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Friday, September 19, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents Geometric Traingles

 For my second round of Geometric Design from the Nail Challenge Collaborative, I brought that neon! I did some taping triangles. I used striping tape to create some pretty funky triangles alternating upright on my nails.
 These were really fun to do. I actually started to do something that was free hand little triangles with a totally different color scheme, but I trashed that and decided to save it for next week. My patience went out the window and striping tape came in.
 I really thought about adding a matte coat to this, but I decided to let it go. I am in love with my matte polish so I tend to over matte. Wait.. there is no such thing as "over-matting", but I let it be glossy. I think definitely for my next look I am going to try for something free hand. I think it would be really easy to just stamp all four looks and I really want to challenge myself since I skipped last month. We shall see what my next week brings, but as of right now I am planning some free hand fun.
Colors Used:
JustRica- Blackout

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Presents Burnt Orange/ Copper

For this weeks challenge, I am back on track!! I missed my ignored for too long because, well, I have too many that have been ignored for too long and that's why I do this challenge. 

I used a color that sits in my drawer called Iced Copper by Pure Ice. I think that my sister may have gifted this to me many, many moons ago.  I think this is the perfect mix of burnt orange and copper. Well, maybe more learning towards burnt orange than copper, but still. 

I also think this is the perfect bridge into fall. It's my favorite season. Next week is brown, so we are definitely going in that direction. I am hoping to slap up some leaves or something fall themed for next week since we will be in the full swing of fall.

I put the question out earlier today to my Facebook fans about what kinds of orange polish they own because every time I do something that requires organ polish, it reminds me that I only have 4-6 bottles of orange and that's just not enough shades to pick from. I wanted to know what kinds, brands or colors of orange you had so I could get some suggestions to add to my stash.

Colors Used:
Pure Ice- Iced Copper

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

YouPolish Star Decal Skittle Fun

**Press Sample**

So, I have shown you several of these decals that I have received from you polish and I just keep finding more ways to use them. The ones that I have to show you today are the set of star decals that I received. I absolutely love them!!
The fun things about these are that one the sheet they look like there are only two rows of bigger stars and two rows of smaller stars BUT when you take them off of the page, there are smaller stars INSIDE the stars. You are actually getting twice the stars that are on the paper!!!
So, as you can see, you get stars that are solid and stars that are outlines. That YouPolish is AWESOME!! I used them as just decals in this design. I did use them as stencils in my Steelers design and if you want to see that, you can check them out here.  I also used the orange straight line decals to create the stripes on my pinky. I put them down, painted over them and then pulled them off to create the lines.
If you are interested in purchasing these star decals from YouPolish you can buy them here for only $5.50. 20 large star decals and 20 small star decals.  Each are cut twice so you actually get 40 star outlines and 40 stars. There are 30 color options, so you can pick which color you want or you can stick with white and make your own color.
Colors Used:
Sinful Colors- Hazard
JustRica- Whiteout
KBShimmer- I Only Have Ice for You

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Plump and Polished 2nd Blogiversary Giveaway

Plump and Polished 2nd Blogiversary Giveaway

    Two years! Can you believe it? I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for the love and support all of you have given me! From my readers to my fellow blogger friends and I can't forget all of those awesome brands that have worked with me over the course of the last two years. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I'm hosting a giant giveaway. To put it lightly, this is giveaway is pretty kickass. I have tons of prizes from various indies, plus a few gift cards. Some prizes are only available for USA participants, but don't let that deter you. The prizes that are open to international readers too are just as good! 
Keep on reading for all the prizes and to see how you can enter!

These prizes are only available to USA mailing addresses!

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer

Too Plump and Too Polished 
custom polish sets
-one winner will receive a  full size set
-one winner will receive a mini size set

Year's Supply of Glossy Glam
-one winner will receive seven full size bottles of Glossy Glam
Different Dimension
-one winner will receive a full size set of the Spooky Spooky Collection
Forever Polished

-one winner will receive Dragon Party, Monster Bash, and a cuticle stick
-one winner will receive a bottle of Glass top coat and the Ursula polish duo
You Polish
-one winner will receive Plump & Polished polish and three sheets of stickers
Parrot Polish
-one winner receive a bottle of Golden Silk
Aliquid Lacquer

-one winner will choose two polishes from Aliquid Lacquer
Lumina Lacquer

-one winner will choose two polishes from Lumina Lacquer
Jonesy Lou Lacquer

-one winner will receive a $25 gift card to spent at Jonesy Lou Lacquer
Lacquer by Lissa

-one winner will choose three decals from Lacquer by Lissa
Punky Polish

-one winner will win a mystery prize pack from Punky Polish
Blogger Babes

-one winner will receive a $70 e-Gift Card to Sephora

Glitter Daze

$25 Gift Card

-one winner will receive a $25 e-gift card to spend at Glitter Daze

If you want to enter to win any of the prizes, click here to get

 to the Rafflecopter Widgets!!
These prizes are open to both USA and International winners.

Plump and Polished

£15 Asos Gift Voucher

-two winners will each receive a £15 Asos Gift Voucher


$50 USD Gift Certificate

-one winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to spend at Color4Nails

Philly Loves Lacquer

$25 USD Gift Certificate

-one winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at Philly Loves Lacquer

Polish Addict Nail Color

$15 USD E-Gift Card

-one winner will receive $15 to spend at Polish Addict Nail Color

If you want to enter to win any of the prizes, click here to get

 to the Rafflecopter Widgets!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

 **Press Sample**

I was so excited when I found out Reviva Labs was sending me their **new** Elastin Serum to try out and show you. I have tried a couple other Reviva Labs products before and I loved them all. I have been using this specific product at night for about 5 weeks now. When I review any kind of beauty products I like to review it for 4-6 weeks to be able to get a solid result. I want to be able to report back to YOU an actual result, not a prediction.


First, what is ELASTIN?!?! Elastin is a protein that is found in skin and tissue in our bodies. It helps keep our skin tight and flexible. Do you know how older people have that skin on the back hands that when you pull it, it just stays and doesn't go back?? It's missing it's elastin. You want this. It's important to keep your skin malleable and tight. Reviva Labs says that we start to loose elasticity around the age of 25, so it's never to soon to start using this.

What I liked:
I really liked the feel of this product. I always prefer serums to lotions. For me, they are less sticky and just apply smoother.
I liked the pump top. Much more sanitary and easier to keep clean. 
I liked that immediately after use, I could feel a tightening.

How I used it:
I use one pump on my clean finger tips.
I spread it on my "problem" areas. These are the usual suspects; crow's feet, laugh lines, upper lip lines, forehead wrinkles, under eyes, etc). Being the nail blogger that I am, I also have been using it on the back of my hands because I WILL be nail blogging until I'm 2389 years old.

I recommended this product. Reviva Labs recommends rotating this product with the DMAE Firming Serum. I think the recommended combination or by itself, you will find a significant change in the elasticity of your skin. 

You can buy this 1oz bottle for $27.00 from the Reviva Labs website.