Pink of Hearts

OPI is back at it with their 8th Annual limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness duo in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

This years set includes a pink entitled Mod About You and this gorgeous pink cream jelly with various pink and white glitters suspended in it entitled The Power of Pink. The pink jelly can be worn on it’s own (takes about 2-3 coats to be opaque) or over-top Mod About You. The set comes with a pink glitter nail file with a breast cancer charm. This year OPI will donate $25,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (US) and $5000 to Rethink Breast Cancer (Canada) in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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The Set retails for $16.95 but you are in luck! I have a set to giveaway!

First check out my swatches of these beauties. I did two coats of Mod About you on my ring finger for accent and I stamped Orly’s Miss Conduct using my ribbon stamp. I did two coats of The Power of pink on the rest of my nails.

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This giveaway is  a Rafflecopter giveaway (<< Click ink)

Open to Mae’s Beauty followers only.

Must be 18 years or older. Open Internationally.

Giveaway starts now and Ends Friday November 24th at 12Noon EST prize will be mailed out Saturday 25th.

GOOD LUCK!!!

The Lacquer Ring – Vampy

A new month is here which means a new set of prompts! It was Frosso’s turn however she recently announced her retirement for blogging. As sad as it is to see a founding member of #TLR and #StampingSaturday retire, we all can understand that sometimes life gets in the way of blogging and we have to make a choice. Have no fear though, I think she might pop in from time to time on Instagram, so make sure you follow her!

The first collab is Vampy colors because as we all know Fross loves her Vampy colors and her grays :)

I chose Zoya’s Blair. To me, this is the perfect amount of vampi-ness. Zoya’s site says: “best described as a blackened red wine with a satiny smooth metallic shimmer. This cool-toned, vampy shade has a undeniably mesmerizing depth!” I just now read the description and find it funny that it called it a Vampy shade too! See. lol I absolutely love this color!

This is two coats and I honestly might have even been able to get away with a thicker one coat.

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IMG_7099IMG_7104IMG_7105IMG_7098How gorgeous is Blair?   What is your favorite Vampy color?

Check out the other girls looks!!

THE BOYS ARE BACK

It’s hockey season again! The official first game for my boys is tonight, I am so excited :) I love my hockey!  Also I don’t know how many other AHS (American Horror Story) fans there are out there, but the new season starts tonight too. Gonna be a good night ;)

Here are my nails from last years Hockey start Click the picture to be brought to the link

img_2170Tomorrow is our TLR collab post :)

GO FLYERS!!

Saturnalian

I have been slacking hardcore. I know, I know! I was just barely getting by with doing Stamping Saturdays and our #TLR The Lacquer Ring posts…. to now slacking even with the Stamping Saturdays. Life has just gotten to be too hectic. I haven’t even been checking out my girlfriend’s blogs, or anyones blogs for that matter, I just feel like in a slump. Just too much going on :(

I got a new couch!! That doesn’t sound so exciting but it is for us lol we needed one BADLY! It’s fabulous! It’s a sectional with a chaise something we are not used to, never had this style couch but I am loving it more every day.   My girlfriend is teaching me how to crochet, so honestly a lot of my spare time has been devoted to practicing that and making different things. The last couple of things I have had on my nails were really good polishes so they held up almost a week at a time so I haven’t even been doing many manis :/    I can’t promise that I will be back as much as I used to but I will at least try to post once a week at least until things pick back up, it’s just so hard finding the time right now. I feel liek this happens every year right around the holidays.  I didn’t even get to do any PCOS/Ovarian Teal Ribbon nails in September :( Have no fear though I have a very special giveaway I have been holding on to this month! ;)

Alright well here are my super creepy long nails. I mean not super creepy to everyone (at least I hope not) just for me because my nails have NEVER been this long and it just got to be too long. The cut was well overdue. So this mani was from a couple of weeks ago prior to the cut. :)

This is two coats of Philly Loves Lacquer’s Saturnalian. It’s a gorgeous blue with grey scattered holos and rainbow micro glitters, also super high shine. How can you not go wrong! Saturnalian is a part of the Fancy Brigade Mummer’s line. If you are not familiar with the Mummers or Fancies she has some info about it under the polish description.

IMG_7068IMG_7072Gorgeous right?  You can purchase Philly Loves Lacquer polishes here. Although as I check on this it looks like she is currently sold out of this particular one right now :(

So I leave you for now but will schedule out another post of my gorgeous and first ever Illamasqua!!! I LOVE it wait till you see this color. And of course don’t forget about the upcoming giveaway!

The Lacquer Ring – Supernatural

We’re back this time with Sib’s pick of a Supernatural theme which includes Mythological creatures such as mermaids, dragons, etc.  As soon as she said Supernatural she reminded me of the ones I did way back when during the Nail Challenge that I absolutely loved, so I brought those back too :)

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For today, I chose dragon scales. I used OPI’s Green on the Runway as the base. It’s got a gorgeous like green to brownish almost color changing to it which was perfect. Then I stamped the scales using a mixture of Cirque’s Erda and OPI’s OPI with a nice Fin-nish.

I tried to capture the color changing as best as I could.

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So there you have it. That’s my Supernatural look. What do you think of when you think of Supernatural or Mythological?

 

 

Check out what the other girls came up with

Stamping Saturday – Guest post

This Stamping Saturday you are gonna have to head over to The Fancy Side to see my look ;)

Here’s a sneak peek at the base. Click on the picture below to be brought to the post.

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Here’s the other girls this Saturday.

TLR – All that glitters IS gold

Hey There! This month’s TLR pick was Siobhan’s and she chose gold for our color collab post. Anyone that knows me knows I am usually a hater of gold, however V is the ultimate gold lover. She is slowly turning me on to more and more gold looks, but shh don’t tell her I said that.

I have a couple of different options but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to go with for this look. I ended up with my least favorite of the Nordic Collection which is Opi with a nice Fin-nish. This is a very ‘pearly’ gold if you will with hints of bronze not straight gold. I usually hate those types of finishes where you can see every brush stroke and this is of course no exception! LOL! I decided to gradient Cirque’s Trousseau and with that I now absolutely love it! Who’da thunk? My mani started to look very fall like so I then took my new MoYou stamp Mother Nature Plate 07 and Sally Hansen’s Forbidden fudge and added a leaf accent to each nail.

This is for you V, I hope it’s gold enough for ya ;)

IMG_7060Here is an angle picture so you can see the change and it’s a little more vibrant with the leaves

IMG_7061Lastly, this picture is a little dark but again shows the vibrancy of all colors together I absolutely love this color combo.

IMG_7064Well there is my gold mani, I don’t do em often so this shows how much I love V that I went this Gold. lol

On a side note, today as many of you know not just in the US but the rest of the world today is 9/11. Especially those of you in the US I’m sure remember exactly where you were and what you were doing this day 13 years ago, so it seems almost silly to say ‘never forget’ none of us ever will. Today though, even more so, try to remind yourself of everything you have, be grateful, call a loved one and tell them you love them, do a pay it forward deed today. Say a prayer for or just honor those that lost their lives by living yours to the fullest and being thankful that we live in a free country, as there are many that lost their lives since that day, both Military and civilians trying to keep our country safe and free. <3

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