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 random.org - it tried to make Heather win twice! 
The first number drawn was 42, and then 45. 
Silly random.org - 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.