Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Candy Lacquer Candy Corn-Flowers!


Here is a recent mani I wore to celebrate the holiday! I started out with a candy corn sponge design then topped it off with Candy Lacquer Candy Corn-Flowers. I was very pleased with how this turned out. For my base colors, I used OPI Alpine Snow, Zoya Arizona and Zoya Creamy. This is one coat of Candy Corn-Flowers followed by Seche Vite.

Artificial light, no flash.

What do you think?

Candy Lacquer Candy Corn-Flowers was part of the LE Halloween Collection and retailed for $8.50. Click HERE to see what is currently available!

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butter LONDON Two Fingered Salute Giveaway WINNER!!

Thank you to everyone who entered my butter LONDON Two Fingered Salute Giveaway!

The WINNER of this fabulous polish is...

Congrats Maribeth! I will be emailing you shortly!

Special thank you to butter LONDON for sponsoring this giveaway!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Q-tips Precision Tips WINNER!!

It's time to choose a WINNER!!


Thank you to all who entered and thank you to Q-tips for sponsoring this giveaway!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NARS Lal Mirchi + Feenix Beam Me Up + Candy Lacquer Halloween Candy = AWESOME!

Hi! I have some EXCITING NEWS! The TraceFace Philes recently surpassed the ONE MILLION page views milestone! WOOHOO!! I wanted to say THANK YOU for visiting/reading and your continued support! I really appreciate it! Here's to a million more, lol!

Today I want to show you a recent Halloween combo that I wore. I used NARS Lal Mirchi as my base color, a medium orange creme. I applied two coats and it has a flawless application. Then I added a coat of Beam Me Up, a holographic topcoat by Feenix Polish. I followed that with two coats of Candy Lacquer Halloween Candy. Halloween Candy has a clear base with tons of glitter in various shapes, sizes and colors. I really enjoyed wearing this mani!

Artificial light, no flash.

What do you think?

NARS Lal Mirchi was part of their Thakoon Collection for Spring 2012. It was limited edition but is still showing as available on their website. It retails for $18.

Feenix Beam Me Up retails for $8 and can be purchased from the Feenix Polish Etsy shop.

Candy Lacquer Halloween Candy was a limited edition polish that recently sold out. Click HERE to shop the remaining Halloween Candy Lacquer polishes. Sandra is planning a restock this Wednesday, October 17th in the evening. Check her Facebook page for details.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Purple Professional 44 + Shimmer Leslie!

HOORAY, its Friday!! Here is a combo I wore recently...

I started out with Purple Professional 44 which is a bubble gum pink creme. Formula is decent, I applied two coats. It dries shiny so I skipped topcoat before adding glitter.

Artificial light, no flash.

Next I applied one coat of Shimmer Leslie to the tips. Leslie is a pretty mix of mostly blue glitters. It applies well and is densely packed so it has great coverage. The glitter lays flat, I only needed one coat of Seche Vite.

What do you think?

Shimmer Leslie retails for $12 and can be purchased from the Shimmer Etsy shop. For more information regarding Purple Professional polishes, click HERE.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

butter LONDON Two Fingered Salute Review and Giveaway!

I am sure by now you have heard the buzz... Nordstrom recently added three exclusive butter LONDON nail lacquers to their shop (Billy No Mates, Stag Do, and Two Fingered Salute). Two Fingered Salute has been super popular! For good reason... IT'S BEAUTIFUL (and unique)!!

Two Fingered Salute (another hilarious name, thanks butter LONDON for the laughs!) is a sage green creme with super fine specks that flash from gold to pink. As usual with the butter LONDON brand, the formula is perfect! I had absolutely no issues with application. One coat covered well but what you see here is two followed by topcoat.

Artificial light, no flash.

What do you think?

butter LONDON Two Fingered Salute is a Nordstrom exclusive and retails for $14.

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In addition to the one I purchased from Nordstrom, butter LONDON was generous enough to send me a second bottle to give away (they rock)! Here are the details.... There will be ONE winner, that lucky person will receive a full sized bottle of Butter London Two Fingered Salute. Giveaway is open internationally and closes on Wednesday, October 31st 2012. Fill out Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

GOOD LUCK and thank you!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Q-tips Precision Tips Review and Giveaway!

Have you heard about the new product by Q-tips called Precision Tips??

They are similar to regular Q-tips cotton swabs, but these have soft, pointed tips which are perfect for nail polish clean up around the cuticle! I was sent a box to review and I must say that I LOVE them! I was previously using regular Q-tips, but now I will be switching to these! They are 100% cotton, soft and gentle, and have multiple uses: nail polish cleanup (of course!), eye makeup application and blending, electronics and jewelry cleaning, pet care, etc! Q-tips is a trusted brand, and have been around almost 100 years! I highly recommend them.

Q-tips Precision Tips

Closer look!

Comparison: Regular Q-tip on left, Precision Tip on right.

BEFORE: Messy paint job! lol

Let's clean up this mess!!

Q-tips Precision Tips help remove nail polish by dipping the swab in nail polish remover then gently wiping it around the nail.

AFTER!! Cleaned up nail. MUCH better!

What do you think??

Now onto the giveaway...!

There will be ONE winner, giveaway is limited to US residents ONLY (my apologies). Giveaway closes Wednesday, October 24th 2012. Fill out Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Prize has been sponsored by Q-tips and they will be responsible for shipping the prize to the winner.

GOOD LUCK and thank you for entering!!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Nail Junkie Giveaway WINNERS!!

My Nail Junkie Giveaway is over, so it's time to choose the winners!!


CONGRATS ladies!! I will be forwarding your information to Aleta at The Nail Junkie and she will be contacting you regarding your prizes.

Thank you to all who entered!

Candy Lacquer Bad Moon!

HI! Did anyone else snag some goodies from the Candy Lacquer restock yesterday? I did, of course! There are still quite a few available... one of which is this beauty, Bad Moon!

Bad Moon has a clear base with green glitter in various shapes including MOONS! It also has black shards. I layered it over Zoya Lianne, a shimmery orange creme. The combo is a perfect Halloween mani! Even the BF complimented it LOL. Bad Moon applies easily, this is one coat followed by Seche Vite.

Artificial light, no flash.

What do you think?

Candy Lacquer Bad Moon retails for $8.50 and can be purchased from

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Sally Beauty Supply October $10 Coupon!

Sharing is caring! Happy Birthday!!

A *big* THANK YOU to Alyson for sharing her coupon with us!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Candy Lacquer Sugar Skulls

Hello! Today I have another fabulous Candy Lacquer to show you! This has been a popular one lately and seems to sell out almost immediately after being restocked! 

Sugar Skulls has a clear base and is packed full of pastel glitter in various shapes and sizes. There are even pink hearts, white hearts and YELLOW flowers!! I decided to layer it over MAC Ocean Dip, which is a medium aqua blue creme. Sugar Skulls was easy to apply, the glitter is mixed and suspended well. I did not have to "dig" for the larger pieces. I only applied one coat, and I am happy with the amount of glitter on the nail. I followed up with a coat of Seche Vite.

Artificial light, no flash.

What do you think?

Candy Lacquer Sugar Skulls retails for $8.50 and can be purchased from Candy Lacquer will be restocking tonight sometime between 7-9pm CST! :-)

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