Sunday, November 20, 2011

Guest Post: Patricia from For the Sake of Giveaways

After I asked the winner of my first giveaway to write up a guest post of her polish wins, I knew that I had to continue this with all my future giveaway winners.  Patricia, from the wonderful giveaway blog, For the Sake of Giveaways, was lovely enough to swatch all 4 polishes.  I am really happy to show how her win came out!
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First of all, I want to thank Amanda for giving me the opportunity to enter and WIN her Just Because: Glitter and Claws Giveaway! I also LOVE her idea to ask her winner to do a guest post on her blog. Yay! How fun!




From the moment I entered, I could see that although these polishes came in tombstones, the colors aren't just for Halloween. They are a lovely array of hot fall and Christmas colors.

For my first manicure I went with a Christmas theme.

And here's a list of what I used with a few manicure tips included.
  • I added a little acetone to the red polish with the little eyedropper bottle seen here.  I keep this handy for times when my polish decides to gunk up on me. This happens to me all the time because I paint my nails in slow motion.  LOL!
  • I used a ridge filling base coat so my nails would be photo ready with no ridges.
  • I used a Monster Bundle stamping plate.
  • I use Sally Hansen Quick Dry polishes to stamp. They work very well as stamping polishes.
  • I like to use two top coats: Seche Vite for quick drying, and Oh So Wet to get the nice shiny finished look.
This next manicure came out just lovely. I love how deep and rich this purple went on. Would you believe this is just one coat?! Amazing! I sponged on the holo Confetti polish for this look. Let me tell you, these pictures don't do justice for how eye popping and sparkly they came out in real life. I love them!!

And here's what I used. Let me note, this was my first time using a sponging technique. It was super super easy and I recommend you all try it, if you haven't already. Just dip the sponge in polish and dab it on your nail. How simple is that?


I hope you all enjoyed my guest post and I encourage you to stop on over to my blog here->For the Sake of Giveaways and check me out. Thanks again Amanda for having a super giveaway and for giving me the opportunity to write about them for your wonderful readers. You are awesome!
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Thanks, Patricia!  Your manis came out beautiful!  I am blown away by the purple with the holo sponging...I love nails that look diamond encrusted :)

Please take some time to check out Patricia's blog and stay tuned for my Share the Love Bloggers' week, where 5 polish bloggers will circulate guest posts on each others' blog from Monday through Friday.  I've seen the swatches and I encourage you to make sure to check every single post out!  They will really blow your mind.

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