Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WingDust - Swatch-A-Thon!

Hello Everyone!!  It's been a little bit!  Hope everyone is doing great!!  I'm so thankful we've been having warmer weather.  Although, I heard it's supposed to drop again (Mother Nature, figure it out already!! hehe).  So things are still crazy.  I apologize to you, my lovely readers, as well as to all the amazing brands I am working with swatching for review.  Your patience means so much to me right now.  I had been hoping a weekend away camping would help some of my stress, but Monday was still Monday at work! haha 

In all seriousness though, I had a nice week away working on a few other things and the weekend was so much fun!  I missed you lovelies though ;-)  I am going to try my best to get back on track and have lots of swatches for you!!  I did break a few nails while camping though! Oops! ;-)  I'm sure you'll notice once I get to those posts!!

Today, we have the amazing WingDust on the blog!!  Her creations are SO beautiful.  I cannot wait to show you these!  You can purchase WingDustCollections HERE on Etsy or HERE on Llarowe. You can stay up to date with WingDustCollections on Facebook and Instagram - @wingdust for new shades, coupon codes, and reviews. She has amazing creations to choose from, so please make sure to check them out!
Also, Stephanie, the owner, posted an update on her blog - HERE - about moving.  So I suggest if you have your eye on a color, snag it now before she takes a mini break!!  I wish her lots of luck and hope that everything goes smoothly over the next few months! 

So let's get started with Spring Has Sprung.

For Spring Has Sprung, I used 2 coats along with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

What a gorgeous shade!!!  I love this Spring-like green with the little purple, gold, blue, and green glitters!  It just shimmers in the light so beautifully!

Close up!

Next up, Moonlight Sonata!

For Moonlight Sonata, I used 3 coats along with Clearly on Top by KBShimmer.

I probably could have gotten away with 2 coats or layered it over black, but with black jellies with glitter, I love love love to layer to get that squishy look!  And these teal, blue, and silver glitters look so awesome in the black jelly!  I even see some purple glitters that shine holographically!

Close up!

Next, Lilacs in June.

For Lilacs in June, I used 2 coats along with Clearly on Top by KBShimmer.

What a gorgeous light purple/pink with purple, silver, and green glitters.  Stephanie's combos always make me drool!!  I just love this!

Close up!  Love that subtle shimmer in the base!!

Next, Space Cadet.

For Space Cadet, I used 2 coats along with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Another gorgeous shade of black with holographic glitters and the tiny dust of scattered linear holo too!  My camera wouldn't capture it, but it's so beautiful!  I love how it looks speckled!

Close up!  You can see the tiny flecks of silver that would be holo in the sun!

Next, I Am Yours & You Are Mine.

For I Am Yours & You Are Mine, I used 2 coats along with Clearly on Top by KBShimmer.

What a cute name!  And beautiful red/fuchsia color.  The bottle looks more red, but since it has a jelly base, it would take maybe another coat or two to be darker.  I actually loved it just like this!!  Again, this base has a scattered holo that my camera wouldn't catch.  I just love the pops of pink and gold through it!

Close up!  Pretend those little tiny flecks are showing holo please :-(  haha I'll be happy when the sun stays out for Summer ;-)

Last, but never least, Sleepless Summer Nights!  Is it me, or does Stephanie have some really cute names for these!!

For Sleepless Summer Nights, I used 2 coats along with Clearly on Top by KBShimmer.

I cannot get over this one.  It is just so different!  I love the teal jelly base, and the brown with the green and gold!  The word "chunky" comes to mind, but in a totally fun way!  I see stars in here now that I'm looking closer at the bottle, but I didn't dig around for them :-(  Sorry!

Close up!! YUM.

I hope you liked this look at WingDust!  I have to say, I just love the labels that Stephanie uses!  Her bottles are so pretty, but the inside is just as beautiful!  Plus, I have to say that her formula is fantastic.  Overall, one of my favorite up and coming Indie Brands!!!

In case you missed above, you can purchase WingDust HERE on Etsy or HERE on Llarowe. You can stay up to date with WingDust on Facebook and Instagram - @wingdust for new shades, coupon codes, and reviews.

I hope you have a fantastic day!

Much Love,

*These polishes have been sent to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.*

Sunday, April 28, 2013

CLOSED Delush Polish - Blue Nails for Autism Giveaway

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Hi Everyone!!  I miss you all!! Things have just been so busy!! I was out of town with friends camping over the weekend and had a much needed break!  I'm hoping to have a post ready for Tuesday, but until then, how about a fun giveaway feature some beautiful blue polishes from Delush Polish?  April is Autism Awareness month and blue is a color that represents it!  A huge thank you to Adrianna for donating her lovely polishes for this giveaway!!

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior (credit -  For more on Autism and how you can spread the awareness, head to

There will be 3 winners, each receiving one of the three beautiful Delush Polishes and a set of puzzle piece nail decals and ribbon nail pieces in blue colors!
You can shop for Delush Polish HERE on Etsy.  Included for you, dear readers, is a promotional code for 15% off your order (no minimum required) that expires June 1, 2013!  Use code: "DP15OFFCRYSTAL" on your order!

To stay up to date on Delush Polish, you can head to Facebook, Twiter - @DelushPolish, and Instagram - @DelushPolish.

Included with each order is a "scratch your heart out" card!!!  Adrianna describes it as: "Each order comes with the opportunity to scratch your heart out by revealing if you are one of the lucky few that have the opportunity to get anywhere from 10% to 50% off, buy one get one free, or free shipping on your next order. You may even get the chance to name the next collection or polish!"  So awesome, isn't that?

This is Unlucky Edith.

For this mani, I used 2 coats along with Clearly on Top by KBShimmer.

Close up!

This is Ocean Sapphire.

I used 3 coats along with Clearly on Top by KBShimmer.


This is Free Mr. Bates!

I used 2 coats along with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Close up!

Enter here!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Best of luck to everyone!!  This ends 12am Central Time on May 9!!!

Following Blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook will allow only one point each, per person.  You may tweet, share the image above (Instagram), and share on Facebook as many times as you would like, with one point given per day, per person.  This giveaway is open internationally!

Thank you for the support and remember to spread the word about Autism!

Have a great day!

Much Love,

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mini Vacation!

Hi Everyone!!! I am sorry I didn't have last week's Friday Tape Mani!! Things have been so busy for me lately!! So I decided I am going to be taking the week off from the blog. I love you all and know you'll understand, as I am just feeling very overwhelmed! I am going to use this week to catch up on swatching polishes for review. I am hoping things at work slow down a little bit too. I will still be around though with all the social media!!

Have a fantastic week!

Much Love,

Guest Post - Little Laura Loves

Hello Everyone!!  Today, Laura from Little Laura Loves is here to share her guest post!  She is a newer blogger that has some cute nail art!  Here is her post!

Hello everyone, I'm Laura from , if you like this post please check out my blog :)
I was so happy when Crystal said she would share Guest Posts with me.
I hope you all like it :)


I love the nail art that Laura did with these colors!!  Too Cute!!

My guest post is on her blog - HERE.

Head to Laura's blog if you would like to see the colors use ;-)  And make sure to check out her blog too! ;-)

Much Love,

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Earth Day Zoya Nail Polish Exchange!

Hooray for Earth Day! Once again, Zoya is helping you do a little spring cleaning with the return of the Earth Day Zoya Nail Polish Exchange* for 2013. Clean out your nail polish wardrobe and get rid of old nail polish that may not beBIG5FREE (Free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP and Camphor) and exchange it for a greener alternative - long lasting, award winning, healthy Zoya Nail Polish bottles!

Now's the perfect time to make the switch to an eco-chic beauty routine! From April 19, 2013 - April 26, 2013 (11:59PM EST), exchange your old, unwanted nail color for toxin-free ZOYA Nail Polish for only $4 per bottle plus shipping and handling fees. Rest assured - ZOYA will properly dispose of your old polish.

Here's all you need to do!

1. Go to and pick out the polishes you would like(excludes all Zoya PixieDust™ Collection shades) and add them to your cart. You must select at least 6 bottles and no more than 24 bottles of polish (Salon accounts minimum 12 maximum 48 bottles.)

2. Apply the code (copy and paste for best results):


3. Your order value will be adjusted to reflect a 50% discount (we use these funds to properly dispose of the old nail polish).

4. SUBMIT your order!

Then Zoya will ship out your NEW polish! HOORAY! This is how your order should look like...

Once you get your order
Here's where the exchanging* happens...

1.Ship back the equivalent number of bottles you received to the return address below (ie. If you ordered 6 bottles of Zoya – you would send us 6 NON-ZOYA polishes). Please check with your carrier on the proper way to ship nail polish.

2.Include a copy of your order.

To clarify the exchange: You do not have to send us the exact amount of bottles that you are ordering. You can send any quantity up to that amount. You can also donate. If you decide you don't want to do either, it's ok "Offer is not contingent on customer returning polish" we will still love you and will send the Zoya polishes... we'll just send you on a guilt trip for a while :)

Ship Your Old Nail Polish To:

Art of Beauty, Inc.
c/o Polish Exchange
5060 Taylor Rd, Unit D
Cleveland, Ohio, 44128, USA

Once we receive your polish, we do the rest! It’s that simple!

The bottles you send in cannot be Zoya, Qtica or Nocti polishes (but they can be any other brand). We are using the honor code here folks! We want to make sure you get your Zoya Nail Polish! We send you the polish first then you send your old polish back to us! If you do choose to send us your old polish we promise to properly dispose of it according to EPA guidelines. This offer is only good for 1 week so hurry –Don’t Wait!

*Offer valid online at only. Offer expires on 4/26/2012 at 11:59PM EST. Continental US ONLY. Not valid with any other codes, coupons or promotions. Shipping and handling fees apply. Consumer accounts must exchange a minimum of 6 polishes with a 24 bottle maximum. Salon accounts must exchange at least 12 with a maximum of 48 bottles. Polish can be from any brand EXCEPT Zoya, Qtica or Nocti and can be exchanged for in-stock .5oz Zoya Nail Polish. Excludes all Zoya PixieDust™ Collection shades. Offer is not contingent on customer returning polish. Zoya Exchange code is unique and non-transferable. One code per account. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors or errors associated with declined credit cards. Please allow standard time for processing and shipping, however if volume is higher than expected please allow up to 6 weeks for shipping and processing. Art of Beauty, Inc. reserves the right to remove any polish that is out of stock from your order. You will not be charged for this polish. Backordered polish is not included in this promotion.

Pretty & Polished - Gems n Gellies

Hi Lovelies!!!  This week has been crazy!  I barely know what day it is anymore!  Thursday, right?  LOL Come on are so close, but so far away!!
Today, I am so excited to review Pretty & Polished Gems n Gellies Collection for you!  They are all stunning!!  Here is a little bit of information about this fantastic collection! 
The Gems n Gellies collection is being released to celebrate the Birthday of Pretty and Polished Owner, Chelsea. She wanted to give some gifts out this year instead of receiving. So with the purchase of this lovely collection you may receive a small key (as pictured in picture 5). If you receive one of these keys email a picture of the key next to a piece of paper with your name and order number on it to be entered in to win one of the following prizes:
Keys for giveaway can only be obtained by purchasing the entire set (3 polishes), which you can find HERE for $27.00!! These three polishes will come in a 15 mL bottle and will each include 2 stainless steel bb's to help mix your polish.

You can purchase Pretty & Polished on Etsy or Pretty & Polished on My Shopify. You can also find out more information, upcoming collection information, along with swatches on Pretty & Polished - Facebook, on Twitter @prettynpolish, on Instagram @prettyandpolishd and at I highly recommend taking a look around, as Pretty & Polished always has awesome creations and an amazing formula!
First up, we have Liberty Bell Ruby.  Can you handle this? I think your ready, for all this jelly. hehe

For Liberty Bell Ruby, I used 2 coats along with Clearly on Top by KBShimmer.

Chelsea's description:  Magenta/red jelly with pink glitter is named after the famous Liberty Bell Ruby that was stolen during a large heist in 2011.

Close up!  Love how "juicy" this looks!!!

Next up, Heart of the Ocean.

For Heart of the Ocean, I used 3 coats with no top coat.  Isn't it glossy!??  I do recommend a top coat for prolonged wear though, for any manicure!

Chelsea's description:  Blue jelly with blue glitter is Heart of the Ocean. Named after the fictional blue diamond in the movie Titanic.

Close up!  What a perfect name!  This definitely reminds me of the Blue Diamond falling into the water!

The last of the trio, Tears of Dionysus.

For Tears of Dionysus, I used 3 coats along with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Chelsea's description:  Purple jelly with purple glitter, Tears of Dionysus, is named after an old Greek Story about Amethyst:  The legend of the origin of amethyst comes to us from Greek myth. Dionysius, the god of intoxication, was angered one day by an insult from a human and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path. Violent tigers should carry out his wish. Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana was to become the victim. Diana turned Amethyst into a stature of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god's tears stained the quartz purple, creating the famous gem.

Close up!  My camera freaked out a bit by the purple!  But this is SO beautiful with the darker purple base and the peeks of shiny purple glitters!

All three of these are stunning.  I love the coordinating of glitters to the jelly bases.  And even the collection name of Gems n Gellies is perfect!  I always love a good story behind a polish and these three have it!  Plus, we need to wish Chelsea a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY month!  I believe her birthday is next week, so Chelsea, I hope you can enjoy your day!  We certainly enjoy these beauties you've created!! In case you missed above, you can purchase these two on Pretty & Polished on Etsy or Pretty & Polished on My Shopify. You can also find out more information, upcoming collection information, along with swatches on Pretty & Polished - Facebook, on Twitter @prettynpolish, on Instagram @prettyandpolishd and at
I hope you enjoyed all this jelly! :-)
Have a great day!!!
Much Love,
*These products have been sent to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.*