Saturday, July 28, 2012

AND THE WINNER IS... 50 Members Giveaway

Thank you all for entering my 50 Member Giveaway and following my blog. I am truly happy to have come in contact with you all that I have same passion/addiction to nails that I have. Most people think it is just crazy and they just don't understand... and I know you all do.

Thanks for being out there because now I don't think I have "a problem" : D

Now for the WINNER... Deb M of Beauty Ninja check out her blog...she has a great blog, does great manis and is a sweetie. She was randomly selected by Rafflecopter (see bottom portion of Rafflecopter screen below) and she been emailed. Congrats Deb!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Watercolors... Midsummers Night... KB Shimmer... Swatch / Review

I was feeling like something bright, glittery and full of color. I had narrowed it down to KB Shimmer Watercolor and KB Shimmer Midsummer's Night. I couldn't decide on which one of these to go with, so as I stared at the bottles some more...looking for an answer of which one to try first... it hit me that they actually work quit well together. So there it answer...I was going to use them both.

KB Shimmer Midsummer's Night is a red based, purple neon, but not a bright neon with turquoise glitter, aqua and pink holographic glitters, and white glitters in a variety of shapes, including stars, shreds, hexes. This is an amazingly beautiful polish and is Polish is “3-Free” and does not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde or Dibutyl Phthalate.

KB Shimmer Watercolor is a blue based neon, but not a bright neon with purple glitters in two sizes, a bright blue glitter, royal blue large hex, pink holographic hex and magenta hex glitters.  It also has micro pink and larger sliver holographic glitters. Also is “3-Free” and does not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde or Dibutyl Phthalate.

I absolutely love the aesthetics of both these colors, but I must make one negative comment on the formula of the Midsummer's is a complete nightmare! It was so thick and globby... I had to fight with this polish to go on my nails! I didn't have trouble getting the glitter out of the bottle, I had trouble laying down the polish. It was crazy!! I don't own any thinner, but I sure wish I did because I would have certainly used it on this polish. I don't know if that would have helped, but I would have tried anything to improve the formula. The formula of the Watercolors was problems with that color at all.

I love, love, love these polishes and I will certainly keep them and use them again. But I will make a purchase of some nail polish thinner before reaching for the Midsummer's Night again.

See more Indie Polish I have used. I love Indie Polishes! :)  

For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Milani Base Coat
  • KB Shimmer in Midsummer's Night (purple)...2 coats
  • KB Shimmer in Watercolors (blue)...2 coats
  • Seche Vite...1 coat

If you are interested in buying these polishes they have a website... KB Shimmer. They have tons of amazing polish colors, as well as bath and body products, which I will be trying in my next order!


If you missed my 50 Follower Giveaway Posting...check it out! I am giving
 away some awesome polishes in honor of you all being so awesome! : )


 Thanks to those following my blog and Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Por Tu Naturalidad Award

Thank you to the Beauty Ninja for this award. If you have not found her blog yet, I highly recommend checking it out! She has a great blog and does awesome manicures. Por Tu Naturalidad Award translates to mean for being natural and putting enjoyment before competitiveness. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award and seeing that in me and my blog, I appreciate it very much!

The rules:
  1. Add the photo of this award
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 10 Bloggers
  4. Tell me what makes you hooked on following a blog

I am nominating the following:

 What makes me hooked on following a blog:
What makes me follow a blog is if the blog has a variety of creative manicures with some creative art work, stamping or creative combos of polishes. Also if the author of the blog is friendly and responsive to the comments left on their blog and/or if the blog is written with a sense of humor...and I always look forward to occasional pet pics.  : )

Monday, July 16, 2012

Rain Drops On Glass... Nail Junkie, Blue and Teal...Sinful Colors and Sally Hansen

Today I have a mani that looks like raindrops on glass. I wanted to use the Sinful Colors Nail Junkie and I was torn between using the teal or blue under it... so I used both and left one nail without any base color under it at. Not sure which I like best... I think I like the teal slightly better, but I do like all of them. 

The Middle has just Sinful Color Nail Junkie only in three coats. The ring finger has one coat of Blue Me Away and two coats of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie. The thumb, pointer and pinky fingers have one coat of The Real Teal and two coats of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie.

The Nail Junkie alone (middle finger) looks exactly like the one's with The Real Teal as a base color (thumb, pointer and pinky). The only difference I see is the middle finger has a bit of VNL.

Overall I think Sinful Colors Nail Junkie has a really cool looking effect. I will certainly be using this again. My mind is racing with all the possibilities of this polish. It's a keeper for sure.

For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Sache Clear Base Coat**
  • Middle Finger: Sinful Colors in Nail Junkie Only...3 coats
  • Ring Finger: Sinful Colors in Nail Junkie...2 coats and Sally Hansen in Blue Me Away...1 coat
  • Thumb, Pointer & Pinky Fingers: Sinful Colors in Nail Junkie...2 coats and Sally Hansen in The Real Teal...1 coat
  • Seche Vite...1 coat

**A note about the base coat...I have been using Seche Clear for the last few manis and I have had one or two entire nail's polish completely peal off some of the times I used this base coat. I have not had this happen when I was using Milani Smoothe Base Coat. Is this a coincidence? Have you guys had this experience with Seche Clear? I am not sure I want to use this any more. I will be switching back to Milani Smoothe Base Coat!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Liebster Blog Award and Tag

A big thank you to Lillibit´s Nail Art World for nominating my for the Liebster Blog Award. If you have not yet visited her blog...check it out! She is one of the international nail blogger I follow from Spain and she creates very unique manis. She uses some stamping and lots of free hand too. She does great work with tons of detail. I encourage you to check out her manis. : ) 

The rules for this award are:

-        Add the award picture to your post
-        Thank and link the blog who have nominated you
-        Nominate 5 blogs with less than 100 followers

I Nominate the following:


  1. Why did you create your blog?
  2. How did you decide the name of your blog?
  3. Which one of your posts was more difficult for you?
  4. Your favourite perfume.
  5. Your favourite songs.
  6. What is the thing which most bothers you?
  7. Recommend a book.
  8. Your favourite film.
  9. A taste.
  10. A journey you have in mind.
  11. Night or day?
  12. Your worst vice.


My Tag Answers:
  1. Why did you create your blog? I created my blog to document the manicures I was doing in order to be able to refer back to them if I wanted to. I also wanted to share what I was creating with others that have the same passion for nails.
  2. How did you decide the name of your blog?  It was a simple name and for a lack of a better name this is what I decided on.
  3. Which one of your posts was more difficult for you? That is an easy was the Psychedelic Design. This manicure took a very long time and I had a sore neck for days after!
  4. Your favourite perfume. My favorite perfume is Glow by JLo.
  5. Your favourite songs. My favorite song is Rumor has it by Adele.
  6. What is the thing which most bothers you? The one thing that bothers me the most is inconsiderate people and people that have no respect for others. It especially bothers me when it is directed to their elders. And it especially bothers me with these people that are inconsiderate and disrespectful are kids...that makes my blood boil!!!
  7. Recommend a book. A book that I have always liked is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  8. Your favourite film. One of my favorite movies is Good Fellas.
  9. A taste. I like any thing spicy, but not 'set my hair on fire' spicy!
  10. A journey you have in mind. I want to go on an African Safari trip.
  11. Night or day? Both
  12. Your worst vice. This is easy too...I am totally addicted to McDonald's Mocha Frappes! Oh my, my they are sooooo good!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Camouflage Nails... Green and Brown

I wanted to do a camouflage manicure for a while now...I have a long list of "manicures to do" list and this has been on it for a while. There are times I look at my nails and think these just look like blobs of color and there are times I look at my nails and think, yeah...this looks like camouflage. All and all, I guess that is what camo really is...random blobs of color that run more in a horizontal pattern. So here is my first attempt at a camo mani.

There are so many different color combos of camo prints out tones, pink tones, black tone, green tone, green and brown, etc. I went with the green and brown colors for this one, but  I really want to do a pink camo next. That will be my next stab at doing a camo mani.

I am on the fence about the top coat being so shiny. Though I am not so big on doing the matte top coat, I think it may be more appropriate for this manicure. The shine on the camo design just looks a little off. I think I have to go buy a matte top coat for my next attempt at this.

Any ideas of a good matte coat out there? I know nothing about them.

For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Sache Clear Base Coat
  • China Glaze in Kalahari Kiss...1 coat
  • Loreal in Safari Chic...camo markings
  • Milani in Teddy Brown...camo markings
  • Sally Hansen in Black Heart...camo markings
  • Out the Door...1 coat

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Shooting Stars and Androgynie...Orly

I have been wanting to do a black polish manicure for a while now. So when I was at Sally's picking up a couple of the China Glaze Safari Collection polishes that I had to have, of course I had to just see what else they had. Well, as soon as I saw this polish I got all wide was being Orly Androgynie. This polish is a black jelly base with a slight gold shimmer and added to that are some larger blue, green, gold and copper/orangey glitters. It is very pretty.

Though this polish looks amazing on, getting it on was a bit of a pain! The glitter sank to bottom so fast it was crazy, but the up side of that is that when I inverted the bottle it mixed back up quickly too. It was a lot of stopping to mix the polish thought. I also found myself digging for glitter too. It was a bit of work to get the large pieces of glitter in the brush. I think the results are worth it though, but this certainly is not a polish to use if you are in a rush to get it on quickly!

To that I just added a simple shooting star stamping just for a little something extra. This polish certainly does not need it as it a great one that makes a statement on its own. I just wanted to try adding a little something more.

For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Sache Clear Base Coat
  • Orly in Androgynie...3 coats
  • Out the Door...1 coat
  • Revlon in Golden for Stamping
  • Stamping Plate m33
  • Out the Door...1 coat

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fig Jam... Revlon Scented Parfume Polish

I was drawn to this color the second I stepped in front of all the Revlon Scented Polishes. It is a warm coppery, peachy, brown color with a lovely gold shimmer. I really am loving the Revlon polishes. They have great colors with good formulation and decent brushes. I have achieved complete coverage in two coats with all the Revlons I tried, except for the Sunshine Sparkle which was a fairly pale yellow...I applied 3 coats. I bet that would have looked just fine with two coats.  I am going to have to try that one using only two coats.

I don't know what in the world that huge bump is in my pinky annoying! 

Anyway, I avoided these polishes like the plague in the past because they were scented. I thought that would annoy me, but this actually smells pretty good. It is a kind of sweet smell. I have only had this on now for a few hours, but of what I have read the smell wears off after a day. I will update this posting after I find that out first hand.

For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Sache Clear Base Coat
  • Revlon Scented Parfume in Fig Jam...2 coats
  • Out the Door...1 coat

The only slight con about this was the brush. And this is just my personal preference because I like the fatter, fuller brushes. This one is on the skinny narrow side, but that will not stop me from getting more of these. This was over all a good purchase and I will be buying more. : )

And now for the ridiculously cute (IMO) cat pics. This is what it is like at my house when ever I do my is exhausting apparently!

This is Howie and he always passes out when I am doing my nails. He certainly sleeps hard because he did not even think about opening his eyes...and boy, oh boy does he not care about sprawling out and taking up the whole bed!

Oh what it must be like to be living the good life!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

A huge thank you to Beauty Ninja for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.  If you have not yet found her blog...check it out, she has very awesome and creative manis over there! She is a huge animal lover which automatically makes her awesome in my book! : )  Check out her kitties LB and Amadeus too...cute and smart kitties. ; )
The Rules Are:
1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the bloggers who have nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.

Fifteen Bloggers I am nominating*:
*I tried to really stick to the rules of nominating those "relatively new to blogging". I also wanted to nominate those I have not nominated in the previous award posting. This was difficult as there are so many fabulous bloggers out there! You are all fabulous!
  1. Lucky Love Nails
  2. Simple Joy Of Polish
  3. Heatherann's Beauty Stash
  4. Did My Nails
  5. Polish Etc.
  6. Nails My Dreams
  7. Wet Paint! Don't Touch
  8. Lacquer This!
  9. Parisian Blue Sky
  10. Nailpocalyse 
  11. Lillibit's Nail Art World
  12. Polish Crazed
  13. Beauty Scraps
  14. Cuti-CLUE-Less
  15. Rainbow Nails

Seven Random Facts About Me:

  1. I am a huge animal lover. As I surf the web for nail blogs...if I see a picture or favicon of any pet/animal related pics I *automatically* will check out that blog. Nails and Pets on a me it doesn't get any better. : )   Case in point I just found... this posting, which I automatically added to my name as a follower... Polish and Charms.
  2. I spend way too much time just thinking about nail related things all day long... at work, driving to work, shopping, you name it!
  3. I am afraid of heights. I can do heights of smaller proportions, but one thing you will never see me doing is bungee jumping. I think I would have a heart attack before I even jumped!
  4. I hate dolls that look like people and clowns. Ewww...they creep me out.
  5. My favorite quick meal to make at home is tacos. I love to buy the boxed hard shell tacos at the grocery store and all the fixings...meat, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, green chillies lettuce and hot sauce. Yummy!
  6. I miss *real* NY Style pizza. No matter what claims pizza places make to being NY Style pizza down here in Florida (or anywhere) just is *not* the same! Thanks to Kelly over at Nailpocalypse who is currently on vacation in NY... I have been thinking about that a lot lately. Eat lots of great pizza while you can, Kelly! I am jealous! ; )
  7. I have a sort of mini farm with smaller farm type animals. I have a variety of breeds of chicken and ducks and a pair of peacocks...although my peahen has taken off. I hope she is just laying on eggs somewhere. : (

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fourth Of July... Stars, Stripes and Fireworks...

In the spirit of celebrating Independence Day (USA), I created a Stars, Stripes and Fireworks manicure. I really wanted to incorporate the Statute of liberty, but since I do not have a stamping plate of that image, that idea was out the door. I would not dare to try to free hand that one! would never make out what it was supposed to be! You might make out the basic outline of it somewhat resembles the figure of a person. But that is probably it. The torch would probably look like she is just holding an extra large hand above her head. I know my limitations. Maybe one day I will be able to do that...certainly not on this day! So, anyway this is what I came up with.

I didn't want to go with a stark white base and I didn't want anything that was looking more silver than white, because I wanted to stick with the colors of the American flag. So I had to do some layering for the base. I used one coat of Wet n Wild in French White Creme and then one coat of Sinful Colors in Out Of This World. It took the edge off the solid white and gave it a bit of sparkle...sparkle is always a plus! : )

Then added stamping of some stripes on the diagonal and topped that with some stars in the opposing color. I think that is pretty reminiscent of the American flag. And the Forth of July is never complete without some fireworks, so I had a stamp for that too!

For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Sache Clear Base Coat...1 coat
  • Wet N Wild, Wild Shine in French White Creme...1 coat
  • Sinful Colors in Out Of This World...1 coat
  • Out the Door...1 coat
  • Nail Plates: CH5, BM02 and BM20
  • Konad Special Polish in Red For Image Color
  • Revlon Top Speed in Royal For Image Color
  •  Sache Vite Top Coat...1 coat


If you missed my 50 Follower Giveaway Posting...check it out! I am giving
 away some awesome polishes in honor of you all being so awesome! : ) 

 Thanks to those following my blog and Good Luck!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

GIVEAWAY ...My 50 Members Milestone!!

When I started this blog I really did not think I would have any followers! I am truly happy that I have acquired so many followers that read my blog in a relatively short amount of time. This group of "Nail Addicts/Enthusiasts" within the bloggers world are truly a very special, kind and encouraging group of people. You are all very talented and a great inspiration for me to try to do more creative manicures.

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog to see what I have created and for being so kind, helpful and encouraging in your comments. What better way to show my appreciation then to have a Giveaway... thank you all so much! 

The Prize For This Giveaway...

There will be one winner drawn. The winner will receive the following 8 bottles of polish:

  • (1) The Hungry Asian Polish in "I Hate Pink" - 5ml Mini Bottle, AND
  • (1) The Hungry Asian Polish in "Pony" - 5ml Mini Bottle, AND 
  • (1) Zoya in "Katie" - 15ml, AND 
  • (1) Zoya in "Belle" - 15ml, AND 
  • (1) Zoya in "Bijou" - 15ml, AND 
  • (1) Zoya in "Coraline" - 15ml, AND 
  • (1) Revlon in "Whimsical" - 15ml, AND
  • (1) Revlon in "Popular" - 15ml.

The Rules For This Giveaway...

This giveaway will run from July 1st, 2012 (12:01 a.m. EST) until July 28th, 2012 (12:01 a.m. EST)
  1. You *must* follow me publicly via GCF followers are welcome and qualify.
  2. You *must* provide your email address. This should be the email you want to be contacted at if you are the winner.
  3. Earn extra chances to win by... leaving a comment on my Giveaway osting page.
  4. Also earn extra chances to win by...  creating a link to this Giveaway on your blog. You can earn these extra points daily by creating a new link on a new blog posting daily. Limit is once per day. **All links will be verified as new links on new posts.**
  5. Open Internationally...however, please look into any customs regulation against accepting nail polish to your country prior to entering.  Your country may not be accepting nail polish, so please consider this before you enter. I will not be held responsible for customs regulations. Any issues with customs are not my responsibility once the package has been mailed to you.
  6. You must be a minimum of 18 years old... and if you are not please have your parent's permission because I will need your mailing address if you are the winner.
  7. The winner will have 48 hours to respond via email notification. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be selected.
  8. The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.

 Any questions email me at BullieChick "at" gmail "dot" com.

**Update...since I have posted my email address I have been getting these ridiculous spam emails. I altered the email address, which I know we can all "decode" it. Hopefully this will help stop the spams. If not I will have to take my email down and just revert to posting comments and question in the postings comment section.** 

Good Luck to everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...