WINNER Pool Side Party Contest

Hi y’all!

The Pool Side Party Contest, hosted by Luchessa and me has ended. We’ve seen so much great mani’s and had a hard time choosing a winner.
Thanks to all the ladies that have joined the fun!

The winner is… *drumroll please*…
Maria from Red polish or bad polish? (a.k.a. ‘red frogs corner’):red polish or bad polishCongrats Maria! Great job! Your mani made Luchessa think of a vacation on Hawaii that she’s never had 😛
Please send Luchessa your address so that she can make sure you’ll get your prize (luchessa7@gmail.com)

A big shout out for the other ladies that have created some great works of art. Don’t give up ladies! There’s going to be another chance to show off your creativity in the near future for sure!

Below you see (fltr):
Merel from Blackbird Nails
Brijit from Brijit’s Digits
Budziak Beauty
Cherry Blossom Pretty
aNails For All
Daphne from Daily Nails Art  
Denas Nails
Eva from Flight of Whimsy
bRadi from It’s All About Nails
K’s Nail Art
Lacquered by Blue Vanilla
Viv from Nailart Addict
cVictoria from Vic & her Nails
Natan 323dPlease check out these amazing artists and say Hi from us 😀

Until next time lovelies!

Pool Side Party Contest REMINDER

Hi lovelies!

There are still a few days left to enter the Pool Side Party Contest that’s hosted by Luchessa and me! If you haven’t entered yet, now is the time to get your favorite summer nail polishes and create a summery mani to get a chance to win an amazing prizepack:pool-side-party-contestRead all about it here!

Thumbs up for the girls that already created some amazing works of art!pool side parte contest1Check out these creations! (clockwise):
Budziak Beauty
Radi from It’s All About Nails
Maria from Red polish or bad polish?
Daphne from Dailynailsart

Great job girls!

Pool Side Party Contest

Hi there beauties!

Today I have something uber exciting to share with you! Luchessa and I have paired up again to celebrate the beginning of Summer with you. We’ve arranged a fun summer inspired nail art contest where one of you lucky girls can win an amazing prize pack!

What’s the plan?
This contest starts today and ends on July 22! So you have 3 weeks to enter.
Show us your best ‘Pool Side Party’ inspired manicure by posting a picture of your work of art on your blog or any social media. It obviously has to be yours!! There are no big ‘rules’ this time.

If you’d like to use nail art materials such as acrylic paint, rhinestones etc. it’s entirely up to you. What would be your manicure at a Pool Side Party or on a summery day at the pool?
Please leave the link(s) to your post/picture in the comments below.
You can get extra credits by posting your mani on social media, link back to this post and leave that link down below. (If you follow both of our blog’s you might have an advantage.)
Pool Side Party contestWhat’s the prizes?
* All five polishes from the new Limited Edition collection by P2 called Pool Side Party, inspired by the 50’s:
– #010 Blue Lagoon
– #020 Turquoise Sky
– #030 Violet Summerdream
– #040 Sunshine Yellow
– #050 New Wave
But that’s not it. The winner will also get:
* P2 Long Lasting Base coat with oxygen formula
* Effect Nails 3d glitter ‘miss blue eyes’ from the Essence effect nails trend edition
* Effect Nails 3d pearls ‘it rains money’ from the Essence effect nails trend edition
* Nail separator in lilac/purple, and
* Nail polish remover pads in a practical pocket friendly packaging, in case you want to redo your mani at the pool 😉p2_sunsation-nail-polishesThe winner will be picked by Luchessa and me based on originality and creativity 😀

Here’s my mani:pool party

OPI – Couture de Minnie Collection + GIVEAWAY *CLOSED*

Hi lacquered loves!

Earlier I told you about the Couture de Minnie Collection by OPI which consists of three new shades, a glitter polish, plus a Liquid Sand shade. It’s not a secret that I love pink and red so I picked up the entire collection *wink wink*.opi couture de minnie

First up: Innie Minnie Mightie Bow, a gorgeous red shade with red shimmer. The formula is great. This is two coats plus top coat.opi innie minnie mightie bowChic From Ears To Tail, a bubblegum pink cream with subtle shimmer. It is a little sheer. To prevent streaking I used three thin coats plus top coat.opi chic from ears to tailA Definite Moust Have, a medium pink cream with hints of fuchsia and ultra fine shimmer. This is absolutely one of my favorites of this collection. The formula is supreme. This is two coats plus top coat.opi a definite moust haveMinnie Style, pink and white hex glitter swimming in a clear base. This is one coat over Chic From Ears To Tail. What a girly combination don’t you think? opi minnie styleThe new Liquid Sand shade is called Magazine Cover. It’s a red base with pink and gold fine glitter. The first coat is a little sheer but the second one makes it totally opaque. As with all textured polishes I waited for the first coat to be completely dry before adding the second coat. This is two coats without top coat.opi magazine cover mouse

And the even more fun part is… DDM15_Runway_Minnies[EDIT GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

These runway minnies can be yours! Yay, I’ll be giving away this mini pack! 🙂

As usual, this giveaway is open internationally!
You can enter this giveaway through the Rafflecopter link below.
One lucky winner will be randomly chosen through Rafflecopter.
Giveaway ends June 11 (12:00 am, ET)
The winner will be announced through e-mail on or around June 11.
Winner has 48 hours to respond. If the winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be chosen.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

Good luck!

NOTE to all ‘giveaway hunters/spammers’: don’t bother spoiling it for the rest! I will verify all entries. All false entries will be removed.

*CLOSED* Sweet Summer Swap

Hi lovelies!

How about getting in the summer mood?! Even when the weather isn’t that great at the moment. Over here it’s still gray and rainy with a tiny bit of sunshine. We need to get in the Summer mood… right here, right now! Therefore I like to offer you a great opportunity to participate in a fun & Sweet Summer Swap. 🙂
Sweet Summer Swap
Btw: We both would love for you to push the “follow” buttons or become an e-mail subscriber! You’d make us so happy.

That’s right, Luchessa from Beauty Expression by Luchessa and I will be hosting this swap to make it more fun for all of you.

Here are the rules:

Sign up between May 12th-May 17th

There is a $20 limit (without the shipping costs)

At least 4 different items, that you would love to receive yourself.
(Your most favorite summer things, like a cooling face mask, bathing salts for the feet, a body spray, a summer nail polish (now who would have thought :P) your favorite summer snack, chocolate, gummy bears ect. )

You will get an e-mail on May 18th, telling you who your partner is.
(You can connect via Twitter or email, to maybe get an idea of what to get for the swap.)

Ship your package by May 25’th.
(So everyone should have their package during the first week of june)

Write a blog post about the package, that you got by June 10’th.
(Of course we all want to know, what you received!)

Don’t forget to spread the word about your post on Twitter later on using the hash tag: #SweetSummerSwap

Sign up HERE:

Disclaimer: Just so we are clear, if you sign up for the swap and don’t send out a package – you will be banned from any further competitions, giveaways or swap’s in the future! So join at your own risk and don’t forget, that this is supposed to be fun for everybody!

*CLOSED* OPI Matte Top Coat – GIVEAWAY

[EDIT: GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

A while back OPI released their matte top coat. The perfect product to give your manicure a matte finish. Recently I came across a fun “Flash On Matte” gift pack that includes not only the matte top coat, but also silver and white shimmer dust to get a glamorous look.

I couldn’t resist bringing this package home for a giveaway. That’s right: I’ll be giving away this package! 😀
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Package includes:
1 OPI Matte Top Coat: Protection for your nail color with a matte finish. Turns shiny surfases matte. Get the hottest look in nail design in a flash! Glitter against a matte background takes two-toning to another dimension. Apply color to your nails as usual. Then apply OPI Matte Top Coat to a nail and while still wet, add glitter where you want it -at the tips or at the cuticle, or all over the nail for maximum sparkle.
Shimmer Dust – Gold: Go subtle to bold with a dusting of gold.
Shimmer Dust – Silver: Add twinkling stars or whole galaxies of sparkling silver.opi-intext

Matte Top CoatAs usual, this giveaway is open internationally!
You can enter this giveaway through the Rafflecopter link below.
One lucky winner will be randomly chosen through Rafflecopter.
Giveaway ends May 22 (12:00 am, ET)
The winner will be announced through e-mail on May 23.
Winner has 48 hours to respond. If the winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

[EDIT: GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

Click HERE to enter this giveaway!

NOTE to all ‘giveaway hunters/spammers’: don’t bother spoiling it for the rest! I will verify all entries. All false entries will be removed.

P2 Sand Style

A while back the lovely Luchessa at Beauty Expression by Luchessa sent me a surprise package filled with polishes 😀 Isn’t she the sweetest?! Among with other lovely polishes she sent me four textured polishes by P2.

P2 is certainly going along with the textured trend that is going on lately. Their textured range is called Sand Style and consists of six different shades:sand style polishesFrom left to right:
#040 illegal (swatch below)
#050 confidential (swatch below)
#020 lovesome (swatch below)
#030 seductive (swatch below)
#010 adorable
#060 strict

I’d like to show you the four shades that Luchessa has sent me plus a surprise at the end of this post.

All swatches are with a base coat and two coats of color.

illegal, a bright red base with gold and red glitter particles.p2 illegal
lovesome, a bright pink base packed with gold and magenta glitter particles.p2 lovesome

seductive, a plum base packed with gold glitter particles.p2 seductive
confidential, a denim blue base packed with gold, blue and purple glitter particles. p2 confidential
Lovely ha! I love them all. The formula is fantastic and very easy to work with. Obviously they all dry to a matte textured finish with sparkle. You’ll need two coats for full opacity. The trick to really let the textured finish show off is to let the first coat dry thoroughly before applying the second one. The removal is a bit more difficult than a ‘regular’ polish but they’re not that stubborn as for example OPI’s and Zoya’s textured polishes.

EDIT [05-08-2013]: GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

bild-p2-ultra-rich-hand-serum-dataAnd the even more fun part is… drum roll please…

Luchessa is giving away three of these Sand Style polishes of your choice plus a Ultra rich hand serum with grape seed and evening primrose oil & permute extract.
Luchessa really loves it. It has a great AEF vitamin complex that moisturizes your hands overnight. Who doesn’t want perfectly moisturized soft hands?

giveawayThis giveaway is (of course) open to everyone and ends on May 8th. Try your luck by entering this giveaway via the Rafflecopter link below.
Good luck girls!

Click HERE to enter the giveaway!

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Thanks so much to everyone that have joined my Birthday Giveaway! I’m thrilled by the large number of entries 😀 I’ve just let Rafflecopter pick two lucky girls…
*drumroll please*…

And the winners are:giveaway winners

CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS! I’ve sent you both an e-mail.

Daniela, you won the OPI Liquid Sand shades (mini’s)!

Olivia, you won the Ciaté polishes!

Please e-mail me where the prizes needs to be sent to!

*CLOSED* BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!

giveaway 11Yeah that’s right. I’m turning 27 tomorrow 😀 That means it’s time for another giveaway!

I chose for the Liquid Sand shades from OPI’s Mariah Carey Collection. Of course I know that not everyone loves the texture of this polishes. Therefore I added three Ciaté nail polishes to the party 😀 So there will be two winners!

What’s up for grabs:
OPI Liquid Sand mini..Above, fltr: OPI Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go, The Impossible, Stay The Night (mini’s)

ciateAbove, fltr: Ciaté (full size)
Glametal:
“A cool silvery gunmetal with gold hints”
Dangerous affair: “A classy red burgundy cream”
Fashionista Sister:
“A deep blue based purple shimmer”

THINGS TO KNOW:
– Giveaway is open internationally;
– Starts on February 6th and ends February 20th;
– Winners will be randomly chosen through Rafflecopter;
– Winners will be notified by e-mail;
– Winners have 48 hours to respond or else another winner will be chosen;
– Prizes are bought by me and unused.


* CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY *

*CLOSED* And the winners are…

Polish Alcoholic and Mommy Loves Nail Polish would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in our first (but not only!) challenge.
It turned out to be a great success, and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did.  It brought the creativity out in everyone.
Great job ladies!!
Along side the challenge, was a raffle for two (2)  ‘nail polish / nail art accessories’ prize packs.
Yesterday we had the 2 names drawn randomly by Rafflecopter, and here they are!
European Winner – Up Close and Polished (Marthe)
North American Winner – Short and Sweet in Texas (Julie)CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Thanks to everyone who entered!