Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Zoya Shawn

Shawn has been a lemming of mine ever since I started blogging. Well, I finally killed that lemming(:

First of all, I wanted to say that this is not at all what I thought Shawn would look like. I thought it would be a lot lighter and more lime colored...based on some swatch pictures I saw. It's still pretty though :)

Shawn is a camouflage/army green with some yellow (mustard) undertones. So pretty (and unique in my collection).  The formula and dry time of this was excellent and it was very opaque. I want to test it out... see if it works for stamping... Shawn dries super shiny so I don't know why I bothered with a topcoat... which I actually regret because I am using my stupid little OPI mini bottle topcoat because I ran out of my NYC Quick Dry.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on Shawn?? It's a win in my book:)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Zoya Crystal

This polish is seriously amazing.

Crystal is a shimmery/glittery medium cornflower blue with gold glitters. So pretty!! It's really sheer on the first coat but it builds up nicely. Dry time was fast on the first coat but after three coats it slows down. It dries a tad bit gritty but nothing a coat of top coat can't fix :)

I loved Crystal so much! I can't wait to try my other Zoyas!! If you want to see what other ones I got, click (HERE).

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Zoya Nail Mail!!

Hi everyone(: Quick nail mail post today. I'll have a NOTD post later. In the meantime, look at my Zoya pretties!!! :)

 Kelly, Crystal
 Faye, Shawn
 Shawn, Ivanka
Free bottle of Remover+. So excited to try this!!

I also got a Zoya polish brochure thing and free Touch color spoons, and two different collection swatch pallets.

I can't wait to try these!! :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Some Awards:)

Hi everyone!! So today I have two awards to show you. First I received the "Versatile Blogger Award" a loooong time ago from Jewels and Nails and I got it from All That Is Gorgeous. I meant to do that one right away, but I was so busy at the time, I just never had time to do it. The second one I received from the lovely Minnie over at Mini Nail Blog.  She gave me the "One Lovely Blog Award". Thank you ladies!! I am really flattered(:

**EDIT** Minnie also gave me the Versatile Blogger Award as well. Thanks!!

1) Link/thank the person who nominated you
2) Tell seven things about yourself
3) Give the award to 10 bloggers

1) Link/thank the person who nominated you
2) Share seven facts about yourself
3) Pass the award onto 15 bloggers

Ok, since the rules of both awards of similar, I am just going to jumble them together(: Starting with seven facts.... hmmm....

1) My favorite colors are purple and turquoise 
2) I love the smell of crayons
3) Every time I get 100 more followers, my dad buys me ice cream
4) I am a freshman in high school
5) I am the ultimate Harry Potter fan, I have seen every movie and I own every book, and I own almost every movie, lol.
6) I am obsessed with Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, and Switched At Birth
7) I loooove playing tennis

OK, onto the next part... pass the award onto bloggers. Haha, if I awarded 10 people and then 15 more people, that would take a while, so I am just going to tag 15 people:)

If your tagged, consider yourself nominated for both(: You can decided whether or not you want to just do one, or do both:) And if your reading this, consider yourself tagged as well :D

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I have reached 300 followers!! My 300 follower mani was inspired by Emerald Sparkled and Beauty by Kayla Shevonne.

I would love to have a giveaway but I can't host one just because of personal reasons :( But I have some goodies coming in the mail and I can't wait to show you!!

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for following, reading, and commenting. It means the world to me <3

  • Base Color: Sally Hansen Celeb City
  • Dots: Yellow- Bettina Yellow, Orange-Bettina Orange, Green-Bettina Trees
  • "300": Bettina #27
(**Bettina products were sent for review**)

Monday, August 22, 2011

OPI Steady As She Rose

I know your probably sick of hearing about the Pirates collection, but last time I featured this color, I took photos too late in the day to be color accurate, so I decided to swatch it today(:

OH.MY.GAWD. So pretty. Steady As She Rose is a soft pink/nude color. It's a little less pink in real life than in the photos. The formula on this was a lot better than Mermaid Tears. Dry time was average.  

If you want to see what I stamped over it when it was featured last week, click (HERE).

Thanks so much for reading(:

Friday, August 19, 2011

China Glaze IDK

Remember when I mentioned last week that Keani and I both bought China Glaze holo's? Well, this is the one she got(:

First of all, these photos do it no justice. It's about 10x more holo IRL. Second of all, excuse the nasty bubbling. My nails are a little stained so I decided to use a base coat and for some reason it bubbled :/ 

IDK is a light-ish purple linear holo. I don't really care for it indoors, but when it hits the sun, BAM! Gorgeous-ness. This is 2 coats.

Afterwards, I stamped a houndstooth design on the thumbs. I was going to do all my nails but then I got lazy and then sun went away so I am probably going to do it tomorrow:) I'll show pics if you want. 

  • Base Color: China Glaze IDK
  • Stamp Color: Black Pearl
  • Plate: M63

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fun Pink and Purple Stamping :)

I was originally going to post swatch pictures of Steady as She Rose but since they were taken later in the day, they weren't color accurate at all... It looked like it was a nude when it's actually a soft pink. Anyway, I am just going to show the stamped pictures which for some reason... are a lot more color accurate. lol.

Please excuse the bubbling... I really need to get a new bottle of top coat. Also, the stamping is much more vibrant/opaque in real life. And yes, I did file down my nails again. They were getting too long... I started to scratch myself :/ Anyway, I really love the way this turned out, let me know what you think :)

  • Base Color: OPI Steady As She Rose
  • Stamp Color: Zoya Kieko
  • Plate: BM201

Friday, August 12, 2011

China Glaze 2Nite

Walking to the bowling alley, my friend, Keani, discovered this little nail salon that had a bunch of China Glaze polishes in the window... that's when I spotted it.... China Glaze IDK. "But Kelly, the title says China Glaze 2Nite." Long story short, Keani ended up buying IDK and I bought 2Nite. Prepare yourself for a pic heavy post filled with holo awesome-ness!!!!

Oh.My.Gosh. Like seriously, when I went outside to take pictures I literally shrieked of excitement. Also, if your wondering, this baby only cost me $8! YAY! One lemming crossed off on my wishlist:)

2Nite is this stunning periwinkle linear holo. Dry time was lightning speed. This is 3 coats, no topcoat.

I asked the lady if she had DV8 but sadly, she just sold the last bottle :( She did write down my name and number just in case she happened to get more in. Crossing my fingers!!

Do you own any polishes from the OMG! collection?? What are your thoughts on this one?? :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Green Ocean Waves

Hi everyone!! Quick post today(: Started off with two coats of Jade Is The New Black and then thought it would look cute with this ocean/wave looking stamp... When I was in first grade everybody drew beach waves similar to this lol... anyway, let me know if you like it! :)

Overall, I like this but I don't love it... I think it looks a little flat. I seriously need to get some chrome/colored stamping polishes....
  • Base Color: OPI Jade Is The New Black
  • Stamp Color: Luv My Nails White
  • Plate: BM222
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