Monday, July 14, 2014

Nail Polish Canada: The Great Polish GIVEAWAY of 2014

Hi Everyone!!! 
Yes! I'm still here. Such a busy month I don't even think I painted my nails once yet! Can you believe? We are hoping for a late August move...in time for the boys to start Kindergarten in our new home state but we haven't sold our house yet or found the one to move into. Sigh. Moving is hard y'all! So...I have not forgotten about you and I promise I will be back full force once we are moved and the boys are in school! In the meantime I have some awesome GIVEAWAYS for you and more NAILS and NAIL ART coming soon!!

Check out this fabulous giveaway I was invited to join from Nail Polish Canada!
You can win up to 200 polishes!! WOW! Right now the count is 19 but more participants keep joining, so more polishes get added to the winners loot! 
See the details here: 

Enter the contest through the rafflecopter on their site or right here!
Good luck and I'll be back soon with painted nails! :D

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Monday, June 30, 2014

OPI Sheer Tints Summer Gradient for The Lacquer Legion On Holiday

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Hi everyone!! I'm kind of giddy about today's manicure. I just adore sheers that are jelly formulas and allow you to build color or layer for new shades. So when these came out I had too many ideas swimming in my head for what to make with them, so naturally I stalled. LOL I knew I wanted to show off how they combine with each other and then I just saw a sunset in them and this mani was born! It's been sitting in my photo library for some time waiting patiently to get published but when I saw the Lacquer Legion (LL) theme for this month - On Holiday - I knew they had to be even more patient and wait for today. It's my first time contributing to the wonderful LL monthly nail art challenge. 
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Sheer Tints and blue acrylic paint for the palm trees. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Zoya Summer 2014 Tickled Watermarble Nail Art

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Hello lovely readers!! I managed to find time to make a design I haven't done in ages! But I knew the moment I saw this fun and vibrant Summer collection from Zoya that I wanted to watermarble with them. I think it turned out great! What do you think? 
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 Zoya Tickled collection from left to right: Wendy, Tilda, Rocha, Ling, Kitridge, Rooney

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

KBShimmer Early Summer 2014 Holo Nail Art

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Hello all!! You probably already know that KBShimmer has just released their second Summer collection! WOO HOO! I don't know about you, but I can't get enough KBShimmer. Not to tease...but I haven't gotten a chance to swatch the newest ones yet as we are right in the middle of selling our house. Here's where you can find them: KBShimmer Summer in addition to new nail vinyls which I can't wait to try!
In the meantime I wanted to show you the design I came up with to show off all of the holos from the Early Summer collection (still available). One of the many things I love about KBShimmer is you rarely need to stress that your shade is going to sell out or be discontinued. They always have stock and allow plenty of time before they discontinue a shade. So if you haven't picked up any on your wishlist you can when you are ready. 
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 I wanted to show off each holo shade, there are 6 shades from the Early Summer collection. I don't think I'd normally put these all in the same mani..but I'm pleased with how it turned out.
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 Here's the look without top coat. I started with two coats of the black holo: Stark Raven Mad once that was dry I used striping tape to block off my designs and added second holo shade. All 6 polishes have an excellent formula and beautiful linear holo. I found the silver, Pt Young Thing to have the strongest holo effect. The next photo is with KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat. You might be able to see a slight diminishing of the holo effect as some top coats do that, but not much. Keep in mind, these photos are shot with an indoor daylight bulb which doesn't show off a linear holo the way an actual sunny day does.
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Thumb: In Bare Form, Index: Big Tan On Campus, Middle: Run! It's The Coppers, Ring: Pt Young Thing, Pinky: Goldie Rocks

What do you think? Which is calling your name? 

KBShimmer holos are $8.75 available now at kbshimmer.com and harlowandco.org
All the best, 
Victoria 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Glam Polish Exotic Illusions Series June Trio Swatch and Review

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Hello! Hope you are all well and happy today! We finally listed my house for sale and I'm as busy as ever! Hopefully I'll keep polishing and posting as long as my camera/polish isn't packed and I have internet! :D Let's take a look at this month's Exotic Illusions Trio from Glam Polish!
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rescue Beauty Lounge Anatomy Of A #KDrama Swatch and Review

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Hello beautiful nail polish lovers! The day is here! Another Rescue Beauty Lounge collection unveiling. I'm so honored to be included in this short list of bloggers as I've been a true fan of RBL since the moment I discovered them. This collection arrived when I was literally knee deep in house cleaning, fixing and de-cluttering preparing for my upcoming move. What a challenge this has been. But I did it! woot woot! And now...LET'S SEE! 
(All swatches are with Rescue Beauty Lounge Base Coat and Top Coat)
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Monday, June 16, 2014

Total Beauty Shops Battle of the Bloggers: Summer Spotlight + GIVEAWAY

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Hi everyone!! I was super excited to be asked to participate in this fun contest through Total Beauty Shops. The rules were to create a Summer inspired look using the three gorgeous shades from Butter London Brilliant Bronze collection. We were allowed one other shade for our nail art. 

I chose to create a beach towel! What's more summer than going to the sea/ocean?
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 Torch Nail Lacquer - Opaque, bright coral with a gold shimmer, Poole Nail Lacquer - Opaque, deep aqua creme, Marbs Nail Lacquer - Opaque, gold shimmer
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With my favorite Summer wristlet!
What do you think? 


And here's the fun part! There's a GIVEAWAY for you with two ways to win! 
Prizing includes Butter LONDON's Brilliant Bronze Trio Gift Set, the Summer Prep Collection by TotalBeauty.com and other beauty prods values at over $250 each
 
First way to WIN: Like your favorite (uh...mine! hehe No, like your favorite..I mean mine :P) nail look in the Battle of the Bloggers: Summer Spotlight gallery on Total Beauty Shops HERE: http://on.fb.me/TT4Ro7?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=Manicurator&utm_campaign=BOBSummerSpotlight
 
 
The "battle" ends Sunday June 29 @12am ET
 
Good luck winning and have fun voting :)
 
All the best, 
Victoria 
*Product(s) provided
 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer Review - Freehand Nail Art

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I've got a thing for texture! Especially the micro glitter ones and find them very suitable for nail art. When I saw this post from my friend Leslie at work/play/polish I knew I had to recreate one day. My stripes are most definitely inspired by hers! I received 4 of the 6 Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer to review and I love them so much I ran out to purchase 2 more :) Before I show you what I created...did you catch my last post? Sally Hansen is sponsoring their second annual I Heart Nail Art contest, plus I have a giveaway! Are you going to enter?

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