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My absolute most favorite nail polish blogs and sites!

I really do keep up with a lot more than just these, but for months now at least, these have been my favorites that you MUST see if you haven’t yet!

favorite polish-related sites

my most favorite polish eye candy blogs…


Goodbye GFC :(


Damn them, this sucks! Here are some other options for us!

First of all, to keep up with your blogs, NetVibes has always been what I use! I love it to death!


You can customize it, but here is a screen shot of mine…

(Sorry to those on the left there who have a few unread… I’m still catching up from my trip!)

As for other ways we can “follow” each other and host giveaways, etc, here are some that I found and added a friend widget to on my sidebar. Let’s see which one takes off the most?

Are there others that you think are good? If so, let me know!


HelloCotton has a friend widget now too! Look on my right sidebar:
Join shimmerspark.com on Hellocotton

NetworkedBlogs – See friend widget on my right sidebar:
Follow this blog on NetworkedBlogs

FriendFeed – Also has a widget, on my right sidebar:
View my FriendFeed

Linky Followers – See widget on my right sidebar:
This one is a lot like GFC only with even more options! I’m liking it…


Here are other social networking sites I am on. Do any of these have widgets yet?



My lucky weekend!

Not only did I find my wedding dress, I won two blog awards!!

First, Olivia gave me this one! Click her name to see her blog, I love it and have followed it ever since I started mine.

The rules are:
Write 10 facts about yourself
Pass the award to 10 bloggers and let them know

I won’t say anything that’s already on my me page, I’d feel like I was cheating!
1. I go sailing with my Dad all the time in the warmer months… we learned how to sail together and now we charter boats ourselves! He does all the motor/enginey stuff though so I don’t really sail alone unless its a Lido or a Hobie Cat!
2. New Orleans is my favorite place in the world… the french quarter mainly, but I also love Oak Alley and all of those beautiful charming plantation homes.
3. I’m an infrared photographer, for fun. Its cooler than it sounds, look! → youreyesdeceiveyou.com
4. I am so obsessed with the UK’s Big Brother. Like seriously. I died when the finale happened and it was like a Davina funeral and I was like what am I going to do without this every winter and summer!? THEN I just heard last week that it is coming back! Another channel wants it and Davina won’t be there most likely, but the show is coming back! I wish the US one wasn’t so lame, the UK one is a real psychological experiment type of thing, they are evil.. and its entertaining! I actually liked the Australia one even more because BB was even more mean and evil, but that one is long gone.
5. I love James Taylor… sooo much that I’ve seen him almost every time he has come around on tour, unless it was a tour along with someone else. I always feel like the youngest person there, but I just LOVE him so much. No one else writes songs like he does, and that voice… and the steel string strumming… don’t know what I’d do without him.
6. Oh and I love The Doors so much that when I was a teenager it was almost like it was my religion. haha! I was at the VH-1 Storytellers taping! Everyone but Jim was there, of course, so it was one of the best nights of my life and it was just free… people came in from other countries and I was like uhh, I just drove here for half an hour, sorry, I feel bad now! I only got so lucky because I had traded some of my photos for Doors stuff with the guy who ran doors.com so he remembered me when he had some tickets to hand out.
7. I hate blue pens. If I buy a pen because its cute, I change the ink stick to black!
8. I can’t stand the sound of styrofoam scraping together, it makes me run out of a room!
9. I flew all the way to South Carolina just to see the White Stripes. Its so hard to see them, so I just did what I had to do but everyone acted like I was nuts, and it felt like such a normal thing to do! haha! I don’t even know if I’ll ever get the chance again either, so I’d never regret it.
10. I play with my iphone while I’m driving way too much. Its something I really think about everyday, just that I reallly need to stop.

Okay, now the fun part is that I get to give this to 10 of my favorite blogs! Here we go! I guess I can’t give them back to the people who gave them to me, but they are some of the most awesome, so don’t miss theirs either!

I love her blog! She’s so sweet and always taking the cutest pictures of the cutest creative nail designs and her bouncy balls!! 🙂

She has to be the best at nail *art* I’ve ever seen, and she does it so often and shows every step! Look at THIS one!

She does the CUTEST things with her nail polish!!

Look at this, its my favorite post of hers because I love baby chicks… click!

Super creative!

How can you not follow this one? Updates all the time and SO creative, something different all the time!

She was instantly one of my favorites. Creative and really hilarious! Cracks me up all the time!

Creative nails and she draws such cute things! 🙂

I didn’t know if I could choose between creative and stylish, she has both and LOTS of it!

I found this one on MUA and LOVE her nail blog. If you ever catch her youtube videos, she’ll have you cracking up… her and her boyfriend (or is it fiance after the spider ring? ha!) are so funny together!


Then, Jules gave me this one! Check her blog out too, its lovely and she’s soo sweet!

I’m sure you guys don’t need to hear the 7 more things about me, so let me just get straight to the awarding! Here are the 12 most stylish! 🙂

Her blog screams stylish… all of her swatches are so perfectly lit and crisp, and I LOVE her comparisons, I consult them ALL the time!

I don’t really need to even say why with this one, do I? She’s my favorite!

Just because she hasn’t been around doesn’t mean I can even think about passing her up, she has the best swatches I’ve ever seen.

Awesome swatches, close-ups, and comparisons!

I love how she shows us what polish looks like at every angle and up so close!

I don’t know why I never can get a comment form to show up, I always want to tell her how much I love her posts and can’t! Great swatches from every angle like I said about the one just above and has the cutest animal pictures too, did you see that baby bunny!? 🙂

My favorite part is her frankens!! She does it very often! She also has a lot of other nail art, I love it all.

Another blog with really great and clear swatches and comparisons, and she’s reallly nice!

It wouldn’t take you more than a second to see why I’d have to give her a Stylish award! She’s super stylish! 🙂

Love the swatches!

Always loved her swatches, I watched her flickr account before I found her blog!

I love her swatches so much, and she always has her nails so perfect!