Holiday Marble

I have been dying to do a water marble manicure for ages and ages, ever since Colette from My Simple Little Pleasures has been showing her great ones.  If you ever want to see some awesome video tutorials and ideas definitely check her out.

I saw her Poinsettia water marble and knew I would have to try it.

 This is a test run I did in my glass I don't have white in here obviously but you get the idea for the pattern.

What I used:  Nubar Competition Red, SH All The White Stuff and Barielle Date Night.

Can you believe I actually tried to line up each nail to look the same?  I also could not even get the pointy part on my nail lol.  Oh well for my first full manicure it came out better than expected.  They look like candy canes!

Have a good weekend!

Hard Candy Beetle

I don't have any of the Orly Cosmix FX shades so Beetle called my name at Wal-Mart.  It flashes pink, orange and green!

I put a stamp on it, I think it's a guy in a cape wearing a bag over his head lol.  There are some funny stamps that comes in the 12 plate set from Born Pretty.  There is another one I have to show you he's doing a funny pose.  Oh I also have a coupon code for Born Pretty if you wanted to get something from there, it's ASIAN (lol) you get 10% off your order with a free keychain!  I don't get anything if you use the code it's just some savings for you.

Oh yeah so okay speaking of Wal-Mart, I also bought some rice wine vinegar I love that stuff.  I was talking to Alex while this lady was ringing us up and when she got to the vinegar she interrupted me and asked me, "Is this for your eggrolls?".  That vinegar is the only food product I purchased ( no eggrolls!).  I must've had a look on my face because I could barely utter I don't know when she said, "Oh nevermind" rang it up and put it in a bag.  Aaaah Wal-Mart.

Zoya 6 free spoons today only

This offer is valid TODAY ONLY, put 6 spoons in your cart at the Zoya site and use the code SP6 and they will ship them to you for free.

OPI Your Royal Shyness

 3 coats with Seche Vite.  I think I needed 4th coat, but who has time for 4 coats honestly?  This is shimmery and frosty at the same time.  Don't really like it.

 It looked pretty in the bottle lol.

 Ok I tried to spruce up a nail to maybe make this wearable for me.  I painted a stripe of CC Snowflakes using painter's tape (my favorite!).

 Ok, that looks weird.

Add stars? No.

This came off shortly after, what I should of done was stamp it!  Ah the good ideas always come as an afterthought for me.

Hello Kitty Fauxnad

I was contacted by Born Pretty, they are an online store that sell nail art products.  They sent me a fauxnad set with 12 plates, stamp and metal scraper.

 One of the plates (M71) has a Hello Kitty on it!  They also sell just the Hello Kitty plate by itself for about $4, pretty good deal.

I painted my nails with Color Club Wish List Red (1 coat!) and 3 coats of a white creme on my ring finger.  I didn't use the rubber stamper that came with this but I did use the metal scraper which worked great.

I had go and fill in HK's ear with black acrylic paint because it didn't stamp but you can barely tell :)  Since I had the paints out I went ahead and filled in her eyes, painted her bow red and her nose yellow.

 I meant to paint 1 nail white but I went on auto pilot and painted them all red.  I think the black on red looks cute too.  I might try to paint this one later just to see how it looks.

This is HK dressed as a panda, and the cutest part is her hoodie comes off!  It's hard to see her panda ears in this shot tho =x

Yes, I bought Hard Candy Beetle I couldn't resist it!  You can see the evidence on my middle finger haha.

If you want to check out the Born Pretty store, click HERE.

These products were sent to me for review.

Follow up on Nubar Diamont

When Nubar contacted me about the Diamont formula change, they also offered to send me a new bottle (with the old formula) to try out. 

It arrived today so I took off my mani (Barielle Pink Sherbert in case you were wondering) and tried it with 3 coats of Color Club Magic Elf.  Oh the first thing I did was open the new one and sniff it.  Yup, smells like rubber!  A good sign, and very rarely can you say you want a product to smell rubbery.

Here is a picture of my old and new bottles.  It looks like the brush is different on the newer bottle but it's the same, I went and checked!

They even changed the bottle front back to the old design. 

I applied my old treasured bottle on my thumbs and the rest of my fingers I used the new bottle.  After applying Diamont on my 10th finger, my pinky (first finger I apply) was dry to the touch.  After checking again an hour later, it is shiny and very dry.  Yay!

Nubar says that all their current stock is with the good formula now so you can order with confidence.  I'm sure if they mess it up they will fix it for you asap.  I had a broken bottle issue when I ordered from them before and their CS was really excellent and handled it fast.

2 of these were sent to me to review, I bought the other.

1k franken giveaway winner:

The winner is Silhouette Screams!  Have you been to her blog? She does amazing eye makeup :D  I'll be sending you an email for your info.  I was so excited I drew the name at 2 am lol.

Thank you so much to everyone that entered and or reading my blog! ♥

Apothica Giveaway winner!

The winner is Deanna G.congrats!  I will be emailing you shortly for your information :)

You guys have until this Sunday to enter my franken giveaway.

Oh and Happy Thanksgiving to anyone that celebrates it!

Awesome News About Nubar Diamont!

I heard from Nubar this morning with some exciting news: they are going back to the old Diamont formula!   As of now all their current stock is back to the old formula as well.  I am so thrilled that Nubar listened to us and fixed something that just wasn't working.  Now you guys can bust out all the old bottles you've been hoarding because they're not rare anymore! Yay :)

I'm on my lunch break so I won't be able to tally the Apothica entries til late tonight. I will announce tomorrow, thanks for your patience!

China Glaze Don't Be A Square

2 coats no topcoat.  An oldie but still a goodie!

I'm pretty busy this week so probably no updates until the weekend.  I will announce the Apothica giveaway winner tomorrow or Wednesday. 

Funky Fingers Southampton Seafoam

Southampton Seafoam 3 coats. This is another contest prize :D I have a huge ridge in my middle finger and for this mani it chipped right on the ridge.  I got so many compliments when I wore this.  To me it's a mix between a mint green and Tiffany blue, lovely.

My plan for the weekend is to bundle up and crank the heat up!  Have a good one :)

Chilly Day

This is in my front yard by my kitchen window.  They remind me of holly berries.  It's supposed to rain all weekend starting tomorrow, but I like rain.  Am I weird or what?

Fingerpaints Icy Iris

Icy Iris 2 coats. Another lovely polish I won from My Latest Obession, a rich shimmery purple.  I have several more notd posts before my nail break coming up! :)

Wavy hair with a bun!

The past 2 or 3 weeks I have been doing this natural wavy hairstyle.  Best part about it is I can skip the flat iron and just blowdry!  I used to do this all the time but I recently cut my own hair and went for short layers which is I think what makes the bun work.  Before the layers the waves were looking kinda wonky.  I'm also lucky and my hair holds a curl really well.

I let my hair air dry for an hour (it's so long and thick) after my shower then I blowdry it.  While it's still warm I twist it into a tight bun and clip it for about 30 mins.  Enough time for the hair to cool.  If I'm in a hurry I will put the blowdryer on low and hit the bun with it to give it more heat.  Otherwise I will put my makeup on or read my email while I leave it in the bun.  After at least 30 minutes I run my fingers through my hair and that's it!  I like doing this because it's random waves so somedays are better than others but that's the fun part lol.

I've always wanted a digital perm but now I think I don't want one because I like these waves!

I'm on my 3rd day of CC Enchanted Holiday and surprised it hasn't popped off yet.  You know how glitters love to pop off in whole pieces.  I'm bad about it too, I love picking off glitter if I see a corner sticking out lol.

Color Club Enchanted Holiday Swatches and Review

Like the Halloween set, these are so cute!

Holiday Gems, sold separately.

Enchanted Holiday 1 coat with Seche Vite topcoat.  Very opaque and I don't care for golds too much but this one looked really good on me.

Magic Elf 2 coats with Seche Vite topcoat.  A shimmery green with golden flecks.  I think I could have used a 3rd coat since it's a bit sheer.  I love this one!

Snowflakes 2 coats with Seche Vite topcoat.  This was difficult to apply it was very thick.

At first glace I thought this might be a dupe for China Glaze's Glacier but it was not.  The light colored glitter is kind of the same but that's where the similarity ends.  There are bits of white glitter mixed in to give it the "snow" effect which I liked.  I'm a sucker for odd glitter!

Wish List Red 1 coat with Seche Vite topcoat.  That wasn't a typo, ONE coat.  I love 1 coaters!  This dries gritty so you will need a thick topcoat.  This is looking dupey with ChG Ruby Pumps and Nubar Ruby Red Glitz with it's fine red glitter in a red base.  Whenever I'm feeling the red glitter I know I will be reaching for this one.

So now it's time to spam you with layered over black pictures!  These are all 1 coat over 1 coat of Color Club Bewitching.

I think these all look fantastic over black.

I really like this whole set.  Wish List Red and Enchanted Holiday are so opaque you only need 1 coat.    Snowflakes was thick and goopy, maybe needs thinner but I still like the look.  My favorite was Magic Elf, such an interesting green I don't own anything like it.  I want to franken with it lol.

I haven't had a chance to try the decals or gems yet so I will show you a look with them later. :)

This set is available now and retails for about $8.50 at most etailers (I like Victoria Nail Supply).

These were sent to me for review.

Nubar Ruby Red Glitz Comparison and Sale

The middle and ring finger nails are the ones in focus most, so click to enlarge and just look at those two to compare. They look pretty identical to me, though in some lights if I move my fingers around one would shimmer a slightly different color.  I'm just nitpicking, to the naked eye I don't think you can tell at all.

I was going to do a swatch that also includes the new holiday Color Club in this mix, I will post that tomorrow!

Nubar is having a 30% off sale starting today and ends November 30th.  The code is NOV3030 and if you go over $75 after discount free shipping is applied as well.

Quick NOTD + Box vs. fingernail

This gold is Color Club Enchanted Holiday from their mini set this year and on my thumb is 2 coats of Color Club Wonderland (from last years holiday mini collection) and 1 coat of Snowflakes.  I will have my review of Enchanted Holiday set tomorrow.

I had a fight with a cardboard box and the box won lol.  It's a little sore but not too bad.  Nails aren't tools but I never learn.

1000 Followers Giveaway!

I hit 1k followers recently and while I don't have many prizes they are very special to me.  First of all, thank you so much for reading and following my blog you guys are the best!

I made a tiny franken holiday set. I am SO excited to give these away! Want to see?

Click to enlarge:
Here are some in the making shots.

My thick base sits in clear!

This one is pretty all by itself.

Destined to be blue.

The first 2 don't have names yet but the blue one is called Bibidi Babidi Blue.

This is similiar to my Happy Holidays franken but it's 100x better!  I changed the recipe and there is 2 kinds of green glitter in there.  I wish I had this version lol.

Holographic blue glitter goodness!

This one is supposed to represent Autumn, fall leaves and stuff.

This one is a black creme (CC Master of Disguise hah) turned holographic!  It has a purple tint to it so it will shimmer purple as well.  I'm not sure what it looks like on the nail since I don't test frankens meant to go to other people.

I am dying to see this on someone's nails so if you win them please send me pictures!

So things to note about these frankens:

  • The 3 glitters are brand new Sally Hansen bottles, as well as the polishes inside.  I only purchased the clear polish ones so no acetone has been used on these bottles.
  • All the glitter I use is new and cosmetics grade.  The black holo before it was frankened was swatched on 1 hand once.
  • The glitters don't settle :D
So here are the rules:
  • Please be my blog follower, since this is meant for you guys!  
  • Open worldwide
  • Starts today, 11-14 and will end on Sunday 11-28.
  • One entry per person.
  • I will randomly draw the winner using
  • Winner has 3 days to respond before I draw another name.
How to enter:
  • Post a comment on this blog post.  You can say anything you want but please include your name, email address and how you follow me.  That's it!  Going to keep it nice and simple with everyone getting 1 entry. 
 Good luck!