Cirque Colors Au

Author: marta  //  Category: Cirque

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I am a huge fan of Cirque Colors, you all know that by now, and with this particular topper Cirque has struck gold (literally).

Here is how I wore Cirque Colors Au (23K gold flake):

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The #celebratewithpueen Winners

Author: marta  //  Category: PUEEN

Hello Lovely Ladies,

The judges have been hard at work deliberating on who should win the PUEEN Cosmetics contest.  With over 170 valid entries this was no small feat.  Each one of you who entered brought your own personal style and skill-set, your own take on a holiday-ready manicure.  Honestly though, how do you chose between awesome and awesome!?  Each one of you submitted a FANTASTIC manicure!  We had a showcasing of long and short nails, ovals and squares, sophisticated and whimsical, simple and complex with multiple techniques.

In the end THREE lucky winners will receive the upcoming PUEEN Celebration Collection stamping plate (7″x9.5″ single plate with each winner’s name engraved ) + a $100 store gift card.

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You’ve seen this, but have you heard…?

Author: marta  //  Category: Essie, Nailz Craze, piCture pOlish

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I feel like I’ve just packed a full week’s worth of activities into this past weekend… and something tells me things are NOT going to slow down until AFTER the holidays.

Similarly -with equal haste- I will pack a few updates into today’s post.

FIRST, Thank YOU for the OVERWHELMING participation in the PUEEN contest.  We had over 170 valid entries showcasing INCREDIBLE talent and personal style.  The contest is now CLOSED.  My two (hand picked) judges were busy admiring all of the entries over the course of this weekend, and we have picked the winners.  I have notified PUEEN via email, and if they approve our nominations, I will announce the winners within a day or two.

Even if you do not have Instagram, you may view all of the entries from you PC HERE!  I encourage you with all of my heart to check them out and I guarantee you will feel the holiday spirit in these amazing entries!!!

I will also be taking a personal blogging break before the holidays, and my goal is to show you the winning manicures (with proper credit and relevant links), the runners-up, and overall favourites during those days- we will therefore continue to keep it festive here ;)

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Rustic-gradient sprinkled with B&W glitter

Author: marta  //  Category: Cirque, OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Do you agree with me that black & white glitter makes everything better? :D

Today I would like to show you Cirque Colors One More Time layered over OPI Lost My Bikini in Molokini:

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NailPatchMe nail wraps review

Author: marta  //  Category: NailPatchMe, Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

If you tuned in to yesterday’s post, where I showed you a pairing of nail wraps with pink, today will seem like a déjà vu moment.  I’m not going to apologize for that ;) I am counting my blessings that review items continue to arrive in my mailbox, and I am doing my best to review them for you, and share my honest opinion.  I hope you will agree that seeing two back-to-back nail wrap manicures only shows that there are a LOT of brands on the market- each one providing their best take on trendy and fashionable nail wraps, giving YOU -the consumer- plenty of patterns and style to chose from ;)

Here is today’s NailPatchMe manicure:

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piCture pOlish Grace with OMG nail strips

Author: marta  //  Category: piCture pOlish

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today is another one of those two for one review posts, as I paired the soft piCture pOlish Grace with some fun and girly OMG Nail Strips.

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OPI Presents Fifty Shades of Grey!

Author: marta  //  Category: OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

If we had to divide the female population into those who have read the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series and those who have not, I would unabashedly be amongst the masses who HAVE read (and secretly enjoyed) the series.  Actual writing style aside, this was a guilty pleasure read that offered me a little distraction from the daily grind.  Entertaining, gripping, blush-worthy and overall a memorable read (simply because it was so different from the novels I normally reach for).  When OPI announced their release of the NEW Limited Edition Fifty Shades of Grey lacquers I literally yelped with excitement.  It is clear that OPI “aims to please” and I will say, hands tied down this is THE most exciting collection revealed this year by any brand!!!!  Both collection theme and actual shades have me SUUUUUUUPER EXCITED!!!!!

 

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piCture pOlish Galaxy + 8 Crazy Nights

Author: marta  //  Category: BundleMonster, Cirque, Mundo de Unas

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today is galaxy-nails day here on ChitChat Nails (a little break from the holiday-wintery manis); this one featuring quite a few new-to-me colours including three piCture pOlish shades and one Cirque Colours glitter topper:

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OPI Hello Hawaii Ya?

Author: marta  //  Category: BundleMonster, OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today’s feature shade is from the upcoming OPI Hawaii collection for Spring/Summer 2015.

This is how I wore OPI Hello Hawaii Ya?:

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Festive Holiday Glitterzzzzz

Author: marta  //  Category: Cirque, KBShimmer

Hello Lovely Ladies,

While I am not one to reach for chunky glitter toppers often, today I have a comparison post for you… just in case YOU are looking for some chunky glitter for this Holiday season- perhaps this post will help you make up your mind (or at least scope out what is available).

While Cirque Colors Holo-Day Cheer (LE) and KBShimmer Kringle All The Way are not exact dupes, they are close enough (in my opinion) to warrant a comparison post.

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