Monday, December 31, 2012

Zoya Blaze

Dear all readers, I finally found it! I've found the queen of all nail colors. I recently went on the Zoya website and noticed they were giving away the bottle of 18k Real Gold Flakes away for FREE! I was thinking... Wow I love free stuff. All I had to do was purchase 3 other bottles of Zoya nail polish & I would get this $35 bottle of Gold Flakies for free! What a deal. So I had to rush thru & figure out what colors I wanted before the deal ran out. So not knowing what I was looking for or having nothing in my wish list, I was beginning to panic. I knew I wanted a green, so I added a green polish to my cart. Came across a purplish shiney color, clicked add then wanted a red glitter, so added Blaze to my cart then the 18k gold polish to my cart & phew I did it! Just in time. Total $24.00 with free shipping. Yippee. I totally pumped!

Received my stuff yesterday. The gold flakes is kinda cool. The green Zoya Invanka is very pretty. Good score.. Zoya charla I think it's called, bummer I think I already own it but I must have liked it to ordered it twice. THEN I took out this gorgeous glitter red with other colored fine glitter in it. A glow comes around it & I'm sure I heard "lala" singing when I was looking at it! It is the most gorgeous color ever!! This IS A DEFINITE MUST HAVE in anybody collection. I hope my pics do it at least 1/2 the justice it deserves! It goes on amazing, it's smooth & makes the nails look amazing! So I guess it's just AMAZING! Look for yourself. Enjoy!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Mani

I thought I would do a Christmas manicure before the year was over. I used Butter London Pillar Box Red for this mani. I'm in love with this red. This is the first time I have tried Butter London & I'm hooked. This brand is definitely worth ever penny! I hope you like my simple Christmas design.
Merry Christmas! I hope Santa brings you everything you asked for. Have a great day. Much Love.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Contest/Giveaway! Enter for some amazing prizes!

I am hosting a contest and giveaway on CuteDesigns YouTube Channel. If you feel like doing a nail art design you can or you can just enter a comment and win. There are different themes to choose from so you have a variety. Please share with your friends. If we have lots of entires more prizes will be added. Below are some of the prizes & the video to CuteDesigns video. Thanks and Goodluck!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Julep Nail Polish Giveaway!

Hello Pretty Ladies, Would you like to win a box of Julep polish? I am hosting a giveaway on a YouTube! My friend Beeyoncesha has an amazing channel on YouTube & would love if you checked her out & entered our giveaway! She has gorgeous nails & does amazing nail tutorials. Please refer to the video below to see how to enter the giveaway. It only lasts a week so you need to hurry! It is international so as long as you can receive nail polish in your country you can enter. Good Luck! Thx Click Here to take you to YouTube video to enter!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Help! Asking for a favor.

Hi fellow bloggers. I would like to ask a huge favor from you. I recently entered a contest to win some goodies from Incoco. I posted a picture on FB of a manicure using their products. The title of my picture is In the "Dream World"! The person with the most votes wins tons of goodies from them. I would love to win & even be willing to share. I would really appreciate if you could go to Incoco FB, Contest, Vote, find my picture & vote for mine. I will also put a link below. I would greatly appreciate your vote. Thx so much.
Here is my photo.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Chickettes Appreciation Giveaway!

Chickettes is having an amazing giveaway! There will be 2 winners & they will win an amazing set of Indie Polish. You don't want to miss out on this giveaway! Check it out at

I'm using a new program to post on my blog, so I hope it works.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cherry Floral Mani

I hadn't worn my favorite polish, AEngland Tristam, for a while so I decided to dust it off & paint my nails. I love this brand & color so much. The consistency is just so amazing. I wish all polish was made like AEngland. It goes on beautifully & always looks amazing even with just one coat.

I wore it for a day & was just playing around with the acrylic paint. I started painting cherries on my nails. I thought it looked ok so I kept going. Then painted the little white flowers on them. I thought they turned out pretty good so was going to take a picture & post to Instagram. After I took the picture I realized the white flowers kind of looked like cooked eggs sunny side up. ;0) hehe. So I decided to add the black dots to the inner center of the flower.
I liked how they turned out with the red & white up against the gorgeous background of the shiny Tristam.

I decided to enter them into my very first nail art contest on Instagram.

If you think I did an ok job I would appreciate it if you would go to Instagram, search #dontbenudynails & like my entry.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Football Mani

Hello Blogger friends. I know it's been forever since I have posted anything on here. So I thought I would post something fun. My nephew has been a huge football fan since he was born & was born with a ball in his hand. This year he if finally old enough to play full contact football and he was so excited. So I decided to support him for his first game & do a football mani in his school colors.

Columbus Cougars!!

When all of the boys have played football throughout the years, our family have always yelled "Hit sum1", so I added that to my mani. I'm not sure how we all came up with it but we it's been said from generation to generation. ;0)

Sorry the cuticles look so rough.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 4th Mani

Sorry I didn't post this yesterday. I have lost my camera cord Again! So I had to take this picture with my phone, thus the quality. I used my 3 magnetic polishes for all of the fingers except my ring finger. The ring finger I used Sinful Colors Under 18, Orly Sweet Peacock & a silver StripeRite. You will probably not believe this, because I didn't, but I had entire bottle of star polish from Nabi called Star Glitter. It took me forever to dig out just the silverish gold stars.

I would love for you to leave your blog link in the comments if you did a July 4th mani. I would love to see them.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Saturday, June 23, 2012

butter London Sale

Great new sale going on from butter LONDON right now until June 27th!

All you have to do is enter code FFSUMMER12 at check out and you will receive 30% off.
Click on picture below to take you to butter London site.

I don't own any butter London so am thinking of buying the Rock-n-Roller Pack. I would love to know if you decide to make a purchase. Happy Shopping!!

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Share the Love

I wanted to start a series on my blog. I'm going to call it share the love. I want to talk about amazing blogs that I have come across & that I really enjoy reading. I read tons of blogs & there are some that I go to every day just to see what amazing things they have posted each day. The first one I want to tell you about is The Daily Nail. Melissa does amazing nail art. She also has amazing ideas. If you haven't checked out her blog please go to her blog & check out her amazing designs.

Melissa was also chosen as one of the top 10 in the Riteaid Nail art contest. There were 869 entries so this was an amazing accomplishment. I would love if you support her & help her win the contest. Please go to the RiteAid website & vote for her design. Here is the link.
Here is the awesome design she came up with.

She has gorgeous nails, tips & cuticles. I wish her the best in the contest. She doesn't know that Im blogging about her or this contest. I hope she doesn't mind.
I just wanted to SHARE THE LOVE!!!
Please Vote! Thanks I appreciate it.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Neon Cheetah Mani

As I was strolling thru the Internet I saw this adorable dress. I love the dress but knew I would never be able to fit my big butt in the gorgeous dress so I decided to take inspiration from this dress for my manicure.

This is the first time I have done the animal print because I know it has been done over & over but I thought it turned out ok. I received tons of compliments & since I only usually wear my manis for a day or two it was fine. The green wasn't as bright as the one in the dress but I wanted to try out my new Deborah Lippmann Almost Paradise green polish.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What's Your Shape?

I found this note about the shape of your nails & wanted to share it. Sorry I can't remember where I first saw it. I always thought I had round nails but according to this I have Oval nails. I think they are more round when I grow them out. My nails kind of have a mind of their own & do their own thing. I have recently cut them as they were looking a little shabby.
So .....

Below is a recent mani I tried with a makeup sponge. I put all the polishes on the sponge at once & placed it on my nails. It didn't turn out as well as I wanted it to but it was a very fast mani. It took about 5 mins, which I loved. Maybe will turn out better next time with different colors. As you can see I'm Oval!

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Win Polish for a Year!

Julep is having a Mothers Day giveaway. There will be 2 winners. So 2 people will win polish & mani/pedi goodies for an entire year! Who would not love to receive nail mail each month for an entire year?!! Copy & paste the link in your browser to be directed to the giveaway.

I apologize that I couldn't link you directly. For some reason when I try to add extras or go out of my screen to add links, I lose my entire post. It has something to do with the new blog setup & that I post from my IPad.
Good luck.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Friday, April 27, 2012

A England's Tristam

This is the 2nd time I have posted this. The 1st time it got deleted when I tried to add the tags. I'm not sure how to do it with the new blog system. So if you have any tips I would love to hear them.

I could go without posting this swatch & telling you my opinion on A England Tristam. This polish is my new favorite polish of all time! If you haven't tried this brand or do not own a bottle of it, I honestly think you should get yourself one. If all of their polishes are like Tristam they are amazing also. This polish is the perfect consistency & goes on smoothly. In all my years of painting my nails I have never used polish as nice as Tristam. I received this as a birthday gift but I definitely think this is worth the $12.50 price tag. Which would usually be hard for me to say because I do think that is quite pricey for 1 bottle of polish, especially when you can go to the drugstore & buy 6 for that price. I usually would say don't pay more than $10 for a bottle unless it files, buffs & polishes your nails for you. ;0).
Not only is A England Tristam the cream of the crop of polishes, it is a gorgeous color. I wish I could share my bottle with all of you so you could see what I am talking about. I have to say a Huge thank you to Ashley for sending this to me. Without her I probably would have never tried this brand.

Thanks again to Ashley. If you haven't checked her blog out already, please do so & let her know I sent you. I would really appreciate it. Please just copy & past her link cuz I don't want to lose this post again. Thx so much.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Flower Mani

I recently entered a contest on FB. The rules were to do a manicure using just nail polish & create it using your non-dominate hand. Since I am right handed I had to use my left hand do a spring floral manicure. I thought the contest was very unique and a great idea. I had never heard of a contest like this one before which is why I wanted to join in the fun. I was grateful my manicure didn't turn out that bad as I thought it was going to using my left hand. I didn't win so maybe I was wrong. ;0) Here it is. Tell me what you think!

I used Zoya Bevin as the base coat. Spoiled My Silicone Popped as the side swipe base, Funky Finger for the stripes & part of flowers, Essie Mint for other part of flower & Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow for the dots.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Birthday Club Gifts

If you aren't in a nail Birthday Club you should join one or put one together yourself. Just get 12 people together, who love nail polish, preferably 12 people that have birthdays in each month of the year. Each month you send a little package to the Birthday person. Your Birthday month not only do you get the month off from sending a package but you receive 11 goodie boxes for your birthday. It so much fun seeing what everybody receives for their birthday & it's really fun getting nail mail 11 times during the month of your Birthday. You don't have to wait til January to start. You can start any month.
So my Birthday was in March!! These were all of the goodies that I received. Thanks to all the ladies in my amazing Birthday group!!

Was so excited to see my cute pink butt!

In love with pink pastel & love the "Love" bracelet.

OMG I got my first Hits! Isn't it gorgeous!

My first MUA polish & the colors are perfect & so me!

Received my first international polish & I'm hooked!

Holy Moly am I spoiled or what?!! All of them are perfect!

Started crying when I opened this package. I got Tristam!!! Aahhhh!

My 1st Bettina polish. I love them especially the 2nd one. Nature Ocean!

1st Funky Fingers! Yea! I'm in love with these colors. The hot Coral is my favorite color! Love love it!
I appreciate all my great gifts & love all of them. I can't wait to wear them. Stay tuned for swatches.
Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions. What do you think of the Birthday Club idea? Does this make you want to join one?
Sincerely From the Heart,

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hits Apolo

I received a gorgeous holographic nail polish for my Birthday from an amazing beautiful person. Thanks so much Suiling for such a gorgeous polish. It's Apolo from Hits & I'm in love with it. I really don't need to say much just look at the pics. Hopefully my camera does it justice.

Here you can see the gorgeous greens & golds. Awesome!

Gorgeous or what?!!

Can see the reds in it. Amazing!

You can see the rainbow! It really is beautiful!!! Love it.

Thanks again Suiling. Please check out her blog Lovely Little Things.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Incoco Nail Polish Appliqué's

I was sent some Incoco Nail Polish Appliqué's to try. I had not tried the true nail polish appliqués before this. I had only tried the nail stickers so I was unsure what to expect.
Each Incoco nail strip includes base, nail color & top coat all in one! So you get 3 in 1 when using these appliqués. They last up to 14 days depending on your lifestyle. Since they are made of nail polish you need to use polish remover when removing them from your nail.

This is what comes in the package of Incoco nail appliqués. (both above & below) the nail polish strips- above
Directions, file, cuticle pusher & polish remover pad- below

Since I hadn't used true nail polish strips before I was pleasantly surprised how simple it was to apply especially after the first one. I made sure to clean my nails really well & buff them because I wanted my manicure to last as long as possible. I was shooting for the 14 days that it claims to do.

I applied the gorgeous ones called Dream World. They are a gold glitter ombre design. As soon as I applied 1 I knew I was HOOKED! I LOVE THESE!! They feel amazing on. The glitter was smooth but looks amazing!

They were easy to apply. Because they are real nail polish they stretch which aides in applying them & making sure all areas of the nail is covered.

Hopefully you can tell in the picture that they have this awesome pinkish gold @the top & radiant down to a more pure gold color. They are so pretty. I'm really impressed with these nail strips. But the test is...
Do they last 14 days as they say they will?

I usually change my nail color at least every other day. So to keep these on for 14 days was going to be not only a challenge for the Incoco nail appliqués but for me!
I wore them 10 days & had to change my nail color! I was totally impressed that the Inococo nail strips beat me! They could have gone another 4 days!

I'm very impressed with Incoco Nail Appliqués and would definitely recommend them especially if you are in a hurry & don't have time for 2-3 coats of polish to dry! Like I said earlier, they out did me. 10 days was the max I could keep the same mani but I'm sure Inococo nail strips could have gone the 14 days they claim.

So in my honest opinion I really do think these are amazing & would definitely recommend them. They come in a variety of styles & designs. Please check out their website & try some for yourself. Let me know what you think. You can purchase them at Incoco

2 thumbs up from me & a huge thank you to Incoco for sending these to me & letting me try them. I was skeptical at first but now am in love so thanks so much!!

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love your input & opinions.

Sincerely From the Heart,

These products were kindly sent to me for review purposes. I am not being compensated in anyway, shape, or form. The reviews on here are my honest opinions, based on my experience/knowledge with each product mentioned.