Metallic Nail Polish

I know I’ve just done several giveaway announcements in a row, and I swear this isn’t a blog created just to enter contests! I had been away during Thanksgiving and got far behind on email and blog reading, while making my rounds I keep coming across great giveaways.  All I can say is that beauty and nail bloggers really get into the holiday spirit and like to gift their readers with some awesome prizes.

This time it’s Lacquerista with Essences Metallic Nail Polish from the Trend Edition Metallics, makes sense! lol For those of you who don’t know about Essence, they are based in Germany and make inexpensive and yet highly sought after collections of cosmetics, skin care, and especially nail polishes. You will only find them at Ulta in the USA, so they aren’t well known here the way they are in Europe and other parts of the world. Lacquerista has picked up the four nail polishes that are magnetic, you heard right, magnetic. You run a magnet over the wet polish and it creates beautiful patterns! If you would like a chance to win these and try them out for yourself, then just click on the graphic below!

Magnetic Swatches

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Do You Want Chanel Pulsion?

Nisha at Nail Galore is giving her followers a chance to win Chanel Pulsion! WOOOOHOOOOO! Click on the graphic to enter!

Chanel Giveaway

Happy Holidays From Kellie!

Kellie over at Also Known As… has the holiday spirit and is having a great giveaway! Check out the graphic below for the goodies she has for the lucky winner and then click on that graphic to enter!

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Bookmark for Jessica at Hello, Gorgeous!

I really plan to use this blog as my home base, so unlike other blogs that are orientated towards the readership, which of course I want that too, I might have posts like this one.  Which is a bookmark for me and a reminder of why I want the bookmark in the first place! lol

At the moment, I plan on having the focus of this blog on budget beauty products, but lately I’ve been mostly obsessed with nail polish.  While cruising around the nail blogs I come across brands I would like to try, but I’m cheap and don’t have much money, so I have to do a little research to find those brands at better prices.

One brand that universally gets high marks and nail bloggers rave about is Jessica… well, once they discover it.  There are some brands that are just harder to come by, if you don’t know about it, you can’t give it high marks!  Jessica sells for $7.50 at their website.  I know, now you’re saying, she really is cheap! Yes, I don’t like to pay any more than $5 for a polish, and much prefer the brands that sell for $3 or less. I am that cheap.

One of my regular stops while drooling over polish is Body & Soul, and it’s there that Mary mentioned that she sometimes buys Jessica at Hello, Gorgeous! That’s my bookmark, when I get a few dollars together I’d like to make a little Jessica haul from Hello, Gorgeous! where they are almost always on sale for only $4.95 each with flat rate shipping also set at $4.95.

All the links to Jessica are set to the part of the website that shows the nail colors in the bottle.  It seems to me that these are the closest true to life representations of the colors, but you can also check them out in little swatch blobs.  I’d also suggest just going to different nail blogs or google to see some swatches on nails. But as I said, this brand isn’t the best known, and you might miss out on a color that is perfect for you since there aren’t swatches of it on a blog or in google.  That’s when you take a chance on the bottle or blob swatches at the Jessica Cosmetics site.