Saturday, November 03, 2012

I'm Engaged! And he proposed using nail polish!

Hey everyone!

I have some amazing news to share with you all! I'm engaged!!!


Last night, my boyfriend of 6 years proposed to me and I of course said yes! I'm really excited to share with you the story of how he proposed since it's very relevant to my site and what it's all about!


Obviously you all know that I receive many packages in the mail containing nail polish. Often, the packages are unexpected.

So, yesterday I was working all day and considering it was our 6 year anniversary, we had plans to go out to supper once I got off work. When David picked me up, he nonchalantly informed me that a package had arrived for me. Of course, this was completely ordinary so I thought nothing of it.

After supper, we went home and since I get so excited about nail polish, the first thing I did was go for the package. Everything on the outside looked normal because he’d had a coworker write out the labels so that I didn’t recognize the handwriting. He’d also created a fake return label that actually contained little coded messages such as the date of our anniversary as the return zip code, etc.

When I opened the package, I was a little confused because the polish inside was one that I already own. So I was thinking “Why would anyone send me this? I already own it and I’ve actually already reviewed it!” David was next to me and asked me what the name of the polish was. I was trying to remember, because I knew that I knew the name, so I didn’t want to look at the label until I remembered.

Finally I gave up trying to remember and turned it over. David had replaced the real name of the polish (which by the way, is OPI “It’s My Year” - how perfect, right?) with his own label that read “Will you marry me?” When I turned around, he was down on his knee. Obviously, I said yes.

It was perfect.


I'm still in shock about all of this and I don't think it's quite sunk in yet, but I'm so very happy!

I promise there'll be some nail polish posts coming soon! My to-swatch bin is overflowing, so I plan to get to that this weekend.

Have a good weekend everyone! Thanks for reading! :)

171 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Kayla! I love the story, it sounds like quite the amazing propsal<3

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  2. Aw he is the cutest! I love that he thought out every little detail, like the return address and everything. What a great story! Congratulations!

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  3. Omg that is such a cute proposal!!! He's a keeper. Congratulations!

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  4. Omg that is such a cute proposal!!! He's a keeper. Congratulations!

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  5. That such an amazing proposal! Thanks for sharing it with us. Such a beautiful ring as well!

    Samantha
    Nailartcouture

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  6. That is so cute! ^____^ Congrats!

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  7. That is the cutest, sweetest, most amazing proposal story I've heard! What an amazing man to do that for you! (and to know to do that for you). Congratulations!!!

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  8. Amazing way to propose and cute. Congratulations :D

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  9. I am really happy for you^^ congratulations to both of you

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  10. No words.....just super awesome.

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  11. Congratulations! The proposal was so cute!

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  12. Awww! So awesome and congratulations!

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  13. That has to be one of the most perfect propasals, he thought of every little detail! I just showed my boyfriend this and he said 'cool' and then inwardly panicked haha. He has a a lot to live up to now! Congratulations!

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  14. Awwwww that's the best proposal I've ever seen! Very creative guy you have there. And the ring is b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l!!! Congratulations to you both!

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  15. That is the most creative thing I have ever heard, kudos to him for making it so relevant to something you enjoy. Congrats that ring is killer!

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  17. Oh my, this brings tears to my eyes, so amazing! =) Congratulations Kayla! <3 =)

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  18. Wonderful proposal! Congratulations Kayla :)

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  19. Oh my gosh this is so sweet!!! :'( I'm tearing up over here, someone get me a box of tissues. Congratulations!

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  20. Omg i just got moved!!!!! Beautiful story, he put so much thought into it, I just love it!!! And that rock on your finger?!? So happy for you - congratulations!!!!

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  21. Congratulation! The proposal is so adorable and awesome!

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  22. So cute! Congratulations! That's so exciting. I wish you two a lifetime of happiness and joy :)

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  23. Very unique one! Congratulations! :)

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  24. Congratulations! A very unique proposal. :D

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  25. OH MY GOD That is just the sweetest!! :D Congrats I wish you all the best!! :)

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  26. Congratulations! This made me tear up for sure, what a great guy :)

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  27. That's the cutest most personal proposal ever! Congratulations!!!!!!

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  28. Such a creative way to propose! Congratulations :)

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  29. How original and inspirational! See he has been listening! Swatch later this weekend belongs to him :)

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  30. That is adorable! Congratulations!

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  31. Congrats! Such a cute way to propose, you are a lucky lady!

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  32. Congratulations! What a very thoughtful proposal. I cried tears of joy for you because it was so sweet and well thought out. Beautiful ring too ;)

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  33. Congratulations, you have the best boyfriend ever! Amazing proposal!!

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  34. how creative of your partner! congrats to u both. so sweet :)

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  35. Congratulations and great job by your fiance on proposing. See this is what is good about the nail community its not just about polish its about life and it can be happy and nice.

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  36. Ahh congratulations, Kayla!! I get so emotional hearing about people's proposals, and this one is just so perfect! So much thought and care went into it, it's just beautiful :)

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  37. Congratulations !!~ What an adorably sweet proposal; he definitely put a lot of thought into it. And that ring ... its beautifulllll! :)

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  38. Cutest thing I've ever read. :) Congrats!

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  39. Coolest story, every. Thanks so much for sharing!!! And congratulations!!!

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  40. OMG this is going into my weekly favorites tomorrow! So cute!!!

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  41. Love it! He knows his girl too well! Congratulations!!!

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  42. Congratulations!! This is definitely one of my favorite engagement stories! Now I'm excited for your wedding- I know you will create some beautiful wedding nails :)

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  43. Amazing! brought a tear to my eye, very beautiful way of proposing and a beautiful ring :)

    Jazz x

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  44. Congrats!!! very creative your... fiancé!! ;-)

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  45. Big score for your fiancé on the proposal! Congratulations!

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  46. Holy amazing idea! Looks like you've got a great guy! Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!! :D and what a beautiful ring!!!

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  47. aww that is so so sweet, congrats!!

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  48. Congratulations! Your guy is a keeper! What a great proposal story :). So very clever!

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  49. What a beautiful ring, and what an adorable proposal!! Congrats and thanks for sharing such a sweet story!

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  50. awww how cute is that?! congrats! :)

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  51. Congratulations!! What an awesome way to propose!!!

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  52. Oh my god how amazing is that! Best proposal ever :) congratulations!!! x

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  53. OH that is so romantic! I'm so curious, is the polish from your stash? Did he search through to find a good name? That is just so sweet of him to go to propose with POLISH! Enjoy this fabulous time, Kayla!

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    1. Thank you!!!

      And no, actually! His original plan was to buy a couple of polishes and create a franken out of them! But when he was shopping and stumbled upon "It's My Year", he just couldn't pass up such an appropriately named polish!

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  54. omygosh how freaking awesome is he?! So thoughtful and sweet and lovely and amazing and wow such a beautiful ring too! <3 CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! X

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  55. Awwwwwww that is amazing! What a keeper! Congratulations to you both :))

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  56. Congrats!! That is so sweet how he planned it all out! :)

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  57. Congratulations! Such sweet story and ring is beautiful! <3 Enjoy! :)

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  58. Cograts!! What a great proposal and gorgeous ring!! May you guys have a wonderful life together.

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  59. Congrats on your engagment! How sweet of your fiance!! I love this story!!

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  60. I'm so happy with you. Greetings from Germany!

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  61. That is so sweet! Congrats to you both!

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  62. Congrats. Totally made me tear up! :)

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  63. What a sweet and thoughtful man! Congrats!!

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  64. Oh my gosh that is too adorable.. Congratulations!! A man that knows your love for nail polish is a keeper ;)

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  65. congratulations!!!!! that's so amazing

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  66. That is such a sweet proposal!! Congratulations!!!! :D

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  67. Aw congratulations! Beautiful ring :)

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  68. Awww, that's so lovely, congratulations! x

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  69. Thid is about the cutest thing ever. congrats!!!

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  70. Oh my goodness congratulations! What an awesome way to propose :)

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  71. What a fabulous proposal, reading it brought a huge smile to my face! Congratulations! :)

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  72. Congratulations!! Very cleaver to propose with one of your polish.

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  73. Now that is one perfect man!!!! what an awesome, awesome proposal!!! beautiful ring!!! so happy for you Kayla =)) Congratulations!!!! looking forward to you updating us of your wedding planning!!!!

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  74. Congratulations, what an awesome way to propose.

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  75. Congratulations!!!!!!! That is so thoughtful and i'm happy you shared this with all of your followers! Beautiful ring and beautiful mani! Such a great proposal! Congratulations again.

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  76. Oh my gosh, how cute!! I love creative proposals. Congrats!!!

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  77. That is such a cute proposal! Congratulations to both of you!

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  78. awwww! what a cute story! congrats!

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  79. such a cute story! Congratulations !!!

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  80. awww what a cute story! Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys ♥ May God bless you both :)

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  81. Congratulations!!! What a cute storyy!

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  82. Congratulations! That was the cutest proposal I've ever heard of! :D And the ring is beautiful!

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  83. Wonderful news, congratulions:) x

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  84. Congratulations! How amazing that he went to so much effort to think about it and make it perfect.

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  85. EEEEEE!!!! :'D!!!!! That is so incredibly sweet!!! Congratulations!! :D

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  86. awww that's so sweet! Congratulations!!!

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  87. What a clever guy he is! Congratulations!

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  88. Late night crying, thank you very much. Going into this post I was like 'Oh how nice for her, and something about nail polish, interesting', but oh my, this is the sweetest thing ever. This is something I would want. I'm not one for all fancy proposals, but this is so sweet, clever and personal. You're boyfriend/fiancee is so cool! And what a rock you got there ;)
    Congrats!

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  89. Super-considerate fiancee :). Congratulations!

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  90. Aww! How sweet! That is just adorable! Congratulations! =)

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  91. OMG this is such a cute proposal and a lovely story! This is SO adorable! <3
    Congratulations girl! Wish you both lots of love and happiness!

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  92. Beautiful story, congratulations!

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  93. That's so awesome! Congratulations!

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  94. That is one of the sweetest things ever. Kudos to your fiance for the creativity and effort. WTG man! :) Congratulations to you both!

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  95. AWWWW!!! That's so sweet congratz on the engagement!!!!

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  96. Congratulations!! He put some thought into your proposal, sounds like he is going to be a great partner! God bless :)

    Pinky

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  97. Congratulations! What a great way to propose :)

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  98. That is so adorable! What a unique way to propose! Congrats!

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  99. What an amazing proposal!!! Congrats on the engagement!

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  100. So happy for you! Great guy, great story!

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  101. Congrats! That's an awesome proposal, sounds like you have a great guy who loves you and knows you well lol.

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  102. Holy crap that's awesome! Sounds like he's a great guy :)

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  103. congratulations! oh gosh, so incredibly creative!! :D and the ring is beautiful (:

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  104. Aww what a truly amazing proposal, you are really lucky Kayla, congratulations and wishing both of you lots of joy and happiness! Love his idea of how he organized everything :-D

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  105. Congratulations!!! Sounds like you've got a really sweet & thoughtful guy! Your ring is absolutely gorgeous!

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  106. Congratulations! Sounds like he knows and understands you very well. That is so sweet and best wishes for your future together.

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  107. Awwwww that's so sweet! Congratulations :)

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  108. Very creative way to propose :) Congrats :)

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  109. Congrats to both of you! Your ring is beautiful. What a fun and memorable way for him to propose - glad it did not go into a pile of packages with you being too tired to open it that night he would have been on pins and needles!

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  110. congratulations! what a unique way for him to propose to you :)

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  111. congratulations - that is a man who knows you and loves you. Gorgeous ring too xx

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  112. Wahhhhhhh!! All I could do was squeal as I was reading this post!! Such an awesome proposal and so so thoughtful. Congrats :D

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  113. omggg that is so sweet of him! So simple yet so good cos he knew you so well. congrats to the both of you!

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  114. super envy you! what a sweet boyfriend you have!!
    congratz to both of you.. love love the idea and you ring !!

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  115. That is such an amazing proposal! He seems like a real gem - congrats to both of you!!

    GORGEOUS ring as well!!

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  116. Lol !!!
    Gongrats ! This is amazing !!!!!

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  117. What a brilliant idea:D amazing:] congrats!

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  118. how cute and unique! congrats babe :D

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  119. Congratulations! Amazing story, so happy for you both. Thank you for sharing with us! I LOVE IT

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  120. Omg! That is the cutest proposal! Congratulations!

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  121. Congratulations, Kayla! It is such a cute proposal. Your boyfriend sounds amazing! Best wishes

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  122. That is so cute and creative, and your ring is stunning. Congratulations!

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  123. OMG. That story got me all teary eyed! That is so sweet and clever, what a lucky girl you are. Congratulations lovely! :) Wish you both the best. <3

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  124. CONGRATS! This is the cutest! story! Your ring is absolutely stunning. I wish you and David the utmost happiness :D <3

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  125. OH, that is so perfect!!!! <3 Love that! Congrats to both of you!! xxxx

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  126. Congrats Kyla! Your boyfriend is very creative!!

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  127. such a creative way for your fiance to propose!!

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  128. Aw! That's so adorable! Congratulations! =)

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  129. Awesome proposal! Congratulations!

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  130. That's absolutely adorable! What a clever way for him to propose. I told my fiance your story and he went and sulked for not thinking of something like that. And your ring is gorgeous! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you :)

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  131. What a fantastic engagement story! Romantic and perfect. Congratulations :) xx

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  132. Congrats! So sweet! Hope you don't mind me sharing this on my facebook :)

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  133. Aaw how sweet and creative! Congratulations!

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  134. That is one of the cutest and most personal and creative proposals I've ever heard of! Well done David and congrats Kayla!! :D

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  135. OMG that is so romantic and that he did that with nail polish????? So a keeper!!!! Congrats!

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  136. congrats... he's so creative :D

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  137. sadly enough, I almost cried lol. congratulations!! :))

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  138. I'm really happy for both of you, congrats! That is definitely quite a way to propose!

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  139. Congratulations! That is such an amazing story and he is so creative for coming up with it! Perfect way to surprise a polish blogger! So sweet :)

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  140. So sweet <3 <3 <3
    Congrats to both of you!!!!!!

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  141. congrats!! *misty eyes over here* that was one of the best blogger stories ever! and *drool* that ring is perfect!!!

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  142. That is the cutest thing ever, many congrats :)

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  143. OMG, this is the best engagement story ever! so much thought and planning went into it...and he used nail polish??? so awesome!! congratulations!

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  144. This is like the best proposal I have ever heard of.

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  145. Beautiful story! :-) Congratulations!!! :-)

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  146. oops i'm late to the party, but wanted to give my congrats! you seem to be a wonderful lady and you deserve to have wonderful things happen for you! <3

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  147. Congrats!! This is probably the cutest way a man could propose!! He is so thoughtful and definitely a keeper! ;)

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  148. Sooooooooo sweet! I read this out loud to my mother and then we both went, "Awwwwwww!" Congratulations! When's the wedding? :)

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  149. Owww, Congrats girl. That's the sweetest thing i've ever heard! <3

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