2013 in review collage style

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

In addition to the above report which I always find kinda cool, I also put together a collage for each month this year of the posts I did, a recap if you will ūüôā













Don’t forget to enter in the New Year Giveaway! **GIVEAWAY CLOSED** to go to that post! ūüôā

Blogiversary Day


Today, one year ago, I posted my very first post here on WordPress. I started my blog, and its gotten crazier and more fun each and every day.¬†I get so excited when I get emails for comments and likes and can’t wait to go respond.¬†I have made so many friends, met people from all over the world, found other amazing blogs to share my journey with, it’s just been amazing! In just one years time, I have gotten over 1,300 followers, and I love each and every one of you!! ūüôā

With that being said, I am now going to announce the two winners to the Blogiversary giveaway. IF you are not one of the winners, This was not my first giveaway, and certainly won’t be the last so be sure to stick around for next time ūüėÄ


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THE WINNER OF PRIZE TWO IS……¬†¬†SIOBHAN from For the love of Makeup and Nail art!!!!

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I have just sent the winners emails, please respond within 48 hours your full mailing address so that I can send your goodies!!! Congrats to the winners!


NOTD 104/105 – Fail Storm

As most of you saw the first week of January, Zoya¬†hosted this amazing sale! Get three Zoya colors for only the shipping of $10.00 It seems like forever ago…. I just got mine after impatiently waiting! LOL One of the colors I wanted is of course a very popular color and was backordered. The polishes arrived today and just in time too!

Yesterday,¬†I painted a design with “Deborah Lippmann – Strange Love” as the base, I then used some nail art tape and made some designs using “Zoya¬†– Kissy” I didn’t like the contrast, it was way too close and you couldn’t see Strange Love in between. I took “Milani – nail art in silver glitter” and painted some stripes to frame it off. I didn’t HATE it, but I certainly didn’t love it. After one day, my polish all started to chip off so of course, I then hated it.¬†I did not have this problem with “New Flesh” so I am not sure if it’s my base coat or “strange love”.

In any event here is one crappy picture of, the one day mani ,as I was not able to take pics with my lightbox before it chipped.

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Okay so now onto the best part ūüėÄ

So my 3¬†Zoya’s¬†I got were, “Storm”, “Charla”, and “Suri”. Since “Storm” is so sought after of course I had to try that one first. I will pick one of the others for this weeks ‘Featured Color Friday’

Here I am holding “Charla”

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Isn’t this color fabulous!!!!

So back to the base coat, I will leave you off with a question: What base coat does everyone use? I have been using nailtiques¬†or Nailtek¬†to help with the chipping and peeling but it doesn’t seem to keep the polish on.¬†Other base coats I was using kept the polish on but my nails were cracking and peeling. So tell me¬†what you use ūüôā I think I need to switch it up a bit here..

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

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* ~ * As Always, Thanks for Stopping by, Don’t forget to leave some love * ~ *

Blog giveaway

Today I found a great blog and giveaway.The Beast and the Beauty is doing a very generous giveaway on her site. Check out the details here and rules for entering.

What you can win

Actually, there are two prizes up for grabs. If you are the lucky twitter follower who re-tweets any one of my tweets between now and April 8th 2012 you can score yourself…

  • A Chi Chi¬†Twist of Colour- Party Princess-Pretty Looks Limited Edition Palette
  • A Chi Chi Fashionista Eye Palette
  • A Sally Hansen Click, Colour & Go Fast Dry Nail Colour Pen in Pink Chrome

and the HUGE Beast and Beauty Loot Prize can be won by entering in the comments below (pasted from Beast and beauty’s site, please visit Beast and Beauty’s blog to comment¬†)

  • Parfait Coconut with Vitamin E Moisturising Body Butter
  • Chi Chi Real Minerals Eye Shadow in Blues
  • A Chi Chi Fashionista Eye Palette
  • A Chi Chi¬†Twist of Colour- Hot Stuff-Smokey Eyes Limited Edition Palette
  • Chi Chi¬†Le Musee¬†de Chi Chi Fashion Eye Shadow
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp
  • Sephora Stain and Shine Lip Colour in Plum Pink and Think Pink
  • Savvy by DB Mineral baked Eyeshadow in Electric Blue
  • Savvy by DB Eyeshadow Duo in Bluegrass
  • Sheercover¬†Nourishing Moisturiser¬†with SPF 15 (30ml deluxe sample)
  • Sheercover¬†Lip Gloss in Pink Praline
  • Dusk Aromatherapy¬†Balm in Concentration: Grapefruit, Pettigrain and Spearmint
  • Formula 10.0.6 Skin Clarifying Mud Mask with Strawberry and Yarrow
  • Sally Hansen Hi Definition Nail Colour in Lite
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes in Silver Moonlight
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes in Celestial Sapphire