Thursday, September 27, 2012


I have been given the wonderful opportunity to review the Cheeky Summer Collection Stamping Plates, so buckle up:) Now right away I noticed the Cute packaging of this set!!!
A cute little box to keep them all together, no more plastic baggy... YAY!!!! Not only that but it is magnetic and will stay closed. This set comes with 26 plates with everything from geometric designs, to aliens, to flowers, to flipflops, and everything in between!!!! 
 This set also came with this "Nail Artist License" or aka Emergency scraper:) Now I tried this out as a scraper and I like it way better than my Konad metal one:) It doesn't take off too much polish, but doesn't leave too much either:)
I used the Leaves on CH33 for my mani and WOW!!!! No worries at all about not enough coverage,  these plates are approx 25% larger than the others in my stash and the design is larger too:) it also has plenty of space between designs so no more accidental pick up!!!
 I used Zoya Katherine, a berry colored jelly polish,  and Sally Hansen Silver Chrome Pen for this mani, and it turned out GORGEOUS!!!
 Look how much larger the plate is compared to my hand and look at those great designs!!!!  Now the only thing I did not like about this set is some of the engraving is not even so some designs pick up polish more in some places and less in others. But then again that could just be me, or the polish I was stamping with:)
Now if you have never tried your hand at stamping now is the time!!! You can purchase this set here for $24.99 and you can visit Cheeky on Facebook.  So do you stamp??? Do you have this set, and if so what is your favorite design????
♥ ~ 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

Trick or Treat

So earlier I showed you Mix my Matte Up by Daring Digits, if you missed it you can see it here:)  But now I wanna show you one of Daring Digits Halloween Polishes, Trick or Treat!!!   Now I LOVE Halloween, I LOVE Fall, and I LOVE this polish:)
I had a super hard time deciding what color to put this polish over, but I finally decided to put it over Color Club Revvvoultion. I am not in ♥ with the combo but it still is very pretty.  I think I need to put it over a medium creme gray and matte it!!! 
This polish was a dream, it wasn't clumpy or runny, no digging or risk of not getting enough glitter, and it dried in a flash.  The only thing was is it really liked my topcoat (cause it kept eating it) I had to use 2 coats of gelous and a coat of SV. But then again I like my finish super smooth, I can't stand texture on my nails , which is probably why I don't use rhinestones or micro beads.
SO are you in LOVE yet????  What do you think of the Combo??? What would you layer this polish over???
You have the chance to win Trick or Treat and Mix my Matte Up by Daring Digits in my giveaway.  Until then, you can Buy this polish and many more from the Daring Digits Etsy Store. And make sure you check out their Facebook Page for upcoming releases and sales:)

♥ ~ 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.

Mix My Matte UP!!!!

 I wanna Show you one of the prizes in my 500 Likes Giveaway Part II :) Daring Digits Mix My Matte Up!!!! The first time I saw this polish and it's name I immediately thought of the Prodigy song "Smack my B@#$ Up", not really sure why:)
 This polish is an explosion of Matte Glitter in clear matte base.  This polish has just about every type of Glitter except bar glitter (not a huge fan of it over here), in every color.  I layered Mix my Matte up over 2 coats of Essie Turquoise & Caicos, followed with a coat of SV.
I did have to dig (a little) with this polish but I kinda liked that, it gave a sparse look that didn't over power but accented:) It dried in a flash too. 
So what do you think??? I personally love it, I don't have any polishes that give this effect.  It is Unique in my collection:)  You also have the chance to win Trick or Treat by Daring Digits in my giveaway, which my review of will be up on the blog later today...  Until then, you can Buy this polish and many more from the Daring Digits Etsy Store. And make sure you check out their Facebook Page for upcoming releases and sales:)

♥ ~ 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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Water for Elephants

I have something super special for you guys tonight:)  
Water for Elephants by Jindie Nails!!! Oooooh Just Look at it!!!! the Amazingness of this polish is without words....
Now Water for Elephants is a Grey Crelly (Creme/Jelly) base filled with light blue, dark blue, and turquoise glitter. The inspiration for this polish came from the book and the movie (both are fabulous just in case you have been living under a rock)!!!
I used 3 coats of Water For Elephants to get this opaqueness, I think you could probably layer it over a medium toned grey and get away with one coat. No fishing for glitter with this polish it is very consistent  throughout. It does however LOVE topcoat, so would suggest 1 coat of gelous followed by a quick dry like SV, HK Girl or Poshe.
I decided to play with it a little and used it as an accent over Sinful Colors Rain Storm (Perfect Combo). What do you think???
 You can buy Water for Elephants from Jenn at Jindie Nails Etsy Store it retails for $7.75. And while you are there Check out her fabulous Hellaween Collection!!!! Here is how to Find Jindie Nails:
♥ ~ Melissa

PS:  You have a Chance to win Check the Candy by Jindie Nails HERE:)

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.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy....  Don't we all wish we had one:) Well I can say I am so very happy I got this one:) Sugar Daddy by Lush Lacquer, is an opaque white polish with an array of matte glitters in it!!
The whole time I was wearing this polish I felt like I had Funfetti icing smeared on my fingers(YUMMY)!!! It was a little thick but a little polish thinner and it was perfect for me:) I layered it over 1 coat of white, not realizing how opaque it was, this polish didn't need undies. This is glitter packed so no digging:) and it dried quick too:) but FYI it is top coat hungry so break out the Gelous for this one:)

A couple days after I wore it alone I wanted to try something different:) I added Sugar Daddy Tips to my Dazzle Dry Red mani and WOW this is a statement mani.  I got so many compliments on this pairing I will have to wear it again:)

Lush Lacquer is one of my fav indie polish makers, and they hit it out of the park every time!!!  I think it is so awesome that Karin and Lexi are a mother/daughter team. I'm am super envious, My mom passed away when I was 23, before I got the chance to really know her as a friend.  These ladies are super lucky!!!!  You can buy Lush Lacquer HERE:) and Show them Love on Facebook!!!  You also have a chance to win one of their fabulous polish HERE:)
♥ ~ 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

Weekly Round up:)

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage. : Lush Emotional Brilliance, Left Glitter.Gloss.Garbage Underwhelmed.

Polarbelle: Polarbelle wants you to enter to win a set of four beautiful Orly nail polishes.

Girl Gloss: Girl Gloss looks at How to Apply Foundation with tips and tricks for perfect makeup

Shades Of Beauty, Inc.: Nanacoco Crystal HD Polish...A BSS find not to be overlooked

Perilously Pale: Don't let the word glitter scare you! The Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops Loose Glitter Pigments are softly shimmering dimensional eyeshadows anyone can love! Perilously Pale shows us swatches of all the shades.

Jamegackie: Ready For Halloween Nails? Check out these Nightmare Before Christmas inspired nails!

The Convenient Beauty: The Convenient Beauty is loving the unique color turn-out of Burberry Devon Sunset lipstick

The Beauty Think Tank: The Beauty Think Tank gives you the lowdown on September's Birchbox, complete with witty commentary.

Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom: Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom showcases the bright green neon of Color Club Limelight

Beauty Info Zone: Butter London polishes have something for everyone with their new Fall/Winter collection. Come pick your favorite.

Love My Nails: Check out my awesomely cute manicure for the third week of the Girly Girl Challenge, It's really awesome.

A Little Polish: Don't want the summer to end? Check out Stephanie's Leafy Green Mani before it's too late!

TheFabZilla: It's the great battle of the gel eyeliners at TheFabZilla. See which won between INGLOT 77 Matte and MAC Blacktrack Fluidline.

Blush and Beakers: Among the frenzy of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 this beauty blogger got to cover backstage at Timo Weiland.

Lisa's Nail Obsession: Delicate and elegant girly girl nail art.

Lacquer Buzz: Are you ready to embark on a nail art journey around the world? Lacquer Buzz takes you to the most exotic destinations. Next stop: Spain!

Trouble-MAker on Heels: No7 Skin Illuminator made Troublemakeronheels' skin radiant and healthy looking

The Beauty Specialist!: Ray participated for the first time in an eye make-up contest & wants your opinion regarding her looks.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Lola's Secret Beauty Blog recently made the fantastic discovery that Ken Downing's mythologized Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme Lip Gloss in Purple Haze is still available- what an extraordinary coup!

Liesl Loves Pretty Things: Liesl loves silver holos. Find out Why Butter London Dodgy Barnett is her favorite.

Pinked Polish: Pinked Polish is Celebrating 500 likes on Facebook with a Huge 2 Part Giveaway.

Kimpelling Beauty: Girly Girl Nail Challenge: Delicate and Elegant. butter LONDON Knees Up with lace stamping

Cosmetics Aficionado: Did Buxom's Big & Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian give Cosmetics Aficionado big and healthy lips? Find out!

Passion for Polish: Leopard print nails, anyone? Check out Passion for Polish's tutorial!

Bliss Works Beauty: Fun & funky manis, reviews of beauty products, & coupon codes to save you $$$.

Midnight Manicures: Midnight Manicures shares with you the do's and don'ts when it comes to Essie's no place like chrome polish.

Crows' Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite: Anastasia Kisses On My List (Vol. 2) HydraFull gloss set passes Crows' Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite's "Gloss Greatness" test with flying colors!

adore-a-polish: Join in on the swatch-a-thon! 7 of Avon's eye shadow quad's and one duo take to the stage in a swatching frenzy.

Peace Love and Glitter: Have you ever been curious about the waxing? You know, the process of ripping the hair out of your skin? It sounds scary, but it's really not (and your hair stays gone for a lot longer than shaving!). This is a simple explanation of how the process works and what you can expect from it.

Très Beau Glamour: Looking to find a way to pamper your feet without spending a ton of money? Want your own personal foot spa? With three items you can create the perfect spa treatment for your feet. Check out Nay's review on the Avon's Foot Works in Cherry Ice.

DeyiMizu: Fall is here; Get warm with this warm fall FOTD Ishah x Beauty: Ishah x Beauty creates love heart nails using the Red Carpet Manicure DIY gel kit.

Beauty Fiends: Julia at Beauty Fiends has the limited edition Dita Von Teese Classics collection beauty box and shadows from ArtDeco!

Beauty Thesis: A re-creation of Erica Dixon's makeup from the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta reunion show.

Beauty Product Review: e.l.f. is getting Villainous with their new Limited Edition Disney Villains Palette. Come check it out!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

500 Like Giveaway Part II

In celebration of 500 Likes on Facebook I am having a 2 part Giveaway!!!  Welcome to Part II, you can enter for part I HERE:)

Up For Grabs in Part II
Koi Pond 

Check the Candy

Muy Caliente
Trick or Treat

Mix my Matte up

Hard Candy

Alter Ego
Penny Pincher

Candy Lacquer
Fairy Floss

Vivid Lacquer
Winners Choice

There will be a total of 9 winners!!!!
This Giveaway is open to US and Canada Residents only.
This Giveaway will run until October 7th. Get your entries in and Share!!!! and NO CHEATING... I will be checking and one cheating entry will disqualify you from winning!

A Special Thanks to all of the Wonderful Indie Polish Makers that made this Giveaway Possible!!! Make Sure to Check out their Stores!!!! Good Luck
♥ ~ Melissa

Surfin' for Boys

Surfin for Boys was not the first Polish in the China Glaze Summer Neon Collection to catch my eye. In fact, I didn't even think twice about it until it went on sale at Sally's, even then I almost passed on it but my hubby said "ohhh I like it", so I thought what the heck.

This polish is a neon red/pink shimmer with heavy orange undertones,  be careful  to shake the bottle good, the shimmer settles BAD!!!  It is very pigmented though and covers completely in 2 coats, almost unheard of with neon.

I added some leopard spots on my accent nail with Color Club Worth the Risque, and Sinful Colors Black on Black.

I am super happy I didn't pass on this:) it is a great bright color and look fabulous as a pedicure color!!!  I also learned that my hubby is right, every now and then:)

♥ ~ Melissa

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ivanka... she trumped me!!!

Let us take a look at Zoya Ivanka:)

Ivanka, Ivanka, Ivanka you had me at one look:)  I knew you had to be mine:) but you tricked me you little minx, didn't you???  Have you ever had this experience???  Ivanka in the bottle is a Green Micro glitter with duo chrome into teal and blue.  But on the nail; the color shift is non existent:(  

But Don't get me wrong, even though I got tricked I ♥ this Color.  I put on 2 Coats of Ivanka and she is a little sheer but beautiful. Almost like fishscales or something.   What polish has tricked you??? Let me know:)

♥ ~ Melissa

Thursday, September 20, 2012

NEW Zoya Ornate Collection!!!!!

It’s time to celebrate... so make sure you celebrate in

The NEW Zoya Ornate Collection is the perfect to decorate your nails with stunning jewel tone colors and special effect pigments this season. Featuring six stunning, glittering, crystal shades in our new Power Pigment Full Coverage Formula. Superior coverage and dynamic color in one. All in the long-wearing, toxin free (BIG5FREE) formula you love... Each one is as beautiful as the next.

Zoya WINTER/HOLIDAY 2012/13: ORNATE Collection
·       Blaze (ZP641) - Cranberry Glitter Glam Crystal - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·       Electra (ZP642) -  Holographic Tinsel Special Effect- wear it alone or layer it for extra drama
·       Ziv (ZP644) - Gold Foil Glitter Crystal - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·       Storm (ZP645) - Black with Multi Color Crystal Shimmer - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·       Aurora (ZP646) - Plum with Multi Color Crystal Shimmer - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·       Logan (ZP647) - Green Foil Glitter Crystal - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage

Shipping begins 10/15/2012 $8 per
Find Zoya Ornate on

♥ ~ Melissa

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wallis... Mattified

Last week I got in on the butter LONDON deal:) 3 BL's (Wallis, Knackered, All hail the Queen), and a Matte Top coat for $11 after a $25 off promo:) How sweet is that deal:)  So I wanna show you guys my fav out of the three I got:)
Wallis is a tarnished, metallic olive gold nail lacquer. Not my first pick for a BL but there were only six to choose from and with it being so close to fall how could I resist:)
Wallis is beautiful by herself (see below) but even more gorgeous  mattified (see above:).  I used 2 thin coats of Wallis, no coverage problems here, and dried pretty quick too:) she did leave a little residual shimmer on clean up, but IF we are honest all shimmers do:) 

Did you get in on the Coterie butter London deal???  What Colors did you get??? If not it is still going on:) So go get you some:)
♥ ~ Melissa
PS: Make sure you enter my Giveaway:)

Charity Likes

If you don't know yet I ♥♥♥ Julep Nail Parlor!!! This is just a great company that makes some fabulous polish.  I am a Julep Maven, and can't wait for every box to come out. and if you haven't signed up yet... Do it!!!! But one of the reasons I ♥ Julep  is below.  For every like their Facebook page gets they are going to donate $1 to the charity of your choice.  The Choices are Girl Up, Women's Sports Foundation , and the Polaris Project (combats human trafficking).  All worthy causes!!! and the more likes they get you get a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!! Go show Some LOVE and do it for a good cause!!!
Giving Feels Good - Help us make a difference for girls and women around the world
Like = $1 - Girl Up - Women's Sports Foundation - Polaris ProjectJulep™ is Powered by Girlfriends™ just like YOU. Like us on Facebook and you'll get a $1 credit to donate to one of three charities. Recommend our page to your friends and watch the donations grow--and grow. How much can we raise if we work together? Let's find out! Donate Now!
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♥ ~ Melissa