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I love my two little girls and I love collecting nail polish - combine the two, and you've got Paws to Polish. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Revlon - "Facets of Fuchsia"

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you've been enjoying your first Fall weekend of the year! Here in St. Louis, the weather has been absolutely gorgeous! As my mom always says, "If the weather were like this all year-round, we wouldn't be able to afford to live here!" Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. I just hope we get a full Fall this year, and we don't get ice and snow too early!

Today, I wanted to share with you my mani of the day: Revlon's Facets of Fuchsia. I recently purchased this at Target for around $4. Except for wearing Revlon's Perplex, I don't have a lot of experience with their polishes. But let me tell ya, so far, so good! Talk about an all-around bargain! I just was amazed at their quality, and am quite impressed with their color selections! And you can't beat their price and availability!

Facets of Fuchsia is supposed to be a dupe of Deborah Lippman's Bad Romance. Now, I can't claim this to be true, since I don't own Bad Romance. Based on the swatch pictures I've seen online though, I think it's safe to say they're close to identical. If you like BR but don't want to fork out the $18 for a bottle, go get yourself a bottle of FoF - you won't be disappointed! But go quick - this is a Limited Edition color from Revlon and won't be around long!

I layered FoF over 2 coats of OPI Black Onyx. I didn't want any VNL and I was afraid it was going to be sheer, so I figured I'd be safe and just layer it over black. 

I do recommend using either Poshe or Gelous Top Coat (I used both for this mani!). They will smooth out your nail and give you a high-gloss shine! 

Deborah Lippman 2 Second Nail Primer
1 coat OPI Nail Envy, Original Formula
2 coats of OPI Black Onyx
1 coat of Revlon Facets of Fuchsia
1 coat of Gelous Nail Gel Coat
1 coat of Poshe Super-Fast Drying Top Coat
CND SolarSpeed Spray

Thanks for stopping by! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

30th Birthday Giveaway - The Mystery Surprises are Revealed!

Congratulations, Harri, for winning my 30th Birthday Giveaway!!!!

By now, the package has arrived safely to your doorstep. Hopefully, you've already opened your package and are having fun with your new gifts!

For those of you who were curious as to what the 30 "mystery surprises" were, here's a photo of everything before I boxed it off and sent it to Harri:

1 large bag of Limited Edition Caramel Tootsie Pops
1 box of Peeps Freezer Pops (I ate about 5 boxes after I got my tonsils taken out this year!)
1 bag of Florida's Natural Fruit Snacks
1 package Extra Sugarfree Gum - Apple Pie
1 package Extra Sugarfree Gum - Orange Creme Pop
1 8oz. jar Philosophy Snow Globe Whipped Shimmer Body Cream
1 bottle OPI Avojuice - Jasmine
OPI Pair 'em Scare 'em Duo
OPI Texas Collection (Lil Shooters Mini set)
OPI Serena Glam Slam Set (with Your Royal Shine-ness and Servin' Up Sparkle)
OPI Polar Bare (Black Label!)
China Glaze Trendsetter
China Glaze FYI
China Glaze GR8
China Glaze BFF
Mary Kay Nail Lacquer - Coral Stone
Mary Kay TimeWise Mini Microdermabrasion Set
LEX Cosmetics Nail Lacquer - Haggard Life
Sally Hansen HD - Pixel Pretty
CND Solar Oil
CND Speedey
CND Cuticle Eraser 
Avon Nailwear Pro - Deluxe Chocolate
Essie Nail File
Calgon Papaya Mint Foot Soak
Diamond Cosmetics Nail Lacquer - Don't Teal My Heart Away
Bubble White Nail Cleaner
The Body Shop Spice Vanilla Soap
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers Eye Shadow - Bedazzled Biscotti
Nicole by OPI - Nic's Sitcks - Stick With Me

Thank you again to everyone who helped me celebrate my birthday by entering my giveaway! I had a lot of fun with it and really enjoyed reading the responses I received.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Paws to Polish - 30th Birthday Giveaway - WINNER!!!

Hi, everyone! Happy Wednesday! 

I know a lot of you were hoping I would have announced the winner of this giveaway yesterday (my actual birthday), but I had a very, very busy day. I didn't end up getting home until around 11:30pm and was too tired to tally up entries and choose a winner. Sooooo, I made sure to take care of everything tonight and pull a winner!

Before I announce the winner, I want to thank ALL of you who entered my 30th Birthday Giveaway! I had such a fun time reading the responses you all left with your favorite birthday memory. Some of you also left cute little jokes, messages or funny stories and I enjoyed reading those, too!

I am a member of various nail polish Facebook groups and also post on OPI, Zoya and China Glaze's Facebook page every now and then. I decided that to keep things fair and to give everyone the same opportunity to find out about the winner, I would only post it here on my blog. 

The winner of my giveaway will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail that will be sent. If I do not hear from them within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen and contacted.

Without further adieu, the winner of my 30th Birthday Giveaway is......

Harri Bowers 

Harri had a total of 4 entries and the entry that made her a winner was her blog post about this giveaway!!!!

Harri, I will be contacting you at the e-mail address you provided. So, go check your e-mail - now!!!!

When I send the giveaway package, I will use Delivery Confirmation. Once I receive notification that it has been delivered, I will share with you all picture of the prizes along with descriptions! I want this to remain a surprise until Harri receives her package!

Thank you, again, for helping me celebrate my 30th Birthday! I had a ton of fun and would probably say that this was the best birthday yet!

Much love, Katie <3

Monday, September 12, 2011

It's my party and I'll have a giveaway if I want to!