Tuesday, December 31, 2013

OPI Nail Envy vs. Nail Tek II: The Third Week

     Hey ladies, today I have for you a comparison post. I'll be comparing two popular base coats: OPI Nail Envy and Nail Tek II.


     Also I'll be doing a little comparison of my new camera and iPhone camera as I took starting pictures before I got my new camera.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Chocolate Vanity Nail Stickers

     Hey there ladies! Today I will be sharing a first with you: my first time using nail polish stickers. Actually, this was my first time since my first time. You see, the first time I got nail polish stickers I had acrylic nails and the sticker wouldn't adhere correctly, plus I had no idea what the hell I was doing so it got pretty ugly. After that I shied away from using them and stuck to just regular ol' nail polish.
     Not too far back I won a giveaway and a company called Chocolate Vanity provided some of the prizes. Originally, I was only supposed to get two stamping plates, but these guys loaded up the package and surprised me with a bunch of nail polish stickers and decals and all sorts of goodies. I figured it was about time to get past my bad experience with nail polish strips and test these bad boys out. 


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Instagram Giveaway!

     Hello and good morning ladies! I'm excited to tell you that I'm hosting a giveaway on my Instagram account.

    
     This giveaway is open to anyone that follows my Instagram account (if you already follow, enter! If you don't follow, feel free to follow and enter!). To enter just repost the picture and use the hashtag #nailsarefab500giveaway (make sure your account is public so I can see your entry!). This is ONLY open to US residents who are 18 years or older (unless you have parental consent, which I will verify). The giveaway will close once I reach 500 followers and the winner will be chosen randomly.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Chanel Taboo

     Hey there ladies! I hope you guys had a lovely Christmas. Mine wasn't too bad, my grandfather gave me a new camera for Christmas. It's a Panasonic Lumix FZ70. I used it for the pictures I took for this post. I'm still getting used to the settings so bear with me.
     I ended up grabbing Taboo by Chanel while I was at the mall the other day. I have always had a thing for Chanel so I was so excited to be able to pick up one of their polishes. 


     I was instantly drawn to this color because it was so different from anything I own. It seemed like a purple with hints of red and orange but it was actually a lot different than I expected.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

China Glaze Dash of Dazzle!

     What's up ladies? It's snowing over here right now and there's no way I'm going out today. So what better time to write a little blog post?
     Today I have for you a little something I bought on Black Friday. I picked up the little China Glaze "Dash of Dazzle" set from the Happy HoliGlaze collection. This set has three polishes:  So Blue Without You, Mingle with Kringle, and Bells Will Be Blinging.


     I had to pick this set because it literally screamed my name. I love love love love blue polish, and glitter so it was pretty obvious that this was the one for me. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Mariah Carey Holiday Mini Sets (Part 2)

     Hey ladies! Today I have for you the second installment of my giveaway prize that I received from Kat Stays Polished. I have swatches of the last three polishes I got: Emotions, It's Frosty Outside, and Kiss Me at Midnight.
     You can see my first post here to see the first three polishes.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mariah Carey Holiday Mini Sets (Part 1)

     Hey ladies! How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was pretty laid back and relaxing with lots of turkey. I can't believe it's December already!
     Now to the good stuff... I've recently won a giveaway for two Mariah Carey holiday mini sets from Kat Stays Polished. Since there's a total of six polishes, I'll be breaking it up into two separate posts.

     Today I have for you Silent Stars Go By, Baby Please Come Home, and Make Him Mine.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gifts from South America

     Hey ladies! Today I have for you some swatches of two Brazilian polish brands that my boyfriend had bought for me while he was away in Brazil (aren't I a lucky gal?)
     From left to right, the polishes go as follows: Impala Expressao de Amor, Colorama Lua Crescente, Impala Charming, and Impala Pintura Moderna. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gradients! (Nail Fail?)

     Good afternoon all! Welcome to yet another installment of my amateur nail art! This weekend I realized that I hadn't done a gradient mani in a while. I've always loved doing them but it always got a bit too messy for my liking (also why I never do water marbles).

Thursday, November 7, 2013

China Glaze "Ruby Pumps"

     Hey ladies! I just picked up China Glaze "Ruby Pumps" the other day. This polish made it's debut November 2009 (so I'm a little late, lol) in the Wizard Ohh Ahz collection. It gets extra points with me because I'm a huge fan of the movie The Wizard of Oz. I used to watch it all the time when I was younger. So once I saw that this was Wizard of Oz themed, it was no-brainer to purchase it.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Little Bit of Nail Art

     So I've recently started my first semester of college and it's been putting me behind on being able to do my nails a lot. I used to do my nails about once a day but now I'm lucky if I have time three times a week. I've been trying to adjust to driving 40 minutes to and from school and managing time between school work and social life and a bunch of other things. It seems as though I've gotten into the swing of things and I'm starting to get back on track.
     I've never been a "nail artist" but I really fell off with my nail techniques and I've been trying to practice and get better. So bear with me as I try to get this blog together. Hopefully soon I'll be posting regularly :)

     On to the fun stuff! I managed to squeeze in some time for some nail art yesterday afternoon.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Giveaway Prize

     Hey guys! I just recently received a nail polish giveaway that was hosted by the wonderful Polished Indied. It took a while for it to get here, but it was well worth it! I absolutely love the polishes I won. Here are a few quick swatches I did of them!
Care Bear for a Crow - Darling Diva Polish








I used two coats of this polish over a white polish.
This color was kind of a pain because I really had to fish around to get any of the bigger, colorful glitters. My work did pay off though, because it is a pretty polish.












Popped - Daring Digits






I used two coats over a black polish. This polish is so party favor-esque; I love it! It's so colorful and fun, I'd like to see how it looks over other colors too.













On Wednesdays - Daring Digits





Two coats over a white polish. This color is so fetch! I appreciated this color before I even put it on because it was Mean Girls inspired. But when I put it on I totally fell in love. The only thing I don't like is that the color gets streaky so you have to be careful not to put too much polish in one spot.










Black Tie Affair - Feenix Polish




This is one coat over black and white polishes. This is definitely my favorite polish out of the four I got. I love anything holographic, and this has plenty holo glitters in it, let me tell ya! I was disappointed to find that it was all glitter and not holo glitters in a black crelly, but overall, still gorgeous! 









     In my prize I also received three bags of loose glitter and some fimo slices which I have not yet photographed. I'm also supposed to receive a few stamping plates but those are coming from out of the country so it's going to take a little longer to get here. 
     Hope you enjoyed! Love you guys!
               - Leah 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Giveaway Post #1

     Hey guys! I just wanted to post about a few giveaways I found! Feel free to enter, and good luck to all of you (:

    The first giveaway is being hosted by Will Paint Nails For Food. The prizes are pretty awesome!
You can enter here until June 29th. 
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     The second giveaway is by The Polish Hideout. She's giving away the Zoya Stunning and Irresistible collections. 

Enter here to enter. You can enter until June 27th.
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  Superficially Colorful is having a birthday giveaway. 

There are five different prizes: 
  1. Nabi 3D Effect Collection
  2. China Glaze Hologlam Collection
  3. L.A. Girl 3D Effect Collection
  4. Julie G. Gumdrops Collection
  5. Superficially Colored Laquer Mood Wings Collection
You can enter here until June 30th.
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     A fourth giveaway I have for you is Sarmarium's Swatches second blogiversary giveaway.
You can enter here until July 8th
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     Captivating Claws is giving away three OPI minis collections
You can enter here until June 22nd!
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     That's it for now! I wish you all good luck!



     




Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hey!

      I've been on instagram for a while now and I figured I'd make a nail blog. I've been following quite a few nail bloggers for a while but never thought I could possibly have the time to start one up for myself. Now that summer's here I don't have to worry about school as much so I should have plenty of time to mess around with a blog.
     What should you expect? Well, I'll be doing some swatching and nail art. And I'll also be posting about giveaways that I find. Bear with me though, I'm not used to this whole blogging thing just yet so it may take me a while to get into the swing of things.
      And as for you guys, please give me feedback and give me ideas!

      Later guys!