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Nailed It!: Sprung Into Spring Collection 

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Hubby left to go play golf and now I’m just sitting here wondering if I’m expected to make my own dinner or what?  Cuz it’s been at least six years since I’ve cooked anything, and I’m certain if it’s not a cup of instant mac ‘n cheese, things will not turn out well.  Or it’ll take nine years to chop up a garlic clove, and honestly, I just don’t have much commitment in me.  I sit down for a living; if I’m moving around at all, it’s cuz someone put a Starbucks in the other room or something.

I suppose it’s all my fault about the golfing.  I encouraged it.  I mean, hubby bought golf clubs during a “just in case” kind of moment, so when the opportunity came, I practically shooed him out the door.  I said all sorts of supportive wifely things, such as have fun, be good, and do you need an instruction manual?  Cuz I’ve known him since 2011 and golf has happened approximately zero plus never divided by what is golf, exactly?  In other words, there’s a comedy show down at the golf course if y’all’s not busy.

So while we wait for food to magically appear, I’ve got more pretty spring things to share!  I received the new Nailed It! Sprung Into Spring collection, and they are beauties!  Plus an opportunity for a glitter topper that justifies spending all your money.  You excited?  Well, you should be.  Take a look:

All your favorite Easter colors all lined up so nice.  Each with subtle sparkly, flakie-y effects.  You want them all, just so you know.    Cuz you’re the best crazy nail lady there ever was.

First up is Lovely Lilac:

This one is a lilac creme with a delicate dose of purple and blue flakies.  Tiny touch of holo to make it special-er.  Also, two quick coats cuz you have busy lives to tend to.  Not everyone lays on couches like me.

Close up of the goodies:

Dreamy!  You purple lovers just died a little.

Next up is Spring Fling:

This one is a soft pink creme with golden flakies and touch of holo.  It was hard to capture the sparkle cuz it was honestly pretty subtle.  In person, though, you can see it much better.  Now I did three coats here since pink is much lighter, but also I was swatching while sleeping cuz naps happen all by themselves whether I like it or not.  I kinda failed at this one, is what I’m saying.

Lolling tongue alert!

It really is a pretty color.  Darker than pastel, which makes my see-thru skin look sooooo much less unattractive.

Now here’s Blue Skies Ahead:

This one is my favorite, I think! I’m loving this bright baby blue creme.  Add in a touch of purple sparks and bit of holo shimmer, and can someone please help me hold my mouth closed?  Cuz my brain has stopped working.

Another macro in case you wanna pass out for a second:

This one was a smoooooooth two coater.  It’s lovely.  If you’re buying just one – although LOGIC, STRAIGHT OUT THE WINDOW – then I recommend this one first.

Well, no more blogging I guess:

Seriously, who’s cat is this?  Cuz mine wouldn’t dare, not even when I’m covered in Popeye’s chicken crumbs, which happens more than you think.  Although perhaps he’s trying to kill me, which in that case, makes 100% more sense.  Cuz CLAWS.  Ouchie.

Lastly, here’s Poppin’ Periwinkle:

This one is a pastel periwinkle blurple-y shade with pink, purple and blue flakies and more of that holographic sparkle.  So stinkin’ pretty.  If you love purple, then this one is calling your name.  Most likely in a French accent and handing you a Starbucks cuz what could be more perfect than that scenario?  Besides, Leonardo in your living room with a basketful of kittens that is.

Let’s seal the deal:

Do you hear angels?  I hear angels.

And in case you’re still not convinced properly, here’s one more thing:

The cutest glitter topper you ever did see!  It’s called Bloom and it’s full of different sized glitters in varying shades of purple and aqua and I’m thinking there’s silver in there too.  Here, I’ve layered it over Poppin’ Periwinkle and it looks dang fabulous.  You a fancy lady now!

An insane display of pretty:

You’re about 2 seconds away from sticking your fingers in people’s faces.   Look at mah nails!  Surprisingly, society isn’t as interested as one might think.  SOCIETY is zero fun sometimes.

Some nail art I did:

Get a good look at these, cuz this is literally as good as it gets.  I used the layered floral image from Uber Chic Beauty 15-02 plate right on top of Lovely Lilac, and I think it turned out so cute.  High fives were everywhere, which is the only logical reaction to a brief moment of mojo.  Then the Universe said SIMMER DOWN CRAZY, and bad things started to happen.

So, do NOT look at this one:

I said don’t look!  Ugh.  

I used the Uber Chic Beauty Yay Spring plate on top of Blue Skies Ahead on the middle finger, then I attempted some dry marble decals for my other fingers.  NOPE doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.

OMG, mojo has done took a vacay.  Keep scrolling.

I used the Uber Chic Beauty Yay Spring plate again, this time over Spring Fling, and I’m thinking someone needs to take the stamping plates away.

Okay, I kinda like this one:

Actually, I really like it.  The most simplest one of them all; go figure.

I used the Lina Make Your Mark 03 plate with Poppin’ Periwinkle and the Bloom glitter on top.  Recreations are in order, yes?  YES.

The round up:

The Sprung Into Spring collection released a couple days ago so you’re all set for shopping!  Here’s the deets:

Entire 4-piece collection is $30

Single bottles $8.50 (if you must)

And remember, the first 10 people to order gets a free Bloom glitter topper, so go right now. POLISH EMERGENCY! At the minimum.
Also, in case you weren’t already having the best day ever, use code dianna15 and get 15% off your order.  That is your reward for reading all the way to the bottom.

Click here for shopping!  And if you have a horn handy, give yourself a little toot.  Cuz you make good decisions, that’s why.

Later, loves!

Nailed It!: Not Your Average St. Patty’s Collection 

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Stupid things to have anxiety about:

1.  Boil orders I don’t know about.  I mean, do you know the kind of gastrointestinal hell that’s involved in water with bits floating in it?   A nightmare times a billion, MINIMUM.  Of course, I only hear about boil orders roughly 2 days too late, and then I obsess about all the things I ate and drank that had water in it.  OMG, like virtually everything, so pretty much about to die then.  Never mind the boil order is for twelve towns over, but what is your question?  It’s in the vicinity and that’s all I need to know for a major meltdown scenario to kick in.

2.  Priding myself on adventurous eating then spending the next 487 hours looking up the symptoms of food poisoning.  Sometimes the stress is just not worth it.  Besides, you never really want the bone marrow anyway.  Or all creepy food, for that matter.  Hubby took me to this super elite restaurant in New York City one time – you know, the kind with just twelve tables, where securing a reservation is literally an act of God with maybe some stomach cramps on top.   Anyway, the meal was a 16 course event.  No menus.  The chefs cook it in front of you, serve it, then you eat it no matter what it is.  EXCEPT NOT ME.  For real, I was like a child asking what is this, well what is this, and what is this?  But then you just give up and eat the dadgum sea urchin cuz SOCIETY IS JUDGING YOU NOW and the hives, the hives they are a creepin’.

3.  Finding parking spots in towns I don’t live in.  This is the worst.  I live in a smaller city where the parking is free and most places have their own lot.  But when hubby and I travel, all the rules change.  Nobody has parking so you’re forced to drive around in circles like an obvious tourist and/or crazy person.  And even though I know nothing bad is going to happen if I don’t find a spot up close, for whatever reason this one pushes alllll the buttons.  So then I panic and just pick the first spot I see, most generally one that is approximately 2.7 miles away.  That is not a typo.

OMG, who’s the most ridiculous person on the planet?  I’m not even gonna tell you, cuz you prolly already know.  I could list a thousand more anxiety-inducing things for you, but do you have all day then?  NO YOU DO NOT.  Cuz you’re normal with, like, things to do, unlike me who gets body aches from sitting on the couch too long.

However, one thing that’s NOT stupid?  Not eating the weird M&M.  Cuz POISON.  Duh.

Now that your opinion of me is officially confirmed, let’s distract you with shiny things.  I received the Not Your Average St. Patty’s collection from Nailed It, and there’s so much green going on in here, I swear I have no idea how I’m still upright.  Take a look:

We all just died.  Flat out keeled over and died.  All that shimmer and flakies and holo and GREEEEEENNNNNNN.  Is today the best day of your life or what?  Prolly so.

First up is Chasing Rainbows:

Well how pretty is this?  (Very.)  Out of the 1000+ bottles of nail polish I own (or, hoard, if you’d rather), I don’t have one even slightly like this.  It’s a starter green, in case you wanna ease into it first.  Like driving to Starbucks wearing a coat over your pajamas, cuz although eventually you’re just gonna say screw it and commit to your laziness, for now we’ll just do baby steps.

Regardless, this color is a light minty green and it’s full of rainbow holographic glitter.  And a sprinkling of flakies added in for extra specialness.  It’s lovely, people.  Get on board.

Time for macros!

Gah!  Perfection.

Some nail art I did:

Took the rainbow name quite literally and did some rainbow reverse stamping for you.  Looks like a LOT of effort was made on your behalf.  I’ll take kudos and accolades (and Starbucks if you’re not busy).

Used the Uber Chic Beauty St. Patrick’s Day plate if a recreation is in order.  It is, it is!

Next up is Babes Wear Buckles:

THIS.  This was it for me.  For real, if I had a mic I would’ve dropped it by now and straight up walk out of the room, cuz this green ain’t no joke.  Look at it!  No words.  Absolutely no words.  How this blog is getting done at this point, I have no idea.

Brain, FOCUS!  The display of determination over here is no doubt inspirational, I swear it.  But it’s times like these when we appreciate pictures.  Sausage fingers notwithstanding.

This one has a deep green base with a metallic green shift, although I picked up some purple at the edges in my macros below.  It’s also chock full of multi chrome flakies with a touch of gold; a bit moody and mysterious, too.  I’d say, like me!, but we all laugh in the face of that one.  You can’t be hopscotching on cow patties and winning spelling bees and whatnot, and call yourself mysterious.  Ever.  Rule #836565 of the Universe or something.

(Click here if you need to know more.  My idiocy = confirmed.)

Macros to drool over:

See that hint of purple?  It’s there, I promise.

No effort nail art:

Again, I took the Babes in Buckles name and went a little literal with it.  The Uber Chic Beauty St. Patrick’s Day plate has this buckle image on it, so figured why not?  May not make a particulary smashing looking mani, but I can theme the shit out of some nail art.  Right?  Right.

Now here’s Fool’s Gold:

Okay, now it’s getting ridiculous.  This gold shimmery base is just perfection to me, but toss in a load of rainbow chrome flakies, and I’m serious, it’s lolling tongues for everyone.  You’re fighting off all the boys by how attractive you’re looking right about now, I’m certain.  Brain’s stopped holding your mouth closed.  All the drool in progress.  Maybe in the fetal position, crying a little.  Sexy isn’t a big enough word to describe this scenario. 


An insane amount of flakies:

Youre getting this one!  I mean it.

Shamrock EXTRAVAGANZA! below:

Well, there had to be shamrocks in here at some point.  

Very simple mani, although slightly more interesting than the previous one.  Used the – you guessed it – Uber Chic Beauty St. Patrick’s Day plate, and I think it turned out alright.  Not award winning, but that rarely happens to me anyway.

Lastly, here’s Pinch Protector:

This one is nice.  Not too flashy, but still special.  And green, most importantly.  If you’ve graduated to the next baby step, this here would be your new level.  Or, the equivalent of still wearing your coat over your pajamas, but now we’re driving in our house shoes.  Feels good being a rebel, doesn’t it?  A lazy one, but a rebel nonetheless.  Just watch your speed and for invisible pot holes.  Cuz while it’s all fine and good driving around in your pjs, once you’re forced outside your car, that’s when the judging starts.  And also all your co-workers driving by all at the same time, no doubt.

Here we have a forest green shimmer with gold flakies and bright green, almost turquoise sparkle.  It’s a beauty, guys!  Smooth application; two coats, tops.  A dreamboat in a bottle is what I’m saying.

One more macro for drool, level EXPERT:

Nail art, one more time:

I’m not even gonna tell you what plate this is, cuz you already know.  And those are celtic knots or something else Irish, I dunno.  I’m sooooo good at blogging, guys!

The round up:

If you’re a fan of green, love green, obsessed with green, or just like pretty polish in general, this collection has your name alllll over it.  So get it on it, peeps!  Here’s the scoop:

Not Your Average St. Patty’s, entire collection $30

Single bottles $8.50

Plus, be one of the first 10 customers to buy the whole collection, and score yourself a free sugar scrub.  What now?!  We love free stuff!  (Oh yes we do.)

Lastly, there’s a discount code.  This is what you came here for.  THIS is why it’s important to read all the way to the bottom.  Save 15% on your order by entering code dianna15 at checkout.  Click here for shopping!

Now sit back, relax, and be impatient.  Cuz what other choice do you have at this point?

Later, loves!

 

Nailed It!: Conversation Hearts Collection 

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Benefit #1 of being married to a chef:

When you ask (politely but in all caps in case there’s a misunderstanding) WHY ISN’T THERE ANYTHING CAKE-Y IN THIS HOUSE?! and he gets up and goes make something cake-y.  He does that all the time, just whips up something like that out of stuff we have stashed in our cabinets.  Like, I don’t immediately think CAKE! when I see an unopened carton of Egg Nog leftover from the holidays.  My first thought is GROSS, but where I act like someone who just stepped on a slug in the kitchen at 1 in the morning, he sees opportunity.  Substitute Egg Nog for the butter or actual eggs or something along that line, and voila!  A cake is born.

Benefit #1 of being married to me:

Everything one day past the expiration date listed on the package has immediately turned to poison.  Like, the day of the expiration date, completely fine.  Next day, it will straight up kill you now.  Hubby has thrown out many things that he would, in his expert opinion, still use, but since he doesn’t want to be accused of murder,  he now just goes straight to the trash can.

I may have a skosh of the hypochondria.  I dunno.  I have a friend who got food poisoning from eating ham that his grandmother ate right before she died.  Sooooo … your grandma ate the ham and then she died?  A coincidence, you don’t think?  Honestly, I don’t know how the rest of the story went cuz I immediately got the hives and had to go lay down.  But seriously.  This is why I’m crazy.

I got off on a tangent.  My point is I have a husband who makes me cake.  Even my bad days are still pretty good.

Let’s talk polish!  I received the 4-piece Conversation Hearts collection from Nailed It! nail polish to review for you today.  It’s pink, purple and full of sparkle, so if you’re into all that, then today’s your lucky day.  See:

So blingy!  Who doesn’t love a massive dose of holo?  (Seriously, who?  Cuz we need to talk.)  It’s all your favorite Valentine’s colors, perfect for manis full of hearts, cupids, roses, black clouds, Darth Vader.  I mean, this is YOUR day.  Celebrate however.

First up is Let’s Kiss:

Okay, this one is precious.  Yes?  Yes.  I love a sweet little pink.  And it has just enough darkness in it to make my skin tone appear less see-thru, which is all I ever want out of a polish.  Well, except for gloop.  But gloop is a given.  No, we save gloop for people who like to make extra food noises with their mouths.  Or who use the word suckle in their everyday vocabulary.  Gloop is your punishment for being a bad person.

Macro time!

Then I did some nail art:

I kept it pretty simple, but I love that heart pattern. It’s on the Uber Chic Beauty Love & Marriage 03 plate if you’re curious. I’ve used this plate a ton lately.  For real, if you’re into hearts, flowers and romance, you probably lead a wayyyy more interesting life than me.  But also, this plate is perfect for you.

Next up is Be Mine:

Doh!  It’s purple!  It’s not an in your face purple, like PURPLE! with jazz hands but more just purple with like some sweatpants on.  But sweatpants from Victoria’s Secret, so it’s okay.

Look at all that glitter up close:

Okay, there might be a touch of jazz hands.

Here’s the nail art I did:

Meh.  I mean, it’s not terrible but I’m not gonna win any awards with it or anything.  Some of my hearts turned out a bit funky.  As hearts tend to do.  

Used the Uber Chic Beauty Love & Marriage 03 plate (surprise!), and this red hot bombshell down below.

Here’s XOXO:

Ahhh, now.  We’re in love with this one aren’t we?  She’s red with a bit of pink, cute and flirty but also kinda bossy. She’s who you wish you were back in 5th grade when you tried out for cheerleading but refused to show school spirit, cuz duh, EMBARRASSING.  For real, it was all kinds of uncomfortable crickets in there.  Those judges … being so judgy.  It’s as if they knew there was a spelling bee nearby missing a 10-year-old.

Time for drooling!

Okay, pull it together.  Now scroll right past this:

Ugh.  What.  This looked so much cooler in my head.  This nail art = DO. NOT. RECOMMEND.

Last one is Me & You:

Erlack!  Holo much?  It’s like a base of holo with a bit of holo and a holo topper on top.  A holo EXTRAVAGANZA!

You need this, is what I’m saying.  Cuz anything this holographic practically begs for it.  It knows you’re looking, it sees your mouth hanging open all unattractive-like.  Put this one in your basket then, cuz lolling tongues are not a good look for anyone.

Had to show you this under the lamps:

Do you hear angels?  Prolly.

Not bad nail art:

The contract between that much bling and some pretty black lace stamping is almost too much to bear.  Someone bring me a chair, stat.  And Leonardo DiCaprio, just to be safe.

I used the Uber Chic Beauty Love & Marriage 01 plate this time.  Another favorite!

The round up:

Okay, gang.  You’re buying this collection, just so you know.  Here’s the deets:

Entire set $30

Single polish $8.50

Plus, the first 10 people to order all 4 pieces will receive a bottle of Bye Girl latex barrier for free.  Whyyyyy, we love free things!  (Oh yes we do.)

Annnnnnnddddd THEN!  I have a coupon code.  Use dianna15 for 15% off your order.  I know!  Who’s having the best day ever?

Click here to shop!

Alright, you’ve read to the bottom.  Internet high fives for you!  Thanks for hanging out as always.  Go buy yourself some pretties.  You deserve it.

Later, loves!