Monday, May 30, 2011

Fitz & The Tantrums Album | Use this coupon at Best Buy & Get it for $5.99

Hey everyone!

I know by now you have all heard their song Moneygrabber.  If you don't already have the Fitz & The Tantrums album you can get it for $5.99 at Best Buy when you use this coupon:

Don't forget to enter my Apothica Gift Card Giveaway!  If you win, you'll also receive OPI's DS Exclusive, Silver Shatter & Clarins 230!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

L'horizon Bleu | Paul & Joe's Summer 2011 Collection Available at Beauty Habit

I adore Paul & Joe's Summer collection!  The cute little whale and crystal blue packaging have reeled me in.

Until June 1st or while supplies last, you can get a cute little cosmetic bag with whales on it.
Use Code:  AHOY
Check out the L'horizon Bleu Products at Beauty Habit's Limited Edition Collection Here:

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Fun Way to Wrap a Gift | Featuring Zoya Happi

This was a gift for a 10 year-old.  The wrapping paper and scarf are from Pier 1.  I usually do this for girls/ladies gifts.  It is fun, and everyone always loves opening gifts like this.

Zoya Happi is just hanging out!

Don't forget to enter my Apothica Gift Card Giveaway!  If you win, you'll also receive OPI's DS Exclusive, Silver Shatter & Clarins 230!!

I'll definitely be adding more fun things to the giveaway lot.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Clarins 230 | Added to Apothica Giveaway!

Here I have the lovely Clarins 230.  I put one coat over my existing manicure which had the Kelier Crackle in black.  This multichromatic shimmer polish changes from a burgundy sparkle all the way to green, and I've seen it turn blue in some lights which I didn't think it could do that!

It is very thin/sheer, but is a definite eye catcher.

I have a bottle of this I'm going to add to the Apothica giveaway.  Don't worry, it isn't my crusty almost empty bottle.  XD

You can check out the giveaway here:

Kelier Black Crackle | Born Pretty Store

Here I have Born Pretty Store's Kelier Black Crackle.  This crackle is very different from OPI and China Glaze's crackles.  It dries very glossy and has many thin cracks.  I found it works best on a semi-dry polish versus completely dry.  I only see green and yellow Kelier left on their site, but they have another brand in many colors.  They appear to have a finish similar to OPI and China Glaze's crackles.  The removal is the worst!  It is on par with super duper glitter polishes.

Born Pretty Store sent me the items in return for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

CND - Creative Nail Design | Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2011 Collection *VERY PIC HEAVY*

When I saw promo pics of the Jason Wu Collection for CND I was reeled in by the classic colors.  Although I questioned the textured topcoat, I knew I wanted to try it out.  These were all only one coat of color with a coat of Anna on top!!  They all treated me very well!  Unfortunately, the colors do not look fab on me.  :o(
You can tell from the photos that the Anna top coat looks like nothing more than sheet pressed nails.

These photos will do all of the talking...

On my nails starting from the left:
Miss Wu, Brigitte, Sophia and Veronica

In the box starting from the left:
Anna, Miss Wu, Brigitte, Sophia and Veronica

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Nfu Oh Silver Holo #61 is back at

I just wanted to let you know that #61 is in stock at

You can get it here, but remember that there is a limit of 2 per order.
Click on image to purchase.

Check out their blog for swatches here:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge | "Bring it Back" Colors are in Stock!

Just wanted to let you all know that Bikini Bottom, Purple Haze, Bruised, Black Russian and Stormy are back!  Hurry up and snatch 'em while you can!

I picked up Bikini Bottom & Black Russian during the pre-order, and can you say love?
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

OPI DS Exclusive & Silver Shatter | Like it? Then Win it!!

Hi fellow beauties!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you hard-working Moms!
Today is super cloudy, but I managed to catch a quick shot of Exclusive with Silver Shatter in a break between the clouds.

Two coats of Exclusive indoors:
OPI DS Exclusive
This applies like a dream.  Two smooth coats and it was opaque.  The color is a beautiful smooth holo magenta.  I find the color is similar to Extravagance except Extravagance has a scattered holo effect.

Another indoor shot:

OPI DS Exclsive with Silver Shatter:

Silver Shatter
Everyone has been releasing crackle polishes or announcing future releases.  Are you still digging the crack polishes?  I have fallen in love with Silver Shatter.  The application is fantastic!  I used one semi-thick coat and swiped side-to-side and diagonally on each nail.  My ring finger looks like something from a heart rate monitor!  :o)
Silver Shatter is totally hot in my opinion.

If you want OPI DS Exclusive and Silver Shatter.  Be sure to enter the Apothica Gift Certificate giveaway:

I'll send the winner of the Apothica giveaway these two hot colors.

Up next...CND's Jason Wu Collection.

Friday, May 6, 2011

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED - THANKS EVERYONE!!** Giveaway!! | Giftcard!!

Hello everyone!!

I'm back from my vacation and wanted to let you know a couple of things.  I spent a few hours on Apothica's website shopping through many different brands of cosmetics.  I just had to try out Clinique's Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector.

Having asian skin prone to dark spots and suffering from post-acne marks, this product really appealed to me.  I've tried many other products with moderate results, but I love Clinique's products and am very excited to test this dark spot corrector.

I ordered my Clinique product from  They sell so many of my favorite brands from Bare Minerals all the way to Paul & Joe.

As luck would have it, I have been given the opportunity to host a giveaway!  One of you lovely readers can have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate courtesy of
You can try out the many different brands they carry, and trust me, you could spend hours looking at everything they have.  They literally have hundreds of different brands available!

To have a chance at winning please do at least one of the following:

Option 1: Facebook
1.     Visit
2.     Write on Apothica’s Facebook wall about what you think of Apothica
Bonus Entry: Opt in to Apothica’s Newsletter
Option 2: Twitter
1.     Visit
2.     Tweet about Apothica on your own Twitter Account
Bonus Entry: Retweet Apothica’s tweet about this giveaway
Option 3: Blog
1.     Visit
2.     Write something on your blog about what you think of Apothica
Bonus Entry: Write about a Clinique product and link it to 


Once you have completed at least one of these entry options, please leave a comment on this post to inform me of which option you chose, your name on either Facebook or Twitter or your blog's name. This giveaway is open to everyone, but does not ship to every country so please confirm whether or not you would be able to receive products from them.  The winner may use their $25 gift card at,, and even

This Giveaway ends June 1, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dotted Line French-Like Mani | Born Pretty Store

Hey beauties!

Born Pretty Store allowed me to select a couple of items to review.  You may all know them for their generosity in gifting the super cute Hello Kitty stamping plate.  If you haven't ordered one yet, what are you waiting for?!  They are able to offer 10 people (One per address) a plate per day, and be sure to use the code BP299
I created a cute Valentine's mani with Hello Kitty, but unfortunately photos of that mani are part of the *Poof* it's gone club.  :o(
Even though so many photos are gone, I have been able to find a few existing photos of manicures I did before my laptop was stolen.
This is one of them:
 This is two coats of OPI's Japanese DS Exclusive, and I used Born Pretty Store's Dotting Tools for the little dots in OPI DS Glamour.
 I used the small dot on the blue tool.
This was a fun one and very eye catching!!

Of course the dotting tool is very simple to use.  A little dollop of polish, a dip of the dotting tool and you can create a bagillion dots everywhere!

I do like that the set comes in a sleeve and the quality is great especially for the price.  They even have free shipping!

Born Pretty Store sent me the items in return for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.