Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Everything's Coming Up Roses!

Hello dolls!

Today I have some water decals to share with you :)  I love using water decals when I'm strapped for time or failing miserably with me nail art.  Such was the case a few days ago when I did these hahaha...

 Colors Used: Spellbound Nails - Watermelon Seeds

I bought this set of decals from Daily Charme, an adorable indie brand that I've become quite smitten with!  This is their "Full Coverage Bright Pink Roses".

I paired it with Spellbound's Watermelon Seeds, the perfect creme pink with black glitters mixed in.  This polish is practically a one coater!  The dotted accents were just to pull everything together.  I recently am growing an appreciation for the color pink and I really like the way this mani turned out!

*le sigh*

In case you haven't heard, I am hosting a giveaway for my 2 year blogiversary!  Details can be found in this post.  With that being said, I bid you adieu...

Until next time!

Stef <3

* This product was purchased by me for review.  I received no payment or other compensation for the review of this product.  The opinions stated here are completely my own.  The contents of this review are based on my direct experience with this product.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Fairly Charming's 2 Year Blogiversary Giveaway!!

Hello dolls!

Today I am celebrating my 2 year blogiversary!!  Looking back on when I started, I can't believe how far I've come.  And it's because of all of you that I stick with it!  So to say thank you, I thought I'd have a little giveaway (altho maybe "little" isn't the right word lol)...

  • You must be 18 yrs or older to enter.
  • I have made it mandatory that you follow me on Facebook by liking the Fairly Charming Facebook Page.  "Liking" the page will get you 1 entry in the giveaway.  
  • Following @fairlycharming on Instagram gets you 5 entries.
  •  Following @fairlycharming on Twitter gets you 3 entries.
  • Following the Fairly Charming board on Pinterest gets you 3 entries.  
  • Following the Fairly Charming on Bloglovin' gets you 3 entries. 
  • Tweeting about the giveaway gets you 1 entry.   You have the option of tweeting this giveaway daily. 
  • And if you spread the news about this giveaway via FB, Twitter, your blog, etc. that will get you 5 entries.  You have the option of sharing this giveaway daily, so you could rack up a lot of entries! 
  • If you do all of these things just once, that makes a total of 18 possible entries for you in this giveaway!!  :D 
  • The contest ends on Friday, May 2nd at 12:00 a.m. PST.
  • Unfortunately I am unable to open this to any followers outside of the U.S. and for that I apologize.  
  • This contest is not affiliated to any company/organization.  All items in this giveaway were purchased by me. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you all so much for your contiued following and support!  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.  Good luck and may the polish goddesses be with you ;)

Until next time!

Stef <3

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lilacs for Easter

Hello dearies!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  I spent that day singing with friends and eating with family; all is well with the world ;)  I decided to forgo the eggs and bunnies this year and just do a simple scene of a lilac field...

 Colors: Mentality - Elizabeth, Sinful Colors Nail Art - Simple but Fun, Sally Hansen - Green with Envy, China Glaze - What a Pansy

I was inspired but an adorable mani I saw by @just1nail on IG.  I thought it was just the thing I was looking for!  I started with 2 coats of Mentality's Elizabeth, which actually is a stunning shimmery pale-pink that dies to a perfect matte finish.  It's one of my faves!

I then applied 2 shades of green with a striping brush for my grass.  Last, I added some purple dotting for my lilac flowers.  Really simple :)

*Sigh* I just love Spring manicures!

Today acutally marks 2 years of blogging for me (yippee!).  be sure to check back in a couple of hours for a "surprise" *hint hint*...

Until next time!

Stef <3

Friday, April 18, 2014

Playing with Jellies

Hello lovelies!

Today I have a mani that started out as a fail but ended up being a winner!

Colors Used: L'Oreal - Jolly Lolly, Mango Mamma, Bananarama Love, Creme de Mint, Miss Pixie. Lilac Coolers, Julep - Hermione

I received the entire L'Oreal jellies collection for my birthday last month and I was so excited!  I decided I wanted to do a rainbow-y watercolor design with them.  Once I had it on tho, I didn't really like how some of the colors layered over each other.  The green and orange looked particularly like pond scum lol...

 I then said to myself, "Hey!  Remember when crackle was cool??".  So I pulled out a white crackle (Julep's Hermione) and went to town!  And I lurvs it!!


I hope you all have a very good Good Friday!

Until next time!

Stef <3

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Simply Charming

Hello dolls!

Today I have another simple mani to share with you.  It features another new-to-me indie, Bliss Polish (*disclaimer)...

 Colors Used: Bliss Polish - Charming, China Glaze - Metro Pollen-Tin

Charming is from the Bliss Polish Son's Of Anarchy Collection (one of my guilty pleasure shows!) and it's a white crelly with some gold flakes and shimmer mixed in.  Very subtle and oh so pretty!  I applies 2 coats over a white base to start...

 I then used a chevron guide that I bought over at Nail Vinyls to apply my yellow tips.  Side note... This is my new fave yellow, application was a dream!  I then took a large dotting tool and dotted away :)  Everything was top coated with my "mystery" top coat...

Kinda reminds me of sunny side up eggs :P

Happy hump day!

Until next time!

Stef <3

* This product was purchased by me for review.  I received no payment or other compensation for the review of this product.  The opinions stated here are completely my own.  The contents of this review are based on my direct experience with this product.