2014 GREAT POLISH GIVEAWAY!!

The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014 (taken directly from Nail polish Canada)

We’ve partnered with Cirque Colors, NCLA & Picture Polish to host the biggest giveaway ever.

One winner will take home up to 200 nail polish from over 10 different brands! The prize starts at zero, then bloggers can each pick a favourite shade to be added to the prize.

You can enter below. You can also enter once on each blog that adds a shade to the prize.

 

Isn’t this freaking exciting???

So OF COURSE I had to stick my blogger name in there too!! So the polish colour that I chose was

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Mystic Topaz by Lilypad Lacquer! It’s sooooo freaking pretty! Its this almost stone colour with just a flash of purple to it. Its really stunning. Now I don’t have a swatch of it myself but I found one —–>HERE!!!<—– on almost famous nails.

Here’s the bottle shot from NPC

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And to enter the giveaway!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GO AND ENTER!!!

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The Luckiest by Wendy Owens (Review)

TL AmazonGRSWSynopsis:

Once upon a time Mackenzie Phillips thought she’d found her happily ever after. She had married her high school sweetheart and had started her perfect family. But one tragic night Mac’s perfect life was ripped away from her, leaving her beautiful fairytale existence in ruins.

When everything worth living for is suddenly taken from you, how do you keep going? People told her how lucky she was just to be alive after that night, but she didn’t agree.

Years passed with Mac living in a fog, until another unfortunate turn of events placed her world on its head once again. Now, still carrying the tender wounds of her past, this widow has to face the realities of life again.

Broken and truly alone, she must find work. In walks her new employer, Dean Johnson, a guy who is just broken enough himself, that she thinks he might actually be able to understand her. But Mac soon discovers that that bond with Dean may instead force her to face demons she isn’t yet ready to deal with.

**Contains mature material including language and sex.

Review based on my own thoughts and words:

I received this book from the author for an honest review. This book is breathtakingly beautiful. Never have I felt such loss and such love all at the same time. The characters were spot on, Mackenzie is literally the perfect character, she gives you angst and passion, and devastation, and love all at the exact same time. This book had me in tears quite honestly for quite a while due to all of the emotions that were swirling in it. If there was only one criticism that I would give it would be that there just wasn’t enough of it. I wanted desperately there to be more to this book just so that I could keep reading it. Fantastic and I can’t wait to share this with all of my friends and family.

 

 

Purchase your copy of The Luckiest

 

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1niUa9z

 

Apple IBooks: http://bit.ly/TheLuckiest-Ibooks

 

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/TheLuckiest-
Smashwords

 

Barnes & Noble ( Paperback )
:
http://bit.ly/TheLuckiest-
Paperback-BN

 

The Luckiest book blog tour and review (review to follow this post)

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TL AmazonGRSW

Once upon a time Mackenzie Phillips thought she’d found her happily ever after. She had married her high school sweetheart and had started her perfect family. But one tragic night Mac’s perfect life was ripped away from her, leaving her beautiful fairytale existence in ruins.

When everything worth living for is suddenly taken from you, how do you keep going? People told her how lucky she was just to be alive after that night, but she didn’t agree.

Years passed with Mac living in a fog, until another unfortunate turn of events placed her world on its head once again. Now, still carrying the tender wounds of her past, this widow has to face the realities of life again.

Broken and truly alone, she must find work. In walks her new employer, Dean Johnson, a guy who is just broken enough himself, that she thinks he might actually be able to understand her. But Mac soon discovers that that bond with Dean may instead force her to face demons she isn’t yet ready to deal with.

**Contains mature material including language and sex.

Purchase your copy of The Luckiest

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1niUa9z

Apple IBooks: http://bit.ly/TheLuckiest-Ibooks

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/TheLuckiest-
Smashwords

Barnes & Noble ( Paperback )
:
http://bit.ly/TheLuckiest-
Paperback-BN

Excerpt:

I glance in, but the box is dark inside all of the tissue paper. My hands retrieve the first item. “Buckeyes!” I exclaim.

“I can see why she’s your best friend.” Dean leans on one elbow, watching me explore the contents one by one.

I reach in, continuing to pull out items—a black hair scarf with cherries, a pair of earrings from one of my favorite local jewelry designers in Cincinnati, Abbi Glines’s newest steamy romance. My cheeks go hot as Dean sees the cover, lifting his eyebrows.

“Well, I think that’s it,” I say, lifting the box, the sound of something shifting inside catching my attention. “Oh, there’s something else.”
I reach in, and as I do, I can feel Dean’s eyes locked on me. I feel something long and cool slip into my hand. Locking my fingers around it, I let the box fall away. Instantly, I see Dean straighten up, a half-cocked grin on his face.

Much to my horror, I look down to see a pink rubber penis-shaped device in my hand. I freeze, but my cheeks are on fire. All I can think about is the different ways I am going to torture Monica before I kill her.

“I can explain,” I begin. I’ll tell him she’s crazy—like actually certifiable.

He’s still grinning at me as he gives me a slight nod. He closes the gap between us even more.

“You know, I can help with that,” he offers, and I can’t help but wonder if he’s serious, or perhaps maybe I’m wishing.

“You think I’m that easy?” I hit the ball squarely back to him. I consider licking my lips, but worry that may be over the top. I’m looking directly at him, and damn, he’s incredible.

“A guy can hope.” He pauses, playfully lifting an eyebrow. “Can’t he?” I grin. In fact, I can’t do anything but grin. He moves closer, and I glance down, realizing I’m still holding the device. My breath hitches, but he still moves closer. He’s facing me, never moving those gorgeous blue eyes away from me. He slides his arm around my
waist, and as he presses himself against me, I’m sure I can feel an erection. This surprises me, and my hand releases the dildo, which falls to the floor with a thud.

“What’s wrong? Can’t contain your excitement around me?” he whispers, his breath warm on my neck, just below my ear. My mouth is watering, my heartbeat quickens, and my head is now spinning. I pull back, the distance giving me a slight bit of clarity. The idea of this kind of pleasure is tempting. The bulge in his jeans tells me he is interested.

In an attempt to casually conceal the pink rubber shaft, I use the toe of my platform sandals to kick it under a nearby chair. Dean cocks a brow, his face shifts, and he laughs softly.

“What?” I shrug innocently.

“Did you just kick a dick under a chair?” He’s still laughing.

“Watch it, or I might make a habit of it.”

“Ouch,” he hisses, then winces, grabbing himself as if he were imagining the attack.

My eyes dart past his shoulder, where Storm is coming up the stairs. She has on her headphones, staring at the face of her phone. I nod my head at Dean, indicating we’re no longer alone. I shift, moving to walk past him. He grabs my hip, pulling me into his grasp.

“We’ll continue this later,” he promises. He takes my hand and leads me past Storm and out of the bus without a word. I wonder if she can tell what had been transpiring from the look on my face.

As we move around the side of the bus, I feel his hand shift to the small of my back. It’s like he knows all the places to touch me to drive me absolutely insane.

About The Author:

Connect with Wendy Owens:

Website/Twitter/Face
book
/Goodreads

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Wendy Owens is a writer, born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. After several years of creating and selling her own artwork she gave her first love, writing, a try. It’s become a passion ever since.
Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, is a YA fantasy series about angel and human hybrids.

Since then she has branched into NA Contemporary Romance and released titles to include Stubborn Love, Only In Dreams, and Do Anything. Her next romance, The Luckiest is scheduled to be released in July 2014.

When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups. She loves to cook and is a film fanatic.

For more info on Wendy’s young adult fiction visit http://wendy-owens.com/
If you want to follow her on social media you can visit:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WendyLOwens
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wendy-L-Owens/191731754221996?fref=ts
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5038955.Wendy_Owens

 

My indie polish brand and launch PART 2

So in the month that I have been away I have been really busy testing and making nail polish. well actually about half a year testing and mixing polish. And this past month I finally have my ducks in order to be able to launch 2 collections . Each have 6 colors in them. I called it the Residents of Mt. Olympus. Down below you will find swatch pictures for each polish along with a description of them. So without further delay here is the Residents of Mt. Olympus Part 2  Hope you enjoy and you can check out my store ——->HERE!<——-

 

Residents of Mt. Olympus part 2:

 

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Zeus

Zeus

Zeus the God of Sky and the Father of Gods and Men is represented by this linear metallic blue that just shimmers in all the right places

Hera

Hera

Hera the Goddess of women and fertility is represented in this berry linear holo

Poseidon

Poseidon

Poseidon: The god of Sea is represented with a dark blue jelly scattered holo with teal glitters

Hades

Hades

Hades: God of the Underworld is represented by a black linear holo with a red shimmer/flecks

Ares

Ares

Ares This God of War is represented by a fiery red with red shimmer and just enough purple to make it a cooler toned red

Demeter

Demeter

Demeter the Goddess of Harvest is represented by a buttercup yellow with just a touch of holo to make her really shimmer and shine. She is a sheer polish with build-able coverage. For a more opaque look I suggest layering this polish over white 🙂

 First picture River of Styx (3 coats)and INLP Exodus (ring finger)

 River of Styx (3 coats)and INLP Exodus (ring finger)

 Second picture same thing only added an extra coat of River of Styx over Exodus.


 River of Styx and River of Styx over top of INLP Exodus.

River of Styx in Greek mythology that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. This is what this polish represents.

My indie polish brand and Launch PART ONE!

So in the month that I have been away I have been really busy testing and making nail polish. well actually about half a year testing and mixing polish. And this past month I finally have my ducks in order to be able to launch 2 collections . Each have 6 colors in them. I called it the Residents of Mt. Olympus. Down below you will find swatch pictures for each polish along with a description of them. So without further delay here is the Residents of Mt. Olympus Part 1  Hope you enjoy and you can check out my store ——->HERE!<——-

THE RESIDENTS OF MT. OLYMPUS PART ONE:

collage Descriptions:

Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture, is represented by
this florescent pink with just a touch of holo to really make her sparkle.

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Hermes

Hermes The God of herds, travel, trade, heraldry, language,
athletics and thievery is represented by a white shimmery polish.

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Athena

Athena The Goddess war, wisdom and the crafts is represented
in this metallic lilac linear holo polish.

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Apollo

Apollo the God of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing,
plague, music, poetry is represented in the bronze with a hint of rose gold metallic polish.

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Artemis

Artemis The Goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals is
represented by a hunter green jelly polish with scattered holographic glitter.

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Dionysus

Dionysus the God of the grape harvest, wine making and wine,
of ritual madness and ecstasy, is represented in the grape grey linear holographic polish

Why I have been away!

So for this past month and a half I haven’t really even thought of writing in my blog or really doing anything with my blog. Now that being said the reason behind my lack of posting, is I opened an indie nail polish shop!! I’m super excited to be going in this direction and hope with everything that it is successful! I look forward to this journey and I hope that everyone will join me! Let’s paint all the nails!

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Coming up this week will be swatches of my part 1 of The Residents of Mt.Olympus series along with a giveaway that my amazing sister in law and I have been working on ( Me making the polish her hosting the giveaway )