Thursday, December 15, 2011

Maybe giving does reap reward?

As much as I love giveaways (and I do!) But sometimes it would be nice if I won one! Well on the day that I sent out my polishes, I jumped on twitter to see that Zoya was having flash promos! Of course the negative Nelly in me was like Ill never get one. But just as I was about to move on, a flash promo appeared! And I jumped on it. And won! What a rush! Well what did I win?
Look at that wrapping!

Oooo Shiny!

A Zoya Color Box!

Trixie, Raven and Luna!

It's actually a funny (kinda) story, I remember ordering two of the Luna's when Zoya released the Ultra glitter collection way back. One was for me(of course!) and one for Renee because right at the time her Maine coon, Luna, had just died and I wanted to cheer her up. Well only one came with a note saying that Luna was out of stock. So I kind of just forgot about getting Luna again, and I guess I'm glad I did!

The other two are Raven, which is a glossy black, gorgeous and should put Black Satin from Chanel to shame! Not that I wouldn't say no to Chanel, ha ha. And the other is Trixie, it's a crazy shimmering silver that is very opaque. At first I thought Celeb City by Sally Hansen was a great dupe, but actually Trixie is more silver and bright(does that make sense?)

So thank you twitter and thank you Zoya! You made a girl very happy:)

Tata for now!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SCORE! Finally!

Not a mani today, but a score I just had to share. For those of you who don't know, I have been after a replacement for this polish forever.

Sally Hansen Teflon Tuff Secrets Frost #62 by KitaRei
Sally Hansen Teflon Tuff Secrets Frost #62, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.

Left: UK/Euro Version, Secrets
Right: US version Secrets Frost

They are exactly the same color (we were right Erika! Yay!) I bought the one on the right several years back, (I don't remember when these came out..but I know it was a long while ago!) and this is by far the best holographic glitter I've ever had. Rainbows upon rainbows in a bottle. It's very hard to find.

Mine looks full but actually it is less than half full, the polish dried inside the top of the bottle. I got the second as a refill (totally keeping my original bottle, I LOVE the matching caps-ahh don't you love those Big 3 old formula days?) which I totally did after taking this pic, (and a little before actually, the second bottle was completely full when I bought it) and now the UK bottle has less than 1/3 left, I really killed my original bottle!

No idea why it was called Secrets Frost in the US since it clearly is a glitter and not a frost (there is another old Sally Hansen in the Colorfast line with the same name, -which incidentally, always came up on eBay when I was searching for this one- which is actually a frost) but oh well, I LOVE it! I can't tell you how long I was searching, and how happy I was to finally find it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Swap goodies!

Ok part of them, I did a makeup/polish swap with an American girl in Germany, and these are the nail polish goodies that I got!

Swap with Cinnamon Cocoa from Makeup Talk 1
In this pic: Essence Gel Look Topcoat, MNY (Euro Maybelline Line) #553, Flormar numbers 418, 419, 431, 314, P2 Most Wanted #10 True Blue, P2 Color Victim (LOVE that name) #601 Good Luck, and Catrice Cosmetics #300 Be My Millionaire

I'm in love with all of these polishes! I really can't decide which one I like best, there's metallics, creams, a gel topcoat (LOVE those) and even a duochrome in there! I was so excited to see MNY, it is a German Maybelline line with super fun colors (not just polish, makeup too) aimed at the younger set, think Urban Decay. I think the logo looks rather Urban Decay-ish, actually. I so wish we had this line at home, all we get are the boring Maybelline Express colors. I did a post with all of the goodies at All Glitzed Up (this blog is strictly polish, so I didn't post the other pics here)

I can't wait to try all of these out!

Ruby Pumps by China Glaze

Okay, another red, sue me! Okay, don't! This is one of my favorite China glazes. It's just a gorgeous sparkled filled glitter packed red.
It's also a bitch to photograph! Out of about 20 photos, these were the best four to use. (mind the cuticles..please) I have to admit that I used white as a base first, because as much as I love this color, it takes a lot of coats to achieve that bright opaque red!

If you are starting a polish collection, this is one of the reds you must get! It is worth every penny and perfect for the holidays!
I'm also here to let you guys that the other two blogs that I write in are going to have a giveaway:
ALL GLITZED UP! and ERIKAJANEJEWELS. So please stay tuned, they will be awesome prizes!

Okay back to work!

Ta-ta for now,

Monday, December 12, 2011

NYX Girls Royal Purple and Sapphire

Julie gave me this super awesome NYX Sapphire topcoat when she visited last month,(with sapphire being my birthstone, and with the color being a holo, it was love at first sight!) and I was searching for the perfect color to wear it over. My search ended when I found NYX Girls Royal Purple in the mall by me! This is SUCH a pretty color, my swatch pic does it no justice. It's a dark, lovely purple with dark blue shimmer. It is super hard to photograph, the shimmer just doesn't always show up well. First I took a pic of Royal Purple outside:
NYX Girls Royal Purple

It looks totally different inside and out. Next, I took a pic indoors with a coat of Sapphire on top:
NYX Sapphire by KitaRei
NYX Sapphire, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.

Doesn't it look totally different indoors and outdoors? The shimmer really shows up in this one! I love NYX :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Acrylic nail mold lot from eBay

Yay! I've been wanting a set of these for a while, and I'm very excited to get them. This was a random lot, you didn't know what you were going to get (it was like $10 or so) so I took the chance. Lots of good shapes in here, lollipops, seashells, palm trees, flowers, ladybugs, winged hearts, ribbons and more. Unfortunately, there were no plain hearts, so eventually I will be on the hunt for one, but these are a great start for now! I want to do cute things like this:

image owned by: alibaba

Now to research how to mix the acrylic supplies!