Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bubblin' Brew- Nail Tutorial.

I love holiday themed nail art! So last night I was trying to think of something other than the usual pumpkin and ghost nails. Then it hit me!!

 A few weeks ago I got a package from and my nail polish was wrapped in bubble wrap. I thought then to save it for nail art! I know, why the heck would I save bubble wrap for my nails?! Well, I've seen people use plastic bags to add texture to their nail art designs. So I thought that maybe bubble wrap would work too! And guess what? It did!!

It's super easy to do too! So here's what I did...

I started out with a base coat. I always use a base coat, and you should too! It protects your nails from stains. And because my color scheme is in the green range of colors they would stain yellow if i didn't base coat first. Ask me how I know! lol

After my base coat, I applied one coat of Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails in the color Limestone. It goes on slightly streaky, but honestly it doesn't matter. We'll be covering most of it up later. Make this and all of your layers except the last one we'll do as thin as you can. It will dry faster and your overall nail look won't be too thick.

Once my green coat is completely dry, I applied 2 thin coats of OPI's Zom-body to Love. This color was released last Halloween as part of a limited edition set. It's a pretty green that glows in the dark. You can use any green or yellow glow in the dark polish you have though. 

Now for the fun part! Once your nails are completely dry, apply one thick coat of a dark green color. The color I used is a dark grey with a hint of forest green to it. It's OPI's Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! .  It is part of the Germany collection. It's a hard color to describe, but you can use any dark grey, green or black color.

While this darker layer is still fairly wet, carefully press your bubble wrap onto the nail. Try not to let it slide around. We want to keep the bubble shape  somewhat intact. Once you have pressed the bubbles into the nail polish, gently lift the bubble wrap up to remove it. Some of your dark color will come off with the bubble wrap, revealing the lighter green, glow in the dark base!

And that's it! Topcoat and your done! The bubble shapes and mossy colors reminded me of a witch's cauldron. That's why I am calling this "Bubblin' Brew".  The green swirls look really neat in the dark too!  It would work great with any color combinations even without the glow polish.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Diamond Candles Giveaway!!! {CLOSED}

I recently had the opportunity to review a candle from Diamond Candles! If you aren't familiar them you're missing out! Diamond Candles make 100% soy candles with a prize inside! Every candle has a ring inside valued at $10, $100, $1000, or even $5000! It's random and fun! Just order a candle based on the scent you want, burn the candle and retrieve your "prize"! It's like a lottery ticket except your house smells good and you always win!

Here's the video I posted today. It's my honest review.

Now for the fun part! You can enter to win one of these awesome candles! Just complete the forms below to be entered in the raffle!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Are You An Influenster?

For most of us, trying new products is not only fun and exciting; it’s a topic of conversation with friends.  Social media is a great way for us to share with our friends our experiences with new products. We tweet about products; we post on our Facebook walls the good, the bad and the ugly. We even make Pinterest boards that highlight the things we love.  

Influenster combines your love of trying new products with your love of social media. It’s a way to get rewarded for spreading the word on products you try. That’s not all though. Influenster sends you boxes filled with products to try, and it’s all free. The more you share your opinions with friends on your various social media sites, the more boxes they send you.

Influenster calls these boxes of fun “VoxBoxes”.  When Influenster sends you a VoxBox all you have to do is try the products and then share your opinions of them with friends. When you share your opinions you earn badges that are displayed on your Influenster public profile page. It’s essentially a social media site itself. You can read other Influenster member’s reviews, and see what badges they have earned. When you earn certain badges for sharing, you can win prizes offered up by the company that provided you with the product.

A great example of this is when I got a VoxBox that included Kiss nail products. After completing the badge requirements I earned the badge and as a thank you from Kiss, they sent me more products and coupons. All of this is free and it’s super easy to sign up too.  Just go to and request your invitation to the best product review site ever!! It’s fun, fast and FREE!!