November 26, 2014

Cirque Holiday 2014 Live It Up Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! I feel like its been a while since I blogged but its only been since Friday. I intended on posting but then life got in the way. On Saturday night after cleaning the bathtub in my spare bathroom I noticed a leak in the master bathroom at my condo and on Monday morning called a plumber to come over. I showed up at my place to meet the plumber and when I walked in I could hear water gushing...I walked into the bathroom and there was a large bubble of water on the wall. Luckily the plumber showed up about 10 minutes later and was able to mostly turn off the water and fix the pipe. Overall it was a big nightmare but its fixed for the most part, other than the giant hole in my wall. I'm so thankful I got there when I did, had I showed up after work like I do every other day my place likely would have been flooded.

So yeah...thats been my week so far. In happy house news the new flooring looks fantastic (luckily it was not messed up by that leak), my couch is getting delivered on Friday and I got my gigantic tv that I'll hook up over the long weekend. Also my new vertical blinds are all ready to be installed, the guys at work made them for me and they are sitting in the warehouse just waiting to come home!

Today I have a glitter-tactic post for ya, it's Cirque's Live It Up Collection for Holiday 2014! This collection is made up of 5 super fun glitters. Not only are these pretty but 2 of them (Holo-day Cheer and 8 Crazy Nights) also have 20% of the proceeds going to City Harvest which is a New York based rescue organization dedicated to feeding the nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers facing hunger. On to the glitter, check out all the swatches after the jump!



November 21, 2014

Sunny's Body Products Seasonal Box: Christmas Edition


Happy Friday! Anyone have fun plans this weekend? I'm probably just going to be doing stuff around my condo. The floors are getting installed today along with the cable and internet, all that will be left is getting everything painted then I can move in! I wasn't expecting everything to go so fast, I thought the floors would be done next week so it was a nice surprise to have them done today (the perks of working at a place that does flooring lol)

Today I have the Christmas box from Sunny's Body Products to share with you! This box is all kinds of awesome with a range of fresh scents to bakery scents and a brand new product! I was pretty excited about this box, next to pumpkin scents Christmas/Holiday scents are my next favorite! The Christmas box will be available starting today over at http://www.365daysofcolorpolishes.com/! Not only does everything smell great in this box but the packaging is super cute, I love the owls! Check out everything after the jump!


November 20, 2014

Cadillacquer Christmas 2014 Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Well good news if you read my post the other day where I mentioned my monsters from hell in my condo (roaches), they have all been sentenced to death. I had an exterminator out yesterday to fix it all up and spray around my place to kill pretty much anything that has more than 4 legs that I don't want co-habitating with me once I move in.  For those who may worry I checked with the company about what they spray being harmful for Degen and they said it was pet safe for dogs and cats!

In other good news I have a pretty 4 piece collection for Christmas 2014 from Cadillacquer to share with you! These will be available starting tonight over on Cadillacquer's website (linked at the end of the post). Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 18, 2014

A England Elizabeth and Mary Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend! Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, I had everything all edited and ready to write and post but then I just didn't have time to actually write up the post. My weekend was insane running here there and everywhere trying to get stuff done at my condo and whatnot. Unfortunately I found roaches in my condo (super yuck) so that was pretty much what took up my entire Sunday...after my initial melt down (like literally ran out screaming then shed a few tears lol) about it I got a pest control company to come out and assess the issue. Long story short they are coming out to exterminate the monsters on Wednesday then I have a guy coming over to seal up any crack they can possibly come through to get back in. Roaches seriously gross me out so hopefully after Wednesday I'll never see another one again! Apparently problems like this are common in apartments and condos...I had no idea about that until yesterday haha.

Anyway...today I have a gorgeous new A England Collection to share with you. The Elizabeth and Mary Collection brings up 5 new shades from A England. I was pretty excited about these when I heard of a new collection...I always look forward to new A England polishes because 99% of the time the formulas are flawless. That was very much the case with these, almost all of them were 1 coaters! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 15, 2014

The PolishAholic Pad, Before!

Welp, it's official guys...I am an adult now. I closed escrow on my condo yesterday and am officially a homeowner! I thought I'd show you guys a bunch of "before" photos of my condo! I'm re-doing like 90% of the place so when I'm done it will look a lot different! Right now it's in need of some major TLC, the carpet is pretty gross and all the tile looks like it hasn't been cleaned in like a year...nasty. As I go I'll probably be posting about it on Instagram and Twitter then I'll do a big "after" post here!

I bought a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo, its about 845 sqft...not huge but enough room for me and Degen and that's all I need at the moment...plus it was all I could afford. Buying real estate in Southern California is kind of outrageous. I was watching House Hunters the other day and a couple in Texas bough a 3800 sqft house for less than I paid for my condo...how depressing. Before I move in I'm putting in dark vinyl plank flooring everywhere except for the bathrooms and repainting the entire place!

Big apologies for the crappy lighting in most of the photos, I need to go buy some lamps like right now.

First up is the master bedroom, when you walk in the photo below is what it looks like to the left...I'll probably put my bed here. The rest of the room is long and skinny...apparently I didn't take a picture of it in its entirety...my bad. A+ for the broken blinds, good thing I work at a place that does window coverings haha


At the other end of the master bedroom is a big closet. I'm planning on leaving half of it normal and doing some kind of shelving in the other half. The master bathroom is off to the right.


Below is the entry, there is a nice big closet which I really like. When you walk in you enter to the living room/nook/kitchen...it's all nice and open!

The rest of this post is after the jump because it's a little long!

November 14, 2014

Different Dimension Winter 2014 Collection Swatches & Review


Happy Friday! Today I have the Winter 2014 Collection from Different Dimension to share with you! This collection brings us 10 new polishes! These launch on the Different Dimension website tomorrow along with 3 new scents for their cuticle oils and solid lotion bars! check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 13, 2014

Contrary Polish Fall 2014 Book Nerd Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have a new Contrary Polish collection to share with you! This collection is inspired by books and is called the Book Nerd Collection! This collection features 5 gorgeous shimmers and the first holo from Contrary Polish! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 12, 2014

Salon Perfect Nail It! Exclusive Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today is kinda bitter sweet for me, I was supposed to close escrow on my condo today but the stupid HOA took forever to send something to my lender so now I won't close until tomorrow or Friday :( Let's all cross our fingers that I close tomorrow, I am so done with this while home buying process...I can't take any more stress lol! Also I'd like to go shop, like I want to go buy all the home things NOW I can't contain the excitement to decorate any longer!

Today I have a fun Salon Perfect Collection to share with you! This collection was made with Nail It! Magazine and only available through a giveaway Nail It! is doing on their blog! You can find a link for where to enter at the end of the post! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 10, 2014

Contrary Polish Be Merry; December 2014 A Box Indied


Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend! Mine was good, busy but good. I found a couch I like on Friday then I spent Saturday and Sunday going to other furniture stores to find it for cheaper :) I also made what feels like my 50th trip to Ikea in the last few weeks, with the exception of my couch I swear like every furniture piece I own is from there haha!

Today I have the Contrary Polish contribution to the December 2014 A Box Indied, the theme for Decembers box is Walking in a Winter Indie-Land so I'm sure there will be some really fun festive polishes included!  Contrary Polish's shade is called Be Merry and it's a grey jelly base with green and fuchsia micro glitter along with silver holographic micro glitter mixed in. The shimmer is gorgeous out in the sun and its visible indoors in regular lighting also, it catches the light so beautifully! The formula was good, it was sheer at first but it builds easily and was opaque in 3 coats.






A Box Indied is available exclusively from Llarowe, it retails for $50. For launch dates for the December box check out the Llarowe Facebook page. 

November 7, 2014

Polish Room Inspiration Mani!

Happy Friday! Anyone have big plans this weekend? I'm praying for sun because I need to get a boat load of polishes swatched for when I move and won't be able to do blog stuff for a few days. This morning  I have the final walk through for my condo! We're going in to make sure everything I asked the sellers to fix was actually fixed. After that I'm going to a landscaping place to look at artificial grass that I want to put out on my patio for Degen then I'm going couch shopping. I swear finding a couch has been like the hardest thing yet for this condo, hopefully I find one I like today!

Today I have a bit of nail art for ya! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you probably saw this the other day. I decided to post it here also for the people that don't follow me on those platforms.  I did this nail art over the weekend for another couch finding excursion, these 2 colors are going to be my paint colors in my condo. I decided to paint my nails with them so I could see if I liked the colors with the couches I was looking at...nail polish addict logic right there lol!

I'm going to paint my house in OPI colors! Not the polish (that would take a lot of bottles of polish) but with the OPI paint that they partnered with Clark & Kensington to make. They have a lot of great shades to choose from and my main 2 are going to be My Pointe Exactly (grey) and Keeping Suzi At Bay (blue). I'm planning on doing the accent wall in my polish room/office in the chevron pattern I did my nails with for this nail art!

For the mani below I used My Pointe Exactly as a base and Keeping Suzi at Bay for the chevrons. I used Serum No. 5 Cut It Out Nail Vinyls for the chevrons! I used the Bewitched sheet of vinyls but Serum No. 5 has chevrons on a couple different sheets!



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 Hope you all have a great weekend!

November 5, 2014

LCN Sweet Serenity Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have a new collection from LCN to share with you called Sweet Serenity. This 4 piece collection is made up of 2 shimmers and 2 cremes. These are really nice for Fall and Winter but can transfer into pretty much any season! Check out the swatches after the jump.


November 4, 2014

CND Vinylux Holiday 2014 Gilded Dream Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, I had kind of an insane weekend and totally forgot to type up a post...whoops! I feel like I'm kind of losing my mine with the whole buying a house thing...I have so much I'm trying to juggle that I seem to forget it all lol!

Anyway, today I have a trio of polishes from CND in the Vinylux range for Holiday 2014 to share with you! Check out the swatches after the jump!


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