First Birthdayversary Giveaway!

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Welcome all! This is the First Birthdayversary Giveaway! It’s named that because it is between my blogiversary, November 23, and my birthday, December 2. I decided to give someone special the presents though. This is for one large prize consisting of 24 polishes, a $20 Gift Certificate to Chirality Polish, a sticker and Mani Bombs. There are a lot of required tasks on the rafflecopter, and it’s only fair that the generous sponsors get some love for donating to this epic giveaway. Now, time for the rules, if they aren’t followed, and you win, a new winner will be picked in your place.

1. Giveaway is open to US residents only. I’m sorry, but at this time I still am unfamiliar with international shipping of nail polish, however, if you have a US friend willing to take the chance to ship for you, by all means enter and I will ship it to them instead!

2. Under 18 is allowed to enter, but if you win you MUST provide a parental consent before I ship it to you. This must be done within 48 hours of being announced, or a new winner will be picked.

3. Profile on Instagram must be public so I can see the shared image.

4. You must do all the mandatory tasks to be able to be entered, and if you unfollow someone before the giveaway is over, a new winner will be picked. Any unfollowers, at least on my end, will be blocked from my page and not allowed to enter any giveaways in the future.

5. Giveaway will run from Nov 30 till midnight EST on Dec 14, that way there is time to get it shipped out before the absolute last minute holiday shipping.

6. No giveaway accounts. That means, if you look like a spam account, you’re a giveaway account.

That should be it, if I end up having to edit the rules at all I will make a post about it. Good luck everyone!!

Birthdayversay Rafflecopter Giveaway – CLICK HERE

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Update 11.27.14

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Happy Thanksgiving, or, Happy Thursday if you don’t celebrate!  The lack of posts are due to two things,  one, the holiday makes it hard to sit down and do my nails,  and two, my epic giveaway!  I’ve been revealing prizes once a day over on my Instagram leading up to my Birthdayversary Giveaway, starting November 30.  I coined the term Birthdayversary since I’m having the giveaway between the one year anniversary of the blog, November 23, and my birthday,  December 2!  I’ll have more details on November 30 when the giveaway starts, and if you want to see what’s in the prize pack check out Instagram.

Thanks for reading! ^_^

Daily Hues Nail Lacquer: Winter/Holiday Collection Review

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Today I have for you part of the Winter and Holiday release from Daily Hues Nail Lacquer.  First up are two of the six colors in the Winter Collection.   Charolette, a beautiful terracotta rose color and Violet, a satiny light purple.  Both of these colors are available matte or glossy, I’m going to be showing the glossy versions.

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Both colors applied like a dream and had excellent dry time.  I did two coats to reach opacity.

Products used: Duri Revacote, Orly Bonder basecoat, Charolette or Violet, I, A.M. CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

Up next I have Holly, a rich green holo, and Eve, a packed silver holo glitter that is opaque in two coats.  Rather than do a normal swatch with Eve I did something fun with it.

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My nail art skills are still lacking, but it takes practice, right?  Eve applied well and dried quickly and you can see how blingy it is even just in the stripes!  Holly is gorgeous, but, clean up was a bit of a pain with it.  I expected as much though since it’s a highly pigmented darker color and those types of polish usually are a little more stubborn during clean up.  The clean up is definitely worth it with the color and holo pay off.  I used two coats of Holly, but probably could of used one.

Products used: Dainty Digits Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  Holly and Eve, I, A.M. CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

Overall I loved all the polishes, even with the clean up.  All contact information for the store is below, and as always, thanks for reading!  ^_^

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Regal Ween Lacquer: New Duos Review

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Today I have a new pair of duos coming out tomorrow, 11/16, at 12 EST from one of my favorite brands, Regal Ween Lacquer.  In my opinion, everyone needs these duos in their life, they’re gorgeous!

First we have the Birthday Duo, to celebrate the owner’s husband’s 30th Birthday, on November 30! 

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This duo consists of Bling, Bling, a beautiful delicate gold holo, and 30 On The 30th, a ultra packed golden glitter topper.

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Both are beautiful, and the glitter compliments it perfectly!

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The first macro is with one coat of 30 On The 30th,  and the second is with three.  Even with all those coats, it still dries down and isn’t thick at all.  Bling. Bling is opaque in two coats and has easy application.   Dry time is good, with no smudges.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  Bling, Bling, 30 On The 30th, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

Next up I have the House Stark Duo, inspired by the Stark family from Game of Thrones.

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This duo consists of The North Remmebers, a soft icy blue holo, and Winter Is Coming, a fantastic silver and iridescent glitter topper.

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Once again, both beautiful and the glitter goes with it perfectly.

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First macro is one coat of Winter Is Coming, second is three coats.  Again, dried down and wasn’t thick at all even with three coats.  It was very hard to capture all the shifty goodness in the glitter, and I will more than likely post a video tomorrow on my Instagram.  The North Remembers is opaque in two coats, great consistency,  and easy to work with.  Dry time was also great.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, The North Remembers, Winter Is Coming, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

These duos are both perfect and each one has something everyone can love.  All information for the shop is below, and as always, thanks for reading!  ^_^

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Fangirl Polish: War of Conquest & The Long Night Review

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Today I have another new brand, Fangirl Polish, for your viewing pleasure.  Her first collection is based on the Game of Thrones book/tv series.  I’m covering two of the colors in this review and will have the rest coming in the next few weeks.  War of Conquest is a beautiful red polish with tons of sparkle.  It’s theme is the Targaryen family and their war in Westeros. 

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The Long Night is a dark gray with silver sparkle, based on a winter, before the Targaryen war, that lasted an entire generation.

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Both polishes are beautiful and applied evenly and well.  I used three thin coats of each color, but you totally could of went with two. 

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I also decided to do something fun with this polish, and did what I like to call a nerdicure!  All plates used are from Bundle Monster.

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I really love this up and coming brand, and the owner, Jessica, is a total sweetheart!  She is constantly having sales, just make sure you follow her Instagram for all updates!

Products used: Duri Revacote, Orly Bonder basecoat,  Fangirl Polish War of Conquest & The Long Night,  I, A.M. CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

All information for the shop is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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Proper Polish: Raspberry Scented Polish Review

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I had purchased this a while back, but suddenly got some polishes with swatch due dates so I to put this one on the back burner.  I’m so happy I finally got to it!  This is Raspberry from Proper Polish.  It’s an awesome pink/purple jelly that’s super packed with varying pink and purple glitters.  What’s even cooler is it smells like raspberries when dry! 

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I was a little hesitant to try scented polish at first since I have sensitivities to a lot of smells, but this is perfect.  Without topcoat it is a stronger smell, but you can totally still smell it with topcoat,  and neither are overpowering.   I’m unsure why the jelly looks brown in the bottle, as you will see below, it really isn’t that shade at all.

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I used two coats for this look, but you could use one or even three, depending on what you’re going for.  The formula is on the thick side, but was still easy to work with.  I can’t stop moving my hands around watching all the wonderful glitter sparkle.

Products used: Duri Revacote, Orly Bonder basecoat,  Proper Polish Raspberry,  I,A.M. CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

All information for the shop is below, and as always, thanks for reading!  ^_^

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Digital Nails: Whack With Poo Brain Review

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I, like many other people, have fibromyalgia, so I was very excited to see the Fi-Bros for Life collab box from ellagee and Digital Nails.  This was my first indie purchase when it initially came out.  Today I have one half of the box for you, Whack With Poo Brain,  from Digital Nails.

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As you can see, it’s a beautiful sheer purple,  with black, white, and iridescent glitters.  The name was inspired by one of her favorite shows, Adventure Time, and the fun part of fibromyalgia where all information seems to suddenly drop out of your head.

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It’s a pretty crelly, and I did three coats to reach this opacity.   It applied well, and has average dry time.  I really love things that represent me, and this nailed it, pun intended.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone,  Digital Nails Whack With Poo Brain, ellagee Glass topcoat.

ellagee has some of these limited edition boxes left if you’re interested, and when they are gone, they’re gone.  For the box click here.  All other information for the store is below, and as always, thanks for reading!  ^_^

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