Monday, December 19, 2011

Julep Maven Box for a Penny

Ooooohhh, girls! Have I got some exciting news! Julep is giving out Julep Maven box subscriptions with the first month for only a penny to the first 1000 to jump on the deal! I already grabbed mine; I'm excited!

If you want to grab this deal, head over to Julep using this link (I'll get referral bonuses if you do!) and hurry before the first 1000 runs out!

You can cancel your subscription at any time, so you could just get the first box for a penny just to try Julep out! I know I'm excited to try it and hope I get some awesome colors! The Style Quiz at their site helps them figure out what to send you - I got Bombshell. What did you ladies get?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Polished and Not Quite Put Together - BB Couture Giveaway - Ends 12/30/11

Check out the BB Couture Giveaway by Shally at Polished and Not Quite Put Together! She's giving away Poison Ivy, Apollo, and Tangerine Scream!

Ends December 30th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

I'm Still Thinking... - BB Couture Giveaway - Ends 12/22/11

Check out the BB Couture Giveaway by Jennafroggy at I'm Still Thinking...! She's giving away Silver Balls, Santa Baby, and Bonnie!

Ends December 22nd. Open internationally.

Enter here!

My Epic Win from Nail'd & Polish'd's Soulstice Giveaway

I won the Soulstice Nail Colour Giveaway at Nail'd & Polish'd from the lovely Cindy! I got my prize in late November - it's just taken me a little while to post!

A cute red bow that Icarus just had to play with right after I took it off. That cat is so silly!

And the winnings!

Soulstice's Fall 2011 collection - Ibiza, Telluride, Dublin, South Beach, and LA

I've never gotten Soulstice before, but I am so glad I won this giveaway so that I can try them out! I'm probably most excited about Telluride, it looks absolutely lovely and unique! I think it's great that Soulstice is a vegan and cruelty free brand along with being 3-free.

Thanks again, Cindy!

My Epic Win from Amy's Nails 50 Follower Giveaway

I won Amy's Nails 50 Follower Giveaway and got two lovely glitter frankens and a Bon Bons glitter!

Look at the cute packaging!

Because Amy didn't name these and I need to have some way to recognize them in my polish list, I'll call the black glitter Ballroom Blitz and the pink glitter Cute Cupcake (I love the glitter sandwiches and all the cupcake nails I've seen)! Yay for having frankens that are kind of dupes for Deborah Lippmann polishes - Forget You and Candy Shop! I can't afford those guys!

Thanks again, Amy!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Polish Vixen - 400 Follower Giveaway - Ends 12/29/11

Check out the 400 Follower Giveaway at Polish Vixen! She's giving away three great prizes, with one including Cult Nails Clairvoyant - WANT!

Ends December 29th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Sirena Sparklestar - Dare to Wear Crack-m-up Giveaway - Ends 12/31/11

Check out the Dare to Wear Crack-m-up Giveaway at Sirena Sparklestar's blog! She's giving away two crackle-filled prizes!

Ends December 31st. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Polish Vixen - 300 Follower Giveaway - Ends 12/14/11

Check out the 300 Follower Giveaway at Polish Vixen! She's giving away three great prizes!

Ends December 14th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Friday, December 9, 2011

New to Me Nail Blogs! [Volume 1]

I love looking at nail art and swatches just as much as any other lacquerista out there, and I certainly love finding new nail blogs to add to my Google Reader to drool over when I'm lounging around. :D

Here are a couple that I've found or been introduced to recently! (And added to my blogroll, of course!)

Manicure Addict - I've never seen another nail blogger so close to me! Katherine is just a skip, hop, and a jump away from me over in Greenville! She did some awesome Boo nails from Super Mario here for her 31 Day Challenge.
Art Evolve - Ashesela's sister did some awesome TARDIS nail art here. I am a huge fan of Doctor Who, so I automatically get googly-eyed whenever I see some Doctor-related nail art. Fun!
Pretty Digits - I don't think I've ever seen Fair Isle patterns used for nail art before, but Anna pulled it off amazingly here!
Polish Chest - Danny is studying biology (Another bio polish junkie like me? Who knew!) and philosophy over in Germany! What fun! Her first stamping experience is posted over here!
The Lacquer Factor - She has a bunch of great OPI manis, and she did a cute mani here with flakies over OPI - Meep-Meep-Meep!

These ladies have great skills - and I'm going to bet a lot of patience - to do these great designs! Now I'm just dying to do some nail art inspired by some of my favorite things - video games, the Doctor, maybe even some penguins for the holiday season! Penguins are the BEST! :D

If you have a nail blog or other cosmetics blog that's not over on my blogroll, or one that you just want to share with me, leave a link in the comments! I love getting new reading material! (Even though I'm a little short on time to read them nowadays, I always love looking!)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holly and Polish - 200 Follower Giveaway - Ends 12/15/11

Check out the 200 Follower Giveaway at Holly and Polish! She's giving away two great prizes!

Ends December 15th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Manicure Addict - 1 Year Blogaversary Giveaway - Ends 12/4/11

Check out the Manicure Addict's One Year Blogaversary Giveaway! She's giving away a ton of great prizes!

Ends December 4th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Polish Haul! And New Bottles for Sally Hansen Diamond Strength!

Look at these beauties I picked up recently from my local Walgreen's!

Polishes from the Wet n Wild Ice Baby collection:
Believe Me, It's Real
Cost Is No Issue
It's All In The Cut
Back Alley Deals

I was totally lusting for the Ice Baby collection, and I actually picked these up during two separate trips, getting BMIR and BAR on the first trip and CINI and IAITC on the second trip. You'll likely see Believe Me, It's Real as my blue polish for the challenge, so stay tuned!

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength:
Rosy Future
Save the Date
Black Diamond

Sinful Colors:
Forget Now

Walgreen's was having a sale on all of the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength polishes, so I thought I would pick up a few because I didn't have any. I mean, look at this display! (cell phone pic)

The sale tickets said the polishes would be on sale until May 2012 - and I've heard about the new Sally Hansen Gem Crush collection not being limited edition, so maybe we'll see it in the full display sometime (I know they haven't shown up at my Wags yet, but they're being advertised on the Christmas trees).

But - after doing a little bit of research - I saw that Sally Hansen is likely just changing the Diamond Strength display to add new colors that come in... NEW BOTTLES! It's a cool change up for Diamond Strength. If you'd like to go check the new bottles out, Shake Up Your Makeup has a post and picture of the new display here.

Until next time - happy painting!

TheVEROblog - 2011 Holiday Giveaway - Ends 12/17/11

Check out the Holiday Giveaway at TheVEROblog! She's giving away Wet n Wild Fast Dry polishes and more!

Ends December 17th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

The Giveaway Lifestyle - 300 Follower Giveaway - Ends 12/10/11

Check out the 300 Follower Giveaway at The Giveaway Lifestyle! Shes' giving away China Glaze and Barielle!

Ends December 10th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

The Giveaway Lifestyle - Merry Christmas Giveaway - Ends 12/8/11

Check out the Merry Christmas Giveaway at The Giveaway Lifestyle! Shes' giving away two sets of Sinful Colors polishes!

Ends December 8th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

The Giveaway Lifestyle - 200 Follower Giveaway - Ends 11/30/11

Check out the 200 Follower Giveaway at The Giveaway Lifestyle! Shes' giving away Sinful Colors and Barielle!

Ends November 30th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Amy's Nails - 50 Follower Giveaway - Ends 11/30/11

Check out the 50 Follower Giveaway at Amy's Nails! She's gotten up to 98 followers now and she's giving away some Sinful Colors, Bon Bons, and frankens!

Ends November 30th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Lucy's Stash - 1,500 Followers Giveaway - Ends 1/1/12

Check out the 1,500 Follower Giveaway at Lucy's Stash! She's giving away five polishes from the OPI Muppets Collection!

Ends January 1st. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nailed to the T - 300 AND 400 Follower Giveaways - End 12/3/11 and 12/10/11

Check out Nailed to the T's 300 and 400 Follower giveaways! She's giving away some awesome stuff!

300 Follower Giveaway - Ends December 3 - Enter here!

400 Follower Giveaway - Ends December 10 - Enter here!

And her 400 Follower Giveaway has a wonderful way to get extra entries - by donating to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! I think it's great that she has added this!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 4: Green - China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle (and my new love - Poshe!)

Gahhhhh, it is taking me forever to do this challenge. I'm sorry I'm so slow at posting mani pictures, guys. You've probably noticed a bit of a change in my posting. I have started posting giveaways to share them so that everyone can try to get some fun new polishes. I like to share these, but it's also because of time constraints I've had recently. My schedule at work really isn't conducive to allow for me to have time to paint my nails. I only really get time Tuesday or Thursday mornings, and I can't paint them at night when Will is home because he hates the smell (and it's about to get too cold outside to go out there). Bah. So more giveaway posts and I will try my hardest to get mani's out every week. There is one more thing that may help me out with that though... Poshe Topcoat! More on that below!

But for now - here is the beautiful Emerald Sparkle by China Glaze for my day 4 green in the 31 Day Challenge! I am seriously loving this polish, and got soooo many compliments on it at work Monday! It's a lovely deep emerald green glitter. 

For this manicure, I used a basecoat of Borghese Brilliante, three coats of Emerald Sparkle, and one amazing coat of Poshe Topcoat. The Poshe is absolutely brilliant! This is a definite improvement over the Borghese topcoat that bubbled everything. Poshe left my mani shining and rock hard extremely quickly. It was so dry that when I took a nap 30 minutes after applying it, I had absolutely no signs of dents from my sheets. I have not used a fast-drying topcoat before, but I can say that this one was definitely worth the price for its convenience. Now I don't have to sit around all day waiting on my mani to completely dry; I can go about my day as I normally would. 

These pictures were all taken on day two of me wearing it, including a shift of serving at Outback. Now you tell me that Poshe isn't a damn good topcoat. I've been converted! All hail Poshe! So, I think that Poshe will help me in posting pictures more often because painting my nails won't be such a huge inconvenience anymore! Yay!


Alright, now some extra sparkle spam! Woohoo! Click for zoomed-in sparkly-ness!

It just shines in the sunlight, and really is a great polish for festive manicures. I'm sure it will stick around through Thanksgiving for me - when we go to see Will's family. I even made truffles to bring along. Fun stuff!

I hope you enjoyed the mani! Until next time!

Katie's Stuff... - 111 Follower Giveaway - Ends 12/9/11

Check out the 111 Follower Giveaway at Katie's Stuff! She's giving away Golden Rose and Essence polishes and some nail foils/patches!

Ends December 9th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Lacquered Lover - Mattese Elite Giveaway - Ends around 12/7/11

Check out Lacquered Lover and Ricky's Mattese Elite Giveaway! She's giving away some amazing Mattese polishes! I would love to try these out!

Ends December 7th (I think. The only deadline showing is the "__ days left" in the Rafflecopter widget.).

Open to US only.

Enter here!

The Polished Panda - 30 Follower Giveaway - Ends 11/30/11

Check out The Polished Panda's 30 Follower Giveaway! She's giving away three holiday Finger Paints polishes, Beyond Relief lotion, and a cute clutch wallet!

Ends November 30th. Open to US only.

Enter here!

Imperfectly Painted - Happy Holidays Giveaway - Ends 12/1/11

Check out Fashion Polish's One Million Pageviews - Week Three Giveaway! She's giving away two holiday themed prize packs!

Ends December 1st. Open to US only.

Enter here!

Fashion Polish - One Million Pageviews Giveaway Week Three - Ends 12/11/11

Check out Fashion Polish's One Million Pageviews - Week Three Giveaway! She's giving away a ton of beautiful franken polishes!

Ends December 11th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Fashion Polish - One Million Pageviews Giveaway Week 2 - Ends 12/11/11

Check out Fashion Polish's One Million Pageviews - Week Two Giveaway! She's giving away a ton of effects polishes!

Ends December 11th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Her Week One giveaway is here featuring a lot of beautiful Kiko polishes - and it also ends December 11th!

Lacquered Lover - 1000 Follower Giveaway - Ends 11/28/11

Check out Lacquered Lover's 1000 Follower Giveaway! She's giving away a lot of polish from new collections, including OPI and China Glaze!

Ends November 28th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Deuce Beauties - 1300 Follower Giveaway - Ends 11/27/11

Check out the Deuce Beauties' 1300 Follower Giveaway! She's giving OPI Muppets Glitters and Simply Moi to 4 winners!

Ends November 27th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Dr.'s Remedy Promotion - Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Dr.'s Remedy is having a Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale! Their polishes are $14 each (normally $17) with free shipping! The promotion runs from November 25th to the 28th. Let me know if you get something!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tin Roof Nails - Slaying The Lemming Giveaway - Ends 11/27/11

Check out the Wet n Wild Behind Closed Doors Giveaway over at Tin Roof Nails!

Ends November 27th. Open to US and Canada.

Enter here!

My Nail Obsession - A Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway - Ends 11/24/11

Check out My Nail Obsession's A Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway! She's giving away a mani/pedi kit, a nail art striper, glitter and rhinestones, and Sally Hansen chrome pens!

Ends November 24th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Butter London Promotion - Friends & Family Celebration

Butter London is having their Friends & Family Celebration promotion now through November 23rd!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

omgnoodles - One Year Giveaway - Ends 11/23/11

Check out omgnoodles' One Year Giveaway! She's giving away some cute Hello Kitty toys, nail dotting tools, nail stickers, and more!

Ends November 23rd. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Miss L - First Mini Giveaway - Ends 11/26/11

Check out the OPI Mini's Giveaway by Miss L! She's giving away four mini's from the OPI Designer Series!

Ends November 26th. Open internationally.

Enter here!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Makeup Zombie - Nerd Lacquer Giveaway - Ends 11/21/11

Check out the Nerd Lacquer Giveaway over at Makeup Zombie! She's giving away one String Theory Nerd Lacquer polish of choice!

Ends November 21st. US only.

Enter here.

Fashion Footing - The Mini's Giveaway - Ends 11/28/11

Check out the Mini's Giveaway over at Fashion Footing! She's giving away Nicole by OPI Mini's, Orly polish, and some other fun stuff!

Ends November 28th. US only.

Enter here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Giveaway Winners!!!

Hello all! I hope you're all having a lovely day - I know it feels great here in SC! On to the main event, the naming of the winners of the Starlight Radiance Grand Opening Giveaway! The winners have been sent an email notifying them of the win and have 48 hours to get back to me with their addresses, or I will pick new winners. 

The winners are... *drumroll please*

Heather Sigmon at Aunt Heathee's Thoughts! Lucky number 42 and winner of Prize #2 featuring the Passion Necklace!
One funny thing about - it tried to make Heather win twice! 
The first number drawn was 42, and then 45. 
Silly - one prize per winner!

And our lucky second winner is... 

Jennafroggy! Winner of Prize #1 featuring the Chameleon Necklace!
And both of these lovely lades won their first choice prize! How about that?

Thanks everyone for participating! I hope you had as much fun as I did (aside from validating all the entries). I'll see you again soon for my next 31 Day Challenge manicure - GREEN! Until then, happy painting!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Zoya Free Shipping and Remove + with Purchase of Two Polishes

Hi everyone! I just thought I would share a promotion that I saw on Reddit Lacqueristas while you're waiting on me to draw the giveaway winners! Zoya is offering free shipping and a 2 oz. bottle of Remove + when you buy two bottles of polish; plus you get a $5 coupon for your next order. Just use the code ZOYA4ME. This will be great for Christmas! The offer expires on January 1, 2012.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Starlight Radiance's Grand Opening Giveaway (CLOSED)

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Starlight Radiance's Grand Opening Giveaway! As you all know, I am in love with nail polish! But what I've been planning on sharing with everyone recently is that I have started a new hobby making jewelry that combines my love for nail polish! I decided to open up a Starlight Radiance shop on Facebook where I can sell necklaces made with some of my favorite polishes (now I finally have an outlet for my creativity needs)! So, to get the word out there, I thought that a Grand Opening giveaway would be a wonderful idea!

These two necklaces are the Chameleon Necklace, made with Nubar - 2010 and Pure Ice - Black Rage, and the Passion Necklace, made with Zoya - Sarah. (I love that this polish shares my name - it is so beautiful!)

Look at how beautiful they are! As many of you know with Nubar - 2010, it shifts color from a striking orange to greens and sometimes blues.

There will be two winners! Now check out the rest of the goodies that go along with the necklaces! All cosmetics are brand new, never used. The Kiss products in this giveaway are a few that I received from their Fall Into Kiss giveaway that I wanted to share with some of my readers, and The Color Workshop products are all ones that I bought by me.

Prize #1

Prize #1 includes the Chameleon Necklace, Kiss Brush On Lip Gloss in Lust, The Color Workshop Eye Pencil in Brown, Kiss Striper Polish in Pearl Black, Kiss flower nail art stickers, The Color Workshop Lip Gloss and Blush Palette, and Kiss Everlasting French Petites Glue On nails.

Prize #2

Prize #2 includes the Passion Necklace, Kiss Brush On Lip Gloss in Cherry Burst, The Color Workshop Eye Pencil in Black, Kiss Striper Polish in Rock Star, Kiss flower nail art stickers, The Color Workshop Lip Gloss and Blush Palette, and Kiss Stick On French Manicure nails.

Starlight Radiance's Grand Opening Giveaway

The giveaway ends November 11, 2011 at 11:11pm EST (11/11/11, 11:11). Fill out the form below to enter! (I couldn't help myself, it seemed like an awesome day to choose!)
Open to US residents only. (Just because this is my first giveaway, I don't want to have to worry about international shipping. I will have international giveaways in the future!)
The winners will be picked using
Winners will have 48 hours to get back to me once I have notified them. If they do not respond by that time, I will choose new winners.

Mandatory Entries (these give you 2 entries)
Be a follower on GFC - New followers are welcome; just click "Join this site" under followers on the right.
Give me your email address - so that I can contact you.
Like Starlight Radiance on Facebook - because I am celebrating the grand opening of my store, after all!

Extra Entries
Write on the Starlight Radiance Facebook wall saying which necklace you like the most (+3)
Reblog this giveaway (+2) (can be in your sidebar, an overall giveaway post, or a dedicated post)
Post this giveaway on Facebook (+1) (this needs to be public so I can check it)
Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter (+1)
Add Starlight Radiance to your blogroll (+1)
Leave a comment on one of my other blog posts (+1)

This leaves a total of 11 entries per person if you want to complete all the entries! The giveaway ends 11/11/11 at 11:11 pm EST. Good luck and thanks for joining me!