Above & Below: Cosmo brand polish in Under the Shade. I love this color!
Our winner in the Body & Soul October Contest is none other than fellow blogger, Kris! Kris has the fabulous Kris Primps! blog and has made mention of going on a low-buy, although I haven't seen any signs of that yet! I'm just kidding Kris, congratulations! I used Random.org to choose the winner and the lucky number was 6. Let us know what you're planning on using your Victoria Nail Supply gift certificate for and which polishes Yen sends you for the discontinued/hard to find portion of the prize. I did ask her to include my NOTD polish I used yesterday, Viva La Vespa, as one of the selections, but I don't know what else she has in mind.
The polish I'm showing you today is a brand called Cosmo and there is little information about them online. I've only seen them at a very shady nail salon in my town...one of those places that I have a little apprehension about when I go in, but I usually manage to come away with a few good finds, so risking my life is always worth it. I've managed to pick several of these up over the years and I absolutely love them. They apply perfectly in 2 coats, dry quickly, and have a rather unique finish. This one is called Under the Shade and it's a rustic red shimmer with a blackened base. The shimmer is so fine that the finish almost becomes foil-like or metallic when it's dry. I found one site that sells them online, but I don't know anything about them so I can't advise you to purchase these from them. I have heard others talk about randomly coming across them in small nail salons, so if you ever see one, I'd suggest picking it up to add to your collection.
Last week I did a review and contest with Tarte Cosmetics on my blog and I received an e-mail from them about a great contest they're having. The Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package of Tarte Cosmetics worth $1,250.00 and the 2nd and 3rd Place winners will each receive a $200.00 Tarte Cosmetics Prize Package. It just takes a minute to sign up and there's no purchase necessary. When I entered, I also received a code for 20% off my next order. The contest ends 10/31/09 and here's the link if you're interested.
Today's my husband's birthday, so I'm off to wrap presents and make his requested dinner. He doesn't ask for much and puts up with all of my nail polish and make up obsessions, so I figure it's the least I can do!