Monday, May 20, 2013

Scofflaw Nail Varnish- Flotsam & Jetsam

Hi everyone!

Ugh! Once again, school has gotten the best of me! It's actually to the point where it feels weird to even have nail polish on *gasp*! A bit of a back story, but I'm not allowed to wear polish to class unless I wear gloves. Gloves and facials do not really mix, hence my lack of posts! So sorry! I'm starting to get into more of a grove, and plan of having more time to swatch and such. For the moment, I have a gorgeous Scofflaw polish to show you! You can find Scofflaw Nail Varnish on Etsy as well as on Llarowe. 

So I basically stalked Esty and Llarowe for what felt like weeks before I got my hands on two Scofflow polishes right when they were released. As soon as I saw Flotsam & Jetsam, I knew it had to be mine. Minty goodness and shredded glitter?!?! What more could I ask for? Flotsam & Jetsam is a light minty, crellish polish with a beautiful turquoise shimmer. Best part about it, it has purple and turquoise shards and glitter! Application was a bit cumbersome. It took three coats to even out, and slightly flooded my cuticles. I expected to get more shards on the nail then I ended up with, but I do absolutely love the polish! I don't really think the pictures do it justice.

Three coats of Scofflaw Nail Varnish- Flotsam & Jetsam
One coat of Gelous
One coat of Poshe

 I could not figure out what Flotsam & Jetsam reminded me off, and it just dawned on me that it's the names of the eels in The Little Mermaid! I thought I would share this again because of The Little Mermaid reference LOL.

I hope everyone has an awesome week! Now I'm just going to go sing the song from The Little Mermaid for the rest of the night....thank's self.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Stripes and Shreds

Hi everyone!

I decided to do a mani featuring some nail polish strips from the brand Nail Fraud. I received a pack of these in a Nail Art Society box awhile ago, and I wanted to do something neat with them. The Nail Fraud strips came with twenty polish strips and I only used two, so I'm sure you will see these again in the future! They come with a orange stick and file like most other brands. I honestly have no idea where you can get these besides online, but they seem to be priced similarly to other brands that are more readily available. 

I don't think the strips I received have a name, but they are horizontal black & white stripes. I decided to take a larger strip and apply it vertically. I had to use the orange stick to sort of outline the extra strip and peel it off. The edges are a bit jagged, but it's ok. I really like the combination of the stripes! I used Bettina- Sand Blast, a light gray creme and Sation- Tall, Dark, and Has Some on my pink and pointer. TDHS is a shredded blue glitter topper with black and blue hexes. I think there's a few tiny silver hexes in there to. The combination of stripes and glitter is so fun! Kinda punk-rock, no?

Nail Fraud Strips
Bettina- Sand Blast
Sation- Tall, Dark, and Has Some 
One coat of Poshe

The Nail Fraud Strips seem to be holding up, but I'm not sure how they would be without a top coat. I really do enjoy nail polish strips, and I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for some fun spring patterns!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Spring Blossoms


First off I want to say "Hi!" to all of my new friends! I hope you all have been enjoying my blog, and I'm so glad you were excited about my giveaway! For those of you who were super excited about a little monster from Little Lazies being included in my giveaway, keep an eye out on my Facebook page for a picture of my Little Lazies collection! Thank you for supporting my blog <3

I have a super random floral nail art to show you all tonight. I started out with just a plain mani using Love & Beauty- Babyface from Forever 21. On the label this polish is called Baby Blue/ Hot Pink, but that's another story. It's a really precious, blue-gray crelly with teeny tiny black glitters, and holographic and pink hexes. I thought it needed a little something, so I got out a flat nail art brush and painted on some flower type things. I'm not entirely sure if they are flowers, but that's what I'm going with! The flowers are done with Zoya- Reagan with a bit of silver doted in the middle. 

Three coats of Love & Beauty- Babyface
Flowers with Zoya- Reagan
One coat of Poshe

I hope you all have a great weekend! Is there anything special you would like to see on my blog? Let me know!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

First Blogiverasry Giveaway and A Huge Thank You!!!

Yay! It's giveaway time!

I can't believe I've had my wee little blog for a year now! It all started with a pink caviar mani that I did for my first post, and within, I want to say about half a day, I had over 100 followers! I was blown away by the support I received, and I still am. I love my blog, and I have never regretted making it. I know I can be a bit inconsistent with posts at times, but thank you so much for sticking through it with me! I thought it would be fun to link my three most popular and most viewed posts to date. So here we go!

My first, and still most popular post to date: Pink Kaviar
Rounding out my top three: Amy's Nail Boutique- Cotton Candy

Now on to the fun stuff! I wanted this giveaway to be a bit different the the other two, so I'm going to be having TWO prizes! I'm so excited!!!

The Prizes!

Prize One
- The cutest little handmade monster you will ever see from Little Lazies! Thank you so much to the owner of Little Lazies, Leah, for collaborating with me on creating a special little moster just for you guys! Be sure to check out Little Lazies on Facebook!
- Shimmer Polish- Wendy. I chose this polish because it matches the Little Lazy. I know, it's silly.

Prize Two
- Liquid Lacquer- The Rain Song. You can see this swatched here. Your bottle is new, I promise!
- Liquid lacquer- Collide Into Me

Here's some info on the giveaway:
- All of the items for this giveaway were purchased with my own money.
- This giveaway is open to resident's of the US and Canada only. Sorry guys :(
- There will be two prizes, and two separate winners. You will be able to choose which prize you prefer in the Rafflecopter widget.
- This giveaway will run from April 23th, 2013 to May 14th, 2013.
- The winners will be chosen randomly on May 14th, 2013.
- Once the winners are chosen, I will post it here, on my facebook page, and you will receive an email. If you do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks again everyone, and I hope you love the giveaway!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Liquid Lacquer- The Rain Song

Hello everyone!

Long time, no post! I'm sorry! School is really getting the best of me, but it sure is paying off because I got a 96% on my first exam, woohoo! Some of you might have seen from Facebook, but the 14th was my blogs first blogiversary! I was waiting for a few other goodies to come in the mail, and they have so a giveaway will be up soon! I'm really super excited about it, and I think you all will love it! Thank you so much for enjoying my blog along with me for my first year!

I have a rather appropriate polish to show you all tonight, considering it's pouring here in Maryland! This is my first Liquid Lacquer polish, and I'm already in love! It's called The Rain Song, and it's from the newer Physical Graffiti Collection. The Physical Graffiti Collection has solely holographic polishes, and it consists of quite a few stunners! The Rain Song is a super bright, ever so slightly, holographic turquoise. The holo definitely isn't super strong, and is more scattered when it is noticeable. The color of the polish is absolutely lovely regardless! The application was ok. On the second coat, a few nails were still patchy, but a third coat fixed 'em right up. I'm just really lovin' the color!

Three coats of Liquid Lacquer- The Rain Song
One coat of Poshe

Be sure to like Liquid Lacquer on Facebook to be notified of upcoming restocks, and keep an eye out for my First Year Blogiversary Giveaway some time this week! 
If you have any polishes in mind that are simular in color to The Rain Song, let me know! I would love to pick a few up :D