Monday, October 10, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness & New Polish

I have so much to talk about! First of all, its Monday. Which means PAA's Monday Nail Art Challenge. This week was Breast Cancer Awareness. I'm already big into raising awareness so the theme was perfect, and gave me a chance to use my new pink ribbon nail tattoos.

On all of my fingers except for my ring finger, I used two coats of No6 Pretty Young Thing. I love this polish and color so much, but I do not think you can find them anymore. I've searched high and low. If you find any, definitely pick it up; its worth owning. On my ring fingers, I used two coats of Love My Nails Innocent Pink then placed on one pink ribbon tattoo per nail. The ribbons were a little difficult to get on, they wanted to stick to the plastic covering instead of the paper, but I managed. 

I also still have my toes pink for breast cancer awareness. As I did before, I promise not to torture you with my toes. I have a swatch on my nail wheel of the polishes my toes have. A coat of a Bon Bons pink with Sinful Colors Pinky Glitter on top.

I cannot seem to stop buying polish lately, so I have some new ones to show (that do not include the collection coming by mail).

Top from left to right: Salon Perfect Cracked Silver, Sally Hansen Plum Power, Revlon Blue Mosaic, and Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. Bottom from left to right: Pure Ice Iced Merlot, Sally Hansen Cherry Smash, and Pure Ice Cheatin.

The pictures are very color accurate for all except for the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wears. Plum Power is a deeper purple and very much plum. Pacific Blue reminds of the Cornflower blue crayon from Crayola.

I know everyone has probably seen Blue Mosaic a million times along with its two glitter companions from this Fall's Revlon collection. But its so pretty, its worth another look. I snagged a Facets of Fuchsia awhile back, but this polish was no where to be found until today. I just love the green glitter thrown in the blue. Makes it a unique polish.

When I saw the Salon Perfect Cracked Silver, I was a little hesitant. I had never heard of Salon Perfect before, but I could not pass up a three dollar crackle. Once I got home, I googled them and realized I had heard of SP, but did not make the connection because they mainly sell false eyelashes. I could not find a thing online about their crackles. But I was optimistic. So I got out my nail wheel and swatched. I layered it over Sinful Colors Black on Black and No6 Party Punch. It looks so much better over dark colors, in my opinion. Even limiting it to wear over darker shades, its still a steal for only three dollars. If anyone is interested, I found mine at Walmart. They had several colors of crackles, along with the silver.

Two more bits of news, then I promise my long post is over. :) I reached 50 followers today. YAY! To thank you all for reading, commenting, and following, I will be putting together a giveaway this weekend. I hope it'll be something everyone can enjoy!

My last bit of news is that I wanted to share my happiness over winning part of Shadow Nail Art's 1 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway. I'm very excited. I love giveaways, even when I don't win. Its so nice to see how giving this community of bloggers is. To host giveaways for their follows.


  1. wow! the mani looks awesome. and ilooove the silver crackle! definitely a steal!

  2. Thank you! :) I'm very happy with the silver crackle. Gave me scare though. Its only my second crackle (I bought it days before the red one) and my first crackle swatched just fine on my nail wheel with no polish underneath. So I did the same with the silver. No cracks. I was majorly disappointed. But I gave it another shot over the pink and it cracked. But I wasn't too pleased with the look, but I love it over the black. So I'm glad I didn't give up. (Long ramble, I know)

  3. I love your pink mani!! The ribbon is awesome! I also love your haul! blue Mosaic looks amaaaazing! The silver crackle is gorgeous too!

  4. Thank you! :) I love the little ribbons! I've been looking for Blue Mosaic, but all I've seen is Facets of Fuchsia (which I already own) and Starry Pink. I finally spotted it at Walgreens.

    I love the silver crackle. If you (or anyone else) wants to get it, I found mine hiding on the bottom shelf of the nail aisle at Walmart. But I heard someone else found Salon Perfect polishes in the Halloween section.