Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NOTD: Avon Splendid Blue


Avon Splendid Blue

This polish is amazing- I got almost perfect coverage in one coat, but went ahead and did two to get longer-lasting wear.

Right now these are just $5 each. I order from my friend Valeri (email her at bucfanri {at} gmail {dot} com and she may have free shipping codes for you!)

And don't forget to go through Ebates for a percentage back- plus, if you have never used ebates before, you get $5, and I get $5.


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Monday, November 22, 2010

NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Bitches Brew and GIVEAWAY

Today I am wearing Deborah Lippmann Bitches Brew and I am in love! Keep reading and I'll tell you how you can have a chance to get your hands on this gorgeous shade!

It's FINALLY getting cold here in southwest, and I am so glad because I've been ready to wear vampy shades. One shade that was sitting in my un-tried box was Deborah Lippmann Bitches Brew.



Bitches Brew is a dark burgundy with a gorgeous shimmer. The vampiness of it makes it perfect for this time of year. I was so impressed with the formula- 2 coats was perfect, and it dried so fast with my topcoat of Nubar Diamont.

I purchased Bitches Brew along with some other Deborah Lippmann products at Apothica.com.

In honor of Manicure Mommas *almost* reaching 400 followers, Apothica.com has given us a $25 gift certificate to their website that you can use on any of their beauty items, like Deborah Lippmann nail polish.

Here's how to enter:

You can enter up to 15 times, and you do not have to complete all the possibilities to enter.



  • Two entries for commenting on this post about Apothica or Deborah Lippman

  • One entry for becoming a fan of Apothica.com on Facebook

  • One entry for following Apothica.com on Twitter

  • Two entries if you retweet Apothica.com’s tweet regarding this giveaway

  • Two entries for opting-in to Apothica.com’s Newsletter (info can be found at the bottom of their website)

  • Seven entries for a blog post with a link directed to Lippmann polishes on Apothica.com. Your blog post must have at least 100 words about Lippmann polishes and Apothica.com and you must use the text "Deborah Lippmann" and link to the site


Please note that we will be sharing your contact information with Apothica.com and they will contact you to verify information. Online gift card code will be emailed to the winner and may be used at Apothica.com, SkinCareRx.com, or SkinBotanical.com.


Apothica.com suggests you save SkinCareRx.com as a contact in your email address book. This will help to ensure that emails from them will not go to your spam folder.


Giveaway is open from November 22 through December 6th at 9 pm CST. Random.org will be utilized to select the winner from all eligible entries.




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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NOTD: Avon Pink Radiance



Avon Pink Radiance

This is a shade pic since there was no sun. This is so pretty and the formula was fabulous- perfect coverage in just two coats.

This is one of the two new holiday shades from Avon. I'll have the other shade for you to see in the next few days.

Right now these are just $3.49 each. I order from my friend Valeri (email her at bucfanri {at} gmail {dot} com and she may have free shipping codes for you!)

And don't forget to go through Ebates for a percentage back- plus, if you have never used ebates before, you get $5, and I get $5.


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Monday, November 15, 2010

Essie Winter Collection 2010



Smokin' Hot

Break the rules with this stone-cold fox gray that burns hotter than any flame




Masquerade Belle

Fascinating, mysterious and seductive, this black ruby sparks the imagination and inspires intense devotion


Silken Cord

You've got the world on a string with this stunning risqué red wrapped around your fingers


Hot Coco

Paint on this tawny sepia and channel the roaring '20s for a look that's timelessly flawless



Luxedo

Suit up in this deepest plum and boldly go where no man has gone before



Going Incognito

Your identity may be secret, but your style and panache are impossible to conceal with this deep emerald green

All swatches are two coats, although I think some could have used 3 coats for complete coverage. These are absolutely gorgeous shades for fall, and Hot Coco was definitely my favorite of the collection, followed by Smokin' Hot.

Disclosure: This collection was sent to me for review purposes.


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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Favorite for Fall

{Indoor}

{Outdoor}

I know it has been posted before, but I adore OPI's Lincoln Park At Midnight. A rich and classic color for this season.
{I painted two coats above and used Wet N Wild's Fast Dry top coat.}


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Monday, November 8, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses


China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses
from the 'Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice collection

I am in love with this color. I'm normally not a green nail polish fan, but this is beyond fabulous. And I've had great wear with this shade- I painted my nails last Thursday night, took this pic on Friday afternoon, and it's now Monday morning and it still looks great!

I did two coats, topped with Nubar Diamont (old formula).



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Friday, November 5, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Sugar Plums


China Glaze Sugar Plums
from the 'Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice collection

I love purples and plums and figured I'd love this. While I did love the color, I found the finish to be somewhat bumpy, even with a topcoat. It's not enough to keep me from wearing the color, it was just a strange finish.

This is two coats, topped with Nubar Diamont.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

For the pirates ...

I rocked these two Sinful Colors for Halloween ... they went great with my pirate costume! While I myself am not into gold (or mustard-looking) polish, I got some great compliments on the color combo. Sinful Colors in Oledia with gold glitter top-coat (Paris, I believe is the name??).

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Mrs. Claus

China Glaze Mrs. Claus
from the 'Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice collection

Very pretty! This leans pink on me rather than red, but I liked it. The glitter looked much more dense indoors than outdoors though.

This is three coats. Topped with Nubar Diamont, the mani lasted about 2 days until it started slightly chipping, which is pretty normal for dense giltters for me. (Painted Saturday night, started chipping Monday night).

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Monday, November 1, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Mummy May I


When I saw China Glaze Mummy May I, I knew I needed to have it! Look at all that gorgeous purple glitter in the bottle!

And even though I didn't think the effect on the nail was the same as in the bottle, I still thought it was pretty.

What do you think?


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