Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Stamping! ♥

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BOO! Happy Halloween! I have a quick mani to show you this morning. I did this mani in about 30 minutes last night before my nephew's Halloween Orchestra Concert and I am still wearing it today. (Although I do have another mani I'd like to try so if I get a chance I will have another to show you later.)



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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dark Shadows Inspired Mani ♥

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Happy Day-Before-Halloween! I haven't had much time for Halloween Nail Art this year which makes me sad because I love doing spooky manis. So I figured if I only had time left to do a select few I should choose the ones I was really excited about. And I was very excited for this one!

I started watching the original Dark Shadows series (don't even get me started on the movie re-make! LOL) a couple of years ago with my mom (she had watched it as a kid) and I was hooked almost instantly. The story lines are good, the acting is amazing (especially considering they filmed a brand new episode live every day) and I really enjoyed  the whole "gothic, spooky" feel of the show.


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Monday, October 28, 2013

Guest Post from Sheila at Pointless Cafe featuring Above the Curve Thrilling ♥

Between life being hectic and not feeling well I have fallen a bit behind in my posts so my dear friend Sheila stepped in to help me out tonight! If you don't already follow Sheila, make sure you head on over to Pointless Cafe and check her out! Thank you so much, Sheila! 

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Hi everyone!!! I'm so excited to be doing a guest post for Ashley and you guys! I have a really pretty one for you and it's available now and ON SALE! Love it when that happens!

Above the Curve
Thrilling



Thrilling is a bluer version of Husbands Just Don't Understand and it's a gorgeous blue-leaning teal with loads of shimmer and a bit of scattered holo. Formula and application were flawless! It can be a one-coater even, but I've used two coats and no top coat for the photos.









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Wow, this one really got me. It's just really pretty and sparkly and it's saturated enough that it even looks good on my bleached flour skin! What do you think?

It's ON SALE right now at Above the Curve's site for $7.00 for a full-sized bottle!

Above the Curve polishes are available on their Big Cartel shop here and their Etsy shop here. You can also follow them on Facebook here to stay up-to-date on availability, new collections, promos, etc. The BEST part? $1 of every bottle sold goes to Shriner's Hospital for Children! Other polishes in full-sized bottles retail for $9.00. 


When you have time, come on over and visit me at Pointless Cafe!

Thanks for having me Ash!

Sheila

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Well that one is going directly on my wish list! Thanks again for the gorgeous pics and great post, Sheila! ♥


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

KBShimmer Witch Way? ♥

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Happy Thursday, everyone! Tonight I have a polish I bought a few months ago and fell in love with the instant I put it on. KBShimmer Witch Way?


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Monday, October 21, 2013

Dior Nirvana ♥

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Happy Monday, everyone! (Happy because it's almost over. LOL) I have a quick "nail of the day" post for you today.The lovely Dior Nirvana!


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Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Nail Junkie Black Cat, Witch, Nail Art and a Giveaway! ♥

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Good evening! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was busy but fun! I met up with a friend I met through the nail polish world and had lunch today, it was so nice to see her in person! 

Today I have 2 polishes from The Nail Junkie's Halloween Collection to show you (as well as some fun nail art I did with them) and a giveaway !



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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Milani Limited Edition Fall Textured Creams Collection - Swatches and Review ♥

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Happy Thursday everyone! Today I have a brand new, limited edition collection for Fall 2013 - the Milani Fall Textured Creams Collection. 




This collection is made up of 6 textured polishes in colors that are just perfect for fall. All had the same great formula. I used 2 coats of each for full opacity (though many were nearly one-coaters), making sure the first coat was dry before adding the second.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Darling Diva Polish RuPaul Inspired Collection Round-Up! ♥

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Hello again! As promised, here is the collection round-up for the Darling Diva Polish RuPaul Inspired Collection!


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Click on a photo in the collage above to be taken directly to the review post for that polish!

The RuPaul Collection is available now at the brand new Darling Diva Big Cartel Store and the Etsy Shop! Make sure to like Darling Diva on Facebook to stay up-to-date and see even more swatches! 

She also has an AMAZING giveaway happening RIGHT NOW on her Facebook page!

Thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥


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Darling Diva Polish Royale from the RuPaul Collection ♥

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Good morning lovelies! Today I have the last polish in the RuPaul Inspired Collection from Darling Diva Polish to show you! (I will be doing a round-up post shortly so that you can see all of these in one place.) This one is Royale and it is just beautiful! 


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Monday, October 14, 2013

Liquidus Nail Gloss Autumn 2013 Collection ♥

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Good evening! I have the Fall 2013 collection from Liquidus Nail Gloss to show you tonight!

Stay tuned until the end of the post for a discount code from Liquidus!

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Liquidus creator, Danielle, loves geology and all of the polishes she creates are inspired by rocks, gems and minerals. They are 3-Free and all polishes ship in ecofriendly packaging that can be composted and is 100% biodegradable. You can tell a lot of love and thought goes into this brand!

The polishes I have for you tonight are Arsenic, Copper and Blue Diamond Turquoise.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

2 Year Blogiversary Giveaway! ♥

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It's time to celebrate my 2-year blogiversary (blog anniversary) with a fun giveaway! It's hard to believe I've been blogging for 2 years, the time has flown by! I appreciate each and every person who reads my blog or follows me in any way. Blogging would be no fun without people to share it with! So, thank you!

So, what's up for grabs? Let's have a look-see! 



Prize #1 is Chanel Dragon! Dragon was my first Chanel and I love it so much. It's such a perfect red creme!

Prize #2 is one bottle of Elevation Polish Epidote, a gorgeous olive green holo, and Darling Diva Polish Small Batch #1. I posted the Darling Diva Polish here; it was limited to 20 bottles and is no longer available for purchase.

All prizes are brand new, never used. International entries are welcome! 

Please use hashtag #ashpolishaddictgiveaway when sharing on Instagram!


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Good luck! And as always, thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥

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Autumn Theme Week Day 5 - Acorn and Leaves Stamping ♥

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Happy Friday! Today is the last day of Autumn Week and I have my first (and only) stamped mani of the week. I received my new Bundle Monster holiday set in the mail last night and couldn't wait to try it out!

Today is also my 2 year blogiversary! I can't believe I have been blogging for 2 years! Stay tuned later today for a surprise! :)



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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Autumn Theme Week Day 3 - Autumn Branches and Leaves ♥

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I'm late getting this posted but better late than never, right? I received my Above the Curve order in the mail last night and could not wait to get Akiko on my fingers! It does not disappoint! Such a perfect color for Autumn, but also great for year 'round wear as well. 

Akiko is an autumnal copper holographic polish that sometimes looks deep gold, depending on the light. It had a formula as perfect as a crisp autumn day. No issues at all. I thought it would make the perfect base for today's nail art and added some simple branches and leaved on top of it. 


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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Autumn Theme Week Day 2 - Autumn Flowers ♥

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Autumn Week continues with an Autumn Flowers Theme! I did a skittelette featuring and flower on 2 of my fingers. I honestly don't know if there is a flower that looks like this (since I live in the desert and we don't really have "Autumn"), my guess is no since I couldn't find any when googling. But I found several that are close enough!



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Monday, October 7, 2013

Autumn Theme Week Day 1 - Autumn Pond Manicure ♥

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I am joining in on Autumn Theme Week with some other amazing bloggers and for Day 1 I have an Autumn Pond Manicure! 


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Friday, October 4, 2013

Darling Diva Polish RuPaul Collection Part 4 ♥

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TGIF! I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted! This week kicked my butt and I missed you guys but I'm back with another installment of Darling Diva Polish's RuPaul Collection! I have two to show you today and two more coming in the last post for this collection. Since it has been a longer series than I had planned I will do a roundup after I get them all posted to help refresh everyone's memories.

For today I have Snatchgame and And Don't Fxck It Up! to show you!

Darling Diva Polish is having a sale through Sunday! Use coupon code FACEBOOK15 on Etsy or BigCartel to save 15% off your entire order now through Sunday, October 6th!



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