Friday, November 30, 2012

It's Almost Time ....



This HUGE event kicks off on Monday morning with 10 amazing giveaways!!
 
Grace and Lace
Jewls215
Sharee Boutique
Little Blue Olive
It's Your Party
Origami Owl
Portland Pie
Love ♥ Kate
Sophistifunk: The Shop
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You won't want to miss this, so pop on by to see these fabulous shops and enter to win some fabulous gifts!!
Have a great weekend!!
 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Interview with a 1-year-old

Oh my goodness ... this had me laughing!
Hope you all are having a great week!! Monday kicks off the Annual Holiday Giveaway Event here on dot...dot...dot...!!! Amazing goodies from some fabulous companies - you will not want to miss this!! See you Monday!! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

DIY .. Glitter Polish Removal

I adore glitter nail polishes. Bright, shiny bling on my nails ... yes, please! I absolutely loathe trying to get the stuff off my nails though ... I had one removal process take 40 minutes! I will never get that time back on my life. Because of such hassle, I opt to stay away from the glitters. {Insert sad face.}
Then, along came the glitter-polish-removal-fairy, aka Whitney @ I Wore Yoga Pants to Work, with a magic tutorial that has changed lives.
 
Glue.
Yep, the stuff you used as a kid ... now in the form of a base coat!
 Take an empty polish bottle. Of course, no one has a clean, empty bottle. Here's my tidbit of info to obtain this ... empty the contents of a bottle you aren't into anymore (I used an old base coat I no longer used). When liquid no longer pours out, fill the bottle about 1/3 way with nail polish remover. Twist the brush on tightly and shake. The remover will clean up the remaining polish. I did this step twice and then rinsed the brush and bottle with warm water to clear out any acetone residue.

 Next up, add a tiny bit of water to the bottle. Like 5-8 drops - just enough to give Elmer's a little bit of mobility. Then fill the rest of the bottle with glue. Twist on the brush and shake until well blended.
That's it. That is the secret potion that will rid you of tears and unnecessary cussing when removing your glitter mani.
Paint this base coat on your nails and wait until they fully dry before applying your polish. You will know the glue has dried when it turns clear and your nails look like their natural state. Do not use any other base coat on top of this one.
Finish your mani as usual and add your top coat. You may be tempted to try to remove the glitter right away, to see if this little trick actually works. You can, but I recommend enjoying your rocked out nails for a couple days.

 I used China Glaze Pizzazz from their new holiday collection. The fabulous peeps over at China Glaze sent me over bottles of polish love from a couple of their newest collections. I will be sharing my reviews soon! I got so many compliments on this mani ... it is so gorgeous in person! I left the pic a little blurry so y'all can see the colors that make up this polish.
 
So how did the glue base work out?

Quite well!!
Check it out ... the polish PEELS right off when you are ready to remove it! That's right ... no nail polish remover required!! Grab a cuticle stick and lift up on the side of your nail ... the polish comes right up. The glitter only remained on the areas that received the thinnest amount of the glue base. I learned to make sure the glue was evenly distributed, or even paint a second coat after the first layer dried.
Has anyone ever tried this genius trick? Do you have any other tips on how you remove your glitter polishes?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday ... Happy Monday!! ♥

Monday, November 19, 2012

V to the L-O-G !!

Hey Peeps! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!! A BIG thank you to the gorgeous gals who guest posted here on dot...dot...dot... last week!! I hope y'all have been visiting their blogs and showing them some love!! Today I decided to VLOG!! Yup. That's right ... video blog up in here! The video isn't too long ... about 5 minutes of me rambling about what I put on my face every day. Check it out and comment ... let me know I am not a total dork. If y'all wanna see more vlogs, let me know some topics you wanna see me talk about. Make-up tips, polish techniques, how to make microwave popcorn ... I am full of awesomeness. I am not shy ... questions welcome, I will answer! Happy Monday, girls!!
 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Guest Post ... Easily Entertained

This week, here on dot...dot...dot..., I will be featuring some of my favorite bloggers! These fabulous ladies have agreed to bless my blog with their presence and awesomeness. Yep, that's a real word.
If you are visiting from their blog, WELCOME!! Let me know you were here by adding yourself to the GFC Followers box in my sidebar. I will be launching my Annual Holiday Giveaway Event on December 3rd and you won't want to miss out!! Thanks so much for dropping by!
xoxo

Hi, I'm Christina from Easily Entertained and I'm so happy to be guest posting! Just like April, I'm a mom of two boys living in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle). I blog about my love of TV, movies, books, music, musicals, celebrities, fashion and all things pop culture. I also share a little about my husband and kids and our adventures. Since I post a monthly Magazine Roundup and I know how much April loves Twilight, I thought I'd do a mini roundup of all the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 actors featured on the covers this month.
 
Ashley Greene - Seventeen She is so cute! I love every dress, especially the one on the cover.
 
Ashley Greene - Manhattan
Very sophisticated. I absolutely love all of the fashion I see here.
 
 
Ashley Greene - GQ
 Keep in mind, this is a men's magazine, but still! Her pouty face makes her look kind of old instead of sultry.
 
  
Dakota Fanning - InStyle UK This spread is amazing. She is such a successful child star turned serious actress. I really love the second dress.
 
Kellan Lutz - Essential Homme Doesn't he look like Ron Burgundy on the cover? I really like the lighting, clothes, and sets.
 
Kellan Lutz - GQ Italia Again, so serious. He is a very attractive man and these clothes are sharp. I'm digging the sweaters.
Kristen Stewart - Elle France, Cosmopolitan Norway, Glamour Poland, Backstage I'm surprised she wasn't on any real publications this month! These are all recycled from previous US editions. The Elle cover is great, Backstage is weird, and the other two are just eh.
 
Nikki Reed - Glow I love the light and all of the clothes. It's amazing how much prettier she is with her natural brown hair.
 
Robert Pattinson - L'Uomo Vogue I really like this futuristic/desert theme. But I gotta tell you guys, I'm Team Jacob! (Don't hate me).
 

Speaking of Jacob, I haven't seen much of Taylor Lautner lately, so I'm just gonna have to share some oldies, but goodies.

Are you excited to see the new movie? Have you already seen it? Are you sad that it's all over? Don't forget to stop by and say hi!
 
 
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