Sunday, November 30, 2014

Delush Polish - Holidaze Collection: Swatches & Review

Hello, all! As I mentioned in my Nue Collection review, I've got another Delush Polish review to share with you today! This one is of the 2014 holiday collection called Holidaze Collection...I love puns :) I'm really loving these shades and how the collection looks as a whole together. I think there's something for everyone in this set of polishes and definitely worth adding to your collection. 

Delush Polish - Nue Collection: Swatches, Review & Nail Art

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Hello, all! I have two different posts to share with you today, both from Delush Polish (the other is the Holidaze collection, found here)! The first duo I'm showing you is from Delush's collaboration with Nue Magazine! The Nue Collection is inspired by the hottest trends of the season, embracing classic bold shades, metallic touches, and, not to be forgotten, glitter! The shades I have to share with you are some classic and bold metallic shades so let's take a look!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday Roundup - Sales Galore!

Hello All!

In just 3 short hours it will officially be Black Friday here in California so I figured I would write a little post that shares some my favorite polish brands' promos for this big weekend of shopping! Almost all of these promos run from Friday, November 28th through Monday, December 1st. Some of these I'm not sure about the entire run date so they may not work after Black Friday. This list is by no means comprehensive and includes brands that I like and/or have worked with before. Let me know if there are any brands you think I should include in this list (or if you're a brand let me know and I'll add you!). Hopefully this helps you out a little bit in your polish hunt! Here they are (in alphabetical order!):

  • 40% off, plus free shipping. Runs Friday, 11/28- Monday 12/1
Beyond the Nail
  • 40% off orders of $30 or more. Use code BLKFRIDAY
Black Dahlia Lacquer
  • 25% off polish and jewelry on Black Friday with code BLACKFRIDAY
  • 35% off site wide on Cyber Monday with code CYBERMONDAY
Cirque Colors
  • 25% off site wide on Black Friday
  • 20% off Saturday, 11/29-Monday, 12/1
  • Free US shipping 12/2-12/31
Cupcake Polish
  • $3 off polish until 9pm CST, 11/30
Delush Polish
  • Free US Shipping on orders over $50 (through the end of 2014)
  • Two free full size polishes with a purchase of $60 or more (note which polishes you'd like in your order)
  • Free snowflake glitter for first 100 orders
Different Dimension
  • 25% off all products on Black Friday with code BLACKFRIDAY
  • 30% off orders of $30 or more 11/30-12/1with code SATSUNMON
Girly Bits
  • 25% off polishes
  • 25% off DIY polish supplies 
  • 50% off 'On the Way out' polishes
  • Free gift with purchase
Harlow & Co.

  • 10% off of Colors By Llarowe, Sweet Pea & Fay, China Glaze, Vivid Lacquer stamping plates
  • 15% off of Cirque Colors and  Lac Attach
  • 20% off of NCLA and Cult Nails
  • 30% off Appeal Cosmetics
  • Free US & Canada shipping on orders over $25. 
  • International shipping takes 25% off orders under $100. Free Shipping on orders over $100. 

  • Free Shipping on orders over $40
  • Free bottle of 'Holly Back Girl' with $70 purchase. Use code HBGFREE
  • Free samples while supplies last
  • 30% off order of $20 or more on 11/28. Use code BFS30
  • Free shipping on 3 or more items on 11/29. Use code SBSFREESHIPPING
  • On 12/1, choose from: 
    • $10 off $40 purchase with code CM10OFF
    • $15 off $60 purchase with code CM15OFF
    • $20 off $80 purchase with code CM20OFF
    • $25 off $100 purchase with code CM25OFF
Live Love Polish
  • Up to 40% off polishes. Check here for sales!

  • 40% off entire order through 12/1. Use code CYBER40

Madam Glam

  • 40% off site wide with free shipping over $30. Use code BLACK40

Polish Me Silly

  • Free mini polish with purchase of $30 or more
  • Free regular polish with purchase of $50 or more
  • Free mini and regular polish with purchase of $100 or more
Polish My Life

  • 25% off on Black Friday. Use code BLKFRIDAYS25
  • Free shipping on 11/29. Use code SMBIZSAT
Renaissance Cosmetics

  • 25% off regular prices items 11/28-12/1
  • 40% off discontinued prices, 11/28-12/1
Shimmer Polish

  • Buy 2 get 1 Free, 11/28-12/1. Use code BLACKFRIDAY
Trust Fund Beauty

  • Various Sale prices. Use code TRUSTFUND

  • $20 Pre-packaged Dream Box Trios, plus Free Shipping & Bow
  • $20 Build your own Dream Box Trio, plus Free Shipping & Bow 

Happy Polishing! :) 

Cirque Colors - Ultimate Holographic Gift Set: Swatches & Review

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Hello, all! Happy Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating with family and friends today! I have had a whirlwind of a week! Last Friday my boyfriend Bryce and I got engaged after 9 years of dating! We spent the weekend in Yosemite and I'm so beyond happy and excited to begin planning the next part of our lives together. If you spot a ring in the background of my photos now, that's why ;)

In honor of my exciting personal life news, I figured I better swatch some stunning polishes and products and share them with you all today! Cirque Colors has curated a few of their favorite holographic polishes to create the ultimate Holographic Gift Set! This set comes in a nice windowed box and would be perfect for the polish lover in your life. These polishes usually sell for $13/bottle, but in the set, it works out to just $10/bottle. Are you ready to drool over these?

Friday, November 21, 2014

ALIQUID Lacquer - Anniversary Trio: Swatches, Review & Link to Giveaway/Contests!

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Hello, all! Today I've got swatches of the ALIQUID Lacquer First Anniversary trio of polishes! These were created by Alison in honor of all the hard work and improvements that she's made in her first year of having her shop open. Anniversaries are great times to reflect on resolutions of the past and update them for future ventures, so this collection is just that! These polishes were made to reflect some future goals for this indie brand. How cool is that??

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Polish Me Silly - Winter 2014 Collection + Keychain: Swatches, Review & Nail Art

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Hello, all! Today I have a selection of polishes from the forthcoming Polish Me Silly winter releases! Today, November 20th (at 5pm PST), Polish Me Silly will be releasing 10 new holographic polishes, 8 flakies, 4 multichromes, 4 Christmas polishes, and a leopard spot glitter polish! In addition to these lovely new shades, they also have a series of fun new key chains that every polish lover will appreciate ;)

I have 4 of the 27 shades to be released tonight to share with you so I'll start with 2 from the Christmas collection, then one of the holos, and finally that leopard spot glitter!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Beauty Buffs - Metallic: Galaxy Nail Art

Hello, all! Hope your week is going well! I'm finally (and excitedly!) able to get back into the swing of things and post with the talented ladies of the Beauty Buffs! This week's theme is Metallic! I'm not usually one to wear metallics, but I like challenges like this because it makes me think outside the box! In the end, I really like how this turned out!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Live Love Polish - Various Color Club Shades: Swatches, Review, Nail Art & Tutorial

Hello, all! Today I have swatches of a few bright Color Club shades from the polish retailer, Live Love Polish, to share with you all! Now, I know it's fall, BUT, who doesn't love a few bright shades mixed in with the fall ones we've been seeing? Besides, our friends in the southern hemisphere are gearing up for their spring and summer so we can't forget about them! ;)

These 4 shades are a mix of Color Club polishes from previous summer and spring collections and while some of them are shades we've seen before, they're nice staple shades if you don't have them yet! I also put together a nail art look using these shades and did a little video showing my process so read through to the end for that :) 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Guest Post for The Dalai Lama's Nails - Stained Glass Nail Art

Hello, all! Today I've got a guest post to share with you over on The Dalai Lama's Nails! Hannah is celebrating 3 years of blogging all month long and she's asked a few ladies to guest post for her to help celebrate. I ended up recreating a fabulous design that Hannah did a year back...and then something extra special happened! Another one of my favorite bloggers (it may or may not be Adventures in Acetone ;)  ) also recreated the same design so it became an awesome collaborative post between all 3 of us! Head over the the Dalai Lama's Nails to read our full post! 
Happy Polishing :) 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Habit Cosmetics - Winter 2014 Collection: Swatches, Review & Nail Art

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Hello all! Happy Veteran's Day (and a big thank you to those who are/have served our country)! I have polishes from one of my all time favorite brands to share with you today, Habit Cosmetics! My first experience with Habit was over a year ago with a few of Aja's original shades and she has since released a dozen or so more beautiful polishes that will make anyone drool. The three I have today are apart of this year's Winter collection which is inspired by the naturally it is absolutely stunning.

For those who don't know, Habit polishes are all natural and use Myrrh extract to help naturally strengthen the nail. It is vegan friendly, cruelty free, gluten free and 5-free and in my opinion they have some of the most unique, chic and beautiful bottles around. Read through to see what I think of these and let me know your favorites!

Monday, November 10, 2014

ncLA - Runway Collection: Swatches, Review & Nail Art

Hello, all! I hope where ever in the world you are, that your Monday is going smoothly! It's actually my birthday today! I'm the ripe old age of 24 and I'm still not sure what I'm doing with my life! Yikes! 

Today I have some swatches and a review of the ncLA Runway collection to share with you all! I have been in love with ncLA for so long and I'm so excited to share this collection with you today! 

For those who don't know, ncLA is a 5-free nail polish company and they hail from good ole Los Angeles, California (only about an hour from where I live!). They also create some fantastic nail wraps in an unlimited number of designs for those who might not enjoy creating the nail art as much as wearing it (and there's nothing wrong with that!). I love the mix of high fashion and sophistication that ncLA exudes, while still keeping true to the laid back and trendy feel of Southern California. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Delush Polish - Scream Supreme, American Horror Story: Swatches, Review, and Nail Art

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Hello, all! Wow, it has been awhile since I've blogged and I've been missing it so much. I've been crazy busy with work and personal life and I am in serious need of this weekend to get stuff taken care of get back on track. Today I've got swatches of 4 polishes from the Delush Scream Supreme collection to get back into my groove!

All the polishes in this collection are inspired by the TV Series American Horror Story, and while I've only watched the first and second season, I can totally appreciate each and every one of these shades and their inspiration.

I love how fun the polishes are and I think they're great for fall and beyond. These polishes are stunning on their own, but I also couldn't resist doing a bit of nail art with each polish :) Let's read through and see more swatch goodness!