Thursday, February 28, 2013

GIVEAWAY! Oopsie Daisies Four Leaf Fortune

It's time for a giveaway! Prize includes one Four Leaf Fortune polish from Oopsie Daisies Nail Polish! Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day - Four Leaf Fortune is the magic at the end of a rainbow, with gold circular glitter and plenty of shamrock green glitter. A clear based polish with three types of matte green glitter, tiny metallic emerald glitter and round gold "coins"!

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Additional Rules for Saint Patrick's Day Giveaway:
1. Must be a follower.
2. Internationally Open!
3. The winner has 48 hours to reply; in the event they do not, a new winner will be chosen.
4. You can tweet the giveaway once per day to earn extra entries!

You can also SHOP NOW for other Oopsie Daisies polishes.  Christmas, Hanukkah and Festivus polishes are now on sale for $6.00!

Click HERE to view swatches of Four Leaf Fortune.
Good luck to all entrants!

Smitten Polish - Chocolate Bunny Soup

I have such a soft spot for my Smitten polishes.  I love them all, so so much.  Most definitely my favorite indie brand and Noelie is such a sweetheart as well!

I really like chocolatey brown polishes (hence why I've made a few myself!) and the circle glitter and subtle golden shimmer just make this polish so lovely.  Shown is four thin (very thin) coats - I could've done three thick ones but I wanted to build up glittery depth.  This is over Orly Bonder and sealed with Out the Door.  This is a jelly based polish with 3 types of circle glitter and a lovely shimmer.

The polish is inspired by those chocolate bunnies you see at Easter time and their candy eyes.. all melted down in polish form, too clever!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Verity Deep Violet Jelly Sandwich with Mash Silver

I so love Verity Deep Violet, so so much. It has so many possibilities!

For this manicure I started with two coats of Deep Violet, one thin coat of Mash in silver nail art glitter with one more coat of Deep Violet.  This was over Orly Bonder and sealed with Out the Door.   The silver glitter is SUUUUUPER dense, this was as thin as I could get it to apply!  It is not gloppy or anything, really a nice, unique polish.  The pictures appear a bit bumpy.. but it felt so smooth and it didn't appear bumpy to the eye; something the camera only seemed to pick up.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Oopsie Daisies Nail Polish - Moonside

I wore Moonside recently and took some new pictures of it I thought were worth sharing.

I did something a little different than the last time I wore Moonside; this is three somewhat thin coats of Moonside with two layers of top coat.  It's bit hungry, so the extra top coat layer helped smooth it out really nicely!

Above is Moonside from Earthbound, a really trippy part of the game. (Yes, Dali's Clock is an enemy!)

Moonside is a black jelly with three types of neon glitter: blue, orange and green.

Good news! I just restocked Moonside!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Liquid Sands: OPI The Impossible

Everytime a new trend comes out, I have to give at least one of them a whirl.  Crackles, magnetics.. although I never did venture into the more extreme textured nails (caviar and flocking),but this seemed interesting enough to try.  I was pleasantly, and shockingly, surprised!

I did one of those panicky UH WHICH ONE DO I GET things at Ulta. I had this one and the purple one in my hands and took forever deciding on one, but finally went for the pink one, The Impossible.  Shown is 3 coats over NailTek II base coat, no top coat.  This polish was surprisingly and unexpectedly neon, way more bright than I had anticipated.

So here is how this played out: I only needed two coats and wore that for a day.  I wanted to add an extra coat for photos, and in hopes of getting some stars which you can see I finally did.  Those were the only stars to come out, just the two - minimal fishing.  I thought wearing this would be horrible and annoying but it wasn't.

Friday, February 8, 2013

NEW Oopsie Daisies - Four Leaf Fortune

Finally figured out what's really at the end of the rainbow - nail polish!

Four Leaf Fortune is a layering polish with four types of shamrock-green glitter and full of gold coins!  The glitter is suspended in a clear base, perfect for layering over your favorite green polish.

Two coats Four Leaf Fortune over Essie Mojito Madness

Two coats Four Leaf Fortune over Essie Mojito Madness

Two coats Four Leaf Fortune over Essie Mojito Madness.
From Top: 2 coats Four Leaf Fortune over Funky Fingers Platinum Record, Essie Da Bush, China Glaze Laser Lime & China Glaze Holly-Day

Two coats Four Leaf Fortune over white, black & Essie Mojito Madness
Four Leaf Fortune is now available at the Oopsie Daisies Nail Polish store for $8.50 USD.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Oopsie Daisies Nail Polish - Unlikely Hero

I wanted to dress up my previous Ulta Blue Streak mani so I added one of my own polishes for a little liveliness!

Shown is two thin coats of Unlikely Hero over Ulta Blue Streak, sealed with Out the Door.  This manicure reminded me of pajamas for little boys, haha.  The primary colors I think did it topped with the preconceived concept of "super heroes".

Ness, from Earthbound, the inspiration for the polish, is the epitome of an Unlikely Hero!

Unlikely Hero is still available, along with the rest of the Earthbound Collection, for $8.50.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Ulta Blue Streak Swatches

Another blue creme today!  This one is actually really pretty and I think after wearing it, I don't need to get a recent released polish that comes close that I've been eying. Breaking into my untrieds was a good idea!

I did this mani a bit differently. I was wearing it for a few days and had some tipwear so what you're seeing here is three coats of Blue Streak over NailTekII and sealed with OTD, then another fresh coat of Blue Streak with no topcoat.  Formula was nice, but required three coats.

This is one of the older bottles from Ulta but the polish is still available as far as I know, just repackaged.  I bought a ton of these when they were switching over for only $2!


Just a friendly reminder: holiday polishes are still on sale for $6 - this includes Carols by Candlelight, Festivus for the Rest of Us and Keepin' It Kosher.  There are also currently some last chance polishes available from the Planetside 2 collection. Happy Shopping!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ulta Moody Blues Swatches

I can't believe this was left untried for so long. I've had it for ages, but I think having my Ulta polishes in the back of one of my Helmer drawers causes me to forget about them.

Moody Blues is a navy/dark blue/-almost- blurple creme.  Shown is two coats over NailTekII and sealed with OTD.  I'm not sure what caused the bubbling; it's been a while since I've dealt with bubbles so I wasn't even on the lookout for them.