Friday, January 25, 2013

Nail mail... and something special!

Yesterday I got a couple of goodies in the mail and of course I have to share them with you! First of all, last week I got a $5 Target gift card through Punchtab. What's Punchtab? Well, look at the bottom left hand corner of your browser window and you should see a floating tab for Punchtab! Basically, you get points just for visiting this site. You get additional rewards for doing things like commenting on my posts, and best of all, you can exchange these points for gift cards!

After some searching on Target's site, I finally decided to buy Sally Hansen's Strobe Light and even after shipping I got it for free!
Last weekend I won a giveaway from U-Neek Polish and yesterday I received my prizes! I was honestly a little surprised she sent me so many polishes that were professional brands, but I certainly won't complain. Janet was nice enough to give me five polishes, plus a ton of other goodies. I was literally awake for not even 15 minutes before I started swatching them! Here's what all she sent me:

Ulta Mint Condition
U-Neek Polish Ocean Blues by D
Essie Wicked
Essie Princess Pink
JLB Cosmetics #06 (btw - the bottle is identical to butter London bottles!)

Ocean Blues by D is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of my new polishes, but this is honestly one of my favorites of the bunch. The color reminds me a bit of Sinful Colors Gorgeous, but it has tons of shimmer in addition to teal and I believe black glitter.

Here's my swatches. (I forgot to mention, these are all 1 coat each.)

Q is Sally Hansen Strobe Light
R is Ulta Mint Condition
S is Essie Wicked
T is Essie Princess Pink

A is Ocean Blues by D
B is JLB Cosmetics #06

Here are the rest of my prizes! In addition to all of the goodies shown here, she also sent me a bunch of beauty samples which of course I love!

So that's it for my goodies. As I mentioned in the title of this post, I also have something special to share with you all. If you pay attention to my Facebook page, you probably have already guessed that it's my first franken polish!

From the bottom working up, this is 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats and finally 4 coats. Here's another picture with the bottle :P

Here's a close up of my franken with 3 coats!
I still need to let this sit at least over night, but unfortunately it looks like my glitter is getting eaten a bit. Or at least the glitter are losing their colors. Its still really pretty but doesn't have quite the same sparkle. I plan on layering this over something or other tomorrow in preparation for FINALLY doing my Pokemon Fire nails.So hopefully it holds up well enough! Overall I think it turned out really well for my first franken!

Thanks for reading & I hope you all have a great weekend :)

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