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Misikko Corioliss Flat iron Winner......

There were 192 qualifying entries!
I put the names in a spreadsheet and printed it,
the sweet hubby cut them apart and put them in his yucky hat.

We had one of the small people (that doesn't eat paper) draw the name.
And the winner of the flat iron from Misikko is......

Congrats Nikki I will email you right away!!!

Blog Birthday Giveaway from OPI!!!! YAY! CLOSED

OPI was so sweet to sponsor a giveaway for My Blog's 1st Birthday!
One reader will win The whole Summer Flutter collection!!!

Flower to Flower
Flit A Bit
Wing IT
Catch Me In Your Net
(You can see my swatches here)
I really wanted this to be available Internationally so OPI has sent the prize set to me and I will ship it to the winner. This is a New unopened set of Summer Flutter direct from OPI!

A huge Thank You and Hugs go out to OPI for their generosity!

Now the rules:

-You must be a Follower
- You must leave a comment below telling which Summer Flutter color you love.
(please include your email addy so that I can contact the winner)

That's it!
 Feel free to Blog, tweet or Facebook post about this giveaway and I will add an extra entry.

Ends 7-12-2010

Good Luck!!

I'm Baty for Jitterbug! China Glaze Vintage Vixen preview

I will be swatching the Vintage Vixen collection soon.
I just really feel that they need proper sunlight so I hope for good sunlight tomorrow.

Today I just could not resist Jitterbug.
A dark Gunmetal foil.

This is 2 coats taken in my lightbox.

I have been a little Baty the past few days so I thought my nails should reflect it.
I used BM plate 13 and Wet n Wild black creme.

Aren't they cute!

I love this image stamp. I just need a little foggy moon image to complete the look.

Delays delays oh how I am sick of Delays!

So my Evil Shades new site is delayed.
Why you ask...because I discovered after 3 days and a ridiculous amount of hours that I am not able to create my own website/store on a normal host site. How completely stupid do I feel! So now I have to go ask my Mother in law to do it for me. GAH! This is going to be so painful. I'm having to have someone build Evil Shades who thinks shorts that come above the knee are racey and thinks music is pointless! So I;m going to have to bit by bit explain exactly what I want all while she will be trying to get me to build a boring site for Granny's snoring cosmetics. I just desperatly hope it turns out tolerable and soon. I have to tranfer my domain name in the next 2 weeks. Oh this just is not going as I'd hoped!

End of Whining, go on about your day!

Another Blog anniversary Giveaway with review

Kim over at OverallBeauty was so generous to sponsor this giveaway
for my 1 year Blog Anniversary. Thank you so much Kim, as I always say you Rock!

Hang on Lovies, this post will be long but trust me it will be worth it!

First the review

Kim Sent me 3 of the New BB Couture Cantina Nights shades.
She let me pick, YAY!

I chose:

Sex on the beach....who doesn't want Sex on the beach?
This is a gorgeous flame red/orange jelly with tons of multi colored sparklies. The Gold sparkles are dominant but in person you can see the green and pink/red sparkles.
The formula was perfect and barely and vnl at 2 coats.
Where better to have Sex on the beach than Blue Bahama?
This is so gorgeous! A Medium Teal with metallic shimmer.
Formula is BB Coutures usual greatness.

You'll need a Huckleberry Martini after Sex on the beach in Blue Bahama now won't you?
Oh how I Looooooove this color! The sexy in a bottle! Medium red toned purple that glows from within. It has a subtle micro shimmer of blue and pink. This is 2 coats of perfect!

I must have the rest of this collection!
Next the amazing Kim sent me some of her OveralBeauty  Minerals Eyeshadows.

Elf Toes is a Peachy coral with a gold metallic interferance.
Crystalline is the softest baby blue with silver shimmer.
Fairy Dust is a very soft pink with serious glittah.
Pink Magic is a medium pink with blue interferance.
All shades are applied over NYX eye primer (works great with sparklies)
The texture is soft and light and very nice to work with.
Kim your colors are great and you know that means something coming from me!

Now on to the giveaway part

Kim has generously offered to give the winner the 3 BB Couture Cantina Nights that I reviewed.
Sex on the Beach
Blue Bahama
Huckleberry Martini

Also the winner will recieve 4 samples of her fab Mineral eyeshadows in their choice
of shades, as well as an awesome cosmetic bag and a shadow brush.

(Pictured are 3 gram jars not sample size)
How great is that? Are you excited? I am!
This is open Internationally because as I said Kim Rocks!

The Rules:
*You must be a follower via GFC
*Leave a comment below including your email (bot proof)
This is your main entry and counts for 3.

Extra entries:
2 Extra entries for following OverallBeauty's blog
2 Extra if you follow OB on Twitter
2 Extra if you follow OB on Facebook
2 Extra if you blog about this Giveaway or post in your sidebar
1 Extra for Tweeting about the giveaway

Please leave all entries in one comment if at all possible.
Please inclued links/twitter/facebook ID's and such so that entries can be verified
Giveaway closes July 12,2010 (because that is my blog anniv)

What are you waiting for? Go enter now!

Flaming Gelati?

This is what happens when nail art goes wild.

I used Borghese Tutti Gelati as a base  and T32 Chez Delaney plate.
I can't remember what colors I used to stamp.
I was trying to create a sort of flame look.....yeah didn't quite work.

I like the way it turned out  none the less.
This is why I love nail art, you can almost always make a mistake look intentional.

What does it look like to you?

Random Borghese swatches

Borghese has a nice variety of colors, so I thought I'd share a few.

Biscotto Beige is pretty close to maniquine hands on me but for most it would be a nice creamy medium beige.
Mezzanotte Blue is a yummy Navy blue jelly. I used 2 coats but I'm sure a 3rd would make it opaque.
Bella Berry is a shimmery wine. I love this shade!
Plumagio Purple is more of a deep blue with purple micro shimmer. It's a beautiful color and it's camera shy.
Stellare Notte is a beautiful duochrome that flashes from it's deep charcoal base with bursts of green, blue, purple and a hint of bronze.

Do you have any favorite Borghese colors?

**Products in this post were provided by the company/PR for my consideration.
All opinions are my own honest views.

Newbar Venitian glass collection swatches

Nubars Fall 2010 Venitian glass collection
Watch for these at ByNubar
Inspired by traditional Venetian glass, Nubar's Venetian glass collection captures the brilliant colors & flawless craftmanship of the ancient traditional handmade glass of Venice.With vivid hues, a strong glass-flecked shimmer, & rich color saturation,these shades are as memorable as their inspiration.

These have such a strong glass-fleck to them that they appear metallic. All of the colors a rich metal and jewel tones. All pictures are taken in a lightbox and are 2 coats with no base or top coat.

Bronzo is a bronze toned red
Vaso is a beautiful light pink toned purple
Oro is a deep orangey gold
Caramello is a deep smooth caramel bronze

Verde *swoon* is a stunning dark olive green with masive gold shimmer

Arencia is a vivid orange with yellow/golden glowy shimmer

Vino is a sexy vampy wine with copper shimmer
*I did squee when I saw this one*

a fabulous medium pink toned red with copper/gold shimmer

My final word: I think the collection is a huge win, the formula is lovely and it makes me look forward to fall!

**Products in this post were sent by the company/PR for my consideration
All views are my own honest opinions

Nubar Pastel fever swatches

8 fabulous pastels, who could ask for more?
I love Nubar and this collection quenches my love of pastels!
Sold here for $49.95 for the entire collection or $7.49 for single bottles

Even the case is adorable!
All swatches are in natural light with no base or top coat.
You will notice in these pictures that my summer coloring is coming out.
My winter cool toned fair skin has been taken over by my Blackfoot heritage and the dirty, dark red has come through. The red and darkness will only get more so through the summer. (I do not spend much time out in the sun, nore do I lay out or try to tan) So if you are a red skinned person these swatches will be perfectly accurate for you. I know it is hard to find swatches for us Native skinned girls so I do hope these are helpful!
Oh Baby Pink! A sweet cottoncandy pink!
This one was a little thick and I did not have my thinner with me, but I'm sure it was due to the heat.
2 coats, no streaks.
Baby pink is the softest pale hint of pink.
Great formula streak free, perfect application in 2 coats.
Pink creme is perfectly bubblegum pink pastel.
This one was very nearly a one coater.
Orange creme, well the name says it all! Dreamcicle!
2 coats to creamy perfection!
Baby Blue is such a gorgeous pastel blue. Not so pale that it looks white, it is obviously blue in all light.
2 coats, beautiful application. Love!
Green Tea is an earthy sweet green like dried tea leaves.
I did not think I would like this color, then I put it on and oh yes it is beautiful!
This is one moderat coat and it needed nothing more.

Lemon Sorbet is a dreamy, delicious creamy pastel yellow.
This is honestly the best pastel application I've experianced!
2 thin coats and not a flaw!

Lavander is a stunning cool pastel lavander.
I adore this color, it is perfection in a bottle and was made for me!
2 coats though had my hand been steadier one would have done nicely.

This collection overall is stunning, fun and really has a nice variety. everyone can find their "color" in this collection. The formula is Nubar's normal awesomeness and I love Nubar's bottle design, it is perfect for a comfortable hold. I looked through my collection and found no dupes so if there are any similar shades I'm happy to compare them for you if I have them.
You can find this collection at ByNubar

**Products in this post were provided by the company or their PR for my consideration.
All opinions are my own honest and without bias

Bloodstone Manicure

I bought the most gorgeous ring from a friend and Artisan on Etsy, HandcraftedCarolyn
Carolyn is not only an absolute doll but she is an amazing jewelry artist. She makes Earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, sets and custom pieces. Her prices are great and I personally adore her!
This is the ring she made for me.

It is a hand carved Bloodstone rose on silver wrapped wire and I love it so much that I did my nails to match.
The ring fits perfectly and is so comfortable and so beautiful!

I used Nfu-oh 569 as my base and random dots with konad special polish in red.
(Don't panic, I did not cut my nails, this is my right hand. I cut them down to the nailbed about 7 weeks ago for a review of some cute glue on nails.)
I absolutly looooooove this ring and the Artisan who made it. I want more!
Carolyn also sent me a lovely pair of earrings that match my hair! (well the back of my hair)

If you are looking for some beautiful handmade jewelry from an amazing artist, co check out Carolyn's etsy shop here you will love her and her sparklies!

The ring was purchased with my own money and the views in this post are my honest opinion!