Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blogging Update

After almost six months I have finally got my laptop fixed. Yay!! I see some blogging in my future! I ended up having to buy a new hard drive and system restore discs. I have worked on my laptop all day and I am finally up a running. It's about freaking time, right?!?! I'm thinking about doing a stash inventory blog series now that I have it all organized with my new Helmer. What do you think? Would you guys like to see my stash?

Happy to be back,

Katie xx

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blog Sale

As a lot of you know, life has been pretty rough the past ten months. So in the interest of trying to thin down my collection I must sell some of my stash. If you are interested in any of these polishes please email me at and I will let you know how much shipping.

I will start with the brand I have the most of... Zoya.

Wednesday new/unused  $8
Kristen  new/unused  $8
South Beach Ice  used x1  $7
Izzy  new/unused   $8
Kissy used x1   $7
Charisma used x3  $5
Persiphony new/unused  $8
Petra   new/unused  $8
Shawn  new/unused  $8
Sloane  new/unused  $8
OC Cooler  new/unused  $8
Soho Punch  new/unused  $8
LA Pop used x5   $4
Rihana  new/unused  $8
Megan  new/unused  $8
Sweet  new/unused  $8
Raven  used x2  $6
Mitzi  used x2  $6
Loredana  used x1  $7
Yara  new/unused  $8
Kendal  new/unused  $8
Jules  new/unused  $8
Flora  new/unused  $8
Twila  new/unused  $8
Suvi  new/unused  $8
Caitlin  new/unused  $8
Tao new/unused  $8
Carey  new/unused  $8
Yummy   used x1  $7
Dovima  used x1 $7
Marina  new/unused  $8
Pippa  used x2  $6
Neeka  new/unused $8
Manhattan  new/unused $8
Breezi   used x1  $7
Zara  used x1   $7
Vegas Freeze used x1  $7
Edyta new/unused  $8
Jem  new/unused  $8
Dove  used x1  $7
Codie new/unused  $8
Gilda  new/unused  $8
Faye  used x1  $7
Apple used x2  $6
Crystal  used x1   $7
Alegra  new/unused  $8
Trixie used x2  $6
Areej new/unused $8
Paz  used x3  $5
Roxy  used x2  $6
Keiko  new/unused  $8
Dannii  new/unused  $8
Harmonie new/unused $8
Nimue new/unused  $8
Noel  used x1   $7

Models Own 
Beetle Juice Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
Indian Ocean
Copper Pot
Tropical Sun
$30/set or &10 ea.

Purple Heart new/unused $9
Gasoline  used x1 $8

butter London
Trout Pout used x1 $12
Bluey swatched $13
Wallis swatched $13
Toff swatched $13

All Hallow's Eve new/unused $23
Funny Money new/unused $23
I Can Afford It used x1 $22
Snow Angel new/unused $23

Dollish Polish
Expecto Patronum new/unused $9
TEAM Salvatore used x2 $7

Nerd Lacquer
Event Horizon ???
Nebula  ???
These are going for $99.99 on ebay so best offer wins!

Venetian Glass Collection new/unused $54 set or $10 ea.

528 $14

Glitter Gal
Lizard Belly 3D Holo  used x1 $10

Mermaid Spell Hologram Effect new/unused $15

Absolutely Alice new/unused $40
Mad As A Hatter new/unused $40
Or $75 for the set

Thank you,


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blogging Break

As most of my followers know, I am going through a rough patch in my personal life. My work life has also hit a rough spot. I lost my job four weeks ago so I am dedicating all my time and resources to finding another source of employment. I have been searching for a job pretty much anywhere in the world that will hire me. So far, I have only had one interview. I am hoping and praying that the hard times will be over soon. But until I can get a job and move on with my life away from this horrible place I am putting my blog on the back burner. I thank all my followers for supporting me and hopefully I will be back soon.

Love and polish,

Becky xx

Saturday, March 17, 2012

NOTD: Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

I wanted to do a St. Patrick's Day manicure but I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do! Here is what I ended up doing. First, I was going to do all my fingers the same color with a stamp but the color I wanted to stamp with was too thin to stamp with so I had to go to plan B.

Everything I used. Left-Right: Sinful Colors Green Ocean and Irish Green, Cult Nails Hypnotize Me, butter London British Racing Green, China Glaze Gaga for Green, Zoya Manhattan, Illamasqua Elope, China Glaze Luxe and Lush, Zoya Ivanka and Big Ruby nail tattoos from the Juju pack. Not pictured: BM03 stamping plate.

First I started with a base of China Glaze Gaga for Green on all fingers, as that was the color I originally planned to stamp over. 
Thumb:  One thick coat of Sinful Colors Irish Green and Green Ocean.
Index: BM03 shamrock stamp in butter London British Racing Green with  one coat of Cult Nails Hypnotize Me.
Middle:  Big Ruby nail tattoo from Juju pack with  one coat Zoya Manhattan.
Ring:  Two coats of Illamasqua Elope with Big Ruby nail tattoo with one coat of China Glaze Luxe and Lush.
Pinky:  One coat of Zoya Ivanka.

Here is the final look.

Close Up

So that was my mani for St. Patrick's Day! I love this day! I cooked all my favorite things today and my mani stood up. I hope you enjoyed my LOTD.  Thanks for looking!

Becky xx

Monday, March 5, 2012

Nails Inc. Reading vs. China Glaze Electrify

I have been wanting to do this comparison since the first swatches of the China Glaze Capitol Colours first came out. I thought they looked a lot a like and boy was I right. The only real difference in these two shades to me are the formula and ratio of red glitter . The nails inc formula is much smoother than the China Glaze.  Of course being  glitters they are both rough but the nails inc is just a little bit smoother. The nails inc also seems to have a more even gold to red glitter ratio where as the China Glaze has a bit more gold than red glitter.

China Glaze Electrify and nails inc Reading

nails inc Reading Label

China Glaze Electrify Label
 I think that on the nail Reading comes out maybe a hair darker than Electrify but I think it is mainly due to the red glitter. My Electrify also seemed a bit thick. I don't know if it was just my bottle or if it is the formula. 

As far as availability the China Glaze will be your best bet as it is newly released and is reasonably priced.  Unless you were lucky enough to have found Reading, the nails inc may be a little harder to come by, as it was a part of last summer's LE Music Festival Special Effects collection.  I was lucky enough to grab it while I was at the Nails inc flagship store in London this past October.
So what do you think?  I think these two are so close that they can be called dupes.  I hope you have enjoyed my first comparison post.  As always, thanks for looking.

Becky xx 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tied Up and Twisted

Who doesn't like a gorgeous blue?   That is exactly what you get with Cult Nails Tied Up.  What can I say? I love blue, it is my favorite color and I love to wear it.  I really don't have words for how much I loved this look. I constantly found myself staring at my nails. 
Cult Nails Tied Up and Finger Paints Twisted

Cult Nails Tied Up

Cult Nails Tied Up with Finger Paints Twisted


Unfortunately this shade from Cult Nails was only offered on Black Friday last year.  Hopefully one day Maria will bring it back.  There are other great shades at Cult Nails and they are awesome polishes for $10 each.  Finger Paints are available exclusively from Sally's Beauty Supply for $4.99 each.  Kind of a short but sweet post today.  What do you think?  Did you grab Tied Up when it was available?  How about the LE Flakie Effects from Finger Paints?  I love the flakies so much!  Once again thanks for looking!

Becky xx

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras!!!

Happy Mardi Gras!!! So today is the post I have been waiting for to show you my coveted nails inc. glastonbury. I bought this polish back in October when I was is London. I popped into the flagship nails inc shop and this is one of the beauties I got my hands on!

nails inc. glastonbury and Illamasqua Boosh
When I sat in my hotel room looking at all my purchases, I thought to myself that this would be the most awesome Mardi Gras polish. I used  two coats of nails inc. glastonbury layered over one thick coat of Illamasqua Boosh. (Which incidentally I bought in London on the very same day at the Illamasqua flagship shop!) 

nails inc. glastonbury layered over Illamasqua Boosh

nails inc. glastonbury layered over Illamasqua Boosh
Isn't it gorgeous!?!? Look at that glitter!!! nails inc. polishes can be purchased through Sephora for $9.50.  Unfortunately they do not carry glastonbury.  If you live in the UK or Ireland you can order directly from nails inc via their website.  Illamasqua polish is also available through Sephora for $14. You can also purchase through their website and they do ship internationally.

macro shot
Isn't glastonbury the perfect Mardi Gras polish?  I just love it such gorgeous colors!  Not to mention the name rocks too! I hope you have enjoyed my Mardi Gras post.  Thanks for looking.

Becky xx

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Breakfast at Tiffany's Layering

As a lot of you know I am crazy for blue so it is fitting that I do a blue layering.  For this layering I decided to use Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter as my base with a My Blue Lacquer franken Space Lift. 

Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter and My Blue Lacquer Space Lift

I absolutely adore these kind of soft blues. So beautiful. This polish applies beautifully. I used two coats over  one coat of Cult Nails Get It On base coat.

Finger Paints Tiffanys Imposter

I then layered one coat of the My Blue Lacquer franken Space Lift over the Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter and follwed it with one coat of my trusty Seche Vite top coat.

My Blue Lacquer Space
Lift over Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter

My Blue Lacquer Space
Lift over Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter

Macro shot
Finger Paints are available at Sally's Beauty for $4.99($4.49 with Sally's Card), My Blue Lacquer frankens can be purchased through Beanie's blog at My Blue Lacquer for $5 for a full size or $2 for a mini size. What do you think?  I was really happy with how this combo came out.  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. I wore this one for a while since I am so addicted to blues.  Thanks for looking!

Becky xx

Monday, February 6, 2012

My First Lynderella

I have been lemming over Lynderella nail polish since I first discovered it. I finally got my grubby paws on one. Thanks to Leah Ann of Llarowe I got I Can Afford It. I love it. I almost skipped on it and I am so glad that I didn't.

Lynderella I Can Afford It and Illamasqua Elope
I decided that I would layering over the most awesome green of Illamasqua Elope which I picked up when I was in London this past October at the Illamasqua shop on Beak Street.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I will definitely be wearing again for St. Patrick's Day!

Swatch of Illamasqua Elope

Here is the final result of I Can Afford It over Elope. I loved this so much I didn't want to take it off.  I wore it for several days with no wear.

What do you think? Do you like it? Have you been able to snag any of the ever elusive Lynderella polishes? I was also able to get Snow Angel, Funny Money and All Hallow's Eve. I will be posting those soon.  Lynderella is available on Llarowe for $15 but you have to be quick when they are available because they sell out very quickly!  Currently they are sold out! :(  Illamasqua is available at Sephora for $14 but not all shades are carried. Illamasqua can also be purchased from the Illamasqua website for £13.50 where the full color range can be found.  Once again thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed it.

Becky xx

Monday, January 30, 2012

Unicorn Puke!!!

So here it is. Better late than never! I took these pictures a while ago and never uploaded them. As some of you know my life has been turned upside down and I am in the middle of a divorce. I haven't blogged in a while because i am in the middle of packing up a 15 year marriage and I am moving to North Carolina. I the mean time here is Unicorn Puke!!! 

Cult Nails Unicorn Puke and Illamasqua Boosh

I really have to hand it to Maria, Unicorn Puke is an incredible profusion of flakies in a purple base. Absolutely gorgeous!  Here it is layered over one of my favorite black creme polishes-Illamasqua Boosh. This is one coat of each over Cult Nails Get It On base coat.

My numbered bottle of Unicorn Puke. :)

Wow!!! Look at all those flakies!!! 

Since my husband didn't want to exchange Christmas gifts this past Christmas I gave myself the awesome gift of nail polish jewelry from the lovely and talented Tracey of Ginger Kitty Designs.  Here is the bracelet of black polish with Unicorn Puke/Clairvoyant layered over. I love it to death. My favorite bracelet I own.

I also ordered the ring in the same combo. I just love it.

Here I have the bracelet and ring on along with my matching manicure!

I recently saw a facebook post from Maria that said that Unicorn Puke/Clairvoyant may be a thing of the past since a key ingredient was no longer available. But hopefully they will find a replacement. I will keep you posted on that. Cult Nails polishes run $10 and are available here. Illamasqua polishes are available at Sephora for $14 and on their website for £13.50. Ginger Kitty Designs are sold on Etsy and can be ordered in a variety of colors and designs.  I hope you have enjoyed my delayed post. Sorry, I have been MIA for so long.  I will try to be a better blogger! :)


Becky xx

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Year's Eve NOTD

So my blogging resolution is not off to such a good start! Here is the NOTD I wore for New Year's Eve. I brought in the New Year with two very special colours to me.  a-england Galahad because it was a gift from the lovely Adina and Barry M because I bought it while in London this past October. I figured I couldn't be in London for New Year's Eve so I would wear London on my fingertips! Please excuse my ratty cuticles in these pictures.  I am wearing two coats of a-england Galahad with Barry M Blue Glitter sponged on the tips.

Barry M Blue Glitter and a-england Galahad bottles

Hope you had a great New Year's Eve and your New Year is getting off to a wonderful start! I am going to try and post more often this year (that is one of my resolutions) even if it is just a NOTD.  Did you do anything fun for New Year? Did you make any resolutions? Hope you have enjoyed my late post but better late than never. 

Becky xx

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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