Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Manhattan 610K Update!

June 28:

I am popping out for a mini vacation in a few hours so I will post the results of the Manhattan contest when I return. As such, you may still enter, if you wish, until Friday July 1. On Friday I will draw the winner and as soon as they reply to my email get the polish on its way.

Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Canada and Virginia: Pic Heavy

June 25:

We made it to Ohio so it is time for more manicure pictures!

Three coats of OPI's "At Your Quebec and Call." This is another polish that I got from Rita and I am in love with it! The olive green is so gorgeous and it flashes orange occasionally.

Anyone know what this is? Sadly I only had an ice capp the morning I left Canada and now I will forever be craving it! Why can't we have Tim Horton's in Illinois? Why?

Three coats of Essie "Flirty Fuchsia" (thanks Rita!) and one coat of Sally Hansen's "Byte." Fun and bright to go along with the hot weather in Virginia.

Outside the White House. This was kind of hard to take a picture of but so much fun!

Crumbs cupcake. Ever had one? It's amazing! We stopped at Union Station and I was surprised to see Crumbs there, I have only been to the one in Chicago.

CQ polish I picked up at Rite Aid. Idyllic looks like a berry/green duochrome.

Some cross stitch I did in the hotel.

Three coats of OPI's "Yodel Me On My Cell." Such a beautiful turquoise blue I cannot wait to put Deborah Lippmann's "Across the Universe" on top!

My travel knitting! A colorful stripped Noro scarf that I have only knit on while in the car. So much fun!

Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress

Canada nails continued...

June 25:

We are heading to Ohio today and plan to stay overnight and enjoy Cedar Point tomorrow. I am so excited! The trip has been great and though I only ended up picking up a few polishes, I am very very happy with the ones I got. While in Virginia I grabbed a CQ polish from Rite Aid that I cannot wait to try out seeing as it is all duo-chromy and all. And waiting for me at home is a gorgeous bottle of Deborah Lippmann's "Across the Universe." AtU is my first Lippmann polish and I cannot wait to get back and put her on. I even painted my nails with three coats of OPI's "Yodel Me On My Cell" in anticipation of slapping on AtU as soon as I unwrap the packaging.

Here is my GOSH manicure. Miss Mole was my first GOSH and oh my goodness was it wonderful! One coat (though I am wearing two) was perfect and the color lasted for five days without chipping on me!

I have a few more manicures from this trip to post so I think I will do them in a large post. In the mean time here are some pictures from my stop at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto...otherwise known as one of the best days of my life!

Go Hawks!!!!! This picture was taken while we were still the reigning champs...congrats to the Bruins though I would have rather seen the Canucks win. (On a side note: I'll miss you Brouwer and Campbell!)

Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 1 and 2: Niagara Falls, ON and GOSH polish

June 12:

So far our trip has been wonderful. The drive to Canada wasn't bad at all, I knit and slept for the most part. Yesterday we relaxed after we arrived. Today we went on the Maid of the Mist and ate a Tim Hortons (I'd been wanting to do this for a while!).

My sister and I asked our dad to take us to Shopper's Drug Mart and I was lucky enough to score some GOSH polish on sale for $1.99!

Meet Miss Mole and Miss Sweety. Tonight I think Miss Mole is going on my nails. This is my first time owning/using GOSH nail polish so we'll see how it goes. I might have to go back for more.

Still haven't found any Joe fresh polish but maybe when we go to Toronto I will.

Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress

Friday, June 10, 2011

Off to Canada!

June 11:

I should be asleep right now but I wanted to get this post in before I left. I'll be gone on vacation for the next two weeks in Canada and the US East Coast! I am so excited to go and definitely hope to pick up some new nail polish, anyone have suggestions and where to go or what brands to get?

This is the manicure I have been sporting for the past few days, it is my celebratory summer manicure. Three coats of OPI's "Bright Lights Big Color" and some fimo fruit! This was a fun and quick manicure I did after all of my finals were over. Of course I needed some Dairy Queen as well ;)

I had intended to change it before leaving but I was behind in packing so that never happened. Instead I am bringing OPI's "At Your Quebec and Call" (Thanks Rita!) with me to paint my nails in the hotel.

Vacation polish list:
OPI "At Your Quebec and Call"
China Glaze "Lemon Fizz"
China Glaze "Light as Air"
OPI "Let Me Entertain You"
OPI "Yodel me on my Cell"
Zoya "Kelly"
Essie "Flirty Fuchsia" (Thanks again Rita!)
I think that's all!

Wi-fi permitting I will have some posts coming soon. For some reason, I tend to blog more while on vacation.

Don't forget to enter the Traveling Polish Contest!

Wish me luck on my trip!
Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress

Friday, June 3, 2011

Traveling Polish Contest!

June 3:

As I mentioned a little while ago I was the recipient of the traveling polish. This polish started off in Germany and has been all over the world since then. Kamila was the last person to have this polish (as well as some other treats!) and she sent it to me from Poland! Although I'd love to keep this polish, the time has come to send it on its way. That means it is also time for a contest!

To enter:

If you have a blog and would like to be entered in to win this polish just leave a comment below with your blog url! Just make sure to pass it along when you receive the polish. I will be traveling in a few days so I am keeping this open until June 27th after which I will pull a random winner and ship this polish out.

Here is how I wore it:

Two coats of the lovely Manhattan 610k followed by OPI's "Show It and Glow It" SOPI's "Flurry Up" and China Glaze's "Fairy Dust". I love the way this sparkles and all of the purple makes me happy!

Good luck!

Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress