Thursday, January 6, 2011

Attn: All you fellow polish hoarders! Zoya Facebook deal!

I love people who share good deals they find!  (And that's why I'm sharing it with you!)

I especially want to thank @by_hillary for sharing the Zoya Facebook deal!

To thank its many loyal Facebook followers, Zoya issued a coupon code to receive 3 FREE nail polishes!
All you have to do is pay shipping and handling!  Woo Hoo! 

Code is FB2011  (See site for details or restrictions)

This will be my first time trying a Zoya polish so I am super excited to see their formulas!

I tried this one, Edyta, a beautiful green kind-of shimmer.  Oooooh!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Revlon Perplex..hmm, so am I.

I tell ya, I am a sucker for advertisements...
Saw this at CVS and all of a sudden, had this sudden realization that I had to have it!  I need "this season's IT SHADE for less"!  If your local store does not sell this, Amazon has available here: Revlon Perplex

I will admit though that I had no idea what color this was supposed to be compared too.  As I was getting ready to post this I realized that many bloggers/websites are comparing this color to Chanel Paradoxal.  I do not own the Chanel polish but they seem to be pretty close while in the bottle anyway.

I painted my nails with the Revlon formula and really did like it.  The application was pretty good and nice and even.  It took two coats to get a good solid coloring with this one, but I expect that with most polishes anyway.  I simply used my Seche Vite quick dry top coat and was ready to go.  The manicure pics are four days old because my camera went MIA and I didn't feel like reapplying to get my pics :)  You can see thought that it did hold up well with only minor tip wear.

I think for the $4.75 it cost to get this color, it was well worth it.  Channel dupe or not, I love it!

Anyone have any great plans for the weekend?  Not much going on this weekend for us, kinda the calm before the storm as I like to think about it.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seven (somewhat random) Secrets

By Hillary tagged all of her readers in her post to divulge seven secrets.

Here are mine...

1. I'm one of the few people who actually like their chosen career path.  I made my choice at about 20 and have never looked back.  Certain jobs may leave a little to be desired but I do love my field of choice.

2. I hide my extreme Starbucks addiction from most people.  I know it's hard to rationalize spending so much on coffee, but it is soooooo good!

3. I like to spend way too much money on fashions, nail polishes, shoes and the like.  No really, way too much.

4. I'm extremely afraid of heights.  Always seem to have this fear of dying from falling.  This is more of a recent secret since I used to love heights/roller coasters/etc

5. I'm worried I'm in the early stages of hoarding (well, minus the fact that I am pretty clean and tidy).  Not full blown status, but I have a hard time getting rid of things.

6. I'm addicted to fashion magazines.

7. I love me some secret shopping on Ebay (or any online shopping for that matter)

I know these may not seem like big secrets or anything, but they are things that I seem to have difficulty admitting sometimes.

So to quote ByHillary  "I tag you, you, you, oh you, you, you in the corner and YOU!"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giveaway! Not mine, but very cool and a must enter

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Friday, October 29, 2010

I Love a Good Deal!

This is really random, I know, but I was so excited about this purchase!

I just had to open a new bank account (due to unfortunate circumstances) and fill out all the paperwork, etc...  The wonderful banking professional took care of everything...easy breezy...until it comes time to decide on what checks to order.  Now, I hardly use checks anymore, for anything, but I do like to have never know when ATM's may be down or debit systems and its nice to have that back up in place.  I say, "Give me the cheapest ones you have" to which she responds, "They will debit your account $36 for them".  I about fell over!  I am used to getting some sort of free checks (with our old credit union) but this bank apparently thinks its alright to steal my money from me!  Since the account was already opened and such I just decided to forego the check order and try to get by without. 

Well, sure enough I go out shopping and two stores have their debit/credit systems down and can only take cash or check of which neither I have.  So, when I get home I decide to peruse the Internet in search of some cheap checks.

I find Checks In The Mail immediately and fall in love with a super cute design.  I love them-they are called the Pompon Checks.

See how cute!  I was then super excited to find a promotion code (VALW) online which gave me a free second box!  I was able to purchase two boxes of checks for $26!  I am super happy with these checks and everyone thinks they are super cute!  I find myself wanting to write checks just to show how cute they are.

This is not a review of Checks In the Mail or their product.  I was not compensated in any way for this post.  I just am a satisfied customer passing along some information to others :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Testing,, two, three!

I have been completely MIA from the blogosphere!  I have been so busy with life that I have barely had time to polish my nails...don't worry ladies...not quite that busy.  Just been too busy to be around a computer long enough to add a post.  I spent the weekend visiting a friend in Indianapolis and then have had one of the most crazy weeks at work ever! 

I came back from my mini-vaca and was thrilled to have received my BundleMonster fauxnad plates.  I can't wait to use these!  So many designs and lots of variety!

I promise a post with pics tomorrow and I hope to catch back up with my postings. 

Friday, May 14, 2010

1001 Hidden Treasures

I've been perusing a lot of blogs lately and many, many bloggers have been posting up their pics and review of Sally Hansen's Hidden I decided to add mine to the list...making it 1001 different reviews ;)
I purchased the Midnight in New York and started out applying that.  It is a nice black with subtle multi-color glitter.  I think the glitter looks a bit more interesting in the bottle than it does on my nail though.  Most people did not notice the glitter when I wore the polish alone, they simply remarked that I was wearing a very dark black...not my usual interesting designs.  I took a pic of it even though its not remarkable.  I also am including a not-so-great pic as my attempt at picking up the tones of the glitter.

See-not so great!

So I wore the black for a couple of days and decided it was just too drab for me...time for some Hidden Treasure overlay!
All I can say!  I love the Hidden Treasure over the black!  Two of my co-workers noticed it first thing this morning.  One described it as an oil slick that has the sun shining on it because it has so many different colors and it changes as you move your hands.

I think you can really see the red, yellow and green tones it reflects in the light.  It's hard to describe the look too because it does not exactly look like a glitter, the flecks are all different sizes and when applied some form larger areas than others, others just look more like glitter.  It is really interesting!

One of my followers said that she layers it over other cream that's something I will definitely have to try in the future.  I am glad I was able to get my hands on two bottles of Hidden Treasure because I think it definitely has some possibilities and I will have to mix it up with other polishes.

On a side note....I was checking these out on Ebay and people are scooping them up for $20 a bottle!  I am so glad I found mine at Walgreen's!