julep, but these beauties were worth waiting for! It's no secret I'm a sucker for a matte finish. Well, the November Maven box was chalk full of matte goodness! I was so giddy when they sent out the preview emails! If only I could have gotten one of everything!

Friday, December 14, 2012

LynBDesigns Ugly Sweater Party

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! What's the best way to celebrate a birthday? A PARTY!!!!!! So, let's close this Hometown Holiday collection with an Ugly Sweater Party!! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

LynBDesigns Trimmed Out Tree

Happy Thursday to all!! This next one is probably my favorite out of the five in LynBDesigns' Hometown Holiday collection. If you haven't yet decorated your tree, this will definitely put you in the mood to do so. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

LynBDesigns Snowball Fight

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I know there have been 101 red and white glitter topcoats this holiday season, but they've all be so much fun! Today's polish from LynBDesigns is no exception! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me!!!!!! - CLOSED


My birthday is December 14th, but I've decided to start my giveaway early because I love you all so darn much!!

LynBDesigns Reindeer Games

Who know there would be a soft spot in my heart for the color brown? Well, more specifically...brown glitter. There is just something about it that I can almost never pass up! Well, this has fast turned into one of my favorites from the LynBDesigns Hometown Holiday Collection. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

LynBDesigns Christmas Kitsch

Happy Monday to all!!! Today is the start of my birthday week!! My birthday is Friday the 14th! The big 3-1! I'm not thrilled about it, but it's my birthday, so the excitement Trumps the sting of getting older. Because it's my birthday week, I'm showcasing a wonderful indie company ALL week long! One new polish every day. 

The wonderful, Jenna at LynBDesigns sent me her entire "Hometown Holiday" Collection to review. Look at these adorable labels! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Trelly's M.I.S.C. Polish Dance Education

I am finally finishing up the reviews from the last giveaway. SO MANY!!! haha So, we are ending the review-a-thon with another glitter from Trelly's M.I.S.C. Polish. I know, it looks like just another basic black, white and red glitter bomb. Those were my initial thoughts when I saw the bottle. I love with my gut reaction is wrong though. Once opened up and brushed on lovingly, Dance Education came to life!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Trelly's M.I.S.C. Polish To The Moon And Back

I'm going to show you a couple beautiful glitters from Trelly's M.I.S.C. Polish. The second I saw this polish, and the name, I immediately thought of a book my husband often reads to our daughter. Then and there, I knew this polish would hold a special spot in my heart. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rockstar Nails Summer Fling

We've had a lot of red white and blue glitters lately. Today, I have an ORANGE, white and blue glitter for you! Rockstar Nails sent me this glitter packed bottle. I have to admit I was skeptical, all the shapes not usually my cup of tea, but this was done just right, it wasn't overwhelming and not too packed (even though the bottle is deceiving). 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Darling Diva Polish Just Keep Swimming

The last pretty polish I have for you from Darling Diva Polish is so much fun! This blue is enough to brighten anyone's day and keep a smile on your face. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Darling Diva Polish Witchy Woman

First post of December! Can't believe the year is almost up! Every year just seems to fly by quicker than the one before. So crazy! Since the holiday season is upon us, and everyone seems to go a little nuts this time of year, I figured this next polish was appropriate. Another first of two, Darling Diva Polish

Mr. NWP's Birthday Giveaway - Closed


Hello to all!! 

December is a big month in our household. Not only is it Christmas, but both my husband and I have birthday's this month. Mr. NWP and I were talking and we thought it would be fun to do something a little different to celebrate his birthday. His birthday is December 8th so his is the first giveaway to go live!