Saturday, January 26, 2013

An Update

I apologize for my absence. I am alive and well. My little family and I have had to suddenly move and my computer isn't set up yet. But I should be up and running in no time! By mid next week at the latest. Hopefully we get settled in this weekend!

Well, I hope you all have been having a great week so far!

Also, once I'm back, I'll be announcing the DDP giveaway! So stay tuned!

My apologies,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Glitzology Little Red Corvette

Good morning all! Hope you are having a fabulous one so far!

Today's post consists a more of new-to-me indie brand. I am happy to say though, I really enjoy her line of polishes. I am a huge fan of this one, and I am excited to show you!

Little Red Corvette is a jelly red base with tons of different types of red glitters from squares, to bars to hex glitters, all ranging in various sizes.

LRC applied a bit thick but thinner worked perfectly fine. After a little bit of thinner, it applied smoothly and covered opaquely in 2 coats. It took a bit of time to dry, however, I feel like it is definitely worth the wait. I don't have anything like this in my collection, so I am happy to say that I own this polish!

You can find her shop here on Etsy shop. Her polishes range from around $8.50 and she always has a great deal going on!

Have you tried any Glitzology polishes yet?

*This product was provided for  for my honest, unbiased review. Please see PR Disclosure for any questions.*

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Red Mani

This weeks theme is a red mani. Now, it's definitely not one of my favorites but not my worst either.

Just a really simple red mani with lines. Behind the scenes, I can't tell you how long each line took! So I can say, I'm pretty proud of this. And honestly, I can't even remember what red I used! Sorry.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this!

I'm so curious to see what my other Twinsies chose for their red polish/mani! Check out their picks below.

Amanda at Amandalandish
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I''m just me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth

Also, don't forget to check out my current Darling Diva Polish Giveaway!

Giveaway Winner

After a tough time going through 2 different people. I am finally able to announce to you the winner of my 555 Followers Giveaway. 

this person was hard because the first 2 people didn't respond in time and when they did, it was past the deadline to claim their prize, but I happily announce that the winner is:


So coincidental right? How cool is that?!

Anna has been contacted and has claimed her prize.

Thank you everyone who entered. I apologize if you didn't win this one but I am currently having another giveaway right now! Check it out here!

Monday, January 14, 2013

KKCenterHK Glitter Review

Hello all!

This is the last of the section of the KKCenterHK goodies that I will be reviewing for you.

KKCenterHk is a online based shop that provide many wonderful different cosmetic products which vary from false eyelashes, wigs and makeup products. And this is another one of product that they kindly sent to me. 

This one here is the black 3.0 mm laser glitter in LB100which you can find here.

The holo laser in this glitter is awesome. It was almost blinding, unfortunately, my pictures do it no justice. The glitters were very easy to use and easy to apply. The amount that came in the little jar, 10g was an exceptional amount. I highly recommend these if you love using glitter for nail art.

The only unfortunate thing is that if you try to franken or add this glitter to some kind of clear base, it bleeds. Otherwise, I think the price point and quality of this product is great! I recommend and would purchase it myself as I'm not one with any sort frankening skill.

You can purchased the 3.0 mm laser glitter here. And by using the coupon code "totheshowing10" you are eligible for a 10% discount off your purchase. The coupon code is god through January 31, 2013.


*This product was provided for  for my honest, unbiased review. Please see PR Disclosure for any questions.*

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Darling Diva Polish Anna + GIVEAWAY!

I am so honored and thankful to be showing you this lovely polish that Carrie created and named it Anna! Seriously, I was in awe when she showed me this. Not only is it named after me, but it is gorgeous!

Blurred shots

I believe she used 5 different holo glitter pigments for this. Just look at that killer shimmer and glitter. It absolutely glows on my finger tips.

Anna was a piece of butter to apply. 2 even coats for coverage and the wear time was great! It also dried very quickly and the formula was great. Need I say more? I love this polish.

Thanks Carrie! I am so grateful to have this named after me!! Thanks a ton!

Now, Carrie is so sweet she sponsored this giveaway. And now you can win 2 polishes of your choice! All you have to do is go through her Esty shop by clicking here and in the section of the Rafflecopter, just leave the name of the polishes so we know what you want. Once the giveaway is over, the winner will be announced and Carrie will send you the polishes directly. So on to the giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Windestine Review

I have been honored to be reviewing some of thee most amazing indie brands lately and so today I bring to you Windestine.

A nice coral/pink creme with a hint of shimmer and holo micro glitter.
Please note that she does dislose that there is slight sinking glitter.

Crushed Rose
Matte yellow and pink glitter, along with shredded frost white glitter in a clear base.

Home Sweet Home
  A brown creme polish with hints of holo and red'ish pink glitter.

Can you see the slight holo?

 Inner Glow
A nude'ish creme polish with a hint of holo.

Pond Patrol
Various colored matte hex glitters along with hot pink glitter in a green jelly base.

Twirling Upwards
Red shimmer with gold glitter of various sizes in an orange jelly base.

I apologize for the odd lighting as I am in the process of finding the right light bulb.

None the less, all of these are amazingly gorgeous. The application on all of these were great and dried very quickly. All of these were a breeze to apply and are truly a slice of heaven. This collection is really my cup of tea. They are just beautiful!

I also want to mention her outstanding service and communication. After I apply Jacquimo, I contacted her about the sinking glitter and she was aware of it and disclosed it on her Etsy shop. I believe she is in the process of fixing that. None the less, Freda is so sweet and kind and her polishes are creative and unique.

Thanks Freda for the oppotunity! I look forward to seeing more lovelies!


*These products were provided for  for my honest, unbiased review. Please see the PR Disclosure for any questions.*

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Top 12 for 2012

I know I am a bit late and a bit behind but better late than never right?!

These are my top 12 polishes for 2012, maybe even for the red of my life. Now these are in no particular order but I absolutely love each and every one of these.

Sinful Colors Open Seas

Sinful Colors Fig

Claire's Poison Apple

Barielle Falling Star

 Ulta Grin & Berry It

Orly Royal Navy

Models Own Purple Blue

Zoya Ivanka

Jessica Born 2 Pansy

 Wet n Wild Tropicalia

Jessica Velvet Rose

Color Club Sky High

These are my absolute favorites of year and definitely staples in my stash.

What are some of your top polishes?

Giveaway Winner Unannounced

I recently held a giveaway for accomplishing 555 followers. Some of you may be wondering why I haven't chosen or announced anyone yet. Well, I have. I actually contacted two entrants and neither one of the two responded. Now I am onto the third person and I am waiting to hear from her - hopefully to hear from her that is. 

Once things are settled and I finally find someone who responds to me, I will be sure to make the announcement.

Thanks for your patience,

A Break From Swatching

Since lately all I've been posting are reviews and I was out and sick for so long, I thought a break from that would be nice. I love doing reviews but nail art is just as fun!

It feels good doing some nail art again. I'm certainly not the best at it but I do enjoy it and I have fun.

For the base I used China Glaze For Audrey, for the gold glitter, I used Ulta High Roller, and that was a hot mess to clean up. For the rest of the colors, I used acrylic paints to avoid smearing and/or smudging. Anywho, I love the results and the color combo. Theres something about turquose and brown that I absolutely adore. It's like the perfect pair!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Saran Wrap

Man does it feel good to be back! It feels like I've been gone for what seems like forever.

This weeks theme is saran wrap.

Mine doesn't look all that great. I didn't wait for the base color to dry, I just smashed it all together. So here's go nothing.

I wish I hadn't used a gold glitter because once I sponged it on, it became hard to clean up. There was still a lot of little specks everywhere since now you can see it in the picture.  

For my first time though, I think it turned out pretty ok. It's fun, easy and different. 

Have you tried the saran wrap method yet?

Wanna see my Twinsies' saran wrap manis? Yeah!
Amanda at Amandalandish