OPI Thank Glogg it’s Friday

Author: marta  //  Category: Mundo de Unas, OPI, PUEEN

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Don’t worry, I haven’t mixed up my days… it’s just the name of the polish ;)

Today I would like to show you OPI Thank Glogg it’s Friday from the upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 Nordic collection.

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KB Shimmer Summer Duo

Author: marta  //  Category: China Glaze, KBShimmer, PUEEN

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today I am swatching the last two shades from the KBShimmer Summer 2014 collection.  In Monday’s post, when I reviewed the PUEEN Encore stamping set, my base was Periwinkle in Time; I will show you full swatches of this color as well as KBShimmer Mint-al Vacation.

KBShimmer Mint-al Vacation

KBShimmer Periwinkle in Time

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KBShimmer products can be found at http://www.KBShimmer.com

For sales outside of the USA visit http://www.HarlowandCo.org.

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Update and mini GIVEAWAY!

Author: marta  //  Category: Uncategorized

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I thought I would take the opportunity today to share with you some of the reasons why my recent posts have been sporadic, and why many of my review posts are taking forever to be featured on ChitChat Nails.

I am writing this post to you, my loyal readers/followers because I see each and everyone of you who tune in to ChitChat Nails (whether it is to browse, read, comment, seek inspiration, etc) as my friends.  Your friendship is very important to me and I have had such warm experiences in the nail polish community that I feel very comfortable filling you in on my personal life goings-on :D

With the above prelude, you might start to worry that things are going bad in my life- they are not- all news is exciting (except for the fact that Monday morning started out with a dentist visit that resulted in one of my back teeth getting yanked out.  Dentists are what my nightmares are made of… but I digress).

Over the last two years I was working towards obtaining my Human Resources certification.  After studying, essay writing and more cramming, it all boiled down to a final National Knowledge Test that I prepared for and wrote at the beginning of June- many of you have commented and emailed asking me to keep you posted (and many others shared kind words of encouragement and affirmation).  Well, all your well wishes helped as I PASSED THE EXAM!  I won’t lie, I did cry tears of joy upon receiving the news.  I have a very supportive husband who made sure I had time for my studies, but I graduated university over 10 years ago, and have had three children since then- my brain is much slower than it used to be.  Upgrading my education was a way to prove to myself that anything is possible if you set your mind to it (and a support system definitely helps ;) ).

Speaking of my three little rascals ;) … they are growing and taking over our current home- so, Peter and I embarked on the journey of selling our house and finding something “bigger”.  With just a small dream of what our ideal home would look like nestled deep in our hearts we contacted the agent (Jeff Carpenter from Century 21) who helped us find this current home (nine years ago when we were just newlyweds and the three children weren’t even distant glimmers in our eyes yet), and got the home-selling ball rolling.  Long story short, our home has sold, and Jeff has helped us make our dream home a reality (truly, EVERY single item on our wishlist is fulfilled in this new home).  We are officially moving mid August!!!!!!  For anyone who has or is selling a home, the process is very draining with all of the random house showings and the lack of perceived control in finding a potential buyer; it is a time of uncertainty and psychological gameplay that really nibbled away at my energy- thank YOU for sticking around.

I hope, with all my heart, to continue blogging from our new home- but I am not oblivious to the packing and unpacking that awaits Peter and I before we really inhale and enjoy the new place.  Thus- the posts will continue to be sporadic AND there may be a week or two that I ‘disappear’… but I will be back, and I will make an officially announcement when moving date comes ;)

That is what has been going on in the life of Marta… behind the ChitChat Nails scene.  Whenever I was feeling discouraged, tired or down, your comments, messages, emails etc. lifted me up.  This blog wouldn’t be what it is without YOU tuning in and I am grateful for each day, and for each one of YOU.

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This is as good a time as any to host a tiny giveaway.  I have had, in my possession, two brand new Cult Nails plates (which I helped create) ;)

I have TWO plates available- thus there will be TWO winners :D

HERE is my review of this plate.

Giveaway Rules:

* giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY

* TWO winners will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter

* the Rafflecopter giveaway will end on August 4th 2014 at midnight at which point the winners will be contacted.  The winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a replacement winner will be chosen at random.

 

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THANK YOU FOR READING!

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PUEEN Encore REVIEW

Author: marta  //  Category: KBShimmer, PUEEN

Hello Lovely Ladies!!!

I am back from a blissful one week family getaway to the cottage; my husband and I have been renting the same house by the lake for 15 years now, and it is an annual vacation that my whole family now looks forward to.  Over the last few years our close family friends have joined us and that makes the time even more enjoyable and fun!

I am back refreshed, relaxed and a little tanned ;)

I returned home to a lovely review parcel from PUEEN Cosmetics.  This parcel was a long time coming- I have this feeling the customs folk were holding and admiring it ;) but I am elated to finally have it in my painted claws and to be able to review it for YOU!

And the very first manicure I created using the Encore Collection set:

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A Paisley Teeny Bikini

Author: marta  //  Category: BundleMonster, Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I thought it would be nice to round off this week’s posts with a review of Sally Hansen Teeny Bikini :D

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OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid

Author: marta  //  Category: OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

The shade that I was most looking forward to, from the OPI Nordic collection, was My Dogsled is a Hybrid:

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OPI Suzi Has a Swede Tooth

Author: marta  //  Category: OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

On Monday I showed you the four ‘chocolate/brown’ shades from the OPI Nordic collection (check them out here).  Today I would like to show you how I wore the PINK, Suzi Has a Swede Tooth:

(manicure idea by SoNailicious HERE)

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OPI Nordic Chocolate Browns

Author: marta  //  Category: OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

A few days back I shared with you the press release for OPI’s Fall/Winter 2014 Nordic Collection.

The entire collection has made it to ChitChat Nails and I will work my way through swatching the 12 shades for you :D (the official launch date is August 6, 2014).

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Perfect Pastels

Author: marta  //  Category: BundleMonster, Cirque, Essie, OPI, Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Over the last few days I have been swatching the Sally Hansen Sea Bloom collection, and today I would like to show you my two personal favourite shades:

(nail idea from Trendy Polish – youtube link HERE)

Sally Hansen Kelp Yourself

Sally Hansen Floaties

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Four Sally Hansen pretties

Author: marta  //  Category: Lily Anna, Messy Mansion, OPI, Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

My blogging has been sporadic… and I’m afraid it will continue to be so for the next little while before things settle down a little and I can commit to a more regular schedule.

Due to a lack of daily posts I am cramming not one, not two, not three but FOUR Sally Hansen shades into one post :D

This is Sally Hansen Wet Suit and Sally Hansen Splash

Sally Hansen Pearl Up and Fruit Ta-Ta

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