Monday, April 30, 2012

My NYC haul or Bang went the money

Hi everyone!

Here I am, back from my trip to the States! Can't believe how quickly time passed by and I was a bit sad when I had to leave because I really had a good time over there. The first 4 days I stayed at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories on Long Island. It is an incredibly nice place, I can already see myself working there after my PhD studies, haha. It is the first university I know that has its own beach and fitness room. The weather was great, warm and sunny but unfortunately I spent most of my time in the auditorium as I was there for a scientific meeting. Yet I had lots of fun. 
Afterwards I went to New York City and what can I say? I am really impressed, I haven't seen anything like this before! Such a huge, loud and busy city but people there were friendly and nice. I had a blast going sightseeing and shopping over there. On my way from Long Island to NYC I stopped by at Ulta in Queens where I did the most damage to my wallet.... Oh wait, that was actually at the Apple Store in Midtown but that is a whole different story. So here I put together some shots of what I got at Ulta, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and Ricky's. Prepare for some more bottle spam after the jump!


Friday, April 27, 2012

I am back & Giveaway winner

Good afternoon everyone!

This is just a quick note to let you know that I am back from my trip to the States. I just returned a few hours ago and I am feeling really groggy. Guess the jetlag just hit me... But as promised I am announcing the winner of my 200 Follower Giveaway today aaaaand the winner is *drumroll* Edna M. who has just been notified by email. She now has 48 hours to reply before I will pick another winner. Congratulations and thank you everyone for participating! 

I would also like to welcome all the new readers who found their way here through my giveaway. It's been a little quiet here those past two weeks but that is because I was on holiday.
So everyone prepare for a massive NYC shopping haul post to come up ;) All those beauty stores made me go wild a little, haha.

OK and with this I am heading back to the couch probably falling asleep again. Have a great Friday!

<3 Sabine

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Some good news & some bad news

Hi everyone!

So first the bad news: I will be on a two weeks hiatus from now on... 

The good news: I am spending the upcoming two weeks in the USA :D I am sooo excited already! First I am going to Long Island to attend a conference to present my work and after this I will stay in NYC for a couple of days. Whooot, I cannot wait! This is my first trip overseas and I hope the flight will be good and the jetlag won't be too bad... Apart from that I am looking forward to sight-seeing and of course shopping over there!

Hopefully there will be some free WiFi available so I can post or tweet some photos. If you want to stay updated on my trip follow my Twitter account (@mypolishstash) or Instagram (username mypolishstash). 

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I will be back in the end of April and there will surely be some haul post coming up ;) I will also announce the winner of my 200 follower giveaway when I am back so go and enter for a chance to win the Essence Crystalliced polishes if you haven't already.

Until next time,
<3 Sabine


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Whimsical Ideas By Pam - Hatched

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I finally have for you the manicure I had initially planned to wear on Easter. Didn't work out that way due to lack of time but shortly after the holidays I finally put this nail polish on. This is another indie polish called Hatched made by Pam from Whimsical Ideas. I am in love with her creation, it is perfect for Spring.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

a-England - Dragon

Good evening everyone!
The Legend begins with a kingdom tormented by a fierce monster who nests at the land's spring. In exchange for water and peace, the beast was fed virginal maidens, chosen by drawing lots. 
This refers to Dragon from a-England's The Legends collection. This fierce monster is a really pretty one though. Dragon is a mossy green with a copperish shimmer and a subtle holographic effect.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"200 follower - (almost) 1 year blog-aversary - I'm going to NYC" Giveaway!

Howdy everyone!

And wow, I just woke up this morning seeing my blog has reached 200 followers via GFC. This is awesome, thank you so much everyone for following ! Your support really means a lot to me and seeing all those people who are interested in the stuff I am blogging about is like the icing on the cake!

Well, I know it seems like everyone is doing a giveaway lately and still I decided to jump on the bandwagon and host one myself. I just feel like the circumstances and the time is right for it ;) It's not only that My Polish Stash has reached 200 followers but it is also my 1st year anniversary here (well, almost as I published my first post in June 2011). Aaaand to make things even better I am going overseas very soon! I am going to New York City - first for work and then for a few days off and I am so excited already! I have never been to the US but I am sure I will have a blast! :D

So to celebrate all this a little I decided to give away one of my favorite Winter collections from 2011 which is the Essence Crystalliced Limited Edition. Usually I am not a fan of neutrals or nude polishes but this collection really sweeped me of my feet! So I thought my readers might like this one just as much as I do. To enter this giveaway simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below.

This giveaway is open internationally. It starts on April 10 and ends on April 25 12:01am EST. You have to be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be announced and contacted by e-mail on April 28.
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PS: Rafflecopter does not seem to like my layout so I changed it to another layout and now it works. My Polish Stash will be back to its usual layout after the giveaway!

<3 Sabine


Monday, April 09, 2012

Easter Manicure & Review: Nostalgic Lacquer - Blane over OPI - Planks A Lot

Hi everyone

and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great time celebrating Easter and those who did not celebrate hopefully had a great 4-day-weekend! We did not really celebrate Easter but yet I enjoyed the time with families and friends that goes along with it. And of course I did some Easter themed manicure this weekend. Well, it didn't turn out as Easter-ish as I had planned. Due to lack of time I dismissed my plans to wear a pretty pastel yellow glitter polish and went with a layering instead. Don't worry, that pastel polish will be painted onto my nails any time soon as it is just perfect for Spring *teaser* 
A while ago I ordered some polishes from Nostalgic Lacquer, another independent polish brand, and when they finally arrived I couldn't wait to try them on. So my "plan B" Easter manicure was Nostalgic Lacquer Blane over Planks A Lot from OPI.


Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter!

I am wishing a happy Easter to everyone who celebrates and a happy Sunday to those who don't ;) Have a good time either way!

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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Bring on the bling: Essence Color & Go - Gold Fever

Hi everyone!

Today I have for you a swatch of one of the new Essence Color & Go shades for Spring/Summer 2012. It is called Gold Fever and it is a clear base loaded with golden microglitter and small round golden glitter. The golden glitter is speckled with small red glitter. If I see right it even is square red glitter and there seems to by some red microglitter as well. See for yourself and read on after the jump!


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Dollish Polish - Team Salvatore over Catrice - Bloody Mary To Go and NfuOh - 132

Hello everyone

and happy Wednesday!
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you might have seen me posting all those nail mail pictures of indie polish brands lately. What can I say, they're all so gorgeous! I keep stalking Etsy to not miss the re-opening of the stores because all those swatches on other blogs make me drool over those polishes. One of those brands that really got me hooked is Dollish Polish. She makes custom nail polishes inspired by movies, TV series or music. While I was browsing her shop I saw a polish named Team Salvatore and I instantly knew I needed this in my life. Not only because I love The Vampire Diaries but also because it is an awesome glitter polish! As it is glitter suspended in a clear base this one is made for layering. And to match the vampire theme and the colors of Team Salvatore I painted it over red and black. 


Monday, April 02, 2012

I've been tagged! 11 Questions & One Lovely Blog Award

Happy Monday!

Today I have a different kind of post for you. I have been tagged by two lovely bloggers recently and now I finally have the time to do it. Jacqui from The Scholarly Nail tagged me with the "11 Questions About Me" tag and Marisa from Polish Obsession nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. The rules for the 11 Questions Tag are:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus add eleven questions for the  people you have tagged to answer
3. Choose eleven people and link them in your tag
4. Go to their page and tell them
5. No tag backs
6. You legitimately have to tag

And for the Lovely Blog Award:

Link back to the person you got it from
Tell seven things about yourself
Give the award to ten bloggers

Since both are similar, I decided to do them both together. So if you want to know more about the person behind My Polish Stash read on after the jump!

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