DL Some Enchanted Evening

I ended up with horrible bubbles on yesterday's mani, because I started too late and was in a rush trying to go to bed. So is the life of a polish addict. I couldn't stand it, so I had to redo them again. Today, I decided to try Deborah Lippmann's Some Enchanted Evening. It's a gorgeous champagne pink glitter polish. There are 2 sizes of glitter in it- some super tiny and some average size. I wasn't in the mood for a total all over glitter, I put Ulta's Freshwater Pearl underneath, and just used 3 sparse coats of the DL. Here's how it turned out!


Cotton Candy mani

I wanted to try out some of my new polish, so I did a mani using Essie Splash of Grenadine and topped it with China Glaze Afterglow. Splash of Grenadine is a really pretty and pretty unique pinky-purple color. Don't ask me about the name, since it looks nothing like Grenadine. Lol. Afterglow is a gorgeous warm sheer color with a blue flash. I think this came out looking like Cotton Candy.

Blue flash! See it?
 And of course, I can't have naked toes. They are dressed up with Zoya Sookie which is the most perfect summer red I've ever seen. Love it! Zoya scores again!

Ulta Haul

Went to Ulta today... Yay! Here's what I got.

Make-up haul: Urban Decay Naked Palate, Urban Decay eyeliner in Zero (aka black), Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion in black, and Covergirl Outlast Lipstain marker in Flirty Nude.

Nail polish haul: Essie Angora Cardi, Essie Smooth Sailing (so shimmery in the bottle!), Essie Splash of Grenadine, OPI Melon of Troy, China Glaze Below Deck, and China Glaze Afterglow.

Best of all, I had a 20% off your entire purchase, including prestige cosmetics and sales so I ended up with around $30 off all this stuff!


Well, hi there.

Sorry I've been a bit MIA. I've been on vacation this last week, and took a little break from updating the blog. But no fear, I'm back now! Planning a big Ulta trip soon (hopefully tomorrow) so I'll have some new goodies to show ya! :)


More love for BL

Are y'all sick of Butter London's yet? I went to Ulta yesterday and picked up Marrow, which is a dark purple color. I was really looking for the OPI Miss Universe collection, but I didn't see any hint of it. Not even an empty display. Also, in the Ulta flyer, I was aware they were having a special... BL's "No More Waity, Katie" (named in honor of the Royal Wedding) and a small thing of their nail polish remover for $15. Great deal considering the polish alone is $14. I dilly-dallied after getting the flyer, so when I made it to the store a week later and didn't see anything special by the BL display, I figured they were sold out. So I took Marrow to the cash register, paid, was walking the rest of the way down the counter towards the door, and I SAW IT! So I grabbed it, ran back, and had the girl ring that up for me too. ;)

So I did my mani with W8ty K8ty. It's a gorgeous dusty purple-ish blue, with lavender glitter in it. I did 3 coats. You could probably get away with 2 though.

And here is my pedi with Marrow!


In Memory of Caylee

We are all saddened by the death of Caylee Anthony, and shocked and disgusted at the outcome of the case that would have brought her justice. In memory of Caylee, a group of my polishing friends and I are painting our nails purple, Caylee's favorite color, today Thursday, July 7th. If you would like to join in you can do so on our Facebook event page here and/or post it on your own blog if you have one!

For my mani, I used Zoya Zara. I've featured this polish on my blog before, but it is just perfect to use in honor of Caylee. Purple, her favorite color, and gold flash, as she was a golden child who the world only 'knew' for a flash of time. But we will always remember her, and hopefully something good will come from this situation to help other children who are in danger be helped.

Rest in peace sweet little girl.


Giveaway Winners!

Thank you everybody for entering my giveaway, and more importantly following my blog. Keep stopping by, and send your friends. The more followers I get the more I'll reward you with giveaways. Just FYI, all the stuff in the giveaway was bought by me with the express purpose of giving it to you. None have been swatched and nothing was freebies. I don't get any kind of compensation from anyone to get more followers, just wanted to do this for FUN! I entered everybody's name in a spreadsheet in the order in which you entered, and used random.org to pick the number of the winner. I hope y'all liked this giveaway and let's do it again soon!

And the winner of the purple lot is.....

Kayelyn (GFC: kmkeithley) !

The winner of the Pink lot is......

Raquel (GFC: Kellyta) !
She has a blog here. It's en Espanol, but who needs to read when there are pictures? ;)

And the winner of the Blue lot is.....

Janelle (GFC: Poetic Realist) !
She has a blog here. Check it out.

If you see your name as a winner, you should have an email waiting for you at the address you provided. You have 24 hours to respond to claim your prize. After that time, if your prize is still unclaimed I will have a redraw so no prize is left lonely and homeless. :)

Thanks again everyone for participating!


Happy 4th of July!

It's after midnight here in Texas, so Happy 4th of July to all you American sixers! I started to do a glittery red, white, and blue, thing on my nails and ended up hating it. So, I wiped it all off and replaced it with Butter London Chancer, which is still very festive. I decided to go matchy this time, and do my toes the same.

Remember, there is less than 24 hours left to enter my giveaway! Make sure you don't miss out!


So Much for that Budget...

So, normally, I set an under $10 a bottle spending limit on my polishes, because hey- I'm a nanny not a rocket scientist. Well, my birthday is coming up and I have been splurging a bit more, like on the Butter London I posted the other day, and today's lovely polish... Deborah Lippmann's Glitter In The Air!

So far, I think GITA is well worth my $18. It's goregous. It's a sheer polish, so I prepped with SecheBase, and then did two coats of Essie Main Squeeze to build it up some. (No pictures of that, but I posted it before here.) Some other bloggers have posted that it's difficult and takes a lot of layers to get a good coat of glitter on your nail with GITA, but I only needed 2 coats, and I'm happy with the glitter ratio. Very different from when I tried to do a mani with Nicole's Love Your Life, which was such a disaster I didn't even post it. I kind of think LYL is junk, but you didn't hear that from me. ;)

Today I also recieved another DL- Some Enchanted Evening, and two polishes from a swap- SC Mint Apple and Icing Tiger's Blood. I also have another Butter London on the way! So stay tuned for all of that excitement and of course the announcement of the winners of my giveaway in just a few days!

And now for the DL Glitter In The Air mani that I will be wearing to my friend Sydney's wedding this weekend. :)



There are only a few days left to enter my giveaway! I hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend!

Don't let this one Get Away

Today's mani is OPI "The One That Got Away." I didn't actually get around to taking pictures of it right away, so you'll have to excuse the tipwear, since this is now 3 days old. It's a gorgeous pinky purpley sparkle polish. It sparkles a TON in the bottle, but not all of it translates to the nail. It's an awesome color, sparkle or not, so I'm still happy with it.

On my toes is OPI "My Kind of Brown" which is actually not brown at all. I'd call it a brick or burnished red.


What's in your purse?

I was tagged by Amber at Rainbows&Sparkles to participate in this little experiment to see what everybody's got in their purses. I'm kind of late on this and a lot of my blogging friends have already done this, so instead of tagging people, if anybody hasn't done this yet and wants to... I tag you! So... here we go...
My purse.

Contents listed below.
Wallet, Ulta coupon, various recipts, Gigi's cupcakes club card, Eclipse gum, Barbie notepad, daily planner that I hardly use, 2 pens, a one serving packet of Nutella my mom brought back for me from France, Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer- Strawberry Cupcake scent, 4 wetnaps, 2 AA batteries for my camera, a crappy mini nail file (need a new one), B&BW roll on perfume- Spearmint Eucalyptus scent, 2 tampons, Nivea Kiss of Moisture chapstick, contact rewetting drops, mini thing of floss, Burt's Bee's Lemon Butter cuticle cream, and TokyoMilk lip balm- Sweet Creme flavor. (My phone and keys are also in there when I'm out and about.)

~Where did you get your purse, and how long have you had it? I got my purse secondhand from an online friend. I've had it about a year and half. I love it, but I'm sort of itching for a new one too.

~What are 3 must-haves in your purse?(Not including keys and wallet) Phone, chapstick, and BBs cuticle cream!

~What is something you should have in your purse right now, but don't? Sunglasses. I carry them half the time, and then half the time I get annoyed that they are taking up space and fling them out.

~What is the thing you have the most of in your purse right now? Wetnaps. Lol. Must have grabbed a bunch last time I was at a chicken wing place.

It Ain't Called Butter For Nothin'

I have a new love and it goes by the name of Butter London. I'd been wanting to try this brand, after hearing so many great things about it. I think the range of colors that they have is very wide and unique and they have a pretty good selection at my local Ulta, so I splurged and picked up Victoriana. I really liked the color, don't have anything else like it, plus my middle name is Victoria, so it was perfect for my first choice!

I gotta tell ya, there's no question how they chose the name of this brand. It went on so nicely- very smooth, and even in just one coat. My nails feel like glass and look even better! :)

Here's a picture of their super cute bottles. Ever get annoyed by those hard to hold square lids? I do! (I'm looking at you- Ulta Professionals...) The Butter London bottle's square lid is just for looks. To open it, you pull the square part off and there is a nice easy to handle normal brush lid underneath!

Anyway, here's the good stuff... my mani. Perfect for my friend's bachlorette party tomorrow I think.


A Blog Award!

I got an award from Neeka at In The Life of a MILF. Thanks Neeka!

1) Favourite color: Purple currently, but it's hard to say no to long time favorite, Pink.

2) Favorite Animal: Alligators and Beluga Whales. Just don't put them together. Lol.

3) Favourite number: 22.

4) What perfume am i using right now: I don't wear perfume often but when I do I wear Tokyo Milk Gin and Rosewater.

5) Something you always wear with you and identifies you: My grandmother's ruby ring (featured in a lot of my photos) and my Waxing Poetic necklace that I posted about here.

6) What's your passion?: My family. Current and the family of my own that I hope to have one day.

7) Getting or giving presents?: Both. I think I get just as excited about picking out the perfect thing for people and seeing their reaction as I do when I have my own present to open.

8) What was the last eyeshadow you used?: Rimmel London Stir it Up eyeshadow in "Wassup?" My sister got it for me for Christmas. :)

9) Favourite day of the week: I've always been weird and really liked Monday's because they always seem like a fresh start. Tuesday is when it hits me how long the week really is. Lol.

10) Are your nails painted right now?: Duh. I haven't had naked nails since I started this blog!

I'm passing this award on to:
1. Nails and Nonsense from a Brit. (Sorry, your first name is escaping me at the moment.)
2. Destany at Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom.
3. Jenn at Painted Pixies.
4. Patricia and Anne at Southern Sister Polish.
5. Renee, Erika, and Julie at A Polished Life.


SC Green Ocean

I got my first flakie polish in the mail today, Sinful Colors Green Ocean, so naturally I had to put it on right away. I put Green Ocean over 3 coats of Essie No Pre-Nup. It looks like a gorgeous frothy pinky sparkly bubble bath of goodness! (I should probably look into trademarking that phrase, shouldn't I? Lol.) Not sure if my pictures captured that, since it mainly pulled the glitter and not really the whole effect of the pink and opalescent green glitter together.

I also did a pedi with Zoya Sweet. If you are looking for a true, bright bubblegum pink, this is it!
Please excuse the flip-flop tanline. It's a souvineer from Disney.