Friday, May 17, 2013

Current Jams!

(Photo found from HERE)

A Boston, MA based band, founded in Sept of 2007. Fredua Boakye (Vocals) does things with his voice that makes me weak in the knees. Bad Rabbits fuse futuristic R&B and post-rock for a slick one-two punch. You have to smile and be happy when you hear them!

This five-piece band originally played in the Boston-based band The Eclectic Collective, which in 2007 they reworked and renamed Bad Rabbits.

The band took most of 2008 to write, record, and experiment with new material. They self-released a four-song demo that Fall titled “The Bad EP.”

In Spring 2009, the band entered the studio with producer Jayson Michael Dezuzio to record their debut EP “Stick Up Kids.” The album was completed in Fall 2009 and released independently that December.

Now, May 14, 2013 they released their latest album, "American Love"

View their YOUTUBE channel!

My favorite current jam from American Love!

( Various information found from : Wiki, Facebook, Tumblr )

Happy listening!
Sara//Tomboy Nails

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Getting Dirty with Tomboy Nails

I am very excited today to be starting off the changes coming to Tomboy Nails with a post about growth and new beginnings!
What am I talking about?
Well, in case you hadn't heard by now, things will be changing around here at Tomboy Nails. I've decided to start sharing other aspects of my life! I will begin blogging about food, animals, household things, outdoor adventures/activities, beauty products, and so much more!

My first new post is to share with you my "dirty deed" from a few weeks ago! (This post has been in my drafts because Blogger was giving me problems with pics for some time!)

I currently own about a dozen house plants. How they keep surviving, I'm not sure, as I'm not the best at remembering to water them as often as they need. But I'm guessing it doesn't hurt that every year we like to re-pot them, giving them new soil, and if necessary, a  new pot to call home! We also add an extra boost to the soil when we re-pot them, by adding some rooting powder to encourage new growth!

This year, we wound up using two types of potting mix simply due to having a bag left from when we adopted two new plants a few months ago. If you're like me, and sometimes forget to water your plants when they need it, the Moisture Control soil is wonderful! It helps hold in moisture, and protects from over-watering. (Never been my problem , hehe!)

You can find all of these products at your local Home Depot store, or online at

I am sure you can also find these products, or similar ones, at your local gardening or hardware store, sometimes even your local grocery store!

3 new babies on the right!

 Check out how big that snake plant is!!

My aloe is the biggest, we often trim its tips because they bow under the weight of being so big!

Of course I had some help from Mr. Tomboy Nails, and my pretty girl Theia!

What do you do to get your house ready for spring?

Sara//Tomboy Nails

Sunday, May 5, 2013

New Beginnings Giveaway!!

I am super excited to be having yet another giveaway! I decided to start this one early, in part to celebrate the new changes that are happening to Tomboy Nails!

I am happy to announce that there will be a total of FOUR winners for this giveaway! Three from U.S.A and one will be an international winner! Two prizes from myself, and a prize each from Manicured Mommas and An Irish Nail Polish Addict

An Irish Nail Polish Addict will be hosting the prize for our international giveaway. In order to keep suspense up, and truly make you international fans wonder what sort of goodies she has for you...


Both of my prizes consist of a whole bunch of different products for your enjoyment!
Above: Wexler Acnescription Starter Kit (Retail Value over $25), mixed cosmetics/samples, Model City Polish, Butter London Polish, Wet N' Wild Polish, 365 Days of Color miracle cuticle balm, nail decorative glitters, scented spray on sun protection, hand sanitizer.

Below: True Blue Spa Sunless Tanning lotion, mixed cosmetics/samples, Julep Polish, Chirality Polish, hand sanitizer, nail decorative glitters.
 (Try as I did, even resaving the photo in different ways and all sorts of things- The second photo refuses to come in facing right side up. Grrrr)

The Prize from Manicured Momma? Another Surprise!!

Onto the entries!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note terms and conditions within Rafflecopter, and if you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to email me :

Good Luck!! Ends 05/17/2013

Tomboy Nails

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blue Holo Comparison: Chirality CU2+ VS. Elevation Muztagh Ata

I am super excited today to share with you my first ever comparison post! 
I received both of the polishes quite recently, having swapped for the Elevation, and bought the Chirality with a recent sale they had! They arrived within a few days of each other. If you've noticed anything so far about me and nail polish, you notice that I love two things most of all:


Upon their arrival, one night I'm sitting on the couch just holding them in my hands, admiring the beautiful color and trying to decide which, oh which pretty should I wear this evening? As I keep ogling the sparkles catching in the lamp, I realize, HEY- THESE LOOK PRETTY DARN CLOSE IN THE BOTTLE! I wonder how they look next to each other on the nail...?

Thus, my first comparison was born.

My first photo is to show them both in their bottles, outside in direct sunlight, in all their glory. Here you can truly see the difference in color. I'm sure you'll think, "Wait, you thought these were close enough to possibly be dupes? You're crazy girl!!"
 But wait until you see later pics!

As you can see, both appear to be super holo- you can see the rainbow reflecting like crazy! But in direct sunlight, CU2+ is definitely a much darker blue, close to A England's "St. George" to my untrained eye,  where Muztagh Ata almost looks like a sea blue.

The next two photos I have to show you are taken indoors, at night, under artificial light. This is when they appear to be closer in the blue color spectrum, at least to my own eyes.

On my fingers: Index and Middle fingers is Elevation "Muztagh Ata", and on my Ring and Pinky fingers is Chirality "CU2+"

And these final photos were taken outside, in direct sunlight. Again, Index and Middle: Muztagh Ata. Ring and Pinky: CU2+.

There are no dupes here! Chirality CU2+ is much more visibly holo both in shade, light, and indirect light. If you prefer a more subtle holo, such as for work, or to just be a bit more low key, then Muztagh Ata is the blue for you! But if you want to show off that sparkle, and love a deeper shade of blue, snatch up CU2+ now!

Both of these polishes are available through their makers still. Elevation polish only stocks 2x a month, but Chirality is always full with stock! You can sign up for email updates from Elevation, and check out Chirality's Facebook page HERE for updates on new polishes, sales, etc.

You can find their shops here:

Thanks for reading!
xo, Sara//Tomboy Nails

**These polishes were purchased or swapped for by myself for my own pleasure. All opinions expressed are my own, and in no way influenced by another party, nor necessarily a shared opinion of anyone reading.**

Friday, March 29, 2013

I'm Back!! Meet Ruby White Tips "Gemini"

 I'M BACK!!!!! BOY have I been busy! I'm sure you don't care about the boring details of puppy training, and snow storms every week which have kept me away this long... so let's get right back into things! 

I'm back today with a brand new (to me) brand called Ruby White Tips! 
Laura, the creator, reached out asking for any brave souls to try some upcoming releases! I replied, and was sent this beauty named "Gemini" that is part of the Kaleidoscope Collection she is releasing TOMORROW! (03/30/2013) Other ones coming out include: Gracelyn, Amethyst, Dangerous Trick, and Capricorn!

 Outside, no editing/filter:


 Inside, daylight & artificial light:

  Inside, daylight & artificial light:

  Inside, daylight & artificial light:

There aren't enough words to share how much I enjoy this polish!! It has all my favorite colors, and depending on how you look, the angle of the sun, etc - it changes!

I used 2 coats with topcoat, and accented with Femme Fatale "Star's Lament" on my ring finger. I had this on for FIVE DAYS- no chips. Gotta love it. Super easy removal as well!

20% off** code valid until April 30, 2013:
**Not good on Mystery bags or the collection!!**

Sara // Tomboy Nails

 **This product was sent to me for review. Opinions are my own**

Thursday, February 21, 2013


GUESS WHAT!? GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! I teamed up with lovely host Cosmetish and other blogs such as Cosmetic Sanctuary , Enchanting Cosmetics, and more! We are counting down to Spring! Head here to enter:

The giveaway lasts 2/20/13 - 3/20/13!
Plenty of time to get your entries in! 

My prize will consist of:
  • Full Sized Bath & Body Works "Paris Amour" Shimmer lotion
  • Femme Fatale polish "Shadowsong"
  • 365 Days of Color sample Cuticle Balm "Lily of the Valley"
  • (2) Containers of Glequins (white and green)
  • Nail File
  • Striping Tape

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pretty & Polished: Pinkie Pie

Happy Tuesday!

I am excited to be sharing with you one of the new (re-released from last year) Limited Edition Valentine's Day polishes from Chelsea at Pretty & Polished! 
I was sent a sample mini for review. Mine arrived a little later than we anticipated as some of my mail still tries to go to my old address, and I had to wait for this pretty pink glitter polish to get forwarded to me!

Packed full of different shades of small pink hexes, small pink bar glitters, and fine holo-looking glitters.
I took a few photos in different types of light to try and show how it looks throughout your day. I hope you enjoy!

 I layered two coats of Pinkie Pie over L'Oreal's Butterfly Kisses, and Essie's Blanc as an accent nail. Photo above is in early morning direct sunlight. So sparkly!

 Mirror photo is of course inside, under house lighting.

 This photo was taken in the afternoon in direct sunlight.
And finally, again, under house lighting.

You can find this polish, and many other Valentine's Day treats, from her Shop or on Etsy!

Happy Shopping, and thanks for reading!

Sara//Tomboy Nails

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pretty & Polished: Hameau of "Save the Dauphine" collection

Good afternoon!
I am super excited to show you a sneak peak at one of the upcoming polishes in the "Save the Dauphine" collection from Pretty & Polished!

I chose Hameau because of the beautiful colors and I also wanted to try an almost nude, creamy white-ish base instead of my normal white based polishes I go after ;)

"Save the Dauphine" collection is inspired by Marie Antoinette. Hamea of this collection was inspired by Hameau de la Reine, a rustic retreat in the park of Chateau de Versailles. Containing many meadows, lakes, streams, shrubs and flowers, it is the best known series of rustic garden constructions built at the time (1783.)

Hameau by Pretty & Polished is a beautiful off white base, with a tiny hint of shimmer to it. Filled with small green and purple glitters, it is simple yet eye-catching. 

 All photos were again taken in direct sunlight, with no editing outside of adding my name to them.

 I truly love the combination of colors, and it certainly does make me think of something earthy and flowery with the greens and purples. I absolutely love it!

Application, like most of the polishes I've gotten from Pretty & Polished, was super easy. I didn't have to fish for glitters, or do any dabbing to ensure even coverage. Because they are small enough glitters, they spread out easily and with only one coat of topcoat, they felt smooth to the touch.

You can find this polish, along with the rest of the collection, as of January 16th at Pretty & Polished's shop.

Happy shopping, and thanks for reading!

Sara // Tomboy Nails

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pretty & Polished: True Blue Duo!

Good Afternoon lovely readers! 
I am a few days late, but as promised, here is a look at some new beautiful polishes from Pretty & Polished!

I ordered the True Blue Duo, which is available now in her shop, and a mini of Hameau, one of the polishes in the upcoming "Save the Dauphine Collection" to be released on January 16th, 2013. I will share with you photos of Hameau in my next post, due by tomorrow the latest ;) Pinky Swear!

Pleasantly tucked in with my order was one of her very own nail files! If you haven't looked at the shop recently, you really should! There is so much more than polish that is slowly coming into the shop, like cuticle balms, hair accessories, jewelry, and soon makeup! I can't wait to try more items!

The True Blue Duo is beautiful alone as separate polishes, or paired together. Completing the duo is a deep blue scattered holographic jelly, and a gorgeous blue glitter topper. 

First, the blue holo jelly. Called "Sea Spray."

When I first laid eyes on it, to be honest, I thought of the new Picture Polish "Cosmos"- with such a beautiful navy blue base color and such gorgeous sparkle, how could I not? But honestly, after putting this on my nails, I haven't even given that other polish a second thought and removed it from my wishlist. 

Sea Spray applied SUPER easy- this is roughly 2 coats, topped with Hong Kong Girl fast dry topcoat.
The next set of photos are all taken in early morning direct sunlight- no editing outside of adding my name to them was done.
Depending on the light hitting it, it looks deep navy, or a bright almost neon navy blue <3
And just LOOK at that rainbow holo sparkle throughout!!
 I hit my ring finger as an accent nail with one coat of the glitter topper to shake things up a bit ;)

Next, the glitter topper! Called "Bubbles."
This glitter is packed full of different shades and shapes of blue and iridescent glitters. 
Honestly, because of the gorgeous combination, and all the sparkly goodness from both glitter and holo base, I had trouble capturing the true beauty of this combo in true daylight. 
The next set of photos are also all taken in early morning direct sunlight- no editing outside of adding my name to them was done.

 They might be a bit blurred, but you can really see how they sparkle and shine together and it really catches the eye! I wore my nails like this for 5 days because I loved it so very much!!

These last photos I took under lamplight, showing you the indoors light and how the nails still are gorgeous!

The Blue Jelly holo certainly looks less vibrant in its holo-goodness, but it becomes this magnificent navy blue with a shimmer that makes me think of ballroom dresses and fancy evenings. Can't explain it any other way ;)

I hope you have enjoyed ogling these pretties as much as I enjoyed wearing them! 

Please check out the shop to purchase your own today! While you're there, if you spot any holiday ones you like, you can still get an extra 30% off them by using the code: "Xmas30"
Happy Shopping!

Tomboy Nails // Sara

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pretty & Polished - 10% off coupon code!

Good Afternoon (Or late morning..) my lovelies! I wanted to pop in real quick today to share with you an exciting limited time offer from Pretty & Polished! 

Right now, Chelsea is offering 10% off your order from now until January 4th at 12pm EST.

Use code: Blogger10 
For 10% off your entire order at


Later tonight I will have my post up featuring some new polishes from Pretty & Polished, so stay tuned! If you like glitter, holo, and all around sparkly goodness, you won't want to miss these pretties!

Sara // Tomboy Nails