Monday, September 17, 2012

The Tale of a Nail Polish Swap

A few weeks ago I signed up with Meghan at Shine On and Angela at Hairspray & High Heels for a nail swap they were sponsoring. 

My swap partner was Katherine at Bubbles, Babbles and a Baby, I think we were perfect matches! We both love Essie polishes and I am ABSOLUTELY in love with what she sent me. Katherine and I over the last couple weeks have emailed a few times and it was so fun getting to know her. In one of the emails I shared that I love all colors to neutrals, blues & greens and pinks and corals but had realized in the last few years that I don't really have any pinks or reds in my collection anymore {gasp!}. I definitely feel like that is a nail polish faux pas! 

Look at all of the amazing things that Katherine sent me! 

{goodies: China Glaze: Polarized, Essie: Secret Story, Confetti: Bayou Blue, Essie: Marathin, Nail Life Speed Demon Polish Dryer,  pedicure toe spacers}

It was just like Christmas in my little home after I opened all of my polishes and presents! I quickly un-shellaced my nails (the shellac mani had seen better days) and painted my fingers with Essie's Marathin.  I also used the Secret Story Essie polish Katherine sent on my toes! 

I still need to try the Bayou Blue and the Polarized but polishes but cannot wait! Ideas are swirling around in my head from pinterest boards + the polarized polish options. Perhaps this or this would be fun?

Can we talk about the the Nail Life Speed Demon Polish Dryer for a minute?! This polish is fantastic! Usually my mani's last 2-3 days and then begin chipping, but this is amazing, and my nails are seriously dry to the touch in a minute! This my friends is a MUST have in your arsenal of polishes!

Katherine, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of the pretty manicure/pedicure items you sent me! It was such fun getting to know you! I really need to learn some of your manicure tips! I will definitely think of you every time I use these fun products. 

I'm so thankful to Meghan and Angela for this fun link up party too! Head on over to Katherine's blog and show her some love and see what her polish package held! 


  1. You got hooked up! LOVE all of the shades, and goodies. Thanks for participating! :)

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