eBay Sale!

I've listed some things for auction on eBay again. As you guys knows I'm seasonal at my job, (same job for the past 12 years), and this year we were furloughed the last week of June. My unemployment runs out end of December, and I won't be called back to work until January. Sooo... I've decided to list some things on eBay to make a few bucks.

There's a bunch of hoodies from Ed Hardy, Victoria's Secret, Old Navy, Candies. Lot's of different sizes: Small, Large, and XL. Shoes from Timberland and Easy Spirit. (Sizes: 6M, 7M). Two military cadet caps, and an LL Bean Tote bag.

All auctions are USA Only, No APO, FPO, P.O. Box. Paypal Only.
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Press Release: Zoya Wishes, Holiday 2014

Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!

· ZP766 - NORI: Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity.

· ZP767 - THEA: Deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.

· ZP768 - IMOGEN: Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!

· ZP769 - PRIM: Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.

· ZP770 - HAVEN: True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance.

· ZP771 - WILLA: Full-coverage, onyx black cream.

* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required.


$9 (US) Standard Colors
$10 (US)  - PixieDust Colors

Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com 

*BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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Butterfly Wings with OPI & Fairy Dust

We interrupt our regular programming of Fall and Halloween nail polish to bring you... butterfly nails! :-p

I had some eBay bucks recently, so I decided to pick up three OPI colors I've always wanted to add to my collection. Can't Find My Czechbook (I had a mini bottle of this before)Do You Lilac It?, and Vant To Bite My Neck?

I thought these colors would make a really pretty gradient together, and I was right! :) I topped it off with China Glaze Fairy Dust. I stamped the butterfly wings with Bundle Monster BM-424, Konad Black, and Seche Vite Topcoat.

I recently picked up 5 stamp plates from Bundle Monster, and I'm pleased with how the images transfer, how cheap they are, and how quickly they ship. (I got my order within 4 days). I just placed my 2nd order a few days ago.

Also, during Winstonia Store's Columbus Day sale I picked up their new 'Blue Envy' stamp plate organizer. It fits my Winstonia round plates, Konad, and Bundle Monster plates perfectly. I also love the little mesh pocket on the inside cover, so I can store my other miscellaneous plates that don't fit. My Born Pretty Store plates didn't fit, but I just decided I would slit the very last page to make them fit, since they are just a tiny bit larger.

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KB Shimmer: Leaf of Faith

I saw KB Shimmer's Leaf of Faith on The Mercurial Magpies blog, and immediately needed it. :-p It's a gorgeous deep red cranberry jelly polish filled with red, gold, orange, and holographic glitters. It looks like fall in a bottle!

This is is three coats, plus two coats of KB Shimmer Clearly on Top to smooth everything out. (I still think Seche Vite dries a bit faster, than Clearly on Top, but they are both great topcoats).

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Glitter Lambs: Pumpkin Fall Collection

✯ PR Sample ✯

It's my favorite time of the year! Pumpkin Everything! Whoo! And Glitter Lambs has an awesome Pumpkin Fall Collection out right now. Four sparkly glitter bombs: Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cupcake

Click below to see more!

Zoya: Matte Velvets Re-Release.

✯ PR Sample ✯

Today I have the Zoya Matte Velvet's. This is re-release of the same collection from a few years ago. The only one I tracked down on eBay a few months ago was Savita, so I'm really happy I get the chance to try all of them out this time around.

Please click below to read more!

Emily de Molly- Tread Lightly

Cait from Polish Hound is an enabler. :-p Because as soon as I saw her post about Emily de Molly, Tread Lightly. I had to go hunting online for it. None of the U.S. stockists had it. (Emily de Molly doesn't ship directly to the USA). I took a chance and ordered it from Mei Mei Signatures for the first time. They are located in Singapore, but it only took 2 weeks to receive my order.

This is 2 coats, plus Seche Vite Topcoat. I did a thin coat of polish, then I did a thicker coat, dabbed on a few of the bigger circles, and topped it off with topcoat. These sort of glitter polishes require a topcoat, or else you will end up with a very bumpy mess. (I probably should have paid better attention to the tips of my nails when applying this, it wasn't smooth enough, and I had some shrinkage with the Seche Vite.)

And here it is with NYC Matte Me Crazy Topcoat. (Always use regular topcoat, before the matte topcoat, so the polish will have a smooth finish).

As always, Emily de Molly hits it out of the ballpark! I absolutely adore her nail polishes. I'm also lucky enough to own Cosmic Forces, and Oceanic Forces.

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LynB Designs: Wish Granting Factory.

*I used a blogger discount to purchase.

Wish Granting Factory is from LynB Desgins new 'The Fault in our Stars' Collection. (If you haven't read the book, you need to read it!)

This color is so fall appropriate, I love it! It has a mauve wine colored base, with gold shimmer, and holographic gold glitter. (For some reason it also reminds me of a peanut butter & jelly sandwich haha! I think Painted Nubbs said the same thing when she reviewed it.) Formula has a nice consistency, not runny at all. Two coats and opaque. I used KB Shimmer Clearly on Top, fast dry topcoat. Would really love to do some fall stamping over this color sometime. (I just ordered some holiday stamping plates from Bundle Monster!)

(Just realized, this color is sort of similar to Zoya Faye. But much sparklier!)
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Zoya Swatches & Giveaway! [OVER]

A funny thing happened when I placed my most recent Zoya order for Zara, Godiva, and Ling. I ended up getting a duplicate package in the mail a week later. I contacted Zoya about the issue because I didn't want to accidentally get charged twice for two orders. They were super nice about it, and told me I could keep the extra polishes. But... since I already own these colors, I wanted to instead share Zoya's kindness with my readers! 

Use this giveaway image on Instagram, see Rafflecopter form for more info.

Click below to read more, and enter the giveaway!

Chaos & Crocodiles: Secret Agent Coll. + Operation Vegas

Whoo hoo! I have been wanting this collection for so so long. The last time there was a restock, I sat with the page ready until the store went live- refreshed- add to cart... sold out... WTF? I was pissed! (Okay, there may have also been some crying involved, lol!) So, I am very glad Sarey from Chaos & Crocodiles decided to do a pre-order instead, because of the demand. This was my splurge to myself- belated birthday gift. I pre-ordered this at the end of August.

I ordered the 'Secret Agent Collection', and 
the limited edition 'Operation Vegas'.
Please click below to see more. Very picture heavy post!

Press Release: Zoya Matte Velvets

✯ Press Release ✯


All of the color, none of the shine! Meet your perfect matte with MATTE VELVET, Zoya’s exclusive shine-free formula. Choose from six best-selling matte nail polish shades with a luxurious crushed velvet finish and subtle shimmer.

Right on trend, these exclusive shades are being reintroduced for a limited time only!

ZP499 - DOVIMA: Shimmering Black MatteVelvet*.
ZP500 - POSH: Shimmering Crimson MatteVelvet*.
ZP505 - HARLOW: Shimmering Wine MatteVelvet*.
ZP504 - SAVITA: Shimmering Plum MatteVelvet*.
ZP506 - VERUSCHKA: Shimmering Evergreen MatteVelvet*.
ZP498 - LOREDANA: Shimmering Gunmetal Gray MatteVelvet*.

*MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear.

$9 (US) Zoya MATTEVELVET* colors are available exclusively on Zoya.com and in ULTA beauty stores (ask for them). 
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