Tuesday, April 30, 2013

OPI DS Mystery

OPI DS Mystery was aptly named and a beast to photograph. It is a complex polish that has many faces that reveal themselves when you turn your hand or step into different light. I love it's depth and texture and only wish I could show it's true beauty. What you see in my pictures is just one layer, one face, and one dimension of this mysterious beauty. 


OPI DS Mystery
I'm sure everyone has a different opinion on what this polish is. I see a deepened plum infused with golden shimmer and brown undertones. It's golden shimmer is visible in all lights but really sparkles in the daylight.


OPI DS Mystery
Just like the other polishes in my DS (Designer Series) collection, Mystery has a flawless formula. It goes on in smooth effortless strokes and only needs two coats for opacity. 

I ordered Mystery on Transdesign.com (they no longer sell OPI) but I have recently spotted it at Ulta. 

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Friday, April 26, 2013

OPI DS Magic

I'm having a hard time beginning this post because this polish has left me a bit speechless. I love everything about OPI DS Magic. It's a gorgeous, rich, glass fleck royal blue that absolutely glows. There is a very slight duochrome effect from blue to purple. It's stronger in the bottle but hard to see on the nail. 

OPI DS Magic
The formula was flawless, I only needed two coats for opacity. I used Cult Nails Wicked Fast for my top coat. 

OPI DS Magic
Blue polishes have a tendency to stain but I experienced no staining with Magic. 

OPI DS Magic
Here you can see a tiny bit of duochrome on the two fingers on the left (index and spirit finger). 

OPI DS Magic
I'm in love. 

I'm not sure when this polish was released but I did find it at Ulta recently. I hope you enjoyed my swatch of this beautiful polish! 

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

OPI DS Indulgence

Last week I showed you OPI DS Extravagance with the hope of showing you my entire DS collection in a short amount of time. I had already swatched and edited three more polishes and then my laptop crashed. It's been rough lately in terms of technology but I'm trying to make it work. On to the polish, today I have OPI DS Indulgence for you to drool over. 

OPI DS Indulgence is from Fall 2012. It doesn't have the typical holographic particles like most of the other polishes in the DS line.

This beauty is a reddish orange polish infused with golden shimmer. The finish looks like a shimmery foil to me. In person it looks like a glowing fire on your fingertips. 

 
The formula is flawless. I used two thin coats and then topped it off with Cult Nails Wicked Fast Top Coat. 
I stumbled upon a few random OPI DS polishes at Ulta. They were with the other OPIs on the top shelf. 

I wish I had all of the OPI Designer Series but I wasn't into polish when they were first released. Now, the first releases are very hard to find and quite expensive. I do have OPI DS Original though and I love it. 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Lush Haul

Hi everyone! I had some interest on my Facebook page about what I got from my first trip to Lush! Lush is a bath and body store that sells all natural and vegan products. I have been wanting to check Lush out because of the hype surrounding their cuticle butter, Lemony Flutter. I'm always looking for something to help keep my cuticles under control so I don't scare you guys off. =)

I was very overwhelmed by all of the products in Lush and had a hard time controlling myself. I wanted to try everything! Luckily I was able to keep myself in check (for the most part). Let's see what I got!

Here are the goods. 


 
On the left is Ultrabalm and on the right the infamous Lemony Flutter.
I purchased Ultrabalm for my Eczema. It's too early to tell if it's going to work but I like how it smells. So far, I'm in love with Lemony Flutter. You only need a tiny bit and it's a pretty big container. It's smells delicious and it leaves my hands soft and my cuticles easy to remove.


 I bought two tiny pieces of soap. Man, their soap is expensive! This tiny piece was $5.00. Unless it works miracles, I won't buy their soap again. I haven't tried the soap yet but I'll keep you posted. This is Honey I Washed the Kids. 


 Lush Honey I Washed The Kids Soap
This smells like...honey. =)

 Demon In the Dark Soap
This smells like mint. It's still sitting on top of the wrapper in the polish room and my entire room smells minty which I love. The lighter part of the soap is avocado I believe. 


On the left and right are Bath Bombs. The white one is Dragon's Egg and the green, Avobath. On the top is a Bath Melt called The Comforter and on the bottom is Sunny Side. 

I tried Avobath (green Bath Bomb) and it was....ok. It was cool to watch it dissolve and fizz. For some reason, I thought it was for a bubble bath. I've never used a Bath Bomb before so I didn't know what to expect. It turned my bath water a light yellowy green which was weird. It smelled really good but it didn't seem to do much for my skin. If someone gave me one for a gift, I'd be excited but I don't think I'll be purchasing anymore myself. I do reserve the right to change my mind at any moment. 

That's it for my Lush Haul! What did you think? Did this post interest you or do you want me to stick to polish? Let me know in the comments below!

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nail Mail Time

My mail box has been the source of a lot of happiness this month. I still have a couple more packages on their way. I had gift cards for Llarowe to use and some media samples that helped my wallet from having a complete melt down. Speaking of melt downs, my laptop is being held hostage at the Apple Store. I'll get it back later this week and I can not wait! Thankfully, my husband is letting me use his laptop while he's at work. Unfortunately, his laptop has a crazy sensitive track pad and I have shaky hands. Enough about my technical woes, here is the latest polish to join my stash! 



Getting Nail Mail from Cult Nails is always special. I love the Nail Mail sticker on the packages, the tissue paper, sticker, and of course the adorable polish burritos. 

This is their latest collection, In The Garden. 
Left to right: Let's Get Dirty, Morning Glory, You're My Dandy Lion, Kiss My Rose Bush, and Ay Poppy!

 I Love Nail Polish changed their base to one that doesn't smell as strongly. To kick off the change, there was a sale so I snagged four polishes. The first thing I did when these arrived was open the cap and smell the polish. It is so much better. Thank you I Love Nail Polish! 
Left to right: Purple Stuff, Little Mermaid, Glass Slippers, and Don't Trample My Roses

I had a few gift cards for Llarowe that I finally used. I still have two Emily de Mollys coming that I just ordered. I can't wait for those to arrive. 
Left to right: Nail Pattern Boldness Oodiful, Picture Polish Paradise, CrowsToes Gomez, and CrowsToes Cheshire

Zoya is my favorite brand and I can't wait to start swatching these. I sure have my work cut out for me!
From top to bottom: Zoya Summer PixieDust, Zoya Irresistible, and Zoya Stunning Collection


Last but not least, I ordered the OPI Bond Girl collection from Ulta.com. 
Left to right: OPI Pussy Galore, OPI Jinx, OPI Tiffany Case, OPI Vesper, OPI Honey Ryder, and OPI Solitare.

I can't wait to swatch all of these gorgeous polishes so I can show you what they look like. It's going to take me a while but I'll work as fast as I can. What do you want to see the most? 

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*The products in this post were both provided for review and purchased by Pamper with Polish.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

1,000 Facebook Follower Giveaway Winners

I just wanted to pop in and announce the winners of my 1,000 Facebook Follower Giveaway!

Melissa won the prize from Cult Nails, Patricia won the prize from I Love Nail Polish, and Kara won the prize from Indigo Bananas! 

I have sent the winners e-mails and they have 48 hours to claim their prize. If any of the prizes are not claimed, I will choose a new winner. Well, Rafflecopter will choose the winner. =)

Thank you everyone for your support! 

-Mira

Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange

 Announcing the 2013 Zoya Nail Polish Exchange*


Hooray for Earth Day! Once again, Zoya is helping you do a little spring cleaning with the return of the Earth Day Zoya Nail Polish Exchange* for 2013. Clean out your nail polish wardrobe and get rid of old nail polish that may not be BIG5FREE (Free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP and Camphor) and exchange it for a greener alternative - long lasting, award winning, healthy Zoya Nail Polish bottles!

Now's the perfect time to make the switch to an eco-chic beauty routine! From April 19, 2013 - April 26, 2013 (11:59PM EST), exchange your old, unwanted nail color for toxin-free ZOYA Nail Polish for only $4 per bottle plus shipping and handling fees. Rest assured - ZOYA will properly dispose of your old polish. 
Here's all you need to do!
1.  Go to 
www.zoya.com and pick out the polishes you would like (excludes all Zoya PixieDust™ Collection shades) and add them to your cart. You must select at least 6 bottles and no more than 24 bottles of polish (Salon accounts minimum 12 maximum 48 bottles.)
2. Apply the code (copy and paste for best results): ZOYAEARTH2013
. Your order value will be adjusted to reflect a 50% discount (we use these funds to properly dispose of the old nail polish).
4. SUBMIT your order!
Then Zoya will ship out your NEW polish! HOORAY! This is how your order should look like... 

Once you get your order 
Here's where the exchanging* happens...
1.     Ship back the equivalent number of bottles you received to the return address below (ie. If you ordered 6 bottles of Zoya – you would send us 6 NON-ZOYA polishes). Please check with your carrier on the proper way to ship nail polish.
2.     Include a copy of your order. 
To clarify the exchange: You do not have to send us the exact amount of bottles that you are ordering. You can send any quantity up to that amount. You can also donate. If you decide you don't want to do either, it's ok "Offer is not contingent on customer returning polish" we will still love you and will send the Zoya polishes... we'll just send you on a guilt trip for a while :)

Ship Your Old Nail Polish To:
Art of Beauty, Inc.
c/o Polish Exchange
5060 Taylor Rd, Unit D
Cleveland, Ohio, 44128, USA
Once we receive your polish, we do the rest! It’s that simple!

IMPORTANT!
The bottles you send in cannot be Zoya, Qtica or Nocti polishes (but they can be any other brand). We are using the honor code here folks! We want to make sure you get your Zoya Nail Polish! We send you the polish first then you send your old polish back to us! If you do choose to send us your old polish we promise to properly dispose of it according to EPA guidelines. This offer is only good for 1 week so hurry – Don’t Wait!
*Offer valid online at www.zoya.com only. Offer expires on 4/26/2012 at 11:59PM EST. Continental US ONLY. Not valid with any other codes, coupons or promotions. Shipping and handling fees apply. Consumer accounts must exchange a minimum of 6 polishes with a 24 bottle maximum. Salon accounts must exchange at least 12 with a maximum of 48 bottles. Polish can be from any brand EXCEPT Zoya, Qtica or Nocti and can be exchanged for in-stock .5oz Zoya Nail Polish. Excludes all Zoya PixieDust™ Collection shades. Offer is not contingent on customer returning polish. Zoya Exchange code is unique and non-transferable. One code per account. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors or errors associated with declined credit cards. Please allow standard time for processing and shipping, however if volume is higher than expected please allow up to 6 weeks for shipping and processing. Art of Beauty, Inc. reserves the right to remove any polish that is out of stock from your order. You will not be charged for this polish. Backordered polish is not included in this promotion.

CONNECT WITH ZOYA: Make sure to tagTwitter, Instagram and Pinterest posts with @ZoyaNailPolish and hashtag posts with #ZoyaNailPolish and #ZoyaEarthDay. Website, Blog and YouTube links can be shared on our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/zoyanailpolish).


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cartoon Nails


Hello everyone! I thought it would be fun to change things up and try some nail art. I recently saw a video by Cute Polish on how to do a cartoon nail mani. I had never seen a design like that before and it looked like something I could do so I was intrigued. If you follow my Facebook page or Instagram account, you know this is my second try at this design. My first attempt was completely ruined because I went to bed before they were completely dry. I hadn't taken pictures yet so I had to redo my nails. Don't you hate it when you work hard on your nails and then they get smudged? 


         

For this design, I used Cult Nails Nevermore for the black and Cult Nails Ay Poppy! for the orange. I used a white striper for the white and finished it off with a matte top coat from Nails Inc. 

To learn how to make this design, watch this video from Cute Polish. 

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Monday, April 15, 2013

How to Follow Pamper with Polish

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win polish from Cult Nails, I Love Nail Polish, or Indigo Bananas!


Hello everyone! With GFC (Google Friend Connect) on it's way out on July 1st, many blog obsessed people such as myself are in a panic. I have an insanely long list of blogs I like to keep up with on my google blog reader that I'd like to stay connected with. When GFC goes, how will I remember all of my beloved blogs? Bloglovin' is my personal solution to staying connected and transitioning smoothly with this big change. Bloglovin' has a blog reader and a function to transfer all of your favorite blogs directly from google's blog reader. I realize my terminology may not be 100% correct so if I have confused you in any way or you have a correction for me, let me know in the comment section. 

If you would like to stay connected to Pamper with Polish there are several ways to do so. I will provide links to where I am so you can find me and keep up with my polish shenanigans.  

1. Bloglovin' You can subscribe to my blog here and my posts will automatically pop up in your reader. 

2. Facebook I always post my blog updates on my Facebook page along with other random thoughts. I also share things that I find such as sales, nail art that I think is amazing, and other nail related thoughts. I also have albums for all of the nail polish brands I have swatched and my nail art. 

3. Twitter I only use Twitter to link my blog posts. I'm under PamperWPolish.  

5. Instagram I'm completely addicted to Instagram. I usually post a picture from my latest blog post. I also post pictures of my cats. @pamperwithpolish 

6. Pinterest I've recently set up an official Pinterest account for Pamper with Polish. I've been working on making boards for each nail polish brand I've swatched. I have a lot of work to do to link all of my blog posts to the account but it's coming along. 

I'll update this if and when I join other social media sites. Thank you for reading and for your support! 

-Mira

OPI DS Extravagance


Have I ever mentioned that my polish collection is completely out of control? I don't even want to know what percentage of my polish I have swatched and put on the blog. I'm sure it's small and I really want to fix that! My older polishes often get neglected for the new collections. I'm waiting for a lot of Nail Mail right now so I thought I'd work on getting my OPI DS (Designer Series) collection up on the blog. I believe I have nine of them and my goal is to get them all up by the end of the week. So far, five are swatched, photographed, and edited. 

First up is the stunning OPI DS Extravagance. Everything about it has a luxurious feel from the silver cap to the buttery smooth formula and it's complex texture. I just love this polish. 


 OPI DS Extravagance reads purple to me but it definitely leans on the red side. Being from the DS line, Extravagance is infused with scattered holographic particles. They are a bit subtle and hide indoors  but come out a little more outside. It isn't an in your face holo by any means but it's enough to provide a beautiful depth, texture, and sparkle.

 
OPI DS Extravagance 

 OPI DS Extravagance 

What do you think of the OPI Designer Series line? If you have any, I'd love to know which ones you have and what your favorites are. Let me know in the comments below! Your comments makes me day!!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Indie Nail Art Contest Submission - Cult Nails Nevermore

Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win polish from Cult Nails, I Love Nail Polish, or Indigo Bananas!

I know I just posted this design a few days ago but I decided to submit it to a nail art contest hosted by Kayla Shevonne. I've never entered a nail art contest before so I'm a little nervous. If you want to enter Kayla's contest, here is the link:

My entry features Cult Nails Nevermore and heart shaped rhinestones from the Born Pretty Store. 
Cult Nails Nevermore is my absolute favorite black creme nail polish. It goes on as smooth as butter, opaque in just one coat. I decided to form a rainbow with my rhinestones simply because I couldn't decide which color to use. They are all so beautiful so I just went with it. 



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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cult Nails Quench


I've been on a Cult Nails kick lately as you have probably noticed. Can you blame me? Cult Nails has amazing nail polish. Cult Nails Quench is one of the polishes you can win in my giveaway. I know a lot of people think red polish is old fashioned but I am not in that camp. Red is my favorite color and I love a good red polish. Quench is simply delicious. Can I say delicious? You know what I mean. =)

 Quench is a straight up deepened red creme nail polish. The formula is on the thick side so if applied carefully, you can almost get away with one coat. I'm not that skilled so you're looking at two coats. It quickly dries to a beautiful high gloss. I put on a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat to protect my manicure. As for making it extra glossy, it didn't need any help. 

I can see why this was named Quench. It's so shiny it looks juicy. The name is a perfect fit for this beauty and I can see it becoming my go to red. 

If you like red, this is a must have in my opinion. I love it by itself but it would also be gorgeous in nail art. If you'd like to have a chance of winning this, head on over to my giveaway!

You can purchase Quench on Cult Nail's website, here

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*Products in this post were a gift. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Born Pretty Store - Heart Rhinestones


The last time we met, I showed you round rhinestones from the Born Pretty Store. Today, I have more nail bling from Born Pretty. This time the bling is heart shaped and I'm smitten. I had so many ideas and I wanted to use all of the colors. You may remember my St. Patrick's Day manicure using the green hearts. Here's a picture and a link if you want to see how I did it. 





This mani was inspired by my five year old niece who is currently obsessed with unicorns and rainbows. So, here you go Miss Gracie, when your nails are big enough I'll do this for you. =) The nail wheel didn't have orange hearts but I think it still looks cute. I wouldn't have been able to fit another heart on my nails anyway. 

 For my base color, I used Cult Nails Nevermore. Nevermore is a one coat black creme and you need it. Head over here, to enter my giveaway! Nevermore is one of the prizes. I'll wait for you to come back...


Ugh, looking at this picture makes me wish I had this on my nails again. So cute!
The hearts are very easy to apply. After Cult Nails Nevermore was dry, I applied top coat (Cult Nails Wicked Fast) where I wanted to put the hearts. Then, I put a little top coat on the tip of my dotting tool so I could pick up the heart and plop it on my nail. After all of the hearts were on, I put another coat of top coat over my entire nail. 


The rhinestones come in a wheel with twelve compartments. The wheel is very sturdy and keeps the colors separated. 



Here is a close up of the wheel and hearts. They are all very glossy and have a silver colored backing. 

You can get these hearts for $3.33, here.
You can get 10% off with the following code:


What do you think? Do you like to use rhinestones on your nails? What shape is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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