Molly: Aug 2013 - March 2015.

My pretty little Molly girl passed Thursday morning. She had all the symptoms of a pituitary tumor. She would have good days, and bad days, but pituitary tumors are inoperable so eventually her health declined. :( She eventually couldn't eat with her hands because of the paralysis from the pituitary tumor, so we would have to feed her soft foods, baby food, ensure, yogurt.

We brought Molly home in August 2013. She was the sweetest little rat ever. Molly loved to give kisses constantly, she was very affectionate, and curious. I loved her white blaze marking. Her left ear was missing the tip when we brought her home, but it gave her a cute quirky look. Molly even got her time in the spotlight on my friend Kirby's, blog; The Mercurial Magpie: Fairy Dust All The Things. RIP Molly...

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Zoya Delight: Butterfly Gradient

✯ PR Samples Mentioned ✯

I've seen some really amazing nail art with the Zoya Delight collection lately, (See: Polish Hound, Painted Nubbs, and Manna's Manis!) And I wanted to try my hand at some as well.

I decided to do a gradient with the Zoya Delight Collection (press sample). I started with a a base of OPI Alpine Snow, and then sponged on Zoya Lillian, Leslie, and Eden. China Glaze Fairy Dust was applied, before using the butterfly water decals (XF1438) I was sent by the Born Pretty Store, and I dotted on Zoya Tomoko with the nail art brush BPS also sent me. I used Seche Vite topcoat.

The water decals are very easy to work with. You cut out the decals you want to use, then fill a bowl or cup with lukewarm water. For me, I hold the decal with my thumb & index finger in the water- you will start to feel the decal slide off onto your finger when it's ready. Then I flip it around and place on my nail. Don't be afraid of ruining the decal, they aren't that delicate- so it's easy to maneuver them. Once the decal is placed on my nail, I dab the excess water off with a napkin or tissue before top coating.

The rhinestone nail art brush is surprisingly well made. It's got some heft to it when you hold it in your hand. The rhinestones in the handle are purely for decoration. I like that it comes with a lid to protect your brush. The brush itself has a very fine tip. 

Please use code: YDG10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order! 
(Coupon code is not valid on sale items).

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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✯ Press Release ✯

I have a press release for you this evening, and I'll be sharing a few of these new shades on the blog soon.


Catch Spring Fever! Bid farewell to the winter blues!! It's time for rebirth, rejuvenation and freshness this spring.  Catch a little spring fever for Spring 2015 with SinfulColors.  Bust out of your winter nail rut with a comprehensive collection of 24 bold, vibrant and unexpected shots of color that capture three major nails trends of the season.  Traditional, soft pastels get an invigorating update with creamy shimmer and glitter. Mood boosting zesty oranges, bright yellows and greens invoke an energizing palette of citrus-inspired colors guaranteed to invigorate your spring awakening.  And calm blues, purples and teals are enhanced with iridescent toppers that make for a decorative and decadent take on classic shades.

Create your freshest mani ever with these 24 daring and exciting pigments for Spring 2015 from SinfulColors:

Cloud 9: Perfect orange                                         
Cream Pink: Bubble gum pink
Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red                
Feel The Vibe: A bright splash of juicy orange
Gold Medal: The perfect metallic gold             
Innocent: Green apple
Let's Meet: Luxe lemon yellow                               
Let's Talk: Royal purple
Nail Junkie: Sparkle-infused aqua                         
Navy I Do: True navy blue
Sail La Vie: Cerulean sea blue                               
Savage: A matte turquoise that pops
Tempest: A subtly seductive purple                       
Thimbleberry: A crushing shade of coral
Why Not: A clear sky blue

Flight To See: Prismatic plum                              
Prized Plume: Iridescent peacock-feather blue
Sheer Flight: Bejeweled emerald

Horizon Shine: High-shine crimson red               
Ring The Belini: Metallic tangerine feather blue
Zest Of Times: Lustrous magenta 

Flower Power: Baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia
Petal Be The Day: Royal blue and purple confetti  
Standing Bloom Only: A creamy mango with magenta flecks 


$1.99 at Walgreens and other mass retailers for Spring 2015.

You can also find SinfulColors on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Review: Delight Collection, @ZoyaNailPolish

✯ PR Sample ✯

The Zoya Delight, Spring Collection consists of three cremes, and three shimmers. There's a mix of pastels and brights in this collection. They can be purchased individually or as a set on I have to say, these colors remind me of marshmallow Easter Peeps for some reason. :-p 

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7 Years!? Blogiversary Giveaway! [CLOSED]

March 17th this blogs turns 7 years old! Though I didn't really start blogging about nail polish until 2011, this little blog started way back on St. Patrick's Day in 2008; more as a lifestyle blog at first. A place to share my thoughts, travels, pets, photography, and long distance relationship, at the time. And it has grown and evolved over the years. :)

Anyhow, I wanted to throw a giveaway to celebrate. And there will be two prizes! 1 USA winner will receive a $25 giftcard to KB Shimmer, and 1 International winner will receive a $25 giftcard to Harlow & Co. Each prize is an electronic gift card, so it is required you have a valid active email address to enter, since that's where the gift cards will be sent. (Please make sure to read the giveaway terms and conditions at the end of this post, before you enter!)

Winners for the anniversary giveaway have been confirmed! Congrats to Lisa N. who won a $25 gift card to Harlow & Co., and congratulations to Sumeet S. who won a $25 gift card to KBShimmer Bath and Body!

Please enter on the Rafflecopter form below, or click here if you cannot see it.
Terms and Conditions: Giveaway ends March 17th, 2015 at 12:00 am ESTYou must be 18 or older to enter. Prizes purchased by: I have the right to request proof of age if it seems appropriate. All entries will be verified. No following and unfollowing once the giveaway ends. There will be 2 winners chosen. 1 USA winner, and 1 International winner. Winner(s) will be selected by and notified by email. Winner has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. I may choose a new winner at my discretion for any reasonNo giveaway only accounts. I am not liable for lost or damaged packages after you have redeemed your gift certificate. KB Shimmer, Harlow & Co, Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin’, and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. Any personal information provided will be used only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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PolishM: Warm Sugar Cookies

*Note: PolishM was formerly known as Laquerlicious.

Warm Sugar Cookies was a limited holiday color from PolishM. The color was so popular, she brought it back to her shop, which made my day since I missed when it was originally available around the holidays.

Warm Sugar Cookies is a nude pink polish with pink & gold micro flakes, and pink & gold micro glitter. I applied two thin coats. The formula is gritty when it dries, you need a thick topcoat so it won't be bumpy. I did two thin coats of Gelous, and then 1 coat of Seche Vite. Isn't it just gorgeous? I love it! 

I decided to do an accent nail with my favorite rose decals from the Born Pretty Store. (You can read the review on the decals, and another PolishM manicure I did here).

Here's Warm Sugar Cookies with a matte topcoat:

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Born Pretty Store: Chameleon Holo # 217

✯ PR Sample ✯

The Born Pretty Store recently sent me some more products to review. Today I have one of their new multi chrome chameleon polishes. I was sent color number #217. (I'm not sure why the bottle says 'holo', this is definitely not a holographic polish).

All of the their chameleon polishes, require that you start with a base of black nail polish. I did two coats of Born Pretty Store #217, over a base of Dance Legend No. 315. The formula is sheer, but two coats over black and you are ready to go. It's very color shifty, depending on the angle of your hands, you'll see: Blue, Purple, Pink. 

The only con for me is the size and the price. The bottle is only 0.2 oz, (compared to a normal full sized 0.5 oz nail polish), and it retails for $12.88, which I think is a bit high considering the bottle is mini sized. It's a pretty polish, but I would not pay full price for it. There are many other multi chrome nail polishes out there to choose from that don't cost quite as much.

Please use code: YDG10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order! 
(Coupon code is not valid on sale items).

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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Have a Happy Valentines Day!

I hope everyone has a Happy Valentines Day! I used Zoya Ariana, and Alix for this look. Konad white, and Winstonia Store plate W102, Bundlemonster BM-411.

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Valentine Favorites from Painted Sabotage

✯ PR Sample ✯

Today I have some Valentine-esque shades that Painted Sabotage sent me, to share with all of you. Just a heads up, my nails may look a little different, because I transitioned to round nails, this past weekend. Now, I just have to grow out my little round nubs a bit. :-p

Hate Tank: burgandy jelly base, with red glitter, black shreds, and black glitter hearts. This polish dries bumpy, so you need a thick topcoat to smooth everything out. I used two thin coats of Gelous, and 1 coat of Seche Vite. The black heart glitters were plentiful throughout the polish. I did two thin coats, and then placed some extra black hearts before using my topcoat(s).

With matte topcoat:

Poison Berry: is the perfect berry red holographic polish. This is two coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat. I stamped with Konad white, and Bundle Monster Plate BM-411.

Happy Hearts & Hooves Day: a lovely soft pink with gold, and rose gold glitters. This is three coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat.

With matte topcoat:

Painted Sabotage polishes are 3-free. No Dibutyl Phthalate, No Formaldehyde and No Toluene. Cruelty Free.

You can also find Painted Sabotage on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Zoya Tove, with @BornPrettyStore BP-24

✯ PR Samples Mentioned ✯

I decided to do a little stamping with Zoya Tove (press sample), from the new Naturel Satins Collection. I started with two coats of Zoya Tove. After it was dry, I stamped with Konad White, and Born Pretty Store plate BP-24, which I purchased in December. No topcoat. I love how these turned out!
Please use code: YDG10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order! 
(Coupon code is not valid on sale items).

To see my review on the Zoya Naturel Satins Collection, click here! 
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Naturel Satins Collection from @ZoyaNailPolish

✯ PR Sample ✯

The Naturel Satins Collection is made up of 6 soft neutral shades. The finish is new to Zoya. The Satin finish dries with a soft semi-matte look. They are available for purchase on, individually, or as a set.

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