Monday, January 31, 2011

Piggy Paint Review

Hey there Lovelies!

I know I said I'd post this Friday, but Thursday night was kinda crazy and I wasn't able to get the pictures finished.

This brand is awesome!  I love the story of how and why it was created, and the fact that it is Non-Toxic!
"Natural as Mud" is their tag line!
If it thickens, you thin it with water!

I was sent two of their polishes to review.

2 coats.
Maybe coulda used a third.

I also got their Glow in the Dark polish called "Radioactive".
Sadly I couldn't get a picture of this glowing on the nails, but I did manage to get a picture of it glowing in the bottle:
You may have to move around and get the right angle to see the glow...I could see it nice and bright on my computer at home, but it's barely showing on my work computer!

It glows so nice and bright on the nail too, it's really a shame that I couldn't get a picture of it.

I really LOVE this brand.
Word of wisdom though...dont do what I did and try to top it with regular topcoat!  As soon as the topcoat hits the polish it gets thick and bubbles like crazy as it dries!
Only thing I can sorta say negative about this polish is the fact that it's not very fast drying.  
But given the fact that it's so awesome, I can totally overlook that.
I love knowing that when the baby is born, and gets a bit bigger and starts that sucking and nibbling on fingers, that I dont have to worry about what I have on my nails!

Definitely recommend this brand, especially if you have little ones in your life!

You can purchase them HERE.

See you guys later for the big BLOG SALE!!!

The products shown in this post were sent to me in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thank Yous, A Heads Up of Whats to Come and a Nail Look!!!

Good Morning Lovelies!

I wanted to say a HUGE heartfelt thank you for all the wonderful sweet comments you all left me yesterday!
You guys are just the best!

Next, I wanted to give you guys a big heads up on what you will see here on my blog next week.
I'm having a blog sale!
I recently cleaned out my stash and have a TON of stuff I need to purge, so lookout!  
I hope to have it posted Monday!

Now, surprise surprise, a nail look!
I did this two months ago, and actually wore it when we went to visit my sister at school and tell her she was gonna be an aunt!

I sadly can't remember what I used! but I'll take a a guess and hope I'm right.

Base i know was a pink franken I made by mixing China Glaze "Rich & Famous" with Sinful "Dream On"

The dots were done using OPI "Who the Shrek are You", H&M "Bella's Choice", and the purple I am completely unsure about!  Maybe China Glaze "Spontaneous"???
I just doted the designs on using a toothpick.
I got the idea from a look I saw on Nails Mag's 365 days of nail art blog

That's it for today my dears!  
I'll be back tomorrow with a review of a very mom AND kid friendly polish brand!!!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Reason I've Been So Absent!

Hey there Lovelies!

Today I am finally gonna answer the question of why I've been so absent lately!

It is true that I have been ridiculously busy all day every day....but there is another reason.....

havn't been feeling too hot for a while now.
I've felt totally run down.
No energy at all
Just exhausted all the time.
And being perpetually wiped out has totally killed my desire to do my nails.
Most of the time I'm walking around with bare nails!  Shocking, I know!

I'm sure by now your wondering what has me so wiped out....



I'll be 17 weeks on Friday!

And I'm due July 8th!

So yeah that's my excuse!
I go home, make and eat dinner and pretty much literally pass out on the couch! LOL

I'm starting to feel alittle peppier now that I've hit the Second Trimester and hopefully I'll be back to my old nail obsessed self soon!

I do have a few things to show you and ALOT that I want to do, as soon as I get the energy!

So I hope you guys will stick with me while I try to manage it all!

I miss you guys!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Born Pretty Store Crackle Polish Review

Good Morning Lovelies!

Back again for another fun review!

Today I have some fun crackle polishes from Born Pretty Store!

I chose a few polishes to try as base coats.  On both hands I did the pinkies white, ring fingers were neon green, middle fingers were neon yellow, index fingers were bright pink and thumbs were silver chrome topped with holo glitter.
(click to make HUGE)

Black Crackle
(excuse the tipwear)
You can see the big difference coat thickness makes.  
Pinkie was 1 thin stroke, and the ring finger was a thicker coat.

Purple Crackle
I love the color on this one, however I was very disappointed that it was as translucent as it was.  
As you can see over the yellow and green it looks black :(
But it is super pretty over the white and silver, so keep that in mind if you pick this one up.

Make sure when you apply these that you wait for your base coat to dry thoroughly.
And let it finish crackling and dry completely before topping with topcoat.

I love both of these!  Just wish the Purple was as opaque as the Black is so you could wear it over a larger variety of colors, and still keep it looking that gorgeous purple color!

These, and all your nail art needs, can be purchased at Born Pretty Store!

The products featured in this post were sent to me by the Manufacturer or their PR company, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

China Glaze "Anchors Away" Review

Good Morning Lovelies.

Back again today with another fabulous collections to share with ya!
(Above 2 images courtesy of China Glaze)

A note to those following along as I grow out my nails...I've had a few low breaks that left me with no free edge.  I put on falsies so these awesome colors had enough room to really shine!

White Cap
Sheer white with gold sparkles.
So gorgeous, but my camera just didn't wanna pick up that awesome gold shine!
3 coats

Pelican Gray
Soft gray with a slight silvery shimmer
2 coats

Sea Spray
Bluish Gray with a gorgeous silvery white shimmer
2 coats

Goldish Tan with a golden shimmer
3 coats

Sunset Sail
Peachy Nude with a hint of silver shimmer
3 coats

Below Deck
Purple toned greige 
(excuse the piece of fuzz stuck in the polish on my pinkie)
2 coats

Yellow Gold shimmer
LOVE that this is more yellow than gold!
3 coats

Life Preserver
Slightly muted dusty orange
2 coats

Hey Sailor
Neutral red Creme
LOVE the name!
1 Coat!!!!!

Raspberry pink with gold and magenta sparkles
2 coats

First Mate
Bright navy blue
So pretty!
2 coats

Green creme
Reminds me of military green!
2 coats

This collection is just amazing.  I love the variety of colors and finishes.
And as much as I have always loved the formula of China Glaze polishes, this is the best I've ever seen them!
If you only get one collection this spring, get this one!!!


The products featured in this post were sent to me by the Manufacturer or their PR company, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Barielle "Holiday Hustle" Review

Good Morning Lovelies!  Did ya miss me?

I know I promised you an update as to my reason for absence, and I will get that to you.  Very soon.

But today I have something super pretty to show you!!!
 Picture from Barielle

I need to apologize not only for the tardiness of this review, but also for the quality of the photos.
When you combine the fact that i leave for work, and get back home from work in the dark, with the fact that the weather has been less than stellar for photos, this was the result.  I got tired of waiting for good sun so I just took these.

Elle's Spell
Terrible pic of a gorgeous polish!
Wine red jelly(not pink like the picture) packed with iridescent flakies!
This polish is a total winner.
2 coats.
Gelt Me To The Party
Gold Bronze Metallic. 
3 coats

Wrap Me In Ribbon
Rosey pink Metallic
Warmer than in the picture.
3 coats

Jess' Champagne Toast
Lilac Metallic with rosey pink glitter
My favorite!
Click the pic so you can see the gorgeous pink sparkles!
2 coats

Coalest Day Of The Year
Dark charcoal gray metallic with silver flecks.
So pretty!
2 coats

Snow Day
Silvery Blue metallic.
So icy and pretty
3 coats.

This was my first time using Barielle and Wow am I impressed!  
Love the formula, and the variety of colors!
Definitely recommend you check them out!


The products featured in this post were sent to me by the Manufacturer or their PR company, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.