Moon Sugar Decals Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY ENDED ON Feb 9 2014.  Congrats to the winner- Reina!

My blog just recently hit 100,000 page views so I’d like to do something fun for my readers!  How would you like to win a $20 gift certificate at moonsugardecals.com?  Yay for waterslide decals!  Yay for giveaways!  My giveaway is open internationally until Feb 9th, 2014 and the lucky winner will get an online gift cert to spend on some awesome new waterslide decals, courtesy of Moon Sugar Decals!!

Here’s the link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure to enter at the link above (you can tweet daily for extra chances to win), but don’t stop reading here!  Keep scrolling to see me wearing some moon sugar decals!

decals giveaway

Moon Sugar recently added some new decals to their repertoire.  They’ve got new sheets of sugar skulls, stars, gems and even some hearts & cupids for valentines day.  Their new sheets have an assortment of decals on them so you won’t end up with too many of any one design.  Check out the new sheets here: moon sugar home.  They recently sent me some of their Star Nail Decals Assortment as a sample so let’s see what they look like in action!

craftynail decals moon sugar stars star decals

Aren’t they cute??  I especially love how my thumb came out!

Good luck in my giveaway!  The winner will get an online coupon code that they can use to purchase their pick of decals from the online shop here.  MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!!  I’d love for you to win so you can try out these sweet decals too!

Stay tuned, since tomorrow I will post another manicure using a different style decal from Moon Sugar.  See you then!

♥ UPDATE!  ♥ If you place an order on moonsugardecals.com make sure to use my crafty coupon code 20OFFCN to save 20% off your order!  Code 20OFFCN is good til Feb 21, 2014. 

Enchanted Polish

enchanted polish

A few weeks ago I got my first ever bottles of Enchanted Polish (from nailpolishcanada).  They’re both duochromes.  One is a holo called The Youth (I didn’t know holo duochromes even existed until now!) and a glitter called Hello New York.  I’ve swatched both and also did some gradient nail art with each.  Behold!

THE YOUTH-

The Youth is a light green holo that shifts between mint green, icy blue and sometimes even purple.  Shown here is one base coat, three coats of The Youth, and seche vite topcoat.  It’s gorgeous!

the youth swatch theyouth enchanted

Here’s The Youth‘s duochrome effects…

the youth duochrome

How about some simple nail art with this?  Here’s The Youth with some black China Glaze sponged onto the tips.  The results are a stunning black & holo gradient!

black gradient The Youth enchanted holo polish gradient

HELLO NEW YORK-

Hello New York is a glitter!  It’s so glam and absolutely shines of gold and green!  I think it’s meant to be a glitter topper but I had to try it on it’s own.  Below is one coat of Essence peel-off base coat, 4 coats of Hello New York and one coat of seche vite topcoat…..

hello new york hello new york enchanted polish

Sometimes it’s yellow and sometimes it’s green.  Here’s two different views of it…

hello new york duochrome

Hello New York looks so hot layered over black too!  Check out my simple glitter gradient…

gold gradient hello new york black and gold gradient

The formula was great on these…I definitely want more Enchanted Polish!  They’re so full of special effects!  Like WOW!  But I heard Enchanted is hard to get your hands on and it sells out quickly.

What do you think of this brand?

AVON Brushed Metals

I got this polish from my AVON lady in December’13 on sale for $3.99.  It’s from the 2013 Brushed Metals collection and they don’t sell them on their website anymore.   But you never know…AVON may still have a few bottles kicking around so if you see them in the Outlet brochure you should snag this one up!  Because check it out…

burnished copper

The other colors in the collection look like textured pastels.  I may have grabbed the best one!  This one looks gold but AVON calls it Burnished Copper.   I love this color!  This is one coat.  Yup, ONE COAT!  I topcoated it and it’s almost smooth.  A little bumpy but I wouldn’t consider it a textured polish.  Isn’t it glimmery and gorgeous?

My Stripes for Golden Oldies Thursdays

This is my first entry in one of The Crumpet‘s nail challenges! This one’s called Golden Oldies Thursdays and the theme for this week is STRIPES. For my manicure I used some very old polishes to stick true to the rules. In fact, I really went for the gusto and used one verrrrry old polish!pink striped french mani

My white tips were painted with Sally Hansen Teflon Tuff polish called French White Tips.  I don’t know how old it is, but I would guess about 20 yrs old? Wow, right? My magenta stripes were made with a Stripe Rite striper that I bought at Sally’s when I first started dabbling in nail art.  So I’d say that it’s probably 4 yrs old. Funny thing…. I never use my stripers anymore! Why, I have no idea! Then I outlined the stripes with a black nail art pen and stamped a little floral konad design on my accent nails.  This M4 KONAD plate was the verrrry first stamping plate that I bought a few yrs ago, so it’s perfect to use for this Golden Oldies challenge! 🙂

I’m not excited about my nail art pen lines looking so sloppy though!  I think the pen sticks and drags on the surface of my polish and it always looks funny- like a kindergartener did them.  Oh well!  It is what it is.  The sloppiness gives it some panache, right?

striped french tips

If you’re wondering why my nailbeds look so pink, so am I!  I started using Duri Rejuvacote and I am halfway through my ten day trial!  Not sure why my nails are turning pink with it!  I will post all the results when my ten days is up.  I love before and after pics!!!

view the other girls’ GOT Stripes here:

Holo Feather Motif (inspired by pinterest) for #NAILLINKUP

I love the N.A.I.L. theme this week : INSPIRED BY PINTEREST!  I have over 1600 pins (most of which are nails) so I had no problem finding a nail art pin that inspired me.  When I pin pics I always think “Oooooh I love this nail art design,  I’m pinning it so I remember to try it later!”  But do I ever try it?  NO.  See, this is why I love this week’s theme!

I tried one manicure and it was an epic fail, but my second one came out great!  Let’s see….

holo feather

This handpainted feather motif was inspired by just1nail’s pin of her instagram pic posted here.  Something about her design really stood out to me!  I love how the opaque pastel feather stands out against the dark holo background!  So pretty and sorta retro. Thanks for the inspiration Paola!

zoya payton feather nails

I didn’t have the same polishes as Paola so I changed it up a bit. Here’s what I’m wearing…

♥ Duri Rejuvacote – one coat as my basecoat

♥ Zoya Payton – two coats as the maroon holo base color

♥ Wet n wild I Need a Refresh-Mint – blue accents painted with a skinny brush

♥ Seche Vite – topcoat

 

13 – 19 January – Inspired by Pinterest :

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Bobbie brand holo

I wore this polish the other day and received a lot of compliments on it! It’s called Mojito by a Filipino brand named Bobbie..

bobbie holoBobbie Mojito has a nice subtle rose-colored holo that looks so luxurious on the nail.  I really enjoyed wearing this polish… it felt kind of fancy for some reason.  Even my mom who only wears creams grabbed my hand for a close-up view and was like WHOA this is pretty! Mojito applied well and had a nice silky formula.   Shown here is 3 easy coats with one coat of seche on top.

bobbie mojito holo

After a day of wear I paired this manicure with some crackle-finish accent nails just for fun.  I love crackle polish and I’m sad that I don’t wear it enough.  I have a bunch of bottles of crackle and I’m gonna try to wear them more!  Show below is China Glaze Tarnished Gold on my ring fingers…

bobbie mojito

Have you ever heard of this brand Bobbie?   I have a few more that I can show you on the blog.  I got them in an awesome swap that I did with Rach, the Nailinator.  Bobbie brand is made in the Philippines and you can see more of their stuff on their website here: Bobbie Nail Care