Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I ordered the stamping plates from Bundle Monster. I decided to get both sets of plates. I can't wait to start using them.
5/31/2011 09:04:00 PM Danielle
I ordered the stamping plates from Bundle Monster. I decided to get both sets of plates. I can't wait to start using them.

Monday, May 30, 2011

I recently picked up Orly's To Have & To Hold from their Bridal collection at Sally's on clearance. Here is the design that I decided to wear.


I added Zoya's Dannii on the tips. My accent nail has a butterfly from my Broadway Nails Diva nail sticker set and some dots of Dannii done with a tooth pick. These butterflies are a think plastic and were hard to get to adhere to my nail and stay on. I found that one had popped off and five minutes later, I found it in my hair! I will be glad to have used all these stickers up because while they look cute on my nails, I can't get them to always stick.
5/30/2011 04:01:00 PM Danielle
I recently picked up Orly's To Have & To Hold from their Bridal collection at Sally's on clearance. Here is the design that I decided to wear.


I added Zoya's Dannii on the tips. My accent nail has a butterfly from my Broadway Nails Diva nail sticker set and some dots of Dannii done with a tooth pick. These butterflies are a think plastic and were hard to get to adhere to my nail and stay on. I found that one had popped off and five minutes later, I found it in my hair! I will be glad to have used all these stickers up because while they look cute on my nails, I can't get them to always stick.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

With my Zoya Earth Day promo, I ordered Zoya Indigo. This polish is navy with red, green and blue shimmers in it. These shimmers are not like some of my other polishes where you can always see the shimmer, it's a little more subtle.
5/29/2011 03:53:00 PM Danielle
With my Zoya Earth Day promo, I ordered Zoya Indigo. This polish is navy with red, green and blue shimmers in it. These shimmers are not like some of my other polishes where you can always see the shimmer, it's a little more subtle.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

In my Earth day promo order from Zoya, I choose Evangeline. This polish is a pink with gold shimmer. It is more on the red side of pink. Honestly, the swatch on the site looked more red than how this came out on my nails.
What do you think of Evangeline?
5/28/2011 03:48:00 PM Danielle
In my Earth day promo order from Zoya, I choose Evangeline. This polish is a pink with gold shimmer. It is more on the red side of pink. Honestly, the swatch on the site looked more red than how this came out on my nails.
What do you think of Evangeline?

Friday, May 27, 2011

With my Earth Day promo, I ordered Zoya Dannii. Dannii is a beautiful light purple with gold and green shimmer.

Excuse the messy cuticles, I was so excited to take these pictures for you. I decided to use some of my Broadway Nail Divia stickers.




I think this is my favorite color of all my Zoya polishes.
5/27/2011 03:39:00 PM Danielle
With my Earth Day promo, I ordered Zoya Dannii. Dannii is a beautiful light purple with gold and green shimmer.

Excuse the messy cuticles, I was so excited to take these pictures for you. I decided to use some of my Broadway Nail Divia stickers.




I think this is my favorite color of all my Zoya polishes.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

These matte eye shadows from Revlon are very pigmented. I like to wear these smudged as liner or in the crease.
The shades that I have are Tempting Teal, Riviera Blue, Aubergine and Rich Sable. I found these at the dollar tree so for a dollar each, they make a good addition to my collection.
5/26/2011 03:27:00 PM Danielle
These matte eye shadows from Revlon are very pigmented. I like to wear these smudged as liner or in the crease.
The shades that I have are Tempting Teal, Riviera Blue, Aubergine and Rich Sable. I found these at the dollar tree so for a dollar each, they make a good addition to my collection.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I've had these eye shadows for a while and I wanted to do a review. The mineral eye shadows are much better than the 12 and 6 color pallet from LA Colors. I haven't tried the new trios yet so I'm not sure how these compare. These shadows are very soft but like with most LA Colors products, they can be very chalky.
I have seven of these eye shadows in Black, White, Blue, Beige, Gold, Purple and Teal.

From the top the colors are Black, White, Beige, Gold and Blue. Now the Black is not the darkest black I've ever seen but I like to use this to smudge my black liner. The white is good for the inner corner and lightly as a highlight under the brow. My absolute favorite of these is Beige, which has this pink tone to it that you can see better in the first picture. I like to wear this over one of my Loreal Color Fresco eyeliner/shadow stick in Taupe Brisk. The golden tones of the pencil help bring out more of the vibrancy of the shadow. I haven't worn the gold one lately but I think it would look great over one of the pencils as well. I also wear the blue one over the blue pencil which really makes the color pop.
Sadly the purple and teal ones are not very pigmented. When I wear these shadows, I use my Avon Tru Shimmer eyeshadow stick in a light champagne color. That shadow stick really helps the color of these two shadow sticks to pop. Of all of these eye shadows, I would defiantly recommend the one in Beige. It's great for everyday wear.
5/25/2011 11:28:00 AM Danielle
I've had these eye shadows for a while and I wanted to do a review. The mineral eye shadows are much better than the 12 and 6 color pallet from LA Colors. I haven't tried the new trios yet so I'm not sure how these compare. These shadows are very soft but like with most LA Colors products, they can be very chalky.
I have seven of these eye shadows in Black, White, Blue, Beige, Gold, Purple and Teal.

From the top the colors are Black, White, Beige, Gold and Blue. Now the Black is not the darkest black I've ever seen but I like to use this to smudge my black liner. The white is good for the inner corner and lightly as a highlight under the brow. My absolute favorite of these is Beige, which has this pink tone to it that you can see better in the first picture. I like to wear this over one of my Loreal Color Fresco eyeliner/shadow stick in Taupe Brisk. The golden tones of the pencil help bring out more of the vibrancy of the shadow. I haven't worn the gold one lately but I think it would look great over one of the pencils as well. I also wear the blue one over the blue pencil which really makes the color pop.
Sadly the purple and teal ones are not very pigmented. When I wear these shadows, I use my Avon Tru Shimmer eyeshadow stick in a light champagne color. That shadow stick really helps the color of these two shadow sticks to pop. Of all of these eye shadows, I would defiantly recommend the one in Beige. It's great for everyday wear.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I wore this look a couple weeks ago when I was away on a business trip. I recreated it using a false nail. Please ignore the random blue polish smudge on the finger, I was trying out another design on a different nail before I took these pictures.
When I wore this look I used my Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps as a base coat, LA Colors Art Deco in white for the french tip and Jesse's Girl nail polish in Firefly for the shimmer. On this nail I used the pinky nude from my Kiss French Manicure set.

What do you think of the background for the picture? Do you prefer the plain white and wooden backgrounds I have been using before or would you prefer to see some of these fun patterns?
5/23/2011 09:00:00 AM Danielle
I wore this look a couple weeks ago when I was away on a business trip. I recreated it using a false nail. Please ignore the random blue polish smudge on the finger, I was trying out another design on a different nail before I took these pictures.
When I wore this look I used my Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps as a base coat, LA Colors Art Deco in white for the french tip and Jesse's Girl nail polish in Firefly for the shimmer. On this nail I used the pinky nude from my Kiss French Manicure set.

What do you think of the background for the picture? Do you prefer the plain white and wooden backgrounds I have been using before or would you prefer to see some of these fun patterns?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's the seventh and final day my nail polish collection. These are all of my yellow and green polishes.


Starting from the left, the yellow polishes are
Yellow - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
Goldmine - Wet N Wild, Craze
Wave length - LA Colors, Color Craze
Yellow - LA Colors, Art deco
Tangerine - LA Colors, Art deco

 Continuing from the left, the green polishes are
Sea foam green - LA Colors, Art Deco
Quirky turquoise    LA Colors, Art Deco
Atomic - LA Colors, Color Craze
Bright green - LA Colors, Art Deco
Emerald city - Sally Hansen, Extreme Wear
Forest green - LA Colors, Art Deco
Green - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
Teal - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
5/22/2011 08:55:00 PM Danielle
It's the seventh and final day my nail polish collection. These are all of my yellow and green polishes.


Starting from the left, the yellow polishes are
Yellow - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
Goldmine - Wet N Wild, Craze
Wave length - LA Colors, Color Craze
Yellow - LA Colors, Art deco
Tangerine - LA Colors, Art deco

 Continuing from the left, the green polishes are
Sea foam green - LA Colors, Art Deco
Quirky turquoise    LA Colors, Art Deco
Atomic - LA Colors, Color Craze
Bright green - LA Colors, Art Deco
Emerald city - Sally Hansen, Extreme Wear
Forest green - LA Colors, Art Deco
Green - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
Teal - Nail Ritz, Shimmer

Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's day six of my nail polish collection. These are all of my glitter polishes.


From left to right:
Sparkled - Wet N Wild, Color Craze
Blue Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Copper Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Green Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Red Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Silver Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Gold Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Teal Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Purple Blue Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
5/21/2011 08:50:00 AM Danielle
It's day six of my nail polish collection. These are all of my glitter polishes.


From left to right:
Sparkled - Wet N Wild, Color Craze
Blue Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Copper Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Green Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Red Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Silver Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Gold Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Teal Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco
Purple Blue Glitter - LA Colors, Art Deco

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's day five of my nail polish collection. These are all of my purple polishes. 

From Left to Right they are:
  • Purple - Nail Ritz, Shimmer    
  • Phenomena - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Moxie - Zoya
  • Nuclear Energy - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Magenta - LA Colors, Art Deco
  • Purple Potion - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear
  • Dark Purple - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
5/20/2011 09:39:00 AM Danielle
It's day five of my nail polish collection. These are all of my purple polishes. 

From Left to Right they are:
  • Purple - Nail Ritz, Shimmer    
  • Phenomena - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Moxie - Zoya
  • Nuclear Energy - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Magenta - LA Colors, Art Deco
  • Purple Potion - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear
  • Dark Purple - Nail Ritz, Shimmer

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's day four of my nail polish collection. These are all of my neutral nail polishes including whites, browns, blacks and silvers:

From the bottom Left:
White - LA Colors, Art Deco
Energy Source    LA Colors, Color Craze
White    Kiss, French Manicure
Nude    Kiss, French Manicure
White    Nail Ritz, Shimmer
Best Friend - Pure Ice  
Force - LA Colors, Color Craze
Ice Coffee - Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
Chocolate Nut - Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
Silver - LA Colors, Art Deco
Gunmetal - Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
Circuits - LA Colors, Color Craze
Black -  LA Colors, Art Deco
Black Diamond - Sally Hansen, Diamond Strength
Black Shatter - OPI, Katy Perry
5/19/2011 09:11:00 AM Danielle
It's day four of my nail polish collection. These are all of my neutral nail polishes including whites, browns, blacks and silvers:

From the bottom Left:
White - LA Colors, Art Deco
Energy Source    LA Colors, Color Craze
White    Kiss, French Manicure
Nude    Kiss, French Manicure
White    Nail Ritz, Shimmer
Best Friend - Pure Ice  
Force - LA Colors, Color Craze
Ice Coffee - Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
Chocolate Nut - Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
Silver - LA Colors, Art Deco
Gunmetal - Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
Circuits - LA Colors, Color Craze
Black -  LA Colors, Art Deco
Black Diamond - Sally Hansen, Diamond Strength
Black Shatter - OPI, Katy Perry

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's day three of my nail polish collection. These are all of my pink polishes.


Starting from the left, they are:
Mega Watt - LA Colors, Color Craze
Crystal Strawberry - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails
Champagne Toast - Sally Hansen, Diamond Strength                                       
Beautiful Blossom - Sally Hansen, Diamond Strength
Baby Pink - LA Colors, Art Deco
Pink - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
Electric Charge - LA Colors, Color Craze
Central Park - NYC
Joy - Zoya
Kat - Zoya                                                                              
Intense Pink - LA Colors, Art Deco
Hot Pink - LA Colors, Art Deco
JulieG - Jessie's Girl
5/17/2011 09:10:00 AM Danielle
It's day three of my nail polish collection. These are all of my pink polishes.


Starting from the left, they are:
Mega Watt - LA Colors, Color Craze
Crystal Strawberry - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails
Champagne Toast - Sally Hansen, Diamond Strength                                       
Beautiful Blossom - Sally Hansen, Diamond Strength
Baby Pink - LA Colors, Art Deco
Pink - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
Electric Charge - LA Colors, Color Craze
Central Park - NYC
Joy - Zoya
Kat - Zoya                                                                              
Intense Pink - LA Colors, Art Deco
Hot Pink - LA Colors, Art Deco
JulieG - Jessie's Girl

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's day two of my nail polish collection. These are all of my red and orange polishes.


From the left the three orange polishes are:
  • Orange - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
  • Bright Orange - LA Colors, Color Craze    
  • Peach Daiquiri - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear    
Continuing from the left, the red polishes are:
  • Red Cherry - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear
  • Transformer - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Crystal Cherry - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear
  • Burgundy Frost - Wet N Wild, Wild Shine
  • Red - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
5/16/2011 09:00:00 AM Danielle
It's day two of my nail polish collection. These are all of my red and orange polishes.


From the left the three orange polishes are:
  • Orange - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
  • Bright Orange - LA Colors, Color Craze    
  • Peach Daiquiri - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear    
Continuing from the left, the red polishes are:
  • Red Cherry - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear
  • Transformer - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Crystal Cherry - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear
  • Burgundy Frost - Wet N Wild, Wild Shine
  • Red - Nail Ritz, Shimmer

Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's day one of my nail polish collection. These are all of my blue polishes.

Starting from the left on the wheel they are:
  • Sky Blue - LA Colors, Art Deco
  • Aqua - LA Colors, Art Deco
  • Tropical - LA Colors, Art Deco
  • Marine Scene - Sally Hansen,Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
  • Blue - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
  • Radiation - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Static Electricity - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Blue It - Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
5/15/2011 09:00:00 AM Danielle
It's day one of my nail polish collection. These are all of my blue polishes.

Starting from the left on the wheel they are:
  • Sky Blue - LA Colors, Art Deco
  • Aqua - LA Colors, Art Deco
  • Tropical - LA Colors, Art Deco
  • Marine Scene - Sally Hansen,Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
  • Blue - Nail Ritz, Shimmer
  • Radiation - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Static Electricity - LA Colors, Color Craze
  • Blue It - Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I saw some other ladies on You Tube pick these up at the Dollar Tree recently so I decided for a couple bucks I would try them. I picked out four different patterns. I started with the pinkish ones with the flowers. Here's how it turned out.






If you can't tell from the above images, these things sting. I could not get them to lay flat on my nails and they are very bubbly. I'll probably just wear them for a day and paint my nails. Since the tips are not flat, I imagine these will chip or peel off rather quickly. At least I got to try these for only a dollar. There is no way I would go out and buy the Sally Hansen ones at about 10 dollars a kit. I'd rather buy the bottles of nail polish at that point. I picked up a few more of these kits so if I decide to wear them, I'll post more pictures. Maybe they would be easier on my big toe with my other toes painted.

0 out of 5 sparkles.
5/14/2011 10:03:00 PM Danielle
I saw some other ladies on You Tube pick these up at the Dollar Tree recently so I decided for a couple bucks I would try them. I picked out four different patterns. I started with the pinkish ones with the flowers. Here's how it turned out.






If you can't tell from the above images, these things sting. I could not get them to lay flat on my nails and they are very bubbly. I'll probably just wear them for a day and paint my nails. Since the tips are not flat, I imagine these will chip or peel off rather quickly. At least I got to try these for only a dollar. There is no way I would go out and buy the Sally Hansen ones at about 10 dollars a kit. I'd rather buy the bottles of nail polish at that point. I picked up a few more of these kits so if I decide to wear them, I'll post more pictures. Maybe they would be easier on my big toe with my other toes painted.

0 out of 5 sparkles.
I did my mani for the week with Zoya's Jules. I used my Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps base coat and two coats of Jules.
I wore this look for a day and decided to do a black french tip that night. Here's how it turned out.

I love the subtle green shimmer that Jules has. This was defiantly a great addition to my collection!
5/14/2011 05:34:00 PM Danielle
I did my mani for the week with Zoya's Jules. I used my Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps base coat and two coats of Jules.
I wore this look for a day and decided to do a black french tip that night. Here's how it turned out.

I love the subtle green shimmer that Jules has. This was defiantly a great addition to my collection!
So on Wednesday night I decided to set up all of my nail polish collection posts to schedule to publish for the next week. Blogger was having issues and all the work I did Wednesday is gone. If you saw some of my collection and wondered where the posts went, they returned back as drafts and are in the state they were in before I scheduled them. I plan to work on getting these posts back up for you, just wanted to let you know where they went!
5/14/2011 05:31:00 PM Danielle
So on Wednesday night I decided to set up all of my nail polish collection posts to schedule to publish for the next week. Blogger was having issues and all the work I did Wednesday is gone. If you saw some of my collection and wondered where the posts went, they returned back as drafts and are in the state they were in before I scheduled them. I plan to work on getting these posts back up for you, just wanted to let you know where they went!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I recently got my polishes from the Zoya Earth Day promotion where the polishes were 4 dollars each with free shipping. That's 50% off the regular price and shipping is usually almost 7 dollars. You had to order a minimum of 6 polishes to participate in the promo. Here are the lovely ladies!

From Left to Right they are Kate, Jules, Dannii, Breezi, Indigo and Evangeline. First I decided to wear Kate in honor of the Royal Wedding from last week. I was hoping to get this polish in time for their big day, but they didn't show up until the day after.


As I continue to wear these polishes, I will swatch them for you. I love Zoya polishes. I bought my first three in January when they did the three free promo where you only had to pay shipping.
5/05/2011 05:00:00 PM Danielle
I recently got my polishes from the Zoya Earth Day promotion where the polishes were 4 dollars each with free shipping. That's 50% off the regular price and shipping is usually almost 7 dollars. You had to order a minimum of 6 polishes to participate in the promo. Here are the lovely ladies!

From Left to Right they are Kate, Jules, Dannii, Breezi, Indigo and Evangeline. First I decided to wear Kate in honor of the Royal Wedding from last week. I was hoping to get this polish in time for their big day, but they didn't show up until the day after.


As I continue to wear these polishes, I will swatch them for you. I love Zoya polishes. I bought my first three in January when they did the three free promo where you only had to pay shipping.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I just got back from a week long trip to Massachusetts. I went to the dollar tree to get cotton balls and picked up a few other things while I was there as well.
I was very excited to find these today!
100 pack of cotton balls. I just got my Zoya Remove+ so I needed the cotton balls.
Ace facial grooming scissors - my boyfriend's hair grows really quickly near his ears so I plan to use these to trim his hair between hair cuts.
Almay eyeshadow in Trio For Blues - I have another trio for blue eyes but this one is different.
Care Bears Baby wipes - I plan to use these to spot clean my brushes between uses.
Elf Liquid eyeliner in Coffee
Dura Color nail polish sheets - These are just like those expensive Sally Hansen ones for a dollar. This pack includes a toe ring, but I just picked it for the design. I will defiantly review these and let you know how they are.
Sally Hansen Healing Butter Shimmer for Lips in Bliss, Instinct, Spirit, and Essence. I got two more of these in a haul a couple weeks ago and I am in love with these. I know they also come in a lip gloss with a brush applicator but I could not find any at this dollar tree. I will be keeping my eye out for them.
5/01/2011 07:17:00 PM Danielle
I just got back from a week long trip to Massachusetts. I went to the dollar tree to get cotton balls and picked up a few other things while I was there as well.
I was very excited to find these today!
100 pack of cotton balls. I just got my Zoya Remove+ so I needed the cotton balls.
Ace facial grooming scissors - my boyfriend's hair grows really quickly near his ears so I plan to use these to trim his hair between hair cuts.
Almay eyeshadow in Trio For Blues - I have another trio for blue eyes but this one is different.
Care Bears Baby wipes - I plan to use these to spot clean my brushes between uses.
Elf Liquid eyeliner in Coffee
Dura Color nail polish sheets - These are just like those expensive Sally Hansen ones for a dollar. This pack includes a toe ring, but I just picked it for the design. I will defiantly review these and let you know how they are.
Sally Hansen Healing Butter Shimmer for Lips in Bliss, Instinct, Spirit, and Essence. I got two more of these in a haul a couple weeks ago and I am in love with these. I know they also come in a lip gloss with a brush applicator but I could not find any at this dollar tree. I will be keeping my eye out for them.