Monday, March 25, 2013

Frosty Penny

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So today I wanna highlight a fabulous indie brand Too Cute-icle:) Jess @ Too Cute-icle makes some awesome Polishes and her color combos are unique:) which is getting harder and harder to come by in the polish crazed world!!! But for today's mani I used Essie Penny Talks with a gradient tip of Too Cute-icle's Frosty the Penguin:) The formula for both polishes is fantastic:) The Essie is a one coater and Too Cute-icle is jam packed with glitter (no digging out glitter here)!!!!
You can get Too Cute-icle polishes for $3 for a mini polish and $7 for a full size at and you can show her some love on Facebook here :) Happy Monday Loves!!!
♥ ~ Melissa

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pink and Gold

Happy Weekend Dolls:) I don't know about you but my weekends are never long enough, and it's already half way gone!!!!  But I do have a fabulous polish combo to show you:)  Both polishes come from OPI's latest collection Euro Centrale, and the whole collection is Gorgeous!!!! I saw this combo a few weeks ago when the collection first came out, and just knew I had to recreate it!!!  I used Suzi's Hungary Again!  a creamy bright pink:) and OY-Another Polish Joke! a fabulous gold micro glitter:)
I used two coats of Suzi's Hungary Again! The formula was perfection!!! Such a gorgeous pink!!! I followed with one coat of OY-Another Polish Joke! and 1 coat of SV:)
I wore this mani for 3 whole days:) and got a TON of compliments on it:) it was bright and spring like and looked fabulous in the Sunshine:)  What do you think of this color combo? and what are your favorites from this collection? Enjoy the rest of your weekend cause 1 more day and its back to the GRIND!
♥ ~ Melissa

Monday, March 18, 2013

A day late and dollar short... but still GREEN

Okay I first must apologize for my lack of post in recent weeks, Sorry dolls!!! Second, I must congratulate the Winners of the Luck of the Irish Giveaway!!!! Third, I have 3 fabulous St. Patty's Day Mani's to show you:)
Now I LOVE the color Green so naturally, I Love St. Patty's Day Mani's!!!!
First up is a Glitter Gradient using Different Dimension, A Wee Bit Irish:)  a fabulous multi-shade green glitter, with a sprinkling of gold glitter. I decided to use just a clear base, and I LOVE the effect it gives!!!
Next up is Sinful Colors Green Ocean, a fabulous green flaky polish.  I put this gorgeous polish over black!!! Now this polish is a limited edition, so you may want to go grab it while you can:)
Finally, for my St. Patty's Day (week) mani,  I used China Glaze
  Def Defying as my base and added some free hand Shamrocks in Chirality Kale:) This mani was my Favorite of the week!!!! So easy and cute!!!!
So what do you guys think of my St. Patty's Day mani's??? and with Easter only 2 weeks away what are some ideas for Easter mani's???
♥ ~ Melissa
 Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pixie Dusting

Hi Dolls:) Now this is one post that I have been super excited to show you (super pic heavy):) Zoya has come out with a fabulous new line of Matte Textured Polishes:) Now I am not a super huge fan of texture on my nails (I hate glitter bumps) and even though I LOVE the look of these polishes, the feel of the texture drives me a little crazy, but pain is beauty right:)
So up first is London, a beautiful "fog" grey. I totally can see why this polish is named London. It really does make you imagine a foggy London night.  I am wearing 2 coats of London, no topcoat:) The texture of this polish is like a medium nail file but the shimmer is gorgeous!!!
I then added a coat of Gelous and SV to smooth out the texture, and wow just look at that shimmer:)

Next up is Nyx, this is a gorgeous periwinkle blue.  This beauty is slightly thinner than London and required 3 coats. Dry time on this was right around 20 minutes, and then I still smudged it:( but I didn't let every coat dry completely either...  This is one of my favorite colors in the collection:) Once I added the top coat, the color brightened up a lot!!!!

Vespa is next, and this gorgeous mint green totally looks like it could be on a Vespa cruising the Italian coast. This one was thin like Nyx and took 3 coats as well.  I tried a different method and let each coat dry, total time 35 min, 10-12 min dry time each coat.  This one I liked way more without the topcoat, it just did something for me:)

Godiva is a sparkly nude, probably my least favorite in the set :( It is a gorgeous color, but it is sooo hard to find a nude that looks good on me...  This beauty took 3 coats as well and like Vespa I like this better without the topcoat.

Dahlia, is a beautiful shimmery black. This polish reminds me of a fresh paved road, gritty and shimmery in the sun:) Only took 2 coats for complete coverage:) Now once you add some top coat,  this polish is practically begging to be turned into a galaxy mani:)

And Finally Chyna, the best and worst of the bunch.  This deep red kinda creeped me out a little, it reminded me of dried blood:( I think it is the combo of the color and texture that just doesn't jive:(  Two coat give complete coverage and add a top coat to it and WOW!!!! This polish turns into Christmas Red PERFECTION!!!!  I LOVE it with the top coat:)

So Lovelies, what do you think of the Pixie Dust Collection??? I am in a Love/Hate relationship with them. I Love how they look, Hate how they feel:( and Texture polishes are really taking the polish world by storm. I wonder if the fabulous look of these is going to help my aversion to the texture, only time will tell I Guess:)  You can pick up these beauties from they retail for $9:) and keep your eyes out I hear they have some bright summer colors coming out super soon:)
♥ ~ Melissa
 Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Luck of the Irish St. Patty's Day Giveaway

Well it has been a while since I hosted a Giveaway and now is the perfect time!!!! St. Patty's Day is probably one of my favorite Holidays, I mean really who doesn't love gold, leprechauns, and Green Beer:) So lets get on to the good part, the prizes:)

Prize 1 by Pinked Polish :)
 A Polish Surprise

Prize 2 by Cosmetic Sanctuary :)
 A Polish Surprise

Prize 3 by Too Cute-icle :)
I'm Wearing Green
Prize 4 by Fox Claws:)
1 Black Penny Rack
(polish not included)
Prize 5 by Nails Actually
Nerd Lacquer Event Horzion
 Prize 6 by MakeUpMom123
Polish Prize Pack
Prize 7 by Different Dimension
A Polish Surprise:)

Now for the Rules :)
US ENTRIES ONLY!!!! Sorry to my International Ladies:(
Each winner will be randomly paired with a blogger, the sponsor will then ship your prize directly to you.
Obviously we cannot be responsible for any items lost or damaged by the post office. 
As always cheaters will not prosper! Any false entries will be deleted and numerous false entries by one person will result in all of their entries being deleted and we will be checking.

Winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter.
Winners will be contacted at the e-mail address they provided on Rafflecopter and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
You can only win ONE prize. Duplicate winners will be redrawn.

**This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with facebook **

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck:)
♥ ~ Melissa