Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Check out Nail Freak to enter her Giveaway of 
Illamasqua Duo (Viridian & Glitterati)
Credit: Nail FREAK


This set was available on and if I remember correctly... Every time I checked it was SOLD OUT. You had to be on a notification list to get it unless you were just lucky :)

Nail FREAK also has swatches available of her personal set so you can see these true beauties before you win them! ;)

So check her out, follow her and enter to win!!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Illamasqua - Purity

Quick post today... 

I am thankful for my followers, friends & family.  I hope you all have a great time celebrating the holidays.   
Tell your loved ones, you love them.  
Its the season of giving and happy times. Cheers!

Illamasqua - Purity, 2 coats.

Illamasqua - Purity

Illamasqua - Purity

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!
*This product was purchased by me

Sunday, December 23, 2012

KBShimmer - Clown Puke

KBShimmer's Clown Puke is a clear suspension JAM PACKED with glitters of many different size and finishes.  Multi-colored hexagon, square, bar glitters.  The glitters are bright, which give it that circus-y look.  This topcoat looks great over a variety of colors... For this mani, I decided to go with a darker base color.

KBShimmer - Clown Puke
This is 1 coat of KBShimmer - Clown Puke over 2 coats of WetNWild - Disturbia... Topped with 1 coat of Seche Vite DFTC.

KBShimmer - Clown Puke w/flash

KBShimmer is available through their website [HERE] and also on Etsy and for international shoppers you can find them at Harlow & Co.
*This product was purchased by me

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays Giveaway!

Let’s celebrate the holidays and bring in the New Year with an awesome GIVEAWAY! !!  Some of us bloggers got together and decided to bring you guys an amazing beauty filled prize!  We know, a lot of giveaways have certain criteria that not everyone meets… one of those being that some giveaways exclude international fans from participating.  THIS TIME... EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE!


Mercedes from Beyond BeautyLounge has organized this giveaway and worked very hard to make this possible for everyone!  So thank you to Mercedes for doing a FAB job!  I also want to say thank you and welcome to all of my new followers, I see you out there!!  I am so very happy to have you all here to share this experience with.  I am wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Holiday and a very prosperous New Year!  <3

Here are details of the GIVEAWAY!

“It was planned to have one winner of this amazing prize, but in an effort to include the International fans this is what we are going to do, in the event that the first confirmed winner in an International fan that person will receive the Gift Cards prize and a 2nd US winner will be chosen to receive the beauty product gift basket which as it stands at the moment is valued at approximately $175.” -beyondbeautylounge

Some of the items in the basket include:
  • 4 Polishes from the China Glaze Holiday Collection 
  • E.L.F Beauty on the go Pallet
  • Mary Kay Cream Blush 
  • Kiss Lashes 
  • Sephora Lip Gloss 
  • Mary Kay Eye Makeup Remover 
  • Philosphy Amazing Grace Powder Compact 
  • Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Top Coat 
  • Revlon Lip Glosses  
  • Eos Lip Balm 
  • Stila Lip Glaze 
& much more!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Free Press - Sweet Pink & Orange Pop

As promised, here are 2 more Free Press colors for you all to peep!  
Let me know what you all think ;) 

This one is Orange Pop, a tangerine orange creme color...
*All photos of FP polish photos show 2 coats*
Free Press - Orange Pop

Sweet Pink is a light bubble gum pink creme color...
Free Press - Sweet Pink
*This product was purchased by me

Friday, December 14, 2012

Free Press - Power Plum & Mega Lime

Happy Friday everyone!!  So last month I was at Nordstrom Rack and I found a set "Free Press" mini nail polishes at a pretty good price.  I never heard of this brand, but decided to give them a try.  

This is Power Plum a creme plum/mauve... 
*All photos of FP polish photos show 2 coats*
Free Press - Power Plum
& Mega Lime is a bright creme yellow/green...
Free Press - Mega Lime

Honestly, I am surprised this brand doesn't have more polishes out (I did a google search with no luck).  The consistency was very smooth, almost opaque with 1 coat, but 2 coats needed for complete solid coverage. Dry time was fairly quick, about 50-60 seconds.  My assumption in the store was that quality of this brand would be very thin and runny OR very thick and streaky.  I am really glad I took a chance on this product and gave it a shot, it is really a great polish.  Sunday I will have an additional 2 colors to share with you, there is a total of 8 colors in this set.

You may be able to find Free Press Polish at a local Nordstrom Rack.

*This product was purchased by me

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Jindie Nails - Wild Watermelon!!

I think Wild Watermelon was released a while ago, but it still works fabulously as a Christmas topper.  Don't you think? ;)
(All photos are 2 coats of Wild Watermelon, unless otherwise stated)
You can find Jindie Nails on Etsy [HERE]... Jen's shop is currently on Vacation right now, but add her to your Favorites and sign up for email notifications to find out when her shop gets back to business! ;)
*This product was purchased by me

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jindie Nails -Zomboy & A Liebster Award!!!!

I generally, don't like dark shade polishes with my skin tone... I dont know.  BUT I really like this one!! :)  It's like a blurple base jelly with fuschia and blue hex glitters in various sizes.  Application was smooth and it was opaque in only 2 coats, no undies this time!  I really love the combination of colors here...
Jindie Nails - Zomboy (2 coats)

Jindie Nails - Zomboy
You can find Jindie Nails on Etsy [HERE]... Jen's shop is currently on Vacation right now, but add her to your Favorites and sign up for email notifications to find out when her shop gets back to business! ;)
Tabitha from Lacque Enthusiasm nominated me for
A Liebster Award... Awesome <3

In the same weekend I was also nominated by Sarah, Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Lacquer & Marrisa, Get Polished Up!  Thank you ladies!

I am only going to reply to 1 Award (since they are the same award), but please check out ALL 3 of these ladies blogs to see their responses to their awards and make sure you follow them ;)

Here are the details and rules for this award:

When you receive the award... 
  • Post 11 Random Facts about yourself.
  • Answer 11 questions from the
    person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs
    (make sure you tell them you nominated them!)
  • Ask ask them 11 questions.

    REMEMBER: You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated you! Make sure the blogs you chose have 200 or LESS followers.

11 Random Facts About Me:

1.  I am a SUPER cat lover, my boyfriend calls me "cat lady"
2.  Ice cream can change my mood (from bad to good) quickly and drastically.
3.  I am a certified/licensed Pharmacy Technician.
4.  I used to have a horrible habit of biting my nails up to about a year ago... So glad I kicked that.
5.  I used to live in Wisconsin, moved to Chicago with my boyfriend 4 years ago.
6.  I have over 200 nail polish, 70% of which are untrieds :/
7.  I am open to all types of music, but I mostly listen to electronic, dubstep, trance... Some of my favorites are ellie goulding (electro/indie pop), skrillex, blackmill, swedish house mafia, florence + the machine (indie pop), calvin harris, lindsey stirling, nero, NERVO, afrojack, axwell, bassnectar, steve aoki, avicii... to name a few ;)  Just something about those dirty beats... <3
8.  I am pretty knowledgable when it comes to cars, I drive a Toyota Yaris (Vitz!), a modified Scion tC and a Honda Ruckus (scooter).
9.  I used to work in a electronics retail store, so I am very electronic & tech savvy :)  NO instruction books needed!
10.  When I was 14, I downloaded Photoshop and learned how to use it... since then I've been creating graphics for websites, family, friends and blogs.
11.  In real-life, I am very light/fair skin... often mistaken for Italian or Hawaiian or some other Mix.  I was born in Wisconsin, but my parents are from Mexico.  Therefore I am Mexican, lol.  I speak Spanish fluently and as for writing in Spanish... I can, for the most part, write anything in Spanish.  My boyfriend asked me HOW do I know how to do both fluently (since I was born in the US) and I don't really know, I don't remember anyone teaching me... I just do! ;)

11 Questions to Answer from lacque-enthusiasm:

1: What is your favorite polish-related memory?  When I found a local beauty supply store that sells nail polish, accessories and supplies at wholesale price.
2: What is your favorite sweet/dessert/candy?  i LOVE ice cream, any time of the year.
3: What's the weirdest food you've tried and liked?  To me it was weird at first... Congee (w/ preserved duck egg and pork), but I love it now!
4: If you could live anywhere, where would you live?  Toronto, Canada
5: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?  A doctor
6: In your opinion, where should everyone go at least once?  Canada!
7: Cats or Dogs, and why?  Cats, I don't know why... Just never had a dog.
8: Funniest/weirdest name you've given a pet.  I named my Kitten... Kitten.  LOL
9: Funniest/most embarrassing pet name/nickname you've given a person.  I'll have to get back to you on that… o.O
10: Worst school memory.  I don't want to re-live my WORST school MEMORY, but probably in 7th grade... when me and my best friend were following a classmate on her way home (we lived in that direction also) to scare her for something she did to us at school... and she told her mom we were trying to beat her up, never even said anything to her though.  From that moment, my best friend’s mom made sure we split up and went our separate ways... I have never seen her since then.
11: What scent makes you nostalgic and why?  The smell of burning rubber... reminds me of [drift sideways] ;) and for some odd reason reminds me of brocolli.

My 11 nominees:
01.  Asmallbeautybudget
02.  Baroquefool
03.  Casualspark
04.  Absolutevarnish
05.  Awesomenessnails
06.  Ericasnailsandmore
07.  Fancyschmancynails
08.  josephayague
09.  Hand-yfeatsandothertreats
10.  Jenerallyspeaking
11.  Ei-lena
11 Questions for My Nominees:

1. Which do you prefer... coffee or tea?
2. What is your favorite food?
3.  What other hobbies or collections do you have?
4:  Who/what inspired you to start blogging?
5.  What is your favorite color?
6.   Soda... Dark or Clear (coke or sprite) If no soda, what's your go-to drink besides coffee or tea?
7.  Where is your favorite vacation spot (or where you'd like to vacation)?
8.  How many pets do you have, what kind of pets?
9.  What is your favorite candle scent?
10.  Do you have any sibilings?  How many?
11.  If there was 1 thing you would want your followers to KNOW, what would it be?

Thanks for reading!
*This product was purchased by me

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cult Nails - Untamed

First off, I want to say WELCOME!! to all of my new followers ;)  Please make yourself at home <3 I truly appreciate you all taking the time to share this polish madness with me!

Well, I didn't realize it till now, but my posts have lately consisted of pink polishes!  Ooops... oh well, these shades are fresh ;)  Here we have Cult Nails - Untamed.  Cult Nails website described this pink polish as... "cheery, sheer bubblegum pink that has a youthfully delightful multi-colored shimmer".  I definitely agree.  It was hard for me to capture the multi-color shimmer in this photo, but its there I promise!  Do you own any Cult Nails polish? 
Which shade is your favorite?
Cult Nails - Untamed (3 coats)
Cult Nails products can purchased
(this shade is listed as Limited Edition)
from their website [HERE] 
*This product was purchased by me