Monday, September 15, 2014

PREORDER Give Up The Ghost - Halloween Collection

Hello lovelies! Anyone who knows me or follows me knows I LOVE Halloween. Can you hear my squeal of excitement from there?? Why am I so terribly excited? Because I have another awesome Halloween collection. Last year's collection was inspired by the most amazing Halloween movie ever, Hocus Pocus (collection still available only on spellboundnails.com). This year's collection is inspired by probably the second most awesome Halloween movie ever ... I think it ties with Nightmare Before Christmas for second favorite but that's kinda Halloween and Christmas.

But ... Casper!! I am so proud and excited to introduce you to the Give Up The Ghost Collection.

Pre-sales: 9/15-9/22
Pre-orders will ship after 9/22
Full release: 9/27

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Do you see? Do you see?? Isn't it awesome??? There are 6 polishes, each one inspired by one of my favorite scenes, quotes, or things about the movie ... and 5 of them glow in the dark! It's practically a rainbow of glow!


Here is where you get to choose. You can either immediately run to spellboundnails.com and preorder these beauties (because you know you want to!) or you can continue on the road of discovery with me and see more of these polishes. I warn you now it's heavy on the image. ;)

Still here? Okay, moving on!


This is Unfinished Business. It's an earthy, hunter green polish with a gorgeous green shimmer that glows green in the dark. Can any Casper lover seriously say they didn't love the part in the movie where Kat and Casper trick the ghostly Carrigan into admitting she has no unfinished business? Nothing to tie her to Earth?


Pinky Promise is a bright bubblegum pink crelly with white and holographic black hexes and holographic black triangle glitters. This polish glows yellow in the dark.

Boo is a glitter topper but glitter topper just doesn't do this polish justice. Awesome topper? Still doesn't come close! It has holographic orange, holographic green, fuchsia, black, and a sprinkling of white glitter in hexes, squares, dots, and skulls! Inspired by that moment the human Casper turns back into a ghost, gives an awkward laugh, and questioningly says Boo? and everyone at the party goes running. I thought this moment was a perfect way to wrap up this year's Halloween collection. :) Boo is shown here over Unfinished Business.


Can I Keep You? is a lovely warm purple with banana yellow stars and hexes and orange shreds. This polish also glows purple in the dark. What person doesn't know the inspiration for this one? Most people who grew up during the movie's release or had a child of viewing age knows this question! Casper whispers it to Kat as she falls asleep and then again as the human Casper dances with Kat.


Get An Afterlife is a beautiful baby blue with holographic blue and black hexes, holographic silver squares, and fuchsia dots. This polish glows bright baby blue in the dark. The inspiration is more the slogan for the movie but I still think it fits perfectly ... and it makes an amazingly beautiful polish. :)


Instant Primordial Soup Mix is a red/orange jelly with holo orange glitter that glows orange in the dark. That long (fun looking) ride to the Lazarus machine and our first glimpse of the formula that brings back the dead - and Casper's words that it's basically an instant primordial soup mix - is just brilliant! And is what inspired this polish.

Anddd that's all folks! What do you think? Have a favorite of this collection? If so, let me know in the comments. ;)

Until next time,
Ashley


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW Spellbound Nails Charity Triplet

Hello lovelies!! Good morning, good evening, or good night ... wherever you might be. :) I have some new polishes that released yesterday on spellboundnails.com.


As you can see these are charity polishes! $2 of every bottle sold will be donated to the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue. Buy a bottle and $2 will be donated, buy a duo and $4 will be donated, buy the full trio and $6 will be donated!!

I was contacted about donating some polishes to their upcoming silent auction happening during this year's Bully Bash ... animal lover that I am, I took it 10 steps further and donated a few of my best selling polishes and custom created these beauties.

Since they are the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue it was mentioned that a Chicago Bears inspired polish might be a good fit. So I created the Bear Down Duo. You can buy these polishes individually as well, and each charity polish will come with a custom created vinyl bulldog in place of my usual holographic heart stickers (while supplies last). ;)




This is #1 Fan. It's a navy blue creme with a gorgeous blue shimmer.




This is the other half of the Bear Down Duo. Da Bears is a matte orange and white glitter topper.



And last but not least is Bully For You. This is such a fun color! When asked about creating a bulldog inspired polish Jody immediately said neon green because it's wild and wacky like the bulldogs. I took that idea and ran with it! Bully For You is a lime green jelly with a red/fuchsia shimmer and chunky iridescent flakies. Wild, wacky, and fun. It looks great alone or can be layered for even more fun. I especially love how it looks layered over black.

To see these polishes in action and read the review, head on over to Over the Top Coat.

Info on the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue and the upcoming Bully Bash:

The Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR for short) has been helping bulldogs and their families for almost 8 years. They are 75 volunteers strong and have rehomed over 600 amazing bullies. And because of the downturn in the economy over the last few years, an unprecedented number of bullies are being surrendered. Thankfully, due to their large number of volunteers they have risen up and become a hopeful beacon for many dogs in need! But they can't do it alone. On average, it takes about $900 to get just one bulldog ready for adoption so any amount, whether small or large, means everything to these dogs. It helps feed them, find them homes, give them life saving surgery. It's a cause very near and dear to my heart.

The Bully Bash happens Saturday October 4th at 11:00am - 6:00 pm so mark your calendars! If you're not in the area, CEBR said no problem this year! You don't have to attend the Bully Bash to bid on silent auction items. You'll be able to see a full catalog of items available in advance and bid against attendees during the Bash online. 
https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?vhost=cebr

Until next time,
♥ Ashley

Monday, September 1, 2014

Autographed Make-up by ONE DIRECTION Giveaway

*This post was sponsored by Brandbacker.

I am so, so excited to be posting today because I have something amazing to share with you. The wait is over! As of 8/11, you can get One Direction’s Markwins International makeup kits in Macy's stores in the US ... and through this giveaway!! Yes, I said giveaway. Excited yet? Did I mention the giveaway is for a Looks Collection set autographed by the band??


About the Collection:
“The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!



Take Me Home


Up All Night


Midnight Memories

Find out more on the Makeup by One Direction Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection


Tags To Use For Social Media
#makeupby1D
#thelookscollection
#markwins

This giveaway is for US & Canada only 

*This post was sponsored by Brandbacker.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Back to School Sale

Maybe you're going back to school, maybe your kids are getting ready to go back, maybe you just like a good sale. But let's be honest ... are you realllyyy ready without some nail polish?


Use the code BACKTOSCHOOL for 10% off any order and help me clear out some old stock so I have room to finally bring in some new polishes! The code expires 8/18, no minimum purchase required. Enjoy lovelies. :)

This code will also work on my Etsy and my Storenvy shops but stock is limited there and you won't be able to buy any of the discontinued or seasonal polishes except on our new site - spellboundnails.com. So definitely give there a browse first.

Until next time,
Ashley

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SWAGBUCKS EXCLUSIVE: $5 for ALL is BACK! [US, CAN, UK only]

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If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, now's your chance. Among the many ways to get gift cards by earning Swag Bucks, you can also earn Swag Bucks for every dollar you spend shopping online via Swagbucks Shop & Earn -- which comes in especially handy during this back to school time when you're buying supplies and clothes for the new year. Shopping online via Swagbucks gives you access to all the major online retailers and big box stores, including Target, Walmart, Staples, Amazon, and more (stores vary for members in Canada & UK)!

The good news doesn't stop there because here's an even bigger reason to earn Swag Bucks while shopping online: a bonus 500 SB (a $5 value in addition to your earnings)! Here's how to get your $5 bonus: If you sign up for Swagbucks through my link here anytime between August 6th - September 6th, and make a purchase of $25 or more via Swagbucks Shop & Earn, you will get a 500 SB Bonus! That's enough for a $5 gift card, in addition to all the Swag Bucks you earn from your online shopping purchase.

Please note that you bonus will be credited only after your Shop & Earn Swag Bucks are credited, which can be up to 35 days after the date of purchase. Also please note that this special bonus is only available for new SB members who sign up through my link.

To get started, all you have to do is sign up through me here, and start shopping with Swagbucks Shop & Earn. Not only will your summer or back to school shopping be hassle-free (think: no long lines at checkout, no tired feet from shuffling from store to store, the perks go on & on), but you'll also earn SB for every dollar PLUS a $5 bonus to go towards gift cards. For official rules, see below:

Receive 500 Swag Bucks (approximate retail value $5 USD) (“Credit”) when you sign up for a Swagbucks.com account via an applicable referral link and make a purchase of $25 USD or more through the Swagbucks.com Shop & Earn webpage between 12:01 AM PST on August 6, 2014 and 11:59 PM PST on September 6, 2014 (a “Qualifying Purchase”). Offer valid for new Swagbucks.com accounts only. Credit will be issued to your Swagbucks.com account within thirty-five (35) days of your Qualifying Purchase. Limit ONE (1) Credit per person. This offer may not be transferred; cannot be redeemed for cash; and cannot be combined with other offers. Prodege, LLC reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue this offer at any time, for any reason or no reason, with or without notice. Valid only in U.S., Canada and the U.K. Void where prohibited. Subject to the Swagbucks.com Terms of Use and Privacy Policy found at http://www.swagbucks.com/g/terms and http://www.swagbucks.com/g/privacy, respectively.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Feeling Patriotic - The Americana Collection

It's collection time again!! This time I take inspiration from the upcoming 4th of July and the national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, to bring you the ultimate Americana Collection. :)

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This collection has a little of everything. 2 glitter toppers, 2 shimmered holographics in red and blue, and a creamy white crelly with red and blue glitter.


And did I mention how amazing they look together? I used all 5 to create this amazing mismatched mani - perfect for any patriotic holiday. It is seriously easy too! This is 2 thin coats of Star Spangled on my middle fingers, 3 thin coats of Rockets Red Glare and Twilight's Last Gleaming with one thin coat of Home of the Brave and Bombs Bursting in Air over each respectively.

Stick around to get a look at each polish. :)


Twilight's Last Gleaming is a blue holographic with a chunky blue shimmer. It dries to a matte like finish so a top coat is a must to really bring life back.


Bombs Bursting in Air is one of those very simple polishes that manages to be something amazing! It's a mix of red, white, and blue stars and bar glitter with a dose of rainbow colored shimmer. I am reminded of fireworks exploding in a night sky every time I look at this. Shown here over Carbon Copy from The Neutrals creme collection.


And here is a close-up of how it looks over Twilight's Last Gleaming. That shimmer is just to die for!!


Star Spangled is a creamy white crelly with red and blue hexes and stars that is just sheer enough to showcase every piece of glitter. Shown here is 2 thin coats. The key is keeping your layers thin so you show glimpses of the previous layers glitter. :)


This may look familiar to those of you who have been with me from the start. This is the reformulated Miss 'Merica that was tucked into orders around the 4th of July last year. Now going by Home of the Brave, this polish is a perfect fit for the Americana Collection. It's a mix of red, white, and blue glitter with blue stars. It adds a patriotic touch to any polish. Shown over Hearthstone from The Darks creme collection.


Last but no where near least is Rockets Red Glare. This one is so hard to photograph, and I really didn't manage to capture the true awesomeness of this polish. It is a red holographic with a fine red shimmer. I direct your attention to the mismatched mani at the top of this post as it really shows a lot more of its shimmer and shine in that pic. This polish also dries to a matte like finish so a top coat will really help add shine and sparkle. :)

If you stuck around through the whole post - congrats and I hope you enjoyed the Americana Collection. Do you have a favorite from this collection?

And here's a bit of real life news if you stuck around. One of my nieces just turned 16 yesterday. Where does the time go?? For the first few years of this little girl's life I helped raise her ... so I'm really feeling old. 


Until next time,
♥ Ashley

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Spellbound Nails Cremes and Holo Toppers

Hello lovelies! I have such exciting news to share with you. Having my own website, where I could sell all my pretties in one place without all the horrendous fees Etsy tacks on, was one of my goals for the new year. AND I DID IT!! I worked tirelessly and 6 months later my new shop is up and ready for orders!

Spellboundnails.com will now redirect you to the new website so come check us out.

Did I mention we open with 5 new creme collections and 2 new holographic toppers!!! So many polishes, so little time so forgive me while I spam you with nail polish pics ... lots more after the break so keep reading. :)




The Darks are deep, dark cremes perfect for any Spellbounder. Based around witchcraft and magic ... whether real or make believe.