Monday, October 31, 2011

Would you like to see my Bootie?

In September Bootie Babe Cosmetics held a limerick contest on Facebook . There were 6 of us who entered,and all 6 of us won the contest,which was a set of neon Bootie Babe fingernail polish in little bottles shaped like a woman's rear end.LOL! Here are pics of the polishes they sent me. I was also sent a couple pastels for review. Aren't the bottles cute?! :-) 

Clockwise from the left,  is Slinky Pinky, Electric Lemon, Lilac Lunatic, Brink of Pink, Lime so Fine,and Mean Tangerine.

I will be posting swatches of these sometime this week,and I wanted to show you a preview of what's to come.

New Bloggers Roundup!

Since we had such a good turnout last week,I have decided to continue this feature on my blog,showcasing the newest bloggers I've run accross each week. Don't ask me how,but I just seem to have a knack for rooting them out.So here are a few I found this past week.

If you are reading this,and have a new blog,that hasn't been featured,please leave your blog link in the comment section.

PISHPOSH AND POLISH

Make-up,Nail Art,and Beauty

A Beautiful Addiction

AbbyMarieLove

Crazy Beautiful Life

KELLY'S KOLORS!

Nail-Files From The Basement

Third World Nails

UndacovaNailLova

Nails By Coco.....

A few more Halloween manis!

OPI Go Goth Nevermore,which some say is exactly like OPI Ink.I think I have a mini bottle of that one around here too.




                                                This is WnW Correction Tape,also from the On the Prowl collection. I am pretty sure I layered this one over Ready to Pounce,but after I took the pics,I completely forgot.This photo is taken in my lightbox and the one below, is taken in my bathroom,after I cut the nails down.One of them had already broken.

So those are the last of my halloween manis! Now,on to something completely different! 

Thank you for reading! 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jungle Fever and Tangled in My Web

here are a couple of the other Wet n' Wild polishes I received from Amber

I absolutely love this green.It has a metallic look to me,and then when I layered Tangled in My Web,it brought to mind the image of a spotted frog,lol!



Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cougar Attack

Here I  have swatched my favorite of all the Wet n' Wild On the Prowl polishes.There is something about this metallic copper glitter that I just love. I layered a couple of coats over WnW Ink Well.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Soulstice Spa Fall Nail Colour swatches and review

Hello dear readers, today I will be doing a review of these two polishes that were so kindly sent to me for review from the lovely people at Soulstice Spa.

The two colors I received are Ibiza, and LA.


First up is Ibiza
 Ibiza is described as a hot pink shine,to me it is more a creme,that dries to satin matte finish. I don't normally use topcoat,because I like to use drying drops instead,but with this one you might want to add a top coat for more shine.Ibiza is very well pigmented,and the formula was very nice.

 I wore this colour for several days.I cannot say that I don't love the colour.It's a very pretty hot pink. It covered in two coats,but after 3 days of wear,I applied a third coat for this review,as there was a little tip wear.
                                                Next up is LA-Stars and sparkle;glitter dust.
                                                                                   
For purposes of this review,I used three coats.LA has lots of silver,blue,hot pink,and red glitter suspended in a clear base.The glitter pieces are small,and do not lend to any sort of opacity.I think it makes a good layering polish.I cannot really compare it to any other glitter I have on hand.The glitter pieces are all uniform in size.

In conclusion,I liked Ibiza.The colour is very pretty,the formula is nice,and since I wore it for three days,I would have to say that it is a win,in my book!

LA was a bit of a disappointment.Yes,there is a lot of glitter packed inside the bottle,but it just doesn't translate well to the nail. I do still think it makes a good layering polish.

I would also like to add,in closing,for you to LIKE Soulstice Spa on Facebook and encourage you to also sign up for the SOULSTICE SPA NEWSLETTER, as Soulstice will be using both of these channels for giveaways and to promote specials.




Polishes in this post were kindly provided by Soulstice Spa for review.
Updated post: photos were missing.

Wet n' Wild Buy Me a Drink and Behind Closed Doors

Here is another couple of the Wet n' Wild On the Prowl polishes...


                                                           Wet n' Wild Buy Me a Drink...
                                                   ...which I then layered with Behind Closed Doors.





Thursday, October 27, 2011

Five days until Halloween...better late than never!

Now that I am back to feeling better,and have gotten things back in order at work,and at home,I've managed to finally get a chance to try the Wet n' Wild On the Prowl polishes,which I received from Amber .
       So here is one of the polishes I got,called Ready to Pounce.I love a good purple polish,and this one did not dissapoint.It was sheer at first,but convered in two coats.The brush was decent,and the formula on these Wet n' Wild polishes,was fairly nice!

                                                                                   
                                                                             Don't have a whole lot to say,however,I do appreciate you reading my blog.Thanks for the kind comments,and thank you VERY much for following! :-)

Dr's Remedy Fall Fever 2011:Autumn Allure Like Never Before

Dr.'s REMEDY FALL FEVER 2011
Autumn Allure Like Never Before


Fall 2011 will be fierce: leaves will change, for sure, and temps will follow suit. But the real news relates to the hues of this season. Indeed, we're revolutionarily-ready to welcome a crisper, cleaner, clearer collection of colors, kudos to Dr.'s REMEDY insight and excitement over autumn. These hues celebrate the season that screams renewal: a rich bordeaux; a modern burgundy; a navy-meets-royal blue. We welcome you to invite your nails to dance in Dr.'s REMEDY FALL FEVER 2011.

The vibrant shade collection of Enriched Nail Polish includes:
DEFENSE Deep Red: A rich bordeaux with a mystifying matte finish
NOBEL Navy: A sea-at-dusk shade that reflects light and brings dimension to tips and toes alike
BALANCE Brick: A modern maroon with body and balance      
            
Dr.'s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish is $17 and available for purchase online at
www.remedynails.com.

 
 remedy fall

       
Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypo-allergenic ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails; their Enriched Nail Polish is the first-ever nail polish on the market approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold online atwww.remedynails.com or by calling 1-877-323-NAIL. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sharing the love for some new blogs!

here are some new blogs I have found recently.

I hope you will check them out

Obsessive Compulsive Nail Painting Disorder!


The Julie Experiment

Oh So Everything, How I Lived My Life Today

Polish,and Make-up,and Cars,Oh My!

Something Creative...

The Princess of Nails

My Wet Nails

Petites Beautes

No More Nail Biting

Happy Nails

Legiolinde



Also,if you have a new blog or a blog that you've had for awhile,with less than 50 followers,please feel free to
enter your link in the comment section,so that I can plug it for you.
After I've gathered together all of your replies,I will do a separate post just like this one, including links to all of your blogs.

I actually love finding new blogs,and seeing what new things everyone is doing with their nails,so please feel free to share your blog link here on this post.I will also include you on my blog roll.

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Soulstice Nail Colours have arrived!


 Dear Friends,

Hope everyone is having a beautiful fall season!
 
New Soulstice Nail Colours have arrived!! 
 
Our five newest shades are Dublin, LA, South Beach, Telluride and Ibiza... As an exclusive special to our customers, receive all five new shades for just $20!   (50% off retail!)
 
Just send us an email with "SPECIAL" in the subject line - please include your mailing address in your email.  This special is only available to our customers throughout the month of October (max, 2 packages per customer, please.)  Once we receive your email, we'll send you a personalized link for payment.
 
 
With cold & flu season coming upon us we've been looking for the latest & greatest to help keep you healthy and your immune system humming.  One of our fave new products is BodyAmi, an amazing apple cider vinegar supplement that - among many other health benefits - supports a healthy immune system.
 
 
We have a fantastic interview with Beverly Parenti, founder of BodyAmi, below.  If you're keen on staying strong & healthy, please read on for our best immune-strengthening tips! 
 
For more information and a free trial bottle, please visit the BodyAmi site by clicking HERE. 

Thanks for being a friend & customer of Soulstice... We have some great contests & giveaways coming up on Facebook, so be sure to connect with us online!

Wishing you all a beautiful autumn!


BODYAMI - Q&A with founder & creator, Beverly Parenti

1/  Is apple cider vinegar a natural and organic product?  What is in BodyAmi?
Yes, our products are all natural, certified organic by CCOF.  All flavors are a blend of unpasteurized, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, honey, and one or more fruit juices. We source organic juices or juice concentrates where available, but the certification process is more difficult for imported juices.
2/  How can BodyAmi improve my health, appearance and immune system?
We don't make product claims in regards to improved health, appearance or immune system. However, vinegar, one of the world's first medicines, is known to promote healthy digestion, increase metabolism, fight bacteria, and boost the immune system. 
Apple Cider Vinegar has been used as a health remedy for centuries for its many therapeutic properties. The naturally occurring compounds can potentially improve general health and boost immunity. It's one of the best natural remedies for digestion, elimination and acid reflux. It is a natural bacteria-fighting agent that can break down and eliminate fatty, toxic deposits within the body...
3/  How often should I take BodyAmi? 
We drink BodyAmi first thing each morning. We mix 1TBSP with 8oz. water. We also have an afternoon "Royal Treatment", which was created by one of our loyal customers. It's a mix of 1TBSP with flavored sparkling water. It's delicious.
4/  Are there any contraindications for taking BodyAmi?
(These contraindications apply to all Apple Cider Vinegar.)
Risks and Concerns
There are no major known side effects of Apple Cider Vinegar when used in moderation. Consult your physician before using if you take any prescribed medication including but not limited to diabetes, blood pressure, or potassium-lowering medication. Use care and monitor results if you have osteoporosis.
  • Always dilute before drinking
  • Rinse after use for sensitivity to tooth enamel
  • Avoid if allergic to apple
5/  Where can I get BodyAmi?   Can you ship outside the Bay Area?
Purchase BodyAmi online at www.bodyami.com. We ship anywhere in the US and Canada. For local residents, BodyAmi is available at BonAir Health in Greenbrae. 

IMMUNE-BOOSTERS - Super-strengthen your immune system and ward off colds & flu this year!

 
We received these awesome immune boosting tips from Tamalpais Community Acupuncture in Mill Valley, CA.  We're fans, and highly recommend a visit for all you SF Bay Area dwellers!  Wonderful acupuncture treatments for just $35...  More info HERE.

1.  Alkalize your body.  Lemon is the ideal food for restoring acid-alkali balance.  Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in water, or adding it to tea, salad dressings (in place of vinegar), baking or cooking, helps maintain the body's internal climate at a pH level which supports healthy bacteria instead of the viruses and harmful bacteria which thrive in more acidic environments. Apple cider vinegar is another great way to improve your body's alkalinity.

2.  Give your body an herbal boost. Hundreds of herbal supplements and tinctures exist to give the immune system additional support during the winter.  Fresh herbs and whole food remedies are always preferable, since your body can absorb more of their value. 

3.  Get a full night's sleep. Everybody's different: your body may need anywhere from 6 to 10 hours of sleep each night.  Whatever your personal sleep requirement is, get it!  Sleep has been linked to balanced hormone levels (including human growth hormone and the stress hormone cortisol), keeping weight down, clear thinking and reasoning, improved mood, and vibrant, healthy skin.

4.  Eat plenty of protein. Protein is a building block for a healthy body, mind, and immune system. Diets low in protein tend to be high in carbohydrates, which spike blood sugar and stress the immune system.

5.  Reduce or eliminate coffee.  Contrary to recent marketing as a source of antioxidants, chocolate and coffee are two of the worst things you can do for your immune system. Not only does caffeine rob your body of minerals and vitamins, it also dehydrates you. If you drink coffee, make sure you add an additional two glasses to your water intake per cup of coffee.

6.  Kick the sugar habit.   This is an important one. You will see noticeable results in your energy levels, weight distribution, immunity and your ability to think clearly when you break the cravings and stop eating refined sugar. Healthier sugars such as agave and stevia in small amounts are preferable, but avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame and Splenda - they are even worse than cane sugar.

7.  Stock up on raw fruits and vegetables.   With their antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes, the nutritional content you receive from raw fruits and veggies is unparalleled. Many vitamins like C are antioxidants which protect your cells from environmental toxins. Dark-colored produce (berries, kale, broccoli) tends to be higher in flavonoids, polyphenols and other antioxidants. The perfect source of minerals is seaweed, which is sold dried, but can often be found raw in health food stores.

8.  Get regular acupuncture treatments.  Acupuncture 
creates the release of your body's own chemicals (neurotransmitters and neuro-hormones) that affect immune reactions and regulation of blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature. Scheduling regular acupuncture visits can provide you with strength and vitality to boost your immune system and prevent disease.
 

9.  Spend time out in the cold.  Exercise can make a noticeable difference to your health and happiness by releasing endorphins. Most of us spend 90% of our lives indoors, inhaling dubiously filtered air and other people's germs, so take every opportunity to get outside. Time spent outdoors in the cold also stimulates the thyroid gland.

10 . Nurture yourself! Make sure you take time to yourself, spend some time with friends, and indulge in a massage, a hot bath, or an energy work session when you want one. Our bodies respond to our emotions - if you're feeling overwhelmed and anxious, it can manifest in a sore throat or a cold. Create a space within yourself and your living environment for harmony, love and joy. When you're happy, you're far less likely to get sick!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dr.'s Remedy Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness


DR.'S REMEDY PARTICIPATES IN BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
 
Dr.'s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish in Positive Pink will add a healthy dose of color to your look.20% of the proceeds from each Positive Pink Enriched Nail Polish purchased at an Everything But Water store or their website will go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. The polish is a lovely,healthy splash of toxin-free, vitamin-enhanced color for your nails. $17. The nail polish is available at everythingbutwater.com/in-the-pink.

 


Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypo-allergenic ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails; their Enriched Nail Polish is the first-ever nail polish on the market created by doctors and approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold online atwww.remedynails.com or by calling 1-877-323-NAIL. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gold Speck Nails 50 Follower Giveaway

Gold Speck Nails is having her 50 follower giveaway.Here is what you will have a chance to win.

Along with 2 nail files and a nail art wheel containing gold and silver bullion beads.Giveaway is open internationally and will end Nov 1st. Click here to enter!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

My nail mail from Amber of mynailgraffiti!

From left to right are: Ink Well,Behind Closed Doors,Buy Me a Drink,Jungle Fever,Ready to Pounce,Cougar Attack,Tangled in my Web,and Correction Tape. These make great fall polishes. Some of the names are incredible!

Here is the set of Wet n' Wild On the Prowl polishes that I won from Amber's 500 follower giveaway. You can check out her blog here 'cause it is rockin'!Amber is awesome!She and her husband make the best frankens!

 Anyway,I have to say that I was really happy to win this giveaway because the On the Prowl collection has been really hard for me to find here in Texas,so it was really a nice thing to win these polishes,in fact,I am wearing one of them right now,Behind Closed Doors layered over OPI Sanguine. I didn't take any pics though,because it's already time to change my mani.

I took this pic first,Nemo snuck into the shot,so I had no choice but to include him.He is a little sneaker! :-)

All right,I will show you,since you asked,LOL!

Here is what I got today. I wanted to reward myself for being good this week.( I was bad,and I don't want to go into detail,but some of you know the story.)

I really didn't get much,but it was enough to make me feel like a queen!








First of all,a bottle of polish,Orly It's Not Rocket Science,from last fall's Orly Cosmic FX collection. I had an Ulta coupon for $5 off a $10 purchase,and would you believe my Ulta still has the Cosmic collection?!
I really like It's Not Rocket Science because it's green. Green is my favorite color next to purple,and nudes of course,in nail polish anyway.

The other item pictured above is a plush pair of Earth Therapeutics Aloe Moisture Gloves.My nails are in need of alot of TLC,and since I'd been looking for some gloves like these,I took advantage of them.They were two dollars off the regular price.

And that my dears,is my haul for today! ;-D

Friday, October 7, 2011

I've installed a comment system

Hello readers,after a bit of thought,I decided to install something called IntenseDebate commenting on my blog.Now that I've been getting more comments,I felt it was necessary to install something that would make it easier for me to reply to your comments. There is the added benefit,also,of commenters being able to reply to each other,which I think is really neet!

There is only one downside.After installing the system,I noticed that on my last post,the comments there had been deleted,and I hope you won't hold that against me. Hopefully things will run smoothly from here forward.

thanks for reading and have a great weekend! :-D

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Another OPI Go Goth

Hello ladies,(and gents)!

Today I would like to show you another of the polishes from the OPI mini Go Goth set. This one is called Sanguine.I have to tell you I am truly stumped by the names of some of these polishes.For instance,the one called Unripened pictured here What exactly is "unripened"? I can understand something like fruit being "not ripe" being "ripe" or even, too "ripe". But "unripened"? Must be a halloweeny thing. I don't have a clue.If you know,please say something in the comment section. :-D

Two coats.Sunlight. 

So for today,it's called Sanguine.I googled it. Sanguine is defined as "bloody" ,"consisting of or relating to blood" and "bloodthirsty." So yes,I would say this is definitely a Halloween name. Please ignore the dent on the edge of my middle finger.I took great care in applying this polish,while I was at my workstation,however,at some point during the day,I tapped my hand on the desk,and woila,the nail has a chip/dent whatever.

I would definitely say this is a blood red polish,although I don't find it repulsive in any sort of way.It's rather pretty,and I love the way it shimmers indoors.It almost takes on a brown cast indoors,but I didn't feel indoor lighting did it much justice.

That's my nails for today,stay tuned for the next installment of Go Goth.(I have two more of them to cover with you.)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A couple of NOTD's

here are a couple of nail colors I wore.Well I am still wearing OPI Unripened from the mini Go Goth collection from last year. I pulled it out yesterday,and just absolutely love the pretty aqua-colored micro-glitter within it's blackened base. I have been staring at my nails for a couple days now.Just look at the gorgeous green micro-glitter! I believe I used three coats,and topped it off with Dermelect Instant Nail Thickener. 


And here is an NOTD I did while I was still wearing my  super long nails that I reviewed here

This is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails,and it's called Pumping Iron. I super love the silver metallic look of this polish. It covered in two coats and there were absolutely no issues with application!

Well, I am not much for words today. I worked Thursday thru Monday,and this morning I was all stressed out,so the hubby told me to take it easy and be good to myself. I took a nap,and now I am catching up on my blog posting.

Have you tried any of the new Sally Hansen Hard as Nails line? When I saw the display out this spring,I didn't really go for it much,but I love metallics,so this one go to come home with me at only $1.99
I believe that Walgreens has a set of Halloween colors in a special display from this particular brand.

Maria sent me these

Here is a pic of the beautiful Kleancolor Metallics I was fortunate to win from Maria at NailsMadeSimple
You should definitely check out her blog.She has some beautiful swatches,and NOTD's,and lot's pretty pictures!



From left to right are Kleancolor Metallic Red,Metallic Mango, Metallic Aqua,Daisy Nail Laquer in Explosive Atom,which I believe is a holographic glitter,Kleancolor Metallic Fuschia,Metallic Green,and Metallic Purple.

These are my first Kleancolors ever.I still want to acquire some of the Kleancolor Chunky Holos in the near future.

Do you own any of the Kleancolor polishes,and what do you think of them? 
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Do you get to take YOUR cat to work?


Just a quick post to let you know I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! This photo is taken at my workstation,at home,and sitting in front of the trusty computer is my trusty companion,Amber!
I believe she is looking straight at the camera,and showing me what a wise woman she can be. She is 11 years old! Wow,I can't believe she is that old,but yes,I have had her since 2000.And she is so playful,and at the same time loves to sit with me while I work.

Speaking of work,off to it now. Take care everyone. I will be back!