Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's Day Giveaway (CLOSED)

Hey everyone! I'm sooo excited for today because Lydia and I are starting our Valentine's Day Giveaways! Alright so first of all there will be 2 WINNERS! That means one winner on my giveaway and another winner on Lydia's giveaway!
*To enter her giveaway go to her blog: Sekhmet's Purple Castle

Here are the prizes for my giveaway:

Sinful Colors: Sugar Sugar, Boom Boom

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: White On

The Color Workshop: No name

Kleancolor: Chunky Silver

Valentine's Day Tube Socks

Toe Spacers & Sally Hansen: Nail Clippers, Nail File

Basic Rules & Details:
-Must be a GFC follower (please don't follow me if you plan to unfollow afterwards)
-US Only (I apologize for those outside the states)
-Giveaway starts January 31st and ends February 14, 2012
-Again, go to Lydia's blog to enter her giveaway


Guest Post- Gold Speck Nails

Hello everyone! So today Jenni from Gold Speck Nails and I decided to do guest post today! I love her nails & she is super sweet! Make sure to check out her blog!


Hey everyone! Esme and I have agreed to do guest posts today. This is my first guest post so I'm not really sure what to say so I'll just get on with the nails!

I did these just before I cut my nails on Friday, so my nails are quite lengthy. I used tape to get the crispness. The studs were perfectly centered, and I was so proud! But when I slept they moved a little! These were inspired by this mani by The Illustrated Nail. But I changed them up a little :]

Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: Models Own - Utopia
V Colour: Models Own - Purple Blue
Silver Pyramid Studs
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Thats all from me! Dont forget to go to my blog to see what Esme came up with! :]

Monday, January 30, 2012

Shot Thru The Heart- Day 7: Cheetah Print

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! :) So for our challenge today, I was super excited because I knew I wanted to do a super girly cheetah print! Enjoy!

*Don't forget to check out Lydia's blog to see what she came up with today!
*Lydia & I are starting our giveaway tomorrow so make sure to check back for details!! :)

-Seche Retain
-Sally Hansen: White On
-Kleancolor: Pink Lady
-Holo glitter topcoat
-Konad: M57
-Wet n Wild: Black Creme
-Dotting tool
-Sally Hansen: Anti-chip Top Coat

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Icing-Gold Dust Swatch

Hey everyone! So for today I have a quick review and swatch of Icing: Gold Dust. Gold Dust is a clear base loaded with silver, copper, and gold glitters! It can be used as a topcoat to add some sparkle like ive done here or as a base color like ive done here . I love the brushes on Icing polishes, they are short and pretty thick. As far as this polish goes to get it opaque it requires 3 coat, although you can get away with 2 coats. $4.50 for a glitter polish is definitely worth it! Enjoy! :)

out of focus- her e you can see the copper glitters & some silver
Here you can see more of the silver glitters

-Seche Retain
-Icing: Gold Dust 
-Seche Vite

Friday, January 27, 2012

11 Questions Tag!

Hey guys! So Jenni from Gold Speck Nails tagged me for the 11 Questions Tag! So here we go:

Rules for this tag:
- You must post these rules.
- Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
- Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
- You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
- Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
- No tag backs.
- No stuff in the tagging section about 'you are tagged if you are reading this'. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

11 things about me:

1. (stealing this from Jenni) I love love love the Biggest loser!
2. I also love Fear Factor!
3.I was born in Mexico
4. I have 2 half sisters
5. I love Italian food!
6. If I ever get married, I want the ultimate traditional/princess wedding!
7. My favorite food are egg rolls!
8. I collect perfumes & heels
9. Im terrified of dogs!
10. I love horror movies!
11. I wish I had green eyes! (Heres a pic with my green contacts):

Now the 11 questions Jenni tagged me in:

1.What was your favourite band when you were younger? Green Day!
2.If you could be any film character who would you be? Honestly I dont know :/ 
3.What super powers would you have if you were a Superhero & what would your name be? Invisibility & my name would be Invisagirl (haha wow that cheesy) 
4.What would you rather go without, Polished nails for a week, or makeup? This one is a no brainer! Definitely makeup, my nails would break without nail polish 
5.If you could have three items on a desert island what would they be? A boat, a snuggie, & radio
6.Zombie virus.. Would you fight to survive, or just give up? Fight to survive
7.If you could only have one type of polish (creme, glitter etc..) for the rest of your life, what would it be? A creme
8. Do you have any weird habits? (Stealing Ingie's question here!) Umm, I dont think so
9.What's your favourite season? Fall= not too cold, not too hot, not much rain like spring
10. What's your go-to comfort food when you're ill? Bacon Mac & Cheese or Panera Bread! Yumm
11.was your favourite game as a kid? (board games, video games - anything!) hide n seek, monopoly 

The 11 People I Tag: (sorry I only thought of 6 people since I can't tag back)

1. Sekhmet's Purple Castle
2. The Gloss Over
3. Blissful Beauty
4. Colores de Carol
5. Clothes, Cosmetics, and Chat
6. Nailart by Iris

For the people I tagged, here are your questions:
1.What was the last thing you watched on TV?
2. Do you remember your dreams?
3. What is you favorite nail polish brand? (OPI, China Glaze, etc.)
4. Do you like to dance?
5. What color is you bedroom carpet or rug?
6. Who was the hottest teacher you ever had?
7. Have you ever punched another girl?
8. What are your goals in life?
9. Whats you favorite perfume?
10. Are you a good singer?
11. Pick one: Titanic or The Notebook?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Gloss Over: Eyeshadow Giveaway

Hey everyone! So my lovely blogger friend Nicole from The Gloss Over is having her 1st giveaway! Make sure to check out her blog because she's got some great beauty reviews! Ok now onto the giveaway:

*To enter & to see pics: Giveaway Entry

Prizes:Wet n Wild Eye shadow palettes: Greed & Vanity


- This giveaway is open to US residents only (US mailing address)
- You must be a follower of "The Gloss Over" via GFC
- Please don't follow her if you plan to unfollow her after the contest
- Blogs made solely for giveaways will be disqualified
- The giveaway ends on February 20th at 12:01AM

*To Nicole: Congrats on reaching 50 followers! :)

Shot Thru The Heart- Day 6: Pink & Red/ Guest Post

Hey everyone! As usual, Lydia from Sekhmet's Purple Castle is back to do a guest post for our challenge! :) Enjoy!
*Dont forget to visit her blog to see what I came up for Day 6: Pink & Red!!


Hello lovely ladies,

My beautiful friend Esme has allowed me to come back once again to share some pictures with you guys. For today I have a pink and red manicure with some flakies action. Please remember to stick around we will be having 2 giveaways: one at my blog Sekhmet's Purple Castle and one here at Esme's blog pretty soon and you sure dont want to miss out. I hope you guys have a wonderful rest of the week. Oh! forgot to mention that this manicure was done before my nails had to be trimmed down due to a bad breakage.

What I used:
Lo que use:
OPI - Natural Nail Base Coat
China Glaze - Phat Santa
China Glaze - Broken Hearted
FingerPaints - Special Effects Asylum
Top Coat

Dont forget to visit my blog Sekhmet's Purple Castle to see what Esme came up with for today.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My 1st Blogger Award!

Hello everyone! :) So yesterday I found out that Kirsty from Blissful Beauty nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! I want to thank her and if you haven't  seen her blog, I would advice you to check it out! She's got some great recipes and beauty tricks! Anyways here are the rules for this award:
1. Award other blogs for this award
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award
3. Write 7 interesting things about yourself

So here we go:
1. I speak fluent Spanish and a little bit of french
2. My favorite food are egg rolls
3. Aside from nail polish, I also "collect" perfumes & high heels!
4. I want to be a cosmetologist
5. I have 2 little sisters
6. Sports I've done: soccer, swimming, basketball, karate, & currently bowling
7. Im terrified of dogs! yes cute furry dogs freak me out!

Blogs to whom I'm awarding this award to:

-Sekhmet's Purple Castle
-The Gloss Over 
-Gold Speck Nails

Happy Pink Wednesday!

Hey everyone! Today is one of those days for me where you just want to lay in bed all day with a snuggie and watch TV. But sadly I have a semi busy day today. However, its a good thing I did this mani last night! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Polished Perfectionist Giveaway!

Hello everyone! Lately I feel like there are a ton of giveaways going on! :) I recently started following The Polish Perfectionist  and she is having an AMAZING giveaway! Whats the prize you might ask? The ENTIRE Hits No Olimpo collection!

*To enter: Giveaway Details & Entry 
*Ends January 28th, 2012!!

*I am super excited for this! Good luck to everyone! :)

Rebecca Likes Nail Giveaway!

Hey everyone! So one of my favorite bloggers (Rebecca Likes Nails) is having a blogaversary giveaway! To enter go to this link: Giveaway! . Now onto the prizes! 

*To see pictures of the prizes go to the link above! 


- 2 Hello Kitty polishes: Corall Summer & Pink Summer 
-Rebecca Likes Cupcakes Franken! 
-Hello Kitty Stamping Plate & 16 Konad dupe plates: From Born Pretty
-5 Pinkish Purple Dotting Tools! 
-Stamper & Scraper 
-Round Rhinestones & Heart-Shaped Rhinestones 
-Hello Kitty stickes & lace stickers 
-Nail Polish RING!!!! 
-Nail Polish Earrings!!  

*Open Internationally 
*Ends Feb 14th, 2012 


Hey everyone! Hope all of you are having a great day! For today, I have a flakie mani using Finger Paints & layered it over black! This polish has mostly blue flakies with some green ones! Enjoy! :)

-Seche: Retain
-Wet n Wild: Black Creme
-Finger Paints: Motley
-Sally Hansen: Anti-Chip Top Coat

Monday, January 23, 2012

Shot Thru The Heart- Day 5: Water Marble!!!

Hey everyone! First off let me start off by telling you that I was terrified of doing a water marble mani because in the past I've failed several times. I started working on this mani since Friday and I couldnt do it so I gave up and tried again yesterday and I finally was happy with what I came up with. Enjoy! :)

*Dont forget to check our Lydia's blog and see what she did for Day 5: Water Marble: Sekhmet's Purple Castle

-Seche: Retain
-The Color Workshop: French White
-Wet n Wild: Tickled Pink
-China Glaze: Spontaneous
-The Color Workshop: Holo glitter top coat
-Sally Hansen: Anti-Chip Top Coat

*Again dont forget to check out Lydia's blog! :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Simpe Blue Mani

Hey everyone! Lately ive been feeling like im running out of ideas to do on my nails & its been really frustrating. So today I decided to try something simple and use a blue polish I havent used. Enjoy!

-Seche: Retain
-China Glaze: Frostbite
-Plate: BM 04
-Stamp color: Pure Ice: Superstar
-Seche Vite Top Coat

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shot Thru The Heart- Day 4: French Mani/Guest Post

Hey everyone! :) So my dear blogger friend Lydia from Sekhmet's Purple Castle is back to do a guest post/ Day 4 of our Shot Thru The Heart challenge! Enjoy!

Hello beautiful ladies,

Here I am once again over at sweet Esme's blog. Thank you Esme for having me over! She has been a really good host and we are very excited to announce that we will be having 2 giveaways to go along with our challenge! Yay! One giveaway on my blog Sekhmet's Purple Castle  and one here on Esme's blog...TWO WINNERS!!!! :) Stay tuned for that! Now onto the nails, I want to apologize for the bad quality photos. I had issues taking pictures of this manicure and I dont know why. Perhaps the color Im not sure

What I Used: 
Lo que use: 
OPI- Natural Base Coat
Revlon- Blue Lagoon
OPI- Grape..Set..Match
Sally Hansen- Bubblegum Pink
Top Coat

Dont forget to visit my blog to see what Esme came up with today!

*Stay tuned on Monday for Day 5: Water Marble of our Shot Thru The Heart Challenge!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My 1st Pink Wednesday!

Hello everyone! :) So for awhile I had been debating on whether or not I would start Pink Wednesday and a couple days ago I was like why not? Enjoy!

-Seche: Retain
-Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: White On
-The Color Workshop: Holo Glitters
-Sally Hansen Insta-Dri: Presto Pink
-BM 14
-Small Dotting Tool
-Sally Hansen: Anti-Chip Top Coat

*Stay tuned for tomorrows guest blog from Lydia & a special announcement! :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snowflakes-Crazy Weather

Hey everyone! :) So has anyone been having crazy weather like me? The other day we had our 2nd snowfall and then the next day if was like 50 F and then 64 F. Its like c'mon weather pick a season already! Anyways since it snowed I decided to do a mani with snowflakes. Enjoy!

-Seche: Retain
-Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: White On
-The color workshop: holo glitters
-Sally Hansen Chrome Pen: Turquoise Chrome
-BM 14
-Sally Hansen: Anti-Chip Top Coat

*Stay tuned tomorrow for my very first post of Pink Wednesday!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Shot Thru The Heart- Day 3: Glitter

Hey everyone! So today's theme for our challenge is glitter. I thought this was going to be the easiest one out of the twelve days but I couldn't think of what I should do. But I finally managed to just layer a bunch of pink/purple/holo glitters and I was satisfied with the outcome! Enjoy! :)

*Check out Lydia's blog to see what she came up with for Day 3: Sekhmet's Purple Castle 

-Seche: Retain
-The Color Workshop: no name (2 coats of a sheer purple base with micro holo glitters
-The Color Workshop: no name (1 coats of  holo glitters [CG: Fairy Dust would work])
-Pure Ice: Spit Fire
-The Color Workshop: no name (1 coats of holo glitters)
-Sally Hansen: Anti- Chip Top Coat

*Be sure to check in on Thursday for Day 4: French Mani
*And again check out Lydia's blog