Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beautyburg Giveaway!

The lovely blog Beautyburg is having an awesome giveaway! You should go check it out. Here are the goodies you could win:

(Click on the picture to be taken to their blog giveaway entry page!)

Friday, November 26, 2010

OPI Tease-y Does It

I picked up OPI's Tease-y Does It from the Burlesque Collection recently. I had only planned on getting a glitter or two, but once I saw swatches of Tease-y I wanted it. It's such a nice vampy color, that seems lit from with-in. The bottle gives off a slight duo-chrome look. It ranges from amber's to red's. The base is a deep plum, with maybe a hint of brown. Don't quote me on that though.
It's really a beauty. I decided to use it for my Thanksgiving manicure.
This mani starts off with a base of OPI Chip Skip, Nail Tek Foundation Xtra, 2 coats of Tease-y, and 1 coat of Poshe Fast Drying Top Coat. The dry time was fantastic on this polish! Its worn very well thus far too. I'm really enjoying it since I haven't been painting my nails as much lately. I believe this is a must have from the Burlesque Collection!
It was hard to capture that lit form with-in sparkle when I took pictures, as it was overcast out. There is a lot more sparkle on the nail than what you see in the pictures. The bottle shots turned out well though I think. I did take an indoor shot too.
On to the photos!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take the time to wish everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving.

I'm so thankful for my wonderful family, boyfriend, and pups. May we all be watched over and kept safe and healthy.

And on a funny/cute note I painted a turkey on my thumb. (It needs a little work. lol)

 Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My FIRST Polish Haul Video!

I decided to do a mini haul video of what I've accumulated in the past couple of months. Since I've had a harder time keeping up with painting my nails and photographing because of my health, I figured a quick haul video could work. That way I can show y'all what I got, and maybe you'll see it on my nails in the future hehe.

Like I said it's the first video I've ever made so be kind. It was also my first time editing a video too haha. I hope it's ok, and everyone enjoys it/my rambling. lol.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Do you 'Like' OPI on Facebook

If you have Facebook check this out! If you don't 'like' their page yet you should. And if you'd like you can use me as a referral. Not necessary, but appreciated if you do. =)

Thanks for reading!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Love for Dogeared Jewelry

I made my first order with Dogeared Jewelry back in December of 2009. I found out about them via blogger Lollipop26. She raved about them, so I had to check them out.
I believe I blogged about my first purchase. I got the Sterling Silver Love Heals Necklace (with kind heart and teeny angel wings), and Grace Teeny Stud Sterling Silver Angel Wing Earrings (I wore these most of baseball season I believe.) I loved my jewelry so much I went back for more. I then got Light as a Feather Small Sterling Silver Feather Necklace (which I also wore during baseball season, luck I suppose), and Love Flat Heart Stud Sterling Silver Earrings. I got my Mom her Mother's Day present from them too, the Mom's are Angels Sterling Silver Necklace with Angel Wings, and she loved it. Later I decided I wanted a new simple bracelet and got the Keep it Simple Gold Stardust Bead Bracelet on a sterling silver chain. It's a perfect delicate and functional bracelet!
I made my most recent purchase when they were having a special to celebrate their 4th Birthday, and you would receive a gift with your order. I ordered the I am Healthy and My Body is Strong Make A Wish Sterling Silver Angel Wings (on ocean silk) Necklace. I felt like this was a good reminder to help me get through the tough times I've been having. When my package came today I was surprised with the beautiful free Birthday gift. A Make A Wish necklace with a star charm. It's gold and it's beautiful. Such a cool way to celebrate their company's Birthday.
Now I'm not trying to throw my purchases in your face. I just wanted to share with you all what I've ordered in the past year and how much I enjoy wearing their jewelry.  They have such a variety to match your mood/personality. It's fun and I always find something to put on my Wish List.
(If you want to check them out go here: http://www.dogeared.com/)

Now on to some pictures. I even got my dog in on the act. Hehe.

Here is the free Happy 4th Bday Gift. So pretty.
Here's my sweet little guy rocking the necklace. Cute right!

Here is the necklace I purchased. Great message for me.

Me wearing the necklace sans make-up. Don't be cruel. lol.

All the purchases I've made have great meaning behind them and have special significance in my life. It's nice to have jewelry like that. I love the presentation and packing that everything comes in as well. I've never had a problem with shipping, it's usually very quick. Dogeared Jewels & Gifts get a giant thumbs up from me. I hope you check it out if you get the chance.

Thank you for reading!

(All item purchased by me. I was not asked to post this. Just showing appreciation for a company I like.)

RBL Plie

I picked up RBL's Plie during their big sale. It thought it would be a nice neutral pinky color. Perfect for when I want to keep my nails low key.

I had numerous problems with application (some being user error). Due to my health issues I've gotten incredibly shaky and that didn't help. In all honesty I don't think the polish agreed with my Seche Rebuild base either. Once I was done I ended up banging up 2 of the same nails over and over and having to redo them. (Don't you hate that??)  I was rushing, and it seemed like the polish just didn't want to dry. Ugh. (I was rushing because I was going to see Lady Antebellum last night and had to get ready.) Once it was dry everything seemed ok, and I just continued doing what I needed to do. I ended up chipping one nail last night opening a CD. Then I had another rouge chip on my ring finger. I also noticed numerous amounts of bubbling, which was probably my fault for rushing.
Anyhow the polish is very pretty. I blends with my skin tone nicely. It was that neutral pink I'd been looking for. I think when I have more time and patience I will have a better experience with this polish.

Now here are the pictures.

(Indoor shot in front of a paw print painting my dog Baron made.)

I still have a handful of RBL's to try, as well as a bunch of other polishes I've gotten and have yet to use. Now I'm eyeballing all the new collections for Christmas, as well as the Burlesque Collection by OPI. 

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day, and I wanted to take the time to say thank you to all those who served, and are currently serving. You are appreciated, and do what many could never do. Thank you for fighting for our freedom!

Here are a few special Military Men in my life.

This is my Grandpa. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a Gunner on the U.S.S Essex. Handsome right? Hehe. He passed away several years before I was born, but thankfully through all the stories, photos, and letters I got to know him. I wish he could still be here, I know he would have been an awesome Grandpa!

Now this is an old picture, but one of the only pictures I have with my friend Derek. We grew up together, as time went by he ended up being my best friend/big brother. He took care of me, consoled me when I was sad, and was just there for me. Heck when I tore the ligaments in my ankle in High School he would carry me up the stairs. He surprise visited me in college too. That's a good big bro!
He is in the Military. He's currently on his 3rd Tour of Iraq. He's one of those people who was born to serve. I haven't seen him in a long time, but I love him very much and pray for his safe return.

In closing God Bless, and Thank you!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Varnish Vixen Giveaway

Varnish Vixen is having a totally rad giveaway, and you're all welcome to enter.
Go check out the giveaway here.
And if you aren't a follower I highly suggest you become one. Her blog is awesome! (Plus how could you not love her awesome header. So cute!)
Now run, don't walk and become a part of this giveaway!

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My RBL Order has Arrived!

Very excited to say my first RBL polishes have arrived. I can't wait to start using them. They are just as beautiful as I thought they would be. Even my Dad thought a couple of them were cool. Then he told me I had a lot of polish and needed a new way to store it. LOL! I couldn't agree more. He's so accepting of my nail polish addiction.
Here is a picture of what I ordered. Not the best shot since I didn't have great lighting, but hey there they are. (Scrangie, Square Pants, Plie, Black Russian, and Under The Stars)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Check out the GE Ecomagination Photo Project

I thought this was interesting and worth blogging about. The GE Ecomagination Photo Project allows you to upload photos representing Wind, Light, and Water, by doing so you will help build fresh water wells, donate solar powered lanterns, and build small-scale wind turbines for areas in need.

I uploaded a handful of photos for this, and if you can too that would be really cool. It's a great cause.

Here are a couple of the photos I uploaded:

(Both photos were taken and edited by me.)

Now if you would like to check it out or enter you can go to the following places:
http://photoproject.ecomagination.com/ and http://www.flickr.com/groups/ecomagination/

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Get Naked

Finally, it's mine. The Naked palette that is. It sold out in my area, so I was on the waiting list at Urban Decay. Last week I got the email that said I had 48 hours to snatch it up if I still wanted it. You bet your arse I did. The shipping was super quick to. That was nice.
I remember swatching the colors on my hand from the Try It palette at Ulta, and loved it. So I'm glad it's finally mine.
I'm not wearing much makeup right now, but when I get better I can't wait to use it. I took some pictures of my order. No swatches yet, because I haven't had good lighting.
On to the pictures...

My order. I got a multi-purpose brush as well, so I could get free shipping. =D

So there it is. If I'm able to get swatches I'll post them as an edit later.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rescue Beauty Lounge Sale etc...

Today is the Rescue Beauty Lounge 50% off sale. It's from 11am to 4pm. I was on the website at 11 and completed my order by 11:11am. Haha.
So what did I get? Here is the list: Black Russian, Under the Stars, Plie, Square Pants, and Scrangie.
These will be my first RBL polishes. Very exciting, and the sale is a great way to dip my fingers in.

In other news, I have a Cat-scan scheduled for tomorrow. Hopefully all will go well. I have and Echocardiagram on Wednesday morning. Just praying to get through all this, find answers, and get better.

Have a great day!