Saturday, June 2, 2012

Copy Cat Sat - Precious Polish! + I won some AWESOME goodies!

For my Copy Cat Sat this week, I decided to do a mani I saw from Precious Polish that I absolutely fell in love with. It uses an interesting technique with the dotting tool (straight pin for me) to make some really great looking flowers. I think if I'm going to do a mani that uses so many dots in the future, I may have to get a dotting tool. That will have to go on my Christmas list (please Santa?). :) Of course I changed up the colors a bit. I had this neon green from Spoiled called Permission To Proceed that I wanted to try out and it was a pretty big disappointment. I tried using it over white polish since it is so sheer, but it still came out very streaky, so I decided I would just have to do my nail art over top to hide the streaky-ness. After I finished my flowers, it looked pretty decent! Here's it is.
I'm actually pretty happy with this one. Using the straight pin for so many dots was rough, though. It's so short, it's hard to control and be very precise with. For the flowers I used Revlon First Class for the blue (this is my new favorite bright blue!), Spoiled Let's get Sushi for the coral flowers, and Pure Ice Super Star! for the white. After I dotted all of these on, I added some topcoat, and voila!
Here's a picture of my tool of choice.
Now, for my other big news...I won a giveaway that I entered a few weeks ago from Beauty Crazed in Canada. I'm seriously so shocked by it because it is probably the biggest thing I have ever won. Ever. In my entire life. I keep feeling like I should pinch myself to make sure it's real, because the sheer quantity of awesomeness I'm about to receive is amazing. Amazing. It contains polishes that I would never have been able to afford on my own, and a set of OPI's that I have been desperate to own since they came out. That's right - it's the Muppets Collection!! The Muppets Collection(it's 4 of the minis, but that's 4 more than I thought I would ever own)! Can you believe that?! Obviously, I still can't because I can't stop smiling. And I've known since about 10 AM this morning. And I'm still smiling. Here is a link so you can see what the giveaway included. I am blown away by the generosity of these two girls, and I just hope they know how grateful I am. I could never repay them for this, but I at least want to make sure I give a big thank you from the bottom of my heart. Make sure you check out their page if you don't follow already. Everything they blog about is awesome, and they are hilarious, too.

Thanks for looking, as always. I'll have a new one to share on Wednesday!