Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 11

And today's theme is... Christmas tree/presents.

I went with Christmas trees. I was going to use tape, but it was easier for me to freehand so my lines aren't completely straight, but I figure neither are Christmas trees. ;o)



I used three coats of Santa's Underpants (a white crelly with different sized red and green hexes, and larger white squares) from Two Birds One Store for the background, and one coat of Zoya Holly topped by three coats of Mistletoe Kisses with Prancer and Vixen (a dark green jelly with white hexes and red microglitter), also from Two Birds One Store. For the silver "star" on top of each, I fished out silver hexes from Are You Glistenin'? from Sephora by OPI.


Santa's Underpants went on great - the glitter is evenly dispersed in the polish and I did no fishing and very little placing. Mistletoe kisses is slightly thicker, but still manageable. The glitter is also well dispersed, but I had to do a little more placing of the hexes just because there are not as many as in Santa's Underpants. Both are from the Reindeer Gone Wild! collection, and both polishes are great. Santa's Underpants is still available in the store, so you can still get your hands on it.

I hope you like my attempt at trees, and check out the nail art from the other participants too!

TTFN!

~ Jaclyn

Plump and Polished
Cat's Claws 
The Blahg

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 10

Hi everyone.

I know I missed a day in the challenge. Day 9 was supposed to be a gradient mani, but unfortunately we had a wake to go to so I didn't get a chance to do that mani. :-(

But the theme for today is inspired by a Christmas carol/song, and this is my attempt at a Jingle Bells manicure.

Originally  I wanted to do Silver Bells since that is probably my favorite Christmas song, but I don't have a silver polish that would work. (I know I know, I need to rectify that.) For the background I used two coats of ManGlaze Nawsome Sauce. The bells are OPI Sand on your own Feet, with black acrylic used to make the open parts of the bells. And the ribbon is Zoya Elisa. I need to work on painting bows. :o\

So, that is my Christmas carol mani. Check out the other Christmas song manis from the participants in the links below.

TTFN!
~ Jaclyn

Plump and Polished
Cat's Claws 
The Blahg

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Liebster Award

I am very excited that Trendy Tips nominated me for a Liebster Award! It is an award for up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers and I am honored to be considered. :o)

**Here are the details on receiving this award**

  1. Each person must post 11 random things about themselves.
  2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you, plus create 11 questions for the people you nominate to answer.
  3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post
  4. Go to their page and tell them.
  5. No tag backs!
So, first things first, 11 random things about me:
  1. My husband and I have two pet chinchillas, Gandalf and Silva, that we adopted from a rescue.
  2. I do some origami and have a box of cranes I have folded.
  3. When was little I played baseball on a boy's league and not softball.
  4. I like to knit and have made hats, scarves and baby blankets.
  5. I didn't learn to drive and get my license until I was 20.
  6. I had a horseback riding accident when I was 16 and didn't get to finish Junior year in school.
  7. I really want to take a trip on the Orient Express.
  8. I wanted to be a Forensic Psychologist after watching the show "Profiler."
  9. I have 4 tattoos. Or 7 depending on how you look at them.
  10. My DH and I got married wearing medieval costumes in Las Vegas.
  11. I have used vodka to make perfume from a scented oil I got.
And now for Trendy Tips' questions.

1. What is your favorite nail polish? 
Wow. I have so many I don't know if I can really pick a favorite. Ummm... Zoya Rekha, butter LONDON Disco Biscuit, 365 Days of Color Funfetti, Pahlish Pianos Filled with Flames and Slow Fade of Love are probably my top 5, but I love so many...

2. Do you/did you ever play sports? If so, which ones? 
Hehe, I actually listed two of them above. I played baseball, soccer, bowling, I was on two swim teams and I used to ride horseback.

3. Name your favorite singer/band.
I like so many it is hard to say. I listen to music a lot, and genre depends on my mood or if I learned about a new artist. Lately I have been listening to Florence and the Machine and Enya the most.
    
4. What are your hobbies besides nails?
Knitting, origami, cooking, baking, reading, and I occasionally make jewelry.

5. What is your favorite book? (or author)
The author I have read the most is Nora Roberts. I think the book I have read most often is Redwall by Brian Jacques, both as a child and an adult, so I guess that would be my fave.

6. What is one accessory you cannot live without?
Hair ties. Definitely need hair ties.

7. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I like telling people about new polishes or techniques I have tried, and hopefully it inspires others to try new things too. When someone told me I inspired her to try to stop biting her nails and make them pretty it was really cool.

8. Do you know another language? (besides your native language, that is)
I took Spanish for about 10 or 12 years in school, and then I took Italian in college. Unfortunately I am not fluent in either of them, but I would like to really learn Italian someday.

9. What is the last movie you went to see? Was it good?
I don't really like going to the movies. I get too distracted by everyone else around me. The last one I remember going to the movie theater to see is the last Harry Potter, and I am glad I saw that on the big screen.

10. Favorite Christmas tradition? (if you celebrate it)
My DH is Jewish, so we celebrate Chrismukah and are kind of making our own traditions as we go. My favorite part is probably when I put out the ceramic Christmas tree that was my grandmothers and lighting it.

11. Do you have pets? (yes, I know I stole this question from Sarah, but I really liked it; pictures make it better!! :)
Yup. We have the two chinchillas. We used to have another chinchilla named Smeagol and a hamster named Chip, but they went over the rainbow bridge. :'o(

But enough about me, now my questions for you!
1. What inspired you to start blogging?
2. What hobbies and interests do you have?
3. What is your favorite food and why?
4. What is your most precious belonging? How did it become so special?
5. What do you think has been your greatest achievement/made you the most proud?
6. If you could relive one moment in your life, what would it be and why?
7. Do you have any pets? (Yeah, I like the pet question. ;o) )
8. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and with who?
9. If you would only listen to one album ever again, what album would it be?
10. What is your favorite piece of nail art (or any other art if you're not a lacquerhead) that you have done?
11. What is the funniest/craziest thing that ever happened to you?

And now for the bloggers I nominate! :o) (Unfortunately I haven't come up with all 11 yet...)

Indian Lacquerade
Nail Polish In My Eyes
Apply Polish Here
Cat's Claws
ehmkay nails
Color Me So Crazy
Buttercup's Obsession
Kat Stays Polished
Dipped in Lacquer

Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 8

The theme for today is Inspired by a Holiday Book/Character. My favorite Christmas book is also my favorite movie - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! I still watch the 1964 stop motion animation version every year. I mean, it's a classic! 

Here are Rudolph and three of his fellow reindeer, based on a reindeer tutorial from  nuthin' but a nail thing.



For the base I used F4 Polish's Rockettes over SH White On. The reindeer are Revlon Hot for Chocolate, their eyes are White On and Zoya Raven. Raven is also the other reindeer's noses, and Zoya Nidhi is Rudolph's shiny nose!

I hope you got a kick out of my Rudolph mani. :o)  Check out the other character manis from the other participants:

Plump and Polished
Cat's Claws 
The Blahg

And remember, you are welcome to join in!

TTFN everyone!
~ Jaclyn

Nails for Newtown

Many of us are wearing white nails today in honor of all that were affected by the Newtown tragedy. I am wearing Zoya Gaia. 


If you are participating, feel free to add yourself to the links below.

~ Jaclyn


Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 7

I was excited for today's theme - Candy Cane! One of the first water marble tutorials I watched was from Colette at My Simple Little Pleasures, and it was her candy cane water marble tutorial. I hadn't tried water marbling yet, and I just thought that was so freakin cool and knew I would have to try it for Christmas. Now, I know day 6's theme was water marbling, but I couldn't resist doing it for this too. And now you have my candy cane mani!

And while I usually am not a fan of "claw" pics, at least not mine, I had to take one to get my thumb in too.

I am really loving how this came out. I tried striping water marbles before and, well, there are reasons they never made it into a blog post, but tonight I got it just how I wanted.

And now for the deets. For something different (and to add some sparkle) I used a Sinful Colors silver glitter, Queen of Beauty, as my base. Unfortunately the photos didn't really pick it up, but you can see some of the sparkle through the red. That is Zoya Elisa, and the white is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On. And as usual I topped it with a layer of HK Girl, but for some reason it is not as glossy as usual. I am ok with that though. :o)

Have you ever tried any candy cane manicures? Check out the blogs below to see theirs too, and feel free to jump in and participate!

Catch you all later.
~ Jaclyn

Plump and Polished
Cat's Claws 
The Blahg

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 6

Today's theme is water marble. Which I usually don't mind. It took some time but I think I got a pretty decent marble most of the time. My problem this time was the colors. I didn't want to do just red and green or red and white/green and white, so I used a-england Holy Grail (original version) instead of white. The red is Zoya Rekha and the green is Zoya Holly.
I don't know why, but I just couldn't get the colors to show as I wanted them to. My ring finger and pinky have the usual white base I use with most water marbles. I thought the gold was showing too yellow, so I used a coat of Holy Grail under the marble. The gold shows darker, but... I just don't love it. Which is sad, because these are probably the neatest marble designs I have ever gotten. *shrugs* What can you do?

Leave a comment to let me know what you think of this marble. And go check out the blogs of the other participants in the links below!

TTFN!
~ Jaclyn

Sunday, December 9, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 5

Today's theme is Snow/Snowflakes. So I went with some freehand snowflakes.
I used a base of NYC's quick dry Pier 17, and then I went over that with a coat of Zoya Kotori to add some sparkle. For the snowflakes, I first drew them on with white acrylic paint (after my attempts with a white striper were horrible) and then I went over them with a silver glitter striper. I topped it off with a coat of HK Girl but I wasn't loving the way it looked with the glossy topcoat, so I went over it with a coat of butter LONDON Matte Finish topcoat for something a little different. Sometimes I like the way it shows the color of a glittery polish. What do you think of the matting glitter polishes, have you ever tried it?

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of my snowflakes. :o) And check out the other challenge participants in the blog links below!

Catch you all later!
~ Jaclyn

Friday, December 7, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 4


I got a kick out of today's theme. I had a little trouble narrowing down what I wanted to do though. My original plan was something from my most favorite Christmas movie, but I decided to use that idea a little down the road. Instead, I bring you something from another movie I love - A Charlie Brown Christmas. Behold, Chuck's tree!

Unfortunately it did not come out quite as good as I hoped, and I forgot to put the blue blanket around the bottom, but I think you still get the idea. For the background (and my other nails) I used Cabrón from ManGlaze. It is described as a dark purple, but I find it to be a lot more blue, but whatever. I like it A LOT, and I think it was a great night sky color. To add some "stars" I used one coat of Festival of Lights from Amy's Nail Boutique, which has blue and silver holo micro glitter and is another polish I am loving. For the snow I used white acrylic paint, and then went over that with Rockettes, a white crelly with iridescent and holo glitters, from F4 Polish. I used Santorum (another from ManGlaze) for the tree base, tan acrylic for the tree trunk, and Zoya's Holly for the needles and Elisa for the ornament.

Like I said, I didn't get my little tree quite how I wanted it, but I love it anyway. And considering the story of that movie, it seems fitting that I didn't get it "perfect." :o)

I hope you like it, and feel free to check out the blogs in the links below so you can see their challenge manis too! And, you are more than welcome to join in.

Have a good one all!
~ Jaclyn

Thursday, December 6, 2012

NOTD - V Gap Mani

Tonight I did my manicure for my holiday party tomorrow. I knew I wanted to use gray/silver and purple, and I wanted to do something different from a regular french mani, so he hubby pointed to a photo in the Google search and said "Do that." So I did my first ever V gap.

I used two coats of butter LONDON Dodgy Barnett as the base. It is a little on the thin side, but the opacity was good at two coats. It is a holographic silver-gray, and I am liking it a bit more than CC Harp On It just because it is so much more sparkly. After that dried completely (unlike my tape mani from yesterday) I taped off my Vs and used a slightly thick coat of Zoya Suri. And after some minor touch ups I used a coat of HK Girl to top it off.

I know I didn't use colors most people would for a holiday party, but sometimes I like to be different. Have any of you done manis for a holiday party? Feel free to share what you did for yours. :o)

Ciao for now!
~ Jaclyn

*** All products mentioned above were purchased by me and all opinions of the products are my own.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 3

Aaaand today's theme for Plump and Polished's challenge is, a tape mani. I have done a couple of these before, but with this one I learned an important lesson - make sure the bottom coats are completely dry. Silly me thought they were, but they weren't, and when I lifted the tape it pulled at some of the polish. Doh! I still think they didn't come out too bad though.
Being that me and DH celebrate Chrismukah (I was raised Catholic and he was raised Jewish so we blended the holidays), I decided to use Chanukah colors for this one. The base is CC Holo Hues Harp On It, and the blue stripes are Dollish Polish's It's Bigger on the Inside. One day I will manage to get a great pic of the holo aspect of the silver, it just wasn't meant to be with this mani. You can see the holo a little, but you really need to see this in person to get the full Holy Holo Batman! effect.

Now that I got some striping tape (and you have NO idea how excited I was about that!) I think I can go a little more detailed with my next tape mani. And if you have any tips, pleeeeease let me know, and you can check out the other participants tape manis in the links to their blogs below!

TTFN all!
~ Jaclyn

Monday, December 3, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 2

I had a lot of fun with today's theme. Penguins! How could I not have fun with that? I like the way they came out a lot, and I think they're pretty freakin cute. Whatdya think?
I kept thinking of the penguin from the classic "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" named Popper. So I made my penguins pop out from all over. :o)

For the base I used Donner and Blitzen's Snow Prints from Two Birds One Store, and it was part of the  Reindeer Gone Wild! collection. It is a very pale blue almost white jelly/crelly with small and medium white hex glitters, blue square micro glitter, light blue medium hexes and some shimmer. I loved it when I first saw it and I think it is a perfect winter color with the hexes like snow. I used three coats, and since there is still a little VNL I think I will use a colored base next time. Application was great, the glitter is evenly distributed so I didn't have to go fishing, and it leveled nicely so one coat of HK Girl was all I needed on top.

And now for the penguins! They were actually easier than I thought they would be. I used CG Liquid Leather for their bodies, white acrylic for their bellies and eyes, and Zoya Jancyn for their beaks, then I put another coat of HK Girl on top.

I hope you like my penguins, and you can check out the other bloggers' penguins in the links below. :o)

TTFN.
~Jaclyn

Saturday, December 1, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 1

Hello everybody! I know I have been slacking a lot lately, but now that I am doing another nail art challenge I will be back to posting at least a couple of times a week! I know, I know, you're all really excited about that right? Lol.

Enough joking around! Before I post my red and green mani I need to wish my hubby a very happy birthday!

So, Plump and Polished's 12 Days of Christmas challenge begins today, and the theme is red and green only. I don't know why, but the fact that I could only use the two colors was making it rather hard for me to come up with an idea of what to do. But after scrolling through soooo many photos, I found my inspiration here. And now, what you have all been waiting for, the manicure!
Yup, I went with a checkerboard pattern. I never did one of these before, and I kind of like how it came out. I used Zoya's Elisa and Holly, and then BL matte topcoat over Elisa. Since I wanted to keep the red matte I did not use a top coat over the whole mani but that probably would have evened out the lines a little for me. Oh well, I like it though! The shiny vs. the matte makes it a little different. I would really like to get my hands on some striping tape before I do another checkerboard so I could make the boxes smaller. Regular tape does not always play well with me. 
There you have it folks, my mani for day 1 of the challenge. If you would like to join (and you really should do it just for fun) the rest of the themes are:

But, if you don't want to join you can always check out the designs from the other participants in the links below.

Now I need to go celebrate DH's birthday, so I will see you all later. :-)

~ Jaclyn

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Plump and Polished's 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge

Hey all. Sorry it has been a while. Knitting has been taking away from my nail art and blogging time. :-(

But, this weekend starts another nail art challenge I am going to do, from Plump and Polished. In case anyone else wanted to join in I figured I would let all of you know about it. The days and themes are below, and let Plump and Polished know if you want to join in!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OPI DS Magic for World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. In honor of that I have a blue manicure today. I am a Type II diabetic, as are a few of my family members. I think it is a good idea to raise more awareness about the disease, and you will find more info about WDD here.

For my blue, I broke out my OPI DS Magic. I recently acquired this beauty, and it is one of my very first DSs. It took me long enough, right? ;o)

Anyhoo, I really do love this polish. I think it is an awesome sparkly shade of glass flecked blue, and it has a gorgeous purple duochrome to it. Which my camera did not pick up. At all. Hopefully I will be able to get a shot of that for you in natural light tomorrow. But look at that blue!
I used two coats of Magic over a clear base and then a coat of HK Girl to top it off. First coat applied rather streaky, but my second coat evened it out. I may have done slightly thicker coats though because I saw a couple of reviews where people needed three. I also had a very hard time with cleanup as you may be able to see in the pic, but overall I like Magic. A LOT. It is definitely one of my favorite blues.

Do you have Magic? How did it work for you with cleanup? If you have any tips for this one I would appreciate them. And do you have a favorite DS you want to recommend? Let me know which one. :o)

Have a great day/night everybody!
~ Jaclyn


***The products mentioned above were purchased by me for my personal use, and all opinions are strictly my own.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Quantum Leaf

Wow, I have been slacking. Sorry about that; ever since Sandy I just haven't really been feeling it, you know? But I sent out my first RAOKs today, and that got me excited to get back to posting.

For today I have KB Shimmer's Quantum Leaf. I was lucky enough to get this in a RAOK, which is great because it is a polish I wanted for a while. Ever since I saw Manicurator's swatch here. Now if only I could get my swatches to come out that good!
This is two coats with one coat of HK Girl on top, and no undies. It is just a great fall color. The base is golden autumn yellow, and then the gold, copper, orange and red hexes are like the changing colors of the leaves. I had a really hard time getting the photos to pick up the colors, Manicurator did a much better job than I did. I think next time I am going to layer it over yellow to try to get it to come across a little brighter on me. With my skin tone, in some lights this blended as if it was a nude.

Is Quantum Leaf in your collection? If not, you can find it in the KB Shimmer shop here.

Catch everyone later.
~ Jaclyn


*** All products mentioned above were either purchased by me or given to me as a gift, and all opinions are strictly my own.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Silver Holo Drips!

Election Day 2012. Today was a pretty exciting day for me - I voted for the first time ever! :o) And I know a lot of people did red, white and blue manis for election day but I just didn't feel like it. Instead, you could say I did a double TIOT mani with a new polish and a new technique. And the result is...
I used my WnW Fast Dry Ebony Hates Chris for the base, and then I made my drips out of the silvery holographic Harp On It. I wish I had a better sunlight photo so you could really see the holo, I mean this polish is sick in sunlight.

There was a downside for me though. Unfortunately, as much as I love the color, I am not so in love with the formula. The polish is a bit thick, and it dragged and left holes when I painted the drips. I also have an awful lot of tip wear after only having it on for one day. Over all, I love the holo in the polish, but I am not a fan of the formula. I have two of the other colors to swatch also, and hopefully those will go on better. It may just be that I need to use Harp On It as the base of a design rather than having to manipulate it as the art.

That's it for me tonight, but check back later this week for swatches of  Angel Kiss and Blue Heaven, two other colors in the holographic collection, and a swatch post of Harp On It Too.

TTFN!
~ Jaclyn

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Give ME acetone and angled brushes or give ME death!

(Yes, I borrowed that phrase from another blogger with permission)

I am going to be honest with all of you about something. There has been a whole lot of hype over the Bloggers for Cuticle Cleanup group, and since I have yet to see proof to back up what people are saying it is all conjecture. I am a blogger (obviously) and I believe in cleaning up when I do manicures and nail art. I want to show my work in the best light that I can, and I do not like to show off incredibly messy work of my own. I have NEVER claimed that my work is perfect, as much as I wish it was. I have also NEVER gone to other people's blogs, pages, FB posts, etc. and left them negative feedback saying that their work is messy and so on.  Yes, I have seen manicures that don't meet my expectations for myself, but I do not go and call that person out in a public forum for it. I judge my work, and I let everyone else judge their own. I expect a lot more of myself than I do of everyone else, and just because I hold myself to a higher standard does not mean I am looking down on other polish people or that I think I am better than they are. To me, part of cleaning up my manicures is a respect thing. I respect the  makers I swatch, especially the indies, and I want to show that respect by portraying their products in the best way I can.

I have seen bloggers claiming that B4CC was created to belittle and bully other bloggers, and that we have been going around (for a while apparently) and leaving negative and nasty comments to people. No, we have not been doing that, and that is the meaning that other people who were not involved gave to  B4CC. Perhaps the wording was not completely clear as to what the point of the group is and people took it to be aggressive, but rather than clarifying anything, people instead went and wrote up posts about their negative interpretation (and from what I can tell they are pretty much based on rumors) which in turn blew it up. Someone went so far as to go and look through my posts and leave negative comments. From what I can tell they did it just for the sake of being nasty. Since that is what any of us with the button have been accused of doing I find that amusing. People are calling us names and saying we are evil and so on. Newsflash - those people do not know me. I do not appreciate being judged because of a badge I have up as a standard for myself. Form your opinions about me based on how I talk to and treat people in the community, not because of how you interpret a button I have.

This is a free country. You have every right to have opinions that do not mesh with mine. I also have every right to have opinions that do not mesh with yours. If you do not like the fact that I find cleanup an important part of my work, so be it. But do not use your not agreeing as an excuse to twist my beliefs and go around portraying me in a negative light.

My B4CC badge is for me and about me. It does not mean that I am any better than any of you. If you feel that it does, well that means you are attributing a different meaning to it, and that is on you. Contrary to popular belief NONE of this is all about you, and it is NOT all about other bloggers. Yes, there has been cleanup controversy in the past, but I was not a part of that and I want all of you to keep me out of it.

To all the newbies and prospective newbies - please do not base your opinions of any of us with the badge on what other people tell you, but talk to us and get to know us and base your opinions on US. And please do not let all of the drama surrounding this and the meaning other people are giving to B4CC deter you from getting into nail art and/or blogging. If you want to do it, GO FOR IT. We all started out in pretty much the same place, and before I started blogging I didn't know a darn thing about cleanup. I look at my old mani pictures now and I can see I have come a long way. But it takes time and practice to get better at being neat, and if that is something you strive for you just have to work at it. If you are interested, there are plenty of cleanup tutorials you can look up. Honestly, there are plenty of catty people out there that may leave you negative feedback, but the girls I see doing that are not affiliated with B4CC. All I can say about it is do your best to shake it off and just keep blogging. If you want tips or suggestions, feel free to ask.

No one is saying anyone needs to conform to some non-existent rule. So on the flip side, if you don't care about cleanup, you should own it and don't make excuses. If someone goes and tells you that you need to moisturize your cuticles or buy some QTips, just tell them thanks but you like your work as is - "Yes, I know it is a bit messy, and no, I DON'T CARE!" Be strong and respectful, and do not go around jamming your beliefs down everyone else's throats. You should be proud of your work, however you like to portray it.

Wow. That was a super long rant. Sorry about the length, but that was something I needed to get off my chest. I know some of you may not agree, and I respect that. In return, please respect me and my blog, and do not go all over berating me and B4CC. I hope you appreciate what I said and still follow me. If not, I get that too. As I look around me at the devastation left by Sandy, I am reminded that in the grand scheme of things, all of this drama surrounding a button on our little blogs is rather meaningless. At this point, let's stop the name calling and finger pointing and just put this thing to bed so we can get back to blogging about our love for polish.

~ Jaclyn

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Black + Orange - 8 Spooky Nights

This was really the theme for yesterday, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get it up in time. So here it is, a day late.
By the time I got a chance to paint my nails last night I didn't really have energy for water marbling, or flames, or just about any freehand design. Instead I tried my first scotch tape mani. A few weeks ago I got a bunch of scrap booking scissors. I think they're scrap booking scissors anyway. There are 12, and they all cut different patterned lines. I used the pinking shears to cut the tape, and I think it came out kind of like some jack-o-lantern teeth. The orange base is Sinful Colors Summer Peach (and it looks a lot more neon in real life) and I used CG Liquid Leather for the black tips.

I kind of like it for my first tape mani. It makes me think of of a funky French mani, but with teeth. It is hard to believe Halloween has passed and the 8 Spooky Nights challenge is over. I ran into a few hiccups with Sandy, but I had fun doing so many designs in the period of time and I hope you liked seeing them. :o)

Catch you all later!
~ Jaclyn

Check out the other participants too, their links are below!

Peace Love Lacquer
XO, Noelle
College Polished
PishPosh & Polish
Beauty Dish
Nail By Katie
Jenerally Speaking 
Galactic Lacquer 
Tres' Chic Nails 
charlottes-nails 
Manic Manis
The Life, Time and Lacquers of Lilmoon
Makeup and Nails, Not War
Not Too Polished
Seriously Swatched
8 Spooky Nights
Jilltastic Nail Designs 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat - This is Halloween challenge

Unfortunately Hurricane Sandy really messed up my plans for challenge manicures. :o(  I didn't get to do something new for this theme, so this is my Hershey Kiss manicure from another Halloween challenge.
I am sorry for recycling again. I really do feel bad that I am not getting to create new designs for you. But now we have electricity again and things are settling down, so I should be able to get back to blogging again within the next few days. In the meantime, take a look at the pages of the other bloggers in the This is Halloween challenge.

TTFN and Happy Halloween,
~ Jaclyn

Graveyard - 8 Spooky Nights & This is Halloween Challenges

Sorry about my posts being late. Unfortunately Sandy got in my way for a bit. I wasn't able to post, by we are ok, and that is the important part.

Since Graveyard was a theme for both challenges I doubled up again, and this mani is for both. Please excuse that it is not my best detail work or clean up. Nail art by candlelight isn't as easy as you may think. :o)
With flash

In Home Depot lighting
So, my middle nail. I asked the hubby for an idea of something to do, and he told me to put a rock on the tombstone as if it was in a Jewish cemetery. So I did. But then I decided I needed something more, so I decided the skeleton was reaching up out of the grave in the moonlight. Hence the poorly executed skeleton arm and hand.

I think it came out kind of cute, I just wish I could have detailed the hand better. But that pesky Sandy making me try to paint in candlelight... Anyways, I hope you like it, and make sure to check out the artwork from all of the other participants of the two challenges too!

TTFN!
~Jaclyn

Check out the other 8 Spooky Nights participants too, their links are below!

Peace Love Lacquer
XO, Noelle
College Polished
PishPosh & Polish
Beauty Dish
Nail By Katie
Jenerally Speaking 
Galactic Lacquer 
Tres' Chic Nails 
charlottes-nails 
Manic Manis
The Life, Time and Lacquers of Lilmoon
Makeup and Nails, Not War
Not Too Polished
Seriously Swatched
8 Spooky Nights
Jilltastic Nail Designs 

And the This is Halloween participants!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spider - 8 Spooky Nights

I know I am a day early, but with Sandy on the way I figured I may as well get this up.

I do not like spiders. I really really don't. I think this was the day I was looking forward to the least. But I tried.
I went with what I thought was a cutesy spider, and I used back acrylic paint for him, plus white paint and Zoya Elisa for the eyes. Iused a Sally Hansen nail art pen for the webs, but I am not really a fan of it. I really wanted them to be finer lines, so if anyone can recommend a nail art pen that draws narrower lines please let me know. I think the spider came out kind of cute but I would try drawing the webs again. With the impending "frankenstorm" I didn't have time for a redo though, so it is what it is.

I don't know if the rest of my challenge posts will be up on the days they are supposed to but if I lose power I will get them done as soon as I can so keep checking back. And now back to prepping for Sandy. To anyone caught in the path of the storm, be safe!

TTFN!
~ Jaclyn

Check out the other participants too, their links are below!

Peace Love Lacquer
XO, Noelle
College Polished
PishPosh & Polish
Beauty Dish
Nail By Katie
Jenerally Speaking 
Galactic Lacquer 
Tres' Chic Nails 
charlottes-nails 
Manic Manis
The Life, Time and Lacquers of Lilmoon
Makeup and Nails, Not War
Not Too Polished
Seriously Swatched
8 Spooky Nights
Jilltastic Nail Designs 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Witch Manicure

Sorry, but I had trouble picking a witch design that I really liked, so I am doubling up and using this for the 8 Spooky Nights challenge and the This is Halloween challenge.

After looking at a lot of  pics to try and get some ideas, I came across a tutorial from Robin Moses here. It is the "Witch Flying in the Moonlight" design. So I watched the tutorial a few times until I was confident I could manage it, and then I tested on a swatch wheel and thought I was ready to go. But then I saw this stamp mani from Wacky Laki in my FB news feed, and really wanted to incorporate some detail from that into the original plan. What I ended up with is this!
Without flash
With flash to show some of the holo "stars"
For my starry night sky background, I used Maybelline Color Show Sapphire Siren for undies, and then NYC Starry Silver Glitter (which has some holo sparkle to it that I just couldn't get a great picture of). The moon was made with a combination of yellow and antique white acrylic paint, and the witch is black acrylic paint. Unfortunately I had the idea too late to go over the moon with some glow polish to get a pic of the witch flying in front of a glowing moon. :o(

I like the way my witch came out quite a bit, and I hope you do too. She was a little easier to paint than I thought she would be, so I recommend taking a look at the tutorial and giving it a try if you want to do a Halloween mani.

Catch everyone later! :o)
~ Jaclyn

Check out the other participants too, their links are below!

8 Spooky Nights:
Peace Love Lacquer
XO, Noelle
College Polished
PishPosh & Polish
Beauty Dish
Nail By Katie
Jenerally Speaking 
Galactic Lacquer 
Tres' Chic Nails 
charlottes-nails 
Manic Manis
The Life, Time and Lacquers of Lilmoon
Makeup and Nails, Not War
Not Too Polished
Seriously Swatched
8 Spooky Nights
Jilltastic Nail Designs 

This is Halloween:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ghosts - 8 Spooky Nights Nail Art Challenge day 4

Hey y'all. (Whoa, totally said that in Paula Deen's voice in my head, and no, I have no clue why. Anyways...)

Today is my second mani inspired by ghosts. For the first ghost mani I did (you check that out here) I went video game and did King Boo and the red boos. As much as I loved that one, I wanted to do something different for this one. I looked at a lot of designs but nothing was really grabbing me, so I decided to free hand it.
For the background I went with Storm from the new Zoya Ornate Collection to give it a starry night feel, and for my ghosts bodies(?) I used a combo of white acrylic and SH White On, and CG Liquid Leather for the eyes and mouths. And then for added effect, I went over the ghosts with Fantasy Makers Go with the Glow.
They had to have a nice ghostly glow, you know? ;o)
If you didn't already know, adding a second coat of glow in the dark polish gives off a much brighter glow, which you can see in the difference between the ghosts and "BOO." I don't know why I never thought of it before, but I am glad I did for this.

I like the way this came out a lot and am even a little surprised with this one. I hope you liked it too, and remember to check out the other participants' designs in the links below.

Catch all of you later! :o)

~ Jaclyn

Check out the other participants too, their links are below!

Peace Love Lacquer
XO, Noelle
College Polished
PishPosh & Polish
Beauty Dish
Nail By Katie
Jenerally Speaking 
Galactic Lacquer 
Tres' Chic Nails 
charlottes-nails 
Manic Manis
The Life, Time and Lacquers of Lilmoon
Makeup and Nails, Not War
Not Too Polished
Mimi Manicures
Seriously Swatched
8 Spooky Nights
Jilltastic Nail Designs

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Candy - 8 Spooky Nights Challenge Day 3

Candy! Oh, I knew I was going to have fun with this theme. I mean, think of all of the candy options there are - M&Ms and Skittles manis being the most obvious to me. And candy corn since it is a Halloween challenge and all. I also saw some pretty nice candy cane and starlight  mint manis when I was scrolling through candy mani photos, but I figure I will wait for Chrismukkah before I try those. I wanted to try something different, and I actually thought about doing a mani like this a few weeks ago, when someone told me about having to do a candy theme for another challenge. Needless to say I was happy when I saw this was the theme for today.

So, for my candy manicure, I bring you... Kisses!
I used a black WnW for the base, and then Revlon Snow Bunny and SC Queen of Beauty for the "foil," and SH White On for the tags. I had some trouble shaping the kisses and the tags (and realized how much I prefer doing nail art like that with acrylic paint), and me being the picky chick I am, went nuts trying to clean up the design. But I am pretty happy with this overall, and I think it may be something a little different. And now I want chocolate! >.<

You can check out what the other participants are doing for the challenge by clicking on their links below, and check out Peace Love Lacquer's Facebook page to see what the nonblogger contestants have done.

TTFN!
~ Jaclyn

Check out the other participants too, their links are below!

Peace Love Lacquer
XO, Noelle
College Polished
PishPosh & Polish
Beauty Dish
Nail By Katie
Jenerally Speaking 
Galactic Lacquer 
Tres' Chic Nails 
charlottes-nails 
Manic Manis
The Life, Time and Lacquers of Lilmoon
Makeup and Nails, Not War
Not Too Polished
Mimi Manicures
Seriously Swatched
8 Spooky Nights
Jilltastic Nail Designs

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vampire - 8 Spooky Nights Challenge Day 2

As I was searching for inspiration, I came across a vampire manicure here and I figured I would try that, but with fang marks instead of bats on the other nails. But then my coworker gave me another idea for the other nails, and I liked it and ran with it. So I have for you, Dracula surrounded by the weapons to fight him!
I figure the ring finger is obvious, and then I have a wooden stake on my pinky, holy water on my middle finger, a cross on my index and garlic on my thumb. The background on all is Zoya Harley, and then I used an assortment of polishes and 2 acrylic paints. It isn't my neatest work, but I had to stop messing with it and trying to clean it up because I was just making more of a mess.

I hope you like my vampire inspired design, overall I am pretty happy with it. You can also check out the art of the other participants by clicking on their links below, and you can check out Peace Love Lacquer's Facebook page to check out the photos from the non-blogger participants. :o)

TTFN!
~ Jaclyn

Check out the other participants too, their links are below!

Peace Love Lacquer
XO, Noelle
College Polished
PishPosh & Polish
Beauty Dish
Nail By Katie
Jenerally Speaking 
Galactic Lacquer 
Tres' Chic Nails 
charlottes-nails 
Manic Manis
The Life, Time and Lacquers of Lilmoon
Makeup and Nails, Not War
Not Too Polished
Mimi Manicures
Seriously Swatched
8 Spooky Nights
Jilltastic Nail Designs

Monday, October 22, 2012

Skulls - 8 Spooky Nights Challenge

I have apparently lost my mind and decided to (attempt to) do two Halloween challenges at the same time. The This is Halloween challenge has been going for a few weeks now and we only have two manis per week for it, so I think it was a good way for me to start. But the 8 Spooky Nights Challenge from Peace, Love, Lacquer is for 8 days straight, so I think this may be a bit more difficult for me. But, here we go...

The first day's theme is Skulls, and I decided to go with a Día de los Muertos sugar skull manicure.

I used Zoya Gaia as a base for the skulls, but unfortunately I wasn't able to capture the shimmer in any of the photos I took. For the details I used CG Liquid Leather, Julep Niecy, Revlon Posh, and Zoyas Jancyn, Robin and Creamy.

For my first try at sugar skulls, well first attempt at skulls ever, I am pretty happy with how they came out. What do you think? If you have any tips or have seen a tutorial you really like, let me know.

TTFN,
~ Jaclyn

Check out the other participants too, their links are below!

Peace Love Lacquer
XO, Noelle
College Polished
PishPosh & Polish
Beauty Dish
Nail By Katie
Jenerally Speaking 
Galactic Lacquer 
Tres' Chic Nails 
charlottes-nails 
Manic Manis
The Life, Time and Lacquers of Lilmoon
Makeup and Nails, Not War
Not Too Polished
Mimi Manicures
Seriously Swatched
8 Spooky Nights
Jilltastic Nail Designs

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This is Halloween Challenge - Gradient

I admit it, I did not do something for the bats. I still wasn't feeling all that great on Saturday, so I skipped over to the next theme - Gradient. And I know this is the theme for the 22nd and I am a bit early for it here, but since the participants are scattered across time zones I figured I may as well post. :o)

I thought about using white, yellow and orange to do Candy Corn, but I figured that would kind of be a repeat since that was my inspiration for the water marble, and decided to go with green and black instead. I figured that combo works for Halloween too, so I used 2 coats of The Nail Junkie's Apple and then sponged CG Liquid Leather over it.

I think the black looks kind of like swirling smoke, and Apple is a fantastic, bright green that you might find in a test tube in some crazy scientist's lab. There is a great sparkle to Apple, and you can see it a little, but it didn't show up that well in the photos. If you want to get Apple for yourself, you can get it from The Nail Junkie's shop here.

For my first gradient I am pretty happy with how it came out. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

TTFN!
~ Jaclyn


Friday, October 19, 2012

Girly Bits' Cosmic Ocean

Greetings all.

Meh. I know today's post should be bat themed for the Halloween challenge, but I got my flu shot today. My arm is just too sore and I am feeling a little out of it, so I will try to attempt a bat mani tomorrow. :o( Instead I bring you Cosmic Ocean.

After looking at Bluey on my nails for more than a day, I decided I wanted to try something over it to give it a little more oomph. Going through my stash, I picked my bottle of Cosmic Ocean, which is a lovely duo-chrome that flashes blue, green and purple. I put two coats over the three coats of Bluey, and it turned it to a gorgeous tealish jade green that flashed to a beautiful royal blue. Cosmic Ocean also added a great, sparkly shimmer that added the depth I didn't really see from Bluey on its own.

Unfortunately as much as I tried I don't think I really captured a shot that does this color justice. But you tell me.

In the top photo I think the blue shows toward the outsides of my nails, and the second photo shows a nice line splitting the green and blue. As a side note, my hubby and I got new phones last week, and I have to say I am pretty impressed with the quality of these photos I took with mine.

Cosmic Ocean is part of the color shifting set from Girly Bits, and you can find it in her shop here. Shift Happens and Street Magic are the two color shifting polishes, and I would take a look at them too.

TTFN!

~ Jaclyn


*All products reviewed above were purchased by me, and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

butter LONDON Bluey

Bluey. BLUEy? I know it is supposed to be a metallic peacock blue, but I dunno, to me it leans more to a dark teal. But whatever, I like the color. And since most of my blue polishes lean more toward royal blue, it is something a little different for me, and I think it is a great color for a fall manicure. So, without further ado, Bluey.
As much as I like the color, the formula is not one of my favorite as far as bLs go. I found it to be kind of thin and watery, and it went on very streaky for me. The photo shows three coats (sans top coat) and that is when I think it evened out well enough. I do like that the brush strokes aren't really noticeable to me since that is a problem that I have seen with plenty of metallics. Overall I like Bluey, but the thin formula keeps it from being one of my fave butter Londons.

If any of you have worn Bluey, did you have any application issues? And how did you like the color? Inquiring minds want to know so leave a comment. ;o)

TTFN!

~ Jaclyn

*All products mentions were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TIOT - Pianos Filled with Flames

For once I actually did a "Try it on Tuesday" manicure and went through my stash for something brand new to show you. And I really don't know why I haven't worn this one yet. I loved it the moment I saw it in the shop, I ordered it immediately, I swooned when I took it out of the box, and then... I apparently put it away. SMH. What was I thinking to wait so long? I don't know about you, but I love sparkly things (as I think I mentioned previously...) and I love red, and this is both!

Pianos Filled with Flames is a berry red jelly with soooooooo much glitter. There are reds, oranges, pinks, and my favorite - the holo micro glitter. I like holos. A LOT. I swatched two coats with no undies, and since the glitter had the munchies I topped off with two coats of HK Girl.  And I couldn't decide which photo I liked more, so here are both.

I don't think either photo came out really true to the color. Both pictures show as pinkish berry red, but on my nails I think it looks a lot more like candy apples. I also couldn't get the camera to pick up the glitter that well. This polish sparkles! Hopefully I can get a photo in sunlight to give you a better idea of how fabulous this color is!

Pianos Filled with Flames is available in Pahlish's Etsy shop here. There are a bunch of other gorgeous polishes you should check out, especially if you love glitter bombs!

If anyone has suggestions for getting photos to stay truer to color please let me know.

TTFN!

~ Jaclyn


*All products mentioned above were purchased by me and all opinions are my own*

Monday, October 15, 2012

Zombies - This is Halloween Challenge Day 5

Today's theme is another one that had me struggling. I can't say that I am a zombie fan. I don't think I have watched any zombie movies, and I haven't watched shows like the walking dead, so I know my attempt probably isn't all that great for any zombie purists. But hey, I tried.
The zombie "flesh" is a base of 2 butter LONDONs - Bossy Boots with Dosh sponged over it. For the rest I used a mix of a bunch of polishes and some acrylics. I like the way the flesh came out, but as for the rest of it, meh. I think my index looks more alien than zombie, and I think my ring finger ended up with some pretty poofy hair. {sigh} Definitely not my best, but I think I am in the ballpark. If zombies play ball anyway.

Leave a comment and let me know how you think I did, and if you have seen any cool zombie manis let me know!

 :o)
~Jaclyn
*

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk Mani and The Polishing Off PC Winners

Hi all. Sorry, but the beginning of this post is not particularly cheery, mainly because this is a topic that upsets me. I just felt I should warn you beforehand.

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk I participated in was this morning, and we ended up having great weather for it. It was amazing how many people turned out for it - there are a lot more people who have been affected by this than you may realize since PC leads to the 4th highest number of cancer deaths in the US. Just to give you a general idea, approximately 6% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive for five years after the diagnosis, and most people who are in the advanced stages when they are diagnosed lose the battle within a year. When the doctor told my aunt the diagnosis, her response was that he just handed her a death sentence. Unfortunately she was right, and she lost her fight less than 3 months later.

Now for some perspective. According to the information I found here, the 5-year survival rates for breast cancer patients range from 88%-74% when diagnosed in stage 1 or 2, and there is a 15% average 5-year survival rate if diagnosed in stage 4. I want to see the survival rates for pancreatic cancer patients increase to somewhere near those of breast cancer patients. I truly hope that more funding goes toward PC research, so that great strides are made sooner rather than later, and so that we may eventually have a chance at early diagnosis and hopefully a much better chance at beating it. I hope that public awareness of PC increases dramatically, and I hope that more people get involved. If you would like to take up the fight, you can find information for things you can do to help the Lustgarten Foundation here.

Okay, I feel much better having gotten that out! Now, my mani for the event. My main color is Polishing Off PC, a custom color made by the fabulous(!) Pahlish for the raffle, and then for my accent nail I used Zoya Suri to paint a purple ribbon. Zoya Heather is the base for all of my nails.
I can't really describe Polishing Off PC other than to just say GLITTER BOMB! It is a purple jelly incredibly packed with so many colors of glitter. I see purple, fuchsia, turquoise, copper, and gold in all different sizes, and I wouldn't be surprised if there are even more colors than that. It is amazing. My thumb has one coat and the other fingers have two, all topped with one coat of Gelous and one coat of HK Girl. I really could have just used one coat on all of them; the glitter really is so packed that the second coat isn't necessary.

And now that I got the photo out of the way, onto the winners! Each dollar that was donated counted as one ticket, so I entered the donors name that many times on my spreadsheet and then went to random.org to select the order of the winners. Aaaaaaaaaaand the resulting order for the main prizes are:

First choice - RDP & CJP
Second choice - Sue O'Connor
Third choice - Michelle Trabucchi
Fourth choice - Christine Ziegler
Fifth choice - Lisa Fusaro
Sixth choice - Jessica Holzberg
Seventh choice - Diana Caporaso

I know I should have only selected five winners since I just missed the $300 milestone, but I really appreciate your donations and to me you are all winners for supporting the cause.

Oh, yes, how could I forget? There are also the five bonus prizes of one bottle of Polishing Off PC. And the five ladies random.org selected (in a separate generator) for those are Christine Ziegler, Diana Caporaso, Sue O'Connor, Jessica Holzberg, and Lisa Fusaro. I will get those to you with the other prize you select.

At this point, I need each of you to please email me at lifetimesandlacquersoflilmoon@gmail.com so I have your email address, and I will respond with the prizes that are available when it is your turn to choose. I ask that you respond within 24 hours from me sending you the list, otherwise I will have to move onto the next person on the list and will go back to you after everyone else has chosen.

Alas, the first ever Polishing Off Pancreatic Cancer raffle has now come to a close. I learned a lot from organizing it, and next year I hope to make it even better. Thank you all so much for participating, and I hope you all enjoy your prizes!

~Jaclyn


*Note: Polishing Off PC is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.* 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Jack-O-Lanterns - This is Halloween Challenge day 4

I spent awhile today trying to figure out what to do for this theme. I couldn't decide if I wanted paint my whole nail orange to be the pumpkin, or did I want to paint pumpkins onto a background, did I want the faces to be black or should they be glowing... You get the idea.

So I went looking for some inspiration and came across this post from Kayla Shevonne. I never saw her blog until today, but I loved her jack-o-lantern manicure. Here is my jack-o-lantern attempt that her photo inspired.
I used 365 Days of Color's Black Flame Candle over CG Liquid Leather for the base, and yellow acrylic paint, Zoya's Creamy and Jancyn to make the faces. Then I went over the eyes, noses and mouths with Fantasy Makers Glow in the Dark polish, but I failed (miserably) when I tried to take a picture of it glowing. Unfortunately I didn't get everything as neat as I wanted, but I think I did a pretty decent job. Let me know what you think in the comments section. :o) And remember, Polishing Off Pancreatic Cancer raffle ends tomorrow night at midnight EST, so you still have a day to make a donation to enter. You can see the details for that here.

***Update - Apparently, Kayla posted a tutorial for her version here. I really wish I had seen that BEFORE I did this, but I guess since I just looked at the photo and winged it I just went a more challenging route.

***Another update - I bought a black light, and using that the polish glowed better, and I got a photo!

You can check out the manis from the others participating by clicking the links below, and if you are participating you can add yourself to the links. Enjoy the nail art everyone!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Polishing Off PC Raffle - The 3rd (and final) version!

Hey everyone. While I have had a lot of page views (thank you all for that btw, I needed the encouragement/validation) I haven't gotten a lot of donations for the raffle. At this point I think that has more to do with how I set it up rather than a lack of publicity. So I am changing it up again. And since there isn't much time left this will be it!

As of, well, now, each time a milestone is reached I will add another winner, and the prizes will be winner's choice. I am also changing the steps between the milestones. This is what I mean:

$50 - 1 winner
$100 - 2 winners
$150 - 3 winners
$200 - 4 winners
$250 - 5 winners
$300 - 6 winners
$350 - 7 winners
$400 - 8 winners
$450 - 9 winners
$500 - 10 winners
$600 - 11 winners
$700 - 12 winners
$800 - 13 winners
$900- 14 winners
$1,000 - 15 winners

15 possible winners, and if more than that is donated I will do my best to add more prizes/winners.

Since $250 has been raised so far, at the moment five names will be drawn. The first donor drawn gets to choose from all of the prizes (listed below in no particular order), the second gets to choose from the remaining prizes, and so on.

Spectral Pup (Dollish Polish)
The Gilty Pleasures 18K Real Gold Nail Polish Topcoat Trio Gift Box (Zoya)
Jawbreaker (Pretty & Polished)
Deadly Nightshade (Dollish Polish)
Shift Happens (Girly Bits)
Violet (The Nail Junkie)
The Koopa King (Dollish Polish)
Train Underwater (Pahlish)
A Peachy Princess (Dollish Polish)
Spectral Pup and Vampires Coven (Dollish Polish)
Go Luigi! (Dollish Polish)
Floam (Ninja Polish)
It's a Me, Mario (Dollish Polish)
Apple (The Nail Junkie)
Wicked Wario (Dollish Polish)

The rules are the same - the raffle is open until 12am EST Sunday October 14th, entrants must live/have a shipping address in the US or Canada, donations need to be made on my personal donation page here, the donation amount and your name need to be shown in the "Honor Roll" (In the dedication section, please select your name for "Recognition From," and please check off "Yes, I would like to show my donation amount scrolling"), each dollar donated counts as one entry (I am not including myself or my dad in the drawing but I am counting our donations toward the total raised), and each winner is entitled to one of the main prizes above.

I hope everyone likes this set up better since it allows for more winners and options as far as prizes. If you have any feedback please let me know, and please share this post with all of your Nail Polish friends!

Good luck everyone!

~ Jaclyn


*Note:Polishing Off PC is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.*