The Lacquer Ring – Red

I am not sure who picked this month, however with the color and the next theme in two weeks I am thinking it was me, you’ll see why. Either way this month (as always) we have great colors and themes in store. Check out how #TLR does red!

My husband was so sweet and bought me the Ciate advent calendar for Christmas this year. I had so much fun opening it up each day, he gave it to me early so that I had a present each day of the month! For this look I am using one of the Ciate’s I got called hutch, I love how hookery this red is. lol I also used Pretty Serious’s Viscous Vampire.

Don and I have been watching Supernatural on Netflix lately… with the name of the Pretty Serious color I chose, I call this mani ‘My Bloody Valentine’ after the name of the episode we just watched 😉

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I painted two thin coats of Hutch and then painted Viscous Vampire as a gradient on the tips

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This second pic is more accurate of how it looks in person, sometimes the lighting is just so hard to get with some of these polishes! I do like however in the first pic how you get the different shades of the glitters. Pretty Serious website description states there are both red and fuscia in there 😉

Well there you have my red mani just in time for Valentine’s Day! Check out the rest of the TLR girls for their manis!

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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NOTD 156 – Featured color Friday – Jasmine

As you may know by now, that is if you read my last post.. 🙂 My husband had his tonsils out Wednesday 😦 so I announced on my FB page I wouldn’t be able to introduce you to one of the remaining two Shimmer girls until possibly today. Everything went well Wednesday, he’s just been very sleepy. So while he was sleeping again yesterday I took off Cindy and put on Jasmine. 🙂

‘Shimmer – Jasmine’ to me is a thinner version of Linna. ‘Linna’ is a teal and emerald glitter mix while ‘Jasmine’ is an Aquamarine mix, side by side very similar, and both gorgeous.

*This polish was sent to me for unbiased review.

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For this look, I painted two coats of ‘Milani – Fresh Teal’ and two coats of ‘Shimmer – Jasmine’

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I then took ‘Essie – Penny Talk’ and stamp ‘PUEEN25’ as an accent on my pinky finger.

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So what do you think of this Beauty? ❤

Don’t forget:

Shimmer Polishes is on Facebook by clicking here

Her blog by clicking here

And most importantly, where you can buy these pretties, on the Etsy website

Alright everyone, that’s it for me today, I will be back in a few days with the last Shimmer Beauty, ‘Katherine’, a gorgeous fall color

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NOTD 154 – Featured Color Friday – Special Sneak Peek

Happy Friday guys! Today, 9 years ago my husband and I tied the knot at the Justice of Peace in Killeen, TX; The Army town that we were living in. 🙂 Five years later with Army deployments behind us, we renewed our vows in a ‘wedding ceremony’ and reception back in Jersey shared by our closest friends and family. Nine years later, we still have the most special, strongest relationship. I don’t know what I’d do without him ❤

On another exciting note, I have a sneak peak of a new and upcoming Shimmer Polish! I received four special polishes in the mail the other day from Shimmer and of course my favorite was the one not even up for sale yet, its brand spanking new!

*This polish was sent to me for unbiased review.

I have for you, ‘Astrid’. It’s a Gorgeous light purple base, not quite clear, suspended glitter polish. the glitter flecks are all shapes, there are purples, and pinks, and my favorite the color changing ones depending on the light. Unfortunately not the best for photo taking so I did my best, I hope that the pictures can do this stunning polish justice.

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I used two coats of ‘Catrice – Heavy Metalilac’ on my accent finger and two coats of ‘OPI – Planks A Lot’ on the rest along with two coats of ‘Astrid’ On my accent finger, I used my new stamp, ‘Winstonia – W102′  using “Essie – Nothing else metals’

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Here is the look:

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Isn’t this color just stunning? Here are the final two pics of just the beauty itself.

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Shimmer Polishes was started on just the pure obsession of polish just like the rest of us. She however makes AMAZINGLY gorgeous glitter polishes. I for one couldn’t even dream up some of these beauties. All of the Shimmer polishes are named after family and friends that she draws inspiration from.

Shimmer Polishes is on Facebook by clicking here

Her blog by clicking here

And most importantly, where you can buy these pretties, on the Etsy website

Although Astrid is not up for sale yet, don’t fret I am getting the word that it’s very soon, so keep checking the blog and FB page for updates! 🙂

Well Ladies … and a few gents.. That is all that I have for you today, I will be back with Jasmine, Katherine, and Cindy next week 🙂 Have a good weekend!

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NOTD 147 – Featured Color Friday – Concrete Evidence

Woohoo!!! Finally Friday. Last week flew by and this week felt like it drug on and on and on and on and on…. jeez!

Today I have “Ulta – Concrete Evidence” a light gray with a top gradient using “Shimmer – Strength”

Some of the pictures the lighting of the teal glitter makes the gray appear more blue, you will see in some though that it’s actually the light gray color. I absolutely love this pale gray and this glitter, OMG one of my favorites. ‘Strength’ is a PCOS, Ovarian and anything Teal awareness polish. I was diagnosed with PCOS back in 2005 so this polish is especially special to me. ❤

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Well that is all for me today, another quick post 🙂

 

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NOTD 136 – Featured Color Friday – Lavender

I know I know… another week without a post until Featured Color Friday, What can I say, I’m a slacker. Today I have some purple nails for you that I am not 100% pleased with and then Monday, I will have some Memorial Day nails.

I painted two coats of “Zoya – Charisma” which for any of you that have this, know it’s SUPPOSED to look like a bright neon purple…. This is forever one of those colors that is just simply impossible to capture its true purpleness with my camera. I then took one coat of “Barry M – Lavender” over top it. Lavender is a clear based polish with silver glitter and lavender colored square glitter pieces. This polish is great, it’s not dry, glides on really well this is only one coat and I was pleased with it. The purple itself however, I was not pleased with.

Call me crazy, which I know I am sometimes… 🙂 but this to me is just one of those toes colors. I love it on my toes but not on my hands. I currently have “Jade – Deja Vu'” on my feet and I don’t like it but I love it on my hands…

Anyway, here it is:

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This next one is even further from the color, but I just love the way that the glitter shimmers in the picture. You will notice that a lot of the pictures make the square glitters appear silver, but look at the ones to the sides of my nails you can kind of see the lavender color in them

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Well guys, that’s it for me today, like I said I will be back Monday for some Memorial Day nails.

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NOTD 126 – Featured Color Friday ‘Your Web or Mine’

Finally Friday and the weather is finally looking up! Today is going to be 60, and all next week 60’s and even a couple that hit 70! Wooohooo! I just cant wait to get out and plant my flowers and veggies 🙂

On to the nails, today I am featuring “OPI’s – Your Web or Mine” This was a mini that I got in the Spiderman mini set a while back. I had never tried it until now. It’s a very pretty pink with a little hint of metallic I think. Unfortunately that glimmer makes you see every brush stroke, which I personally HATE. So when all else fails, add some glitter, and of course I go to my favorite topper, “Lush Lacquer’s – Salt N’ Pepa”

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NOTD 121 – Spring is almost here!

Wednesday is the first day of Spring and of course my Bestie Gina’s Birthday! She recently made me this amazing Spring wreath that I get to put up this week.

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Gina is extremely crafty, talented, and altogether creative. She started making wreaths and came up with the name Creative-Twists. She makes amazing wreaths, anything custom from sports teams, to Seasons or Holidays, anything you can think of she can do (If you remember my Nightmare Before Christmas one I showed.) Gina’s shore house was devastated by Hurricane Sandy this past October so all proceeds are going toward her shore house. If anyone is interested in a fabulous custom wreath check her site out, she is amazing! She will work with you to fit your price, needs, ideas, and if out-of-state, shipping will obviously apply. Check out her site and contact her now!

I also got another Hello Kitty sign made by a friend of ours, Angela, this one is Spring related. I picked her up over the weekend too and put her in the garden. How stinkin cute is she!!

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Okay, now on to my nails. With Wednesday being spring, and seeing my flowers start to sprout, I did a Spring themed mani. I used two thick coats of “Ulta – Cream of the Crop” and then one coat of “Milani – Fresh Teal” over top. “Fresh Teal” has a bunch of green, teal, and silver hexagonal glitter pieces, and then a bunch of teal small glitter pieces.

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Alright, that’s it for now guys!

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NOTD 101 – Hockey is back!!!!

Hey guys, HAPPY MONDAY! I know I am normally not excited this time of the week as I do hate Mondays, however this week will be good I just know it. For those of you that don’t know, or follow hockey, there has been an NHL lockout. The season that was supposed to have started in October, did not. Yesterday we found out that the The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association reached agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. They did not announce the start date of the season or the number of games each team will play, but that it will be announced soon. I am a huge hockey fan so I am just simply ecstatic!!!

As you can imagine, my nails reflect my excitement and team of course!

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I used one thin coat of “Milani – white” for underwear for my two coats of “Color Club – Lava Lamp”. The topper is the gorgeous “Lush Lacquer – Salt N’ Pepa” which was also two coats.

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For those of you that have not guessed yet, me being from South Jersey and all of the bright orange, black, and white, my team is the Philadelphia Flyers. I got Emi from Emvious Boutique on Etsy to make me this fabulous custom bow.

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I have featured some of Emi’s bows on my blog before; I also got a few bows for Christmas from my Mother-in-law from her shop as well that I absolutely love! Emi has a variety of amazingly cute bows and also has custom listings. I got her to make me three different Flyers bows, a while back and I gave one to my girlfriend Gina for Christmas and I kept the other two. If you have not checked out her shop yet, you really need to today! Go now- click here.

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That’s it for today guys, Sorry about all the pics lately I just really love my new lighting! lol

So what do you think of these nails? What are you wearing on your nails today?

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NOTD 95 – Alice, The Little Drummer Boy?

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! we made it!! woohooo…

For my birthday, both the lovely Cynthia from Of Life and Lacquer and my girlfriend Theresa, from work surprised me with “Little Drummer Boy” by China Glaze. “Little Drummer Boy” is a gorgeous deep navyish blue. Of course, I couldn’t resist I had to add glitter, so I put one coat of the navy on each finger, and topped some accent fingers with one coat of “Shimmer – Alice”.

Before we get into the nail of the day, do not fear, I have not forgotten that I promised a give away! I have just been extremely busy lately, so it might be an end of year/Birthday giveaway, but I promise, it’s coming!! 🙂 and who knows maybe one lucky winner will win this gorgeous blue I am about to show you 🙂 since I am so spoiled I got two ❤

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So what do you think of these gorgeous colors?

I also would like to thank everyone that voted for me in the Three week Nail art challenge, week 1, I made 2nd place, week 2, I made 4th, and week 3, 2nd again. The challenge was super fun and I am so honored to be in the top 5 all three weeks, Just crazy! Now NPC (Nail Polish Canada) will choose 5 finalists for the other bloggers to vote on for the Grand Prize! Wish me luck!

Happy weekend everyone!

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NOTD 94 – Dog Day Dream

Good Morning everyone! Monday is over, woot woot, only a few more days until Friday… lol no, too soon? Alright well onto the polish then!

I got this gorgeous polish from Tara, for my birthday! It’s “Dog Day Dream by HARE” and its Gorgeous!! oh wait I said that already… well it is!!! It’s a gorgeous pink with purple, red and pink glitter. Three light coats made this jelly a beautiful pinkish wine color, of course hard to capture! For an accent, I used two coats of “Sally Hansen – Plum-It”

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Since you are already here, please check out my “Grinch Tree nails” and vote for week three. voting ends tomorrow at 5PM PST. Thank you!

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HMOTD 2 – Jack-O-Lantern

Some of you may be sad to not see actual Jack O’ Lanterns today, but for my fellow glitter lovers, you will be excited 😀 and who knows..  maybe some Punkin’ faces are soon to come 😀

I painted two coats of “China Glaze – Liquid Leather” let dry for a very long time then put my binder stickers in place. I painted one coat of “Essie – Penny Talk” (that is really all you need) and let it dry a little, then one coat of “Hit Polish – Jack-O-Lantern”. The first nail I did, the copper dried so quickly, as most of the metallics do, that it started to peel the polish off while I pulled the sticker, off even with me being gentle. Ugh~! The next nails I had to paint the copper first, immediately take off the sticker, and by hand paint the glitter on top and be sure to not go over the black 😦 Still wasn’t too bad. I love the pop of metallic under the glitter and overtop of the shiny black.

Here is the look 😀

Some of the glitter flakes are a little larger so you really can see it well in the other pictures, but I took two other pictures of it up close still:

So what do you think of this gorgeous glitter?

**Stay tuned later today I have an amazing wreath to show you that my bestest friend Gina made for me, Hint: it’s Halloween Town themed 😀

 

 

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NOTD 74 – Slumber Party

Last night as I am doing my nails, my husband informed me, or reminded me that I haven’t done any nail art lately, whether it be free hand or stamps. During the 31 day challenge I did a lot more art than I have lately and I think it’s just that I have been on such an effect kick. An effect kick as in, glitters and color changing nail polish; Nail polish that has an effect that doesn’t need nail art. For those of you that are fans of my art, whether it be my free hand (which is not that great, lol) or my stamping, I promise that for the Halloween Mani month I will be bringing back some more nail art.

With that being said, I painted my nails last night with “Zoya – Charisma” 2C, and “Milani – White” 2C as an accent and topped it off with “Lush Lacquer’s – Slumber Party” 1C. This is a gorgeous multi shaped glitter topper in black, white, pink, purple, and blue. Just as “Salt n Pepa” the formula was amazing and so easy to work with and just simply fabulous!

And lastly, here is a close up of the white and purple so you can really see how different the topper looks on different colors. Obviously with the white you lose the white flicks but still looks really pretty.

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