Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Appreciate your Pets.

Today is the last day of Pet Appreciation Month.

With that I would like to share with you the little furry loves of my life.

Baron and BG are no longer with us. Baron was my first dog. Gah he was amazing. And BG she was just darn beautiful.

My boyfriend and I adopted Penny and Gracie together. They are our furbabies.

Dixie was Baron's friend. We took her in when her family moved. I love her so much. I adore the way her face lights up when she sees me.
Gravel is a crazy little doxie we got a little over 2 years ago.
Cookie is the newest addition to our family. We adopted her from the animal shelter.

So here's to all my wonderful pets. You have all shaped my life in wonderful ways. I'm so thankful to have been blessed with beautiful, smart, kind, loving dogs.


I randomly saw this display in my local Walmart. I really haven't kept up on the collections from Nicole by OPI so this was a surprise to me. I'm sure I'm a couple of months late on it possibly. I reorganized the display just to take the picture. They were all scattered about. Very OCD of me, I know. I picked up one of them, Now I can't find it lol. Will swatch later.

In other news I put in an order at TransDesign for the CG Fight Like a Woman collection. I also picked up a few other things that I wanted/needed. I'm just glad they are close by so I should have my order on Wednesday.
I also ordered my Viva la glam Cyndi and Gaga lipglasses. Very excited about those.

I had a migraine on Sunday which took me out of commission until sometime tonight. Not fun. I've had migraines since childhood. They use to be extremely frequent and as I got older they lessened. Now they just seems to strike out of the blue a few times a year. I'm still feeling a bit off. Hopefully that will get better.

I really need a pedicure...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I have a very small list of beauty products and polish lemmings. Now, I have to add Butter London's All Hail McQueen to my list. I'm not sure why, but this color just strikes me as something I should have. I just realized Ulta started carrying Butter London online, so I may pop into to my Ulta and see if it's there by chance.

Ulta Stock Photo.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Special K Giveaway!

The awesome Kellie of Also Known As has hit over a 1000 followers and in honor of that she is having the Special K Giveaway. So go check out her giveaway.

If you don't follow her you should. Go, Now. You'll be glad I sent you. =)

Monday, August 23, 2010


So I've been wearing one of the Sally Hansen's HD polishes since August 15th in Byte. I really adore the color. Every time I looked down I would see a new flash of color whether it be blue or purple or pink.
I didn't take pictures of the polish until the 22nd. Ahh. I only had one major chipped nail. That was my own fault because I applied it crappy on that finger and didn't want to redo it. Haha.

Here are a few so-so pictures. I honestly can't remember how many coats I used.

I've wore this a lot longer than I intended. I actually still have it on chips and all. Shocking for me. I've been to lazy and tired to do anything about it.

Que the what been going on in my life part of the post...
Last week I had a dentist appointment, then a doctor's appointment for a physical on Friday. My physical went well and I voiced my concerns about health issues I've been having. At the end I had to have my blood drawn. I've had to have blood drawn numerous times throughout my life due to various med's I've been on. So I thought this would be a piece of cake. My vein bubbled up to about the size of a quarter while they were taking my blood. Not normal for me. After all was said and done I got extremely lightheaded and nauseous. The nurse had me lay forward and put my head down. Then next thing I remember was waking up sweating and feeling horrid with my doctor and nurses surrounding me. They told me I had a seizure. WHAT!!! It lasted a little less than a minute. They got me on to a table to lay down and recover. I kept shaking like crazy. Then they called my Mom to come and get me since I was in no condition to drive. This was insane. I couldn't believe it happened. Now the real question is if I've got some kind of deficiency or anemia since this has never occurred.
I've felt awful since this has happened. I'm still waiting on my blood work to come back. Say a little prayer for me. I'm hoping things will be ok.

In other news my Mom turned 50 yesterday so Happy Birthday to her! =)

Hopefully I will get back on my nail game soon.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rose Bowl

When ever I hear the term Rose Bowl of course I think of football and the Rose Parade. Now you can add nail polish to the list with American Apparel's Rose Bowl.

Once I got it home I realized I had a shade very similar to this which was China Glaze's V. In the bottle they looked almost identical. Turns out that V is a bit lighter that Rose Bowl though. I will do some comparison swatches in the future.

Rose Bowl is a beautiful color on it's own. I'm not sure why but when I wear colors like this they tend to have an orange tint to them against my skin. It's weird.

I wore this to my friends baby shower. It looked nice against the navy dress I was wearing.

The formula is pretty great on these. However I'm not to crazy about the brush. Hm. This is 2 coats with Orly Bonder as a base and Won't Chip top coat. (My got to combo as of late.) Both pictures shot in natural light.

Goodnight everyone!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Baby Shower Fun

A dear friend had her baby shower today. She is due in October. She is absolutely adorable with her baby bump.

Lots of fun games, friends and yummy food. I even won a game. You had to make a baby out of clay in 5 minutes, and she would pick the best one. I've got a BA in Studio Art. I had that game on lock lol! Plus the boyfriend also won the baby bottle chugging game. Haha.

Here are a few of the pictures from the Shower.

She and I with the clay baby.

Here she is with one of the gifts we got her for the baby.


Polish post coming soon. Goodnight.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Orly Two-hour Lunch

Beware your are about to see toes and flip flop tan!

I had been wearing Orly Two-hour Lunch on my toes for a little over a week. I re-did them last night because of nail growth and had to put on this color again. I'm not sure what it is, but I really love this color.

I'm sure I will show this color again when I do it for a manicure.


I finally did it. I bought American Apparel Polish.

After hearing such great things about the American Apparel Polish I finally decided to go check it out for myself. It was so hard to decide what to get. I was originally only going to get 1 ($6), but I got 3 since it was 3 for $15. Made sense hehe.

So here are a couple of pics of the ones I picked up. Looking forward to using them!

Here is my current mani. It's OPI Russian Navy Suede, but I put a top coat on it so I could get a bit more longevity in the wear department.

That's all for now.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nail'd & Polish'd Giveaway

In celebration of the Nail'd and Polish'd blog birthday she is hosting a wonderful giveaway!

Here is a photo (from the blog) of what is part of the the giveaway! Now get on over to Nail'd & Polish'd and enter!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I'm Raging

So I was browsing by Also Known As the other day when she did a post on Orly's Rage. I fell in love with the color and had to have it.

It's a mix of copper and silver and it looks great with my skin tone. I also decided to add a silver hologram heart on my thumb for some more pizazz. Love it! This is two coats. With a base of Orly Bonder and topped with Won't Chip.