Beautyburg's Spring Giveaway! Win The China Glaze Crackle Collection And A Basket of Fun Spring Beauty!!!!

Our spring giveaway!

Hello beautiful!  Spring is almost here, so why not celebrate with a basket of beauty booty?!  Enter for a chance to win our Spring Giveaway Basket!  Marlowe arranged it himself.

To enter is easy!  Just fill in your email.  Subscribe to Beautyburg for extra chances to win this basket!  Really up your chances of winning by Liking us on Facebook or subscribing to our YouTube channel.

The Beautyburg bunny will mail this to your door!  

Win the complete China Glaze Crackle Collection and more! 

So what's in this basket of goodies?
Burt's Bees Natural Manicure Set (see below for what's in the set)
China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish in Black Mesh
China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish in Broken Hearted
China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish in Cracked Concrete
China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish in Crushed Candy
China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish in Fault Line

China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish in Lightening Bolt
Claire's 6 Piece Mini Nail Set in Pastel
Claire's 6 Piece Mini Nail Set in Rainbow
LA Color Style + Art 3D Nail Stickers - 2 sets
Maybelline New York Express Finish in Blue Brilliance
Maybelline New York Express Finish in Lilac Luster
Revlon Scented Nail Polish in Beach
Revlon Scented Nail Polish in Ocean Breeze
Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Cloud
Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Electric
Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Orchid
Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Fly With Me
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Purple Pizzaz
Wet n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Lust
Plus some yummy Easter candy treats all in a festive spring basket.

 These colors would look cute with Crackles over them!

The contest ends April 15, 2011 at 11:59pm PST!  It's open to international friends, and you must be 18 or older to enter (or get permission from a parent).  Winner will be announced  the weekend of April 16th and will have 48hours to respond. 
Please only one entry per person!  Thank you all for participating and coming to check out Beautyburg


Get Red Hot With CND for Valentine's Day - Just Red and Red Sparkle Effect - Photos and Swatches

 Does this say amour to you?

I know it's cliché, but what is better for Valentine's Day than red nails?  As much as I love all the weird darks, blues, greens, greys, purples, there is something refreshing about putting on a classic red shade. 

Creative Nail Design has put out a duo for Vday called Red Hot.  It holds one classic red nail polish and one ruby red glitter CND Effect.  Just Red, is just that, a straight up primary glossy red.  The application is so smooth, and the color isn't overwhelming.  The overall result is a glossy, wet looking finish.  Red Sparkle, is a CND Effects shade, that you can put over any color.  I want to try this over black, but over Just Red, it's a pretty perfect combination.  I own a few of the CND Effects and find them handy to have in my nail arsenal.  They are great for jazzing up a blah shade or refreshing a 2 day old mani with a shiny new topping!

 Just Red.
 Just Red.  Just classic.
Just Red with Red Sparkleon top.

Red Hot duo is available where CND products are sold.  Check their website for salons and locations.

What's your Vday mani going to be this year?  Do you like classic reds?

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips - Laced Up - Tutorial - Our First YouTube Video!

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Laced Up

New Year and new stuff at Beautyburg!  We created our first video on YouTube.  I had to create a video for Sally Hansen Salon Effects.  This is a drugstore version of nail polish strips, like Minx and Incoco.  The cost is $9.99, which is similar to other brands, but the advantage is that the distribution of Sally Hansen is much more accessable.

The reason I wanted to create a video tutorial for these was mainly because I had no idea how they worked!  I had never applied a dry nail polish strip before, so I thought that I couldn't be the only one.  I hope it's helpful!

 The box.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects come in a variety of shades and patterns.  There are neon shades, glitters and printed patterns.  Each box comes with 1 application and contains: a mini nail file, a cuticle stick and 16 nail polish strips. 

 The contents.

Prep: file and shape, then buff.

Wipe nails with nail polish remover.

 The finished product.

I personally found the process a little labor intensive.  For $9.99 for 1 application, you could go to a salon and get a manicure.  But I loved the funky patterns, and I received a compliment almost every where I went.  Sally Hansen claims up to 10 days of wear, but I found it was closer to 5 before tippage and peeling took over.   I would recommend this for a special occasion or if you want to try nail art without the hassle of Konading or attempting freehand. 

Watch our video here!

Do you think Sally Hansen Salon Effects are worth the effort?  Do you like patterned nail polish?  Would you like to see more videos from Beautyburg?