Sunday, February 03, 2013

Recent nail polish obsession & Final Day of our ShopLately sale!

I'm sooo late jumping on the nail polish band wagon!

You see... I have (had?) this huge, huge, nail biting problem.

My whole life, I've NEVER been able to grow up my nails naturally. Magically, this last month I've managed to not massacre my nails.  I think painting them, even when they're short and ugly helps to prevent me from chewing on them. I also prefer shorter nails since I type an insane amount at work and then go home to work some more with my hands; but growing them out enough to look nice is definitely something I've been striving for!

Lack of chewed nails = prettier nails for painting with pretty colors.

With my newly slightly grown nails, I've developed an obsession with nail polish. I stuck with dark red/glitter black for a while but am now trying to explore other options.

So... my question for you is:
What are your favorite BRANDS/COLORS of nail polish? LINK ME in the comments below!
I'm hearing tons of good things about Zoya... so that's what I'll want to try next :)

I've subscribed to the Julep Maven box... and have been pleasantly surprised with their "OXYGEN" product.  I've gotten 2 boxes so far and I think I'm going to have quite the Julep collection...

Here's a quick shot of what I've gotten so far-- 2 of them were purchased for $5 each as add-ons to my first intro box.... and I think I found a coupon code for like 50% off my first box so everything was about $15 for the first box.  The monthly subscription fee is $20, free shipping.

And this was just the Feb. 2013 box I recently got-- CUTE, came with two chocolates.

I don't know how I feel about the Julep top coat. Seems to initially be "dry" to the LIGHT touch in about 2 minutes, and takes another 15-30 minutes to REALLY harden.  I think I'll stick with Seche Vite.

In other news, I'm continuing to hold sales on my ShopLately page!

Today is the LAST DAY I'll be holding a special sale-- with steeply discounted goodies made of antique brass and SWAROVKSI Crystals.

Here are some product highlights:
From left to right:
Antique Bow Necklace
Cherry Blossom Locket Necklace
SWAROVSKI Teardrop and Antique Bow Earrings

Other favorites of mine include:
The little crown necklace at $13.25 it's a steal!

Antique Pink tassel earrings (only 1 pair available)

EVERY SINGLE PURCHASE comes with a FREE bracelet!  I still have a few more left to give away!
And your gift WILL get to you in time for Valentine's day if you are ordering from the United States :)

Please spread the word about this sale! Today is the LAST DAY.

Shop our ShopLately Sale HERE.

Thank you all as always for your support.  For those watching the Super Bowl-- enjoy!
Those of us who aren't football types, have a wonderful Sunday, and don't forget to tell me about your fav. nail polish!



Annie said...

Zoya is my absolute favorite since it's vegan. My favorite colors include: storm, aurora, zuza, rica, tangy :)

Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

For mainstream polish brands, I like Zoya and OPI but I've recently been obsessed with indie nail polish!

My favorites brands include: Hare, Emily de Molly, and A England. Such unique polishes! You can find these 3 and more at distributers like and

My absolute favorite is actually NerdLacquer but the producer took a break and hasn't come back yet: LOVE the references!

2justByou said...

New GFC follower here. Lovely jewelry!