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Friday, May 31, 2013

Press Release: Zoya - Fall 2013 Pixiedust Collection

Hello Beautiful People!!!
It's a press release kind of day today.
Zoya has announced some colors for their FALL 2013 and they are bringing out more colors with the lovely pixie dust formula. Lookie here my loves. 
ZOYA PIXIEDUST - FALL EDITION
ZP698 - Tomoko: Glowing Silver. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP699 - Chita: Emerald Green. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP700 - Sunshine: Van Gogh Blue Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP701 - Carter: Regal Purple. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP702 - Arabella: Rich Fuchsia. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP703 - Dhara: Dazzling Copper. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.


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How excited are YOU about this collection? 
I am certainly happy with lots of this colors. I love the pixiedust formula very much actually. 

NOTE: When these are released, you can get them at $9 each on Zoya's Website or at your local ULTA stores.
When you make a new account by clicking the link above, you'll automatically get a coupon in your account that can be redeemed for a free Zoya nail polish of your choice. Just pay shipping. Or add two more polishes to your cart and get shipping free for all.

Zoya's facebook page is always booming with fun and lots of swatches by Zoya fans. So be sure to "like" them.


Till Later, God Bless.

Easy French Tip Mani: Zoya - Thandie and China Glaze - Electrify

Hello Sugars!!!

Summer is right around the corner y'all! Whoo hoo. I've enjoyed reading what you all love about summer in my Butter London Giveaway post - which you need to enter if you haven't already
A lot of you are so much like me!! LOVE it. I too enjoy the heat, the picnics, the colors, and yes, all the fun things. 

That's what kind of brought about my mani for today.
When it's summer time, I enjoy bright and easy manis. :-D
My go-to easy mani is a french tip. But not with a white tip, I love doing tips in different colors. 
Today, I chose Zoya - Thandie from their summer collection. 
Lookiee... 

So easy to get this look. All I used for a duct tape to get the line straight for the tips. I covered the bottom part of my nails with Duct tape and painted the tips with Thandie, then I quickly took out the tapes. 
After that, I applied a top coat and Voila!

 Since I love doing the most sometimes, lol.. I whipped out China Glaze - electrify and used the brush to dab some glitter on top of thandie. No tape was used for this... I just brush glitters over the tips only. :-)

I loved this so much!!

This mani lasted so long on my nails and I loved how bright and simple it was. 

That's it for now dearies.
Do you all enjoy bright colors on your nails for summer?
Till Later, God Bless. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Swatches and Review: Butter London - Bit Faker, Bobby Dazzler, Poole, and Champers + Giveaway!!!

Hello Sugars!
Hope y'all are doing very well today. 
I have swatches of four polishes from Butter London's Summer 2013 collection for you guys today. 
This collection is composed of colors that aren't your typical "summer colors", but on a closer look, I absolutely understand what BL was going for. Sands, beach, tanning e.t.c. 

Here's a collage of all four polishes I have for y'all.. 


Please Click Read More  below to view individual swatches and review. PLUS, there's a giveaway at the bottom of this. :-D

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Swatches: Girly Bits - Vive la Revolution

Hello Sugars!

Today's mani is a revamp of the mani I showed y'all yesterday.
As I stated in that post, yesterday made it four days that I had the mani on, and I was seriously itching to take it off or switch it up.
Soo, after looking at my untried polishes, I saw a glitter I bought and wanted to use for the LONGEST time but never did use! It was Girly Bits - Vive la Revolution. I've had this for almost a year without ever using it.. *face palm*.
You can never go wrong with layering glitter over an old mani to give it a new look. :-D

Result:

Vive la Revolution is a glitter bomb!!!I truthfully believe that some glitters make everything look better and this is one of those glitters. 

I wonder why it took me so long to wear this beauty from Girly bits. 
I Love the layering over this pink from Sinful Shine. Called Royal Flush
Check out swatches of it alone HERE
I also left the glitter on my ring alone  (from the previous mani). I figured layering glitter over glitter was alright. Lol..

Do you guys also use glitter on old manis to revamp it ? 
Share with me. 
Till Later, God Bless. 


Monday, May 20, 2013

Swatches and Review: Sinful Shine - Royal Flush & Sinful Colors - Watch it Shine

Hello Loves. 
Happy new week. Hope y'all are dong well... 
So, I want to believe most of you have heard about the new "Sinful Shine" Line, by Sinful Colors. Basically, they claim to have a gel polish shine/finish. 
At first I was like.. Hmm, Is this a gimmick to bring out old polish from the Sinful Colors line? 
Then I went to my local walgreens, saw the polishes from the new line and had to pick up a few. 

What you see below is Sinful Shine - Royal Flush. 
It was opaque in one coat, but I used two for good measure. I love that about it and I also love that it does have a brilliant shine to it. 


The finish is really shiny, and I must mention, this was my past weekend mani. I did this on Thursday last week, and  it's still fresh - with just a little bit of tip wear. I'm itching to take it off, but I really want to see how long this will last on my nail. I Love testing out new "brands/polish claims".


Since I just can't leave 'good enough' alone, I whipped out a polish from Sinful Colors Diamond collection.
This is called - Watch it Shine.
When I bought it, I knew it'd be a great layering polish, but I wanted to try something else with it... and that is, picking out the glitter for NAIL ART!  Look?!


The process was really really easy. Sometimes, you don't have to buy loose single glitters if you have polishes with glitters in them.
What i did was, I dabbed a bit of Watch it shine on paper towel and used my dotting tool to pick up the diamond shaped glitters to place how I liked on my nails.

And the result is this! I didn't have to apply top coat on my nails before placing since the glitter had some polish on it from the bottle. Picking the glitter up with my dotting tool was also really easy.
I sealed the glitter on my nail with topcoat. Just on the accent nail.

And this is how my thumb looked. Watch it Shine over  Royal FLush. . Pretty uhn?

Well, that's it for now my loves.
I love the Sinful Shine polish especially for the shine and it has lasted me for about 4 days now, so that's a good thing right?

I have more polishes from this new line to showcase at a later date.
Did you guys pick up any polish from Sinful shine yet?
Share with me.
Till later, God Bless.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Swatches and Review: Zoya Summer 2013 - Stunning Collection

Hello Sugars, 
This DIYLady has the amazing, oh... Sorry, I mean the Stunning Polishes from Zoya's summer 2013 Collection, called the... Stunning Collection. lol.
You'll see that this collection was accurately named as you view the swatches below. 

First up, here's a collage of all six beauties. 


Please click Read More below to view swatches and read my review. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Look Of The Day: Blue Statement Necklace From Burlington

Hello Sugars!
On The blog today is a style post.
As you know, Once in a while I like to share pictures of what I wore and blah blah.

Anyhoo, the LOTD today is brought to you courtesy of a necklace I recently purchased from Burlington Coat Factory. Y'all know that's my Store! Lol.. I saw the necklace and was like GIVE ME!!!
I bought it and I was itching to wear it, so, this past Saturday  I put together a look, making sure NOT to take attention away from the necklace. Yes, I wanted the necklace to be the CENTER of attention. lol..

Though, since I love being matchy matchy... I went all out on my eye makeup, because I wanted colors that'll compliment the necklace. My nails also sort of matched the necklace.
Enough talking, lets get into pictures!






I am in love with this necklace. The color is just amazing to me! 

 And Here's my full Outfit. What better way to keep attention ON the necklace than in black? Yeppers!





















 And on my nails is Kleancolor - Blue Beach. Pretty color.

I chose to wear gold shoes and bracelet to pull everything together - since the necklace has some gold in it.





Big Kiss To You All!!!

Details:
Necklace/Earrings: Burlington Coat Factory. Quick Story: Original Price: $9.99. But I was given 20% off discount since the ring that held together one side of the bottom piece was disconnected from the whole set. Barely noticeable, but I pointed it out to get discount. Lol..
Eyeshadow: Colors from BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette.
Shirt: Old can't remember where.
Flats: Payless (old)


That's it for now sugars. Till Later, God Bless. :-)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Freebie Alert: Get $10 worth at JCP for FREE.

Hello Y'all.
I have a freebie Alert for you all today..

Right now, if you go to JCPenny, you can get $10 worth of goodies for free.

This deal is for: $10 off $10+ order PLUS free site to store shipping.
Use Promo code: MORE2BUY
Then add this serial number: 0102798250

It was brought to my attention that this doesn't work for everyone, BUT I think those people were trying to checkout with Paypal. If you try to checkout with paypal, it'll come up with an error writing in red and yada yada. But If you click Checkout, you'll be taken to a page to choose a JCPenny store near you, where your product will be delivered for pick up by you.  Your credit card info won't be require if your order is exactly $10.
This can be a Freebie Alert if you buy something at exactly $10, and there are many goodies at exactly that price on their website.
This can also be a Deal, if you would like to take $10 off a product worth more than $10.

Here are some screen captures of my purchase, or should I say Freebie. :-)




Yep, I got some floral print pantyhose! :-)

Alright y'all. Go now, Enjoy shopping or your freebie.
I have no Idea how long this Code is good for, so Use it quickly!!!
I just used mine like 10 minutes ago. 

That's it for now.
Till Later, God Bless. 


Swatches, Review & Nail Art: Zoya - Summer 2013 PixieDust Collection

Hello World.
Today on the blog I have swatches of the amazing textured nail polishes called Pixie Dusts by Zoya. These are for summer 2013 and they are full of bright cheery colors.

Here's a collage of all the beauties in this collection.



Please click Read More below to view individual swatches and read my review. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

TheDIYLady featured on BellaNaija

Hello sugars,
I have amazing news today, I was featured on Bella naija today. Spoke about my style, staying fashionable while being on the wheelchair, and of course my nails and nail art!!

Please click here to read all about it.
Share your thoughts with me and whoooo hooo.
 For those who don't know, Bella Naija is a lovely, huge and popular website especially in the Nigerian community.

Well, that's it for now. Till later, God bless.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Giveaway: Multi-Blogger Ulta Giftcard Giveaway

Hello Sugars,
How are you all doing?

Today's post is a Giveaway!! Whoo Hoo!!!

Summer is right around the corner, and you want to go beauty shopping! Well, never worry darlings, bloggers to the rescue!!!  Lol..
The lovely Tish of Cosmetish has organized this lovely giveaway together with myself and some other wonderful bloggers. The prize to be won from this giveaway is a $95 ULTA GIFT CARD!!


The gift card is physical gift card and will be shipped to the winner. Before you enter please ensure that You can ACTUALLY use the card. :-)
Entry is easy, just do as the Rafflecopter widget below states. :-)

P.S: Take out some time to check out the pages from all of the lovely blogs that contributed to this giveaway.:-)


That's it for now dearies. 
Till Later, God Bless. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sally's Beauty Supply: May Coupon

Hello sugars!!!! 
I've got Sally's $10 off $20 coupon on the blog today. 
Enjoy Shopping


And Happy Birthday to Traci who shared this with us all.
That's it for now, Till later. God Bless.


Friday, May 3, 2013

ALERT: Nail Polish Grab Bags for Sale Towards Project Walk Funds

Hello darlings.
Whew, I was so focused on announcing this on Facebook and Instagram that I forgot to write a blog post about it.
But All is well, I still have some grab bags available for purchase.
Here's my Post about these grab bags from Facebook.

Please read fully before you email me. I can guarantee 20 Grab Bags for sale for my Physical therapy fund raising I made sure each bag contains at least 6 polishes (Big brand, small brand, Indies, and such). Some bags will have more than 6, but no less. :-) Plus some goodies and Candies. For this set, all bags are $30 shipped. U.S Only! Not all polishes are brand new, but none is even close to being half used. I tried to make each bag worth the price, but please note, this Grab Bag sale is being done to help FUND my Physical therapy, so I would love it if you accept whatever you get with love and consider it as Helping me OUT. If you're interested, please send me an email to Lizzy@thediylady.com and I'll send you a paypal invoice. The bags will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. I will Post it on here if all 20 bags are gone! Thanks to everyone who have shown interest so far. :-) Letting go of these babies is not easy y'all. You better show them some good loving when you get them. Lol..

Check out my page on facebook to see some of the polishes you might get in the grab bags. :-)
Hurry Up and email me if you're interested. I'll EDIT this post Once all the grab bags are GONE.

Again, EMAIL: Lizzy@thediylady.com if you're interested.
This is for a good cause. ALL the money I get from this will go towards my project Walk Fund Raising.

If you'd rather donate without getting a grab bag, Please CLICK HERE or the picture below to go to my Fund Raising page.


Alright y'all, That's it for now.
Hurry if you want a grab bag. Polishes range from Butter London, OPI, China Glaze, Sinful Colors, Lots of Indies, and so on.
Till Later, God Bless.

Colores De Carol - Blueberry Mango Sorbet Swatches + How I wore it

Hello Loves, 
Today I have swatches of another Colores De Carol Polish called Blueberry Mango Sorbet for you all. 

I have previously reviewed two other polishes by Colores De Carol called Carnation and Inner Princess, and those two were milky/white based, so I was excited to review this one that isn't. 


Blueberry Mango Sorbet is a Brown/taupe base glitter polish that has red and blue glitters in it. I love the red square shaped glitters so much.

What you see here is 3 thin coats. Two was enough but I added a 3rd for good measure. Then topcoat,
I am not a huge fan of "Nude" polishes, so I was bit unpleased with this at first, but then it grew on me and enjoy it because it has colorful glitters in it! Certainly a nude I don't mind wearing now. Lol


Since I did a little bit of something funky with the other two CDC polishes I swatched, I decided not to leave this one hanging, so I did what you see below.

With Zoya - Rocky from their summer 2013 stunning collection. And then I added some nail art thingies I think I won in a giveaway or was given by one of the lovely ladies I've made friends with in this nail world. :-)
Either way, I loved my end result. The Blue that is Rocky  totally compliments the blue in Blueberry Mango Sorbet and I couldn't be happier!!

That's it for now sugars. 
If you're interested in Blueberry Mango Sorbet By Colores De Carol, Please CLICK HERE to Purchase and check out other polishes by her.Follow Colores De Carol on Facebook, and Her Blog for more updates.

Till Later, God Bless