Sally Hansen Sweetie Pie

Hey everyone!

I'm so sorry for not posting much last week! Last Wednesday, I worked a ten hour day, and then it was Thanksgiving, and then my sister and I spent the majority of the weekend getting ready for Christmas. On Friday, we went out and bought our Christmas tree and took down our Harry Potter living room so we could put up all of our Christmas decorations. (Yes, I do indeed have a Harry Potter themed living room) We got everything all set up, and it looks so pretty!

Anyway, tonight I have some swatches of Sally Hansen's Sweetie Pie from the Diamond Strength line. Sweetie Pie is a bubble gum pink creme. As I mentioned in a previous post, Sally Hansen changed the formula for their diamond strength polishes. In the past, I really haven't been that big of a fan of these polishes, but I was really impressed with this one. I tend to not believe companies when they say that their product is "new and improved," but maybe they actually did make some changes. This polish went on really smooth, and was completely opaque in two coats. I purchased this at Walmart for $4.





Also, I hit 200 followers last week! I'm so excited to have hit this milestone so soon, and in celebration, I will be posting a giveaway tomorrow. Make sure you keep an eye out for that post!

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Can you do me a favor?

Hey everyone!

So, I have a huge favor to ask you all...

Could you guys please check out my Aunt's new blog, Creative Possibilities? My Aunt has been stamping for 12 years now, and she makes really awesome cards and crafts. She's been posting some really cute stuff almost every day since she started blogging. As of right now, her only followers are my sister and I, and I know it would be really encouraging to her if she were to have other people reading her posts that weren't just family.

Here's an example of some of the stuff she does:

It's a slip cover for a box of kleenex. Super cute!

Thanks so much for all of the support!!!

Sally Hansen Wedding Crasher

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I hope you've all had a great Monday so far! The other day, I was out shopping with my sister, and saw that the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength line had a bunch of new polishes out and was advertising that the polish had a new formula. If you've read some of my older posts, you would know that I'm not really a fan of the diamond strength polishes, because I just think their formula stinks. The polishes are now being sold in cuter bottles than what they used to be, and I was curious to see if the formula really is better than before, so I decided to get some. I bought two of them myself, and then my sister bought me three that she will be giving to me for my birthday in about a month. The two that I purchased are Wedding Crasher and Sweetie Pie.

Tonight, I have some swatches of Wedding Crasher to show you all. Wedding Crasher is a magenta jelly with small, light pink hexagon glitter. I had absolutely no problems with this polish's formula, but then again, I kind of feel like it's kind of hard to mess up a glitter polish. Sweetie Pie is a creme, so that one will be a true test to see if the diamond strength polishes are any better. I used 3 coats.




Deer Hunting Nails

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I hope you've all been having a great weekend so far! Where I live it's opening weekend for deer hunting, and for some reason, I was inspired to do deer hunting nails. I've never been hunting in my life, and never plan on going, but I have memories of my dad and grandpa going every November when I was a kid. I remember always sitting at home that whole weekend hoping that they wouldn't actually kill a deer, because that would mean we would have a ton of venison all over our freezer for months. Ew.

To do these nails, I used Sally Hansen's Sun Kissed from the Xtreme Wear line, Essie's Little Brown Dress, and BM-214. The deer was so hard to stamp! I had a really hard time getting the legs and antlers to transfer from the plate to the stamp, and then once I did get them to work, they kind of smeared on the nails. I think I would have had an easier time if I had a thicker brown polish to use, but of all of the brown polishes I own, this Essie polish worked the best. Anyway, here are some pictures:





Sally Hansen Wined Up

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Happy Friday! Does anybody have any exciting plans for the weekend? My only plans this weekend are to clean, work, and go to church. Not very exciting, but hopefully these next few days will be productive.

Today, I have some swatches of Sally Hansen's Wined Up from the Insta-Dri line to show you all. Wined Up is a dark burgundy color with a slight shimmer to it. This polish is so pretty! This is actually one of the polishes I used in my Harry Potter nails that I posted last week. If you missed that post, you can view it here.

This polish went on great, and was fully opaque in two coats. The Insta-Dri polishes all have a really wide brush, which made application super easy.






If you're interested in purchasing this polish, it's available on Amazon:

Nails Inc Fenchurch Street

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I hope you all had a fabulous Wednesday! Tonight, I have some swatches of Nails Inc's Fenchurch Street to show you all. Fenchurch Street is an orange caramel, yam looking color. This color is pretty unique, and to be honest, I can't decide if I like it or not. The formula for this one was great. It went on really smooth, and was completely opaque in two coats.





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China Glaze Wagon Trail

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I'm so sorry for missing my Saturday post this past week! Last Thursday, one of the kids that I nanny got the stomach flu, so of course I ended up getting it too. My whole weekend was spent throwing up and sleeping...definitely not fun.

Tonight, I have some swatches of China Glaze's Wagon Trail to show you all. Wagon Trail is a dark olive green with a gold shimmer to it. This polish tends to change colors depending on what type of lighting you're in, and can sometimes look dark brown or even black. The formula for this one was really great, and I had no problems at all. This was really opaque, and I probably could have gotten away with just using one coat, but I used two anyway.




Also, I'm trying using large sized pictures today instead of medium. Do you guys like these better?

If you're interested in picking up this polish, you can get it on Amazon. Here's the link:

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Harry Potter nails: Lightning bolt tips

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Happy Friday! It's kind of a sad day for me, since the final Harry Potter film was released on dvd today. So, in celebration of the boy who lived, I decided to do some Harry Potter inspired nails. I've seen people do lightning bolt tips before using Gryffindor colors, so I thought I would give it a try myself.

To create these nails, I used Sally Hansen's Wined Up from the Insta-Dri line and Orly's The Ritz. Here are some pictures:









      "'Tell me one last thing,' said Harry. 'Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?'

      Dumbledore beamed at him, and his voice sounded loud and strong in Harry's ears even though the bright mist was descending again, obscuring his figure.

       'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?'"

Sally Hansen Gray Area

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Now that my giveaway's over, I just wanted to say welcome to all of my new followers! When someone follows me, I usually like to follow them back, because I just kind of feel like that's the polite thing to do. Since I was getting so many new followers so quickly, I didn't really have a chance to do this. So, if you're one of my new followers and you want me to check out your blog, just leave a comment on this post, and I'll be sure to do so!

Anyway, tonight I have some swatches of Sally Hansen's Gray Area from the Xtreme Wear line to show you all. Gray Area is a dark gray creme that has a slight hint of purple to it. Like all of the other Xtreme Wear polishes that I've tried, the formula for this one was perfect. I purchased this at Target for about $2.50. I used two coats.









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China Glaze Brownstone

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Tonight, I have some swatches of China Glaze's Brownstone to show you all! Brownstone is a rustic red/brown creme. I actually purchased this polish for my Mom when she asked me to find her an orange/brown fall color. I had no idea what color she was even trying to describe, and was relieved when I found this polish when I was out shopping.

The formula for this one was pretty good. It went on really smooth, and I only ended up needing two coats. Brownstone is from China Glaze's Metro Collection.




If you're interested in purchasing this polish, it's available on Amazon. Here's the link! :)



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Misa Office Polish-tics

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I hope you've all been having a great week so far! I can't believe we're already half way through the week. I'm just finally getting over being sick, so today was actually the first day this week I was able to get out of the house. I'm sure that's why I feel like this week has been flying by.

Tonight, I have some swatches of Misa's Office Polish-tics to show you all. Office Polish-tics is from Misa's 9-5 collection, and is a deep blue/gray cream. I think this color is really pretty, and this is definitely a nice conservative color that I can feel comfortable wearing to work. The formula for this was great. It went on really smooth and only needed two coats.







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