Sunday, June 19, 2011

Zoya Charla!

I got my Zoya package in the mail on Saturday! This is the fastest shipping I've ever had from them - ordered Monday, shipped Tuesday, received Saturday! The difference is - they used USPS this time rather than Fedex or whoever they normally use who is SO SLOW. I thought 6.95 for shipping was steep but it got here so fast so now I don't mind so much!

Anyways....the main reason I ordered my latest Zoya was because I was DYING to get Astra (gorgeous strawberry glittery color) so when they said they would throw in a free Ivanka and Charla, I was like well alright! I already have Ivanka but it's such a gorgeous green glitter I was like hey, I can use another! I can always give it as a gift right?! Charla is a color I was always on the fence about, I thought it looked pretty but I tend to stay away from blue as I have seen some really hideous blues in the past and they threw me off blue for (I thought) life! So the opportunity to try Charla for free, well, that was a good offer!

I immediately put Astra on one finger and Charla on another, and I was in love! I really like Astra and will swatch soon for you guys but I liked Charla so much I did a full mani as soon as I got home! It's such a pretty sparkly turquoise and makes me think of the ocean and mermaids! It is beautiful in the sunlight!

I'll take some pics tomorrow and update :)

PS. I put Ivanka on the tip of one finger and the color combo actually looks really neat! Subtle contrast but it is cool!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Planks a Lot :)

Here's a pic of my two newest polishes - OPI Planks a Lot from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection, topped with OPI silver shatter, which I had a beast of a time finding! I went into Ulta one day and they had like 20 of these, and I decided, no, I don't need that. Then I saw some pretty pics and decided I did want it! I tried like 3 different Ulta's and none of them had it, and I called them every week to see if they got it in. FINALLY one store had it in, so I went right in and bought it along with Planks a Lot, a gorgeous lavender shade!

Planks a Lot is really pretty, and seems kind of similar to Zoya's Malia. I have been wanting a pretty light shade of lavender for a while, since I only have darker shades of purple in my stash, and Planks a Lot definitely kills my lemming for a nice lilac!

This was my first time using Silver Shatter, and I think I'll definitely get better at getting it to crackle as I continue to use it! It looks really pretty over Planks a Lot, but I think it would look nicer when put over a much darker color, so you can really see the color difference!

Here you go, a nice sunshine picture! (Well, at least me standing next to the window, hence the lines behind my hand haha!)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Giveaway Shoutout!

I'm just posting this heads up to you guys about a giveaway going on - for a holographic glitter polish!!! It's OPI Couture for Sure! Lynne at La La Lynnie is trying to reach 50 followers and found this polish recently so she's giving one away! Of course I entered, because I LOVE glitter and holos :)

You can see the giveaway HERE!


Hi everyone! Well the wedding is over (sad face) and we're back from the honeymoon cruise (double sad face) - on the bright side, I've gotten several new nail polishes :) I'll try and start posting again this week since life is slightly less hectic now! I'm just glad people have stopped calling me with wedding vendor questions!

Here's what I'm expecting in the mail in the coming weeks:

OPI Spark de Triomphe(!!!!! so excited!!!)
Zoya Astra
Zoya Charla
Zoya Ivanka (Charla and Ivanka were freebies in their promo!)

And I just picked up OPI Silver shatter and Planks A Lot (from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection!) this week! I'm so excited to get Spark de Triomphe, I've been seriously dying to find it for the last month but no Ulta has had it for the longest time! Finally Amber at Rainbows and Sparkles blog found it for me on Amazon because she is awesome so I ordered it - and it was only $5 plus 2.99 shipping! So that's way cheaper than Ulta sells it for before shipping, and even after shipping it's still cheaper! Yippee! :)

OK See ya guys soon with some updates - look forward to Planks a Lot plus silver shatter soon! :)