Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Years Eve

Happy New Years' Eve everyone. I hope 2013 brings blessings of health, wealth and love to you all. I must say that 2012 has been quite an interesting year. Not so great but not so bad either. I am so grateful to be able to see another year come and go. Watching my beautiful daughter grow has been such a blessing. I wanted to enter our new year with lots of bling on my nails so here we have it. My very first attempt at real nail art.

 Can you tell that the design on my middle finger is a glass of champagne? I hope to improve my art skills in 2013 :)
I used a bunch of different polishes for this but I can't remember all the names. I know i used China Glaze Some Like It Haute, China Glaze Glistening Snow, China Glaze Angel Wings, LynB Designs Luxury Tax, an Icing polish and the gold glitter on my middle finger is a Julep.
Everyone has a blessed and safe night.

Cult Nails is Having a New Years' Eve Sale!

Regular price is $10.00 per bottle, sale price is $8.00 on all Limited Edition Colors
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tipsy Turvy Nails: Festivus

Hi guys! Today I have a polish that I should have shown you a long time ago but life somehow got in the way. Festivus by Tipsy Turvy Nails is a mix of blue hex and silver glitter in a clear base. It also has some silver holographic bar glitters in the mix. I believe it's part of their holiday collection. I used a coat over white and black so you can see how it looks over a light and dark base. The formula was good. The glitter payoff was pretty good as well.

You can find Tipsy Turvy Nails on etsy. You can also follow their blog, Can't Hold My Lacquer. You should check out their shop. Michelle and her sister have some great polish for sale,
**This product was sent to me for an honest review.

Friday, December 28, 2012

End of Year Sale at Pomegranate Nail Lacquer

Pomegranate Nail Lacquer End of Year Sale

Save 30-50% on all colors!

We needed to make room for our Royal Fairy Tale collection (coming in February 2013), sooo that get a SALE!
All regularly priced polishes ($9.00) are now marked down to $6.00 or $4.50!
Thank you so much for your support in 2012. Have a joyous New Year!
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays

Today is Christmas Eve and I have not posted even one Christmas mani...(hangs head in shame)
My head has just not been in the game lately. I have been suffering frequent headaches and migraines which has kind of put me into a mild depression with anxiety. I feel terrible that I have been so quiet on the blog front. It doesn't help that I took the shooting in Newtown here in Ct pretty badly. As a state and a nation I feel like we are all still grieving. With that being said, my resolution this new year will be to make a blogging comeback with a vengeance! I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season and I will be back soon. I love you all.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Devastated & Heart-Broken

I was unable to come up with anything to say about the heart wrenching tragedy that occured here in Newtown, CT yesterday. Words cannot describe the anger, the hurt and the fear we all feel. We are all grieving at this time. Here is my white mani for peace & non-violence for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

My prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims of Newtown, CT & to those in Oregon as well.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mmmm Nails: Red Hot Diva

Hi guys. I have not abandoned you guys. The holiday season is just a very busy and hectic one at work & home. Not to mention my latest health issues. For some reason I have been having migraines, no bueno. I promise I will post more after the holidays.
Today I have a polish from Mmmm Nails called Red Hot Diva. What a sexxy biotch she is too! I was amazed by how much I la la loved this polish. It's a red wine jelly with ruby red shimmer. Formula was great. I used 3 coats and top coat.

Mmmm Nails has an etsy shop and her polishes are very reasonably priced.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Glitzology: Island of Misfit Toys

Happy Saturday everyone! I know its a late posting but I was down for the count for a few days. For some reason I have been having migraine headaches. I'm feeling better now though. Anyone else watching the Miguel Cotto fight tonight on Showtime. He is so hot! and I'm not just saying that cuz he's boricua like me :)
I got some swatching done today. A major feat for me... WOOT WOOT!!! lol
One of the polishes I swatched today is from an Indie brand called Glitzology. I ordered this a few weeks ago and I just now have been able to try it out. I must say, I am quickly becoming an Indie addict. This polish is AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!! First of all, the name brings me  back to the holiday seasons of my childhood watching the cheap claymation cartoons like Island of Misfit Toys, Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and all the rest. Island of Misfit Toys is a glitter bomb chock full of colorful delight! It has silver, red, orange, yellow, blue and green square & hex glitter as well as a black microbar glitter all swimming in a silvery shimmer base that was easily opaque in just 2 coats. It was thick but easy to work with. Take a look!

I used 2 coats with 2 coats of topcoat. I really love this polish. I ordered 2 others with this one and I went back to Glitzology's shop and ordered four more polishes.
You can find her shop on etsy.

**This product was purchased by me for my own personal use.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

PR: Arms and Armory x Cirque Introduces "Alter Ego" Collaboration

Arms and Armory x Cirque
Arms and Armory x Cirque
Introduces “Alter Ego” Collaboration

New York, NY (November 2012) - Just in time for the Holidays, New York-based artisans, Arms and Armory and Cirque, team up to release a unique project called Alter Ego, a special edition ring and nail polish duo.  This set will be released December 3, 2012 and can be purchased through the Arms and Armory and Cirque websites.

With the advent of style blogs that feature everything from vintage finds to carefully selected “Arm Parties” and “What’s in My Bag” photos, its no surprise that fashion and beauty go hand-in-hand.  By fusing the latest trends in these industries, Arms and Armory and Cirque developed an idea that would bring back a 1990s cult trend.  Alter Ego is a collaboration that features an art deco-inspired ring, designed by Arms and Armory, and a cosmic black nail lacquer, handmade by Cirque.  The gunmetal-plated ring has an adjustable band that can fit a range of sizes and boasts a black enamel triangle in the center.  It is paired with an untraditional black polish that displays a bold prismatic flame when exposed to direct lighting.
This set retails for $42.00 and can be found at: and

Arms and Armory is a New York-based art collective specializing in hand crafted jewelry. Inspired by old mythology, science history and magic, Arms and Armory blends the ideas of the future with styles of the past to create beautiful works of wearable art.

Cirque is an artisanal line of hand-blended nail polish made in New York.  The name Cirque, meaning ring or circle, represents the color wheel and the endless color possibilities in the continuum.  Creator, Annie Pham, sought to develop colors that transcend those of conventional brands by experimenting with unique pigments and raw materials.  Cirque nail polish is 3-free, which means it does not contain toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate.
Copyright © 2012 Cirque, All rights reserved.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

City Color Masquerade

Today I have a beautiful light grey to show you from a drug store polish called City Color Masquerade collection. The name is just light grey. I can't believe how freakin awesome this nail polish is! The formula was top notch! No streaking, patchiness, pooling or any other polish gripe. If all their polish is like this then I'm a fan. This is 2 coats and top coat.

I think I bought this in RiteAid for $2.99

Happy Sunday

I am so sorry! I haven't even realized how fast the days are flying by and I haven't posted in way too long. It seems like with the holidays looming, there is just not enough time in the day to do everything we need to do. I've even had the same manicure on for 3 days O_o
I know, I know...I need to get it together. So did everyone in the Unites States have a Happy Thanksgiving? Mine was good, even though I ate entirely way too much.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mmmm Nails Jellykisses

Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe I almost got up this morning and went to work for 6am forgetting I had the day off. Good thing I looked at my schedule. So instead of sleeping in, I'm up at 6:30 walking the dog. Sigh, what I would give to sleep until like 9am...Anyhow, today I have another Mmmm Nails polish called Jellykisses. It's a blue jelly based packed with small blue glitter and some medium sized blue hex glitter as well. I layered this City Color light gray which is a very very light gray with a hint of shimmer in it. It reminds me a little of OPI My Boyfriend Scales The Walls. The formula on Jellykisses was good. The glitter payoff was great...they usually are with jelly bases. This is 2 coats with a layer of top coat.


You can find Mmmm Nails on etsy.
**This product was sent to me for an honest review.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cirque November 2012 Exclusive for Mei Mei's Signatures

November 2012
Exclusive for Mei Mei’s Signatures

Cirque teams up with Singapore-based stockist, Mei Mei’s Signatures, to create an exclusive color, called “Fleur est Belle”.  This petal pink evokes images of the warm tropics and pink flowers that emanate whimsical femininity.
Fleur est Belle
A petal pink with an array of tropical-colored glitter particles
Fleur est Belle will be exclusively available at starting December 1, 2012 for 17SGD.  Worldwide shipping is available (except to Italy).

About Mei Mei’s Signatures
Mei Mei Signatures is a Singapore-based online store featuring unique nail lacquers and nail care products from over 40 different brands.  For more information about Mei Mei’s Signatures, please contact:

About Cirque
Creator, Annie Pham, sought to develop nail polish colors that transcend those of conventional brands.  By experimenting with unique pigments and raw materials, a distinctive handcrafted product was born.  Cirque products are 3-free, which means it does not contain the toxic trio of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate.  They are also scented with lavender and clary sage essential oils to lend hands a subtle scent as the polish dries.  For more information about Cirque, please contact:
Copyright © 2012 Cirque, All rights reserved.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mmmm Nails I Love Cake

I want to start off this post by asking you guys to pray for a family member of mine. On Monday night she lost her home and everything she owned to a fire. That has to be be one of the most devastating things to happen to anyone. Thankfully she made it out ok and her baby was not home at the time.

On to nail I have another Mmmm Nails polish to show you. It has got to be one of my most favorite glitter toppers ever. I Love Cake is a mixture of medium sized blue and yellow hex glitter, blue and yellow shard glitter, blue bar glitter and very small yellow glitter that almost passes as shimmer. I really like this one since it's not a glitter bomb you can layer it over whatever you want. I used 2 "coats" over LA Colors Lightening which is a very hot pink jelly. It photographed more orangey since my camera does not get along with neons. Do you like?

Looking at this mani makes me crave something CAKE :)

You can find Mmmm Nails on etsy for $6.99

**This product was sent to me for an honest review.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mmmm Nails Between The Buns

Hi everyone. I know it's late but I wanted to post today. I have a beautiful duochrome from Mmmm Nails. It's called Between The Buns. It's mainly a heavy golden shimmer with copper shift depending on the lighting. The formula on this one was a little too thick but a couple drops of nail polish thinner had this polish gliding onto my tips with ease. It was so hard to capture it's true beauty on camera. Here's what I got.

You can find Between The Buns in MmmmNails etsy shop for $6.99
**This product was provided to me for an honest review.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

LA Colors: Current

A Nor'easter...Really, Mother Nature?!!! I think we need a little break here on the east coast. We got 10 inches of snowyesterday & last night. Yuck! I hate the snow, yet I live in New England...go figure.
Today I have a lime green for you...not very fall like, I know. But I like it so here it is. LA Colors Current is from the Color Craze collection. Its a frosty metallic lime green. I usually don't get along with frosty finishes but this one kind of grew on me. It used 3 coats and top coat. The formula was good & I didn't have any issues with brushstrokes.

Please excuse the coloring of my hands and my dry cuticles. I had to adjust the photos to get them more color accurate.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Introducing the Objet d'Art Collection by Cirque

November 2012
Cirque Objet d’Art Collection

Cirque’s sophomore release, Objet d’Art, consists of 11 opulent colors that exude luxury and decadence.  Inspired by works of art, such as Hirst’s “For the Love of God” and McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibition, the collection features a multitude of finishes from vibrant micro glitters to sparkling neutrals, all suited to creating an art piece on one’s own canvas.

A dazzling spring green glitter polish with sparks of pink and fuchsia

A mythical glitter polish with multi-sized pearl white glitter

Book of Shadows
A silver-lavender with a shimmery foil finish

A rainbow glitter polish made with 20 different types of holographic particles (best layered over other colors)

Cirque Online Exclusive: 23K gold leaf polish

A rich metallic copper polish with a rainbow holographic finish

A sapphire blue glitter polish with silver sparks

Planet Caravan
A sparkly dark purple that shifts to orange and gold at different angles

Lonesome George
A jewel-toned green polish with a rainbow holographic finish

A bright cherry red with gold flecks and shimmer

Cape Liz
A moody light blue with multi-dimensional shimmer

The Objet d’Art collection will be available online at starting November 16, 2012.  Prices range from $13-28.  For other retailers, please check the “Stockists” page of the website.

About Cirque
Creator, Annie Pham, sought to develop nail polish colors that transcend those of conventional brands.  By experimenting with unique pigments and raw materials, a distinctive handcrafted product was born.  Cirque products are 3-free, which means it does not contain the toxic trio of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate.  They are also scented with lavender and clary sage essential oils to lend hands a subtle scent as the polish dries.

For more information about Cirque, please contact:
Copyright © 2012 Cirque, All rights reserved.