Thursday, October 6, 2011

NOTD: Revlon Ocean Breeze + Sinful Colors Nail Junkie

Seche all over the place! Click for full size.

My daughter went to bed at a decent hour last night, so I actually had some time to paint my nails. Everything is "green" to her right now, and she really likes looking at my nails and my "colors" (her word for polish) so I thought I would do a sparkly green for her (even though this is kind of blue and green.) It doesn't hurt that October is Depression Awareness Month, and I have been struggling with depression for almost as long as I can remember. I will be doing more green manis this month, as well as some pink ones for Breast Cancer Awareness!

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These photos show two coats of Revlon Ocean Breeze (which smells like Irish Spring soap to me) and two coats of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie. Both polishes had no application issues and dried fairly quickly. I sort of slapped it on because I was worried my daughter would wake up and start crying for me while I was sitting in the living room with wet nails, so I apologize for the sloppiness!

The biggest issue I had with this last night was actually with my top coat, Seche Vite. I had a ton of tip shrinkage with this mani, but that isn't the real problem. It's suddenly all gross and stringy, and made my mani look lumpy. I'm hoping there is some magical way to fix this, since I don't have $10 for a new top coat. Boo!

I hate not forgotten about my 100 follower giveaway! I am very excited to see that my follower count is now at 101! Thank you guys so much for following my blog. Keep your eyes peeled for a very colorful and sparkly giveaway post soon! ;)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Help me choose the next polish to post!

Sexy clear coat chipping! Photo is clickable.

I apologize for abandoning this blog. Life got crazy and I just didn't have the time. I haven't been taking care of my nails since I last posted. They're way too long for my liking and need a good shaping. Luckily, they are seemingly unbreakable, so I don't see having to start from nubbins again anytime soon. I think that might have to do with the fact that I'm 15 weeks pregnant and my prenatal vitamins make magic happen. :)

My daughter had a second eye surgery on Friday. It went well. Hopefully she won't need another.

ANYWAY! I do want to bring this blog back from the dead. I have amassed so many new polishes (mostly thanks to my beautiful sister-in-law, Colleen) that I am having trouble choosing one to write a post around. I could really use some help, and I'd love it if you guys could check out my stash and let me know which polish(es) you'd like to see. I have a good 200+ polishes that aren't listed there yet, but I'm trying to get it caught up!

I have missed you all, and hope someone is still reading this! I still have all of the goodies for the planned 100 follower giveaway, so if that milestone is ever reached, expect a post on that!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Still here!

A quick update for you guys on my daughter's surgery (strabismus correction in both eyes.) She had it on Monday and everything is looking good so far. She did great with the anesthesia, but she's not a fan of the ointment we have to put in her eyes.

I obviously haven't had time to post in here for a long time. My last bunch of posts are full of excuses and promises for more posts, but I haven't been able to deliver. We moved into a much nicer apartment about a week and a half ago, which is fantastic because our old place was full of mold. Most of what we own is still in boxes, but even if I could get to my polish I don't have the time to do my nails. I've had many epic breaks since the move because I haven't been able to apply Nail Growth Miracle. My follower count has been dropping like flies. I don't want to delete this blog because I do enjoy posting here, my posts are just going to continue to be few and far between until we're more settled.

Thanks for sticking with me, for those of you that have. I do still have all of the things I bought for a 100 follower giveaway and I do still plan to have that. It's just going to take a while to get it totally together.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Essie - Lapiz of Luxury (and personal update)

Photo is clickable.

Lapiz of Luxury is my first Essie polish. This photo shows 4 coats over Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle with a top coat of Seche Vite. The Seche caused MAJOR bubbling (and a weird crack on my left index finger that chose to photograph like a hair?) I really love this color, but it's was a pain to apply. Obviously I was rushing (DOESN'T MY APPLICATION LOOK DEVINE?!) so it could've been partially me and partially a pastel being a pastel. Regardless, I love the color.

On a personal note, we've found a way out of our terrible apartment. An old high school friend posted a scan of an ad from a Boston news paper showing apartments for rent in the area we've always wanted to live in. I called the number and we've been viewing different units for a week or so. The owner is ridiculously nice and cut down the rent for us AND is giving us two months free with no security deposit. Our credit check just went through yesterday, and we're moving in on Saturday. The only downside is that my husband only had yesterday off this week and we only got about 35% of our stuff packed. -_-

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New camera!

Hi everyone! My old camera has been dying a slow death for a long time, so last night we picked up a fabulous new one. My nails are a hot hot mess right now, but I had to take a picture just to give you a tiny taste of the quality that my photos will be from now on, though this was taken with flash, which I don't like to use. I'm not patient enough to wait to post until I've got some sun. XD

My three day old Revlon Royal mani. Two coats of Royal under Seche Vite, on top of Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle. Can you tell I don't know anything about cleanup? The photo is clickable.