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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – The Painted Nail by Nubar Citrus Sparkle

painted nail by nubar citrus sparkle nail polish from the reality show nail files 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m in Vegas for Cosmoprof which is an annual trade show where beauty brands, typically professional salon & spa lines, sell their products to distributors & buyers all over the world. It’s pretty amazing and after three years of attending it doesn’t get any less overwhelming or tiring.

Today I met with some great brands including China Glaze, CND, Dashing Diva, Orly and Zoya and I finished out the day with a stop by the Nubar booth to meet Nail Files star Katie Cazorla, owner of The Painted Nail salon. I already adored Katie after speaking with her over the phone and, in person, she’s even more adorable. Affable, hilarious, larger than life and yet totally down-to-earth. No matter what you think of her show or reality TV in general, you can’t help but love Katie. She’s a star and all you have to do is meet her and you can see why TV Guide Network would want to give her a show.

Now you know that I went all fangirl over Katie’s gorgeous purple, Legendary Lavender. I’m actually rocking my second pedicure in a row with that color. This is no fling my friends. My love affair is strong. That left me curious to see how some of the other summer collection shades would fare so I decided to try The Painted Nail Citrus Sparkle next.

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Enter the Nail Files Giveaway

It’s giveaway time Fanatics!

To celebrate the premiere of Nail Files starring Katie Cazorla, owner of The Painted Nail salon, TV Guide Network is offering up five prize packs just for ALU readers.

Each prize pack contains: A bottle of The Painted Nail nail polish, a manicure set and TV Guide Network items including a T-shirt, poster, and a hand-held fan with the Nail Files logo to keep you cool in the summer heat.

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite nail tip or trick. Remember to leave your email address in the comment form, not the body of the comment, for privacy reasons. If you are one of the eight winners your tip will be shared on ALU with a link back to your blog, if you have one. ***EDITED TO ADD – There will now be EIGHT winners.***

You will receive one additional entry if you tweet the following phrase, “I want to win @AllLacqueredUp’s #NailFiles giveaway featuring nail polish from @thepaintednail.”

The Rules: Winners must be US residents or have a US mailing address (sorry International Fanatics) and can only enter via comment one time and via Twitter one time. Giveaway open until Sunday June 26th at 11:59pm EST. Winners will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Make sure you watch Nail Files, Tuesdays at 10pm EST on TV Guide Network. And here is a bonus video of Katie sharing her must-have colors for the summer.

Meet Katie Cazorla star of the first nail reality show – Nail Files

Katie Cazorla star of Nail Files - TV Guide Network Katie Cazorla is small town girl who made dreams come true when she turned her passion for all things nails into owning her own salon, The Painted Nail. Not long after, reality tv came a knocking and now the nail world has its very own reality show, Nail Files, premiering Tuesday night at 10pm EST on the TV Guide Network.Katie and a colorful cast of characters are bringing their larger-than-life personalities to the party and what a party it is. Katie is opening the doors to her salon and her life, putting all the drama, fun and day-to-day business headaches on display. We get to see what it’s like for someone, who started a nail salon from scratch, trying to keep it all together in a crazy town like Los Angeles.

Keep reading to learn more about Katie and what we can expect from Nail Files this season.

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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – The Painted Nail Legendary Lavender & Moon Drops Top Coat

the painted nail by nubar legendary lavender nail polish and moon drops top coat 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with the gregarious Katie Cazorla, owner of The Painted Nail salon, and star of the upcoming reality show Nail Files premiering the TV Guide Network on June 21st at 10pm EST.

Having seen the premiere episode, I can tell you that Nail Files should be added to your summer TV schedule. It has no shortage of over-the-top fun, drama and, most importantly, NAIL talk.

What impresses me about Katie is that in the two years since opening her salon, it has become a celebrity beauty haven and grown to include a boutique and product line with her own branded nail polish in collaboration with Fanatic fave Nubar.

I’ll be sharing more of my interview with Katie in a separate post along with a fun giveaway but today I want to focus on the polish. I was sent a set of The Painted Nail’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection and let me just say, it delivered on the glittery goodness that Katie is known for loving. The rich purple sparkler Legendary Lavender immediately caught my eye and I couldn’t resist adding a touch of Moon Drops Top Coat. Check it!

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