NOTD 143 – Ruby Sequin

Ugg back to work. 😦 We had off on Thursday and Friday as we had a trip down the shore planned for our Annual American Legion Convention. Thursday we went to Atlantic City for the day, we ate breakfast, played some slots and some tables, even tried our hands at Craps. We ate lunch at Carmine’s, OMG some of the most amazing food you will ever taste! Friday and Saturday it was off to Wildwood for the Convention, we were up on the boards most of the time, playing games, cranes, and winning all kinds of prizes :). When we weren’t on the boards we were hanging out with the other Legion members and our family, then the  Parade was Saturday. We drove home late Saturday night to avoid the Sunday morning traffic… 🙂 Then Sunday we went to see Superman and then watched the Season premier of True Blood! 🙂 Such an amazing, and relaxing weekend! So I have some other pics for you in addition to my mani.

First up, a picture of my lillies finally blooming in the center of my Citrosa (mosquito plant).

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Here are a couple of photos from the shore this weekend. A picture of the high ferris wheel and pictures from the top.

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Now my True Blood bow waiting for last nights premier

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Now on to “Sally Hansen – Ruby Sequin”. This color is part of the ‘Diamond Strength – no chip nail color line’. I put this color on, on Thursday night and Monday morning still good as new, no chips, no wear, nothing! This is two coats of the beauty now 🙂

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Alright well that’s it for now, stay tuned for this weeks Featured Color Friday, ‘Darling Diva – Channeling Coco’

 

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NOTD 120 – Featured Color Friday – Evanora nails

Happy Friday! So last Sunday we went to go see ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ and I could not help but notice Rachel Weisz’ nails. She plays Evanora, The Wicked Witch of the East and might I say is the most stunning Evil Witch I have ever seen. The make up and costumes in the whole movie were just amazing. I loved Rachel Weisz’ character make up, dress, and jewelry as well as Michelle Williams’. Mila Kunis who played Theodora, as well had gorgeous make up that is until she turned into the green Wicked Witch of the West. Maybe I was being too critical but the green make up job was terrible. Although she was green, her skin was so smooth and flawless, not something I would expect from the Wicked Witch… Just my opinion.

In any event, after seeing all the gorgeous make up, costumes, and nails of course I had to do this look. I did Evanora nails with a St. Patrick’s day flare.

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For the base I used two coats of “Sally Hansen – Platinum Frost” This is a slower drying color so rather than painting seche for it to dry so I could use tape, I painted this on Tuesday night so that it would be fully dry for the tape on Wednesday night. I usually do my nails for ‘FCF’ Thursday’s but I have my Ladies Aux meeting this Thursday so I did them earlier in the week… anyway. The next step was scotch tape to make the triangle, and I painted one coat of “China Glaze – Liquid Leather” Once dry, I took a very thin, fine brush and used “Sinful Colors – Call You later” as the green glitter to make it more St. Patty’s Day themed. Once all of that was dry, I finally then used my stamp with the shamrocks and used “OPI – Just Spotted a Lizard” for the stamps.

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Sorry I don’t have as many pictures as normal, was hard to capture the pearliness of the white, and some of my stamps have sheet marks because I have been trying not to use Seche due to shrinking. 😦 Anyway, I still absolutely love this mani! I love the shape and the colors, it’s such a fun mani. Definitely not as fun as my, every nail different St. Patty’s Day mani last year, but still fun, I think! 🙂

So what do you think?

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Who doesn’t love Sally Hansen?!

Hello lovelies! Happy Almost Friday, love short weeks!! For those of you that have been following me for a while know, I was chosen to receive the Summer 2012 VoxBox from Influenster . In the box one of the reviews was the “Sally Hansen Magnetic Polish” and “Cuticle and hand creme”, which I loved! Part of being an Influenster is that you must blog/video about the products, write reviews, share on social media sites, etc. Once everyone has had the time to test and review their products, the Influensters will be asked to fill out a detailed survey on each of the products. They also did a challenge for each of the products that included, tweeting pics to @SallyHansen, blogging, YouTubing, etc. and guess what! l I was picked as one of the 500 winners!! woohoo! Who doesn’t love free stuff! AND Sally Hansen.

Here is the email that I got:

“Hi Amanda,

Want to hear some great news? Great, we can’t wait to share:

We are pleased that you enjoyed your Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polish, and Sally Hansen Cuticle & Nail Crème.  After reviewing tons of videos and blogs, the Influenster team couldn’t be more excited to announce that you, yes YOU have been selected as a Sally Hansen Brand Challenge Winner! We can’t thank you enough for participating in our Summer Beauty VoxBox program and completing the Brand Challenges. In honor of every effort you’ve put into spreading your satisfaction by submitting one of the best reviews, you will be awarded a Sally Hansen bonus pack.

This means that you will be receiving a Sally Hansen gift including:
1 Sally Hanson Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

I can’t wait to see which fun pattern I get. I have only used the Sally Hansen ones so it will be fun to try them again.

On another note, I have made some new purchases.. surprised? ha ha! I will be blogging about all of those shortly! 😀

I ordered a nail polish and a stamping plate from Ninja Polish which already came I tweeted a pic of it the other day for those of you that follow me on twitter. I got a new ring and a fab pair of earrings from Mark. (Avon). I recently had a Lia Sophia book party so I am waiting for my 3 Rings and a necklace to come in still from that, and I also ordered some of my very first Indie polishes which are coming any day now too so keep an eye out for all of those posts 😀