Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Wicked Giveaway Re-Draw

Hey all. My computer is still on the fritz. The power supply I ordered has been 45min away since 1am Saturday morning and somehow failed to make it to my house so now it probably won't reach me until Tuesday. :-(

The reason for this post is that the winner from my "A Wicked Giveaway" contest failed to respond and claim her prize. I have removed her entries and picked a new winner. *drum roll* please....

...and the winner is STEPHANIE O. Congrats! She has been e-mailed and again there is a 48hour window for her to respond.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Wicked Giveaway Winner!

Hey everyone! I am having some computer issues recently so I haven't been able to post any new pictures. I think my power supply died so I have a new one on the way. I'm using my hubby's computer for now and it doesn't have the card reader slot my for my camera chip. I can still post though so I'm here to announce the winner from my A Wicked Giveaway contest!

*CONGRATS TO ENTRY #5 GFC B.*  The winner has been sent an email from me and will have 48 hours to respond or I will pick a new winner. Thanks everyone for participating and for following my blog. 

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

Hey all. I hope you remembered Daylight Savings Time ended early this morning and took advantage of that extra hour of sleep. (:

Today's NotD is from Jessica's stash. It's OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest. When she brought this to my house I basically started drooling over it so she let me borrow it. What a good sister. This color is just beautiful. It's so fall and I love it.


OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest
This vampy fall color has black and red specs inside of a deep purple base. It looks very burgundy but at times morphs to a more purple look. It's not the most cuticle friendly of colors but it applies smoothly and easily so long as you don't flood your nail with polish.

It's nice to have a polish addict sister. (: So many of her colors I wish were mine.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

CHINA GLAZE Wicked Collection

Happy Friday fellow bloggettes. As you know I'm hosting a giveaway of the Wicked Collection 4-pack by China Glaze. Between the sister and I, we have the entire collection except for Make a Spectacle. So, here are the swatches of everything but.

Bizarre Blurple is exactly what the name says, a "blurple". That is to say it's not quite blue and not quite purple. I loved this color so much. It is completely gorgeous and the formula was fantastic.

CG Bizarre Blurple
Roguish Red is an orangey-red creme that also applies amazingly and has a rich saturation to it. It's probably more orange than red. I used this color in my pumpkin nail art for Halloween.

CG Roguish Red
Immortal is a cool toned grey and my sister's favorite of the bunch. If you zoom the photo you can see it has blue and purple shimmer that adds some punch to it.

CG Immortal
Cast a Spell is an olive green and gold shimmer packed into a black base. It's easy to work with and I think it's a wicked green for Halloween.

CG Cast a Spell
Glitter Goblin on top of having an awesome name, amiright?, it is a color-packed glitter party in a bottle. It has orange, purple, green, blue, gold, & silver glitter and it SCREAMS Halloween in a superbly festive manner. I used 3 coats to achieve a mostly full opacity without a base color.

CG Glitter Goblin
I wish I had Make a Spectacle so I could have full collection swatches, but alas, I do not.

This collection really grabbed my attention this year and I really love it. It was spot on to me. My collection is still growing so these are all unique additions for me, but I know a lot of girls probably wouldn't think blurple the most unique.  To me, I think Bizarre Blurple is my favorite of the lot.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Go Pink Wednesday

I'm back again today with my late Go Pink Wednesday post. This is the last installment from this challenge showing support for National Breast Cancer Awareness month which was during October.

For the last day I am giving another go at doing an ombre manicure. The first Go Pink Wednesday, Mandy, from Chameleon Stampede, did a seamless pink ombre manicure that I absolutely loved. Ombre is really big right now and I dig it on nails.

red to pink ombre
Zoya Sooki ombre
I only used 2 colors for this manicure; ZOYA Sooki and WETnWILD French White Creme. I mixed the red with the white for varying shades.

I had fun doing this challenge. My grandmother died from breast cancer before I was born. It's amazing how much world-wide support there is now to fund research that has saved thousands of lives. There is so much information out there and resources to help empower women to take control of their health and detect any possible problems early. The Susan G. Komen foundation website is a great start for those seeking any information or which to find out how to get involved.

October may be over but as women we should all help spread knowledge and information all year round. Thanks for popping in!

"This is Halloween" Recap

Good afternoon everyone. As you know, last night wrapped up the "This is Halloween" Nail Art Challenge hosted by Bec from Lacquer Dreams. I am just posting a recap of the designs I did for each challenge throughout October.

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