Three year Blogiversary


I can’t even believe it! I started this blog with just shy of 100 polishes, three years ago January 29th. I have grown to well over 500 and a overwhelmlingly amount of overloaded shelves. I have met so many other amazing and polish addiction enabler bloggers, some of which I have become super close with. ❤

In honor of my Anniversary I have decided to do a giveaway!

Did you hear about the amazing deal of KB Shimmers that E! is hosting right now? If you haven’t or didn’t get to snag this yet, here is your chance!

I am giving away this set of full-sized KB Shimmers which includes: Ice Queen, Low & Be Bold, Urban Camo, Falling for Hue, Let’s Not Coral, and Sweet Wave. The link above shows the swatches of these gorgeous colors.


In the past I have always opened this up to International followers however unfortunately to the rise in Shipping costs this giveaway will be US only. I’m sorry girls!

Click the Rafflecopter below to enter now for your chance to win the above set. Winner chosen Friday February 6th. See below for rules.


  • Giveaway starts now and ends in two weeks on Friday February 6th @ 12A EST.
  • Winners have 24 hours once notified to provide the your address or another will be chosen.
  • Giveaway prizes will be shipped out Saturday, February 7th.
  • All Entries will be checked, please no cheating, not fair to others and wastes my time checking! 😦
  • ONE winners will be chosen for all 6 colors, one set.
  • Giveaway open to US only
  • Open to Mae’s Beauty followers only
  • Must be 18 years or older

Pink of Hearts

OPI is back at it with their 8th Annual limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness duo in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

This years set includes a pink entitled Mod About You and this gorgeous pink cream jelly with various pink and white glitters suspended in it entitled The Power of Pink. The pink jelly can be worn on it’s own (takes about 2-3 coats to be opaque) or over-top Mod About You. The set comes with a pink glitter nail file with a breast cancer charm. This year OPI will donate $25,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (US) and $5000 to Rethink Breast Cancer (Canada) in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


The Set retails for $16.95 but you are in luck! I have a set to giveaway!

First check out my swatches of these beauties. I did two coats of Mod About you on my ring finger for accent and I stamped Orly’s Miss Conduct using my ribbon stamp. I did two coats of The Power of pink on the rest of my nails.


This giveaway is  a Rafflecopter giveaway **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

Open to Mae’s Beauty followers only.

Must be 18 years or older. Open Internationally.

Giveaway starts now and Ends Friday November 24th at 12Noon EST prize will be mailed out Saturday 25th.


The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014

I was invited by Nail Polish Canada to nominate a polish for their Great Polish Giveaway of 2014. NPC has partnered with Cirque Colors, NCLA, & Picture Polish to host the biggest giveaway ever. As more bloggers participate, the lot of polishes grows and grows! One winner will take home up to 200 nail polishes from over 10 brands!

I added Cirque’s Lichen



For swatches of this, click the picture to be brought to The Fancy Side.

For more details on the giveaway, click here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway <<- Click here to Enter through Mae’s Beauty

-Open to US and Canada only

-You can enter through my link, through any other contributing bloggers links, in addition to NPC’s links.

-One winner wins the whole prized lot!

-All bloggers even if they nominated a color may also enter through the above methods.




Stamping Saturday – Bejewled Tiger

I absolutely love this MoYou stamp, I am using it again. I used it a few weeks ago when The Lacquer Ring brought you our first collab post and I did my orange nails . This is two coats of Cirque’s Bejeweled which I absolutely LOVE and I stamped China Glaze’s Liquid Leather with the stamp overtop. I love how the holo shows through it.


That’s all I have today, quick post!

Don’t forget to check out the other girls that have joined us for Stamping Saturday!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

And don’t forget to check out my blog sale!


Giveaway Alert

Do you remember back in May when I did the NAILMATES review? If you haven’t seen it, you can see it here. Well.. the company sent me 3 sets to giveaway to three lucky ladies 🙂



  • Each prize includes ONE NAILMATES kit that includes includes 10 reusable NAILMate caps, 20 removal pads, 1 nail file. Along with ONE pack of 30 refill
  • The giveaway starts at 11A on Monday June 30th and will last until July 16th at 11A EST
  • There will be THREE winners chosen, one for each prize set
  • Giveaway open Internationally
  • You MUST be a follower of Mae’s Beauty either via BlogLovin’, email, or WordPress
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Be sure to come back daily some of the entries can be done on a daily basis for more entries
  • Click the Rafflecopter below to enter 

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NOTD 179 – Featured Color Friday – Icey Duo

Happy Friday and Happy Holidays (just in case I am not able to post again for a while with the upcoming craziness) 🙂

As I said in my last post, I picked up Butter London’s Double Take Ice Duo at Ulta the other day. It’s … amazing! I absolutely loved the formula of both of my first ever Butter’s. The blue is just as stunning as I’d hope it’d be from the looking at it in the bottle. and I actually like the glass shardy ice topper and I wasn’t sure I would.

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This is the website’s description: Opaque, navy shimmer. A twist on the traditional style of dress in British private schools.

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Here is a close up of the shard topper

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I am totally in love with my new blue and topper… Although as I said in my last post, due to the price this will probably be my only Butter’s unless I can find another amazing sale!

A very merry unbirthday to me! Don’t forget, I also picked up the Double Take Fire Duo and it’s up for grabs right now for my Birthday Giveaway #1! ***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***


Alright guys, as I said just in case I can’t post until after Christmas, Have a Happy Holiday (I will post my Christmas manis’ after in one post) and of course

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Birthday Giveaway #1 **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

Hey guys!

So I got a coupon in my email today for Ulta and I needed more of my UD mascara… I went to go get that and bought myself a little Birthday present! I own a lot of polish but I always try to go to the places that I know I can get them for the best prices. I don’t want to be spending 14+ dollars per polish, I can’t justify it. So this is why to this day I still don’t own any Butter Londons…. Until today! The two pack gift sets were on sale, plus I had an amazing coupon, that for once, didn’t exclude Butter London! I bought myself the Double Take Ice Duo! 🙂 and I have one to giveaway to you 🙂

Soooo… for one of you lucky ladies, I have the Double Take Fire Duo.


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To Enter: You MUST be a Mae’s Beauty Follower either via Bloglovin’ or via email. ( I do check all of the entries ) 🙂

You must be 18 or older

Open Internationally


Don’t forget about the **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

Hey guys, the Winter Nail care giveaway exclusive to Mae’s Beauty Followers is coming to a close this weekend. Don’t forget to enter!! Open Internationally!

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Lastly, don’t forget to also vote for my nails for me (or whomever you thinks is the best) For Nail Polish Canada’s Week 2 ‘Holiday Decorations’. Click on the picture below to be taken to NPC’s page to enter. Type your name, your email, and the drop down for Mae’s Beauty. Voting Ends Sunday December 8th

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NOTD 176 – Featured Color Saturday – Absolute Glitter

Happy Saturday guys! Sorry my Featured Color is late, I was a very busy girl shopping yesterday and was just too beat! We went out Thursday Evening for Round 1 at 6PM, then Round 2 at 8PM and then Round three Friday morning at 6AM. Whew!

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and if you went shopping, got some nice deals!

I have for you another one of my I Love Nail Polish pretties, I give you Absolute Zero paired with Morgan Taylor Fame Game

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Absolute Zero is a deep navy with amazing glitter undertones. I love this color so much. Then Fame Game is so blinged out, love this too!

Before I go, don’t forget to vote for me please VOTING ENDS SUNDAY DEC 1st Type your name, your email and click the drop down for me (hopefully I’m your favorite) 🙂

Also, don’t forget to enter my Winter nail care giveaway! **GIVEAWAY CLOSED** Thank you entrants

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Winter Nail/cuticle care

A while back I had done a post about OPI Nail Envy and still to this day, I am absolutely in love with it. It has done wonders for my nails! As you know, my sister came to visit last week and I used it on her nails. A week later, she is hooked too and can’t wait for her nails to be strong and grow like mine. We got to talking and she then asked how I care for my cuticles and it got me thinking to do this post. We all care for our nails/cuticles differently so I wanted to share how I will be caring for mine this Winter.

For one my hands tend to get very dry and sometimes even cracked in the winter months. The lotion I use to stop that and to keep my hands soft is by Miracle of Aloe and it’s called Miracle Hand Repair. This stuff is seriously amazing. You only need a little and it might feel thick at first but once you rub it in and it soaks in it works wonders!


The next products are what I use for cuticle care.

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I use Sally Hansen’s gel cuticle remover and Revlon brand cuticle pusher. This cuticle gel and from what I know of others, most cuticle remover gels you need to leave on your cuticles for a few moments to soften them.

I then use the flat part of my pusher and push the cuticles back and the rounded part to clean up what I’ve pushed. Finally, but not always any other clean up I use my cuticle clippers for.

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Finally, and hand in hand with my lotion I use cuticle oil. Usually I use the cuticle oil first and then apply lotion. I have one at home, my Julep rollerball applicator and at work I have Sally Hansen brush on. I apply the cuticle oil and rub in, I then apply my lotion and voila, smooth hands and cuticles.

Well there you have it, that is how I care for my hands/cuticles. I do this stuff more frequently during the winter months but all year, still care for them the same.

How will you be caring for your nails, hands, and cuticles this season?

Before I go,  I have a few items to give away that might help you 🙂

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First up is a 5 piece Manicure set which includes: Nail clippers, cuticle pusher, cuticle clipper, Tweezers, and a glass nail file. It comes in this cute little case.

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Secondly in the giveaway is Formula 10’s cuticle cream.

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Finally, OPI’s Nail Envy!

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You can win all three of these prizes! This giveaway is for Mae’s Beauty Followers only.

The giveaway starts now and ends in just under two weeks on December 7th, when the lucky winner will be chosen. Good Luck! Click the Rafflecopter link to enter **GIVEAWAY CLOSED** Thank you entrants

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NOTD 103 – Featured Color Friday

Hey guys! It’s been a week and I’m sorry for the absence… As most of you know that read last week’s Featured Color Friday, I was in the ER Wednesday. I have tried to stay away from acetone all week :/ I have also been sick with this flu since December 17th. Although I was careful not to touch anything and used a lot of antibacterial…. I still picked up one of the other strands of the flu at the Hospital. Ugh! This strand was even worse than the first, so I have also been very sick all week.

I am back now and feeling a little better, so hopefully this time it goes away once and for all !! 🙂

For my Birthday, the lovely Lesley got me the “Jade Holographic polish in Magia Negra”. I used two coats of that gorgeous holo on my ring and index fingers and the remainder, used two coats of “Maybelline Impeccable Greys”.

My thumb is also unwrapped now, so I was able to finally take lots of pictures and paint my nails better this week. 😀 but don’t worry no pics of my injury 🙂


I am absolutely in love with these holos! I have 4 of them now thanks to Lesley she got me this one and “Deja Vu”, I already had “Energy” and “Vermehlo Surreal”. I cant wait to use the pink 😀

Don’t forget about the giveaway, still one week away until TWO winners are chosen! 😀  *NOW CLOSED*

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NOTD 102 – Featured Color Friday – ‘Flesh & Blood’

This Friday’s feature is “Deborah Lippmann – New flesh” from the True Blood collection and “Jessica – Crimson Tattoo”. The mani started out as a play on the “new flesh”, I wanted to use a blood-red color for stamp and it turned literal……

The other night started out as any normal Wednesday night, we ate dinner, watched some TV, etc. Tempest my ‘daughter’ who is a hybrid, wolf-husky and an extremely picky eater, decided she didn’t want her dinner.  Instead of sending her to bed hungry I decided, 10 o’clock last night, to go throw on a frozen hamburger to add to her food, for her to eat… I got out a knife to pry the stuck patties apart when… SLICE!  Right through my thumb…

Once we slowed the bleeding and could get a good look at it to could determine it needed professional attention, we went to the E.R. (I should add I have never been in a hospital for my own treatment, never broken any bones, never cut myself to the point where I needed stitches… so yeah, it freaked me out a little…)

The doctor advised that I had two options: it was definitely bad enough for stitches but he didn’t want me to have to go through the trauma if he could “glue” it. Sounds fun right?  So he glued me and broke open the cut and I started to bleed all over again, but it finally stopped.  They wrapped me up and put a splint to keep the finger immobile so I don’t break open the glue.  All fixed up, I finally returned home around 3AM.

As you can see my idea of the play on ‘blood’ to go with my new polish “new flesh” turned literal, lol.

When I went to the E.R. that night I had just “new flesh” on and I hadn’t done the stamps yet.  I did the stamps on Thursday, so they are far from perfect, hence the lack of pictures.

(Oh, and getting showered & ready today one-handed was… well, interesting. 🙂 )

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Here is “new flesh” as is. It’s well… “fleshy”. lol

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Don’t forget to enter gir Giveaway, Remember there will be two winners! *NOW CLOSED*

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NOTD 99 – Featured Color ‘Black Friday’

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to the first edition of Featured Color Friday. Each Friday I will feature a color that I have yet to on the blog. Then new links will be added to my “Current Polish collection” page until all are filled.

These were my New Years Day nails. I painted one coat of “China Glaze – Liquid Leather” and topped with two coats of “Lush Lacquer – Black Friday” and “Seche Vite”

I absolutely love the colors and shapes and the design, and everything about the polish. It however is a glitter topper that you have to maneuver and manipulate on your nails so it lays where you want it to sometimes. ( if you are OCD like me) 😀


Still trying to get the lighting just right with my new light box, but I definitely see some improvements. Sorry about the blurriness around some nails, I had minor black polish marks before clean up that I tried to blur out. I wanted to take the pictures last night before Seche shrinked the look, and of course I did all that, and it didn’t shrink… 😦 I should be happy I know but I sat there and edited all the pictures. now I am using them hahaha

So what do you think of this polish and my new pictures?

Don’t forget to enter my Blogiversary giveaway, Remember, Two winners!! *NOW CLOSED*

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NOTD 98 & Giveaway!

Hey guys! Sorry I have been lacking in posts this week, hope you can understand how crazy its been, I am sure it has been for everyone. It’s finally calming down took some decorations down, etc and so I am back!

I got a lot of very nice and amazing things for Christmas, one of which was a light box! YAY! So hopefully once I perfect the lighting, my pics will be better.

First I am going to show you my nails of the day. I won the Jessica 2012 Fall collection from the fabulous Cynthia’s blog! So I have two of those colors to show you today 😀 I put Cinnamon kiss on my nails with Champagne Bubbles on accent fimger, all two coats topped with seche vite.

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Here are a few shots with my new lighbox of my NOTD.

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And now….. I have been promising a giveaway for quite some time and the fab prizes are finally here! There will be two winners. The giveaway is for followers only,winner must be 18 years or older, and is open Internationally!

Click here to Enter at Rafflecopter *NOW CLOSED*

(1) I just love all of you :)


(2)It’s my Birthday Month this month, (Dec 22nd),


(3) Next month is my Blogiversary I cannot believe it! (Jan 29th),


(4) In the month of December, I hit over 20k views,


(5) and over 1000. followers.


Prize #1: ONE WINNER WlLL WIN: Julep Top Coat, Sephora Tempted by Teal,China Glaze Little Drummer Boy, Sally Hansen Raspberry Rave, e.l.f. Cranberry, Sally Hansen Nail & Cuticle Cream, Nail Stamp/scraper, sparkly glequinesque nail art pieces in white. Picture 111017 Picture 111019 Picture 111018 Prize #2: THE 2ND WINNER WILL WIN: Milani Nail art in Purple Outline, Milani nail art in Draw in pink, Milani nail art in Art of Gold, Vivalanails nail decals, vivalanails white nail art tape, blue caviar beads nail art, salmon flitter strips nail art, green glitter nail art Picture 111012 Picture 111013 Picture 111014 Picture 111015 Click here to be taken to Rafflecopter to enter. *NOW CLOSED*

Good Luck Everyone!

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Blogiversary Giveaway

Hey guys, and Happy Holidays!!! I am going to be crazy busy over the course of the next week or so.. as I am sure most of us are. I have reached out to some of my blogger friends to send me a guest post if they are interested and have some spare time, so keep an eye out for some fabulous blogger guest posts.

I also am putting together a giveaway for the following reasons:

(1) I just love all of you 🙂

(2)It’s my Birthday Month this month, (Dec 22nd),

(3) Next month is my Blogiversary I cannot believe it! (Jan 29th),

(4) This month I hit over 20k views,

(5) and over 1000. followers.


Just plain Insanity! Thank you so much!

I never thought in a million years, that a year later, I would have this many followers, so many lovely new friends, so much blogging support and love, I also came so close in my very first Nail Art Challenge this past month, just crazy!

Thank you all so much for those of you that have taken his journey so far with me. For my thanks, I am putting together a giveaway, I am going to find some goodies today to add to what I already have at home and will post soon. I will most likely end it in January to tie the Blogiversary in too. The giveaway will be open Internationally, woohoo!!! So be sure to stay tuned! ❤

Don’t forget about the giveaway


Hey Followers: Just a reminder about the giveaway ending one week from today on Tuesday July 31st at 12:00 AM EST. Click here for post to see rules and entry options

**PS I also added another entry for followers. I tried to follow Rafflecopters guidelines and totally forgot to add a point for followers. As stated in the rules, this is mandatory so why not give you an extra entry for it. I apologize for the confusion! If you have already entered, you must be a follower so that entry should be cake, go back for your extra entry. If you haven’t already entered, then you have no worries, it will automatically pop up as the “extra” to unlock the remainder of the entries.

Good Luck Everyone!

500 Followers Giveaway- **CLOSED**

For those of you that filled out my quick surveys, I very much appreciate your feedback, for those of you that haven’t you still have time, click here.

Well, as you know by now, I have hit 500 followers and to again show my appreciation, I have put together a little giveaway for all of my Wonderful followers. 🙂

In order to be entered:

you MUST complete at least the mandatory Entry and be a follower of this blog.

Open Internationally to anyone over the age of 18. Giveaway starts today and ends in two weeks on 7/31/12 12:00 am EST. Please click the RaffleCopter link to get started on your Entries.

To Enter the Giveaway, Click the Rafflecopter Link. (*CLOSED*)

The items up for grabs are:

  • “epielle Green Tea Cleansing Face Tissues”
  • “e.l.f. fake lashes”
  • Nail Art: Yellow dried flowers
  • Nail Art: Crushed green shells
  • Nail buffer block with heart design
  • Crystal nail file
  • Nail Art tape in Various Colors
  • (2) “Mary Kay Satinhands” Sample
  • “Yes To Soothing Eye Gel” Sample
  • “e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Midnight”
  • “e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Coffee”
  • “e.l.f. oil blotting sheets”
  • “Sally Hanson Xtreme Wear Polish in Blinding Blue”
  • “Sally Hanson Xtreme Wear Polish in Red Rebel”

*Disclaimer: All Items were purchased by me with the exception of the (2) Samples, donated by a friend, and the crushed shells and flowers, they were won by myself in a giveaway where I received two of each of the items I won.*