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Nailed It!: Sprung Into Spring Collection 


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!: Classic Christmas and Christmas with a Twist trios


Remember that time not so long ago when I subscribed to 11 beauty boxes and had a hoard of masks and moisturizers under my bathroom sink that would outlive the apocalypse?  It’s funny how one hobby can just transplant another like that.  I traded my makeup and skincare obsession with nail polish – and I did it in the blink of an eye.

I blame YouTube.

Well, don’t give me an iPad, a cocktail and absolutely nothing to do for five hours.  I got sucked into watching some girl paint her nails, video after video, and literally didn’t blink for ages.  I was mesmerized in a way I hadn’t been before.  A naked Leonardo might’ve handed me a Starbucks and a Visa gift card, but heck if I know.

And from that point forward, nothing else mattered.  My 27 bottles of expired designer foundation sat there untouched and even more expired.  One by one, the subscription boxes met their sad, untimely fate.  On my mission to own all the things I ended up with too many things that I no longer cared about.  Remember that Korean face mask made out of green beans and slug trail?  Yep, I couldn’t even manage enough curiousity to open the jar.  Was it green?  Did it smell weird?  Who knows and probably, but we’ll never be 100% certain.

I’m well aware I have a problem.

The good news is my mother has no hypochondriac issues with using expired foundation, so technically I’m not the insane one.  Because owning 800+ bottle of nail polish is completely normal. It is; I checked.

Speaking of, I got more goodies!  I received a nice hefty package from Nailed It! this week and if you’re in the mood for holiday pretties, then today is your day.  I got two Christmas trios plus some info on their 12 Days of Christmas promo.  Get ready!  Lesssss go.

First up is their Classic Christmas trio:

Well, this is starting out well.  Perfection!  Very much your standard holiday shades, but oh so pretty.  There’s holos and glitters and flakies everywhere in here.  All the happy things poured in one bottle.  Basically, your Christmas wishes are coming true right now, in case you didn’t know.

Here’s Noble Fir, Sir:

OMG, green.  Heart eyes times a billion.  If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know all about my love affair with green.  It’s my most favorite color, all the shades of it, and anytime I get one in a collection, I’m the happiest of all things happy.

And if you haven’t been reading this blog, then gimme your to-do list.  I’ll rearrange it for you.

Dreamy!  This one is a pretty grass green loaded with holo and gold glitters.  Formula is thicker than what you may be used to, but it was very easy to use.  I did two thin coats plus top coat.  Isn’t it magical?  Look at it under the lights:

Well worth carrying your LED lamp around with you everywhere, wouldn’t you say?  Gah.  I don’t know how I’ll make it to the end of this blog.  I’m already sighing and drooling, with my eyes half closed.

Next is Quintessential Christmas:

Hope you like bling!  (I do, I do!)  Perfect holiday party shade, if you go to parties. It’s also the perfect Netflix-on-the-couch shade cuz that’s what I do.

This one is a silver holographic with a light load of red and green glitters.  This formula was the thinnest of the bunch, but I still got opacity in two coats.  Great news for lazy people!  More time for naps.

Even though my swatch didn’t get any of the bigger green glitters, I still think it looks pretty dang good.  You and everyone else will be blinded by the holo anyway.

Last polish in the first trio is this glorious red, Mrs. Claws:

I’ve mentioned it before, but I don’t gravitate towards reds.  But anytime I see a red with FLAKIES in it, my brain stops holding my mouth closed. I want all the flakie reds!  In fact, all the flakies period. They just make everything better. Skinnier, prettier, smarter? Probably even that. Flakies are THE BEST. 

Ugh. So pretty. Red base, silver flakies. What other combo beats that?  Besides Fritos and bean dip, or my hand and a Starbucks, there’s not much else. 

Close up cuz you NEED it:

Heavenly. Not sure how we’re gonna top all that.  Voodoo magic maybe.

The second trio is Christmas with a Twist, three unconventional holiday shades:

Are you dying? Aaack! What beauties.  If you thought you were just gonna buy those first three, can we safely say you are WRONG. 

First up is Winter Wonderland:

Oh that ice blue 😍 This is the only ice I’ll accept in the winter. It’s just beautiful. If it wasn’t for colors like this, you could just send me to bed for the next four months. Wake me up when the grass turns green. Hubby thinks I’m a bah humbug when it comes to winter and Christmas, but when you stick the sun behind clouds for 129 days in a row, it’s hard to be cheerful. 

Nail polish helps. 

It actually looks rather dainty, but this baby has that same thicker formula and is opaque in two coats.  Full of blue, pink and purple glitters, it’s elegant and flashy all at the same time.  You want it; oh yes you do.

And then there’s this macro:

Do you need a chair and a cool rag for your forehead?  I know, me too.
Nex up is Ugly Sweater Party:

Alright.  I’m done.  I’ve officially dropped the mic and walked out of the room.  If you’re not buying this, I question your priorities.  Cuz how can you enjoy sitting amongst all that “electricity” and “running water” without this pink glitter in your life?  Spoiler alert:  you can’t.

It’s super precious!  The pink holo base is full of purple glitters and gold flakies, and I dunno, it reminds me of candy or something. It’s absolutely delicious.  And I pretty much can’t focus on anything else anymore.

Seriously, is someone bringing me candy?  Ugh.

That macro is straight up artwork.  This one is officially my favorite of the bunch.  You’ll love it too, I promise.

Last but not least, here is Tree Topper:

Well, you knew there had to be a gold, right?  Just one more excuse to go to a party, cuz this polish practically begs for it. Not me, though, cuz I like pajamas.  But you should definitely go.  Think how model-y your hands will look holding a Totino’s Pizza Roll or pointing at things with a flashy fingertip.  I’m almost jealous of how popular you’ll be.  Almost.  Cuz, NO PANTS.  It’s hard to argue with that kind of logic.

It’s a good thing we’re at the end of this blog, otherwise the rest of my words would be just groan-y throat noises and that’s super hard to write.  I’m just so pleased with this collection, but until someone invents more words, I’ll just be over here drooling on myself.  

Uhhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. (See?  This polish has got me loopy.)

Both collections released today as well as several hand and body products.  Their 12 Days of Christmas promotion has also started today, so perk up.  Here’s the deets:

Day 1:  Winter Wonderland (from the Christmas with a Twist trio) on sale for $4 (regular $8) – this is today so you have a few hours left to take advantage of this one

Day 2:  Tree Topper (from the Christmas with a Twist trio) on sale for $4 (regular $8)

Day 3:  Bye Girl latex barrier on sale for $3.50 (regular $6)

Day 4:  Ugly Sweater Party (from the Christmas with a Twist trio) on sale for $4 (regular $8)

Day 5:  Mrs. Claws (from the Classic Christmas trio) on sale for $4 (regular $8)

Day 6:  Candy Cane Dreams Body Butter on sale for $8 (regular $12)

Day 7:  The Balm in Berri Vanilla on sale for $3.50 (regular $6)

Day 8:  Classic Christmas trio on sale for $15 (regular $20)

Day 9:  Quintessential Christmas (from the Classic Christmas trio) on sale for $4 (regular $8)

Day 10:  Christmas with a Twist trio on sale for $15 (regular $20)

Day 11:  Winterberry Frost Sugar Scrub Cubes on sale for $6 (regular $10)

Day 12:  Beauty Bundle on sale for $34 – includes your trio of choice, Candy Cane Dreams body butter, Bye Girl latex barrier, The Balm in Berri Vanilla and a tingly peppermint lip balm (regular $46.50 although it’s on sale all December long for $40)

The round up:

You’re getting all these, I’ve already decided.  Click here and get on it.  Then go buy me a Starbucks cuz we are best friends.  And Santa is watching you, although not in a creepy way.

Later, loves!