Saturday, February 26, 2011

Icing Blackout ~ So Tasty

Whew! Just got done with a day of work, and stupidly, I wore sky-high heels all day. *Amputates feet* I picked up Icing Blackout awhile back and let me tell you this baby is scrumptious! I've decided my favorite polish so far. I used a BC and two coats of the black jelly base full of holo rainbow glitter. I did add ChG Fast Forward Top Coat then some heart and star stickers from Viva La Nails. We had company last weekend so I had to leave it on for 6 days, but I didn't mind. Now I'm going to spam it up.

First two are inside artificial light, third is in direct sunlight. Can you think of any other black holos than My Private Jet or Revvolution?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

~*300 Follower Giveaway*~

I was so excited to see my followers pass 300!! Thank you so much for reading my little blog, it's a great escape for me and a nice creative outlet. I wanted to do a giveaway for all of my followers. This is open internationally - please note it will be shipped the most price efficient way. All of these polishes are unopened and brand new. I've also purchased all of them with my own money.

What's included~
Sinful Colors Deep Blue Ocean (flakies)
Wet N' Wild Fast Dry in Blue Wants to be a Millionaire (light blue holo)
Hot Topic Silver/Holo Glitter
Sephora Hello Kitty in Minty
Princess Nail Shop Stickers
Sally Hansen Chevron Tip Guides


* Must be a Public Google Friend Connect Follower (New Followers Welcome)
* Leave a comment with your GFC follower name and an email address where I can reach you if you're the winner (Both above = 1 entry)
* "Like" Polish Freshie on Facebook and let me know your friend name (2 entries)
* Show me some love and blog about the giveaway or add it to your sidebar with a photo (2 entries)

Also, if your blog is dedicated solely to giveaways or looks like a spam site, I'm not going to count it. Entries will close at Midnight Mountain Standard Time on March 8, 2011. Once I announce the winner they have 48 hours to respond or I'll choose someone else. Thank you again lovelies! 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Recovery and Real V-Day Mani

I feel like I've not posted in so long! We had two sets of company stay with us this weekend, needless to say I'm ecstatic I have the day off to recover =D. This was my actual Valentine's mani, and I'm sorry to say it was a fail. I thought the layering of hearts would have been better defined, but the purple didn't show up very well and the coral didn't stamp too wonderfully.

I used a BC then three coats of Sally Hansen 10 day No Chip color in Lasting Lily. I then stamped the heart tip image from plate m56 with konad special pastel purple, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Snappy Sorbet and konad special baby blue. When I used China Glaze Fast Forward, it bled pretty bad. At least my babe surprised me with a gorgeous purple Swarovski cocktail ring that I had been drooling over after Christmas.  

Did you get any special surprises for the day?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy V-Day & the Bun's B-Day!

I wanted to wish my sweet little marshmallow of a bunny, Aspen, a Happy 7th Birthday! I think it's so cute that she was born on Valentine's Day! 

I took the day off and my honey and I went and saw Just Go With It, I definitely laughed out loud more than once. Then we spent the afternoon cooking, fondue, salad, spaghetti YUM and ouch (I'm so full). Did you have a good day? After I saw My Simple Little Pleasures heart drag marble I knew I had to give it a shot. This wasn't my actual Valentine's mani, but I'll share that in the next day or so. 

Horrific fail, but I think it's because I used fast dry polish so I'll have to do this one again. I used a BC and three coats of Wet N' Wild's Hannah Pinktana then added dots of China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le. I drug the dots with a toothpick and it looked nothing like the original =(. I topped it off with a coat of Fast Forward. At least the sun was out a day or two so the holo was enough to make me happy. Wishing you a sweet day whether you're married, single or somewhere in between!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pink Gradient V-Day Mani

Happy Saturday chicas! So I've been doing Valentine's manis all the way up until Monday. This second one is one of my favorite manis EVER! I considered entering this one into Konad Addicts contest but the honey said the red one felt more V- Day. For this I used a BC then sponged on Wet N' Wild's Tickled Pink in layers concentrating at the tips. I then used one thick coat of an OLD pink jelly based Bath and Body Works glitter. Last I stamped the heart image from plate m73 with konad hot pink polish, then the cute flower and heart image from plate B87 in special white. The final touch were pink rhinestones on my index fingers and a coat of ChG Fast Forward. Pure love!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Entry ~ Please Vote!

Hi all! Did everyone enjoy the Superbowl? I thought the commercials were less than impressive, but who can afford $2-$6million these days? I'm glad Greenbay won, sorry if you disagree =D. So I entered Konad Addict's Valentine's day contest thinking I had a chance. All I can say is WOW the competition is pretty stiff. All of the entrants turned in amazing manicures, so if you would be amazing enough to vote for me (#18) I'd really appreciate it!!

I used a BC and three coats of T.B.N. Frosty Red. This is a nice red jelly with various tones of shimmer in it. I really liked this red on my nails! I tried to stamp the lacy image from plate m62 in Wet N' Wild's Tickled Pink, but it was too thin so I used Sinful's Beautiful Girl. I then used special white polish for the cupid image on plate m34. Lastly I placed the hearts from Nicole by OPI's Love Your Life and sealed it all with China Glaze Fast Forward TC. I plan on having Valentine's themed manis through the holiday. Are you doing a V-Day mani?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Massive Hauly

So I haven't shared a delish haul in at least a month, get ready to see some major goodies! I've decided you are definitely considered for Nail Addicts Anonymous as soon as you have way more untried polishes than tries in your stash, agreed?

 LA Splash Nail art glitter in Onyz, Sephora Hello Kitty Bubble Gum, Minty and LA Splash glitter in Princess

 Wet N' Wild Party of Five Glitters, Hannah Pinktana, Blue Wants to be a Millionaire and Tickled Pink

 Hot Topic No Name glitter, no name purple/silver duochrome, Sally Hansen Loyal Lavender, Pure Ice Dreamy and Heart Breaker

 OPI by Katy Perry Teenage Dream, Last Friday Night, Not Like the Movies and ULTA Bombshell

 China Glaze Anchors Away Sand and Sea Pack

China Glaze Anchors Away Knotty Nauticals.

Do you have any of these? Obviously a sucker for any new collections ;). I just can't hide myself from the hype.