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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fun with Teal

Not a very misleading title today eh?  My brain is foggy from a cold I seem to have picked up at work.  Nothing like working in a hospital to give you access to all sorts of fun germs.  Nurses are notorious for still showing up at work, even when near collapse from illness.  They think it's heroic.  Looky me, I'm sick and still showed up to work.  I'm like, great, that's what I'll be dealing with in a few days.  Never fails.  I've been known to go to work feeling bad quite a few times I'll admit, but never when I have a fever.  That's when everyone should stay home.  That's when you are most contagious people!  Stay home!!!

I also want to gripe about holiday traffic.  Add rain to the mix and it seems people forget how to drive.  WTF?  So Monday here is a holiday and most people have the day off.  While I was trying to get to work, the stupid people who took Friday off were already on the road and in the left lane and in my way going about 40mph. This I had to deal with for about 25 miles until that traffic dumped off on a different interstate heading for the beach.  Then, I thought I was golden.  Nope. There was an accident near my job, but traffic was backed up for literally 10 miles. There I am, sitting in my car going 0mph because people are stupid and can't drive in the rain.  I was 30 minutes late for work.  Sh*t!! I knew I should have just stayed home sick.

Here we go with today's silly bottle shot.




This is Contrary Polish Aruba, Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily and Essie Go Overboard.  My camera is once again messing up the colors here.

I started with Lily and an accent of Aruba.  The sun was in hiding so here are the starting indoor shots.

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These colors are so pretty together!  I next stamped with Overboard using Cheeky jumbo plate 8 Princess Charming.  Yes I am loving these new Cheeky jumbo plates!!! Here is this step.

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Pretty cool eh?  I simply finished this off with my funky using Overboard once again.  Here are the results.

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Yes I know. This is pretty mundane and boring.  No excitement to be had.  I've got a cold people!!!

Now I'm off to lie on the couch with my blankey and my kitties.

Do you go to work sick?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Not Quite Right

The sun decided to take a day off and it rained all day long.  I actually love a chilly, rainy day especially when I have the day off and can just curl up with my cats and a blanket.

Most of the time, my camera rebels and turns all purples into blue.  Imagine my surprise when these pictures actually came out purple.  Not the right true to life purple, but purple nonetheless.  I was shocked.  No my camera does not have the white balance thingy some of you have told me to look for.  Maybe if I get really popular, I'll buy one of those fancy SLR cameras.  Even though I don't know what SLR stands for!

Just looked up the winning lottery numbers for Mega Millions which was almost 200 million and Power Ball which was almost 600 million.  I didn't win squat.  Just texted my friend to let her know we had to go to work since we didn't win.  How awesome would that be to win that much money?  Crazy awesome.  Even if I just won some of it.  I only play a dollar at a time, although this time, I spent $4.  I also only play after it has gone above 100 million.  Anything less just isn't enough for me!!!  I do have to have standards right?  I don't want to be a gambleholic as I say. Yes I made that word up.  I like it.

Here is the silly bottle shot.


This is Illamasqua Baptiste and Bettina Butterfly.  Even though these are seen as purple, they are not the correct purple.  Keep that in mind.

I started with Butterfly and an accent of Baptiste.  Here is that step.

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Butterfly has this gorgeous shimmer throughout and if the sun were out, Baptiste would have been glowing.

I next stamped with the opposite color with Cheeky jumbo plate 1 Viva Mexico. Here is that step.

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This is some type of cool Mexican pattern.  I thought it was pretty.  I finished with my funky as always.  Here are the results.

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Overall, I'm ecstatic that this is even showing as purple!  Even if it isn't the correct purple!  I wonder why all of a sudden my camera is cooperating?

Do you play the lottery?  What are your rules?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mmmm Coffee

Another crazy title for you.  Are you people still out there?  I seem to be getting very little comments lately.  Of course, maybe it's because I have been leaving very few comments on others.

Trust that I am still totally reading all of your blogs as faithfully as I always have.

Now before we get to the title at hand, I learned something rather creepy today. You see, I've been seeing all these huge bug shells all over my porch and hearing this weird sound that I just want to turn down.  Seems that it's Cicada mating time and this particular cicada only comes above ground every 17 years to have sex and make noise.  The bug shells are like the cicada abandoning it's smaller shell and making a new one like blue crabs do.  Check out this link if you want to hear the sound that's been drowning out my TV.  I had no idea what that sound was-now I know and apparently it's around for 4-6 weeks!  So crazy how these bugs live underground and know to come up every 17 years.  That's a crazy weird time frame don't you think?  So freakin random.  I wonder how they know and I wonder how they can see in the sun when this whole time they've been in darkness underground. All I know is there are creepy bug skeletons all over my porch. At least now I know what they are!

I used to be a coffee snob.  There I said it.  I used to only buy expensive whole beans from the local hip coffee house and grind them myself.  Then I stopped grinding it myself as laziness set in and had the coffee house grind it for me.  Then I bought a Keurig and now I pop little canisters in the machine and voila, coffee. I also used to drink it all day long, but then I started having trouble falling asleep.  Back in the day, I felt decaf was the Antichrist and swore that people who drank decaf were stupid.  Well, I've become stupid and am eating my words.  Dammit I hate when that happens!  Yes I have my double huge mug of regular when I get up every morning, but then I have a cup of decaf with lunch when I'm at work.  Sad the things that happen as you get older and care less and less about.

So that is the inspiration for today's mani.  Here is the silly bottle shot.


This is OPI Germanicure and The Spy Who Loved Me with Clarins 230 in the front.

I started with a full mani with Spy.  My camera is making it too orange, trust it's a stunning fire engine red with sparkle.  Here are the starting shots.

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Totally forgot my normal Ott Lite shots for this step.  Also something must be totally wrong with my eyesight.  I thought I had filed my nails to the perfect square shape.  Now I see they are still rounded.  Why can't I get them perfectly square?? So freakin irritating.

I next stamped with MoYou black special polish and Cheeky jumbo plate 7 Home Sweet Home.  Here is that step.

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Now you get my title!  I next added a layer of Clarins and my funky with Germanicure.  The bummer is, while I was driving, the Clarins shimmered the most beautiful yellows and greens and reds that I just couldn't capture, but believe me are there and stunning.

Here are the results.

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I was in such a red mood and this really made me happy.  The sparkle of the Clarins is just enough to make one cry.

Are you a coffee snob?  Are cicadas at your house too?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Friday, May 24, 2013

More Holo Fun

The sun came out to play so you all know I'd be cracking out more holos.  I was asked how many I have.  The answer is way too many!! I went and counted and I have a nice even 75 holos!  I have about 15 more on the way!  Can you even imagine just how excited I am??  Whatever you're imagining-double it!  Holos are my crack.  I just can't get enough.  The rainbows make me happy.

I don't have any good stories for you today so let's just get on with the happy ok?

Here is your silly bottle shot.



This is A England St George and Enchanted Polish Ocean Potion.  I started with George and an accent of Ocean.  Here are the starting shots.

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Damn-when did my nails get so long?  I've had nubs for so long.  I have to say I cut out all hardeners and am just a maniac with the oil.  I apply it all day long.  It seems to really have made a huge difference.  I've grown out all my peelies and splits.  I do need to do some shaping. They are seriously in need of that!

I know George doesn't look like much here-just you wait!!  Next I stamped with the opposite color using Cheeky jumbo plate 3 European Romance. Here is that step.

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Pretty cool so far right?  I finished with my funky-like you didn't already know that! Here are the results.

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Now look at George!  In lower light, he just pops with the rainbows!  I could not stop staring at my nails the whole time this was on.  It was crazy silly.

Are you addicted to holos too?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stop Staring!

Today's post is one I am really loving.  I really tried hard to make my stamping perfect and my nails perfect.  I think I did a pretty good job of it.

First, a funny story.  I had read about this cuticle remover called Blue Cross.  I decided I wanted to try it.  I went on Amazon and ordered it up.  The day it arrived however, I was amazed at how heavy and big the package was.  When I opened it up, I realized I had ordered a QUART of cuticle remover.  I totally did not pay attention to what I was buying. When will I ever use a quart of remover?  It wasn't worth it to pay to ship it back, so I kept it.  Has that ever happened to you before?

I tried it out and it's as liquid as water.  Picture me at the sink with a quart bottle trying to pour a watery liquid just on my cuticles. Was quite the funny scene.  Of course it spilled everywhere, and was all over my hands.  If only I wasn't so lazy as to get a small bowl or eye dropper to apply it.  That's for next time.  I did spend a good amount of time on my hands and nails this time.  It was over due.

Before we get to it though, I realized I hadn't shown random kitty shots lately.  Here are my babies snuggled up sleeping.


Aren't they adorable?  I know I've shown this sort of picture before. They always sleep in these positions.  I was digging how Checkers had her little paws on Sam's head.  This next picture is after Checkers got up and Sam had the whole chair to himself.


Yup, that's him in all his 26lb glory!  He's my big baby!  Although he is ten and technically a senior kitty.

Here is your silly bottle shot.


This is Rescue Beauty Lounge Stormy, Bondi Starry Night and Lime Crime Once in a Blue Mousse.

I started with a full mani of Starry Night.  This is a gorgeous dark blue with shimmer. Here are the starting shots.  Please note my gorgeous cuticles and polishing!

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For the moment, my nails are looking pretty good so I'm enjoying it while it lasts! Must be all that cuticle oil I'm bathing them in!  Isn't this a gorgeous blue?  I just love it!

Next I stamped with Blue Mousse and Cheeky Jumbo plate 1 Viva Mexico.  Here is that step.

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Now you get my title don't you?  I have to say, I did some great stamping here!!  I finished this off simply with my funky in Stormy.  I tried Selkie on my thumb, but it just wasn't a good idea.  Here are the results.

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I am totally in love with this mani and these new Cheeky plates!  They are so cool!!  I suggest you run out and get them!

Have you ever bought something and when you got it were shocked at what you got?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?




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