Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bettina Camel, Cheer, CbL Burnt Sugar, Blond Ambition

I needed a brown day.  It has been so damn long since I wore my favorite color that I should be ashamed.  I am so fixated on getting followers on Instagram and know they don't like brown, that I have sacrificed my favorite color for it.  Well no longer people!  I am gonna let my brown freak fly!

I also discovered a Bettina that I've had, but hadn't worn. It's a stunner and will be worn again.

But first, have you seen the promo for the new ZOYA Naturel collection?  You know that the Fall colors get me every time.  I've been so good not buying polish this summer, but the Fall collections will soon be showing up and I must remain strong.  I'm not even a Zoya fan most of the time.  I own a few, but it's not a brand I buy a ton of.  I'll give you a hint.  Read my first paragraph here again. I'll wait.............

YES it's BROWN! There are three browns and three plums.  The preorder is July 21-I'm not sure I'll do the preorder as I just bought some CbL-more on that in a minute.  I think I want to see swatches first. I will most likely end up with the three browns-IF they are different than the browns from last years Fall collection-I'm talking Flynn and Louise, which I own, and the darkest plum one.  I'm a sucker for those.

Actually, I just went on their website and it's letting me put them in the cart to buy.  I'm leaning towards the two darker browns and the darkest plum.  Just those three, but again, I'm going to wait for some swatches and a sale because every other time I've bought from Zoya, a few days later there's a damn sale.  I complained to them about this and they were all like too bad so sad.

As for the CbL? I had about 8 in my cart, then whittled that down to four, then got home and realized I bought one I already have a similar version of.  So I'll be selling or swapping that one.  So three from eight ain't bad! One wasn't even a holo!

OK-now on to the mani at hand.  Here's the silly bottle shot.


This is Colores de Carol Holo Blast, Colors by Llarowe Burnt Sugar, Blond Ambition, Bettina Cheer and Camel.

I started with Camel and Blond.  I have yet to do a full mani with Blond as it's so damn blingy I'm afraid of going blind!

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Damn I love this Blond holo!  Next I simply taped and added some flowers or shamrocks if you will.

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Isn't this green Cheer gorgeous???? How I long for this color in a holo.  Wouldn't that be great?

If you're one of those people that get free Zoya for swatching? Please think of me and mail them to me! Or if not, please compare the lightest brown to Flynn and the darker one to Louise from last year's Cashmere collection.  Thank you.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, July 21, 2014

CbL When Doves Cry and Flowers

Hmmmmm.  Another post, another bout of writer's block.  Checkers is sitting on my lap. She's five days into her medicine and she's back to peeing normal, but there is still blood in there.  I think she may have a little kitty cold too.

So I have new neighbors.  The other day, I was headed to work and they ambushed me in my car. HAHA. I had seen them walking in my driveway while getting ready earlier and was wondering why they were there. It seems that there was a five foot snake under their car that then went into my yard and they were following it. Welcome to the woods people. I've told you about my woods stories with the spiders and the bugs.  Yeah now they know.  Actually, I've lived here for 12 years now and never saw a snake until this past June.  I'm all for it as I have moles or voles tearing up my yard and I refuse to poison them, but if a snake eats them? Well that's just nature.

They were nice, they had come over to introduce themselves and tell me they ride motorcycles that can be loud.  I told them that I don't care about that, but loud music is what gets me.  I live in the woods for the quiet.  But damn did I feel like an old person when I said that about the loud music. Geez.  I have had a neighbor who did nothing but blast Led Zeppelin music and play drums all day and night, so yeah I worry when someone new moves in.  Now I love me some Zeppelin, but not at that volume!

I'm just happy the old neighbors left.  They had these two yappy dogs that at the time weren't leashed and would chase me and anyone who came in my driveway in a menacing way.  Once I got so mad that I screamed expletives at their house.  Come get your F-ing dogs sort of thing.  Yeah not my proudest moment, as my parents were visiting, but I'm not going to be scared to walk outside my house. Ever since that moment though, they kept them leashed.  If they hadn't, I was ready to complain.

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


This is Colores de Carol Holo Blast, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and Colors by Llarowe When Doves Cry.

I started with skittles.

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Next I wanted to do freehand stripes, but I just can't yet, so I did a lot of tape.  Then I added more flowers. It's not what was in my head, but not all that bad either!  I used acrylic paint for the design.

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I did top this off with the Holo Blast.  I like how this turned out, even if it wasn't exactly what I had in mind.

What do you think?

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Enchanted January 2014, Bettina Yellow and Vanity

My Facebook's group challenge for this week was to use blue and yellow in a mani. Since I was dealing with the vet and a sick cat the day I did this, there was not much thought put into this one.  Part of it is very cool, part is meh?

Listen to this-I was doing my regular Friday clinic right? When one of the residents made a comment about how when he's finishes, he's going to steal me away from the job I'm doing, pay me DOUBLE what I'm making now and have me be his office manager etc.  I looked at him and was like really????  I thought he was joking.  Nope-apparently, he really meant it.  He said he sees how hard I work and that kind of ethic is worth paying for.  I asked him how long before he's done.  He said three years!  So yeah, if it really happens, I'm not holding my breath.  I did thank him as it is a very nice compliment.  I would probably take him up on the offer, even though I don't do radiation oncology, I could surely learn it!

My boss decided to be a beeyotch to me which hurt because I thought we were cool. Just goes to show you, you can't trust a damn thing or person.  I mentioned how I had trained this one nurse to cover a clinic and that she was totally capable of covering the Friday clinic while I did my normal Friday clinic so she wouldn't try to pull the crap of me doing it while someone else does my clinic like I told you about before.

Her reply?  That it is not appropriate for me to assign nurses as that is her job.  WTF people? I simply replied I was just trying to help.  Know what happened? That nurse covered the clinic just as I had said she could.  Was it really worth it for her to be such a jerk?

Oh and one more thing.  I ran into this nurse I used to work with around 2004-2008. She is now a nurse manager of a floor, has her master's degree and just doing awesome.  I was so impressed and I told her so. But at the same time, in my mind, I kind of felt like maybe I should have applied myself and maybe gone farther.

I've never wanted to be anything more than just a nurse.  I love doing it, plus I hated school. I'm quite smart and just can't deal with the stupid people asking stupid questions.  But it did kind of make me think for a minute of how much farther I could have gone.  Actually, back in the day, I could have gone to medical school, just didn't want to be a doctor and all that school?  Nope not for me!

Here is your silly bottle shot.


This is Colores de Carol Holo Blast, Bettina Vanity and Yellow and Enchanted Polish January 2014.

I started with the Bettina.

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No I don't like this yellow with this blue.  I should have picked differently.  Again, mind was on my baby.  I did acrylic flowers and taped.

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Yes I am loving the flowers, not sure the middle nails go with it, but what are you going to do!?

What do you think?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


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