Saturday, April 21, 2012


I'm literally in tears right now that I made it to 127!!!! (Happy tears of course lol) I had always hoped that people would be able to find my blog & enjoy it the way I enjoy writing for it and I'm so happy that you all have :) I'm about to look through everyone & check out your blogs as well. I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading blogs & looking at how different people use designs and their photog skills. It's great for new inspiration or to get old ideas flowing again. Thank you so much everyone for your continued support & love <3

Currently I have two giveaways going on right now & when they both end, I'll have to come up with a great idea for a blog follower giveaway!

Working on a few blogs posts right now, in between moving, starting a new full time job and studying for finals so I feel like I've been neglecting this little guy :'( but things are about to be so amazing & I can't wait to share it all with you guys, polish related or not!

College Polished Cinderella & Wet n Wild Giveaway

On my Facebook page, two winners will each win a bottle of Sinful Colors Cinderella & Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope. Ends tonight at 8pm EST so get your last minute entries in.

Another AMAZING giveaway I have going on is a joint giveaway with two of my favorite bloggers xo, noelle and Love For Lacquer! There's a ton of polish AND LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Cream being giveaway so head over and enter via the Rafflecopter widget! Ends on April 25th at 10pm EST!

College Polish, Love for Lacquer & xo, Noelle Giveaway!

So head over & enter those giveaways ladies! Check back for the blog posts & may the odds be ever in your favor <3


Monday, April 16, 2012

Luminous Lacquer: 100 Reader Giveaway!!

Visit Luminous Lacquer and enter her 100 reader giveaway! Make sure you enter via the instructions on Rafflecopter

Luminous Lacquer: 100 Reader Giveaway!!

Lace & Lacquers: 50 Blog Followers & 100 Facebook Likes GIVEAWAY!

Don't forget to head over to one of my favorite ladies' blog's to check out her AMAZING giveaway! Includes China Glaze Blonde Bombshell, Sinful Colors Cinderella, some Wet N Wild's & more! Ends midnight on April 26th so be sure to get your entries in!

Lace & Lacquers: 50 Blog Followers & 100 Facebook Likes GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Mani!

Hi everyone! I know I'm a few days late, but I've been out of town with my boyfriends family to spend the holiday weekend with his family! I just wanted to do a quick post on my Easter mani, well manis!

First up I really wanted to test out the two China Glaze polishes that I picked up last week. They are Rose Among Thorns and Re-fresh Mint. Rose Among Thorns was REALLY REALLY hard to capture with my camera. It either showed up way too bright and washed out or too red. Re-fresh Mint was also trying to be difficult, but I finally managed to get a good picture. Sadly, ONE good picture is all I was able to get before I got frustrated and said forget it.

The dots on my ring finger were done with my dotting tools and Re-Fresh Mint. They definitely look pink and if I didn't know which color I had used I probably would think that the dots are pink, not minty! Over the top of all my nails I used one coat of Spoiled Shaken Snow Globe. I wore this on Friday and Saturday before Easter just hanging out with some friends :)

Next up, is my mani that I wore on the actual day of Easter. My boyfriend's family (as well as mine) live about two hours away so we made the trip over there to spend the day with his HUGE family. I love his family so, so much! The first time I met anyone, I met the ENTIRE family on Christmas two weeks after we started dating and I was a nervous wreck, but they were so accepting and loving! I couldn't ask for a better second family! Totally was not polish related, but you'll be hearing A LOT more about him & our families in the coming future :)

For this mani, I used (from thumb to pinky) Ulta Cream of the Crop, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet, Sinful Colors Cinderella, OPI Pink Friday, and China Glaze Sweet Hook. For the white designs I used Sally Hansen XtremeWear White On and the glitter on the thumb and pinky nails is L.A. Colors Sparkling Diamonds. I'm absolutely obsessed with pastel colors & for this holiday I figured this mani would be PERFECT!

Don't forget to check out my Facebook page College Polished & share with your friends. I will be holding a giveaway when my Facebook page reaches 300 fans or my blog reaches 100 GFC followers so SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Perky Polisher 100 follower giveaway!

Hey ladies!

Just wanted to let everyone know that there is an amazing giveaway going on over at Perky Polisher for a mid-size 4 pack of China Glaze Capitol Colors from the Hunger Games collection. The four colors are Fast Track, Agro, Smoke and Ashes & Luxe and Lush. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget on her page. Either click Perky Polisher above or use this link here:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekend Haul!

Seeing as I've been a little down in the dumps lately and super stressed because of midterms, LSAT studying and my job I decided this weekend I was going to do a little shopping! I ended up being over at Joann's getting some of the material needed so my boyfriend could finish up my lightbox that he's so graciously building me! Hopefully that should be done by the time I post next [ maybe a few kisses will motivate him LOL ;) ] Anyways, I was over near Joann's and forget there was an Ulta right next door (!!) and almost walked right past it but caught myself at the last second.

My honey so hard at work <3

 NOW, on to my mini haul!

I'm the proud owner of my first Zoya's EVER! My mom had a few and some of my girlfriends but I've never had ones to call my own and now they are mineeeee <3

I've been seriously LUSTING after Bevin ever since Zoya released their promotion picture and I managed to snag the last one while I was there! I also got Tru, because well let's be honest, she's just the most gorgeous purple ever. Another Zoya I had been wanting was Trixie after seeing Love for Lacquer's swatches of it. I was bummed when I didn't see it on the shelf but while I was walking around browsing the BOGO section I found her! Someone had just tossed her away and I was almost sad thinking about it LOL. My boyfriend thinks I'm a certified lunatic the way I act over nail polish. I treat them like they're my children, my precious. After we built my nail polish rack (I'll post a pic at the end of the post) & hung it in our bathroom I told him he isn't allowed to touch it or it'll be the last time he touches another thing.

I also picked up two Ulta brand polishes in Cream of the Crop and Peach Parfait because they were BOGO free, and a few polishes for future giveaway prizes which I won't be posting because that would just ruin the surprise!

On my way home from Ulta and Joann's, I decided I was going to stop at Sally's to see if they had nail wheels. I've decided to start swatching my entire collection, mostly for personal use so I can decided on colors easier without having to test it on my nails but also so I can share with you guys my collection instead of having an individual post for each! While I was there I also managed to snag two China Glaze's during their 2 for $10 sale & a few more giveaway prizes.

(L-R: China Glaze Rose Among Thorns & China Glaze Re-fresh Mint)

They also had the entire Hunger Games collection there & if you knew me in real life then you would understand just how much I am obsessed with all things Hunger Games. I finished the entire book series in FOUR days and I saw the movie last night & I'm dragging my boyfriend to see it once he's off work tomorrow. I didn't end up buying any then because I'd already reached my spending limit & I'm honestly extremely proud of myself (so is the bf) because I've been wanting them for weeks. BUT my waiting will pay off, I can just feel it!

Well that's all for now ladies. Check back for the next few blog posts I'll have up, after my last swatch of the Prismatic collection will be my first two wheels of swatches which are reds/pinks & yellows/golds/oranges/corals.


P.S.Here's a picture of my nail polish rack! It's a little fuller now because this pic is a few weeks old but I actually have to build another!

Prismatic Swatches Pt. 2: China Glaze Full Spectrum

Hey ladies! It's so exciting to say that now that it isn't just me :D I'm back today to show you the second polish I have from China Glaze's Prismatic line in Full Spectrum.

Full Spectrum is a world different then Liquid Crystal. This time the color truly does translate out of the bottle. Full Spectrum is described as "Baby pink bursts into holographic magenta to part with silver, gold, blue, pink, and green particles." And I think the description could not fit any more perfectly.

Out of the three, this is definitely my favorite! I love, love love all things pink and shiny so you can see where my love for this polish comes from!

Compared to Liquid Crystal, this formula was a lot thinner and easier to work with. I got full coverage in two coats, but chose to go with three to make the shine a little brighter.

Blurry pic for holo-y goodness <3

In the next few days I should have the last of the three polishes, Optical Illusion, up for a quick review to finish it off! Look for an upcoming giveaway that will be posted on my Facebook. Also continue to share my Facebook page with your friends for another giveaway when I reach 300 fans or 100 GFC followers on here! Share the blog/nail lovin'!!