Saturday, June 28, 2014

Joint Birthday Giveaway!!

Hoooo boy, I'm excited! My birthday is on Friday and, while it's not generally a day that gets me all worked up, this year is going to be epic. Why, you ask? Well, it just so happens that Jenne (she of Polished Pathology) and I share a birthday. We've been getting to know each other more over the past while and since we are both awesome (right?) we decided to share the love with you. So, that means it's GIVEAWAY TIME!!

We collaborated with a bunch of makers and they graciously donated these amazing prizes for our readers! We want to make sure these prizes are going to actual fans of ours, so we are enacting a few rules.

The Rules! <3
  • You must be 18+ to enter these giveaways
  • This is an international giveaway, but only for certain prizes/restricted to certain countries.
  • This giveaway runs from NOW - Friday, July 4 (our birthday!). The winners will be announced on both of our social media accounts, and winners will have 48 hours to respond. If no contact has been made, a new winner will be selected.
  • Absolutely NO giveaway, empty, private, or spam accounts, we will disqualify your entry. If we can’t verify you, you can’t enter. ALL winning entries will be verified.
  • If you are a new follower of us, and learn about us from this giveaway, we love that you are here! However, if you unfollow us after the giveaway ends we will know about it, and sadly you will be banned from all future events and giveaways from both our blogs. Don’t make us do that to, you so don’t do it.
  • Once the packages have been shipped, sponsors are not responsible for lost or damaged packages.
Now onto the prizes!! :)
 
Prizes available for international shipping:

 
Ice Polish:
Two prizes of two bottles of winners choice

 
WingDust Collections:
Four bottles from the upcoming collection

Harlow & Co:
$50 gift certificate
 
Prizes available for US and Canada:

 
Finger Lickin’ Lacquer:
Five Polishes from the Totally Rad Collection

Gothic Gala Lacquers:
Two full size bottles of winners choice

Firecracker Lacquer
Two full size bottles

 
Emerald & Ash:
Prize pack of four 11ml size bottles of polish and one full size cuticle oil

Literary Lacquers:
Four full size bottles of winners choice

 
Digital Nails:
One full size bottle of Supernova and Ain’t nobody got time for that

Reverie Nail Lacquer:
Full size bottle of Summer Wine, Agave, and a cuticle balm

 
$weetcheeks Polish:
Two 15ml bottles of choice

Model City Polish:
One full size polish and one mini cuticle oil, winners choice

Alchemy Lacquers:
One full size Elixir #5

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer:
One full size bottle of Water Glass

Vivid Lacquer:
One prize pack

(There are no substitutions for the prizes won, or for different colors in the prize packs)

So, that’s it! We are so excited that you are fans of ours and we can’t wait to see who the winners are!

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xo, Courtney and Jenne

Friday, June 27, 2014

Philly Loves Lacquer : Sunset Down the Shore

I'm really excited to show you today's polish but first have to start with an apology and disclaimer. This polish was available in June's Holo Grail box from Dazzled and is not available for purchase. :( That said, Esther has lots of other beauties in her shop and I've seen Sunset Down the Shore up for sale on Storenvy and other places so keep an eye out.

On to the polish!

I received this sneak peek several weeks ago and have been dying to show you. Now that the June Holo Grail boxes are arriving in people's mailboxes I can pull back the veil.

When I asked Esther what her inspiration was, this is what she said;
Sunset Down the Shore was my tribute to all of the sunsets I experienced as a child growing up going to the Jersey Shore every summer. I tried to capture as much of the pinkish orange glory as I could, and came up with Sunset Down the Shore. I look at the bottle and am filled with a sense of nostalgia.
I think she got it exactly right. Sunset Down the Shore is a pink-leaning coral and looks exactly like the sun setting on the water. It has these undertones that make it seem to glow from within and it almost seems magical. The holo isn't super strong but it's definitely there - like the sun shimmering on the ocean's surface. Poetic, right? ;)

The formula is on the thin side so I used three coats for these swatches but I ain't mad, because it really gives it this amazing depth. I don't even know if I would try it over undies - I'd be afraid of losing some of the complexity - but if you do, let me know.

Philly Loves Lacquer Sunset Down the Shore swatch - June Holo Grail box
Philly Loves Lacquer Sunset Down the Shore swatch - June Holo Grail box
Philly Loves Lacquer Sunset Down the Shore swatch - June Holo Grail box
Philly Loves Lacquer Sunset Down the Shore swatch - June Holo Grail box

Make sure you "like" Dazzled's Facebook page in order to find out information on future Holo Grail boxes.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WingDust Wednesday : Bean Me Up

Happy WingDust Wednesday! What are you wearing? (That sounds dirty. heh)
 
Today I'm showing you Bean Me Up which has a holo brown jelly base and blue, copper, and gold glitter. I'm not a coffee drinker so I can't commiserate on that aspect, but I totally dig brown polish and this one is no exception. Once upon a time, brown and blue was my favourite colour combo and this polish pairs them wonderfully.
 
Application was great as always but I did have some difficulty fishing the large glitter out. Shown here is two thicker coats and one coat of HK Girl top coat.
 
WingDust Collections Bean Me Up swatch
WingDust Collections Bean Me Up swatch
WingDust Collections Bean Me Up swatch
WingDust Collections Bean Me Up swatch

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Press Release : Finger Lickin' Lacquer Announces New "Totally Rad" 90s-Themed Collection


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FINGER LICKIN LACQUER ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF TEN NEW POLISH SHADES

Finger Lickin’ Lacquer “Totally Rad” Collection Set For Release June 27th, 2014

Finger Lickin’ Lacquer is excited to announce the addition of the “Totally Rad” collection to their 5-free line of polishes. This collection includes one glittery topper, one thermal, two holos, and six glitter-filled crelly polishes. “I’m a child of the 90s and I felt really inspired by all of these Buzzfeed lists of 90s nostalgia, as well as the resurgence of 90s fashion trends,” Finger Lickin’ Lacquer owner Jennifer Diringer says.

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Electric Daisy - A creamy white polish with golden shimmer and dandelion yellow flower-shaped glitter inspired by 90s floral fashion.

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Press Start - A grey polish with black slices, rectangles, and a mix of red and black dots inspired by the NES.

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Dunka-Crelly - A white cream filled with a variety of rainbow-hued glitters and the sweet scent of vanilla frosting inspired by Dunkaroos.

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Slimed - A neon lime green holographic polish inspired by Nickelodeon slime.

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You’ve Got Mail - A beige shimmery polish with blue and white triangles and hex glitters inspired by the familiar sight of the AOL Welcome screen.

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Jellyfeet - A blue jelly polish with holographic blue glitter inspired by jelly sandals.

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Moody - A blue-to-green thermal inspired by the ever-popular mood rings.

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Mixtape - A glitter topper with yellow circle and pink and blue square glitters inspired by the colorful Memorex mix tapes.

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Away Message (Limited Edition) - A yellow crelly with blue and white glitters inspired by the colors of AOL Instant Messenger.

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Blue Jean Baby (Limited Edition) - A denim-blue holographic polish inspired by everything from jean jackets to JNCO Jeans.

Finger Lickin’ Lacquer products can be found at http://www.etsy.com/shop/FingerLickinLacquer.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WingDust Whenever : I Ain't No Angel

I know, I know, I'm late again. I have no excuse aside from work being stupid busy - we are in the midst of moving office buildings. I'm a terrible hashtag creator; one of these days I will get my poop in a group. ;)

Today I'm sharing I Ain't No Angel, which I thought was terribly fitting. I so love the blue base of this one - it would look amazing with any skin tone. Also, as always, the glitter combo is spot on and makes for a gorgeous final product.

Shown here is two coats and one coat of HK Girl top coat.

WingDust Collections I Ain't No Angel swatch
WingDust Collections I Ain't No Angel swatch
WingDust Collections I Ain't No Angel swatch
WingDust Collections I Ain't No Angel swatch
 
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

WingDust Wednesday : Deep, Deep Trouble

* Guys, I'm the worst. I had this ready for last night and forgot to publish. Oops. Blame it on the cold meds.*

Can we all take a minute and say "hooray" for the Spring cold? Ugh... I've been sick since Saturday and it's really taking it out of me. Nothing like six hour naps in the middle of the day. ;)

Today I'm sharing Deep, Deep Trouble for WingDust Wednesday. This is a polish that kind of snuck up on me. I ordered it because I like blue and I dug the glitter combo. And then I put it on.... I don't know why I am continually amazing with WingDust, because they are all amazing, but I am. This time it was the subtle shimmer that did me in. Did I even know that was in there? Not sure, but it's super pretty. Deep, Deep Trouble may well be one of my new favourites!

Shown here is two coats and a coat of HK Girl top coat.

WingDust Collections Deep, Deep Trouble swatch
WingDust Collections Deep, Deep Trouble swatch
WingDust Collections Deep, Deep Trouble swatch
WingDust Collections Deep, Deep Trouble swatch

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