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Bling It On! With Hpnotiq: Submit Your Glammest Nails Now For A Chance To Win

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Hello Readers! Today I am sharing with you a beauty contest by the brand Hpnotiq! From now until July 28th, 2013, you can enter to win amazing prizes by showing them how you GlamLouder in Hpnotiq’s GlamLouder: Bling it on! Contest and Sweepstakes. For each two-week challenge their is a theme such as glammest nails, makeup, and overall look. Entries for this contest can be pictures of your own or pictures you find online.

Here are the fabulous prizes up for grabs!: One year of mani/pedis worth up to $1,200, a $1,000 gift card to Sephora or Ulta, and a chance to win the grand prize…a trip for you and three friends to go shopping with a celebrity in L.A.!! The grand prize winner will star in a professional photo shoot for the chance to be in a real Hpnotiq ad!

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Right now, the Glammest Nails Challenge is going on, so be sure to enter soon, because the entry period for glammest nails ends at 11:59:59 a.m. EST on June 30th! Hpnotiq wants you to show them your glammest nails, nail art, or nail finish that you have either done or seen on the Internet. And the best part is that you can enter as many times as you want! They are choosing 4 lucky winners to receive manicures and pedicures for a year worth $1,200!

There are two ways to enter…

  • You can enter through their website here.
  • You can enter through twitter by following @hpnotiq here
  • and tweeting them your picture using the hash tag #GLAMLOUDER.

    Here is an example entry from my website:

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    I chose Zoya Liberty as my GlamLouder nail finish because it has the pixie dust finish, and I think that it is very glam.

    I am so excited to have shared this with you and don’t forget to enter!

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Hpnotiq.

    Swatch and Review: Zoya Liberty

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    Zoya Liberty is a beautiful, bold blue from Zoya’s Summer Pixie Dust collection. For the Summer collection, Zoya has really stepped it up with bolder, brighter, more pigmented polishes. Each is bright, colorful, and perfect for summer. Plus, what could be better than glittery, matte brights? Liberty in particular is so pretty in the bottle, though when applied to the nails and “mattified,” it is stunning.

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    Zoya says…“Zoya Nail Polish in Liberty can be best described as a blue sugary sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Sparkle formula.”

    Color Family: Blue
    Color Finish:PixieDust, Metallic Matte Texture
    Color Intensity:5 ( 1=Sheer – 5=Opaque )
    Color Tone: Cool, Neutral

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    Here are some instructions to apply Pixie Dust polishes from Zoya.com:

    Do not use a base coat or top coat.
    Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish.
    Allow product to dry completely in between layers for full effect.
    The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry down completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!

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    Pros:
    -Unique Finish
    -Pretty Color
    -Fairly Inexpensive
    -Dries Quickly

    Cons:
    -Doesn’t last a super long time (due to not using top coat)
    -Stains your nails*

    *I don’t have a picture of this, but Liberty specifically was very pigmented, and therefore, using only glue for a base coat, it stained my nails horribly. It left them extremely blue, so I don’t recommend using this polish without a base coat or with the PVA glue base coat.

    Grade: B-

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    You can buy Liberty here
    You can buy the Summer Pixie Dust Collection here

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    Nail Art: Pink Flowers to Match My Dress!

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    I recently bought a super cute new dress for a party I was attending, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do a new nail design. (I will put a picture of the dress at the end of this post). So I painted pink flowers with green leaves over the nude polish, Zoya Farah. Farah was the perfect nude polish for this design, because it is a light shade of tan and it is extremely smooth and creamy,which made for a great base for the flowers. Overall, I love how this design came out, and I think it represents the dress well. I just love to get inspiration from fashion for nail art. Where do you get your inspiration?

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    I used:
    Nail Magic Nail Hardener
    Seche Clear Base Coat
    Zoya Farah
    Pink Acrylic Paint
    Green Acrylic Paint
    Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

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    And here is a picture of the dress!:

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    Swatch and Review: Nina Ultra Pro Cobalt

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    Nina Ultra Pro Cobalt is a very pretty blue color that I bought specifically to match a dress for a party I had to go to. It reminds me of Essie Butler Please, although I don’t have Butler Please to compare, they are very similar. In addition, I bought Cobalt for only $4, while Butler Please is around $8. So if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to Essie Butler Please, Nina Ultra Pro Cobalt is definitely the polish for you. Although, Cobalt is a bit sheer and needs a few coats to be completely opaque, which is why there is a bit of VNL in the photos that I didn’t notice before. But overall, the polish is good quality. (Especially for $4)

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    Pros:

  • Lasts Long on Nails (with top coat)
  • Beautiful Cobalt Blue
  • Dupe for Essie Butler Please
  • Very Inexpensive
  • Good Quality Formula
  • Nicely Shaped Brush for Easy Application
  • Cons:

  • Slightly Sheer (creates the need for extra coats)
  • Grade: A

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    You can buy Nina Ultra Pro Cobalt here
    You can buy Essie Butler Please here

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    P.S. I am going to be attending Generation Beauty by Ipsy in L.A. Saturday June 1st, so expect pictures soon!

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    Swatch and Review: Zoya Godiva

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    Zoya Godiva is the third polish in the Zoya Pixie Dust Collection. It’s a very pretty, sandy colored polish. And of course it’s a pixie dust so it is glittery and matte! This polish is perfect for work, because it is glittery and fun, but neutral and somewhat conservative. I wasn’t sure that I would like this polish as much as I did, because I tend to like bright colors better. So if you are like me and love bright colors, but you need a more conservative polish for work, than Zoya Godiva is perfect for you.

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    Zoya says…“Zoya Nail Polish in Godiva can be best described as a soft nude with a sugared sparkle, in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.”

    Color Family: Nudes, Beige
    Color Finish: PixieDust, Metallic Matte Texture
    Color Intensity: 5 ( 1=Sheer – 5=Opaque )
    Color Tone: Cool, Warm Neutral

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    Pros:

  • Pretty Soft Nude Polish
  • Perfect for Work or School
  • Affordable
  • Dries Fast
  • Dries Matte for a Unique Glittery Look
  • No Need for a Top Coat or Base Coat
  • Cons:

  • Doesn’t Last as Long as Typical Zoya Polishes Because you Don’t Use a Base Coat
  • Hard to Remove (because of the glitter)
  • Texture can be a bit Irritating
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    Here is some information from Zoya.com how to apply Zoya Pixie Dusts:
    Do not use a base coat or top coat.

    Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish.
    Allow product to dry completely in between layers for full effect.
    The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry down completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!

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    You can buy Zoya Godiva here
    You can buy the Zoya Pixie Dust Collection here

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