Monday, August 29, 2011

Butter London Promotion: FREE Royal Navy

Hi everyone! Before I post my Day 1 manicure for the 31 Day Challenge, I'd like to share a promotion with you guys that I saw over at Nouveau Cheap for Butter London that ends this Wednesday, August 31st. They are giving away a free bottle of Royal Navy polish with any purchase! I would definitely love to grab one up for myself and get Royal Blue to try out Butter London, but I'm a bit strapped for cash right now. Alas... I hope that some of you can use this promotion if planning on getting something from Butter London! The code is ROYALAUTUMN.


If you want to, go have fun getting your free Royal Navy from Butter London!!! Happy polishing!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

31 Day Challenge

Gooood morning! This is probably the first time in a looong while that I actually got up on my own without an alarm this early (at about 7:30). Whew. I usually sleep in till about 10 or 11 each morning, and this is a nice little change. I hope it will keep up!

What I have today is something I've been seeing spread around the nailosphere that looks like fun. A 31 Day Nail Challenge! Except I'll be doing it at my own pace like I've seen that Wacky Laki and Polish this! are doing. I'm not much for changing my nails every day, but hopefully this will really help me work toward getting through just a few of the polishes in my stash. On to the challenge!


RULES:

  • Reblog this post if you’re gonna accept this challenge

  • One post per day

  • If you miss one, pick it up the next day

  • Post a picture of each mani

  • It would be nice if you listed/linked to what polishes you used

  • For the inspiration prompts, SHOW US YOUR INSPIRATION/SHARE LINKS

  • BE CREATIVE

  • TRY NEW THINGS

  • HAVE FUN!!!


NOTE: Don’t want a new look every day? Go at your own pace! The big goal is to get through all 31 manicures… and notice how your skills grow!

If anyone would like to join, just let me know so I can check out your challenge nails too!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My First Blog Birthday! And My First Crackle Polish!

What about that? My blog's First Birthday was this past Saturday! I was having a blast at Carowinds that day so didn't get to post until now. I've been working on my med school application and have started a nice little serving job at a restaurant while still looking for another job applicable to my degree, so I've been pretty busy. I haven't painted my nails in what feels like FOREVER, but I still love to! For the past few days I had on a nice green foil from Petites called Utopia, and it was wonderful. At first when I got it, I thought it was a green glitter, but I don't think I have many foils so yay for me!!!



And recently I purchased my first crackle (OMG!) - Vintage Violet by Sally Hansen. I checked the brush while I was in the store and it seemed fine, but when I brought it home, it looked uber wonky, which I think contributed to making super thick coats when I put it on. With this being my first crackle, I guess I need to get a little more experience with it in getting an even, not so thick coat. I may end up returning it, but all the stores I've been to have been out of all the other colors except blue. I may just have to deal with the brush.


I'm pretty much loving this crackle, I just need to make it crackle a bit more, although I do like the gigantic cracks down the middle of my pinky and ring fingers. Yay for crackles from my perspective, even if some of you may be tired of them by now, I just got my hands on one! :D

I hope you enjoyed my first adventures into crackle polish! Happy Painting!