13 Oct

Beauty & Butter Cebu Review and Giveaway

Beauty & Butter Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by Beauty & Butter.
My review of their salon is based on services I paid for myself.
All opinions are my own. 🙂

It’s giveaway time!!!!

Beauty & Butter is graciously sponsoring a giveaway for my lovely followers in Cebu. One lucky lady will win a 500 peso gift certificate to spend at their SM City Cebu branch. The rafflecopter for entries is at the end of this post. Read on for my review of Beauty & Butter.

Beauty & Butter Review

Like many nail hobbyists, I’m not really into giving myself pedicures. It’s just awkward and hard to bend that way. Ya know? So occasionally I need to go salon hunting. I recently needed a pedi and decided to try out Beauty & Butter, and I was so, so, so happy with the service there. Let me tell you why…

The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable about their products and services. I thoroughly enjoyed discussing nail art with the ladies there and sharing some tips and tricks. They have many types of nail art available upon request. I was thrilled to see that they sterilize their tools between clients. Clean tools may be the norm elsewhere, but many, MANY salons in the Philippines still do not sanitize their tools which, in addition to just being gross, can spread fungus and infections.

Beauty & Butter

The decor of the salon is fun, and they offer many services from facials and waxing to nail art and gel polish. They also sell several brands of imported polishes if that is what you are searching for—Zoya, OPI and Ruby Wing just to name a few.

The manicure/pedicure services do cost more than they do at most salons I have visited. Honestly though, I don’t visit salons very often. You can see their price list here. But for me, it is worth it to know that my nails are in safe (and properly sanitized) hands when I go get a pedicure every now and then! Say “NO” to fungus and infected cuticles! Say “YES” to sanitized tools! Props to you, Beauty & Butter! Thanks again for sponsoring this giveaway!

The Giveaway

Now on to the fun part! All of my followers in Cebu are welcome to join.
The giveaway will be live until
October 24th at 12AM. One winner will be selected to win a 500 peso gift certificate to be claimed and used at Beauty & Butter SM Cebu Branch only. Please read the terms and conditions for full list of rules. Good luck to everyone who enters!

You can connect with Beauty & Butter via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Beauty & Butter Giveaway

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31 Jan

The Nailinator joins ColorMeSoCrazy’s Make Me Pretty Giveaway

Hi gals!
Just a quick post for you today to let you know about this huge “ColorMeSoCrazy” giveaway. I’m contributing a prize too. You get an easy entry if you like my Facebook page so go to the end of this post for the rafflecopters to try your luck! There are lots of great goodies up for grabs. There are prizes are for US and for International residents too, so everyone has a chance. Yay! You have until February 28th to enter. I wish you the best of luck! Prize list and rafflecopter widgets are after the jump.
Spread some joy and have a great day!

Ok ladies!! Here we goooooo. As you all know, I hit 1000 blog followers lately and I am celebrating!! I have 38 wonderful ladies working with me to give you some of the HOTTEST prizes out there!! Ok, so without further ado, your sponsors AND PRIZES!! See the Terms in each Rafflecopter for all the rules!!


Be sure to fill out the appropriate rafflecopter. The first one is for US only. The second is for EVERYONE!! So, if you are in the US you may fill out both!!
Printcess Makeup
Leesha’s Lacquer
Philly Loves Lacquer
Bitten By Books
Weird Stuff in My Desk
A Charming Time
Patroozie’s Polishes
Lacquer: The Best Medicine!
Linda’s Polish Emporium
Miss Mani Monster
Plump and Polished
Don’t forget to check the terms and conditions in each rafflecopter and good luck!!!
04 Nov

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple over San San Red Gleam

Hello all!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted much this week. Everyone has been extremely busy around these here parts and that leaves little time for my nails. It’s a sad story I know. But it’s all for a good cause and I did actually get to do my nails a couple of times. I went with simple but pretty looks. I just haven’t had the time to sit down and get them up on the blog. This next week promises to be a bit less hectic so hopefully I’ll be back to my old routine. (Fingers and toes crossed!)

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple over San San Red Gleam with bow charm accent

I started off with two coats of San San Red Gleam. I don’t really get why they named it Red Gleam since it really looks just like the shade in the picture. More like Dark Pink Gleam. Ha! Anyway, I was kind of dissapointed in the formula for Red Gleam . It applied easily enough and I had high hopes for it’s opacity. But even with this being a dark color that passed the “brush test”, I still had a few thin spots after the second coat. It’s only really noticeable in certain lighting. I went ahead and stuck with two coats as I topped it off with two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple which was easy as pie to apply. Come to think of it, I have made my fair share of pies and it was actually MUCH easier than pie. Just sayin’!

As you can see, for a finishing touch I added a bow to the accent nail. I’m still not too crazy about 3D nail art so the bow will have to grow on me a bit. But my 4 year old loves it. According to him, “The one without the bow is not good at all. But the bow is great!” So we’re going to go with the recommendation of my 4 year old… this time.

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple over San San Red Gleam

What do you think? This was so easy to photograph and It’s very pretty and shiny.

By the way, my joint giveaway with Blooming Nail Cebu ends in 12 hours. If you haven’t joined yet, you really need to. Just look at all these goodies up for grabs. And it’s open internationally! Good luck! I can’t wait to see who wins!

Blooming Nail Cebu Giveaway

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08 Oct

Giveaway time!!

Hey gals! I’ve got a treat for you today.

You know all those hints I’ve been dropping the past month or so about a giveaway in the works? Well today is the day it goes live and I hope you will ALL enter!!!
Blooming Nail Cebu has graciously provided some goodies for a giveaway and I’ve provided some as well, so together we have some great prizes up for grabs I hope you like them!
Before I give you more details about the prizes let me tell you about the rafflecopter I’ve got set up. You will have to enter your location before you get to the extra entries options because I have to know where you live to know which prize you qualify for. Then you can earn entries for liking Blooming Nail Cebu’s FB page and by following me and my blog in different ways. When I select the winners, the first entry that comes up from each group (US, Philippines, and International) will be the winner. My parental units will be heading to Texas atthevery beginning of November and have offered to mail the USwinnertheir packet from there so I can afford to send it. 😉 The other prizes will be shipped from Cebu, Philippines.Good luck to you all!a Rafflecopter giveaway


The prizes:

One winner in the US will receive 6 Oh My Golly polishes from their Crystal Sand collection (Opal, Peridot, Indian Red, Hematite, Emerald and Citrine) which are some of my all time favorites, a 12-color pack of square gems, 2 sheets of nail art stickers, 2 sheets of water decals, one roll of nail art striping tape, and one sheet of the same nail foil I used in my last mani.
We also have a prize that will go to one lucky winner from the Philippines! This prize pack includes two wheels of neon studs (two different sizes), a 5-pc. dotting tool set, 4 sheets of nail art stickers, one roll of nail art striping tape, one tub of flocking powder, and one sheet of the same nail foil I used in my last mani.

One international winner will receive 10 sheets of some awesome water decals. For the record, this prize only contains these sheets as mailing bulky items is cost prohibitive. But, I think you international folks will enjoy these a lot.

22 May

Oh My Golly! It’s my birthday GIVEAWAY!

Since my birthday was this month I decided to do a little giveaway!

I had planned on setting this up earlier this month but I had some difficulty figuring out shipping options. The extremely sweet Meann of MyOnline Shop offered to help me out so I will be able to have this open internationally after all! Yay! Thanks a million Meann. Y’all should check out her shop. She has some great polishes and stamping/nail art stuff and she is super nice!

Anyway, on to the giveaway! Here’s what is up for grabs. The OMG Crystal Sand collection is made locally here in the Philippines. They are some of my personal favorites in my stash and I figured you all might enjoy them too! See them in action here, here, here and here.

Left to Right: Quartz, Indian Red, Emerald, Hematite, Peridot, Opal and Citrine

I’d like to take a moment to say a big “Thank you!” to all of you who follow me, like and comment on my blog, Bloglovin’ and Facebook page. I am so excited to see more and more people interested in my nails. 🙂 I appreciate each and every one of you! Good luck to you all!

Take note:

  1. Must be 18 or older (or have parental consent) to enter.
  2. These are brand new bottles of polish up for grabs.
  3. Although this is open internationally, the winner is responsible for any import taxes to be paid on their end.
  4. Giveaway closes on 6/8/13 at 12am.
  5. I will check and remove any false entries. Please be real.
  6. If prize is lost or damaged in the mail, I will not be able to provide a replacement.

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