Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pink Wednesday: China Glaze Bad Kitty

CHINA GLAZE BAD KITTY

I am so in LOVE!!! I received China Glaze's Bad Kitty from a swap from @ManuicuredMonkey, and I decided to put this lady on for Pink Wednesday. It is O.O. Yup it is to die for. It is pretty sheer even after two coats, but I love it. I cannot stop staring at my nails. The holo glitter in it, the pink, the girly-ness, it is all so drool-worthy. It is one of the better glitters I have tried. It wasn't thick and gloopy. China Glaze is one of my favorite brands, after Zoya. I love the bottles, and I love their awesome glitters. If you know the right people, their prices are also very affordable. I very much support China Glaze!!! <3

(China Glaze Bad Kitty 2 Coats, 1 Coat Out the Door)
(Still pretty sheer but very glittery)
(kind of hard to capture the glitter)

As Always Much Love,

<3 Holly

P.S. Remember September 2nd is TEAL TOES day...or TEAL DAY. In support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Paint your nails and toes teal and spread the word.

Monday, August 29, 2011

SHADY COMPANY ALERT!!! Nail De Royal

If you ever get an email like this:



Hello Holly,

This is a follow-up message re: the letter sent to you on the 2nd of July, 2011. This was the message:

~~
Hello Holly,

I recently visited http://hollyg222.blogspot.com/ and I was awestruck! I enjoyed every minute of my time coursing through you blogs while looking admiringly at your photos. I love the fresh feel of your site, too. I liked the fact that you seem to enjoy what you do and you are honest with what you share to your readers. I have to give you an A+ for the effort on updating us. ;) You are doing a great job in spreading the passion for being and staying beautiful. Keep it up! =)

We, on our site, NaildeRoyale.com, have the passion of promoting beauty 
and sharing the essence of having high quality products especially nail products and nail art. Our site features thousands of nail products from nail polishes to acrylics, and even gel nails. We really focus on cute nail products and high-end nail goods. It has salon links, videos, reviews, and a lot more. It will be a great honor if you will consider adding our link to your website.

Here’s our site’s link:
NaildeRoyale.com
Please let me know if considering our link interests you. I’d be glad to mail you couple nail art products from our website.

~~
We will be more than pleased to hear from you! We look forward to it soon. I attached our logo <in case we get considered being linked on yours>. ;)

Thanks and keep up the great work!


--Hazelle Dellosa 
www.nailderoyale.com
16182 Gothard St. Unit J Huntington Beach, CA, USA 92647
            1-714-843-9500      

Ignore it!!! This company takes advantage of bloggers!!! They tell you they will send 
you some products only if you put a link back to their Internet Store first. So I did. 
FOR A MONTH. They got free add space for a month. They said I would receieve products 
in the mail. Of course I never heard a damned thing from them again. After a month I 
tried to ask Hazelle whether I should have received anything, and I got no response. 
So I told them I would take down their add. No response.  I went to their website and 
contacted them directly. 


Here are the shady emails I got


Hi Ana,

Thank you very much for the email.
I'm terribly sorry to hear that the package has not arrived.
Usually it takes about 2-3 weeks to process samples because we have to go through the finance department and there is a check.
However, we've sent out the package a few weeks ago, and you should have it by now.

I would like to confirm your order, so please provide your full name, address, and telephone number.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Nick
Nailderoyale.com
Customer Care


They never even sent the package!!! You want to know why because I got this email today. Its absurd.  

Hi Ana,


We've reviewed your blog and did not find any posts of beauty, cosmetics, health, or fashion related articles.I'm terribly sorry but I don't think I will be able to get the finance department to approve the samples.Please let me know if you have any other blogs with the forementioned articles.

Sincerely,

Nick
Nailderoyale.com
Customer Care

HOW THE HELL IS MY BLOG NOT ABOUT BEAUTY?! COSMETICS?! WTF?! Obviously they never looked at my blog and they never sent the package and never intended to. This company is shady and uses small unsuspecting bloggers to put their add on their blogs for the promise of their products. You have no idea how happy I was to work with them. I thought wow how cool. Now I am just pissed. I got duped. Well now they made an enemy. I will  make sure no one gets taken advantage of again. If I have to tweet every day I will. But I wont forget this company is 100% shady to bloggers who work their ass off for GOOD companies. SHAME on YOU NAIL DE ROYAL!!! SHAME ON YOU!!! You got a month of free ad space, I learned a valuable lesson. Don't trust so easily. 

As always to my readers MUCH love....to shady companies, NO LOVE

<3 Holly

Friday, August 26, 2011

No Post due to Illness

Sorry. No blogging til Monday. My bronchitis took a turn for the worst. I did it on my own and I was getting better, but today I got worse.

Will try to blog again on Monday.

EDIT: I found out I have Pneumonia. So I don't know when I will be better. I am trying to write some non-nail polish blog posts where I don't have to work. Painting nails is too much right now. But I hope you will still be interested. I do have a guest blogger coming up :).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Deborah Lippman: Believe

Deborah Lippmann Believe

*Created with Cher
*Sizzling, Shimmering Gold Beige (Metallic)

Price $16
Follow on Twitter: @DeborahLippmann


Review:
I got two Deborah Lippmann's to review, the first is Believe, it was created with Cher. It is a beautiful Gold Metallic, and in the sun has little rainbow shimmer. It is so beautiful, the pictures do not capture how lovely this color really is. I swear when I was driving in the car, I was in the passenger seat, I couldn't stop staring at my nails. The little flecks of rainbow were so captivating. (I did use one coat of Out The Door top coat.)

Pros:
I love the bottle.
I love the brush.
I love the application.
I love the formula.
I love the ease of this color, there was less mess. (the light color makes it easy to apply)
I am in love with the color.
The wear was great.
1-5 it was a 3 in Opaqueness. Two coats and it was still a tad sheer. But I loved it.
There was no terrible smell.
This is a 3-free polish!!!

Cons:
The only problem I have with this polish is the price. It is a little out of my budget. I don't have a job. But if you can afford it, definitely buy it. It is so worth it. It is very luxurious. 

(Deborah Lippmann Believe, I love the bottles)
(Two Coats of Believe)
(There is a  ding on one of my nails. Not D.L.'s fault. I kept messing up my nails before they dried. Completely my fault. Not the polish!!!)


As Always Much Love, 

<3 Holly

*Polish was sent to me for Review. Opinions are mine. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

OPI Celebrates Disney's "The Muppets"



Sending “Warm & Fozzie” Wishes from OPI!

OPI Celebrates Disney’s “The Muppets” with Holiday Lacquers Inspired by Walt Disney Pictures’ New Film


This holiday season, OPI pays homage to Americas favorite Muppet friends as they hit the big screen in Disneys The Muppets. With an all-star cast including Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppet crew, the family comedy opens in theaters nationwide on November 23, 2011.

Inspired by the film’s namesake lively and colorful characters, OPI launches twelve limited-edition Nail Lacquers for Holiday 2011. “OPI is so excited to work with Disney to celebrate this long-awaited movie release,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Not only do The Muppets characters inspire fun, bright and joyful colors, the fashionable Miss Piggy lends her name to three high-shine pink-based hues, ranging from bold red flecked with silver to a multi-dimensional strawberry shade.”


This line features six shimmery reds and neutrals, as well as six glitter-packed shades, including:



Animal-istic
This wild bright red cannot be tamed!


Meep-Meep-Meep
Missing out on this fuchsia would make you weep, weep, weep!




Wocka Wocka!
The popular deep berry makes everything fun and merry!


Pepe’s Purple Passion
This deep, decadent shade is the best purple ever, okay!




(More)




Designer, de Better!
And this light metallic bronze is ready for the runway.


Warm & Fozzie
A feel-good shade of metallic copper.




Rainbow Connection
The rainbow glitter of your dreams.


Excuse Moi!
Ahem! This pink glitter has something to say!



Gone Gonzo!
The aqua-blue glitter is taking over the world!


Fresh Frog of Bel Air
A glitter that prefers the greener things in life.




Divine Swine
The finest, most fabulous magenta glitter ever.


Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!
Red glittery fun for everyone!




Lacquer packed with micas and sparkle gives a 3-dimensional textured look that makes nails look like jewelry. With shades ranging from textured glitters in rainbow, red, green and blue to softer shimmers in copper and bronze metallic hues, these twelve colors provide the perfect accessory for the holiday season.
As with all OPI nail lacquers, these shades inspired by Disney’s The Muppets contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

This limited edition promotion will be available beginning November 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.


For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!



ABOUT OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.



ABOUT THE MOVIE
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.


*this was a butt to edit!!!

As Always Much Love,

<3 Holly

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Zoya Promo Mini Haul

So, this past week Zoya had an awesome promo. Two free with any purchase. I got some pinks I have been wanting forever and some nail stuff because my nails have been peeling badly. I love the colors I got.
Zoya Ali, Kiki, and Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator
ALI
Zoya Ali is from the opening credits of Pretty Little Liars. This is the color that started my Nail Polish obsession. When the show came out I saw that color I just had to have it. However, I didn't know what color it was. My mom and I would stalk Rite-Aid looking at every pink trying to find the right one. You don't know how many pinks I bought, not to have them be the one. Well, my mom died and I still never found the right color. Until, someone in my NP&G group on Facebook told me to ask Zoya. They said Zoya was one of the main brands used on the show. So I did, and they were pretty sure it was Ali. Which makes sense, since the character it's on is named Alison. Well now I have the color I have been searching for, for over a year. I am pretty happy. Though, I wish my mom was here to see it. :-/ Kiki, just happened to be a color I loved. Yes, pink is my signature color. I loves it!!! I want to one day own all of Zoya's pinks. *faint*

KIKI

As Always Much Love, 

<3 Holly


My Friends are Better Than Yours

I got a Gift Bomb from my awesome friend Jeanne, there were two Banana Laffy Taffys but I nommed them. That is an OPI corrector thingy. I always wanted one. :D This was a total surprise, I don't even think I deserve it, but THANK YOU!!! I absolutely love my gift. I used two of them for my Slytherin mani. :D And how did she know Banana laffy taffy was my fave candy!!! mmmmm *droolage* This sure made me feel better during my mourning/bronchitis/detox. Yup a trifecta of suckage. (lol my auto correct spell checker is going crazy, I love making up words)
Zoya Lolly
Funky Fingers Silver Scales (Crackle)
Funky FIngers White Scales (Crackle)
Funky Fingers Erin
Funky Fingers Black Scales (Crackle)
Note, notice no sister stealing!!! I love the cat :D

I'm sure your friends are pretty cool too. But mine sure do kick some arse. As always much love, 

<3 Holly

Friday, August 19, 2011

Harry Potter Mani: Slytherin

Since I am finally going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, tomorrow I decided to do my Harry Potter themed Mani. This is what I came up with. Looks creepy and Slytherin-ie right? I totally think all the cool Slytherin's wear this around Hogwarts. XD. I used the very awesome glittery Funky Fingers Erin and over it Funky Fingers' Black Scales (a crackle). These were both awesome gifts from my friend Jeanne Tutt. Totally a surprise too. Sorry for the messy photos but it is hard to clean up glitter. :P Anywho, can't wait to see this movie. I'm like the last person on earth who hasn't seen it.  

Funky Fingers Erin
Funky Fingers Erin with Black Scales over it
I am officially a Slytherin, just for today :D

As Always Much Love,

<3 Holly

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Teal Toes Giveaway WINNERS


We have winners in my Teal Toes giveaway. The giveaway ended last night at midnight and I used RANDOM.ORG to choose 4 numbers. I have emailed all four winners and all four have replied within 24 hours. Below are four screen captures of the numbers chosen and below them is the link to everyone's numbers. 

Winner #1 Jennifer Miller
Winner #2 Sonja Spray

NO RESPONSE
Winner #4 Gianna Patton


Redraw Winner:
Danielle Perloff :)


***Coming Soon a New 100-150 Follower giveaway. I am waiting on a few items.***

As Always Much Love, 

<3 Holly

Tough as Nails Twice as Pretty 500 Follower Giveaway


ENTER HERE !!!

This is the most awesome collection I have seen all summer!!! Try to win it!!!

<3 Holly

*picture taken from TaNTaP

Hottie Thursday: John Krasinski and Emma Watson

This Thursday since I missed last week we have two hotties:


I love me some John Krasinski and no one is going to tell me any differently. I love Jim Halpert and I will go to a movie only because it has him in it. I wish there were real men out there that were like Jim. Because there aren't. But I wish there were. Jim gives me hope!!! That is why I love him. And he is a funny smart ass!!! Im mean this fool can prank like crazy. Did you see the baseball commercials?! Anywho, watch The Office and you will find my happy place, my go to locale when I'm supper depressed. 

(mmm yup!)
(mmmmmm so cute)
(as my fave man ever, Jim Halpert)
Next Project: Everybody Loves Whales

and


I love this girl. She's young, she's beautiful, and she has impeccable style. She was also Hermione Granger, the bestest witch ever!!! If you want to see her in a great movie see Ballet Shoes. I loved it. :D

(Hermione!!!)
(She has awesome style)
(I love her hair)
Next Project: My Week With Marilyn 

Until next week, Much Love, 

<3 Holly