Thursday, 28 February 2013

Giveaway Winners!

Alrighty, I have randomly selected the two winners for my giveaway before I head to bed!

Huge congrats to Melissa C. on winning prize pack #1 (the holographic prize) and La-Ray C. on winning prize pack #2 (the random prize).  I will be in touch with both of you in the next few days to obtain your mailing info.

Thanks again to everyone who entered!!! <3

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

CrowsToes Last Call at the Crow Bar

Hey everyone!  Happy Tuesday evening!

I am quite pleased to share this mani with you tonight.  It's CrowsToes' Last Call at the Crow Bar over Orly Stone Cold.  Oh how I enjoyed this mani quite thoroughly!  Stone Cold is a lovely, vibrant, foil-y looking blue.  I used 3 coats of it for this mani...the only caveat: it is quite stainy, so I advise caution and careful application.  Other than that, do love this polish.

Last Call at the Crow Bar is a crazy, wonderful mix of a little bit of everything!  It is predominantly comprised of medium sized silver hex glitters with other multicolored hex and bar glitters thrown in.  I noticed there are yellow, green, blue, orange and magenta glitters in this polish.  So pretty!  I believe Lauri described this polish as the "left over glitter on the table thrown in to a bottle" after a long day's work of creating amazing polishes ;) I added that last bit because she does make amazing polishes.

Application on Last Call at the Crow Bar was ok.  It was a bit thick, but only because it was so full of glittery goodness!  I used the dabbing method for application and I think it worked out quite nicely...I sort of just dabbed the glitters to where I wanted them on my nails.

Anyhoodle, here's the pic!  One coat of CrowsToes Last Call at the Crow Bar over three coats of Orly Stone Cold.

You can purchase CrowsToes polishes at Shoppe Eclecctico and Llarowe!

And if you haven't already, don't forget to enter my one year blogaversary giveaway (below)...only 24 hours left before it closes!  Good luck to everyone and thanks for stopping by!!! <3

Sunday, 17 February 2013

1 Year Blogaversary Giveaway!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I mentioned a few weeks back that I have a giveaway coming up...well the time is now officially upon us!  February is my official one year blogaversary month, and what's a blogaversary without a giveaway??  I am so excited to share this with you guys and wanted to thank all of you in some small way for following my blog or even taking a minute to just pop by and peek at my posts.  It means the world to me!

So, without further ado...I have TWO awesome prize packages to be given away to two lucky individuals! \o/  I am opening up this contest for worldwide entries since I think everyone deserves the opportunity to get some lovely pretties.

Prize Package #1 - The Holographic Package.  This prize includes the highly sought-after Urban Outfitters Silver Holo, the long-discontinued China Glaze FYI, and another long-discontinued Sally Hansen Purple Diamond.

Prize Package #2 - The Random Package.  This prize includes the elusive OPI Chatters Me Up polish (exclusively available through Chatters Salons here in Canada), OPI I Lily Love You from the "Nice Stems" Summer 2011 collection, and Nicole by OPI Coral Denominator from the Justin Bieber collection.

This giveaway will be open from 12:00 a.m. MST on February 18, 2013 until 12:00 a.m. MST on February 28, 2013.  Winners will be selected at random and emailed at the address they provide via the Rafflecopter widget.


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Sunday, 3 February 2013

CrowsToes Frog's Breath

It's February!!!!  This is exciting for me because it's just that much closer to spring if it's February haha.  I dunno, it makes sense to me.  Anyway, I cannot wait for spring and summer to arrive as I am absolutely dying to bust out my holographic polishes!

But, seeing as it is not currently holo-season, I bring you more fabulous glitter polishes!  I am so happy to share today's mani with you as it is one I have been meaning to do for a while now: CrowsToes Frog's Breath over China Glaze Emerald Sparkle.  I am in loooove with this and am constantly getting distracted by my shiny nails.  I was probably a bird in another life.

Frog's Breath is yet another stunning glitter polish from the always lovely Lauri of CrowsToes.  It features small and medium green, yellow and gold hex glitters (some of which are also holographic) in a clear base.  As with most of the CrowsToes polishes, this one is jam-packed full of glitters...just the way I like it!  Very dense.  The formula on Frog's Breath wasn't terribly fussy.  It was actually smoother than I anticipated, considering how dense it is.  I dabbed it on, but only out of habit...not because I needed to.  I dabbed and then brushed it on, if that makes sense.

China Glaze Emerald Sparkle has been a longtime favorite of mine.  It is a beautiful dark forest green with fine green glitter particles.  It goes on quite opaquely in two coats; however, if I was going to wear it by itself, I'd probably do a third coat for good measure.  There are allegedly two versions of this polish and I believe I have the non-dud version.  I dustied this one a while back, so I'm not sure where to recommend finding it.  Ebay, possibly.

Without further adieu, here are the pics (one coat of Frog's Breath over two coats of Emerald Sparkle)!  And since I couldn't pick just one, here are three for your viewing pleasure!

CrowsToes polishes can be purchased on Llarowe and Shoppe Eclecticco.

Thanks for stopping by and check back here soon as I have an awesome giveaway coming up in the near future! ;)