Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Sugar Skull Nail Art!

Hey guys! I wanted to try something a little more out of the norm this Halloween. Just last year I decorated some Sugar Skulls around this time of year with a local organization I volunteered for. It was so much fun and then I thought- this would make the perfect Halloween nail art! I started with a Pure Ice white shade. I then used a dotting tool to create dots in Illamasqua Jomina (purple), Pure Ice Yellow Polka (Yellow), China Glaze Sunday Funday (blue), Illamasqua Optimist (Orange) and China Glaze Escaping Reality (Pink). Phew! I then dotted black to make the eyes, and created the nose and mouth portion. I love this design because it's both adorable and spooky :)

DON'T FORGET! I have a giveaway going on! Enter here: http://www.notesandnails.com/2013/10/incoco-review-giveaway.html

Now for the pictures!





Carolyn xo

Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Take On: China Glaze Boo-Gie Down

Hey everyone! I received three of China Glaze's Halloween collection and I was so excited to try them! First up was Boo-gie down. BD is a multi-glitter polish featuring orange small glitter, black, white and orange medium hexagonal glitter, and black horizontal and large hexagonal glitter. I used Avon Saturn and Essie Licorice to create an ombre orange to black look underneath the glitter. I then used two coats of BD on top. This was so fun and I love this glitter polish!






Don't forget about my giveaway!!

Carolyn xo

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Incoco Review + GIVEAWAY!

Hey guys! I recently tried out my first Incoco Nail Polish Strips. I received the Nail Design in Ikat Catwalk. I love the design, it's a glittery silver with light blue Ikat design. These nail polish strips were really easy to apply. You start with clean nails, and then select the nail strip that fits your nail bed best! After applying carefully, just smooth out and file off the excess and you're done! They have so many cute colors and designs and they come out with seasonal designs too. Sorry for the shortie nails, moving + wedding + honeymoon were not friendly to my nails.





Check out more of their designs here!

I'm also excited to share an awesome giveaway where you can win your own Incoco Nail Polish Strips ($8.99 each!) It's open to US only (sorry friends!) and you can enter using the rafflecopter below :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thanks everyone!
Carolyn

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I'm Back! (For Real This Time) + Wedding Mani!

Hello friends! I have been so bad at blogging the past 5 months or so, as I was spending most of my free time planning my wedding. Well now the wedding and honeymoon are over (sad) but I can finally get back to blogging!

I'm kicking this off with a giveaway tomorrow (!) but wanted to start off by sharing my wedding mani. Leading up to the wedding so many people asked me how I was going to do my nails. Lots of pressure. But I went with something pretty classic but with a modern twist. I used OPI Hopelessly In Love for the base color. Then I used China Glaze Glistening Snow from Holiday 2012 to create an ombre sparkle!

Please forgive the photo, it was the only one I have!




Enjoy xo and glad to be back!
Carolyn