Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Year's Day Giveaway Winner!

Yay! Thank you all for entering my giveaway!

There were 17 of you darling ladies, and I recognized many names who have followed my blog and become friends from the beginning!  I am also so pleased to say there were a few new friends, too!  I can't wait for you all to see what's coming up in March for my One Year Blogiversary!!!!

I didn't make it to my goal of 200 followers on FB or the Blog, but that's ok!  I am grateful for everyone here and for everyone who allows me to review their amaaaazing polish.

And, without further delay:

Congrats to Vicki S.!!!! Woooooo! You won my giveaway and I will be emailing you soon!

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

I'm with the Lifeguard - Topless and Barefoot!

Hahaha, I know, I know.  I just couldn't help myself.  But the art mani I put together today was made with Essie Topless and Barefoot and China Glaze I'm with the Lifeguard!

It's a simply done tape mani that turned out to be one of my new favorites.  Please forgive my dry cuticles; the weather changing back and forth here is rough on them.  Both of these colors were on my wish list for so long and I haven't done much with either of them until now.  I used two coats of Essie T&B then taped off areas for China Glaze IWTL.  I absolutely adore it and it was so easy to do!

How do you like this fresh neon pop on a nice nude in all this wintery stuff? :)

Also, don't forget about my Giveaway!!!  I have a lovely set of rose water decals up for grabs.  If I can get 200 followers I will add a second prize winner! Check it out HERE!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Flashback Friday!

Last summer right after I found out I was pregnant with E we took C to visit Moody Gardens in Galveston for the first time!  If you have thought about going but haven't yet then you really need to plan for it!  All three of us had a fantastic time!

Anyway, as you know I used to have more time to do nail art!  A favorite of mine has always been the toucan that Kayla Shevonne did a couple years ago. You can see the link here:
It. Is. Amazing. And I had to try it, but I wanted to add my own spin and do something different on the other hand!

Now before I show you these guys please excuse my broken nail on one hand. :(  I think the art is still pretty good for an amateur!


Yay!  What do you think?  I used about a dozen colors in this so I'm not sure which they are but.... It's one of my favorite nail art manis!!!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Born Pretty Store Water Decal Review and a Giveaway!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, my darlings!!!

Firstly, I want to wish you all a fantastic 2014 and the best of luck in all your goals!  I wish I could give something to each of you wonderful readers, but for now I want to share some really cool water decals with one lucky winner.

I fell head over heels for these rose decals when I saw a gorgeous neutral, but mixed colors mani done by a popular blogger who linked her blog page to the shop (where I realized that there are some freakin' awesome water decals at The Born Pretty Store).  I have a little problem, though: I cannot remember which blogger posted the mani that inspired mine and I would really like to give credit!  So if you know or it was your gorgeous digits, please inform me!!  Thanks! ;)

Here is a pretty self-explanatory pic of things you will need for the water decal application!  I used cool water.  The decals were crazy easy to use and the instructions on the package were very basic and anyone can do this!

The process was so easy that my daughter was able to help me out.  There is no rush like with stamping and you are able to move the decals around if you don't quite get the placement on target the first time or two.  I love that each rose is a little different and that the color was opaque enough on the flower so that the polish wouldn't show through and ruin the effect.  Use your favorite top coat over the mani, clean it up around the edges as usual, and voila!

Isn't this cute!?  And so much fun.  It's actually one of my favorite manis and I plan to duplicate it again in the future.  And now you can try out some Born Pretty water decals, too!  Just enter in the Rafflecopter below (after you read the rules, please)!

Giveaway is for ONE (1) package of water decals purchased by me from the online Born Pretty Store.  Prize is NOT the same set of decals shown in the above blog post and is brand new in the original packaging.  There will be ONE (1) winner.  Giveaway will end one (1) week from the start date, January 1, 2014, on January 8, 2014.  If I reach 200 blog followers before the giveaway ends I will add a surprise prize for a second winner!  Thanks!  :)
  1. US entries only, please.
  2. Must be 18 or have parent permission to enter the giveaway and provide information to me.
  3. Must be a Blog reader and Facebook follower.
  4. Extra entries for other social media outlets are optional.
  5. Prize will be mailed out in time-appropriate manner and postage paid by me.
  6. I am not responsible for item once it has been dropped at the post office - but I do wish it the best of luck getting to you!
  7. Tracking will be provided on any prizes that are boxed.  If prize item is in an envelope tracking is used if available and if I choose to use it.
  8. I reserve the right to and will disqualify anyone who does not follow the rules.  Please let's all be fair to each other!
  9. Sharing blog post and giveaway will allow for an extra entry--and I thank you!!!
  10. Have fun!  Thanks for reading my blog! xo
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