Monday, August 30, 2010

Prince Charming Teddy

i just finished this mani and i cant wait to share it!

i havent done any legit free-handed nail art in a while & so this teddy bear was kinda my test to see if i've failed or not. it turned out much better than i expected..and i actually LOVE it!! so i guess i havent failed completely - yet ;P haha

two coats of Orly's Prince Charming; gorgeous milk-chocolate brown. for my pointer & ring finger, i used two coats of Sally Hansen's White On and then i layered two thin coats of Sally Hansen's Beige Blast over. i used Prince Charming & Beige Blast to make the dots & PC was also used to make Teddy.

have a good one,

Giveaway Winner

a big thank you to every single person that joined in my giveaway :) im thankful for all of you :) here's a hello to my new followers awesome readers; you ladies [or gentlemen?] managed to bump me up to 502 awesome readers ♥ thank you :)

moving on to the winner..i used to pick a number... and i was too lazy to screencap the number...but the winner is...

of necessary★nails!

im reallllllly happy that Katherine won cause i can clearly remember her being either the first or second person to follow my blog. so thanks for sticking it out with me since the beginning [even on soompi! haha] ;)

please check your email cause im gunna need your address!

i'll be back soon; enjoy your day!,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

6-Month Blogiversay!

today marks my 6th month in the blogging world!

thanks to everyone who has stuck it out with me since the beginning - i know who you are :) and for those who have joined me on along the way, im so thankful for you all :D

i dont have anything special for today but just so you know, all my pictures are working again - thank goodness!!!

have a great weekend!,

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Picture Problem + Top 50 Blogs

hi! :) i just have a really quick post today.

my pictures from my most recent post of China Glaze Swatches are currently disabled. normally, i would just reupload the pictures into a different photobucket account BUT [my genius-self] already deleted the pictures off of my computer. and i would usually just re-edit the pictures again BUT i have to go read 7 chapters for classes tomorrow. so i dont have time.

for the time being, the pictures arent gunna show up & youre just gunna see the ugly photobucket picture, but by the 28th [Saturday], my pictures will be reactivated so they'll be back to normal.


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to end off the post, today, i got an email from Rachel saying that i was in The Top 50 Nail Blogs list over at Spa Beauty Schools. lots of other great bloggers that i follow are on the list, so go check it out. honestly, i was shocked. i even placed 8th...which i think i should be lower =P but its such a great feeling to know people really do read my blog. and to even be considered a "top" so happy and so thankful for you all. thanks ♥

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k, i gotta get reading now. -__-

til next time,

China Glaze Swatches

today was my first day of classes for the semester in my third year at a community college. i have two classes on campus - History & Politics - and im also taking my very first online class - an English class. back in high school, i was a VERY good student. i did everything on time, always did my homework, always studied, i've always been at the top of everything, and i graduated with a gpa higher than 3.8 ... ever since i've been in college, i've been a slacker, i skip classes, dont ever study, and i've been "average" in school. [not that being "average" is a bad thing..but thats just not my thing.] this semester, i REALLY want to do well. my classes are really time-demanding. im also picking up more hours at work on the days that i do not have classes, so im pretty much jam-packed. so i cannot guarantee lots of posts - not that i post very often right now anyway -__- ; but you know what i mean right? please bare with me~

that felt like a semi-heavy-mood-downing beginning of a blogpost. sorry! i just had to let you know.

well, let lighten things up with some random China Glaze swatches~ i wanna mention that my nails are short right now, and when i swatched these polishes last week, i had to put on fake nails cause i like swatching with full nails and not little nubbins.. =P

i have here 3 coats of Ruby Pumps. definitely a gorgeous red glitter jelly polish. i like this polish but i dont like it as much as others do.

3 coats of Emerald Sparkle. the picture is a bit blurry but it was the most color accurate picture i had. its a beautiful emerald glitter polish.

3 coats of Watermelon Rind. kinda blue-teal-green-ish with glitter.

3 coats of Ingrid. beautiful taupe-ish-brown with gold shimmer.

2 coats of Entourage. theres a slight shimmer in the kiwi-green polish.

2 coats of Bahamian Escape. my favorite. sky blue creme.

on my nubbins, i have 4 coats of Dreamsicle. this one was disappointing to me. its a beauty in the bottle, but i didnt really like it on my nails. i probably should have put a colored base on before i applied Dreamsicle. orange base polish with different size opalescent glitter. this is how the polish looks in real life - regardless of the bad picture. it looks prettier in pictures [better lighting pictures - that is] but i posted this one so you'll know how it really looks.

this is all i have for now. thanks for tuning in :)

hope you have a great week,

Friday, August 20, 2010

Catching Up on Manis

woohoo! its Friday! i hope your week has been well! the weekend is JUST around the corner! -not that im doing anything fun over the weekend..just working. hopefully your weekend will be better than mine =P

time to catch you up on some manis of mine.

*click on the picture to see the full awesomeness! a link will automatically open up in a new screen.* 2 coats of OPI's My Private Jet. this one isnt the original-way-more-awesome holo one. this is the non-original-less-awesome holo one. =P and then i added some stars stickers.

*click on the picture to see the full awesomeness! a link will automatically open up in a new screen.* you can see more of the holo on my thumb. i had highhhh hopes for this one. its a beautiful polish, but i prefer Color Club's Revvvolution :)

here, i have 3 coats of Orly's Retro Red from their Plastix collection. besides for the bad picture, you can see finger indents & smudges on my nails. i painted my nails at midnight - like usual - and i didnt apply topcoat so that it can keep its satin-ish finish...and then i woke up with fugly nails =/ application of the polish was alright..and just to say, the picture shows the polish as RED..but when its on my nails, it looks more pink. weird, right?

next i have 3 coats of Essie's Van D'Go, which is the adorable peach-ish color, and 3 coats of Wet n Wild's Tropicalia. i sure do love my stripes & roses! haha

my nails had layers & then two of my nails i had to chop off my nails. so now i have little nubbins for nails =P

my first mani with short nails. something simple. 3 coats of Revlon's Silver & 3 coats of Sally Hansen's Black Out. and then my free-handed leopard print.

*click on the picture to see the full awesomeness! a link will automatically open up in a new screen.* this is 2 coats of Studio M's Magic Attraction. [Studio M is a brand from Meijer] this is an awesome, silver packed glitter polish with red-burgundy glitter and its also an awesome holo !!

*click on the picture to see the full awesomeness! a link will automatically open up in a new screen.* here's a picture in bad lighting but you can see the holo-awesomeness! this polish is closely following Revvvolution as my favorite holos! :)

again, all of those picturs were taken with my phone's camera. i usually take pictures of my nails when im on break at work - the lighting is so much better in my car! haha

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also, please check out Alison's blog! :)

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i also want to mention that i start a new semester of college on Monday!!! so soon! ALREADY!! it hasnt hit me yet...but i guess i better get over it & realize its SO soon already! i realllllly want to do good this i gotta make sure i focus. hopefully i'll still be blogging like usual. - - are you going back to school this semester? when do you start?

have a great weekend!,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Incoco Review

this is a review that has been long overdue! sorry it took so long! but here it is...

about a month ago, i was offered to try out some Incoco products - - of course i couldnt resist! Incoco Dry Nail Applique are strips of dry nail polish; basecoat, polish color, and topcoat.

i just want to mention that i tried my Incoco products before my computer crashed & deleted all my i only have a few pictures.

here's my mani in Penny Rose; day 7. Penny Rose is a shiny, pink, glitter polish strip...but after 7 days, the shine died a little. the mani still looked nice and fresh; Penny Rose was definitely my favorite!

french mani in 24 Karat Gold; day 1.

day 5. pretty much looks like day 1, right?

overall, i really enjoyed the products. applying may be a bit tricky but once you get the hang of it, its really easy. the mani's really last a long time and there's no stinky polish smell! be sure to buff your nails before applying the Incoco products. and removal was easy. - - Penny Rose was really easy to apply and so were the tips of 24 Karat Gold. but the clear strips for the french mani were thinner so they took a little more work.

for more information, visit Incoco website.

and a big thanks to Julie for sending me a sample package.

have a great day!,

Friday, August 13, 2010

400+ Followers Giveaway!

wow! i cant believe that there is someone out there who is willing to read all the jibber jabber that i write! but 402 someones!? im so thankful for you all! ♥

one winner will receive...

- Revlon Nail Lace stickers; 845 - Midnight Seduction & 840 - Sweet Romance
- Essie's Neo Whimsical
- Wet n Wild's Tropicalia
- Sinful Colors' Let Me Go
- Nicole by OPI's Imagine If...
- China Glaze's Ruby Pumps
- Finger Paints' Curator's Coral
- Finger Paints' Palette Pink

[all of these items are brand new. & all of them were purchased by me.]

the rules:

in ONE comment please leave....

**] you must be an awesome reader - meaning you have to be following my blog.
1] your name / google friend connect name + email address. [one entry]
2] blog about my giveaway - with a link provided. [extra entry]
3] follow me on twitter & tweet about my giveaway - with a link provided. [extra entry]

this giveaway will end
Sunday, August 29
the winner will be announced a day or two after.

good luck to everyone & once again, thanks so much!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Revvvolution + Tag

its Tuesday! woohoo! lets start today with another tag.

thanks to Jennifer of ♔ jennifer's blog ♥ ~ hugs&kisses for tagging me!

The Rules:
1. Post who gave you this award
2. State 10 things you like
3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment

10 Things I Like:
- coffee. i cant go a day without drinking my cup of coffee. addict, i know :)
- sleep. although i feel like im always lacking sleep, i prefer sleeping over lots of things!
- food. this girl, right here, LOVES eating. im always up for trying new things.
- volleyball. even though i keep saying im gunna quit playing, i really dont want to. =P
- kpop. i love my kpop music :)
- twitter. i LOVE twitter. im alwayssss on it! haha
- family. they annoy & piss me off SO much..but i love em.
- chillin. i really enjoy a day where i sit around & do nothing. those days are my favorites <3
- swings. i LOOOVE swinging. its been my favorite since foreverrr!~
- nail polishes. of course i didnt forget those :D

My Tags:
- Cel
- Katherine
- Allison
- Karen
- Becky
- Ping
- Steph
- Shazzii

& anyone else who hasnt done this :)

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onto nails.. so i finally picked up my first three bottles of Color Club about 2 or 3 weeks ago. i first tried Revvvolution and i fell in love with it! oh my gosh. it is GORGEOUS! i've always read a lot about it on blogs so when i found it, i decided to pick up a bottle for myself.

oh, and click on the pictures to see the full awesomeness! a link will automatically open up in a new screen.

look at that holo-goodness <3 Revvvolution is a black holo polish. its pure love!

this is Revvvolution in the shade. not as awesome..but once it hits sunlight..

AMAZING!!! i seriously LOVE this polish :)

once again, these pictures were taken with my phones camera. im soooo impressed that my phone was able to pick up the holo-awesomeness of the polish! i love my phone!! haha

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so, im super excited for Thursday! im working today & tomorrow and then im off work until next Thursday!!! a full week off! woohoo!!! :) this weekend is all planned out but hopefully i'll be able to swatch some stuff next week. my cousin & her husband are coming up from South Carolina to visit so we're gunna spend the whole weekend with them. we're off to Cedar Point on Friday & then we're going shopping Saturday & maybe the beach on Monday. it'll be fun ;)

i'll be back to post one more time this week before i take the weekend off. haha

have a great day!,

Saturday, August 7, 2010

4 Things Tag + Random Manis

late night post tonight; different.

hi, i hope your weekend has been going well! im gunna start this post off with a little about me. thanks to Katherine of Necessary Nails and Karen of Addicted to Nail Polish ♪♫♪ for tagging me :)

4 things in my bag/purse
- wallet.
- pens.
- gum.
- glasses case.

4 things found in my purse
- receipts.
- money [haha.]
- lots of gum wrappers.
- a pack of dental floss ;)

4 favorite things in my room
- mah bed :)
- my blanket.
- my v-neck tees <3
- my dresses.

4 things I’ve always wanted to do
- travel!!!!!!!
- meet my favorite people <3
- travel some more!
- figure out what i wanna do in life =P

4 things I’m currently into
- Shinee's Lucifer Album.
- SNSD's Hello Baby season.
- mah polishes & getting more :)
- HELMERS!!! i want one. now.

4 things I bet you didn't know about me
- im DYING to leave home & live on my own for a while.
- i just got into my first car accident on Tuesday =(
- i talk obnoxiously loud & im super sarcastic so everyone thinks im conceited, but really, im super self-conscious.
- i graduated high school with a gpa higher than 3.8 & yet im still at a community college after 3 years & i still dont know what to do with my life.. T__T

4 songs I can't get out of my head
- Shinee's Lucifer.
- Teen Top's Clap.
- Monday Kiz's Goodbye My Princess.
- Kings of Leon's Use Somebody.

once tagged, you must link the person who tagged you, tag 4 others, let the bloggers know they have been tagged, give 4 answers to each question asked.

My tags
- Eva of Eva the Beaver.
- "Freshie" of Polish Freshie.
- yokemun.
- Li Lian of nails nails nails.

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on my random manis..

3 coats of OPI's Heart Throb. Heart Throb is a super sheer, soft pink. i still had major VNL after 3 coats & i didnt want to go onto a 4th coat so i layered up my nails with nail stickers and some glitter.

the angle of this picture is weird..but its ok. 3 coats of China Glaze's Nasty. i think 2 coats would've been fine but i did 3 to be safe. please excuse the ugly design on the ring finger. my dots werent as spaced out as i wanted them to be.. =/

2 coats of Revlon's Silver. the stickers had ugly bubbling around it.. =/

here is the same mani but matte-ified. and a coat of Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure on my thumb, middle finger, and pinky. and i filed down my nails. i like the subtleness of HT =) please excuse the horrible lighting in this picture. the polish looks blue-ish..ew. bad picture =/

OPI's Rumple's Wiggin & Funkey Dunkey mani. that silver blob on my ring finger is supposed to be a heart but my silver glitter polish got too goopy =/ and the pink part of the french mani is too pink - i hated it.

this is the end of my random manis, but i would like to add that those pictures were taken with my phones camera. i love the quality of my phones pictures :)

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i'll end this post here. its getting kinda long.

enjoy the rest of your weekend!,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

IM BACK! + Fruit Fimo Mani

yay! im back! its almost been 3!

i posted a blog post last week or something & then all of a sudden, it disappeared! totally weird! so i'll just recap last weeks post right now;

since my computer broke [3 weeks ago] - - i have been slacking on nail art & all. honestly, it got so bad that when i went to repaint my nails one night, my hands were super shaky & unsteady. and i was just trying to paint my nails, no fancy nail art! it was quite sad =/ i also mentioned in my last post that disappeared that i havent been up to date with blogs. i started slacking & i wasnt reading blogs much. sorry! but i will say that i've been digging through old posts..trying to catch up! theres a lot that a girl misses in 3 weeks, ya know!? haha im trying though =P so now that im slowly trying to catch up, i'll be commenting your blogs again!

while i was out, i did manage to pick up a few polishes. here's my hauls:

in my last post [the one from the 12th of July], i mentioned that i picked up OPI's Rumples Wiggin, Who The Shrek Are You?, & Heart Throb.

OPI's You Don't Know Jacques! Suede & My Private Jet. i also picked up my first three Color Club polishes; Angels N' Pink, Take Me To Your Chateau, & Revvvolution.

Orly's Glam, China Glaze's Yellow Polka Dot Bikini & VII, and Essie's Red Nouveau & Van D'Go.

Pure Ice's Free Spirit, Nicole's Imagine If..., Savvy Femme Couture's Magic Pumpkin & Fairy Twinkle.

Revlon's Silver, a Meijer's Mood Struck polish, & Confetti's Pink Confetti & First Kiss.

i also got a bunch of nail stickers, a glitter thingy from Meijer's, and my package from Viva La Nails finally came in.

since i have much to share with you, i dont wanna throw them all into this post so i'll just post my current mani & then i'll catch you up with everything later on.

sorry for the bad, blurry picture. its too hot outside & im kinda crabby so the heat wasnt making me feel better. haha but here's 3 coats of Wet n Wild's Tropicalia; i've had this polish for almost 2 months so i decided to finally try it out. its such a gorgeous pink-salmon color! for the stripes on my ring finger & thumb, i used two coats of my favorite Sally Hansen White On and then i used acrylic paint to make my colorful stripes. i used my fruit fimo & layered them on my nails. i added a few rhinestones & glitters onto my nails. the green rhinestones & [barely noticable] pink glitter are from my Viva La Nails package. [a review will be coming along soon..]

here's a picture from my phones camera. the pink looks a little darker but you can see the details on my fruit nails better. dude, my phones camera is pretty awesome! it takes great pictures--i think it takes better than my regular camera does. haha

uhm, i think this is it for now. thanks for sticking it out with me. i really did miss you all :)

hope you have been well!,

oh, p.s. i wanna order myself some Konad stuff soon. whats a good site to order from? i've read about a few but i wanna know your opinions too :) thanks!