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I'm just a rockabilly gal with a huge passion for makeup, nails, beauty, pin ups, eBay shopping, red, and fluffly stuff. I also love my man and our little family. I'm a Wife, a mother, and beauty school student. I'm pretty busy these days but promise to share my best ideas for nails, hair, and makeup!...

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your long weekend so far!  First, I want to apologize for my extreme lack of posts these past few weeks.  Second, I would like to thank each of you for sticking around and or beginning to follow me even with my lack of posts.  As you may know I am getting married soon, once the wedding has passed and things have settled down around here... I will have some new posts for you guys and hopefully a blog sale.  I am busy this weekend preparing the house for some house guests arriving later this week and doing last minute wedding stuff.  

Exactly one week from today I am marrying my best friend!  I can't believe the day is almost here... I couldn't imagine my life without him at my side.  I truly can't wait to call Mr. M my husband!


Monday, May 16, 2011

New Page/Update

Hello everyone!  Hope you are doing well and I'm sorry for being MIA recently.  Things are truly starting to get hectic around here with the wedding so close.  Anyway, I added a new page to my sidebar.  There were some mixed opinions on my poll about book reviews.  So I decided my best option was to add a page and when I add to this page I will make a small post so those of you that want to read it can check it out.  Sound good!?

My weekend was spent cleaning the house since it will most likely be my last chance to clean it in its entirety before the big day.  I was able to somewhat organize my stash and I am a bit overwhelmed at how much I have!  I didn't realize how many polishes I have accumulated over the past however many months.  With this said a lot of them are untrieds, so my mission is to start swatching soon.  I have nail wheels to help me weed out dupes, etc.  So, I am hoping I will be able to have more posts soon while I start to swatch all my polishes and finish organizing them.  Depending on how many polishes I have dupes of or just don't like on myself, I might be able to do a small blog sale.  I will keep you all posted on this.  I am hoping to be back within the next two days with a real post.  

Thanks for reading!

PS - Don't forget to enter my giveaway! :)


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sometimes Sweet Camera Giveaway

I know I said I would only post giveaways on my giveaway page, but this one is amazing.
Danielle at Sometimes Sweet is giving away a Samsung SH100 Camera on her blog.
I have been reading Danielle's blog for at least a year now and it is definitely one of my favorites.
If you haven't checked out Sometimes Sweet yet you need to.

Giveaway Ends May 16th. 
To Enter Go {here}.


Friday, May 6, 2011

25 Followers Giveaway!!!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to let everyone know that the posts might be even more scarce in the next few weeks, because my wedding is only a month away!  But, once that has passed I should be able to start having regular posts.  I will still be posting periodically until then.  I apologize for this, I hope you can forgive me and will still read my blog!  Anyway....

As promised I am having a giveaway for reaching 25 followers!  I'm so excited to share this with you guys and appreciate every one of you that have been reading my posts!

I have decided to have 2 different prizes... 1 prize for USA followers and 1 prize for international followers.  I recently read that a fellow blogger got nailed with an $800 fine for trying to ship polishes internationally.  I can't really take that risk, but I still wanted to do something for you guys.  So I have done something a little different for my international followers, but don't fear it is still nail related!

Here is the prize for my followers in the USA.

From left to right:
Wet & Wild Top Coat, NYC 133 Purple Pizzazz Frost, NYC 118 Big Money Frost, 
Sally Hansen Prisms Pink Pearl, SH Prisms Diamond, SH Prisms Star Dust, LA Colors Silver Nail Art Polish

Here is the prize for my international followers:

Included in this prize are 4 packs of nail art stickers and 2 packs of full nail 'polish' stickers.

Rules for the Giveaway:

1.  Must be a follower of my blog. (new followers welcome!)
2.  Must be 18+ or have parents permission
3.  Only fill out the form once
4.  Each person is able to get a total of 8 additional entries
5.  Giveaway will end Friday June 10th at 11:59pm EST
6.  Winner will be chosen with a random number generator
7.  Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to reply
8. To get extra entries: 
~ post in blog or sidebar
~ add my blog to your blogroll
~ tweet about my giveaway using:  
(RT) @polishedobsess is having a 25 follower giveaway, visit apolishedobsession.blogspot.com

For the extra entries to be valid, you must provide a direct link to your post/tweet.

All products are new and purchased by me.

**Please fill out the form below. Comments will not be considered entries.**


Thursday, May 5, 2011


Recently I had the opportunity to do a swap with a fellow nail blogger and new friend.  Emily found me on MUA and I am so glad she did! :)  I loved everything I received in the swap.

Here is what I received!

Check out her blog Live.Laugh.Love.Lacquer.  

I can't wait to try these lovelies out!  I didn't have any Eyeko polishes before this, so I am super excited to try them.  I also only had a couple Joe Fresh polishes from a previous swap and can't wait to try these ones out either! :)  

Is there any of the polishes you would like me to swatch first?

Thanks again Emily! 


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Orly Fowl Play Collection Preview

This summer Orly is releasing a new collection that I am starting to fall in love with the more I look at the pictures!
It will be released late June in Australia and worldwide later this summer! :)

What do you guys think?


Born Pretty Store

Born Pretty Store is having a contest where they are giving away a complete set of their crackle polishes.
You simply have to "Like" them on facebook and share the contest on your blog, twitter, facebook page, etc.  Then share the link back {here}.

Also, if you already like them them on facebook they are giving away some free Hello Kitty stickers.  Go to their site and order the stickers via paypal using the promo code: FBLIKE

Freebie, Start till we get 3500  likes on Facebook


Monday, May 2, 2011

Soaking Off Acrylics

As many of you might know, taking off acrylic nails the right way is a long and tedious process.  In the past I would always rip them off because of this, even though I fully knew the proper way to take them off was to soak them in acetone.  Every time I did that I would regret it because my nail beds would hurt for about a week afterwards.  This time I decided that I was definitely taking the time to take them off the right way.

Here is my process:  

First you have the supplies - pure acetone, a container (I wouldn't recommend using the bowl manicures are done with, the acetone started to eat the plastic - use a glass one!), cuticle oil, metal cuticle pusher, file, 4 way buffer, cotton pads, hand towel (not pictured).  (PS - didn't use the q-tips)

Here is what my nails looked like before soaking.  Before you begin soaking,  I would recommend putting some cuticle oil or cream on your finger tips around your nails, so the acetone doesn't dry them out.

Once you put your finger tips in the bowl, place a towel over the top, this helps keep the smell down.

I soaked my nails for about 15 minutes and the acrylic started to come off.

Every 15 minutes use your pusher to scrape off the acrylic that is soft.  I used the flat end of this pusher.  Make sure you do it one nail at a time and leave the others soaking, because they will start to harden as soon as they hit the air.

Here is a better picture of the acrylic that is coming off.

After about an hour soaking the acrylic was fully off and my nails looked like this.

I'm super impatient at times and was sick of soaking off my nails after an hour of soaking the first hand.  I had saw that a company makes acrylic soak off wraps, which are essentially a thick cotton pad on a square of aluminum foil.  I decided to try to make my own with what I had on hand and see how it worked.

This is what I used.  The cotton from round cotton pads you can get at Sally's.  They have a little plastic tab on the back so you can take off polish without getting your manicure messed up.  I cut the pads and aluminum squares to fit my fingers.

Soak the pads in acetone, place it on your nail, and wrap your finger tip in foil.

This is what your nail should look like after about 15 min.  
Do the same thing with this method as you do the other.  Every 15 min scrape off the acrylic one finger at a time.  Put foil wrap back on (can reuse wrap a few times).  

This method seemed to take about half the time as soaking it in a bowl did.  I would recommend trying this method.

Here is what my nails looked like after I filed them down with a crystal file, used a 4 way buffer (lightly on my nails since they were already a bit thinner), and put a coat of strengthener on them.

I left my nails square to try to give them a bit more strength.  They weren't much thinner than they usually were, so I left them a bit longer and just put strengthener on it.  Sadly, they have started to rip again at the nail  line like they always do.  I plan on leaving them for a few more days and trying out a gel overlay on them.

Hope this helps some of you that might have acrylics on and want to take them off.

Thank you for reading!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Weekend & 25 Followers

I hope you all had a great weekend.  I had planned to post about taking off my acrylics this weekend, but due to my Bridal Shower and another party we had to go to today, I didn't have time to work on it.  I will be back tomorrow with that post!

Also, I have officially hit 25 followers!  Thank you guys so much for reading, though it has been slow so far!  I will go out and get some things for the giveaway soon and post the giveaway this week.

Thanks for reading!