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Friday, January 31, 2014

Red Dog Designs Love Stinks Collection

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Red Dog Designs
Love Stinks Collection



Today (January 31, 2014), Red Dog Designs launched her Love Stinks Collection just in time for Valentine's Day! There are 3 polishes in the collection: Down With Love, Love Hurts and Tainted Love.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

GOT Polish! Golden Oldie Thursday: Dots - Starring Illamasqua

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I have a serious problem in that I am always looking for that NEW polish fix when I have so many lovely polishes languishing in the drawer...polish I love enough to save them from purges or the donation box. And yet I don't wear them!

So when Debbie over at The Crumpet put together the GOT Polish Challenge, I was all for it! GOT stands for Golden Oldie Thursday - we pull out a polish that's a year old or older that we haven't worn. This Thursday is dots! So I've pulled out 3 Illamasqua polishes for this one...Stance, Faux Pas and Fern.



GOT Polish Challenge: Dots
Starring Illamasqua



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Delush Polish XO Collection

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Delush Polish's XO Collection consists of three new polishes in perfect shades for Valentine's Day!

And they came packaged so beautifully!



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Nail of the Day: Pahlish Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Sorry I haven't been posting as much the last few days - with the car being stolen and then found and all of the replacement ID, cards, etc. my lunch has been officially eaten and my hind quarters properly handed to me.

But today I have a quick nail of the day for you starring Pahlish! This one is Partridge in a Pear Tree, which was from the Christmas collection. But it's a year-'round polish in my opinion.

Pahlish
Partridge in a Pear Tree



Partridge in a Pear Tree is a solt, creamy off-white cream shade with purple/burgundy glitters and green glitters and a generous helping of gold/copper micro-glitter and a soft shimmer. Creamy and smooth - no issues at all to report. This is a reformulation, but I don't have the original to compare. You can see a comparison over at Pahlish's Blog though!





What do you think? It has just the right amount of glitter to remain creamy smooth and still pop!

You can purchase Pahlish on their Big Cartel site here or at Overall Beauty or Llarowe. Polishes retail for $9 and $15 for Duos.

You can also visit Pahlish on FacebookOverall Beauty on Facebook and Llarowe on Facebook for more information.



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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Red Dog Designs Who's 50th Anniversary Collection Roundup - Swatches and Review

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I've done 13 individual posts on the 13 polish collection from Red Dog Designs - Who's 50th Anniversary because I thought they each deserved their own post and well, because there were 13 of them! But when it's Doctor Who, are there ever really enough?

So this is the roundup post - each polish name above each photo will take you to the more lengthy post with full swatches and review, just click and BOOM, you're there!

Red Dog Designs
Who's 50th Anniversary Collection




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Red Dog Designs Who's 50th Anniversary: The Christmas Invasion

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Red Dog Designs
The Christmas Invasion



Okay, if you have followed me for long, you know I'm a Whovian, so I'm super excited to be showing you a Who-inspired collection from Red Dog Designs! There are 13 polishes in the collection and tonight I have the last one for you. 

If you missed my previous posts on the who's 50th Collection, click the links below:

Doctor Donna
Fish Fingers and Custard
I Was Only Saying Hello
Bad Wolf
Silence Will Fall
Gallifrey Stands
All of Time and Space
The Angels Have the Phone Box

Bow Ties Are Cool
The Snowmen
Victory of the Daleks
Bad Gas Exchange

Right now, I have The Christmas Invasion for you - the last in the collection. ♥  



photo cred: bbc.co.uk/doctorwho

If you've seen The Christmas Invasion (with Ten and Rose) for sure you'll never look at Santas or Christmas Trees the same way ever again...and for sure you'll never trust them again.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Red Dog Designs Who's 50th Anniversary: Bad Gas Exchange

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Red Dog Designs
Bad Gas Exchange




Okay, if you have followed me for long, you know I'm a Whovian, so I'm super excited to be showing you a Who-inspired collection from Red Dog Designs! There are 13 polishes in the collection and over the next few days, I'll be showing you all of them!

If you missed my previous posts on the who's 50th Collection, click the links below:

Doctor Donna
Fish Fingers and Custard
I Was Only Saying Hello
Bad Wolf
Silence Will Fall
Gallifrey Stands
All of Time and Space
The Angels Have the Phone Box

Bow Ties Are Cool
The Snowmen
Victory of the Daleks

Right now, I have Bad Gas Exchange for you. ♥  





ANNETTE BADLAND aka Margaret Blaine






Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen ("Margaret" when not in her "skin suit")




Ninth Doctor. Aliens of London
When the Slitheen are in their skin suits they fart loudly; they call this the gas exchange. The exchange of gases that compression entails also builds up within the acquired skin, causing a very loud fart in humans (the expelled gas smells like bad breath, which the Doctor noted was a form of calcium decay). Source


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Red Dog Designs Who's 50th Anniversary: Victory of the Daleks

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Red Dog Designs
Victory of the Daleks



Okay, if you have followed me for long, you know I'm a Whovian, so I'm super excited to be showing you a Who-inspired collection from Red Dog Designs! There are 13 polishes in the collection and over the next few days, I'll be showing you all of them!

If you missed my previous posts on the who's 50th Collection, click the links below:

Doctor Donna
Fish Fingers and Custard
I Was Only Saying Hello
Bad Wolf
Silence Will Fall
Gallifrey Stands
All of Time and Space
The Angels Have the Phone Box

Bow Ties Are Cool
The Snowmen

Right now, I have Victory of the Daleks for you. ♥  EXTERMINATE!!!


photo cred: BBC


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Monday, January 27, 2014

The Lacquer Legion: Reinvention - Unconventional Shades of Valentine's Day

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I'm excited to be participating in the first Lacquer Legion challenge, put together by Chalkboard Nails Rebecca Likes NailsThe Nailasaurus, and Work/Play/PolishThis month, the theme is reinvention. If you want to participate, you can like The Lacquer Legion on Facebook and hashtag your posts on all social media with #LLreinvention. Each month there will be a different theme and hashtag.

I was pretty excited to be participating in this and had several ideas in my head when I first heard about this. And then I got busy and, in true Sheila fashion, forgot about it completely. So I didn't have time to do any of the ideas I was excited about initially. Once again, flying by the seat of my pants, I came up with this quick and easy mani that sort of reinvents the common, classic heart for Valentine's Day using unconventional colors. Yeah, I'm not much of a pink-lover.

Unconventional Shades of Valentine's Day



I used a base of Oopsie Daisies Secret Admirer, which I was already wearing, and free-handed blue hearts and stripes using a-England Tristam with a few plain white accents.




I'll tell you what, I bet for the next challenge, I prepare and set a reminder on my phone! I can't wait to see what the next theme will be because I plan on killin' it!

#LLreinvention

Be sure and type in #LLreinvention to check out all the other manis!



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Oopsie Daisies Secret Admirer - Swatches and Review

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Oopsie Daisies
Secret Admirer



Oopsie Daisies is a new-to-me brand and you might know that the first one I picked is MY color! Seriously, this shade of violet orchid is just perfection and probably the best shade for my bleached flour white, cool-toned skin there is.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Weekend Bits and Bobs: January 26, 2014 - Lipstick, Getting the Boat Stuck, a Squee Moment and Dogs

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Once again, a pretty uneventful week. Still no word on my car, purse, etc. Not that I expected any. But if I ever find the ones who stole them, this is the meme that pops into me head...




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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Philly Loves Lacquer: Shopping Madness Trio

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Philly Loves Lacquer
Shopping Madness Trio




I'm excited to show you more from Philly Loves Lacquer. I've shown you what is my favorite polish so far for 2014 (even though I'm pretty sure it made its debut in 2013) 2 AM Coffee Run. Today I have the other two in the Shopping Madness Trio for you: That Barbie is Mine and I Bleed Sales. Coincidentally, they happen to be perfect for Valentine's Day!

See?



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Red Dog Designs Who's 50th Anniversary: The Snowmen

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Red Dog Designs
The Snowmen



Okay, if you have followed me for long, you know I'm a Whovian, so I'm super excited to be showing you a Who-inspired collection from Red Dog Designs! There are 13 polishes in the collection and over the next few days, I'll be showing you all of them!

If you missed my previous posts on the who's 50th Collection, click the links below:

Doctor Donna
Fish Fingers and Custard
I Was Only Saying Hello
Bad Wolf
Silence Will Fall
Gallifrey Stands

All of Time and Space
The Angels Have the Phone Box

Bow Ties Are Cool

Right now, I have The Snowmen for you. ♥


Oh these are not Frosty the Snowman by any stretch.


photo cred: BBC America

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Pahlish: All of Time and Space Part 1 Collection

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Pahlish
All of Time and Space 
Part 1 Collection



You guys have to know how excited I am about anything that mixes Doctor Who and nail polish! Well Pahlish recently released Part 1 of her Doctor Who-themed collection: All of Time and Space. And I have the 6 in Part 1 of this collection to show you tonight! (Part 2 of the Doctor Who-themed collection will make its debut in February.)

This post is very pic-heavy so I hope you've exercised your scrolling finger!

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Nail of the Day: Enchanted Polish Mercy

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Enchanted Polish
Mercy



Just a quick NOTD post - This is Enchanted Polish Mercy, showing a few days of tip wear and she's not much worse for wear!

Two coats and no top coat.








Of course this isn't currently available, but you can check out the Enchanted Polish shop for what's coming at the next re-stock and follow on Facebook for updates.

Happy Friday!




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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Nail of the Day: Philly Loves Lacquer - 2 AM Coffee Run

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I'm excited to show you my first Philly Loves Lacquer polish that was my nail of the day today: 2 AM Coffee Run.

You know when people are contacting you to tell you about a polish because it seemed tailor-made for you, it must be good. And that's what happened with this one. Anyone who knows me or has been following me here for long knows I'm addicted to coffee, a subtle holo, browns and bacon. Well, there's no bacon in this, but it's definitely a trifecta!

Philly Loves Lacquer
2 AM Coffee Run



And it's a cool-toned brown to boot! This one is part of Philly Loves Lacquer's Shopping Madness Trio.

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Red Dog Designs Who's 50th Anniversary: Bow Ties Are Cool

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Red Dog Designs
Bow Ties Are Cool



Okay, if you have followed me for long, you know I'm a Whovian, so I'm super excited to be showing you a Who-inspired collection from Red Dog Designs! There are 13 polishes in the collection and over the next few days, I'll be showing you all of them!

If you missed my previous posts on the who's 50th Collection, click the links below:

Doctor Donna
Fish Fingers and Custard
I Was Only Saying Hello
Bad Wolf
Silence Will Fall
Gallifrey Stands

All of Time and Space
The Angels Have the Phone Box

Right now, I have Bowties Are Cool for you. ♥


Eleven, Matt Smith's Doctor, is probably best known for "bow ties are cool" - even more than "fish fingers and custard" I think. For the record, I disagree. I also disagree that fezzes are cool. But I have to admit, he rocked all of it.

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China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection Press Release

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Press Release


HEAR THE SIREN’S SONG WITH CHINA GLAZE® 
SEA GODDESS

Swim into Spring with Six Sparkling Shades





Los Angeles (January 2014) – Discover the hidden treasures of the ocean this spring with China Glaze® Sea Goddess. Six vibrant matte and glistening glitters take you from the sandy, sunny shore to the depths of the sea where the mermaids play.

The shades in the collection include:

v Shell We Dance – Flip those fins across the sea floor in this bright rose pink with silver and pink glitter



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v Sand Dolla Make You Holla – The tide meets the sand in this white polish filled with fine multi-colored glitter



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v Wish On a Starfish – Make dreams come true with a light pink and gold shimmer polish



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v Tail Me Something – Listen carefully to the whisper of the secretive sea in this glistening light lavender



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v Seahorsin’ Around – Splash around in this mermaid-tail turquoise with soft gold shimmer



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v Teal the Tide Turns – Swim through a seaweed maze of light teal with green glitter



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China Glaze® Sea Goddess will be available in February 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.


China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).





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Pahlish: One Last Bow Duo for January 2014

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Pahlish
One Last Bow Duo

Eleven's Hour is Now Over & The Clock Strikes Twelve's




Pahlish's January Duo, One Last Bow, is a nod to Doctor Who! And that got points with me before I even saw the shades!

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GOT Polish? Golden Oldie Thursday: Blue - Starring a-England and Dior!

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I have a serious problem in that I am always looking for that NEW polish fix when I have so many lovely polishes languishing in the drawer...polish I love enough to save them from purges or the donation box. And yet I don't wear them!

So when Debbie over at The Crumpet put together the GOT Polish Challenge, I was all for it! GOT stands for Golden Oldie Thursday - we pull out a polish that's a year old or older that we haven't worn. This Thursday is BLUE so I pulled out one of my favorites that I just don't get to wear enough, a-England Tristam, and Dior Electric Blue.


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Red Dog Designs Who's 50th Anniversary: The Angels Have the Phone Box

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Red Dog Designs
The Angels Have the Phone Box



Okay, if you have followed me for long, you know I'm a Whovian, so I'm super excited to be showing you a Who-inspired collection from Red Dog Designs! There are 13 polishes in the collection and over the next few days, I'll be showing you all of them!

If you missed my previous posts on the who's 50th Collection, click the links below:

Doctor Donna
Fish Fingers and Custard
I Was Only Saying Hello
Bad Wolf

Silence Will Fall

Gallifrey Stands

All of Time and Space

Right now, I have The Angels Have the Phone Box for you. ♥


Okay, so it's really a Police Call Box. Well not really. It's the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) but yeah, the Angels had it! It's a line from the "Blink" episode. But they didn't really have it. It dematerializes, leaving the angels looking at each other, which freezes them permanently as statues. Brilliant!

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Jindie Nails Dead Roses: Llarowe Exclusive for A Box, Indied

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Today I have a special Jindie Nails polish to show you - created exclusively for Llarowe's February A Box, Indied: Dead Roses.

Jindie Nails
Dead Roses
Exclusive for A Box, Indied



Dead Roses is a gorgeous purple wine jelly base with small and medium-to-large holographic circle glitters and loads of magenta and holographic shimmer and micro-glitter. No issues at all with formula or application. All the glitters come out easily, no fishing even for the larger glitters. Well-suspended in the jelly base. Two coats and one coat of HK Girl top coat for the photos.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Incoco Rock Out - Plus a Valentine's Day Special

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Tonight I have some 100% nail polish strips to show you from Incoco. This is my second time trying them (to see Tailored Fit - a great tan houndstooth design - click here) and I liked them well enough to purchase these myself! This time I picked Rock Out.


Incoco
Rock Out




As you can see, I DO have a right hand!

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