Wednesday, May 19, 2010

3 Year Anniversay!!

This just showed up at my office:

The bear is sooo soft and I love Birds of Paradise!!

Today, May 19, 2010 is our 3 year anniversary. I will have to post photos of our wedding and other lovey-dovey stuff later.


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone | Review

Hello everyone!

This is my first official review for a company I am sure everyone and their mother has heard

The concept of the company is to allow users to upload coupon codes for many different company sites.  I know I've googled "Coupon Codes" for many companies trying to find the best coupon available, and many times I would get a dud.  Well Coupon Chief depends on us, the users, to review and let others know what coupons will work for you.

Upon arriving to the Coupon Chief website, I am already drawn in by the cleanliness of the site, not to mention the first thing I see is a nice large box that says, "Search for a Coupon Now".  Type in the store you are looking for and you can see the different coupons that are available.  You can browse by popular tags.

The best thing is, it doesn't cost you anything to be a member.  If you have a store you can add its information to their database.

With the Havana Nights Collection at Sephora, you can be sure to get something really nice out of it by checking out the many Sephora Coupons users like you and me have added in.
You can also find coupons for e.l.f. Cosmetics, Avon and one of my top favorites...Bath & Body Works.

I have not tried out the Coupons-4-Causes, but you can search for the cause of your choice and when you use your coupon, Coupon Chief will donate up to 20% to that cause.

The thing that interested me the most about Coupon Chief is the Pays-2-Share Program.  This is the Program:
What I didn't find out until I looked at the FAQs regarding this program is you have to upload a coupon that is with a Participating Company.  I could not find a list of companies who are participants, but when you go to upload a coupon it will let you know if the company is a participant.

My beef was trying to upload a coupon to some of these participating companies.  You have to upload the coupon right when you get it or someone else will have beat you to it, and your entry will not go through.  This really stinks for me as I don't always get my emails that quickly, but if you do then go for it!  Make some money.

Overall this is a great website.  Very clean, visually pleasing and easy to use.
Get your coupon codes and save on shipping, save money or get free gifts with your purchase.

You can Sign Up or Browse for Coupons here:
Coupon Chief

*~*~Disclaimer: compensated me for the use of my time in order to write an honest review of their site.  All opinions are my own.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

*~*~CLOSED~*~* Top-Off Your Summer | Quick Giveaway!!

Thanks everyone!  This giveaway has ended.

To celebrate summer I have gathered a few items for a quick giveaway.

You have two weeks to enter!!!!

This is the lot one lucky follower will receive:

This lot includes the following:
  • Victoria's Secret:  Island Waters Hand & Body Cream
  • Victoria's Secret:  Mango Temptation Hand & Body Cream
  • Bath & Body Works:  Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer in Midnight Pomegranate
  • Set of Six Holographic and Opalescent Glitters (Super-Fine Glitter)
  • Set of Six Holographic Glitter Spangles (Strips of Glitter)
  • Little Stack of Glam & Glitz Samples from my containers:
    • Four different colored Diamonds & Grey Mother of Pearl bits
    • You can see the Blue, Pink and Purple HERE, and the Grey an Pearl Here
  • Craft Mates Locking Caddy.  Great to hold Fimo Bits and Rhinestones!  :o)
  • Victoria's Secret:  Island Waters Body Mist
  • Bath & Body Works:  Berry Summer Vanillas Cooling Mist.  I love using this after I go running in the hot Houston heat.
  • Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure
  • OPI Mad as a Hatter
  • OPI SRO (Standing Room Only | Silver)
  • Sinful Colors  San Francisco.  When I got home, this sucker leaked everywhere, and I tried to wipe it down.  So, sorry if there are cotton bits on it.  :(
  • Sally Hansen Sea and be Seen
  • OPI Damone Roberts 1968
  • OPI Shrek Minis
  • Chanel Illusion D'or

Since so many of you like Konad and Rhinestones just like me...I am adding these two image plates:

I am actually wearing the full nail image from m51 right now.  :o)  You will get these two plates, a double-sided stamper, black and white special nail polish, and a plastic scraper.
I purchased the plates, double-stamper and special polishes from:  TIPS ON NAILS
Hilda is super nice and has some plates for sale.  I am so happy she had these as they are perfect for summer!  :o)
I purchased the Plastic Scraper from

I am also tossing in a rhinestone wheel and dried flowers I purchased from Nationwide Nail Supply in Houston.  NFU Oh Flakie #54,  Claire's Mood Polish in Earthy Happy, "For Rhinestones Only" Base/ Topcoat and a Victoria's Secret Pink Tote.
I put the dried flower into a cubed stackable container so the winner won't have tiny little containers all over the place.

This giveaway is for my lovely followers.
To enter please comment with your email address, and tell me what your favorite nail décor is.
You can gain an additional entry by posting this giveaway on your blog or tweeting about it.
Giveaway ends May 31st 2010.  I will announce the winner the following day.

Blue Stitch

 This Konadicure made me think of Stitch from "Lilo & Stitch"
I used OPI's What's with the Cattitude, and Konad's special polish in Blue Pearl.

I used two coats of What's with the Cattitude over my usual basecoats.
My usual basecoat is two coats of Seche Clear & 1 coat of OPI's Nail Envy.  I switched from Dry & Brittle to Soft & Thin.

I used the stitched chevron-like pattern from Konad IP #m81.  I accented my ring finger with two square rhinestones.

I tried to clean this up, but What's with the Cattitude would just smear and bead up.  Needless to say I gave up fairly quickly.  :oP

Monday, May 10, 2010

If you are interested in an Essence Stampy Set? You may get what you pay for. :o(

I had an Essence Stampy set in my previous giveaway, and Mai at Makeup by Mai tried her set out, and did not have a fun experience.  :o(

She should be reviewing more of the items from the giveaway in the future, but you can see how funky her stampy set was here:

Essence Stampy Set Review

I just want you all to be aware.  If you are interested in nail stamping, but are worried about price, I would still recommend a small Konad set.  They may be pricier, but the quality of products can make a big difference.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Quick Question

Hello ladies,

Well I stopped by my local Walgreens and picked up two bottles of Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure.  One for me and one for the giveaway.  (I should have time to post everything next week)

I also picked up Sea and Be Seen, but after testing it I have come to the conclusion that I don't want to keep it.  It looks just like my Blueberry Revlon.  (Except my Revlon smells like blueberries)

Would anyone be totally grossed out if I threw Sea and Be Seen into the giveaway?

I am thinking this next giveaway will have a summery feel.  :o)
Let me know what you think I should do.


*~*~PHOTO HEAVY~*~* Chanel's Illusion D'or & OPI's SRO (Standing Room Only) | Future Giveaway ;o)

Hello beauties!

Today I present to you Chanel's Illusion D'or:

I purchased an additional Illusion D'or to giveaway with this beauty
OPI's SRO (Standing Room Only)

Here is Ogre-The-Top Blue:

With a single coat of SRO we get this:
And because I only have time to photograph in the evenings, I took a whole bunch, but nothing compares to what this gorgeous polish looks like in the sunlight.

Here are some polishes shown what they look like alone, with 1 coat of SRO and with 1 coat Illusion D'or:

Left: Color Self  |  Center: Color with SRO  |  Right: Color with Illusion D'or

Left: Color with Illusion D'or  |  Center: Color with SRO  |  Right: Color Self

Some straight on shots:
The top row in each photo is the color by itself.
The 2nd row in each photo is with 1 coat of SRO
The 3rd row in each photo is with 1 coat of Illusion D'or

I will soon post my next giveaway which will include a bottle of Chanel Illusion D'or and a bottle of OPI SRO (Standing Room Only).

I want to let everyone know that SRO is a Black Label Bottle.

Until Next Time.