Monday, July 19, 2010

NOTD- Milani Metallic Mango

I told Mr. Ski to pick me out a new polish last night when he went to the grocery store...  I really didn't think he would, because he never does, but he came home with two new polishes for me!!  They are colors I probably wouldn't have picked for myself, but I thought it was sweet that he took the time to stand there and choose colors he wanted me to wear!  He picked this one because he said he thought it would look good with my hair.... erm, okay...

This is 3 coats of Milani Metallic Mango, plus tc:

Different...  it is kind of an orange, glowy color.  I am not a huge fan of metallics, but it is pretty...  he didn't do too bad, I guess!!

Until Later,

Sunday, July 18, 2010

NOTD- unamed Sally Hansen

Help!!  I got this polish a few months ago in my Freecycle haul, and the label is missing...  it is an old Sally Hansen.

It is a pretty greenish/gray.tealish color.  (does that even make sense, lol?)  I adore it, but I can't find the name anywhere, the bottle seems wrong.  Maybe it is a franken...

Anyway, here is what it looks like on:

The polish is more color accurate in this pic, but I am not yellow...

Pretty, right?  If anyone has any ideas, let me know.  Whatever color it is, I will be wearing it again, it went on like a charm!  Gotta love all those chemicals!!

Until Later,

Friday, July 16, 2010

We have a winner!!

I drew the winner of the Pixy Stix scented polishes, with a little help from the Princess.  I took pictures as we went, so her we go:

Here are all the names in the her Bilibo. (it is a weird toy thing...)

Reaching in to pick a name:

And the winner is......

KarenD!!  Congrats!! I have emailed you to get your info, hope to hear from you soon!!

Thanks to everyone that entered.  I hope to be able to do another giveaway soon!

Until Later,

Thursday, July 15, 2010

China Glaze Fall Promos

Find Strength in the Power of Pink

China Glaze Nail Lacquer Gets the Gloves Ready to Join in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Los Angeles, Calif. (July 2010) – Join China Glaze Nail Lacquer this October in the battle against breast cancer, one nail at a time! The professional line of nail lacquers brings on the fight with three powerful pinks. Inspired by the women who fight everyday and those that support them in their battle, these fabulous shades are sure to help you defeat the toughest opponents with style and class. China Glaze representative Rachel Schafer voiced that “in an industry dominated by women, for women, it is important that we strive to work together towards finding a cure.”

The three colors in “Fight Like A Woman” include:

Encouragement – A baby pink shimmer that brings on the cheer

Endurance – Power through the punches with this raspberry shimmer

Empowerment – Stand up tall with this cotton-candy crème on your nails

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization dedicated to the science of cancer and promoting international collaboration in cancer research.

The “Fight Like A Woman” Collection will be available at professional beauty supply stores and select salons this September. Availability will be very limited internationally.

China Glaze colors may change from season to season, but our formula remains the same amazing longwearing lacquer with hardeners. Designed with the professional in mind, our 220-strand brush is great for ease of application. Best of all, our non-thickening formula provides great coverage. For more information, please visit


China Glaze Introduces Three Limited Edition Halloween Polishes

Los Angeles, CA – (July 2010): Sink your claws into these three ghoulish glitters from China Glaze, perfect for a night of fright! Uniquely alluring and unlike any other Halloween colors before them, this collection is sure to entice. Colors in the promotion include:

· Zombie Zest: A mossy green shade with gold flecks of micro glitter.
· Ick-A-Body: A dark green base chock full of orange glitter.
· Mummy May I: Vampy, wine colored purple with flecks of hot pink glitter.

The 18 piece display will be available at Sally’s Beauty Supply Stores only and the 4 piece with free Fast Forward Top Coat will be available at all other beauty and nail supply outlets, stores and e-tailers.

China Glaze ( ) is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries

For 35 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women. Our product lines include 5 Second Nail, Ardell, Andrea, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Correctionist, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, Jeris-Lustray, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, One Touch, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Sweet Mary Jane, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra and Youthair. For more information about our full line, visit our new website:

For more information, please contact:

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PR and Advertising
American International Industries

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Last two Pixy Stix scented polishes- Orange and Cherry

Here are the last 2 polishes from my giveaway.  First up, we have Orange.  It is also sheer, and I completely forgot to try it over white!!  This is about 4 coats:

My pictures don't show the bit of shimmer these have, it kind of looks like a lollipop on your nails!  It also smelled like an orange lollipop, but the smell didn't stick around as long as the Grape did.  It also matched the Cheetos I was pigging out on as well!!

Next up is Cherry.  I remembered to put this one over white!!  Please excuse the crappy application though, I did this in a friend's garage at about 9 pm while Mr. Ski was throwing darts... (3 coats over white)

This was more orange colored to me than cherry, but it smelled like cherry, and was totally yum!!  I kept smelling my hands, just like I did with Grape.  Mr. Ski told me that my fingers looked "1968 Chevy Camaro orange" and that I should have put a racing stripe with the white...  : )

These are fun polishes, and I hope the winner enjoys them as much as I do!!

Until later,

Friday, July 9, 2010

Pixy Stix scented polish- Maui Punch

The next polish I tried was Maui Punch.  This is a frosty, glowy blue color.  It is also VERY sheer- I stopped counting at 4 coats...

As you can see, I still have VNL...  next time I will put it over white I guess!!  This one doesn't smell much like fruit punch, more like fabric softener... I was hoping it would be like Hawaiian Punch!  Oh well, it is still pretty!!  What color/flavor do you want to see next- orange or cherry?

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Until Later,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pixy Stix scented polish- Grape

Here is the first swatch of the scented polishes I am giving away. (you can enter the contest here.)  I let the Princess pick, and she chose grape.  I also told her to choose one for her to wear and I would put it on my blog, but she picked it off before I could get a pic!!

Here is Grape:

This is 4 coats, plus a topcoat.  I took a blurry picture so you could see the purple color better:

It is a bit sheer, but it turns into a lovely, glowy purple with some shimmer!!  Not bad for a cheapy polish!!  As for the scented part, it smells just like grape Kool- Aid!!  I kept smelling my fingers, LOL!  You could smell it, even after adding SV, so that is a plus!

Until Later,

Saturday, July 3, 2010

NOTD- Funky Fingers Fashion Addict

I went to 5 Below last night in hopes of finding some of the newer Funky Fingers...  apparently everyone else around here did too!!  There wasn't much there, but I did manage to find Fashion Addict for $1!!  It is a mini bottle, so I may have to go get another, but you can't beat $1....

This is 4 coats, sunlight picture...  my camera had a mini freakout trying to capture this, so this is the only pic I was able to get.  It is a scattered holo (I guess that's how you would describe it... ) and looks amazing in the sun!!  Funky Fingers is essentially the same as Color Club, so if you come across it, pick it up!!  I was going to do a 4th of July mani, but I think I am going to keep this on as long as possible- love it!!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th!!

Until Later,

My first giveaway!!

I wanted to do something to show my appreciation for you guys.  I have a very tight budget, so it isn't much, but here it is!

I thought these were cute and summer-ish, and reminded me of when I was a kid.  The winner of my giveaway will receive these scented polishes. I bought myself a set, so I will be swatching them for you this week.

The rules are simple:

1. be a follower, and comment on this post with your email address and how you follow.

That's it!  Feel free to blog or twitter about it, but I want to make this easy on myself, so I am just giving everyone 1 entry... 

The giveaway will run until 12 midnight July 15th.  Good luck!!

Until Later,