Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Charity Polish

The April Charity Polish is now available at spellboundnails.com in both full size and mini bottles!!

Racing Into Our Hearts is a butterscotch colored holographic polish with midnight flakies inspired by the stunning beauty of the brindle greyhounds. A portion of every sale will be donated to Allies for Greyhounds in honor of April being National Greyhound Adoption Month.

*I apologize but my nails are in such bad shape right now! Not even my faithful Biotin can stop them from breaking so these pictures were taken while wearing fake nails. That said, I'm not all together displeased with them ... a little better sizing and some more shaping and you might be seeing fakes on me more often. They certainly make fore some pretty pictures. :)

Friday, March 14, 2014


Who's ready for a HUGE SPRING SALE??? This kind of sale doesn't happen every day at Spellbound Nails so share it with all your friends!!! :)

Pick your store and don't forget to use the codes below! You don't want to miss this sale!!!
Storenvy: www.spellboundnails.storenvy.com

SPRING10 = 10% off any purchase
SPRING15 = 15% off orders of $15 or more
SPRING20 = 20% off orders of $20 or more
SPRINGFREE = free shipping on orders over $40
** Codes expire midnight EST 3/20 **

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Spellbound Nails New March Releases

Today was a big release day for Spellbound Nails. For those of you who missed the St. Patrick's Day presales, The Drunken Leprechaun Duo is now fully released and available in full size and mini bottles as well as individual bottles - Lucky Charm and Magically Delicious.

Credit: 4Boys 1Mom Lacquer
Many thanks to Jennifer of 4Boys 1Mom Lacquer for her lovely swatches. Head over to her blog and see the equally amazing nail art she did with these polishes.

You can also visit Natalie of Over the Top Coat and Jolene of All Glazed Over for more wonderful swatches and St. Patrick's Day nail art.

You can now get the Spring 2014 Collection as it is up for presale until 03/08. It fully releases 03/20. (Full Size | Mini)

And, last but not least, today was the start of my new monthly charity polishes. $2 of every bottle sold will be donated at the end of the month to the charity that inspired the polish. This month the charity is the Wounded Warrior Project. Put Yer Camo On is a camouflage inspired glitter topper. Mini bottles are $6.50 and full size bottles are $10. What could be better than making a donation to a great charity and getting a bottle of polish in return??

Are you on polish overload yet? If you're not and you want to see more Spellbound Nails polishes you can head over to Fairly Charming and see the wonderful swatches Stef recently did of 5 of my glitter toppers!!

Until next time,
♥ Ashley

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Won't You Be My Valentine | Nail Art & Outfit

I'm a little late posting but my weekends are usually really busy. Still, better late than never right? This post covers not just my Valentine's Day nail art but also my V-Day outfit. :)

I have no significant other this year so I went out for dinner with family. I felt a little pathetic but we had fun and ate some good food. We left early so it wasn't really dinnertime and beat the crowd. However, this meant I had very little time to get ready and do my nails so I went really simple. I used 3 quick coats of My Own Sweet Valentine scented rose and added a holographic heart as an accent. Those of you who have bought my nail polish will recognize this as the heart that goes on your bottle's cap. It worked perfectly and didn't crinkle or pull up when I added a layer of top coat!

All simpleness aside I think my favorite part of this mani was the way it glowed in the dark.

Now for the outfit part of this post. While attempting to take a simple outfit pic my Labrador, Shiloh, kept wandering into the shot. She usually hates pictures so I really couldn't resist snapping a few while she was so willing. :)

I'll start with my outfit so you can wander off afterwards ... though I'm going to believe you're evil if you don't want to see my cute pup. :p

The top and polka dot jeggings are from Boscov's. Both I managed to pick up on sale. The jeggings just last weekend for about $5 (originally $40!!). The cami is from Walmart, and my much beloved boots are from Zulily.

So, what did you wear for Valentine's Day (outfit, nails or both)?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Day Scarf Giveaway WINNER

The winner of the Valentine's Day Scarf Giveaway has been chosen and has accepted her prize. So congratulations to ...

*drum roll*


Take a moment and wish Petra a congrats.

And don't be sad if you didn't win because I'm already planning another giveaway, so stick around.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Vintage Valentine Nail Art

Woohoo, more V-Day nail art! Today's mani is by far one of my all time favorites. I just love vintage-y nail art for Valentine's Day... anytime really. This mani is just so simple but still so elegant. :)

This mani was done with polishes from my Valentine's Day collection (Victorian Romance) and a little help from Born Pretty Store rose decals. I started with a base of My Own Sweet Valentine with an accent nail of Parchment & Lace. Once MOSV was dry I sponged on some Cheeks Tinted Red and a little more MOSV to really blend it together. The shimmer on this gradient was insane! I used top coat on Parchment and Lace and then used a Born Pretty Store water decal. (These decals are only $0.88 right now! Plus if you use the code BPS2014 you'll get 15% off sitewide! I say these are more than worth every penny!!!)

The decal was so easy to use. Just cut it out, dunk it into water (warm water if it's winter) for 10-15 seconds and the decal will slip right off the paper and be easy to position on your nail. I lightly wet the nail and placed the rose. I used a paper towel to blot the excess water and then gently used a finger to press the decal down, getting rid of wrinkles and bubbles until the decal dried completely. Then I topped it with more top coat and it was perfect!!

I couldn't resist trying the glitter of Love & Devotion over the gradient. It's nice, but I found I preferred the simplicity of the gradient alone.

What's your go-to nail art for Valentine's Day?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine's Day Rope Scarf GIVEAWAY!!

This is non-nail related, but it's a giveaway!! I mentioned on my Facebook page that I had found a scarf tutorial on YouTube, that obsession took over and that I was suddenly overflowing with scarves. I made a mention of maybe hosting a giveaway (or 2) but never expected such excitement! So here's the giveaway!!

This is a very simple infinity rope scarf that I wrapped and tied for easy on and easy off. It's as simple as slipping it over your head and 'fluffing' the front to get it to lay just the way you want. I had no trouble getting it on and off this way; however, if you're worried about this, it is an infinity scarf and carefully cutting the tie holding it together will let the scarf unwind so you can wrap it on yourself.

Giveaway Starts: 12:00 AM EST 29th January 
Giveaway Ends: 12:00 AM EST 3rd February 

Winner will have 24 hours to reply to the winning email. If winner doesn't claim their prize by replying a new winner will be chosen. 

Giveaway is open internationally. However, before entering be sure your country accepts the shipment of clothing. It will also be up to the winner to pay any taxes and fees their country may impose on such shipments.

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