Thursday, July 31, 2014

Twinsie with my BFF!

People-I have done yet another twinsie mani.  This time with my real life (although we've never met) BFF. Polish Amor and I started out 3.5 years ago as just two people who loved polish.  Today, we are more than that.  I actually consider her one of my closest friends as we text everyday and have talked on the phone.  I'm not going to let a little fact that we've never met take away from what I believe is the real deal!

She's the one that got me into Instagram, and recently she hit her first K-which in Instagram speak, means she hit 10,000 followers and it is shown as 10K on your account.  I am so far from my first K, it's a sad sad thing.  I am at 1675-but have really gained quite a few followers the past few weeks with my more difficult manis.

Before we get to that, I just want to say that today is my ex husband's birthday.  He is to be 50.  This is also the day he left me all those years ago.  Don't be sad, I'm over it now, what I am having a hard time with is the fact that this means it's been 18 years since I met him.  I cannot fathom how 18 years have already gone by in what seems like a blink.  I feel like I am wasting my life sometimes and that it is just going by way too fast. I also had one of my patients die who was my age.  That really gets to me as well.

Do you sometimes feel that way?

We decided we would do this design.



Here are the colors I picked.


This is Bettina Sea Breeze, Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi, Orly Liquid Vinyl and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  NO holos here!

I started with skittles.

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Oh how I LOVE this green RBL!

Now just like my last twinsie, we decided to just do the design on the two middle fingers.  I did use tape just to help me get the base lines positioned right, but I did freehand the lines from there.  Normally when I tape, I use two pieces to make the stripe and then fill it in.  This time I used one piece of tape, and polished down the line.  This is why my lines are not crisp as usual.  I am still far from good at freehand!

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Here is Polish Amor's mani.


I think we did pretty darn good, considering we aren't pros at the freehand!

What do you think?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blue Tribal Fest!

People-I need your help!  Remember I told you I got me a new pet.  The prettiest Betta fish you've ever seen!  He's so happy, he's been making me bubble nests, which I read is a sign that he's happy and healthy. Yes he is a he-as with most of nature (except humans), the male is the prettier one of the two.  I am in love with my new baby.

But he needs a name, and I can't think of a good one.  Here are two pictures of him.  I need suggestions of names!



Isn't he gorgeous?  Blues, reds and purples!  I tried to take pictures to show you his bubble love, but they didn't come out.  Please help me name him!!!!

Now on to the mani at hand.  I'm still working on my freehand.  This mani came out pretty good, if I do say so myself.

Here is the silly bottle shot.


This is Colores de Carol Holo Blast, Liquid Sky Lacquer Shanel's Cyan, Picture Polish Cosmos and Bettina Mystic and Jeans Over Dyed.

I started with Shanel's and Mystic.

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This Shanel's is one gorgeous blue holo! Swoooooon worthy for sure.  Next I did some tape stripes, then freehanded the tribal stuff.

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I topped it off with the Holo Blast-might have covered up some of the detail-but overall, I think this came out pretty cool.  What do you think?

All right people-send me your Betta name suggestions!  I need help!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Enchanted May 2014, July 2014

My Facebook group's challenge this past week was to use black and red.  Now there is a cool combination. However, I just got in my three new Enchanted Polish and wanted to use them at the same time.

SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!

Checkers will take her last pill today for her bladder infection.  She is doing good. I'm not sure I will torture her with the drive to the vet on Saturday.  But she has this weird sore on her nose, that I think popped up while on her antibiotics.  Kind of a weird thing to happen and logically, as a nurse, that doesn't make sense. What I do know is it hurts her when I try to look in her nose and I hear a change to the sound of her purring and breathing sometimes.  She seems ok though.  I may wait a bit and see if it clears up since she finished her meds.

I've been doing what the vet told me which is to get both cats on a canned food diet. Thought I was doing good until my other cat Sam decided to get serious diarrhea.  I totally think it is from the change in his diet as he is normally my good pooper and doesn't need the extra water for that.  I have taken that away from him and the websites I looked at said to try and get him to not eat for 12-24 hours.  I'll try for a long as I can, but he ain't gonna go that long.

Poor baby is so big and fat, he is getting his butt dirty and now my fear will be that he will get a bladder infection from having a dirty butt.  I've been going after him with baby wipes, but he's sore back there. Cross your fingers that I don't have to take him to the vet instead of Checkers.  Hopefully if he goes back to his normal diet, it'll be ok.

I also got a new toy to play with.  It's supposedly a self cleaning fish tank for a Betta fish.  Now I've told you I have a 30 gallon fish tank and love it, but I've always wanted a Betta.  I saw this infomercial one morning and just had to have it.  It finally arrived and now all I need is a fish!  It's called My Fun Fish and it looks to be very cool if it does what it says.

I'll take a picture and show you once it's all set up.

Here is your silly SPOILER ALERT bottle shot.


Damn that's a ton of polish!  This is Bettina Cloud and Sunkissed, Colors by Llarowe Black Gold and JoJo with the new Enchanted May 2014 and July 2014 and Colores de Carol Holo Blast.  May is orange, July is red.  June is purple but not in this post.

Which brings me to another pet peeve.  These are MYSTERY colors and I'm cool with that, but I hate how many people complain that they don't like the colors.  Well then don't buy them.  Plus you have those that just don't want to have the surprise of the colors ruined for them by people posting them like I have here. Well don't read my blog then as I have stated spoiler alerts.

But how long do I have to wait before I can just freely post them???????

I started with Cloud and Sunkissed with Holo Blast.

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Next I couldn't decide what to do as I had just spent a ton of time doing the mani for my twinsie post.  So I did random stripes and flowers.

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I am in love with May 2014! Such an awesome orange! I kind of like how this turned out, however random and disjointed it is!

How do you feel about these monthly mystery colors from Enchanted?

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?


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