Sunday, September 29, 2013

Multi-Blogger Giveaway Hosted by Pink and Polished!

It's time for a giveaway! Kristine over at Pink and Polished is turning one and is hosting a fabulous Multi-Blogger Giveaway to celebrate! 

There are a lot of prizes that you don't want to miss out on! Check out the prizes and enter using the Rafflecopter widget below!


From Kristine at Pink & Polished

Eeeeeeeep! It's here, it's here, it's FINALLY here! 

I am SO happy to finally get this posted it's been a long process but I bring to all of you lovely followers, new and old, my 1 year Birthday Bash Celebration, a Multi-Blogger giveaway!!!!

There are 15 lovely ladies participating as well as myself and we're bringing you a bunch of awesome prizes! So let's get the low down shall we?

Yes I HAD to use this amazing picture of my pups on Leana's 3'rd birthday ;) 

Alright here we go!

Pink & Polished
-6-piece China Glaze Glitz Bitz 'n Pieces collection
-OPI Euro Central 4-piece mini set
-2 Layla holographic polishes in Ocean Rush and Coral Glam
-4 'caviar bead' set (red, blue, lavender, gold)
-2 tubes of small hex glitter (pink, teal)
-4 mini flocking powder pots (blue, lavender, white, pink)
-6 pots of medium hex glitter (orange, purple, pink, silver holo, blue, yellow)
-penguin files
-2 piece striping tape

Inky Whisker's Musings
-KleanColor Holo Chrome (scatter holo)
-Wet N' Wild On A Trip (creme)
-Sinful Colors Queen of Deco (glitter)
-Booty Babe Skinny Dip (topper)
-KleanColor Madly Matte (matte top coat)
-Essence It's Purplicious (glitter)
-KleanColoe Pastel Pink (creme)
Ruby Kisses Purple Fever (shimmer)
-Essence Nail Art Designer Set (striper brush & 3 gradient sponges)
-Shany mini glass file
-Cassie Cosmetics bag

Drugs n' Makeup
-12 nail foils (in makeup bag)
-Julep Freedom Top Coat
-2 Salon Effects
-1 Kiss Nail Dress
-5 Misc Polishes

Miss Mani Monster
-4 Wet n Wild Megalast Polishes in fall colors (purple, nude, red, darker red)

Philly Loves Lacquer
-Winner's Choice: Two Full Sized Bottles from new All Holo's Eve collection

Glitter Me This 
-3 New Fall Polishes (handmade) in Golden Fall, Hocus Pocus, Frankie

Fabby Nailed It
-Herome Amsterdam
-Hema Teal Shimmer Polish
Darling Diva in Shameena and Ermehgerd
-2 Applepiepieces accessories
-Handmade Ring and Pendant

Pointless Cafe
-$25 Gift Certificate to Ninja Polish

Babz Nails
-5 Spoiled Polishes 
-Wet n' Wild in Bijou Blue
-SinfulShine in Slick
-OPI Liquid Sand in Tiffany Case

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer
-Two Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers in Deepest Inquisitions and Watch the Walls
-Candy and fun extras!

And some wonderful ladies have come together to offer a "mystery amount" E-Gift Card to your retailer of choice! Here are the lovely ladies!
-Shelly's Sassy Nails
-Polish Obsession
-Plump & Polished
-Midnight Manicures
-Ashley is PolishAddicted
-Lydia's Nails

And the best part? Thanks to the wonderful ladies that contributed to the gift card, this giveaway is open internationally!!!! The e-gift card and the $25 gift card to Ninja Polish are both international options! Thanks so much ladies! 

Now to the most important part! There are 17 mandatory entries to unlock all of the rest of the entries so make sure you do them for a better chance! Tweeting, Posting on Facebook, and posting on Instagram can be done daily. Giveaway will run until OCtober 27th!

 So what are you waiting for? Enter!! :) 

Friday, September 27, 2013

NOTD: Dior Diablotine 643 ♥

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Happy Friday again! I have a super gorgeous polish to show you today! I have wanted Dior Diablotine since before it was released but I didn't get it until very recently from a blog sale and I am so glad I did! This colos is just breathtaking!

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Maya Cosmetics Cosmic, En Fuego, Glitter is the New Black and Top Coat! ♥

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Happy Friday, everyone! Maya Cosmetics is launching a brand new collection today and I have 3 of them to show you, as well as my review of the new Top Coat being launched!

Maya Cosmetics is also having a 25% off SALE this weekend! I will have the code at the end of the post!

Full review and swatches after the jump!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Darling Diva Polish RuPaul Collection Part 3 ♥

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Happy Hump Day! I have more polishes from the fabulous RuPaul Collection from Darling Diva Polish to show you tonight! Never Give Up and RuPaulogize are the two non-holographic polishes from this collection and they are gorgeous!

Both of these polishes are jellies and are packed with flakies and shimmer. Both of them have amazing formulas! More on each polish after the jump!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Daphine Polish Sleepy Hollow Trio ♥

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I don't know about you but I am so ready for Halloween! I just love Halloween and all the spooky fun and of course Halloween-themed polishes! I have a spooky collection from Daphine Polish for you today based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  

I love the story behind this collection, as told by Joanne, Creator of Daphine Polish:

I spent most of my childhood in Westchester County, in which Sleepy Hollow is located, so the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a tale we heard growing up as kids. Sleepy Hollow High School's mascot is even the Headless Horsemen! Today Sleepy Hollow boasts an impressively large historical cemetery, and within it sits the cemetery at the Old Dutch Church that is featured in the Legend. Of course they hold lots of events and tours in the autumn, especially around Halloween! My Halloween trio is inspired by characters in Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow, though my goal was to make colors that could be worn year-round.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Darling Diva Polish Raven from the RuPaul Inspired Collection ♥

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Good evening! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I am back with another polish from Darling Diva Polish's RuPaul Inspired Collection. (If you missed my first post in this series you can find it here.) Tonight I have one of my favorites from this collection and I had such a hard time narrowing down photos that I decided to give it its own post!

Raven is a charcoal grey linear holographic polish with color-shifting micro-flakes. This one is just TOO pretty! It is one of my favorite Darling Diva Polishes to date! The micro-flakes shift from purple to violet to pink to gold. It's definitely one of those polishes that will have you staring at your nails all day!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Elevation Polish Skittlette! ♥

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Happy Friday!! I have a fun skittlette to show you today! I did this on Monday and wore it for a couple of days. It still looked almost perfect when I took it off. I broke a nail on my right hand and it when that happened a bunch of the polish peeled off that nail but other than that this mani looked new. I get such amazing wear from my Elevation Polishes.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Darling Diva Polish Cover Girl and Sashay Away from the RuPaul Inspired Collection ♥

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Happy Thursday! I don't know about you but this week has been a long one and I am so ready for the weekend! To help get through the rest of the week I am going to be showing you Darling Diva Polish's new RuPaul Inspired Collection. I have two to show you tonight - Cover Girl and Sashay Away. 

Pics and review after the jump!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pahlish Spam! The Green Light, Dark Paradise and Continually Smoldering ♥

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Happy Tuesday! I have some Pahlish spam for you tonight! I took these pics a long time ago and could have sworn that I posted them but I ran across them and discovered I hadn't posted them so here they are!

I am very impressed with the quality and formulas of the Pahlish polishes I have tried so far and these were no exception. The formulas were all great, especially for glitter jellies. They were all opaque in 3 thin or 2 medium coats. I used one coat of Poshe in all the photos. 

Pics after the jump!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Let's Talk Thinner!

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Good morning! I have a little bit different type of post for you this morning. Hopefully this one will save you some money! 

If you have been into polish very long you are probably already familiar with nail polish thinner. It is must have if you have older polish and/or you polish your nails often. You may have heard that you don't need thinner because you can use nail polish remover or straight acetone because it does the same thing. Wrong!! I have been a polish addict since I was a little kid so I have some pretty old polish. While most of my really old stuff is long gone I do still have a few favorites that I still use on occasion. While growing up I heard the "acetone is the same as thinner" bit and one day I used acetone in one of my favorite older polishes because it was getting too thick to use. The acetone completely ruined the polish. I had used acetone in the past and it had worked and not ruined the polish so while it may work sometimes, it doesn't work all the time. Not to mention it's not good for your nails. So, in other words, you need nail polish thinner! I have tried 3 different brands of nail polish thinner and I have found that there is only one that is worth spending my money on, but which one?

Comparison after the jump!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Darling Diva Polish Queen Inspired Collection - Swatches and Review ♥

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Good evening! Today has truly been a Monday but I have part of an amazing new collection that will knock your socks off! The Queen Collection from Darling Diva Polish consists of SIX linear holographic multi-chrome polishes and I have 3 to show you - Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. 

These polishes are so amazing and have so many personalities that I had a really hard time narrowing down the photos. So, as usual, I have a ton! LOL The formula on all 3 was amazing. I used 3 thin coats and no topcoat for all of them but I think 2 regular coats would be opaque as well. (I tend to use thin coats because the heat here in Arizona makes my polish bubble and thinner coats helps that not to happen.)

My camera would not play nice and I had a hard time capturing ALL of the colors these shift to so keep in mind that they are even better in person!

Photos and purchasing information after the jump!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Textured Nail Art Series - Third Installment ♥

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Happy Hump Day!  I have another installment of my textured nail art series using Kiko Sugar Mats tonight!

 In case you missed my previous posts in this series (which I will link at the bottom), Kiko Sugar Mats are coming soon to Ninja Polish! Sheila from Pointless Cafe swatched all of them for you and I will be doing nail art to coordinate with each swatch post that she did (possibly more than one nail art post, depending on the colors in the swatch post). Today I am using 3 polishes from Part 2 of her 4 part series, which you can find here, #635, #636 and #637. The Sugar Mat Collection is made up of 16 polishes - 8 non-shimmers and 8 shimmers. All of these are the non-shimmers. All three had great formulas and were very easy to work with.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Fashion on my Fingertips - Nail Art Post ♥

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Good evening! Just a quick post tonight to show you a mani I did on Saturday and am still currently wearing. I was going to a birthday dinner and wanted to match the pattern of my shirt on my nails. I am pretty happy with how it turned out!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Dior Nuit 1947 (970) - Swatches and Review ♥

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Happy Friday! I have a brand new Dior to show you today! Dior Nuit 1947 is from the Rouge Dior Collection for Autumn 2013 which also includes three other nail polishes - Rouge, Trafalgar and Darling. I don't have any of the others - yet. 


As much as I have always loved red, and red nail polish, this is my first true vampy red crelly and I am head-over-heels in love! I had a "nail mishap" last night and had to cut my nails very short. I was very sad about that, especially since I had just gotten this polish and couldn't wait to put it on. Well, surprise, I actually love it on my super nubs! (I still wish they weren't quite so short but luckily they have been growing pretty quickly lately.) 

Review and more photos (in multiple lighting sources) after the jump!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chanel Khaki Vert ♥

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Happy Wednesday! Today started off badly and stayed that way for a while but I think this afternoon might be looking up a little! To cheer myself up after a rough morning I want to show you a lovely gift I received over the weekend. I have wanted the Chanel Les Khakis Collection for a long time but, as I'm sure you know, it is long gone and when you do find them they tend to go for top dollar. The polish I wanted the most out of this collection is Khaki Vert but I had pretty much accepted the fact that I would never own any of them. That is until I received it from a lovely friend this weekend! I have met so many amazing women through our love of nail polish and we have formed friendships and I am so thankful for that. I never thought when I was a kid with a polish obsession that it would lead to all of this but I am so happy that it did! 

More pics after the jump!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Color Club Silver Lake - Swatches and Review ♥

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Happy Labor Day! I have a few quick swatches of Color Club Silver Lake from the new Girl About Town Collection.

More pics and review after the jump!
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