Sunday, September 30, 2012

We Stamp on Sundays- French tip design!

Hello and Happy Sunday! I'm so excited to show you the mani I created for todays Stamping Challenge. I'm in a group called Adventures in Stamping and the girls in the group are so wonderful and have so many great ideas. Today's challenge is a french tip design. I went searching and searching for the plate I wanted to use, I finally decided to use one of the new cheeky plates I got in the mail. I found the plate I wanted, but now I needed to pick my color scheme. Since we are going into October, and it's pink october, what else could I choose? So I instantly grabbed my favorite pale pink in my stash. Essie- Raise Awareness. And what more fitting then a polish created for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Now for stamping colors, I chose such a delicate pink so I didn't want to go too overboard, but what I ended up doing next, was overboard. And guess what? I loved it! I used Sally Hansen- Insta-dri in presto pink and Sinful colors Snow me White to do a gradient over Raise Awareness. I did this using the sponge method that my friend Jennifer over at Little J's Nail Corner gave me the run down on. If you haven't checked her blog out, it's a must! This was the first time for me doing a gradient and I thought it came out pretty good!
On my ring finger I used Cheeky plate CH24 to do a french tip design, but I didn't want to do this on every nail. So I added polka dots with my dotting tools in the same color I stamped with, Sally Hansen- Insta-Dri in Silver Sweep, and did this on my remaining nails. But of course, I couldn't stop there. I used my XL cheeky plate b to add bows in white to the polka dotted fingers, and to finish I added rhinestones from bornprettystore into the center of the bows!

I hope you've enjoyed today's Sunday Stamping!

Don't forget to enter my 50 follower giveaway here!

Until Next Time!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Nail Mail Part 2!

Hello everyone! And hello new faces to glitznglammer:) I have some good stuff for you today. Now I wasn't necessarily planning to do a part 2 of my nail mail, but when I got home today I found some pretty awesome things awaiting me in my mail box that I thought you all would appreciate;) Let's take a look shall we?

First up is, yup, the best of them all, I received my order from Sunny, the creator of 365 Days of Color This bit of mail included my mini collection, but one of you lucky readers mini collection also arrived with it, safe and sound.

The second package that was in my box was my order from Head2Toe Beauty this contained some China Glazes- Fast Track (I LOVE Essence- Irreplacable and since it is discontinued, I thought I'de pick up its somewhat twin) Sweet Hook, and the two crackles, Cracked Medallion, and Tarnished Gold are for a swap with gin:) She knew I was getting these for her, since they were number one on her list, the others are a secret;) I can't wait to send her her package of GOODIES!

Lastly, is not exactly nail mail. But I wanted to add something in for getting to 100 followers within 2 days of posting my 50 follower giveaway! So to spoil a second person, I picked up 2 polishes from the Fantasy Makers Halloween collection, Once Upon A Time, and Nails in the Coffin.

I hope you've enjoyed part 2 of my nail mail. Until Next Time!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Nail Mail!

Happy Friday loves! I have a quick post for tonight, I'll be spending time with the family tonight! I received cheeky nail plates and mash brush set from Amazon yesterday and I wanted to post it for yáll! I opted out of getting the new cheeky summer set, I didn't like a lot of them so I ordered the original 2012 set instead and right out of the package I loved them! I will be using them in my post for We stamp on Sunday for Sunday so stay tuned for that!

I had seen Sarah from Chalkboard Nails do a review on the mash 15 piece nail brush set, and I've been in desperate need of a good cleanup brush, and for $9.99 on amazon, how could I pass that up?

I hope you enjoyed my nail mail! Do you have either of these? What do you think about them?

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here if you haven't already! I'll be adding a new surprise in the next couple of days for hitting 100;)
Until next time!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hearts & Daggers- Solar Powered!

Hello Lovelies and Happy Thursday! WOW. Again, Wow! 100 followers, I think I'm gonna need to add a surprise to the giveaway for this;) You all have shown me so much love in just the few days it has been up! Thank you so much! It tickles my heart strings:)

Enough sappy talk, on to the post! Today I have, what I think is my favorite combo thus far. (I say this a lot as I try new things if you haven't noticed;)) I used two coats of China Glaze- Solar Power, which had quit excellent formula especially for a yellow, I had streaking when I wasn't careful but other than that it was a dream! I then used two coats of Pretty&Polish Hearts & Daggers, which is a clear base mixture of black and white bar and hex glitters,black diamond glitters, red hearts (YES I SAID RED HEARTS<3) and sparse holo glitters. I think I'm a little obsessed with heart and star glitters in my polishes. Followed by one coat of Seche Vite. I did get a tad bit of bubbling on my middle finger, I think I was being super impatient!

I loved this so much, it reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, Queen of hearts. It was so perfect. I had seen a combo similar to this on Tracie, The TraceFace Philes a few months ago, so of course when I got my grubby hands on a similar glitter, I had to try it!

What do you think of this color combo? Until next time!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fantasy Makers Halloween Collection 2012

Picture this: Your walking down the aisle at CVS, and you run into a girl, who looks about 7 month pregnant with a 3 year old in a cart. Trying her hardest, jumping up and down to get the last polish in the nail polish display, which just so happens to be on the top shelf (mind you this girl is about 4'9) You see her struggle, she grabs it, and has the biggest damned smile on her face like she has just accomplished the friggin' olympics. Yup, that's right. You pictured me. I was on a mission. I had gone to three different CVS's with no luck, all of them sold it. I went to my last stop and frantically scowered the aisles. And there it was, staring me in the face, the two polishes to the front were Once Upon A Time, and Nails in a Coffin. I stood on my tip toes and there it was, laying on it's side was Rest in Pieces. I jumped up and down till I finally grabbed it. I felt so accomplished. To be honest, never in my life have I ever wanted a collection this badly. For $2 a bottle, who couldn't?! (I opted out of the glow in the dark, because I have two other glow in the dark polishes which I have never touched) I went to the checkout and practically skipped to the car with my son. This was the best day of my life.

Enough about my adventure, let's see some polishes! First up I have is Rest in Pieces. A black jelly base with purple shimmer throughout. My pictures are a little blurry but I was trying my hardest to get the shimmer to be shown in pictures.

This polish surprisingly had GREAT formula, 2 coats was perfect with a coat of Orly Sec N Dry to top it off.

Next in the line up is Nails in the Coffin. A black jelly base with bronze and silver shimmer throughout, this one was really hard to photograph. You'll see half of the pictures are unfocused and the others are not, I was trying to get the shimmer to show thouroghly. I tried so I apologize if you can't really see it. This is two coats with a coat of Orly Sec N Dry.

I saved my favorite for last, Rest in Pieces. A black jelly base packed full of red hexes and small red glitters. I loved this and wore it as a full mani after I got my swatches done. This is 3 coats with a coat of Orly Sec N Dry.

Will you be grabbing any of these polishes this year? They were a joy to work with and so glad they were added to my collection.

Don't forget to enter my 50 follower giveaway here!

Until next time!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kbshimmer- Midsummer's Night

WOW. All I can say is wow, and thank you all so much. I have had an over whelming response to the giveaway. I am more than excited for the next few weeks to come, I have some exciting things planned for the future!

Today I have KBshimmer- Midsummer's Night. This was part of her neon collection, which was released at the beginning of the summer. As soon as I found kbshimmer I knew I would instantly love them, and that I have. I now own 6 with a few more on the way. Midsummer's Night is a almost magenta colored base with white, blue and pink hex with a few holographic glitters, and the best part, STAR GLITTERS. yup, that's right, STAR glitters:) could it get any better than that? For my swatch you will see that it's a little rough around the edges, meaning it was a little thick, but very manageable.

Shown is two coats of Midsummer's Night, followed by one coat of gelous, and two coats of Seche Vite. I wore this about a month ago, my nails were the perfect length:( I am slowly getting them back to this lenth, digging into boxes all day will surely kill your nails!

You can find KBshimmer on her website here or on her etsy page here. I highly recommend them!

Also, don't forget to enter my 50 follower giveaway to win the entire mini Hocus Pocus collection by 365 days of color here!

Until next time!

Monday, September 24, 2012

50 Follower Giveaway!

The time has come my pretties! That's right it's giveaway time! I am so excited and so astounded that you all have loved this blog enough to get me to 50. I know this doesn't seem like much to many people, but to me it means the world! I have already met so many wonderful people through blogging and I hope to meet many more of you or get the chance to speak with you!

While shopping around for some new polishes, I came across photos of the 365 days of color Hocus Pocus collection, and well I thought you'de all like to have one too;)

Photo Courtesy of 365 Days of Color

So up for grabs is one entire MINI collection for one of you lucky readers! There are several ways to enter. Just enter with the rafflecopter below. The giveaway will end on October 7th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.

EDIT: (9/29/12) I have added another winner to the giveaway for getting to 100 followers as well! They second winner will win two polishes from the Fantasy Makers Halloween Collection, Once Upon A Time and Nails in the Coffin!

I hope you will enjoy this as much as I will!

Until next time!

*products in this giveaway were purchased solely by me*

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Cauldron Bubble!

Hello Beauties! What a week it has been already! Tomorrow starts my weekend and I couldn't be happier. Even better news, I hit 50 followers, and that means GIVEAWAY! I am so excited but I shouldn't jump too far;) Let's look at today's mani.

Meet, Cauldron Bubble by Trelly's M.I.S.C Polish It is a part of her Halloween Collection and she says It has purple, white, green, teal lime green, turquoise and silver glitter in a shimmery clear base." What she doesn't say is it also has white heart glitters in it! This was perfection in a bottle. In my pictures I have layered two coats of Cauldron Bubble over two coats of Zoya Zuza followed by two coats of Seche Vite. I found Zuza to be the perfect shimmery base for Cauldron Bubble.

Cauldron Bubble was so easy to apply and one dip of the brush and hearts came spilling out of it! It defanitley made it's way to my top indie list!

What do you think of Cauldron Bubble? I think my next purchase will be It's Alive! You can find Trelly's M.I.S.C Polish on etsy. She also has a Facebook, go give her a like!

I'll be posting the giveaway here shortly, I'm pretty sure you will LOVE it!

Until next time!

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Hello everyone and Happy Saturday! Oh am I so glad the weekend is finally here. I'm also extremley happy to announce that you will be seeing a lot of great changes on my blog. My dad got me a new laptop as part of my *extremley early* christmas present so pictures will be larger and lots of new features to come as well! I'm also in the works of making a facebook page for my blog so be on the lookout for that!

Today I have a pretty awesome mani that I am really excited to show you. I have Sally Hansen Gem Crush- Cha-Ching! You can see my previous swatch of lady luck here I really love these polishes. Each one is unique and PACKED full of glitter.

Look at that glitter! Cha-Ching is packed FULL of red and silver glitter, this was two coats.

The formula is a little thicker on this then I remember it being with Lady Luck, I'm sure a few drops of thinner would have solved this problem but I was so impatient, after seeing how packed it was after the first coat.


It was all topped with a coat of Gelous and a coat of Seche Vite

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did and I hope you enjoy the new things coming to glitznglammer! Don't forget I am only a few followers away from a giveaway, hint: indies are included;)

Until next time!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Cupcake tart!

Hello everyone! *waves to the new faces* I hope everyone is having a great day, I know I am! I finally finished unpacking from moving into our new apartment and my son loves it! His toys are already scattered across the house. I also received from nail mail from Jessica at love for lacquer. She had a few things for sale and 3 of them just so happened to be lemmings! So today I will be showing you one of them!

I am showing you pretty&polished-tart. Since the day I saw this baby I've been wanting it so bad. Everytime I caught a restock it would get cart jacked before I got to put in my info. I waited, caught another one, same thing. I was also a little impatient when she did her wish list so I waited it out and glad I did! Let me just say I love pretty&polished she restocks often but you can also purchase her polishes through llarowe as well.

Tart is a beautiful, what I call "crelly" not exactly a creme and not exactly a jelly but an in between. Its got a lavendar base with purple micro shimmer, blue and gold hex glitters and large see-through magenta and white hexes. I wasn't able to fish out a white hex but I did get out two magenta glitters. I used three thin coats.


Then I decided to stamp over it. I've actually been planning this mani since Jessica sent me the tracking on them (haha) I used sally Hansen coral rush and sally Hansen pronto purple with bundle monster plate bm-307. I mixed coral rush and pronto purple on the plate to get a mixed design. I then added small silver rhinestones to the top of the cupcake "frosting" I love this so much and hope you enjoy it too! Excuse the picture overload!

Don't forget, there will be a giveaway at 50 followers!

Until next time!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dragon Scales

Two posts in one day?! I'm on a roll! I was going to wait to post this tomorrow but I just couldn't resist. I love these polishes so much and have one more to show!

Im showing you nail'd it unique polishes, dragon scales. If you haven't ordered from her yet she is a doll to work with and sent my polishes out next day! She has an etsy which she currently has nothing up but she restocks every couple of weeks and has tons of great polishes to choose from!

I have layered one coat of dragon scales over two coats of china glaze-kinetic candy followed by a coat of gelous and one coat of seche vite. Now dragon scales was a little thick for my liking so I put a couple drops of thinner in it and it was perfect! It consists of matte grey, blue, coral, pink, green, gold hex glitters and fine black and white glitters! It is so perfect and so bright and fun!

I hope you enjoyed and until next time!


We stamp on sundays: leafy:)

Hello and happy Sunday! I hope everyone has had a restful weekend! Tomorrow will start my weekend as I have worked 7 days in a row, can't wait for tomorrow! Today I have something exciting, my first time participating in the Sunday stamp challenge. I've been with adventures in stamping on facebook for quit a while and love to see the beautiful manis everyone creates. So today I had time to make an extra special mani for today's challenge which is "leafy"

To achieve this I used essence colour & go irreplaceable, I love this color, its a beautiful nude with gold shimmer. Now I'm almost positive (don't quote me) that this was discontinued, which makes me extremley sad and hope I can get my grubby little hands on extra. For the stamping images I used kleancolor metallic orange, kleancolor metallic green and julep delaunay from the most recent box. I love how this came out and hope you do too!

In other good news, ill be doing a giveaway at 50 followers in celebration of my followers and for getting myself a new laptop finally! I'm uber excited and hope you are too. It will be epic and international;)

Until next time!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Nail Junkie- Fish

Hello! *waves* I'm so excited for today's post, I've had this on for 4 days and can't stop staring at my nails.

Today I'm showing you The Nail Junkie - fish. Aleta has created some of the most unique polishes I have seen in the indie world. She has everything from flowers, fruits, and her most recent line, Animals! I hurried and snatched up two that I couldn't live without! Fish and flamingo (I will show flamingo in a later post) Fish is a multicolored polish which flashes from a silvery blue to almost a golden green, with lots of blue holographic and silver holographic glitters in it. This is so stunning, pictures don't do this baby justice.

Ide also like to add that everytime you purchase from the nail junkie 10% of the proceeds go to a charity of her choice, this one touched me as she picked The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. I was having a hard time deciding whether or not I was going to go forward with adoption or keep my son carter (due November 26th) being a single mother this was hard. Although, I decided to parent him and raise him with my 2 1/2 old I support every aspect of adoption so this really had a special place in my heart.

You can purchase Fish or any polishes from her other lines on her site for $10 with free domestic shipping. She also includes goodies with her polishes. (I LOVE cutie balm)

I hope you enjoy and until next time!