Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Collaborative GIVEAWAY!!

Hey lovelies!!

I teamed up with many many other bloggers to participate in another fantastically HUGE giveaway organized by Jillian at http://www.jilltasticnaildesign.com/


Here are all the juicy details!! If you want to see the pictures for each giveaway item, check out Jillian's post right here!

Person                             Links                             Gift Description 

Jilltastic Nail Design           Blog and Facebook        L.A. Colors Polish, Pedicure Kit, Nail Decals
The Witty Nailist                Blog and Facebook       OPI Skyfall Mini Set
I Feel Polished                  Blog and Facebook       CG Glittering Garland, Striping tape, Glass File
Glitter Me This                  Blog and Facebook        3 Holiday Polishes from Glitter Me This 
The Daily Lacquerista        Etsy and Facebook       5 Daily Lacquer Buddy the Elf Polishes
 Pony Dreadful                  Etsy and Facebook        Hello Kitty Bow (winner chooses what type of clip)
 Manicurator                      Blog and Facebook        Lynndrella Boy-Girl Party
Beauty Shoes Nails Fun    Blog and Facebook        Cheeky nail wraps for fingers and toes
Lacquer Ladies                 Blog and Facebook        Kleancolor Mini Set
Lydia's Nails                     Blog and Facebook        Mash Nail Image Plates
Lovely Lady's Nails          Blog and Facebook         French Manicure Kit
Fashion Bug In Florida     Blog and Facebook         Massive Julep Gift Box (value over $50!)
Pretty and Polished Pointers Blog & Facebook        Mystery Gift
Taneja's Bride                  Blog and Facebook         Zoya Pintrest Trio Minis Julep Nail File
Delusional Polish             Etsy and Facebook          2 Delusional Polishes Mistletoe and Pink Slip
Harajuku Girl FL Beauty Twitter & Facebook        1 Year Blog Anniversary Gift
Lace & Lacquers            Blog and Facebook         Kleancolor Minis, ELF Concealer brush
Love For Lacquer          Instagram and Facebook  Barielle Nail Treatments
BeautyPopShop             Instagram and Facebook  Petite Nice Rack (shelf only no polish)
Galactic Lacquer            Blog and Facebook          3, 365 Days of Color minis
Cosmetic Sanctuary       Twitter and Facebook      Alice in Wonderland EOS
Hello Lacquer               Blog and Facebook           2 Station Glitters
Love Anela                   Blog and Twitter               Stocking Stuffer Set
Crazy Crafty                 Etsy and Facebook           Custom hat of your choice
Cosmetish                    Blog and Facebook            2 Polishes and Compact
My Boyfriend Hates Makeup Blog and Facebook  CG Bizarre Blurple, PI Calypso, KC Pinky Moon


And finally, here's the rafflecopter to enter!! Good luck :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All the best,
Victoria  

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dotted French Nail Art for Marc Jacobs DOT

Hi everyone!
Here's another post I've been looking forward to sharing with you! A few weeks ago I was asked to join StyleList's Curator Network! I'm excited about this partnership and look forward to great things to come. Check out their Facebook and see what they are all about if you haven't liked them already.

I am able to review Marc Jacob's newest perfume, DOT through this StyleList partnership. Visit http://www.dotmarcjacobs.com/ for the perfume details and how to order!


First of all...just look at this bottle!! So fun and flirty, right? You remember yesterday's gold and red mani? See that here. It was the first step for this look. I felt inspired to make some complimentary nail art the moment I saw DOT. No need for me to talk about how I feel about nail art, right? I've fallen head over heels for it this year, and that love affair is going to be a lasting one. Hope I'm still rocking polka dot nails when I'm 70 :P 

Onto the perfume...imagine this combination: a top note blend of red berries, succulent dragonfruit, and sweet honeysuckle, this gives the fragrance its cheerfulness. The lush floral heart of the fragrance blooms with amazing sweet jasmine, notes of coconut water and orange blossom. The scent's dry down is what keeps me hooked though, creamy vanilla, driftwood, and sensual musks.

And finally...the photos and the nail art!

 Here's the packaging. Love it. This is what inspired my alternate look which I've included as well.

 My beautiful Zoyas: Ziv, Rekha and Raven







 I started with a full dot mani...but it wasn't the look I really wanted..so you get to see them both :D I did these dots with Zoya Rekha using a dotting tool, over 2 coats of Zoya Raven.


 Here's my first attempt (above) at photos using a light box. It's a softer look, less glare. But I think I prefer how I usually shoot the photos. Gimme some SHINE :)
 And some final looks of the mani on it's own. I really loved it. It managed to be fun and elegant at the same time. I used a Born Pretty plate to stamp on the dots.





Hope you like my DOTS! I always ask...but I really want to know...which one do you like better? Do you think DOT is a fragrance you would like?


Have a great day :)
~Victoria


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mac Jacobs via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Marc Jacobs.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Elegant French Tips, simple nail art with Zoya Ziv and Rekha

Hey everyone!!

I've got a quick and easy nail art look on today. I think it's an elegant and festive look :) I feel like I could wear this during the day, or bring these nails to the holiday office party (except I don't work in an office). Hehehe
I applied 2 coats of Zoya Ziv and let dry completely. Then I just used a strip of blue painter's tape (this works better for me than scotch tape) to block off the gold, leaving the tips open. I painted 2 coats of Zoya Rekha on the tips for an extended french.





I love how these turned out. It's fun when something so easy makes such an impact. Have you mastered the taped mani yet?


Have a great day!
~Victoria


*Disclosure - Products in this post were sent for my honest opinion and review.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

OPI Euro Centrale Spring 2013 Collection - The Blues, Swatch and Review

Hello!!
How excited am I to be able to show you, perhaps, your first look at these!! I am the lucky recipient of the new blues, not yet released, from OPI's Spring 2013 Collection. Someone very close to me was working with a magazine's editorial team and was able to (with permission!) gift these to me! Yes, I am beyond thrilled!!
From the OPI Euro Centrale Collection, I have OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, OPI I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw, and OPI OPI...Eurso Euro. I used 2 coats and Seche Vite top coat for all of these. Application was easy. The first one (Can't find my Czeckbook) was a tiny bit streaky. But barely noticeable. The last one shown in the pics (I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw) was a tiny bit thin, a little more prone to flooded cuticles. Also, not too noticeable. Be warned! This post is huge with photos. These are such beautiful blues, I couldn't narrow down any more! Let's look!! :D
  I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw, Can't Find My Czechbook and OPI...Eurso Euro
 Can't Find My Czechbook. A stunner. I'm a sucker for blues, as much as pink might be my favorite color..blue is my favorite nail color. A perfect aqua-ish light blue.








OPI...Eurso Euro. I'm crazy in love with this one. Superb application. A bright medium blue.








I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw. Gorgeous midnight blue cream.







And there we have it!!! I know this is the Spring 2013 Collection, but I do believe each of these are timeless, and can and should be worn year round. Which is your favorite? :)

Have a great day!
~Victoria