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Mucking Magnificent Milestone GIVEAWAY!

I don’t even know if I have words to express how excited I am right now! This past week not only marked my two year water marbling anniversary but I also hit 50,000 followers on Instagram, 3,000 Likes on Facebook and 5,000 subscribers and 500,000 views on YouTube! In order to celebrate all these magnificent mucking milestones I knew I had to put together an EPIC giveaway to show my appreciation for each and every one of you that have taken the time to support me! You won’t believe all the brands that have contributed to this mucking giveaway, the prizes are INSANE, and there happen to be 11 chances to win! Thats right now one, two or three but ELEVEN PRIZES!



In the past couple of months the indie polish world has been bombarded by the epicness that is Pipe Dream Polishes a Night in Vegas collection created by the lovely April! Not only are these colors bright, bold and beautiful they are some for the best polishes that I ever tried for water marbling and I’ve created some of my favorite designs with them. Rainbow is after all my favorite color!



If you don’t have any ILNP shades in your collection here is your chance to change that! Barbra of ILNP has this knack for creating some of the most unique polishes I have ever gotten to try. From her many holographic colors to the ever-growing line of multi chromes she has done it again with some new colors made up of color-shifting flakes! I personally choose these four shades out of the collection from the 13 colors included as I felt they have the most color change to them



In the past year these easy to use nail vinyls have opened up a whole new world for the nail art community! From chevrons to lighting bolts, their creator Linda, is constantly adding new vinyls to her collection of stickers adding the ability for fast, easy and beautiful nail art to their users. I myself have been able to create some stellar designs with them. This variety pack includes so many different kinds of vinyls to it!



Two years ago I bought a lovely holographic set from my first indie brand, Lacquer Lust. I did a water marble with them, Jo graciously shared my photo and from then on my love for indie brands just kept rising. These holographic shades not only have amazing formulas to them but they work great for water marbling, something I haven’t been able to find with many other lacquers.



Thermal polishes give some of the most amazing gradient effects without having to do any of the work! The Queen of thermals, Katherine of Polished by KPT, has influenced and dominated the thermal market with her chic color combos. Along with her thermals, all the glittery combos she creates are so unique! Swatch credit: Lacquerloon, Pinpoint Polish and Lacquer Style



Glow in the dark polishes will forever have a place in my heart. The first one I got to try many moons ago was the infamous Day Glow created by Victoria of Serum No. 5. Her line of GITD shades are great for business during the day and partying during the night! Along with two GITD polishes this prize includes a shiny metallic holographic one coater shade that really does luxe so good! This prize includes three full size polishes unlike the photo pictured below.



This next prize is an essential one for any and everyone that does their nails. One of my least favorite things to do in the nail care process is file my nails. When I use a glass nail file, that dislike is greatly decreased. They file so much smoother then a regular one and it makes life that much easier. When you are finished up filing you must soak those cuticles in some oil. A easy way to do that is by using a cuticle oil stick which slowly drips out oil onto the attached brush. Great for next to bed or in your purse. Plus this one smells like tea tree, something that I use daily in my bodily health care.



Another essential item for the average nail lover is a great topcoat and one of the bes out there has got to be HK Girl from Jill of Glisten & Glow. This set below contains one of those amazing must have topcoats, one stuck on blu base coat, a cuticle balm, a cuticle oil roller tube stick and a nail file and orange stick.



Last of the polish prizes is this beautiful holiday trio from Missi of Different Dimensions. It just so happens this lovely lady is located super close to me! I still have yet to get to meet her, I must change that. From the colors to the names and the formulas to the themes of the sets she creates, her collections are always so unique! Swatch credit: The Polishaholic



Hmm what on earth could this be?! Well whoever wins it will be lucky enough to find out!


To enter fill out the rafflecopter widget. The more entries you fill the better chances you have at winning!

There are many ways to enter including:

-Following all nine contributors on Instagram including myself (1 entry each)
-Visiting all nine contributors on Facebook including myself (1 entry each)
-Sharing the giveaway on Instagram (5 entries) or on other social media platforms (5 entries): can be performed daily; use hashtag #muckingmilestonegiveaway on instagram (profile must be public for me to view entry); make sure to leave link in rafflecopter widget
-Subscribing to my YouTube channel Mucking fusser (3 entries)
-Following my blog via email (2 entries) or Bloglovin’ (2 entries)
-Liking my Facebook page (2 entries)
-Following my Pinterest page (2 entries)
-Water marbling and posting your nails; must be a new design posted after the giveaway was started (10 entries)
-Leaving a blog comment (5 entries)

The more you enter the better chances you will have at winning one of the prizes!

Please read all giveaway rules and regulations before entering.

1. Must follow me in some way: Instagram, Facebook, youtube, blog etc.
2. Must follow or visit social media outlets of at least one contributor.
3. I apologize but only U.S. and Candadian entries please
-if you are international and have someone to send you the prize that lives in the U.S. then you may enter.
4. Anyone can enter. Winners must be 18 years or older or have written permission from parents
5. Winners will be chosen by random. All entries will be checked and validated for those winners, if any are invalid then another winner will be chosen. If entrants do not reply within 48 hours of email notification then another winner will also be chosen.
6. Please do not enter if you plan to unfollow me or the contributors.
7. Any and all questions are welcome but please no drama or rudeness! I do not want to have to disqualify anyone for this reason!
8. Giveaway ends on December 30th 2014 at 11:59pm; all entries must be in before this time

Note: I have the right to validate and examine all entries. Only those that follow the rules will be admitted as winners.

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LVX Summer 2014 Nail Art

Provided for review

I couldn’t go without doing some nail art with the LVX Summer 2014 colors I previously reviewed as they are of great quality.

It’s been just too long once again since I have done a water marble but when these LVX Lacquers fell in my lap I knew right away I had to break out the cup and tape and get to work! Using Laguna, Lolli and Porcelain I created a striped water marble which totally reminds me of some sweet candy! If I had had a candy land board you would be getting some shots with it in the background because this mani is just super sweet!


I was also able to further review LVX’s Gel-like Topcoat as I wore this water marble for a whole seven days. The claim that LVX lacquers are chip-resistant is quite true, granted my nails are in a healthy state but some of the polishes I wear chip off within a day or two. This mani looks practically brand new besides my cuticles of course.


Going along with my recent love for stamping I used my new MoYou London Bridal plate 06 with Laguna. Porcelain was a great base to compliment this slightly bright blue.


Using Laguna as my base, a design from MoYou London Sailor plate 07 and decals from Serum No. 5. I was able to create my first nautical themed mani! The gold glitter is Cult Nails Walk of Shame and the gold on my pinky, which I also used the decals for, is Tillie Polish’s Golden Goddess. I’ll be sharing more decals from Serum No. 5 in the coming weeks!


Don’t forget to check out my review of these three LVX shades HERE.

You can find all these colors, the rest of the collection (which I now need) and the Gel-like topcoat on LVX’s website HERE. Also follow LVX on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for sales, giveaways and much more!

You can find the Anchors Away decals from Serum No. 5 HERE which come in many different colors!

Corynn <3


Serum No. 5 Neon GITD Review w/ Pueen Stamping

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Ah its feeling so great to have my mojo back! Today I have a bright and fun post to share with you consisting of three Serum No. 5 Glow in the dark Neons paired along with some fun Pueen Stamping using their new Encore plates which I love! With these neons I decided to use a white base to help them pop out a little more resulting in only needing one coat. They did also show full opacity in 2-3 coats.

I Gleam in Pink is an eye searing pink neon cream that glows and orangey-pink in the dark. This one had the least glow effect of the three I tried but under the black light it looked banging. This also had a textured finish due to the glow pigment but with topcoat it smoothed out nicely.

Serum No. 5 I Gleam In Pink GITD

Black and white were really the only colors that stood out nicely as a stamp on this bright color so I went with some black hearts using Cult Nails Nevermore and Pueen SE02A.


Serum No. 5 I Gleam In Pink

Solar Power is a yellow neon cream that glows lime green in the dark. The glow effect was very bright and was probably my favorite for this reason. Using this color over white helped with the application as yellows can be streaky at times.

Serum No. 5 Solar Power GITD

I used Rescue Beautys ‘Become One’ and Pueen SE03B for a sort of lemon lime type of feel. This is the manicure I ended with and am still wearing right now!


Serum No. 5 Solar Power

Orange You Sunny is another eye-searing color with a nice orangey glow to it in the dark. It glows a little brighter then what I was able to capture. Pair this with the other two colors and you’d have a perfect summer mani!

Serum No. 5 Orange you Sunny GITD

I wasn’t feeling most of the colors I tried to use over this shade so I settled with Cult Nails ‘Love at First Sight’ and some nice flowers from Pueen SE02A. I really loved the look of this under the black light!


Serum No. 5 Orange you Sunny

All in all I was impressed with these colors and their glow effect. Serum No. 5 does it once again with their GITD polishes! I love my growing collection of creams from them!

Serum No. 5 Neon Stamping

You can find all these Serum No. 5 colors on their site HERE. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on new colors, sales and giveaways!

I’ll have more reviews including products from LVX, Go Starch It, Pipe Dream Polish and Cirque Colors so be on the lookout for those posts!

Corynn <3


Serum No. 5 – Glowing Easter Nail Art

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Well I couldn’t go without doing a little bit of art with some of the new glow in the dark cremes from Serum No. 5 new spring collection! You may have seen a couple of them already on Instagram but I didn’t share some of the awesome glow pictures that make these shades really stand out among all the spring cremes being released out there this season. Check out my review I did of the whole collection HERE.

This combo of ‘Blue Blazes and ‘Glowin of Eden was perfect for the adult Easter egg hunt I went to last night, sadly I didn’t bring home any TV’s but I had lots of fun rocking these simple nails. I used Nail Vinyl’s for the angled chevrons and then just doted on some Glowin of Eden onto the lovely Blue Blazes.


Can you say super bright awesomeness?! These were the brightest glowing shades from the collection and the colors are just lovely!


In the recent months I have become a huge stamping fan. I don’t have too big of a collection but since I have been so busy lately stamping just makes for such a quick and easy way to have a banging mani. Using ‘Pure Glow Getter‘ as my base I then used MoYou London’s Aztec Plate 01 and Julie G’s Summer Cruise collection which work great for stamping. I matted them a put a little sparkle on using Lacuqer Lust ‘I Like It On Top’. 


Here is the glowing goodness of Pure Glow Getter. I almost like the way this mani glows in the dark more then when it doesn’t.


I used the Julie G cremes for this manicure as well with a base of ‘Blue Blazes. This kind of randomly came about as I was wearing Blye Blazes when the Julie G shades arrived and I couldn’t wait to see if they worked for stamping. I used MoYou London Sailor Plate 05 for the stamping design, I totally need more MoYou plates they work so great!


And of course Blue Blazes doesn’t disappoint in the glowing aspect. After coming back inside from being out in the sun for just one or two minutes makes your nails look so amazing and it doesn’t have to even be pitch black!


These shades just released yesterday and are available on at Serum No. 5 shop HERE.

Checkout Serum No. 5 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for release dates, sales and giveaways!


Serum No. 5 Spring Collection 2014 – Cremes and Glitters

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Now that was one long blog absence. I went a whole month without posting on here, can you tell I’ve been busy?! I keep telling myself it will all be over soon but the tests just keep coming and coming. Ahhh I totally needed an evening of blogging to help be stay sane. Thankfuly this post is a super awesome one as it consists of the whole Serum No. 5 spring collection from this year which I am totally in love with. Serum No. 5 specializes in glow in the dark polishes and this set of cremes and glitters takes the cake!

Blue Blazes is a light pastel blue creme that glows bright blue in the dark. This took 3 thin coats for opacity and was probably one of my fav from the bunch. The glowing effect is seriously out of this world. So bright and even with no charge! I was constantly looking at my nails when I had this on.



Laven Daringly Bright is a pastel lavender purple creme that glows purple in the dark. The glow effect on this one was a little more subtle then the others but the color is super pretty. Two coats for full opacity and my photos are without topcoat, super smooth finish right?!


Awesome Blossom is a a bright pastel pink creme that glows pink in the dark. The formula on this one was the best of the bunch, it took two lovely coats for full opacity. I love the name of this one as it reminds me of that LEGO movie theme song, which I play from time to time to cheer me up. For some reason I could’t get this beauty to glow for me, but I have seen some other ladies who have been able too and it looks amazing!


Glowin’ of Eden is a pastel sea foam looking green that glows a bright green in the dark. This was kind of streaky on the first two coats so I ended up using 4 thin coats for my photos. The bright glowing affect totally makes up for the formula on this one which isn’t too bad.



Silver Lining is a grey creme that glows blue in the dark. Two amazing coats, almost one, for this one of kind GITD creme. This dried very fast and has an almost matte finish to it. The glow affect is great for how dark the color is but all my photos were fuzzy. This was the first I swatched and I later figured out how to truly capture the glowing affects nicely.


Lights Out is a black creme with a slight shimmer that has a subtle dark blue glow in the dark. I used two lovely even coats for my photos but wasn’t able to get a good glowing pic as the effect is so subtle.


Pure Glow Getter is a white creme that glows white in the dark. This was for sure another fav from the glowing creme set. Opaque in two coats and the glowing effect on it is great! Check out a glowing pic on my Nail Art post using some of these polishes HERE!


Lilac It? I Love It has silver holo hex and purple micro glitter in a light purple crelly base. I like layering my crelly glitters over another color but this also showed opacity in 3 coats on a swatch sick and didn’t seem too thick. I layered one coat over Laven Daringly Bright which were pretty much made for one another.


Blushed and Flushed has silver holo hex and fuchsia and white micro glitter in a light pink peachy crelly base. I used one thin layer overtop of Tillie Polish ‘Bows and Bandeaus’. Quite a delicate shade, I can totally see myself wearing this to a wedding.


Some Bunny Loves You is a mix of light yellow and red-orange hexes, white and light purple circles and mircoglitter in a clear base. This polish also as a lovely shimmer throughout it’s base which I find always that special touch to a glitter topper. I used one coat overtop of Cult Nails ‘Manipulative’. I think this topper would look nice over a lighter green as well.


G.I. Miss You is a mix of emerald, green, light and dark brown hexes and micro glitter in a clear base that glows green in the dark. I used one coat overtop of Picture Polish ‘Beige’. Even though I’m not too much of a camp girl I loved walking around the house with this combo as the glow effect stood out so nicely!



This collection is totally banging! I love all the cremes and the glitters all applied nicely and the combos are beautiful! Serum No. 5 has seriously impressed me! This collection is releasing today April 18th on Serum No. 5’s website! I would definitely pick up a few of the cremes for yourself if you like glowy awesomeness. Pure glow getter and Blue Blazes are a must!

Have a look at my next post HERE where I share some art I did with this shades!

Checkout Serum No. 5 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for release dates, sales and giveaways!


Serum No. 5 Holiday 2013 Collection Review

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Well it’s official folks! I am done with this semester and oh man does it feel amazing! If you didn’t already know I am going for my Bachelors degree in Science with a premed concentration so school can be pretty tiring at times. Now I get to sit inside all weekend and do whatever I like which mostly consists of doing my nails and watching Netflix. YAY! That feels so good to type! It’s been snowing all day and I am just loving it. Okay enough good feelings lest get to bussiness.

Today I have a wonderful Holiday collection from Victroia of Serum No. 5 along with some nail art here and there. Heres a roundup of all the lovely colors. This post is quite full of photos so be warned!


Friendly Tiffs is a light  blue cream with blue speckles throughout. The blue speckles shimmer oh so suddlely and the cream base was quite perfect when applying the two coats I used for my manicure below without topcoat I may add.


Recently got some chevron nail cut outs from Nail Vinyls as I have had no success with scissors and wow did they work ever do good.  I feel like a pro! I used another Serum No. 5 shade from this collection Luxe So Good which paired perfectly with this lovely light cream.



Girls Gotta Eat has gold and silver glitter in medium and small hexes with golden shimmer in a clear base. Here I used two coats over top of Rescue Beauty ‘Mismas’ as I find purple and gold to be a great combo. This is a nice mix of golden shimmer that would look amazing over any color.



Girl’s BFF has silver medium and small hex glitter with silver shimmer in a clear base. Some of the silver glitters in this beaut are holographic and that always melts my heart. I used two coats over top of Tillie Polishes ‘Enchanted’ with topcoat. In the spirit of winter I added some holo snowflake glitters.


The snowflakes are from Tatiana of Lumina Lacquer which come with her current holiday polishes that have snowflakes in them. Just check out the colors these snowflakes give off, WOW!


Luxe So Good is a linear silver holographic shade. This is the cream of the crop when it comes to holos. One coat with a strong holographic finish even with topcoat. Thankfully we had a sunny day so I was able to sort of capture the effect this polish gives off.


Went ahead a did a little festive water marble over top of Luxe So Good using Square Hue’s Fifth Avenue and OPI’s Nail Envy. Can you say candy cane from holo land?! OH YES!


And then I added some green dots using OPI Green-wich Village. Not sure which I like bette, help me decide!


Final Countdown is a black jelly with multicolored microglitter as well as small silver hex glitter. This showed opacity in three coats but I layered it over black and added topcoat. This polish also GLOWS blue but unfortunately I could not for the life of me get a good photo, but do know that it glows!



Gild Free has gold circle, hex and microglitter in a crelly like white base. I used three thin coats for opacity and added topcoat. This wasn’t too thick after three layers and dried pretty nicely. Very elegant and not only great for the holidays but also also nice for any formal gathering.



Snow In Love is a white crelly with light and dark blue hex, circle and microglitter. Two coats with no topcoat for the photo below, so smooth for a crelly. I love the name and finish of this shade and it GLOW a bright blue in the dark! See that little photo in the corner (you don’t want to see the full size its way too blurry) that is this beaut glowing nice and bright. GITD polishes are just so magical and this one does not disappoint.


Added some stamped snowflakes using Winstonia plate W120 and Polish My Life’s ‘My Violet’. Also added some tiny golden snowflakes that Serum No. 5 has in their shop! Very cute for the winter time. I contemplated posting this but I have had worse stamping experiences and I feel like I am progressing and want to share that with you all. 


Holly Dazed is a mix of red, green and gold micro and hex glitters in a clear base. Can’t get much Christmasier then this glitter topper over a nice white shade. Accented it with a water marble using LaCC ‘1945’ and Rescue Beauty ‘Become One’.  Loving the classic look of this manicure for the Holidays.



This is a great Holiday collection as each is unique in its own way and all apply and look amazing! Serum No. 5 is currently having a great sale on mini shades including most of these so grab yours before the holidays at their shop HERE. Also check out Serum No. 5 on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM!

I had so much fun swatching these Holiday shades and I have much more to come! <3 Thanks for reading!