Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights, CbL Sweet Revenge and Flowers

I told you a post or two ago that I was going to try to step up my flower design to something a bit harder. Well today is that day.

Just spent the morning cleaning my 30 gallon fish tank.  I had let it go too long and let me tell you it was filthy. I did a 75% water change, scrubbed the algae out and generally scrubbed the hell out of it.  I do love a clean fish tank, but man do I hate doing it.  Takes me an hour to do the entire task.  Not too shabby if I say so myself.  In a few days, I will stop and get some more fish as I needed to clean it first before adding new fishies in there.

My hummingbirds are in full swing at the moment.  I counted at least 5 this morning, but there must be more by the way they are going through the hummy juice I make for them.  I so love to hear them chirping and zooming.  I really need to try and capture them on my new camera.  I just haven't gotten around to that either.

I'm all excited to show you my new mani so I'm going to get right to it.

Here is your silly bottle shot.

This is Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights and Colors by Llarowe Sweet Revenge. This is the original bad formula.  I did get a replacement, but I prefer this version better.  I just have to shake the hell out of it beforehand.

I started with Summer and an accent of Sweet.


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I had forgotten how gorgeous these are!  Next I took my acrylic paint and did flowers. Here they are.

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Not the greatest flowers in the universe, plus you can't see the green stems I added, but overall, not bad for my first try!  What do you think?  I think I'm hooked on flowers for the moment.  Stay tuned for more!

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Enchanted Polish Sparkling Red Wine

I'm going to tell you my deep dark secret. I'm not much of a house cleaner.  I mean things are in their place and when the fur tumbleweeds take over, I do vacuum.  But if you really looked a little closer, you'd see things aren't what they seem.

I have a guest bathroom.  I don't use it as it uses too much water to flush. I use the one in my bedroom.  This means I never look to see what's going on in the toilet.  I just happened to be cleaning my bathroom today and decided I'd check to see what was happening in the guest bathroom.  Imagine my surprise when I found a spider happily living in there with his web.  Seems it's been a minute since that bathroom was used. Say June I think?  I burst out laughing. I mean what are you going to do? Cry??????  I evicted the poor spider and now all is right in the world.

HAHAH!  Are you like me?  Do you only get to cleaning when it gets so obviously dirty you can't take it anymore?  Or are you more fastidious and clean on a schedule and your house sparkles?  My mom used to vacuum three times a day growing up.  I kid you not.  Then she would spend most of Saturday vacuuming everything.  It's most likely why I have gone the other way.  Like I said earlier, if you came to visit, all would look in it's place. Just don't look too close, or wear white gloves!

Hey, I live alone and I'm ok with it!

Today's mani is a vampy one.  I used to do vamp all the time.  But after 3.5 years of blogging, I've strayed from my roots.

Oh and I just signed up for Tumblr.  Anyone out there knows if you can link your blog to automatically post like you can with Facebook?  It's the last of the social media I've yet to conquer.  I also am behind on my Pinterest stuff, but it seems people don't really go to my site, so I've kind of ignored it.

Here is your silly bottle shot.

This is Enchanted Polish Sparkling Red Wine, Colores de Carol Holo Blast, Rescue Beauty Lounge Au Chocolat and OPI Alpine Snow.

I started with skittles.

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How freakin gorgeous is this Red Wine???? I so love it! I've decided I'm going to start wearing my EPs more often.

Next I used acrylic paint and simply did this.


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I got a lot of compliments on this.  I have to say, my flowers are getting better.  I'm going to try the next step up in flower difficulty soon.

How clean is your house?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?

Monday, August 18, 2014

EP June 2014

Just spent the last three hours doing piddly things around the house, straightening up little piles of things etc. Now I'm staring at the screen here and have no ideas. I've noticed my daily reader numbers have gone down.  Is that because you are on vacation? Two weeks from today I will officially be on vacation. Fingers crossed that Checkers will be ok so I can go.

Work has been crazy.  Two of my patients died this week.  Kind of sad.  But part of my job dealing with cancer.  I've gone way too crazy buying Fall colors-preordered my first ILNP holos yesterday.  I sure hope they are as gorgeous in person as they are on swatches.

My Betta-who has yet to be named, made me buy him a bigger house.  Yup, I had no idea that it is a myth that Bettas like to live in the tiny jars that you see them in at stores.  I felt so bad that he had no room to swim that I went out and bought a 3.5 gallon tank with broken shells for the gravel, plants and a log thing for him to "sleep" in. So far he's ignoring the log, although I have seen him swim through it.  The other thing is, he hasn't blown me bubbles, which in Betta talk, means he's happy.  He blew me tons of bubbles in the other tank.  I do think the filtration system, although low flow, is making enough of a current that if he is making bubbles, perhaps they are breaking from the current.  I'll have to watch and see if I catch him making any.

He has learned who I am, comes up to the side of the tank when I talk to him.  It's kind of cool, as my other 30 gallon fish tank, they don't do that.  I just hope he's happy in his new house.  I haven't taken pictures yet, I will and post them here for you to see.

Let's do this mani ok?  Here is the silly bottle shot.

This is Colores de Carol Holo Blast, OPI Funny Bunny, OPI Lincoln Park After Midnight, Bettina Sunkissed and Enchanted Polish June 2014.

I started with the OPI and Bettina with an accent of June.

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So gorgeous!  Next I added some tape, and polished over top with the Lincoln Park.

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I added studs at the end.  I am totally in love with this!  I want to do another mani with all the same pattern like my pinky here.  I think that would be cool!

Are you still out there reading this????

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?

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