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CONGRATULATIONS! Tiffany is the winner. Please contact me with your details! Yay!
🎢 🎢 πŸ’ƒ 🎢 πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒ 🎡 😘

Very seldom do I check my stats page but I did check it the other day and wow! Thanks so much you guys, I’m over 100 followers which in the blogosphere it’s huge. I had no idea and I’m so grateful to all of you. So to thank everyone I am going to do this GIVEAWAY!


From Zoya the Zang Toi Designer set of 3. I bought this earlier this spring and the colors are so pretty, too pretty to use. I’ve never used them except to swatch on a swatch wheel and they are gorgeous! They come packaged in this adorable white box with magnetic closure.

I am so lucky to have great relationships with nail polish companies, these are some doubles of polish sent to me by various companies but I had already bought so these are all new. From Orly is Oui a pretty very sparkle-y polish, from butter LONDON Trout Pout, this has never been opened, from Sally Hansen CSM Get Juiced and Water Cooler these were doubles.
And from Barielle a great jade green called Teaser.

From Sephora Pantone Set of 3 . This set of 3 has 2 black colors and 1 black with glitter. This has never been opened. I dId buy this earlier this summer.

Because of the problems with international mailing, this will have to be a US only, excluding Hawaii and Alaska, giveaway. I’m sorry but I am working on an international giveaway soon!

To enter is easy: leave a comment below. Tell me your favorite nail polish company. Please, only one entry per day. I will close this at the end of the month (August 31, 2013) to give everyone time to enter.
Thanks again to everyone who reads my blog, who subscribes to my blog and to the companies who support my blog. I am so very grateful to you all!

πŸ’… As always, thanks for stopping by!

In the light of the new FTC regulations for bloggers and other social media outlets let me say right now, up front these 3 bottles of polish were provided to me for review. I was not asked to do any kind of review, posting or tweeting these items by butter LONDON or the PR rep that sent these to me. As always, my reviews are honest and thorough. I would like to thank butter LONDON for providing me with these samples.

The 2 polishes on the end are part of the regular line of butter LONDON, and

Stag Do by butter LONDON I s described by BL as a deep slate blue cream with a slight green shimmer. That is exactly what it is. It is one of my favorite butter LONDON polishes I have ever tried. I hope you can see the green shimmer in the bottle. OT is a slight shimmer but it does transfer to the nail. You need to be looking for it, no one will ever say “Oh wow, what a great green shimmer in that beautiful cream polish” but it is there. Stag Do was featured recently at New York Fashion Week and was used in the Nicole Miller show. By the way, AStag Do is a British bachelor party. Just in case you were wondering. Stag Do is a Nordstrom exclusive, and they are having an inline only special right now. Buy $25 of any butter LONDON and receive a free BL Thames from the Holiday 2012 collection.

Scouse from butter LONDON is my favorite of all the new colors. It is described as a royal and indigo blue duo-chrome with pink, purple and blue micro glitters. Scouse is available only in the US. I adore this polish, even with the glitter, you all know how I feel about the glitters but this one is easy to remove and with the BL formula so easy to apply.

Tea and Toast from the Starkers Collection is my least favorite of these 3, but I think I will like it better when the I get a bit of color from the summer sun. It will be summer soon? Right? Ha! I hope so.
All of these polishes have the formula from butter LONDON we all love, smooth, easy to apply, no bubbling, no pooling. Just what you’d expect from BL.

Thames from the BL Holiday 2012 Collection. This is what is being offered free from Nordstrom with a $25 butter LONDON purchase. This is an online only offer.
Thames was also provided to be for review from the PR firm for butter LONDON.

Which of these new colors are your favorites? I can’t help but be partial to Scouse and Stag Do. Let me know which ones you like.

πŸ’… As always, thanks for stopping by

These are my top 5 picks for right now, and for moving forward into Spring. You know I promised not to whine about Spring until Lent, so now that Lent is here I am wishing for some Spring, any day now would be good!
1⃣On my thumb I have from Color Club Winter Affair. I got this at Sally’s for $1.99 and I love it. I never thought I would love gold nail polish but thanks to MissHollyberries she got me to thinking about gold nail polish and it is stunning. Not only as an accent nail but on all 10. Thanks for that Holly!

2⃣On my pointer finger I have from butter LONDON Two Fingered Salute. I believe this was a Nordstrom exclusive but you can find it on butter LONDON’s website as well as here
This is a muted turquoise with a pink copper shimmer you have to see to believe. The shimmer definitely transfers to the nail. Love this polish, for this time of year and any time of year!

3⃣On my middle finger from OPI Koala Bear-y. This is a basic Barbie-ish pink that every girl needs now and then. This is a great time of year for this color, not too bright but just bright enough to remind us, it won’t be long and all the flowers will be in bloom and we can welcome Spring with open arms! You can find Koala Bear-y where ever OPI is sold, and don’t forget I can get any OPI for you. 😘

4⃣On my ring finger from Wet n Wild, the Fergie collection Miami Spirit. This is a bright turquoise blue in the bottle with a slight shimmer but it fell flat on my nails. This isn’t necessarily a recommendation for this polish, more for the color. I was disappointed in the polish, like I said in my video, I checked the bottle to make sure it wasn’t supposed to be a matte finish. Once the top coat was on it was better. You can find the Fergie collection wherever Wet n Wild is sold, which is most drug stores. I bought mine at Walgreen’s.

And 5⃣On my pinky from Revlon After Party. These were released last fall as part of the Gucci Westman collection for Revlon. I love this muted blue-green color for now and for always.

To see my You Tube video, there may be a bit of a surprise πŸŽ‰ at the end, go here

I put a bit of thought into these picks, but really, you can wear any color, any time
I have no problem with wearing OPI Russian Navy in the middle of the summer just as I have no problem wearing Essie Play Date in December. These are just some suggestions and some of the polishes I’ll be wearing in the next few weeks while we wait for the warmer weather. But I just wanted to make clear I don’t believe in any rules when it comes to polish. The whole idea of polish and why I collect it, is to wear what makes me happy. As silly as it may sound, my nail polish does make me happy, not happy like a warm spring day, but pretty darn close!


πŸ’…As always, thanks for stopping by!

All is now official and Jodi is the winner of the giveaway! Congrats to Jodi Brown! Yay!

Giveaway now CLOSED, Congratulations to Jodi Brown, she was picked by Rafflecopter as the winner. Jodi, please send me our mailing info. I have emailed Jodi.

🏁 🏁Winner = Jodi Brown

One more day left for my giveaway! Even though I ask you to name the polish on my Crazy Manicure this is a random drawing and the winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter.
Once you are at the Rafflecopter page, scroll down a bit for the entry form

This is my Crazy Manicure and if you look real close, the names are annotated onto the picture. Yes, I said annotated onto the picture, because I have a big time photo editing app now and I can do that. That’s about all I can do, but I Can do that!!


These are the prizes I am giving away. One person will win both prizes. A Zoya dream box and a butter LONDON Queen Vic along with a lippie in Queen Vic. All prizes were purchased with my own money. no PR samples here.

So go to Rafflecopter, don’t forget to scroll down a bit and enter. A winner will be picked on Wednesday Feb 20th. Thanks so much for all who entered and Good Luck!

I just love, love, love this. Thank you to Lancomme for this beautiful picture, but more importantly for the beautiful message.

πŸ’… As always, thanks for stopping by.

Today is the beginning of Lent. What are you giving up for Lent? If anything?. As a Catholic the idea of giving up something for Lent is ingrained and for me it marks the start of spring. I do not whine, cry, pine, or bitch abut Spring until Lent. So now that Lent is here, let the bitching’ begin!. I’m pining after some Spring!
Okay enough about that. What am I giving up for Lent? Since I have been on a buying spree that doesn’t seem to show any signs of letting up, I am giving up buying nail polish. Same thing I gave up last year.

I was going to do a green and blue crazy manicure. The first thing I did was gather up all my blue and green colors. I have enough blue. I have enough green. I like those colors separate and I like them together. But I did not come up with any combinations that I liked. This is what I came up with.

Sally Hansen Kwik-Dri one in blue, one in green, and one in pink. I like these combined. What do you think?
🌟🌟🌟 I really like the SH Kwik-Dri but I am only giving them 3 stars. They do dry quick and the colors are pretty, but they are a bit streaky and way thick. My problem with thick nail polish is I start to pick at it and then pretty soon it’s all picked off and then I will start to chew my nails, I know, disgusting, that’s why I don’t like thick polish.. The more I think of it, the more I should take a star away, but I won’t.
πŸ’° πŸŽ‰ πŸ‘Don’t forget about my giveaway going in now. Even though I ask you to name the colors of my manicure this is a random drawing and one winner will be chosen by <a href="http://Rafflecopter “>Rafflecopter.

A little more than a year ago I started this blog. I am so thankful for all my followers and for all of you who leave comments and for the support you’ve shown me. I am also so thankful for my family and my friends who have also shown me more support of this little blog than I imagined. I get a kick out of my friend Jud mentioning something that I’d written on here. And I appreciate that he goes on Google to see who comes up first in nail polish searches and tells me what I should do..
I love that Jilly and Ashley read my blog, once in while because if not for them, I would not have started this. And it is because of them, I will never stop.

Ashley is on the left and my beautiful daughter Jilly is on the right. For the record, one more time, Ashley is not my daughter. But she is my girl. I raised her along with her Dad and her step-mom.
I have 2 kids, Drew and Jilly. They are my life and the most interesting, funny, smart, accomplished people I know.

And look how cute they are!

Again thank you for all the love and support you all show me!!
πŸ’…As always, thanks for stopping by.

Remebr these great polishes from Zoya from last year during NYFW? Would you believe that they are available as a prize? Go to Lacquered Lover.com. to enter the giveaway and if I can’t win I hope one of you will win.
These are gorgeous polishes that sold out, literally in a New York minute! But you have a second chance to get your hands on these.
To enter the contest goto LacqueredLover

Good Luck, Everyone, I Honestly hope one of you will win this great prize package and if you do, please, please send me pics!

πŸ’…As always, thanks for stopping by.

This is my newest manicure. I call it Crazy Manicure. You should see my other hand.

I think it’s time for a giveaway. I have some awesome prizes I’ve been saving for this occasion. What occasion, you may ask? My blog going dot com and it’s my Bolgaversary Month!. I think that’s reason to celebrate, don’t you.

Zoya Dream Box with Ziv, Ginessa, and Trixie is one of the prizes.

My favorite butter LONDON Queen Vic with matching lippie is also a prize
How to win: I am going to add Rafflecopter, fingers crossed, but I want you to tell me the names of the polish I have on each finger. The names of the color and the brand of polish. I will give you a hint: not one of them is a Julep! Ha!

when you click on RAFFLECOPTER it takes you to their page, just scroll down for entry box! And good Luck!


Watch my videoon You Tube here . Maybe a hint or 2?

I’m sorry I wasn’t more clear, but there will be 1 winner, chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be From all entries, you do not have to be accurate in the names of the polish. I just thought it would be fun to try to guess. One winner, chosen randomly will win both prizes.

πŸ’… As always, thanks for stopping by!

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