Wednesday, March 20, 2013

NOTD: China Glaze OMG

Hello lovelies!

So excited to finally show you all this beauty! I have had this on my list for months and was lucky enough to score it in a swap earlier this year! I wanted something kind of flashy for my Vegas mani so this was perfect! I got so many compliments on it and was super impressed with the wear! It lasted for a week with no chips! I used Julep Nail Therapy for my base coat and my favorite Hong Kong Girl fast dry top coat. Here is China Glaze OMG!

I am seriously so in love with this. I have avoided wearing many of my holos, they are kind of like gold to me lol. After this one though you can definitely expect to see many more in my posts!

What are some of your favorite holos?


Brittany Raquel

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

February/March Haul!

Happy Tuesday!

This is the last haul post I will be sharing for a little while! I am part of a birthday group and April is my month, so I am not shopping for myself until after my month is over! These are the last few that I got in February and also just a few for March. I am super happy about the polishes I have to share with you today though, I was able to cross off some major lemmings!

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I got Rainbow Honey Siren Song in a swap 

These were from a small order from Ninja Polish. Barry M Mint Green, Ludurana Fascinante and Admiravel 

The first part of an order from Llarowe: Jindie Nails Dream In Color, Ludurana Reluz and Emocionante

 And the second part of that order! Pretty Serious Atomic Brain and Phantom Planet

 And my final Llarowe haul, I have been dying to get my hands on these! Enchanted Polish Across The Universe, I Am The Walrus, Magical Mystery Tour and Octopus's Garden
One final group shot!

As you can tell I am on a bit of a duo/multi chrome kick right now! I am excited to wear some new colors and have fun with my stash for a while! I will be sure to share my birthday hauls with you!

I would love to hear about some lemmings that you have gotten to cross off your list! Or even what your current lemmings are! I love reading any and all comments!


Brittany Raquel

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Monday, March 18, 2013

NOTD: Pretty & Polished It Gets Better

Hey lovelies!

Hope you had a great Monday! Just a quick post for you today, featuring It Gets Better from Pretty & Polished! I fell in love with this polish not only because it supports a great cause (50% of proceeds from this color were donated to the It Gets Better project which you can learn more about here) but because it incorporates 2 of my favorite things in a nail polish-a sea foamy green/blue base and matte glitter! Even better that it was rainbow glitter!

I did have a difficult time with the application. The polish was pretty thick and was hard to get even coats, I had some dragging too. Next time I use it I will add a few drops of thinner to see if that helps. It is such a great color I'm not willing to give up on it yet!
That's all for today! I will be back soon!
Brittany Raquel

Sunday, March 17, 2013

February Haul Pt 2: 8ty8 Beauty China Glaze Haul!

Hello lovelies!

I don't think I have mentioned this before, but I LOVE 8ty8 Beauty! They are my favorite place to purchase China Glaze nail polishes! Most polishes are only $3.25 each and it's only $14 to ship 24 of them! I have not found a cheaper route to satisfy my addiction yet lol. I had fallen behind on China Glaze collections so this was a great way for me to get caught up!

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From the Avant Garden collection: Keep Calm Paint On, Dandy Lyin' Around and Mimosas Before Manis

From the Cirque Du Soleil collection: Surreal Appeal, Def Defying, Running In Circles and Water You Waiting For

From the Holiday Joy collection: Winter Holiday, Glistening Snow and Glitter All The Way

From the Wicked collection: Cast A Spell, Immortal and Make A Spectacle

From the United In Purpose collection: Hello Gorgeous! and Live, Love, Laugh. From the Poolside collection: Flip Flop Fantasy
From the Summer Neons collection: I'm With The Lifeguard, Sun-Kissed and Flirty Tankini
From the On Safari collection: I'm Not Lion, Exotic Encounters and Elephant Walk

Final group shot!

I was so happy to get my hands on all of these for such a great price! I am having a hard time holding back from buying the new Holographic collection! They are pricier than other collections but still a steal at $6.30 each!

Please tell me about some of your favorite retailers! You know I'm always looking for a great deal! :)


Brittany Raquel

Friday, March 15, 2013

NOTD: Illamasqua Phallic & Zoya Gilty

Happy Friday!
I'm on my way to finally being caught up! Before I post the rest of my hauls I wanted to throw in an actual mani! This one got lost in the shuffle some how, it was actually one of the first that I did when I started painting my nails again! For your viewing pleasure, here is Zoya Gilty shown over Illamasqua Phallic! :)

I tried to include shots in natural light and with flash as well as my bathroom lighting lol. I really love how this turned out but I am really looking forward to using Gilty over a minty green!

I like that this had a nice variety of flake sizes and was pretty easy to apply! I know there are many gold top coats out there now, have you tried any and are there any that you prefer? I would love to hear about your experiences!


Brittany Raquel

Let's try this again. . .

Finally, as promised, here is the new winner of my 500 follower giveaway. The previous winner never responded to my emails and there was no way I was going to let a great prize go to waste!

Congrats to. . .

a Rafflecopter giveaway


I have sent an email and am hoping to get a reply this time! :)

Also just a reminder that I will be doing another giveaway at 550 followers hosted by Beauty Stop Online! So if you are not already following please do so!


Brittany Raquel

Blog Sale Update

Just wanted to let you all know that I added a few items to my blog sale, check it out HERE! :)


Brittany Raquel

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

February Haul Pt. 1 (Oops, a little late!)

Hey lovelies!

Sorry for my absence this past month! I got caught up in planning a last minute trip to Vegas for my birthday and just got back last week! So now I am playing some catch up!

First of all here is a bonus photo of a few things that didn't quite make it into my January haul post, but I did get them in January. . .so here they are! :)

(L-R) Julep Ginger, Rebel, Freedom TC, Joan and Marion. In the front is KBShimmer Band Geek

Now here is the first part of my February haul!

All together!
 Purchased these directly from Dandy Nails' Etsy store. L-R Paranoia is in Bloom, Piece of Youth and Wish it Away.

 Another Etsy purchase, this one from Pahlish. L-R Prayers for Rain, Like Calendars Dying and Goldmine Gutted.
 A small order from Llarowe. My first Enchanted Polish in a square bottle, Hey Jude! And my first Gloss n' Sparkle: Ice, Ice, Baby!

Another new brand for me, I Love Nail Polish! I adore the packaging! Up To Snow Good and Forever And A Day.

 Another small order from Llarowe. Another new brand with amazing packaging! Pretty Serious Galaxy Invader
 A small purchase from my local Ed Wyse. Zoya Neely and Piaf.

 And finally a swap! Cult Nails Deal With It and Dollish Polish Mermaid Scales

 Group shot!
I have a few others that I will get photographed and posted soon! Also working out the details of a couple giveaways and adding some more polishes to my blog sale! I will be back soon!
Brittany Raquel