Thursday, December 29, 2011

Great Silver for stamping

 I found an awesome Silver polish for stamping, This is Wet N wild Black Creme as a base and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep stamped on.  It shows up very well and looks really awesome!  This stamp is Konad M73.

What do you think?

XOX Caitlin

Everything you need to know about Red Angel Plates

OK, so there is alot of hype about Red Angel plates from a company called JMGlobal.  These stamping plates have some unique images that are really neat, and for a total cost of $16 with shipping I really wanted to try them myself. Because I was new at stamping, I thought it was a good deal for the money.

*note* When i ordered them they were 11.99 and 3.99 shipping. now they are 12.99 and 3.99 shipping, which is still a great deal for these image plates.

To see the full images and purchase them go to the amazon site here >

The first VERY IMPORTANT fact: these image plates are VERY SHARP! They can cut you. handle them very carefully and just be wary of the fact that they are very sharp.

Second thing: the Fairies do not have wings.  In the original picture on the Amazon site the fairies had wings, but im guessing that a computer messed up and now the fairies do not have wings. here is a photo of my plates and as you can see only 1 of mine does have wings.  On the site now the photo reflects what my images look like - like naked dancing women.  I don't think this is a deal breaker, unless you were buying these plates just for the fairies, but there are so many other awesome images that It didn't matter to me.

Next:  The image plates are very thin.  and because of this they may be warped when stacked next to each other, like the photo below. In my opinion it does not affect the stamping. and depending how you store them it should not matter.

The images are all original in my opinion.  I think only one other plate is a dupe of another, but This is the only full set I own, so I can't comment on that.

The Red Angel plates and Konad plates have similar image size, although a few of the images do look a little smaller than Konad.

Alot of this information has been discovered through discussions in PAA and a stamping group on Facebook, I just wanted to collect it all into one space.   :)

XOX Caitlin

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Color Club Holographic!

These are the 3 Color Club Holographic polishes I own. I wanted to show the holographic goodness of these polishes for anyone who was debating whether or not they are worth it.  You can find them at the Bed Bath and Beyond stores that have the Harmon Face Values beauty center in them. You can find them on their site because they have a Health and Beauty sign next to them on the site.

Color Club Love Em Leave Em

 Color Club Fashion Addict

Color Club Revvvolution

XOX Caitlin

Checkout Swatches and Whatnot!

I don't normally post about giveaways, but I just discovered this blog, and I think Lisa deserves some love and followers!!

She also has a giveaway going on her blog, so be sure to check it out too!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sally's Clearance Haul!

Soooo this week at Sallys all of the Christmas Sets were on clearance.  For less that $4 a piece. of course I had to get them.   This is what all I got:

I got:
China Glaze Let It Snow Set:
         - Blue years Eve
         - SnowglobeChina Glaze Belle of the Ball Set:
         - Champagne Bubbles
         - Tinsel Town
China Glaze Holiday Spirits Set:
         - Dorothy Who?
         - Ruby Pumps
         - Frostbite
China Glaze Santa's Little Helpers:
         - Ring in the Red
         - Velvet Bow
         - Twinkle Lights
         - Holly-Day
Finger Paints Set:
        - Vintage Violet
        - Curator's Crimson
Orly Minis Candy Cane Set:
        - Androgynie
        - Oui
        - Ma Cherie
Finger Paints Sparkle Top Coat
Nail Polish Thinner(wasn't on sale, but I needed some.)

(also got the snowglobe, ornament, wine stopper and bag in the sets.)

And how much did I pay total you ask?  $17! They were all on clearance and I had a $10 off $20 coupon, so I got all of this stuff for waaaaaaay cheap! This was an awesome haul I must say!

XOX Caitlin

Monday, December 26, 2011

Color Club Revvvolution

This is another polish I got from Krissi!  It is the holographic version of Revvvolution.  It is the final released version of it, which is holographic.  There was a period where they had a bad batch I believe, but the one I got is not, it is holographic as you can see.

It is a Charcoal Grey linear holographic polish.

(ignore the lobster hands, i photographed these at night)

And one in the sun!

Do you own Revvvolution?

XOX Caitlin

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fashion Addict with a new Stamp!

I finally got my Red Angel Plates!! My awesome Sister Hannah got them for me for christmas!  Here is one of my manis with a really cool plate with a swirly flower print!

This is Color Club Fashion Addict with Red Angel 109. (used Wet N Wild Black Creme as stamping polish)

XOX Caitlin

Friday, December 23, 2011

Color Club Fashion Addict

 Color Club Fashion Addict. A cool holographic that comes to life in the sun. It is a pale lilac, with awesome holographic shimmer. This is one of the polishes I got from Krissi in my awesome swap! You can see the rainbows in this polish, which is why I love it so much. This is one of the 3 linear holographic polishes I own.

My camera can't even do this amazing polish justice.

XOX Caitlin

Do you own Fashion Addict?

Awesome Haul!

Yesterday was an AWESOME day of polish for me. I got the FingerPaint Flakies, a few Kleancolor Chunky Holos and my awesome nail mail that I posted earlier was waiting for me when I got home!

I have been so excited to get these FingerPaint Flakies ever since I saw them on PAA.  They are going to be released in January, but the amazing ladies at my Sally's let me get them early.  It was actually a process to getting them though, They didn't have them at my local store, so the awesome Sally's girl went to another one and signed them out for me and let me buy them. How awesome is that?!

The names are Flashy, Flecked, Motley, Asylum and Twisted.

Flashy is the orange/gold/green flakie (similar to Essie Shine of the Times, Nubar 2010, and Inglot 202)
Flecked is a blue/green flakie with hints of teal. (similar to Inglot 203)
Motley is a deep blue flakie. (similar to Inglot 204)
Asylum has orange/gold/green and deep blue flakies. (I think a dupe may be Deborah Lippman Edge of Glory?)
Twisted has amazing rainbow flakies. (it has been compared to Unicorn Puke and is similar to Ludrana Flocado Arcos-Iris.)

These babies come to life over black!! I absolutely love these.  In the photo they don't look different but they definitely are. I would say though, if you already have 2010 or Essie Shine of the Times, You don't necessarily need Flashy. I just wanted it because I love my SOTT so much I wanted a backup.

They retail for $4.99 with a Sally's card, $5.49 without.  I had a $10 off $20 coupon so I got all 5 of these babies for $16!

Up next I went to a local store calld $1 Fashion.(sounds kinda sketchy right?) just to see what they had, because sometimes stores like this have little hidden jems. I was so surprised when I found these Kleancolors in their stock! They had two small displays of Kleancolors, and Of them 4 were Chunky Holos. I am excited to try these out, although they STINK TO HIGH HEAVEN.  But for awesome nails, I think Im willing to sacrifice.

These are the 4 polishes I got, Chunky Holo Fuchsia, Chunky Holo Purple, Chunky Holo Candy, and Chunky Holo Clover. They were only $1.49 each, which is not bad.  I know there is one place that sells Kleancolor for .99 cents, but they didn't have any chunky holos when I looked.

These four polishes have holographic glitter that shifts color at different angles.

I have to make sure I put on a top coat on because the smell lingers for a while after you put it on.

XOX Caitlin

Have you gotten any recent awesome hauls?

My first Swap Mail!!

This is my first every swap mail!  My first ever swap was with Krissi who I met on PAA!(here is her blog.)  When I posted on PAA that I wanted more holographic polish, Krissi said that she had an extra Revvvolution that she would swap me, so I took her up on her offer! I sent her NYX Girls Polishes, and she sent me Revvvolution and Fashion Addict in return, and a few extra goodies!(even my first Funky Fingers polish!!!)

How awesome is this!!

I <3 everything from my first swap, and I am so excited to have my fist CC holos, and Funky Fingers polish too! I love everything!

Swatches to come. :)

XOX Caitlin

Monday, December 19, 2011

Top 10 Award!

A big thanks to Nory from Fierce Makeup and Nails for giving me this award! I am so excited to receive another award, and I LOVE your blog Nory! :)

Here are the Top 10 Award rules:

1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their blog.
2. Put the Top 10 award logo on your blog.
3. List your top 10 cosmetics/beauty/health.
4. Choose 10 bloggers to tag, link their blogs and let them know.

MY TOP 10:

Favorite Scent: Victoria's Secret Ravishing Love (found this after my other favorite Sweet Temptation was discontinued)

Cuticle Moisturizer: Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Hair Necessity: Suave Dry Shampoo - (Awesome for helping my hair last more than one day.)

Foundation: Bare Minerals

Makeup Remover Wipes: Neutrogena Remover Wipes

Base Coat: Seche Clear - helps keep my nails from staining

Top coat: Seche Vite - I swear by it!

Nail polish brand: Color Club

Lip Color: Clinique Black Honey

Shampoo: Sunsilk in the pink bottle. (It has been long discontinued. WHYYYYYYY??)

I hope you all are having a wonderful day! :)

XOX Caitlin

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Phantom of the Opera Nails!

Ok, so ALL of my friends know that Phantom of the Opera is my ALL TIME favorite movie. (even my sweet 16 was phantom themed, and my puppy is named Raoul.) And this past summer my awesome boyfriend took me to see it on Broadway! :)

Today I have Phantom of the Opera nails. I thought they were needed since I got my Konad M73 yesterday! I have been dreaming about this manicure ever since I first saw the plate, and it doesn't disappoint. :)

I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White as the base.
Wet N Wild Black Creme as the music stamp and the black accent for the mask.
LA Colors Red Striper for the red rose.
Color Club Perfect Mol-Ten as the stem and leaves of the rose.

I absolutely love this. :) I Don't want to take it off!

 XOX Caitlin

Bonus picture: Me before we went to see phantom!

Another Bonus Picture:  Me at my sweet 16 almost 4 years ago! lol.  Phantom themed party!

Another Bonus Picture: My puppy Raoul! (he's almost four!)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Stamping Plate M73

I would just like to say that my mom is also amazing. :)  She got me this awesome Konad plate, M73!  It is the one with musical notes on it and I am super excited to have this one now, because I have been dreaming about doing a Phantom of the Opera mani, and I am just so excited. :)

Here is the plate:

Here is my first time using the plate, How awesome is this? These are my sisters nails, because I wanted to use the new plate, and didn't want to take off my current polish, so she let me do it on hers. :)

I absolutely love this stamping plate, I don't think I can say that enough.

I used 2 coats of Sinful Colors Snow me White, and stamped on Wet N Wild Black Creme.  Then of course topped it off with Seche Vite.


XOX Caitlin

Do you stamp?  What is your favorite stamping plate?

Friday, December 16, 2011

The perfect White and Black

I found my perfect white and black. 

My perfect black is Wet N Wild Ebony Hates Chris which I have used as a base in many of my nail tutorials. It coats in one perfect coat. I absolutely love it. I don't think I have stated how much I love it before, but it is my go-to black. I didn't use it in this post though, I just wanted to share that it is my favorite black.

My new favorite white is a white that I picked up on clearance at Rite Aid for 99 cents and it has not let me down.  My new favorite white, and also the white I have for you in todays Mani is Sinful Colors Snow Me White.  It covers perfectly in two coats(although I need to buff my ridges out. Its that time again lol)

I have found an amazing black to stamp with, Wet N Wild Black Creme.  I had read on a few other blogs that it was good for stamping, and I wanted to try it out myself.  I used an intricate lace stamp design, which I wasn't able to pick up with other colors, to see if this black really was the real deal, and lo and behold IT IS.  Who knew that you didn't have buy an expensive black polish to stamp with when Black Creme is only 99 cents and is amazing?

I will go ahead and show you this really cool mani. Hope you enjoy!

So in this mani I used Sinful Colors Snow me White and Wet N Wild Black Creme as the stamp, with a stamping plate that I got from the set at Rite Aid.

XOX Caitlin

What are you favorite white and black polishes?

Christmas Argyle Print

Sooo I was in the Christmas mood yesterday, and I was excited to get my new Red Angel Plates, but I won't receive them until next week, so I used a stamp that I got in my set from Rite Aid.

I used an argyle print stamping plate, China Glaze Vertical Rush as the red base and Color Club Perfect Mol-Ten as the stamping polish.  I have found that the Color Club foils are the absolute best for stamping.

XOX Caitlin

Sephora 212 by Sephora by OPI

Sorry I have been gone for so long! I got out of school and came home, and have been resting.

Today I have Sephora 212 by Sephora by OPI.  When I first heard of this polish I didn't think I needed it because I already had Orly Foul Play.  But they are very different and I'm glad I own both.  The only real similarity is that they both contain flakies.   Here are a few swatches of 212 to show the difference.

Here are the Orly Swatches:

XOX Caitlin

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quick Post: I have the best sister ever.

I have a quick post right now, and it is to state the fact that I have the best sister ever.  She won this polish for me in an auction online bidding all her points, because she knew that I liked the pumpkin polishes so much. How sweet!

It is a pink glittery black light polish.

So just to state this again and so everyone is clear, I have the best sister ever!  :)

(I have OPI DS Reflection on my nails, and I will be doing a post on it soon. :)

XOX Caitlin

Butter London Victoriana

I have a swatch today of Butter London's Victoriana. Two coats. This polish is my friends, who let me swatch it. :) Isn't it gorgeous?

I also have a picture of the adorable Mr. Bingley. He was being really sweet when my roommate was in class and he came up to my room to visit me. He loves my clothes basket. he knocked it over just to get into it.

XOX Caitlin

Monday, December 5, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award!

Awww Ashley at Follow the Yellow Polished Road  nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! :) Thanks so much Ashley! I am so excited to receive my first blog award. :)

There are a few rules for this award:

1. List 7 things about yourself
2. Pass this on to 15 other bloggers

About Me

1. Snickerdoodle cookies are my favorite. I love anything with cinnamon.
2. I dont eat anything green, except for pickles.
3. I absolutely love Frank Sinatra.  I think his voice is calming and whenever I feel blue, he makes me happy.
4. I am left handed. (which you can probably tell from my right handed swatches! lol)
5. I have a dog named Raoul who is half weenie dog and half Shih-tzu.  he is adorable. :)
6. I have 7,645 songs on my ipod.
7. I collect records.  My most prized record is my Michael Jackson Thriller album which my aunt gave me for Christmas a few years ago.

The 15 other amazing bloggers i would like to pass this along to are:

Glazed Talons
Fierce Makeup and Nails
Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom
Midnight Manicures
Deuce Beauties
Polish Infatuated
The Crumpet
Jens Painted Tips
The Polish Lab
Bookworm Nails
Captivating Claws
Copy That, Copy Cat
Gotham Polish
Rachel Marie's Nails
Three Shakes

China Glaze Near Dark

This is a polish I got on clearance at Sallys.  It is a dark green that is almost black.  And it is super shiny. It is from the Halloween collection along with Haunting which I posted earlier.

So here is two coats of China Glaze Near Dark.

XOX Caitlin

Friday, December 2, 2011

Jelly Sammich!

Another Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge!  As I said before it was created by Debbie Crumpet(of The Crumpet) and Claire Gallaugher (of Purple Fairy Dust) in a facebook group!

This week's challenge was to do a Jelly Sandwich.

A Jelly Sandwich is when you paint a layer of a jelly/sheer polish, then paint a layer glitter polish, then another coat of jelly polish.

This is my version of a jelly sandwich!  I used OPI Too Hot Pink to Handle, which is a sorbet from the Texas collection, with a layer of Color Club Sugar Plum Fairy in between, from the Beyond the Mistletoe Collection.

What do you think?

XOX Caitlin

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Revlon Carbonite with CC Cold Metal stamp

 I decided to do some nail stamping with my plate. :)

This is Revlon Carbonite with Color Club Cold Metal stamped on.

Yes the Revlon looks a little gold in some pics, but that is just the lighting.


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