Thursday, March 18, 2010

More Giveaways and a Slytherin Manicure

If you aren't interested in the giveaways, skim down for a simple Slytherin manicure. Otherwise, read on.

My goodness, there are giveaways happening all over the blogosphere! Here are a few more to be on the look for:

Lyra at Nail Junkie is having her first giveaway! She's compiled a huge amount of really fantastic looking polishes for one lucky winner. Check it out here, but hurry because this ends on Saturday, March 20!

Laura at Sawan is giving away all FIVE of the new Claire's Mood polishes! Aquajogger is wearing the green (earthy/happy) right now and it is really quite amazing! Three people will get to try all five, so hurry and sign up! This ends on March 28, and can be found here.

Jacie of You've Got Nail is having another giveaway! This one is for a Nailtrixx kit (like Konad) and an adorable ulta3 lacquer. This ends on March 29th. Find out more here.

Mari and Lissi of Nail Addicts Anonymous are having their first giveaway! The winner will receive nail polish from Essie, Orly, OPI and China Glaze! This giveaway ends on April the 9th, check it out here!

AllYouDesire is having a giveaway for having reached 500 followers! As a gift to her readers, she's put together a package of some of her favorites things, from nail polish to perfume. This ends on April 10th, so check it out here!

Trincess at Emerald Sparkled is having a neat giveaway. Since she's reached 200 followers, she's put together a bunch of fun polishes for her giveaway/contest. Find it here! This ends on March 27th.

As part of the giveaway she suggested recreating one of her manicures, and my St. Patrick's day one was getting a bit chippy and too lurid for me, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I didn't want to be scared off greens forever, so I tried Zoya's Veruschka. I've never worn a matte manicure before (I know, where WAS I last fall??) and I've been wanting to try Konad plate m28, but I never had a good reason to do either, until now. Envy might have been a better choice, but I wanted to explore my untrieds. Here is the original. :)

I love it. The color work well for me, I think it's a very wearable green. Application was a bit thick and tricky, but fine and very opaque once I got used to it. The snake on m28 was a little harder to capture, and its little tongue wouldn't come up at all, but it's still recognizable as a snake, so I love it. It wasn't anything complicated like a lot of the other manicures on Emerald Sparkled, but I think it's still pretty snazzy. :)

What do you think? How do you feel about snakey manicures?

Until next time!


  1. Thanks for the shout. Good luck!

    I really like your snakey manicure, and I think it would be neat to see the snakes on top of a snake-skin konad. Do they have a plate with snake-skin? I haven't seen one.


  2. Thank you!

    I don't know if they do, but I've used the argyle pattern with a shimmery polish and I thought it looked more like snakeskin than argyle. I should revisit this and combine the two. ^_^

  3. beautiful interpretation! plus, I love your blog and I'm glad I've discovered it =)))

  4. Thanks so much! I'm very flattered. :D