Wet 'n Wild: Happy Hour Hop

I'm working through my untried polishes slowly. Happy Hour Hop from Wet 'n Wild was a limited edition Halloween color being sold at Walgreens. I first saw Happy Hour Hop on Be Happy and Buy Polish. It's such a pretty and unique color I had to have it.

Happy Hour Hop is even a little reminiscent of Zoya Daul. Though Daul has a deeper purple base. The base in Happy Hour Hop is a more vibrant purple, and there's more gold glass fleck throughout. This is two coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat. I love the wide brush on the Megalast polishes too. It's easy to work with.

I also tried it out with NYC Matte Me Crazy Topcoat
(Best matte topcoat I've used!)

As it turns out, 'Happy Hour Hop' is not as limited edition as you might think, *wink*. Wet 'n Wild released this same color in the past under the name 'Amethyst Rock'. And Spoiled which is a CVS exclusive brand, and owned by Wet 'n Wild has this exact shade in their permanent line under the name 'Are Mermaids Real?'. Being aware of that might help you track down this color better if you're looking to buy it.

I do apologize in advance if things have been a bit quiet around here. My husband and I came down with a head cold, that's been lingering for the past two weeks. We even had to postpone our Thanksgiving dinner, until maybe this coming week. I've got a whole folder of pretty nail polish photos to edit here and there for this blog, it's just slow going. :-\

I also was excited to learn I won the Rescue Beauty Lounge + Refinery 29 giveaway on Facebook a few weeks ago! They were giving away 25 sets of their new collaborative collection. I still haven't gotten to try any of these pretties out, but I keep admiring them in the bottle. I've always wanted to try Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polish. So look for swatches of these in a future blog post!

Don't forget to enter my current giveaway to win a $10 e-certificate to The Born Pretty Store. Giveaway ends Monday!

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ZOYA DREAM DEAL: Just add a bow & they’re ready to go!

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Philly Loves Lacquer: Coffee Shop Until You Drop Quartet

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Good morning! Today I have the 'Coffee Shop Until You Drop' quartet from Philly Loves Lacquer. This collection is comprised of four different colors, all holographic to varying degrees.

This set will be available early in the morning on November 28th through December 1st, as mini bottles only, for $18+SH. Beginning December 2nd, the price will go back up to $24 for the set, and then after the first of the year, they will be available individually in both mini and full size.

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Vaseline Vox Box, from Influenster!

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I recently received the Vaseline Vox Box from Influenster. And I thought, "What the Hey!", might as well write a blog post about it. :-p 

*Nails will be in a future post! Click below to read more!

Polish Me Silly: Winter Multi Chromes

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Polish Me Silly has some stunning multi chrome nail polishes. I was recently sent Obsession & Magenta Yenta from their upcoming Winter Collection. These new multi chromes, plus holo's, multi chrome flakies, and more will available during their huge release Thursday evening, at 5pm (PST)!

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Introducing... Ruby!

So last Thursday evening we brought a little girl rattie home, who we named Ruby. :)

She has a little mask because she's in mid coat change. I'm thinking she is Cinnamon. Her markings are Berkshire. We think she around 3 months old, not older than 4 months. She still has those translucent baby teeth.

More after the jump below! 

Strawberry Margarita Nails, & A Giveaway! [Closed]

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The Born Pretty Store was kind enough to send me some more nail art items to review. Today I will be reviewing 20 Pcs Mini Colorful Fresh Fruit: #7

I started with 3 coats of China Glaze Strawberry Fields, plus Seche Vite Topcoat. I stuck my Strawberry Fimo pieces on while the topcoat was still wet. My nail tips are Ellagee Crushed Garnet glitter. I think if I were to redo these, I would use a pink cream, and silver glitter to make them a little less busy, haha! :-p My prop drink is pink lemonade

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My new addiction: Bumblesoaps

*Please Note: Bumblesoaps will be closed until end of January 2015, due to the owner moving. 

I have a bad, bad addiction to bath productsLush, L'Occitane, Fortune Cookie Soap, Pig  & The Peacock, KB Shimmer, and now... Bumblesoaps! My cousin had raved to me how awesome the whipped soaps are from Bumblesoaps, and how great the customer service is. And, Jennifer from Peer Pressure Polish had also mentioned to me how awesome Bumblesoaps is. (Check her blog out, she has some Bumble reviews up too). I placed my first order a few weeks ago, (which *ahem* may have quickly been followed by a second order). 

Bumblesoaps, also stole my heart forever. They recently came out with the scent Hedonic Tonic(a dupe, if not a better dupe- for Polyjuice Potion from Fortune Cookie Soap. It's much sweeter and fruitier). I love this scent! The body butter is lightly scented, while the lotion bar is more concentrated.
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PolishM: Lady Liberty, & BPS Decals.

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*Note: Laquerlicious is now known as PolishM.

I picked up PolishM: Lady Liberty a few months ago, it is one of my untried nail polishes. Lady Liberty is a minty green (almost a Tiffany Blue), with gold glitter. I used 2 coats of Lady Liberty, plus Seche Vite topcoat for my manicure. Formula is great! And, the Born Pretty Store recently sent me some more nail art items to review, so today I will be reviewing the Rose Nail Water Decals: G103.

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Born Pretty Store Review, with Zoya Yuna & Rue.

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The Born Pretty Store was kind enough to send me some more nail art items to review! Today I will be reviewing the Happy Cat Pink Heart Pattern #K061, water decals.

I used two coats of Zoya Yuna and Rue, plus Seche Vite Topcoat. Once everything was dry I cut out the decals I was going to use and dipped them in water. These water decals sort of apply like temporary tattoos. 

The only thing that threw me off when applying is that the design is backwards. Usually you press the decal immediately onto your nail after dipping it in the water, but when I did that the cat was backwards it just looked completely white. So, what I had to do was dip the decal in water- slide it off onto one of my fingers to flip it around, and then place it on my nail. I patted it dry gently with a napkin, and applied more topcoat. They weren't hard to apply, it only took a few minutes, I think they turned out quite cute! :-) 

I think the little cat is adorable! :-)

Please use code: YDG10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order! (Coupon is not valid on items already marked on sale).
The other items I was sent to review, and will have on the blog soon are:

The Born Pretty Store has free worldwide shipping. They are based in Singapore, so it usually takes about 3-4 weeks to receive an order from them. I have ordered from them before, besides receiving items to review, and definitely recommend them for their cheap prices, and cute nail art selections.

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Review: @ZoyaNailPolish Wishes Collection

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I have the Zoya Wishes, Holiday 2014 collection for you tonight! 
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