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Nail Polish Canada (almost) the best e-tailer in Canada

NailPolishCanada.com is close to being named the best e-commerce company in Canada as part of Canada Post’s E-Commerce Awards and needs your help!

NailPolishCanada.com was selected as a finalist for best e-tailers in Canada by a panel of judges including executives at Facebook and Google (So yes Dad, nail polish is a “thing”!).

As for who will be crowned the Consumer Champion it now comes down to a vote

“It’s been thrilling to work with so many great customers and bloggers over the past few years. So thank you all for building NailPolishCanada.com into a company worthy of such an honor. Sam even teared up a little bit as he wrote this sentence pretending to be me.” – Nikki, VP Glitter.

To encourage everybody to show their support and vote, NailPolishCanada.com is offering up to $2000 in prizes!

How it works

Vote for NPC

  • You can vote every day. Voting runs from August 28th to September 20th 12:00PM.
  • You must record your vote to enter & win at Nail Polish Canada’s vote page here.

Voting & prizes are open to Canadian and U.S. residents.

Daily Draw

There is a daily thank you draw for everybody who voted that day for awesome prizes!

Bonus: If Nail Polish Canada Wins the Vote

This is the kicker, if NailPolishCanada.com wins Consumer Champion, then we’re having a huge giveaway with two winners!
Grand Prize #1: 24 bottles of Enchanted Nail Polish

Grand Prize #2: $1000 shopping spree at Nail Polish Canada

Both prizes are awarded separately and every day you voted for us as Consumer Champion is one entry to win.

Prizes are only open to Canadian and U.S. residents. See http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/vote for full details.

A huge thank you to all of you who follow me, whether it be via my blog,
Facebook or other social media.

And in honour of reaching 1,600 LIKES on Facebook, let’s have a contest!!!!

And here is one of the gorgeous holographic prizes you can win:

Colors_SparklesAreSun

Want to see the rest of the prizes? Go to Facebook to enter!

A huge THANK YOU to Llarowe for participating in this giveaway!

(Contest starts at 12 am June 26, 2013 and ends July 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm.)

Happy holiday Monday, everyone! (If you’re lucky enough to celebrate Family Day or President’s Day today. 🙂 )

Today I have part two of my 1-year Blogaversary Giveaway for you!!

You can enter to win 3 amazing prizes from these fabulous indies:

  1. Win 3 gorgeous Aphrodite Lacquers: Violent Delights, Ciel and Quasar, all recently released polishes, and all among my very favourites! Check out Aphrodite’s shop here!
  2. Our next prize is 3 gorgeous Shimmer Polishes: Kelly, Jasmine and Jennifer! If you haven’t used Shimmer Polish, they are among the sparkliest fine glitter polishes and so beautiful! Check Shimmer out here.
  3. And last but not least, win any 3 polishes from Contrary Polish’s Love Lyrics Collection!! Check them out here!

Good luck everyone!! Enter to win here: My Blogaversary giveaway and on my Facebook page!

 

~xo

America’s Funniest Family!

Nicole by OPI and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Announce Collaboration with
Hit ABC Comedy Modern Family

Nicole by OPI, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, launches 14 new nail lacquers inspired by ABC’s award-winning comedy, Modern Family. The nail line features shades created to capture the show’s colourful personalities, from a classic taupe named after family patriarch Jay, to a sparkly pink hue fitting for toddler Lily.

“Modern Family is not only one of the funniest shows on television, it features a great ensemble cast of rich characters that inspired a range of shades, from pastel hues like sea foam green and periwinkle to brighter colors of cobalt and red-violet,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “From studious Alex to bombshell Gloria, to classic (and neurotic) Claire, to flirty Haley, there are shades to represent each of these uniquely fabulous women – and everyone else in the blended family.

“The Nicole consumer embraces the same spirit of diversity and individuality that’s apparent on the show,” explains Weiss-Fischmann. “The colors inspired by Modern Family offer a perfect way to express that spirit!”

Modern Family is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and licensed through Fox Consumer Products. Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products added, “Modern Family is a series that has a massive following. In partnering with Nicole by OPI, we’re not only able to reach our show’s large fan base, but deliver a product that captures the trend-forward elements and unique characteristics of the series.”

The Modern Family Collection includes:

NIF01 Am I Making Myself Claire

Am I Making Myself Claire? Make no mistake…I’m liking this lilac.

NIF02 I Do De-Claire

I Do De-Claire! Let me just say how frosty cool this soft rose is!

NIF03 She's Lily Something

She’s Lily Something Pink, sparkly stars…so Daddies’ Little Girl-y!

NIF04 A Like-Haley Story...

A Like-Haley Story… Typical teenagers (and their moms!) will love this not-so-typical fuchsia.

NIF05 My Jay or the Highway

My Jay or the Highway! This trendy taupe is inflexibly cool. Period.

NIF06 Stand by Your Manny

Stand by Your Manny Be loyal to this periwinkle blue.

NIF07 Alex by the Books

Alex by the Books Look smart in this seafoam green.

NIF08 Haley Good Lookin'...

Haley Good Lookin’… She’s cookin’ up plans for this pink super-glitter.

NIF09 Basking in Gloria

Basking in Gloria This red-violet is the color of passion.

NIF10 Luke of the Draw

Luke of the Draw Chances are you’ll love this gunmetal glitter.

NIF11 A Phil's ParadiseA Phil’s Paradise No fooling…this pewter is the real deal.

NIF12 Candid Cameron

Candid Cameron Call this teal just like you see it…gorgeous!

NIF13 Back in My Gloria Days...

Back in My Gloria Days… This voluptuous violet has still got it goin’ on!

NIF14 What's the Mitch-uation

What’s the Mitch-uation? This cobalt blue demands an update.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Modern Family lacquers will be available for a limited time beginning January 2013 for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

For more information on this stunning collection, visit NicolebyOPI.com, follow them on twitter, and become a Facebook fan!

I am loving this collection and cannot wait to try especially: Luke of the Draw, My Jay or the Highway! or Am I Making Myself Claire?

And now the best part!!!!! Nicole by OPI is giving YOU a chance to enter to win this ENTIRE Modern Family collection!

How? Head on over to my Facebook page and enter the contest! Or enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!

(Contest open to Canadian residents only. Contest runs until February 9, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified.)

I just had to find a way to link this to my blog. And since I can’t quite figure out how to reblog via WordPress, I am sharing it via a link. 🙂

The adorable Crystal from Crystal’s Crazy Combo’s recently won one of the polishes in my giveaway with Aphrodite Lacquers; she won Fete Champetre! I was so thrilled when her name came up, because Crystal shares a love of white / milky polishes with me. 🙂 I KNEW she’d love it! Turns out… she did!!!

So please head on over to Crystal’s blog to read the rest!!!!!

Pic courtesy of Crystal’s Crazy Combos

 

And a HUGE thank you to the amazing Rebecca from Aphrodite Lacquers!!! Get your very own Fete Champetre from her Etsy shop!!!

~xo

 

 

Happy Saturday!!!

Today I want to introduce you to the newest collection from the amazing Aphrodite Lacquers – Printemps à Paris!!!!

I can’t even tell you how MUCH I adore this collection. There are seven polishes in total, all with a white or pastel-tint base. White base!!! I love, love, love white bases!!!

Without further ado, here is the stunning collection!!

I adore that Rebecca named this collection in French. How very romantic and appropriate for these gorgeous pastels!!

What I really love about Printemps is that most of them have a slightly monochrome look, with most of the glitter being a shade of its base colour. The exception are two very special polishes in this collection: Nuages (or clouds), which is a milky base with aqua, silver and grey glitter, and the extra-special “party-in-a-bottle” that is Fete Champetre (Garden Party), a lavender base with multi-colour glitters spanning the spectrum of all the glitters in this collection!!!! LOVE! And how appropriately named!

This entire collection will be released on October 1st on Aphrodite Lacquers’ Etsy shop!!!!

BUT WAIT….

Right now, you can WIN this entire collection over on my Facebook page, even before they are released to the public!!!!! The contest started today and runs until midnight on Sept. 29th and is open internationally!

First prize is all 7 BOTTLES of gorgeous Printemps à Paris!!

And 2nd prize is this beauty:

A bottle of Fete Champetre!!!!! Isn’t this so pretty?

I’ll have more swatches coming soon, but in the meantime, follow Rebecca on Aphrodite Lacquers’ Facebook page for the latest news, and head on over to The Obsessed on Facebook to win!!!

Good luck!

~xo

Today I bring you Kiss Your Elbow Nail Polish part 3!

I recently introduced you to these beautiful glittery polishes (here and here) in a Zoya jelly sandwich. I decided to change things up a little (well, only a little) by layering it with another polish, an underrated summery beauty: OPI Big Hair, Big Nails from the Texas Collection. Yes, this is another jelly, albeit a super-bright, colour-dense jelly.

Here is Kiss Your Elbow Autumn Leaves, a clear-base polish with gold, cranberry and orange micro-glitter with larger pink and orange hexes. I love how fitting the name of this polish is – all I think when I see this polish is autumn!

And here it is over 2 coats of OPI Big Hair, Big Nails:

Full sun

I loved this combo!! I loved how bright the base was against the tiny glitter, and how there was just enough difference in colour to allow all the shades of glitter to dance against the backdrop.

But…because I have been on a jelly sandwich roll…

Well, you can guess what I did next:

I added a coat of Big Hair, Big Nails to my index and middle fingers to compare the previous mani to the jelly sandwich, and you know what? I LOVED this! The jelly was just sheer enough to allow complete visibility of the glitter below, yet added more brightness and depth. What a great way to take our summer brights into fall. 🙂

Here it again:

Shade

Kiss Your Elbow’s Autumn Leaves (along with five other glittery stunners) is available on her Etsy site!

So which look do you prefer? And what did you think of this combination?

 

And don’t forget, you can win TWO of your very own Kiss Your Elbow polishes right now on my Facebook page, so head on over to enter!!  Good luck!!

~xo

 

(Some products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

 

 

Yesterday I shared with you my excitement over finally receiving the stunning Zoya Gloss trio, which, let’s face it, contains some of the most beautiful jellies ever released.

Today I continue that obsession with part two of my jelly-fest featuring the beautiful Zoya Paloma, a sheer berry colour, sandwiched with a brand-new indie I introduced you to yesterday!

Let’s start with all four of the gorgeous Kiss Your Elbow Nail Polishes I recently received:

Aren’t they beautiful?

For today’s jelly sandwich, I used Kiss Your Elbow’s Wallflower, a gorgeous glitter polish featuring rose gold hexes and squares with little gold squares dispersed throughout.

I love the colour combo in this polish…

My mani consisted of 2 coats of Zoya Paloma over a base coat (China Glaze), followed by a coat of Wallflower, and finished up with another coat of Paloma. Paloma was a dream to work with. It applied really well for a jelly, with no streaks (you do need to be more generous with it than you would a non-jelly), and dried to a super-high-gloss shine. I could have totally skipped the top coat but used it mainly to quickly dry my mani (I used China Glaze’s Fast Forward).

in the shade

This jelly sandwich turned out amazing, literally glowing from within! The rose gold looks really coppery within Paloma, giving it such depth!

love the amber colouring of this sunset pic

And finally, a macro shot:

I love this combo so much that I refuse to remove it! I can’t wait to try my third and final Zoya Gloss, the enigmatic Katherine…. Look out for part 3 of my Jelly Sandwich posts!
You can purchase any of the Zoya Gloss polishes individually or as a set from Zoya if you’re in the US, or Nail Polish Canada! Kiss Your Elbow is on Facebook and don’t forget to check out her Etsy shop!

And now… for the best part:

THE GIVEAWAY!!!

Cassidy of Kiss Your Elbow has sponsored a giveaway for my readers!! Head on over to my Facebook page where you can enter to win TWO bottles of your choice from Kiss Your Elbow!

Happy long Labour Day Weekend!!!

xo

(Some products were provided for consideration and review.)

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