Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Nail Looks!

Happy Holidays everyone!  Here are two holiday looks I came up with.  I just realized I used gold in both manis.  I realize most people don't really like gold nail polish, but something about gold screams holiday to me.  The second mani can easily be adapted to match your color preferences, however.  Hope you like these! :)

Poinsettia nails!  I obviously didn't research how they look before doing this mani.  I kinda of did it off the top of my head and realized later that the leaves don't look like that. -_-  I think I was thinking of mistletoe leaves.  I used Sinful Colors Last Chance for the green nails and Dr.'s Remedy Glee Gold for the other nails.  For the poinsettia, I used China Glaze City Siren and lined it with a gold glitter nail art polish.  For the middle of the flower, I used Milani Fx in gold.  I think that's my favorite part. :P

Present nails!  For this one I used Sinful Colors Midnight Blue and Wet n Wild 24 Carats.  I originally drew the bow in black, but decided to color it in with the blue polish.  In person you couldn't tell I colored it in, but...yeah you can totally tell in these pics. -_-

Well, that's it for today!  Hope everyone's enjoying the holidays! :)


*Products in this post were sent to me for review.  I'll be reviewing them as whole very soon!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Winter Mani: Tweed & Roses

Hey all,

I probably should get my holiday manis posted, but I wanted to share this winter mani I did with you first.  I think I'm going to compile my holiday looks into one post and post it tonight.  So be on the lookout for that one!  Here's the winter look I did with tweed and roses. :)

Read on to see more!

Dr.'s REMEDY Jolly & Joy Holiday Collection Swatches

I'm a bit late in posting this, but I hope you enjoy the swatches!

REVIVE Ruby Red, 3 coats.  This is a shimmery ruby red.  The formula was great and it's your typical holiday red.  I actually didn't own a shimmery red (all my reds seem to be cremes or glitters), so I was happy to get it nonetheless.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Julep Maven Mystery Box

Hey all!

Wow I really have not posted for over a month.  Shame on Liz!  Now that finals are over and I'm on break, I will definitely post more.  I have files and files of backlogged nail pics, so there is definitely enough content to post twice a day for a month there.  Anyway, I wanted to share with you the Julep Mystery Box I ordered.  It came today!

The Julep Box of Mystery retails for $60 and is full of mystery Julep products worth anywhere from $60 to $200!  If you use code DAY5 you can get the box for $19.99.  I also had a $15 voucher, so I got mine for a whopping $4.99, and of course shipping is free.  Let's take a look at what I got. :)

Left to right: Pout Popper in Arousal (lip gloss), Age Defying Hand Brightener (mini), Glycolic Hand Scrub (mini), 3 Nail polishes: Christina, Carrie, Jodie, and a glass file.

All in all, while I didn't score $200 worth of products, I'd say I got around $80 worth!  Not bad at all.  I think you're guaranteed at least two nail colors, so I'd say it's worth checking out.  What do you think?  Let me know if you ordered this box too and what you got!  I'd love to know! :D


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Julep Maven Referral Penny Deal

Hey guys!  I know it's been over a month. >.<  I just finished finals and am going home in a few hours.  (I'm actually in the middle of packing.)  I saw a crazy deal so I wanted to share it with you before I packed my computer.

Julep Maven is actually doing this crazy deal where 1,000 referred Mavens get their first box for only a penny!  And shipping is free so it's really practically free.

If you would like to take advantage of this deal, please click my link HERE and use this code SHAREON. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pink Wednesday: Ahoy, Glitter!

It's been way too long since my last Pink Wednesday post.  Today I have for you a pretty layered combo. :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

OPI: I Eat Mainely Lobster

Hey all!  I'm trying to post more consistently this week.  I have a scheduled post for tomorrow as well.  And on Thursday I'm going home for Thanksgiving break!  Can't wait. :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Striped Ruby Pumps

Here's a simple look I did using China Glaze Ruby Pumps.  Ruby Pumps is a gorgeous red jelly with lots of pretty red micro glitter in it that really gives it depth and sparkle.  On my tips I used Sinful Colors Black on Black and silver glitter striping polish.  It really reminded me of something, so I stared at it for a while and eventually figured it out.  It reminds me of Pixar's Cars!  Haha, but I still like it anyway.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cult Nails: Let Me Fly

 I finally got this pretty dusty turquoise.  Yay, thanks dad! :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dr.'s REMEDY Fall Fever Swatches

Hey all!  Finally a long overdue post.  As usual, I am really busy with school and club work.  I knew I really needed to update soon, so despite a headache I'm taking this time to post.  I really missed posting!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dr.'s REMEDY Holiday Hues: Jolly & Joy

Seasonal shades to enchant, inspire, ignite

Holiday cheer is contagious: the spirit is infectious, the charm is encapsulating. It's so divine, in fact, that you wish you could "bottle it up" - savor it, treasure it. Luckily, your friends at Dr.'s REMEDY did just that this year with their holiday collection of hues: JOLLY & JOY. In the lineup, five shades that are rich, riveting, and radiant. And the best part: the colors are traditional in scope but not on scale; meaning red and green - yes, the docs have you covered. See for yourself in the best holiday collection yet: Dr.'s REMEDY JOLLY & JOY for holiday 2011.

The holiday 2011 JOLLY & JOY collection of Enriched Nail Polish includes:
REVIVE Ruby Red: A shimmer-infused, Wizard of Oz-inspired shade of crimson
PASSION Purple: A bombshell-boysenberry with subtle silver meshed throughout
ESSENTIAL Emerald: A take on the classic tree-and-plant-inspired gem of a shade, with delicate glimmer and unparalleled amounts of glamour
SERENE Silver Glitter: A seasonal sizzler like no other: shine, chic, totally unique in the metallic scene
RESOLUTION Red Glitter: A red-meets-copper spin that's sequin-look-alike laden with high-shine and sparkle

Dr.'s REMEDY is offering the following special price on selected holiday shades. Purchase ESSENTIAL Emerald, RESOLUTION Red Glitter AND SERENE Silver Glitter for only $14 each while supplies last.  Also, free shipping on orders of $50 or more with code: HOLIDAY thru 11/18/11.

Dr.'s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish is available for $17 online at

Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypoallergenic ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold exclusively at or by calling 877-323-NAIL. 


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday Food and Nails (FFAN) #9

It's only 36 minutes past 12am here, so hey.  I say it's Friday.  Anyway, sorry about the lack of updates and late posts. T_T  I am so busy right now, that I'm glad it's finally the weekend.  Even though it will be a busy weekend.  Hopefully I'll get some posts up.  Also unfortunately, I will be discontinuing the FFAN series until summer '12 due to the lack of entries and my busy schedule. So here's the last FFAN post. Enjoy! :)

"I really couldn't decide what I wanted to do for my Halloween nails, so I went with a little bit of everything. I really like how it turned out. The m&m's were pretty unique and tasty too. Click the link for a blog post that corresponds with this mani."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dr.'s REMEDY Fall Fever 2011

Autumn Allure Like Never Before

Fall 2011 will be fierce: leaves will change, for sure, and temps will follow suit. But the real news relates to the hues of this season. Indeed, we're revolutionarily-ready to welcome a crisper, cleaner, clearer collection of colors, kudos to Dr.'s REMEDY insight and excitement over autumn. These hues celebrate the season that screams renewal: a rich bordeaux; a modern burgundy; a navy-meets-royal blue. We welcome you to invite your nails to dance in Dr.'s REMEDY FALL FEVER 2011.

The vibrant shade collection of Enriched Nail Polish includes:
DEFENSE Deep Red: A rich bordeaux with a mystifying matte finish
NOBEL Navy: A sea-at-dusk shade that reflects light and brings dimension to tips and toes alike
BALANCE Brick: A modern maroon with body and balance      
Dr.'s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish is $17 and available for purchase online at

 remedy fall

Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypo-allergenic ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails; their Enriched Nail Polish is the first-ever nail polish on the market approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold online at or by calling 1-877-323-NAIL.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Needle Marbling Tutorial!

The much requested tutorial is finally up!  And it's a video. :)

I know, the quality sucks and the music  This is my first video tutorial though, so please be nice!  I was also working under lamp light and was trying to keep my finger from blocking the camera, so the polish kind of got gloopy on me.  I think you'll get the idea though.  Video tutorials are hard!  I don't think I will do more in the future unless it's hard to show through pictures like needle marbling.  Either way, I hope it helps!

Here are also some more pics of needle marbling.  Which one's your favorite?  (View previous look here.)

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Possibly sensing that Halloween is drawing near, one of my new Wet n Wild Coloricon polishes decided to take a high dive from my hands...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dr.'s Remedy Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness

Dr.'s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish in Positive Pink will add a healthy dose of color to your look. 20% of the proceeds from each Positive Pink Enriched Nail Polish purchased at an Everything But Water store or their website will go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. The polish is a lovely, healthy splash of toxin-free, vitamin-enhanced color for your nails. $17. The nail polish is available at


Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypo-allergenic ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails; their Enriched Nail Polish is the first-ever nail polish on the market created by doctors and approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold online at or by calling 1-877-323-NAIL.

My Brain is Fried

So I'll just leave you with some pics of a nail art I did a couple weeks ago.  This was my first attempt at needle marbling.  Could be better, but I was pretty satisfied. :P  Click 'read more' to see more pics. :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Nail Partayyy

The girls in my bible study and I had a nail party this weekend.  It was super fun, and I got to try out some new polishes.  I kept my nails pretty simple.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Food and Nails (FFAN) #8

Wow these past few weeks have been busy.  Another exam and paper down, but still so much to do.  T_T Unfortunately, this meant that I haven't been able to advertise FFAN as much these days.  Eek!  So there's only one entry, but it sure is a great one!  Hope you enjoy this one and remember to visit Theodora's blog! :)

The next FFAN post will be published on Friday, October 14th.  If you would like to participate, please refer to this post.

"I´m wearing a Patchwork Mani, my favorite type of manicure :) The food I´m holding in my hand is called a CovriKing. It´s cheese and ham rolled in a delicious batter. I especially love it, when it´s still warm ;) "Petru" makes the best in town, and I have to get me one of those, every time I´m in the city :)"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rivka Holographic: Jenny

Today I'm reviewing one of the four Rivka polishes I got in my swap with Sarah of Them Pretty Colors.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

NOTD: Like Unicorn Pee

Hey all!  Today I have an NOTD for you. :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Great things are coming to this blog

Hey there!  I've been busy with exams and such this week that I haven't been able to post.  I also went home last week and brought back a lot more of my polish with me.  I couldn't bring them all, but I'm pretty happy for now.  The bad thing is I no longer have the program I used to edit my pics with on my computer anymore.  My computer was lagging pretty badly, so I erased everything from my computer after backing it up.  Unfortunately, I left the cd at home. ><  So that also explains the lack of posts lately.  I'm now just using an online editing site.

So that's my excuse, and now I'll tell you what polishes you can look forward to seeing in the upcoming days.  So far I have a whole bunch of pictures I haven't edited yet waiting to be shared.  For swatching, I have the rest of China Glaze's summer collection, as well as two polishes from the fall collection.  And some exciting things came in the mail this week!

Okay, I'll give you a second to take this all in.  ^_~  I've been waiting for these since before school started, so I was super excited to get them all this week!

A big thanks goes out to Cathy for going through all the trouble of sending these!  Above are the three pots of color changing pigments I bought from More Nail Polish.  She's been sweet enough to buy these pigments in bulk and share them with us.  And these were definitely worth every penny!  The polish in the Sally Hansen bottle is a franken I made using the red green pigment.  I'll go into more detail when I show you my swatches, but if you're interested in buying them click here. :)

Rivka Holographic polishes all the way from Brazil!  A huge thanks to Sarah for doing this swap with me!  Sarah runs a lovely nail and make up blog called Them Pretty Colors.  Her nail posts seriously make me drool, so I highly recommend checking out her blog.

Sarah also asked me if I wanted any flakie polishes, so I got these two.  How cute are those bottles?

Are you excited???  I can't wait to swatch all of these.  Duo/multichromes, holos, and flakies!  T_T *tears of joy*

I will return with drool worthy pics.  TGIF! :)


Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Food and Nail (FFAN) #7

Happy Friday!  It's finally here and so is FFAN. :)  Great entries this week!  I made the pics big this time since there were only two entries. :P  Be sure to visit these lovely bloggers. :)  I also realize people are getting busier now, so I've decided to do FFAN posts every other week from now on.  If you'd like to enter, you know the drill. ;) Click here.

"Big Breakfast platter from Mickey D's! I was wearing Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Golden Tourmaline."
 "I was wearing OPI Gargantuan Green Grape when I grabbed one of my favorite snacks, apples! As soon as I started washing it I had to take a photo. This green apple looked so perfect and went along with my nails I couldn't resist!"

Thursday, September 15, 2011

OPI Pros & Bronze

Hey all~

Hope everyone's weeks are going well.  Today I have one of the polishes from the last Serena Williams duo set.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Urban Outfitters Smush & Lace Nail Accent

I don't know why but there's something nostalgic about this picture.  I know I'm weird.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Urban Outfitters Dust

Polish no.2 from Urban Outfitters.  Does it remind you of another polish?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Food and Nails (FFAN) #6

TGIF! :)  How pretty are this week's entries?  Check out these talented bloggers by clicking their pics!  If you'd like to participate in next week's FFAN post, you can find more information on how to enter by clicking here: FFAN entry guidelines.

"On the picture i'm holding Dark Chocolate Mints from Trader Joe's. I tried to simulate nice contrast of mint and dark brown on the packaging with the Knockout Liberty that has plastic finish and OPI You Don't Know Jacques Suede."
"For this manicure I'm wearing wet&wild tickled pink and I'm holding my favorite cookie they are called lofthouse cookies and they sell them at the grocery store, they are so yummy!"
"My latest food craze is trail mix WITH fruit :) I'm wearing Colour Club's Who Are You Wearing? with freehand acrylic painted flowers and konad over it. I love it!!!"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Born Pretty Hello Kitty Nail Stickers

It's almost Friday. :)  I thought I'd do a quick post reviewing the Hello Kitty nail stickers I used for my mani featured in last Friday's FFAN post.

This was my first time using nail stickers, so I'm not sure how they compare to others.  I found these really cute and easy to use.  They peeled off the clear backing well and were relatively easy to place on the nail.  All the stickers laid close to the nail except the Hello Kitty one.  I had some problems with the whiskers sticking up, but it may have been me since I didn't press the edges down all the way.  I used one coat of Seche Vite to keep the stickers all in place.  I had these on for 2 days.  I'm sure they would have lasted longer, but I rarely keep a look for more than a day or two. -_-

You can buy these Hello Kitty & Chanel Logo Nail Sticker at Born Pretty for $2.88 per sheet.  Each sheet contains a good amount of stickers in a variety of shapes: Hello Kitty, bows, and two types of hearts.  All the stickers have a green/pink iridescent shimmer to them.  As indicated by the link above, Born Pretty also sells Chanel Logo nail stickers. ^^

Also there's still a couple more hours left if you would like to participate in tomorrow's FFAN post!  You can find more info on that *here*.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Milani Limited Edition Blue Lightening

Hey all!  Take a look at this gorgeous polish I have to share with you today. :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Picture Polish Giveaway Winner

Finally the winner has been chosen!  My bf wanted to pick the winner this time, so after verifying all the entries I told him the number of entries I had, and he chose a number from there.  In total, I had 211 entrants and 509 entries!  How my bf chose the winner was by flipping coins to divide the entries.  For example, heads meant the upper half of total entries, and so on until he got a final number.  He took it pretty seriously. :P

And we have a winner!  Congratulations, Terry!  I have already emailed Terry informing her that she is the winner.  If there is no response within 36 hours, I will draw a new winner.

Thank you everyone for participating in the giveaway and leaving such encouraging comments!  I really enjoyed reading them and am thankful for your support. :)


Sunday, September 4, 2011

NOTD: Super Bright Mani

It may be the end of summer, but it's been around 100 degrees lately!  I think it's finally cooling down starting today.  Here's a bright mani I did to say goodbye to summer. :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Food and Nails (FFAN) #5

Mmm~ the entries this week are so sweet!  It makes me hungry. :P  I hope you guys enjoy this post as much as I did.  I was really glad to see the blogs I love participate this week.  Definitely check out all these blogs by clicking on the blog names!  If you'd like participate in next week's FFAN post, you can find more information on how to join in on the fun by clicking here: FFAN entry guidelines.

"Silk Pure Almond Milk (vanilla flavored) is very delicious. The polish I'm wearing is Wet n Wild Megalast 2% Milk. Ironically, the almond milk is very similar in color to the polish. I usually don't like sheer polish like this but this stands out to me. I'd definitely purchase both of these items again."

"My nails are simple, just William Tell Me About OPI.  They are with some really yummy 'Hurricane' chocolate cake.  I got my hands a bit messy when I was taking the pictures :)  I ate this during the Hurricane and it was delish!  Moist and chocolatey...yum."

 "I'm wearing Dior Trafalgar and holding my current addiction, a chocolate Glico Giant Cone. It's Japanese packaged ice cream cone; cone or cup, I'd always choose cone, and I love that this one comes pre-made so I can dive right in! It doesn't hurt that there's ice cream all the way down the cone. :D"

"Something simple today, glitter bolts :) I've used Colour Club's Worth the Risque, Art Club in Black and loose glitter. I'm holding my uni snack - Uglies cookies!"

"I am wearing Love & Beauty Nail Polish in Mauve. I am eating my favorite Chelsea candy. It is a kind of Japanese candy and there are three different flavors in that bag!"

"This is an NOTD.  I've been wanting to do a cutesy mani so I finally pulled out my Hello Kitty nail stickers from Born Pretty.  The colors I'm wearing are Essie Splash of Grenadine and China Glaze For Audrey topped with Milani Jewel Fx in Gold.  In my hand, I'm holding unsweetened Gold Peak Tea which I love. :P"