Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cinderella Nails, Giveaway Winnings, and Nail Mail

It wasn't until after I finished this mani that it reminded me of Cinderella's dress for the ball in the Disney movie. I used two coats of Zoya Kristen followed by one coat of Sally Hansen- Strobe Light. It was gorgeous and it only chipped on one finger (on my other hand not photographed) after two days of wear.  I love Strobe Light! It reminds me of OPI- Teenage Dream, but it's nowhere near a dupe. Teenage dream  has a pink jelly base, while Strobe Light has a clear base.

Here is Kristen by itself (before clean-up). It's a greyed-pastel blue creme. I love it! It's very unique in my collection! This was the only polish from the Zoya Feel collection that I purchased. The formula was amazing and it applied smoothly in two coats.

I won The Nail Polish Guru's 200 follower giveaway and I received my winnings in the mail today. Brittany sent me some amazing goodies- and I love them all! I got two Sally Girl polishes (both unnamed) one is a pastel green and the other is a coral red creme. I also got eos lip balm in strawberry sorbet (I've wanted to try this stuff for a while!), and a super cute bird nail file (I love birds!!!)

I also got Pure Ice: Oh Baby!, Busted, and Heart Breaker.

I also purchased two Wet n Wild color icon polishes from Lakeisha from Refined and Polished. This is 24 Carats and Rockin' Rubies. These were the last two I needed to complete my Wet n Wild color icon collection. I contemplated buying them on ebay, but the prices were ridiculous- so I'm glad I found them on her blog sale. Lakeisha also threw in some Starburst and a nail file. I ate the Starburst already lol.

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on winning the giveaway!! :D

    Gorgeous manicure! :D

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  2. I love the look of sally hansen strobe light! and the Pure ice polishes look amazing

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to layer them over black.

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  3. Love Strobe Light...and the fact it's in a clear base vs. pink gel (like Teenage Dream) is a bonus for me. When toppers are not in clear bases, it limits my use of what shades I can put them over and what effect I want to get. I have to take into account that often dirty look that I get when something is in a semi clear charcoal base or whatever. I am wearing 2 shades of OPI MY Pointe Exactly, then 1 coat of the glitter in that group (Pirouette)and that I topped with 1 coat of the white in that collection (that is really sheer) called Don't Touch My Tutu. I have this amazing sheer sandwich that I would never have if the glitter had not been in a clear base. The matte white large glitter dots in Pirouette are just amazing and take (for OPI) this glitter to a whole new level. But putting the sheer white over it all keeps the bling from hitting me in the face - yet I still see the shimmer of the micro sliver glitter. I need to get SH strobe light so I can do the same sort of thing with it!

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    1. I love layering glitters in clear bases over cremes. Pirouette My Whistle is my favorite shade from the NYC Ballet collection. I love that OPI is becoming more adventurous with glitters. Most of their softshades/bridal collections up to now have not interested me that much. I have a few sheer/nude shades that are "safe" for job interviews and such (Bubble Bath is my fav), but I like acquiring shades I haven't seen before. I love Strobe Light! I purchased mine a long time ago, but I've seen it in the drugstores still.

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