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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Painted Polish By Lexi Bells Of Ireland

Today I bring you my half of a twinsie post I did with someone on Instagram.  I saw a post with the shoutout asking for people to do this with her.  I saw the image and figured this was something I could do and offered to do a twinsie post with her.

Here is the print we were to recreate.


Looks pretty simple right? Well look again.  These flowers are six sided and all I know how to do are five sided flowers.  Yes people. The attention to detail has now gotten my ass involved in something I wasn't sure I could even accomplish anymore.

So it's about a month or so until my birthday and I've already bought myself my presents.  I got myself a Filofax planner and a set of 150 colored pencils to go with my coloring books.  Check it out, it's not even polish!  I've actually been very good lately and haven't bought any new polish.  That will change soon as Chaos and Crocodiles is putting out a new set of "soft" pastel holos that I must have. I've no idea what that means, but they are so pretty I must have them.

We all know the drama I went through to get a set of the Secret Agent collection because back then, stupid me said I didn't  need it.  I ain't making that mistake twice!

I need to go through and do another blog sale.  Just seems like the brands I have, people aren't really buying. Like my Rescue Beauty Lounge ones.  I don't have the motivation for that kind of project at the moment, so it's a moot point right now.

Let's get to this shall we?  Here is your silly bottle shot.


This is Painted Polish by Lexi Bells of Ireland.  It's a gorgeous light scattered holo and I love it.

Indoor Sun

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You can see the scattered holo here and it's just gorgeous.  Next I went ahead and did my five sided flowers as I knew I could accomplish that.  I worked really hard on this, trying to get the flowers spaced just right.  I used my Mundo White and Cream to make them.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
What the hell I did to mess up the last photo on my pointer finger I've no idea, but it made me feel like a big fat failure.  I had worked so damn hard and the flowers are spaced just like the pattern and I go and ruin it.  When I tried to fix it, I made it even worse.  I told the girl I was doing this with that if she didn't think I was worthy, I was ok with that.

She actually thought these were cute and decided I did ok.  That made me feel better.

Why are we our own worst critic?????

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?



Saturday, March 28, 2015

Barielle Bling It On Spring Collection 2015

I've been reviewing Barielle polish for a few months now, and so far, I've really liked doing it.  Until I got the newest set in the mail.  Yup, as I hinted at last post, it is all about the glitter.

Anyone who's paid attention here at my blog knows I'm not a fan of the glitter.  Once in a great while, I'll pull out the black and white glitter, but really I don't even own any other glitter polish.  As I looked at this set, I thought, how am I going to review something I really know nothing about?

I decided to be a professional and do my due diligence and wear each one and tell you all about them and you guys can ooooh and aaaah all you want!!!! I know a ton of you out there are all about the glitter.

Because of this, this is one huge picture heavy post. So let's get started.

Here is your silly bottle shot.


This is Barielle Golden Halo, Shooting Star, Amethyst, Sea Urchin and Angel Dust.

These are a combination of regular size glitters with microglitters in the base.  Except for Amethyst, which is all the bigger glitters.  I wore them by themselves except for Golden Halo.

Let's start with my least favorite, the green one.  For some reason, this one was thick and gloopy and did not want to play nice.

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I'm sure if I added some thinner, it may have helped this polish spread easier.  I just didn't think this one was very pretty at all.

Next let's look at Angel Dust.  Now this one it's a stunner for sure.  I actually can see myself wearing this one over something dark and vampy, or even on a nice pastel.  I wish the sun had been out as I bet the shimmery colors would have been even more gorgeous.

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This is me saying that I actually LIKE a glitter! Look at those pretty pinks, blues, oranges etc in this polish.  It's like tiny little Easter eggs on my nails!  What is hard to see is the microshimmery glitters in the base.  It's there, trust me.

Next we have Shooting Star.  Now this is a gorgeous blue on blue fest.  Barielle has declared April to be blue month-so wear all your blues!  I already have an idea of what to do with this glitter for later in the month of April for the Blue fest.

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I even had to give you an extra picture for this one as it's so cool. See how the microshimmer glows within the base? It really is a cool thing! Picture putting this on top of your favorite colors and just adding that whole different dimension.  I have future plans for this one!

The last one I have for today is Golden Halo.  This one I did plain and on top of a white polish.  We shall start with it by itself.

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Now this one is interesting as it has pink glitters with gold microshimmers.  You can see the gold flashes on the nails.  It's really cool.  Now here it is on top of a plain white polish.

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For some reason, my camera is messing with the gold microshimmer, but it's there and it's very cool!

Except for the first green glitter, the formula on these were perfect.  They went on easy and level and the glitter laid flat, which I'm told is something you want in a glitter!

I started this review hesitant and wondering if I even should do it and I'm ending it telling you that I actually really like the combination of big and micro glitters in these polish.  My favorites are the blue Shooting Star and the Angel Dust pastel glitters.

These will be available on the Barielle website starting April 1st.  Trust me, if you love glitter, you're going to want to get in on this Bling It On collection!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Essie School of Hard Rocks, Illamasqua Viridian

Oh yeah, we are going old school polish today.

I have three posts to write today and I've nothing to say.  I hate it when that happens.  I haven't felt like doing anything lately.  My mom is coming to stay for a week and I just told her that my house is a mess.  Visually, you wouldn't believe me if you just walked in my door.  Things are in their place, but if you look closer, there's litter dust everywhere and now I'm finding glitter everywhere.

Glitter you ask? You'll have to wait for my next post for that.

I am still in deep grief over my dad's death.  I still can only see him dying and in the casket.  Another part of me still can't even believe it's real.  I have his obituary and pictures of he and I on my desk, which I'll have to move before mom gets here.  I might be in the car driving and hear a song, or have a thought and it just devastates me all over again.  I'm not talking just normal tears, I'm talking full on curl up in the fetal position loud, tear your heart out sobs.  This is at least a once a day occurrence.

This happened this past Friday on my way to work.  I looked in the mirror and I had two streaks going down my cheeks from the makeup I had cried off.  I know I need to probably see a shrink, but I just haven't been able to get myself to do that yet.  I'm still going to work-except for Thursday-took that day off, and I'm still doing my nails etc.  So I'm telling myself this is still all normal grieving.

Whether it is or it isn't, doesn't matter to me right now.

OMG something in my trash can has gone over to the dark smelly side.  Holy sh*t people!  I just lit some candles and sprayed the garbage with Glade spray.  HAHAH.  Where I live, you have to take your trash to the dump and today as I write this, it's Sunday.  I'll end up putting it in my trunk later today.

Just a little bit of lighter for a minute.

All right. Here's your silly bottle shot.


This is Illamasqua Viridian and Essie School of Hard Rocks.

I started with all Essie.  I love this color.

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Oh how gorgeous is this???  It's one of the few Essie's I own and you can see why!

Next I simply did a stripe down the middle with tape.  I just wanted to show off these two colors.

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Note to self, make sure to wear Viridian by itself! Look at that shimmer!  Swoooooooon! I just thought these two together are amazing.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


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