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THE POLISH INFLUENZA IS GETTING ITS OWN DOMAIN!!!

Hi everyone!

So I’m here with SUPER AWESOME INCREDIBLE INDESCRIBABLE EXCITING NEWS! I am MOVING DOMAINS! With the help of my uncle (thanks Uncle Pete!) I’ve been working on creating my VERY OWN url, polishinfluenza.com. All of my old content is still over there, and in general, it looks pretty similar to what I have now. But the fact that it’s my own really solidifies my spot in the blogging world, and I’m so unbelievably excited. It’s still hosted by wordpress, for all of my wordpress followers out there. This site is going to be up for awhile longer, but within the next few weeks or so, I’m going to be putting a redirect on thepolishinfluenza.wordpress.com to automatically move to my new domain. Bloglovin’ followers, this will affect you. If you would like to continue following me, please go visit my new domain and click on the “Follow me on Bloglovin'” button to be redirected to my new follower link. Other than that, it’ll be business as usual, with daily blogposts, reviews, and more. I hope you continue to follow me, and help spread the influenza to the WHOLE WORLD! Thanks for your support everyone!

~Beth~

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MOTD- Rue Beauté “009”

Hello ladies!

Another Monday conquered, thank goodness! It’s dreadful waking up after a 3-day weekend. I feel like my body gets accustomed to my 11 AM wakeup call much faster than it could ever adapt to my normal 6:30 AM alarm. Just 6 days to go before Thanksgiving break though! Almost there!

Today I have a gorgeous silver foil shimmer for you. It’s number 009 from Rue Beauté, and I originally bought it to be my replacement for my rapidly depleting bottle of Sephora by OPI’s Bring on the Snowflakes. While the two have similar qualities, 009 ended up being somewhat different than its Sephora counterpart. 009 is definitely a silver foil finish, and it’s stunning. It’s definitely got some patchiness problems upon application, but smoothes out in 3 coats. It looks like a put an unwrinkled sheet of aluminum foil over my nails! It does have some of the sparkle that BOTS delivers, but it’s more subtle. I really like this polish! Pictures below are 3 coats of 009, no topcoat.

Indoor, artificial light

Indoor, artificial light

Indoor, artificial light

Indoor, artificial light

So very very shiny! What do you think of the silver sparkler? Will it be gracing your nails this upcoming holiday season? Let me know in the comments!

Rue Beauté polishes retail for $3.99 a bottle, though are frequently on sale for 2 for $5.00, and are found at Rue 21 stores, and on their website, here.

~Beth~


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MOTD- Essie “The Lace is On”

Hiya!

Whew, has it been a busy day. That seems to be my M.O. recently- I’m always busy doing something. It’s tiring, but I like being on the go. It’s much more exciting than just sitting around!

Today I have a gorgeous polish to show you from Essie’s fall 2013 “For the Twill of it” collection. I know I’m a bit late showing these fall polishes, but hey, better late than never, right? I actually used this color recently in my cotton candy water marble, but I’ve never shown it on its own. The Lace is On (the color du jour) is a deep purple/magenta metallic. It’s almost blackened in some light on the nail, which adds a great 3D depth to the manicure. But there’s also some subtle pink shimmer running through the polish, as well. It’s definitely a stunner. Formula wise? Um… definitely not a fan. First of all, the brush seems to be really stiff. I’ve never had that problem with an Essie polish before, so I have to wonder if it’s just a bad bottle. The polish was also kinda gloopy and hard to apply (which you can tell by my swatch pictures). It’s pretty uneven and kinda patchy, even after the second coat, and it’s so thick I wouldn’t want to apply a 3rd. It’s a shame, because the color itself is such a stunner. Pictures below are 2 coats of The Lace is On, no topcoat.

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I wanted to hide some of the imperfections of the polish, so I decided to layer a glitter over it. I picked OPI’s Lights of Emerald City, which is a matte white square glitter with iridescent small square glitters interspersed. I’ve reviewed it before, here. I really like the combo. Pictures below are one coat of LOEC over 2 coats of TLIO.

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I like how the iridescent squares look firey red against the magenta base of the Essie polish. So, I guess all in all, it is a win-manicure today. Have you had the same issues with The Lace is On as I have? Let me know in the comments.

Essie polishes retail for between $7-$9 a bottle, and can be found at most drugstores, beauty supply stores, and on their website, here.

~Beth~


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NYC In a New York Color Minute Topcoats Review and Swatches

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Hi everyone!

Recently, with my busy schedule, I have not had the time to do my usual nail art on my nails. There just isn’t time between schoolwork, extracurriculars, and work to take time out of my day for an artistic manicure. It’s disappointing, because there’s nothing I like more than having an intriguing design on my nails. I’m not the kind of person who likes to wear a “plain” manicure (though there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that!) Fortunately, the new NYC In a New York City Special Effects Topcoats provide a quick and easy element of pizzazz to any  manicure, in a flash!

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Today, I have two “effects” to show you: the Sparkle Topcoat, and the matte topcoat called Matte Me Crazy. Both come in 0.33 fl. oz. bottles, which should last for PLENTY of manicures. Each has a thin application brush for precision, which especially helps in the glitter placement of the Sparkle topcoat. I was so excited when these came in the mail, so let’s get to the review!

The Sparkle topcoat is a small blue and pink hex glitter mixed with a very fine silver glitter, all in a sheer pink base. It looks very similar to Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear’s Supernova in the bottle, but Supernova isn’t nearly as glitter-dense as this NYC beauty, and Supernova doesn’t have a pink base, either- it’s base is clear. Since the base of the polish is pink, I thought it would look best over other pink polishes (though I also wanted to see it over a blue since there is blue glitter in the polish itself). The colors I chose to test the Sparkle topcoat with are below:

From thumb to pinky: Ulta "Fuchsiamania", Love and Beauty "Pink", Claire's "Hot Stuff", NYC "Empire State Blue", Revlon Scented Parfum "Cotton Candy"

From thumb to pinky: Ulta “Fuchsiamania”, Love and Beauty “Pink”, Claire’s “Hot Stuff”, NYC “Empire State Blue”, Revlon Scented Parfum “Cotton Candy”

Then, I applied one coat of Sparkle topcoat over all of them…

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Holy glitter Batman! I love this over all of these combos except over Hot Stuff. I think the base is just too coral-y for the cooler pink and blue to really stand out. Now, over Revlon Cotton Candy, this glitter is divine! I also love how the pink is played up over a blue polish base. I can’t wait to experiment with more color combos! Overall, the glitter requires minimal placement, if any at all, and looks great in one coat, though, the more coats you add, the more of a “punch” you’ll give your nails! Formula was nice, not too thick or thin. Love this!

Matte Me Crazy I will admit I was dubious about. I have an Ulta matte topcoat that I got for about $10 in a set of 4, and I really hate it. It turns my nails satin, not matte at all- the shine still peaks through. So when I found out this polish was under $2 at drugstores, I really had my doubts. Nonetheless, I decided to give it a whirl. To fully test it, I picked some really shiny base colors to layer it with:

From thumb to pinky: Fresh Paints "Dragon Lady", Revlon "Scandalous", OPI "A Woman's Prague-ative", Love and Beauty "Peacock", Essie "For the Twill of it"

From thumb to pinky: Fresh Paints “Dragon Lady”, Revlon “Scandalous”, OPI “A Woman’s Prague-ative”, Love and Beauty “Peacock”, Essie “For the Twill of it”

All are super pretty on their own, but let’s see what mattifying them with Matte Me Crazy does…

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Um, wow. Just wow. I have no words. THIS IS FANTASTIC. Look how matte they all got! I love it over Love and Beauty Peacock because it really brings out the subtle purple duochrome of the polish (which my camera refused to pick up on, but I promise it’s there in real life). And please, do NOT get me started on how much I love Matte Me Crazy over Revlon Scandalous. It really emphasizes the pink hex glitters against the black jelly background. I really love every single one of these pairings! Formula-wise, Matte Me Crazy is pretty identical to Sparkle Topcoat, easy to apply, not too thick or thin, and super fast drying because of its matte nature. A real winner, easily beats Ulta as my favorite topcoat of all time.

I’m in awe at both of these polishes. They seriously blew me away, and far exceeded my expectations of a drugstore brand. They’re worth every penny (and they don’t cost that many pennies, either!) Applause to NYC, you very well might have made me a matte lover. And that is not an easy task to do.

So what do you think of these two special effect polishes? Will they be making their way into your stash in the near future? And are you a fan of nail art? Let me know in the comments!

NYC polishes retail for $0.99-$1.99 a bottle, and can be found at drugstores, Target, and on their website, here.

~Beth~

Product featured in this post was sent to me for review by a brand representative. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.


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Update: New Page “The Stash” Available for Viewing!

Hiya everyone!

Sorry for my absence this weekend, it’s been pretty hectic. I promise I will resume my usual posting schedule on Monday!

Today, I took the time to catalog my entire nail polish stash. Here’s a picture to emphasize the severity of my addiction…

Dat stash

Dat stash

I think the total is 226… Yeah, I have a problem xD But I mean, this isn’t even that big compared to other nail gurus, so I don’t feel too bad about it…*shifty eyes*. The number 1 brand dominating my collection is Ulta, followed by Sally Hansen, Rue Beauté, and Wet n’ Wild. But I have a pretty good representation of everything!

The fruit of my labor is now available for your viewing pleasure. If you head over to my new page, The Stash, there’s a link to a googledoc containing my full polish catalog, which I will do my best to update on a regular basis as more polish enters the stash. It’s alphabetized by brand, but also lists polish name, color, finish, specialty, and, if applicable, collection. Feel free to browse through and let me know which is your favorite, which ones you’re lemming for, and which ones you flat out hate! I’m curious to hear your opinions.

Hopefully as my polish collection grows, my follower base will also grow. Thank you so much to everyone who follows me, your support means so much. I love hearing your opinions on my work, and I’d love to get my work out to a broader audience. I appreciate everyone who has helped me in my efforts. Let’s continue to spread the influenza!

~Beth~


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The Liebster Award!

Hi everyone!

So, it’s about time I FINALLY get around to this post. I’ve been nominated several times for this award, and my schedule up to this point has been too busy to do anything about it! But it’s time to give my thanks for the nominations, and nominate my own winners for the fabulous Liebster Award!

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The Liebster Award is present to a stand-out blog with under 200 followers (or around that number, in my case) in order to reward a blogger’s superior efforts and to help gain more followers. I’d love to thank the lovely Ginger Loves Makeup, Divya Pandey at Nails Jazzed Up, and Catherine Dream from This Kitten Has Klaws. If I missed your nomination, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know, it’s been way too long, and I will make sure to add your link to this post! Thank you so much lovely ladies, I appreciate the honor so much!

In order to accept the award, I have to nominate 11 new bloggers for the award as well! And my selections are…

1) Naa at Adolescent Chic: This girl knows her fashion, and she’s ready to share it with the world!

2) Painted Fingertips: Her innovative nail art designs and swatches will make you a nail addict, too!

3) Nailmattic: You’re going to love this girl’s fabulous swatches!

4) Flight of Whimsy: The nail art designs she creates are absolutely to die for! A must-see!

5) Good Lack, Nail!: She’s got a knack for nail polish, and her beautiful modeling pics are gorgeous!

6) Bohemian Varnish: She’ll give you the one-up on the latest collections, first!

7) K’s Nail Art: She is such a pro at nail art, I love her work!

8) Lacquered by Blue Vanilla: Her designs are just too cute!

9) So Many Lovely Things: She’s got makeup and nails and fashion, oh my!

10) Shine and Sheen: She’s an up and coming nail blogger with some great designs for you!

11) Ginger Loves Makeup: Between nails and makeup, she’s got some great beauty pics for you!

Congrats, ladies, you really deserve this!

And now, for the question portion! I have to answer some questions about myself based off of the person who nominated me! Since Catherine nominated me the most recently, I’ll be using hers!

1) Name the first 5 items you see right now if you open your fridge.

Fresh mozzarella (my fave!), apple cider, powerade, grapes, and parmesan cheese, yum!
2) What would be your dream career path? And is it the one you’re on right now?

My dream career would be to become a concert pianist. My current job is a math tutor (I still like it though!)
3) What is your favourite nail polish finish and colour family?

Well the easy part is the color family- SILVER GLITTERS! I have way too many of them xD As for favorite nail polish, at the moment, I think it has to be China Glaze’s Fast Track, a gorgeous gold-shimmery nude.
4) If you could read only one book for the rest of your day, what book would it be?

The Girl With a Pearl Earring, it’s so captivating!
5) Omnivore, carnivore or herbivore? Why?

Carnivore because bacon. Enough said.
6) Do you get OCD about stuff? If yes, describe three such things.

Oh, I’m SO OCD. I hate when people only partially erase a chalk board/white board at school, among other things!
7) Be awesome and tell us, what’s in your bag?

My school books…. I’m such a nerd!
8) What was your favourite childhood story/book and do you still like it or have you grown out of it?

Junie B. Jones books always made me laugh out loud, and honestly, not much has changed since then, I still love them!
9) If you could choose a wardrobe from any given decade and century what would it be?

The 50s, I love the preppy look of cardigans and poodle skirts, I would totally wear a poodle skirt if it were still fashionably acceptable, lol!
10) Give us a description of what you see when you look out the window this very moment.

Trees…. There’s like a forest in my back yard. My mom is also working in the garden so I see her too!
11) And lastly, what made you start your blog and what are your goals with it?

I started my blog in order to help find a way for me to de-stress during a really rough time in my life. I also wanted a place to share all of my nail polish art. Combine the two, and that’s how you got the Polish Influenza! My goals with this blog are to continue to use this as an outlet to release my anxiety, as well as provide quality content for my readers to enjoy.

So there you have it, folks. To those of whom I have nominated, please answer the same questions I did above! Thanks once again for all the support, I love knowing that what I write is enjoyed by so many people 🙂 I hope your support will continue on!

~Beth~


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100 Followers! (And 100 Things About ME)

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited to inform you all that The Polish Influenza has officially hit 100 follower between WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin’, and Pinterest! Your incredible support is overwhelming- thank you so much for sticking with me as I’ve learned the ins and outs of blogging. I hope what I’ve posted has been enjoyable!

To celebrate this amazing milestone, I’m going to be sharing 100 random facts about myself! Hopefully this will let you guys get to know me more (and see I’m more than just a hand with painted nails!). So let’s begin! (This is gon’ take awhile)

1) I’m named after my grandmother on my mom’s side of the family.

2) My favorite color EVAH is turquoise.

3) My least favorite color is orange.

4) I LOVE to watch sailing, especially the America’s Cup! (GO ORACLE- and sorry to my NZ viewers)

5) Puedo hablar en español. He tomado clases en español por 5 años.

6) I can’t stand the sound of silverware rubbing against each other

7) My favorite food is anything with mozzarella cheese

8) My favorite school subject is biology, specifically genetics

9) On the topic of genetics, I have a genetic disorder that makes my joints loose, so I’m super flexible!

10) My nails are 100% natural!

11) I have an 8 year old female black and white English Cocker Spaniel named Dottie

12) Dottie is scared of men

13) Dottie is also scared of other dogs

14) I suck at keeping up my pedicure- I’m really a mani kinda girl

15) The first nail art design I ever found was by dollface22772 on youtube (now she’s Dollish Polish!)

16) I love wearing dresses, whether I have to get dressed up or not

17) I also like doing dramatic makeup even if I don’t need to

18) My favorite makeup palette ever is Urban Decay Naked

19) My favorite nail polish of all time is China Glaze Fast Track from the Capitol Colors Collection

20) The Capitol Colors collection is also my favorite nail polish collection, followed by OPI’s Euro Centrale

21) I’ve been to physical therapy twice- both times for my shoulders

22) I’m ridiculously competitive at Mario Kart

23) When I was little, I collected over 100 Webkinz

24) I still maintain my neopets account- I’m koopaeliz (see the Mario theme?)

25) My favorite texting icon is “xD”, and it’s a laughing face- the more D’s, the funnier it is!

26) I love Seventeen magazine- I hope to be in it one day!

27) One of my best friends is Naa from Adolescent Chic– go follow her!

28) I’m obsessed with Bastille, Mumford and Sons, Imagine Dragons, and AWOLNATION

29) My favorite song when I’m sad is “Live Like a Warrior” by Matisyahu

30) I’m a closet K-Pop fan (Korean Pop) and my favorite groups are UKISS and 2NE1

31) I also love spanish and latin pop music, especially Danza Kuduro by Don Omar

32) The best job I’ve ever had was as a camp counselor for 10 year old girls

33) I’m currently employed as a math tutor at two separate locations

34) I blog to relieve stress- that was the original reason I started the blog

35) I’ve played piano for 11 years

36) I also play xylophone/marimba/vibraphone- I’ve played that for 6 years

37) I have brunette hair, but I regularly highlight it blonde

38) I’m really short, 5’2″ to be precise

39) I have a narrow foot, so shoes often don’t fit me- I can’t wear flats

40) I have an obsession with glitter

41) Bath and Body Works is an addiction- I love their lotions!

42) Favorite song of all time? Little Lion Man by Mumford and sons- it has over 1700 plays on iTunes!

43) I’m not a morning person. At all. I can stay up until 1 or 2 am, but I can’t get up before 10 in the morning, at the earliest!

44) I’m a mac person

45) I have perfect 20/20 vision and don’t wear glasses

46) I love crime shows, they’re addictive

47) I’m the captain of my school’s Science Olympiad Team- I have a total of 11 medals from 3 years!

48) I love the Hunger Games

49) I used to LOVE Twilight, and was team Edward

50) My current favorite book is Girl With a Pearl Earring

51) I’m a Food Network addict

52) When I came up with my blog name, I actually came up with the catchphrase first, then the name

53) I’m convinced all my Polish viewers are looking for a disease from Poland, but find nail polish instead!

54) I have views from all 6 inhabitable continents and over 50 countries!

55) My greatest following is from the USA, then Great Britain, then Canada, then Australia!

56) I can’t sleep if my pillow isn’t cold

57) I don’t eat orange candies. Of any kinds

58) I miss lime skittles terribly

59) I really want a kitten, but my dad hates them and my sister is allergic

60) I don’t like butter. I know I’m weird, but I just don’t like it

61) I will eat a whole bowl of cookie dough without baking the cookies. No questions asked

62) My goal is to play piano at Carnegie Hall one day

63) I’ve never left North America before, but I’m going to Europe for the first time this summer!

64) My dream is to one day see Spain

65) My family and I love to take cruise vacations!

66) I’m attempting to learn some HTML so I can better improve my blog

67) I drive a 13 year old car and call her Val (short for the Value Package)

68) I really love mint

69) Chocolate makes me happy, especially chocolate from Switzerland

70) My favorite animal is a dolphin

71) I was OBSESSED with Star Wars (specifically Padme Amidala) when I was 9

72) I’ve never seen an episode of Breaking Bad

73) My favorite TV show is Project Runway

74) My favorite guilty pleasure TV shows are Dance Moms, Toddlers and Tiaras, and ANTM

75) Pop culture (i.e. Justine Bieber, Miley Cyrus, the Kardashians) annoys me

76) I don’t watch awards shows on TV but I LOVE looking through the best dressed list the next day!

77) Favorite movie I’ve ever seen was Avatar

78) Klairedelysart on youtube is my idol, she’s amazing

79) I also frequently watch ihaveacupcake (nail art), sasakiasahi (makeup) and hannahroxnails (nails) on youtube

80) I’ve never had a boyfriend

81) I’m addicted to the websites themetapicture.com, iwastesomuchtime.com, and failblog.com

82) One day I’d love to learn the Korean language

83) I don’t leave the house without mascara on

84) I wear sweatpants pretty much every weekend

85) There’s no smell better in the world than the smell of a campfire

86) I’m afraid of needles, and I got my ears pierced while I was having surgery so I didn’t have to feel it

87) I had jaw surgery two years ago to replace my left and right jaw joints

88) I’m a Candy Crush addict

89) I average 3-4 hours of homework a night for school

90) I’m a total East Coast girl

91) I can’t say no to a Krispy Kreme donut

92) I love swimming in the ocean and I’d love to learn how to surf

93) I used to play tennis

94) I hate running, for any reason

95) I’ve never left Rue 21 without buying something (and the something is usually nail polish)

96) Wicked is my favorite Broadway show ever

97) I seriously love the Lion King and all things Disney

98) I’m double-jointed in my hips, shoulders, knees, ankles, big toes, and jaw

99) I have a lot of tiny freckles on my nose

100) I love my amazing followers ❤

 

Well, that’s pretty much me in a nutshell guys, I can’t believe I thought of 100 things! Don’t expect this when I get to 200 followers, I don’t have enough facts about me! Thanks again for your support, and heres to many more nail polish filled posts to come!

~Beth~


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The 31DC2013 Summary

Hi everyone!

Here’s a post of all of my 31DC2013 pictures all in one place for your viewing convenience! Each picture is a link to its corresponding post if you want to learn more about the design! It was a great run and I’m already looking forward to next year!

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Day 1- red 

Day 2- Orange

Day 2- orange

Day 2- orange

Day 2- orange

Day 3- yellow

Day 3- yellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4- green

Day 4- green

Day 5- blue

Day 5- blue

Day 6- purple

Day 6- purple

Day 7- black and white

Day 7- black and white

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 8- metallic

Day 8- metallic

Day 9- rainbow

Day 9- rainbow

Day 10- gradient

Day 10- gradient

Day 11- polka dot

Day 11- polka dot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 12- striped

Day 12- striped

Day 13- animal print

Day 13- animal print

Day 14- floral

Day 14- floral

Day 15- delicate design

Day 15- delicate design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 16- tribal

Day 16- tribal

Day 17- glitter

Day 17- glitter

Day 18- half moon

Day 18- half moon

Day 19- galaxies

Day 19- galaxies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 20- water marble

Day 20- water marble

Day 21- inspired by a color

Day 21- inspired by a color

Day 22- inspired by a song

Day 22- inspired by a song

Day 23- inspired by a movie

Day 23- inspired by a movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 24- inspired by a book

Day 24- inspired by a book

Day 25- inspired by a pattern

Day 25- inspired by a pattern

Day 26- inspired by a pattern

Day 26- inspired by a pattern

Day 27- inspired by art

Day 27- inspired by art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 28- inspired by a flag

Day 28- inspired by a flag

Day 29- inspired by the supernatural

Day 29- inspired by the supernatural

Day 30- inspired by a tutorial

Day 30- inspired by a tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So that’s it, folks. All my nails! Enjoy viewing through them, and please be sure to leave me your feedback! Many thanks for your support, as always! 🙂

~Beth~

 


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I’ve Been Nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award!

Hi everyone!

It’s with great pleasure that I get to share with you that I’ve been awarded a Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely miss Ginger Loves Makeup! Words cannot express how excited I am to have received this- it means so much to know that you all support and like my blog! When I started this blog, my goal was to find a way to help relieve my own stress by doing something that I truly love to do: paint my nails. It’s truly wonderful to know that there are so many people from all over the world who have found my blog and enjoy what I’m doing. Thank you to ALL OF YOU, whether you’re a follower, a reader, or even just checking out my blog for the first time, for your support. It truly means the world to me 🙂

Versatile Blogger Award

 

So what happens now? Well, it’s time for me to spread the love! Below are my fifteen nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award! These are the blogs that I follow that I truly think are deserving of this award. Here they are below!

1) Our Painted World: This blog features some of the most adorable nail art I’ve ever seen!

2) Brijit’s Digits: From the name of the blog, to the lovely nail art, to her beautiful long nails, this blog is adorable in every way!

3) Good Lack, Nail!: The abundance of beautifully done swatches makes this blog a must-see!

4) Crafty Nail: I love her nail art! Soooo adorable!

5) Nailmattic: She’s got some adorable nail art designs, as well as super versatile swatches!

6) Shine and Sheen: Mostly nails, a little bit of fashion, total perfection!

7) Ommorphia Beauty Bar:  A great beauty blog, with plenty of nail polish (my favorite!)

8) Painted Fingertips: She’s got some pretty awesome nail art designs, I love getting inspiration from her!

9) Nail Luxxe: Her long nails are always so beautifully swatched!

10) So Many Lovely Things: Nail polish, makeup, product reviews, I’m pretty sure this is the definition of versatile!

11) Adolescent Chic: She’s a personal friend of mine, and her blog has stunning fashion reviews. Go! Check it out!

12) Lacquered by Blue Vanilla: Nail polish reviews and super cute designs! I’m a new follower, but so happy to have found her!

13) All in the Blush: Katy knows her beauty, and it shows in this sophisticated blog!

14) Polished PR: Her nail art aesthetic is similar to mine- I love to follow her!

15) Ginger Loves Makeup: Yes, she nominated me. But I love her blog anyway, so I’m nominating her back!

Please check out all of these lovely ladies- I truly love their blogs, and they deserve your support!

Now, The Versatile Blogger Award Requires you to share 7 interesting facts about yourself. Here are mine!

1) I’m a fully trained classical pianist- I’ve been playing for 11 years, and plan to continue into college!

2) I’m a total science nerd. I want to be a geneticist when I grow up!

3) I have a genetic disorder that allows me to be super flexible and pop a lot of joints out of place! I can dislocate my shoulders and hips on command!

4) I first got into nail art/nail polish when I found Klaire De Lys’ youtube channel back in 2011!

5) The first nail polish blog I ever followed was All Lacquered Up, by Michelle Mismas!

6) I have a poem published!

7) I’m a total Candy Crush addict (and proud of it)

 

Well, that’s about it. Thanks once again to Ginger Loves Makeup, and to all my amazing followers! Thanks for your continuing support! My 31DC2013 Black and White nails post will be up later today!

~Beth~


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Big News- I’ll be joining the 31 Day Nail Challenge!

Hi guys!

So, in order to test my ability as a new nail blogger, I’ll be joining Chalkboard Nails‘ 31 Day Nail Challenge! Starting on September 1st (aka TODAY!!!) I’ll be doing a new nail design/color a day corresponding to Chalkboard Nails’ chosen themes. I’m super excited to be participating, and I hope you guys will join me for this incredibly difficult challenge! I’m super excited! And while you’re at it, make sure to check out Chalkboard Nails’ blog (link above), because she’s absolutely awesome.

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Thanks so much for your continued support guys, I really appreciate it!

~Beth~