NOTD 175 – Frosty the SNOWman

HAPPYYYY BIRTHDAYYYY!!!

Remember the Nail art Challenge I told you I was entering, well this is my first entry. (CLICK HERE TO VOTE) (voting ends Saturday the 30th I believe).  The first week’s theme was ‘snow’ I have a thing for snowmen, a lot of my Christmas decorations are snowmen or snow related. Frosty was always one of my favorite Christmas movies as a kid, who am I kidding, even as an adult… 🙂 so it was only fitting that I find a way to incorporate him in to my theme.

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I painted all of my nails with two coats of Revlon – Blizzard Blue. For my pointer and pinky finger I used a snow flake stamp and stamped Essie – Aruba Blue, Essie – No place like chrome, ILNP – Indie Go, and Ulta – Snow White. For my Frosty nail I used Ulta Snow White, Barry M – Gray for his hat, China Glaze – Liquid Leather for the rim of his hat, and Loreal – Captivating Crimson for his nose. For Frosty’s scarf I used Wet N Wild Spoiled – Designated Driver and Ruffian – Foxhunt, for his flower I used Revlon Blizzard blue and Darling Diva’s Peonie, and for his pipe I used Sally Hansen’s Forbidden Fudge. Lastly for my snowy tree nail, I used Sally Hansen Forbidden Fudge, and Ulta – Snow White.

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So what do you think? This is week one of the Nail Art Challenge that Nail Polish Canada is hosting. Please check out the other contestants and if you like mine the best, please, please vote! (Voting ends this weekend!) CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, **GIVEAWAY CLOSED** Thank you entrants

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NOTD 142 – Featured Color Friday – Peonie

Good Morning, Happy Friday! As you are reading this, I am currently down the shore with a nice 4day weekend! 🙂 However, I couldn’t leave you without a featured color Friday!!

I received in the mail last week two amazing polishes from Darling Diva for me to try out and review for you guys! I have never owned any Darling Diva’s until now, and I must say after trying these two, I am hooked! I received “Channeling Coco” and “Peonie”

Today I have for you, ‘Peonie’. On the shop details its listed as a soft linear holographic. Can I just say how gorgeous this color is…! I screamed when I opened the package on Friday and nearly had the same reaction when I used it for my mani earlier this week. The bottle and brush are great, the labels are adorable, and the polish was just the right amount of thickness.

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I used 2-3 coats of ‘Peonie’ and then stamped using “Sally Hansen – Plum-It” I stamped a butterfly on my accent nail, all topped with “Seche Vite”

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Here are some more pics of this soft beauty but now with flash.

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These last two were taken under my lightbox lamp.

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*This polish was sent to me for unbiased review.

  • Darling Diva is run by a husband and wife. The couple works full time and the business started out as a hobby and took off!
  • Fun Facts about the creator/mixer and her order fufillment/shipper husband: They own 3 parrots, 2 basset hounds, and are very active in dog rescues. (Check out the two polishes in the shop 100% proceeds benefit charitable organizations and one of them is Basset rescue)
  • Darling Diva Polishes can be found on their Etsy shop by clicking here. and their Facebook page by clicking here.
  • The shop prices average from about $9 – $12 which seems to be pretty average for most Indies.
  • The polish thickness was very good, not too thick and not too runny, sometimes holos tend to be on the thicker side, this was not.
  • After trying this polish I will definitely go back for more! 🙂
  • It also stood the test of time, or in my case up to the two – three-day mark when I take my polishes off anyway.

Come back next week for my Channeling Coco review 🙂

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