Friday, May 4, 2012

I'm a winner and other news

Hello lovely readers and friends! I'm back! I'm finally done with the ugly exam and I'm so proud to tell you that I totally nailed it. I'm not one to brag usually but this time it was so hard and I've worked a ton so I think I deserve a reward! Well, my reward came today in the form of a lovely package from Enamel Girl. Some of you might remember this post where I was showing you a manicure I entered in her spring stamping contest. I didn't  win the big prize but I did win one of the prizes in the random draw. The whole Essie Spring 2012 collection, Navigate Her! Essie is one of my favorite brands and I love the formula of their polishes. Plus the colors are extremely amazing! Here's how they look. 

Clockwise starting from the top left: Ole Caliente, Orange, It's Obvious!, Tour De Finance, A Crewed Interest, To Buy Or Not To Buy and Navigate Her

The only one I had from this collection is Navigate Her (coincidentally the base for the winning manicure). The others are brand new to me. And Navigate Her is such an amazing color that I sure needed a backup. This is also the first time I own an entire collection from a brand. 

Look at the amazing shimmer in To Buy Or Not To Buy! And the iridescent shimmer in Tour De Finance! It's also a great opportunity for me to try out shades that are out of my comfort zone (like a bright fuchsia and an orange). She also added an NYC polish and some pretty nail stickers to the prize. 

NYC Scenestealer Grey and 3D nail stickers

Totally awesome because I don't have any NYC polishes in my collection! Thank you so much Kathy for this amazing package! I love them! 

I also made a few local purchases here and there. I got two polishes from Rapsodi, a medium blue and a holo glitter! I also got a lavender creme from Gabrini that is very hard to photograph properly. And finally, today I got the Konad top coat to use for my stamping manicures. I really have high expectations from this product! No more smudging or unevenness for me please! 

Rapsodi 20 and 340, Gabrini M109 and Konad top coat

Now that I'm done with exams, I have a ton of pictures to edit! I really have lots of manicures to show you guys. Also, a review for some awesome stamping plates is coming and I still have to show you my polish jewelry. So stay tuned for all that! Oh and have a nice weekend! 


  1. Congrats on your win and nailing the exam!!! Woohoo!


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