Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Trick or Treat Giveaway!

Hello all! I am very excited to be participating with a bunch of amazing bloggers in the Halloween Trick or Treat Giveaway hosted by DIY Polish!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and fall is one of my favorite seasons, so I am very excited to be able to celebrate it with an awesome giveaway with awesome people! There are 27 bloggers participating in the giveaway so that means there are 27 chances to win some fun prizes that include Halloween polishes, nail art supplies and indies!

Blogs Participating:

Polished Paradise (That's Me!)
DIY Polish
The Jedi Wife
Jilltastic Nail Design
Love for Lacquer
Taneja's Bride
XO, Noelle
Nails by Ms. Lizard
The Lacquerologist
Munchy's Nails
Nail Polish Anonymous
Demi's Nails
Set in Lacquer
College Polished
Beyond Beauty Lounge
Princess Polish
Polished Cousins
Cosmetic Sanctuary
Sweet Surcee
Mandie's Manicures
Tall Girl in Heels
You Had Me at Makeup
365 Days of Color
Beauty Gnome
Peace Love Lacquer

Make sure to check them all out! They all have great blogs and deserve some love for participating in this awesome giveaway!

The giveaway is open to people who live in the US and runs until October 10th! Good luck to all who enter!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

365 Days of Color: Toxic Love Collection

Over the summer 365 Days of color came out with her Toxic Love collection; which consists of four neon jelly polishes with varying glitters. The polishes are named Dangerously Beautiful, Deadly Attraction, Killer Kiss, and Chemical Romance.  Below I have swatched them all on their own and over a white base to give you an idea of what they look like with more opacity.

First up is Dangerously Beautiful which has a hot pink jelly base with matte teal, black, and blue glitter.

One Coat:

Two Coats:

After two coats the color is beautiful and bright on its own and over the white.  The glitter also distributes evenly and is very easy to work with.

Deadly Attraction easily became one of my favorites from this collection.  It has a neon yellow jelly base with shredded black glitter.  It is very unique and different from any polish I own.

One Coat:

Two Coats:

I just love how bright this polish is over the white base!  It also looks great on its own.  It is just electric in my eyes and I absolutely love it!  Two coats of the polish brings out its color and also puts a lot of the black shredded glitter on my nails.

Chemical Romance has a neon purple jelly base with varying black glitters and also some silver glitters too.  It is a very pretty polish.

One Coat:

Two Coats:

I love how this polish is so bright.  Even after one coat you really get a good feel for the brightness of the color.  I also think that the glitter looks really nice in it and makes for a nice addition to the beautiful color.

Last but not least Killer Kiss.  This is another one of my favorites from this collection.  It has a coral jelly base with varying white glitters in it.

One Coat:

Two Coats:

This is such a beautiful color.  I also think that the white glitters are a very nice subtle addition to the polish.  They look really cool when they are layered between the layers of the polish.

Once again I am very impressed with 365 Days of Color's polish.  They are beautiful creations that are high quality and they definitely do not disappoint.  The four piece mini set retails for $16,  the full size set for $30, and individual mini bottles are $4.50, individual full size bottles are $8.  Make sure to check out her store and the 365 Days of Color Facebook Page!

What do you think of these polishes?  Leave a comment here, on Facebook, or tweet me @Polish_Paradise!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Druzy Ring Inspired Nails

Hello friends! I am so sorry that I have not been posting as much lately.  I just started grad school last night and the last few weeks of summer have been very busy!  But today I have a very exciting post for you all!

A couple of weekends ago I went on a weekend trip to Newport, Rhode Island.  It is a very beautiful summer town that has a lot of awesome shops in it.  While looking in one of the shops I found a beautiful cocktail ring that just caught my eye.  It had a beautiful deep blue stone that seemed to have a lot of glitter in it.  I am a sucker for rings and I bought it for myself.  After talking to the woman who owned the store I found out the stone was called Druzy and I have used it to inspire my post today.

For this manicure I used Zoya Frida (from the Fall 2012 Glossy Collection) and Color Club Sugarplum Fairy.  I created the look by using the steps of a typical jelly glitter sandwich.  I started with two coats of Zoya Frida, then I added one coat of Sugarplum Fairy, then I added two more coats of Frida on top.

The bottom two pictures show the ring I bought in comparison to the nails.  The stone is a little darker of a color than the polish that I used, but I still think that it looks really pretty and it has the essence of the stone.  It is a really fun play on a jelly sandwich and I love how it matched my nails.  Usually I am not a matching kind of person, but to me this was really cute.

What do you think of this manicure?  Leave a comment here, on Facebook, or tweet me @Polish_Paradise!