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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SinfulColors Snow Me White, Ruby Ruby, Hot Spot and Star Blast Off

I've been asked to be a swatcher for the SinfulColors brand!  I received two different collections and was asked to start with the "Having A Blast" July 4th collection first.

Before we get to all that though, it's story time.

Remember last post when I told you mom and I got that great deal on the bedspreads? Well we are now on the lam, outlaws being hunted by a department store.  Good thing mom's in Canada right now.  I told her to stay there til the heat dies down.

She had no problem swapping out her king for a queen size at her local store.  Damn not the case for me.  I went and all I wanted was to just do an even swap.  I didn't even care about the $10 I should have gotten back as I knew we had gotten too good a deal.  Well oh hell no.  Miss thang at the store was all like how did you get this price and we never sell this for lower than $129 and on and on.

I was getting mad.  I was like if you won't do an even swap, then give me my money back and be done with it. She looked at me and said nastily, "give me a minute would ya?" Damn girlfriend, chill. She wrote down the employee code who did the sale, as she was going to get her in trouble for giving us too many discounts.  She went online, thinking maybe it was cheaper there.  Nope.  She just kept trying to figure out how we got that low a price.  What was I supposed to say?  You had it marked wrong and we didn't tell you?

Not my problem.

Next she called the store manager, which would have been my next course of action and when the manager came, she was all like sure here you go and did the swap.  After I had been arguing with the other one for about 30 minutes.

The problem now is, one end is all white.  You see, you're supposed to use the pillow shams in that area and they wanted way too much money for those at the store.  I think I found a deal on Ebay though.  For right now, there is a ton of material at the foot of the bed on the floor.  I am thinking it will look oh so much nicer with the shams.

All I know is, mom and I need to stay away from that store for awhile until the questions die down.

Oh and mom wanted me to point out that on top of all the chores I listed last post, she also stained my back deck.  I've no idea how she does she much. Never just sits.  I get tired just hearing her to do lists!

I'm burning CDs to my ipod as I write this. Seems I'm getting way too close to the 13GB that it holds. I'm going to have to pair down some stuff.

Now back to the very cool SinfulColors for today!


This is Hot Spot, Snow Me White, Ruby Ruby and Star Blast Off.

I started with skittles.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
How awesome are these? There's a cream, a jelly and a shimmer! I'm totally loving these colors!

Next I wanted to do a funky tape mani sort of thing, was better in my head.

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Still pretty cool, even if it wasn't what I was expecting! I am even digging this glitter! Yes you do have to pick out the stars, but it wasn't too difficult to do.  I just kept sticking the brush in the bottle, swirling it around and I'd catch a star.

Now SinfulColors are available at Walgreen's for $1.99. This collection will be out starting in July.

You can see more SinfulColors swatches on Facebook and Instagram as well as their website.

Stay tuned for more SinfulColors polish!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Essie Coat Couture

My mom was here for Father's Day weekend.  I know she's waiting for this blog post telling the world how she wore me out.

Well mom, here is that post!  And yes you wore me out!

We did so many chores around the house, it's insane.  She painted around the windows and front door as that hadn't been done from April when she stained the porch and painted the shutters green.  So now I have reddish brown cedar shingles on the walls, kelly green shutters and pale yellow around the windows and front door frame. It looks very nice!  Mom had started with a brighter yellow, but it was just way too bright.  I'll show you.


You can see the two different color yellows.  We went with the lighter color.

I power washed the front porch not once, but twice.  After mom had stained it back in April, there was the huge influx of pollen that stuck to the new stain and wouldn't let go.  Now it looks very nice again.  There was a very bad thunderstorm during the night and tons of branches and sticks were all over the yard. So we had to pick those up.  Keep in mind, while we did all this outdoor work, it was 95F!!!

We went shopping and I finally got my mom to spend some money on herself and get some new clothes.  She got a bunch of new shorts, pants and crop pants.  We ordered new sandals off the internet.  It's about time she had some new stuff for herself!

The best thing that happened though? We were at the mall and passed this gorgeous bedspread. Normally priced at $300.  On sale for $99.99, if you opened a store credit card, you got another 15% off and another $10 off.  We ended up paying only $75 for each bedspread.  And one of the reasons we got them at such a great price? They were mislabeled!!!  Hell, if the store is wrong, that's on them.  I'm certainly not going to correct them and pay more!!

So now mom and I have matching bedspreads.  The stupid thing though, we thought, most comforters run small, so we got King size bedspreads.  Well, apparently, bedspreads are true to size and fall to the floor.

Who knew????

So mom has already swapped hers for a Queen size.  Mine had to be ordered, and it comes today.  I may have to swap mine for a Queen as well.  When I called the store to ask them to hold one for me, the lady was all sorts of snotty and acting superior.  How was I supposed to know that bedspreads are true to size and comforters are not?????

Well I know now beeyotch!

I took pictures of the bedspread so you can see how pretty it is.



I just love the detail stitching here.  I can't wait to get mine!  And yeah, it's freakin awesome we got this for $75 instead of paying $300!!!!

Never pay retail people!!!!!

Now because we did so much work, I didn't have time to do any nail art.  I just swatched Essie Coat Couture for you.  This is a matte, but I added top coat as I hate matte!

This is a gorgeous color!

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
Check out all that shimmer!  OMG it's a beautiful polish!  Go get yourselves one right now!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Friday, June 26, 2015

Polish My Life Stripped, Commando and Little Red Dress

It seems a lot of you were curious enough to click the link meant for the guy who disappeared. Because of that, it's now one of my top five posts this week.  I wrote that back in 2011 and I still think it's hilarious! I hope you guys did too.

I think I've finally had enough at work.  I am no longer going to get involved in the Stupid bullsh*t. They were told their jobs were changing as of two days ago.  And as of two days ago, they still haven't made her get off her ass and do some work.  There's been crying, nasty emails, threats of quitting and yet no work is being done. Still. I have had a clinic taken away and more work added to my load and yet they still get to do nothing.

I'm just tired.  So freaking tired of the whole thing.  The bosses keep saying this will happen and  yet nothing does.  So I'm done.  I'm washing my hands of the whole mess.  I'm going to keep my head down, ignore them and do my work, and leave when the day is done.  I think it's the only way to keep my sanity.  I'm afraid if I don't, I'm going to explode in a huge ball of rage.

I'm hopeful that Stupid will just up and quit.  She's useless anyway.  She's been there 3.5 years so far and still doesn't know her job.  That's quite long enough don't ya think?

Remember a few posts back when I had a black white and red idea but it came out grey and blue? I decided to do a true black white and red mani for today.

Here's the silly bottle shot.


This is Polish My Life Commando, Stripped and Little Red Dress.

I started with all Stripped.

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You gotta love a nice white base.  Next I took a bunch of nail vinyls and did some flowers.

Flash

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Ignore the freakin schmear! Damn that makes me so mad.  I read to avoid that, you wipe your top coat brush off in between each stroke to not drag the color.  I will definitely do that next time.  It always seems to happen with reds.

Other than that, I love this mani.  That tiny hint of green in the flowers is just perfect!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Chaos and Crocodiles Spun Sugar Magic, Protocol and CbL Mercy

So the proverbial sh*t has hit the fan at work.  Big time.  Big time.  Yes it needs repeating.  There are emails being flung, threats of a walkout, crying, and a nasty letter from a doctor.  I am trying my damnedest to stay out of this, but it's getting harder and harder to lie and pretend like I don't know what's going on.  The part I don't like, is I'm being added as being with them in their hatred of the boss and they're threats to quit.  But I can't say anything as they don't know I know everything.

Part of the problem I think, is the way the proposed changes are being delivered.  In a very backhanded, shady sort of way.  I even had my own little freakout after hearing some of things being told to my coworkers.  I have been told this entire time that it doesn't affect me, that I'm doing a fabulous job (natch) and for me not to change a thing that I'm doing.  Then Stupid comes from her one on one meeting with the boss and tells an entirely different story.  Like how we are going to lose our office, our desks, our way of doing things etc.

Yeah I have a problem with not having a desk.  And I made my self crystal clear to one of the doctors there, that if I'm expected to continue doing what I do, I have to have a desk.  Since I've been there, they have moved me three different times to three different desks.  Each time I hated it, but I had a desk.  I would rather not leave where I am now, but if I have to I will.  I can't possibly do what I do without one.

Oh and my mom sent me photos of my dad's headstone.  First time for me to see it.  So yesterday was not a good day at work.  Did a bit of crying at my desk.  With Father's Day coming in a couple days, it has not been easy at all.  On top of having to deal with a busy work day and one crazy a** patient. I got home and was so tired, I fell right asleep.

Here is your silly bottle shot.


This is Chaos and Crocodiles Spun Sugar Magic and Protocol, Colors by Llarowe Mercy.

I started with all Sugar.  This is more purple IRL and not a dupe for IKOABD by Enchanted Polish.


Outdoor Sun

Outdoor Sun
Next I took some aztec nail vinyls and recreated the pinky nail from my last post.

Outdoor Sun

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Not quite as perfect as my last post, not sure I'm totally loving it.  I do now have the correct watermarbling tools in my possession and just may be trying to marble in the near future.

Wish me luck.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, June 22, 2015

Chaos and Crocodiles Subterfuge, EP October 2014, Custom Holo

I've officially counted my Enchanted Polish collection.  I'm at 120 so far.  I wish I hadn't counted as now I can do a guesstimate as to how many total polish I own.  Shall we do the math together? 120 per book case and I have 6 bookcases which makes 720 plus the 20 bottles on top of each one which adds another 120 for a total of 840.

Hmmmmmmmmmm.  840.

That's not as many as I had envisioned in my head.  This is only a guess it's not a factual number but it's much lower than what I had feared I own.  This does not include the 75 or so I still need to sell. I had figured closer to 1000.  So 840 sounds pretty good to me right about now.

What's your number?

It's been hot as hell here.  Mid 90sF.  Plus I've been swinging from cold to sweaty for the past few days.  I'm on antibiotics so I'm hoping it's just a reaction to that, but there's a niggle in the back of my mind that's wondering if I'm perimenopausal.

Yup.  I went there people.  I'm getting up there (47) and that's roughly the time it starts right? Yes I know I should go and see a gyno and have blood work done, but I'm really just too lazy at the moment for all that nonsense.  If this crap keeps continuing, I'll most likely need to.

So today's mani is a cool one I think.  I used a new to me nail vinyl brand and shape and I have to say, I'm in love and can see many many future manis with this design.  I even ordered more already!

Here's the silly bottle shot.


This is Enchanted Polish October 2014, a custom holo and Chaos and Crocodiles Subterfuge.

I started with all Subterfuge.  You've seen this before!

Outdoor Sun

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This is much more yellow IRL.  But yeah that rainbow-swooooooooooon.

Next I used nail vinyls and did this.

Outdoor Sun

Outdoor Sun
How awesome is this????? I am LOVING the pinky big time.  I see a full mani with that design in my near future. Kind of an abstract tribal thing happening here.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Saturday, June 20, 2015

CbL When Doves Cry, Chaos and Crocodiles Black Ops

So remember when I told you about that really awesome date I had? And that he would become fodder for this blog if he messed with me? Well let's just say, that since he really isn't worth my time or the space on this blog, that I shall be directing him, if he happens to check, to a very early post in my blogging career that was actually aimed at another similar situation.

So please if you're checking this, click here for your message.

Now back to what I wanted to talk about.  It seems the sh*t has really hit the fan at work.  They finally had the secret meeting and my coworkers were told their jobs as they know them are over. Now they have no idea that I'm well aware of what's going on.  Part of me feels very guilty over this. They assumed that it was just bad timing that I had already left work when they had the meeting.

Sh*t.

They want to meet with each one of us individually.  Stupid had her meeting first and was told all sorts of things that were not mentioned at that meeting.  Stuff that now has me freaking out a little even though I'm told not to.

Like, my office is going away, that I won't have a desk, that I won't be doing my Doctor conferences. These are things I like about my job.  I like that I have a desk so I at least know I have a little corner to myself.  I have a red cart that has all my work on it.  Are they going to take away my cart? What about my locked cabinet where I keep my files since 2009 and my purse?

They aren't talking right now.  These things have not been worked out.  I have to say, I really don't want to do something different.  I sort of feel like I'm being punished along with them, when I'm constantly told how awesome I am.

I'm just not good with change people.  I have a routine, I know what to do when and what's due when etc.  Yes I've told the doctor I work with all this.  My coworkers are all talking about finding other jobs.  I just can't do that right now. I just hope it all works out ok.

Now let's get to it.  Here's the silly bottle shot.


This is Colors by Llarowe When Doves Cry and Chaos and Crocodiles Black Ops.

I started with all Doves.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
Someday there will be a true white holo.  In my head I envisioned a black and white theme with tiny flowers alternating back and forth between the black and white halves.  I need to work on smaller flowers!

It still came out cool.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
I wanted to use red, but I don't own any red Mundo yet!!!!  HAHAHA!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Enchanted Polish Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Chaos and Crocodiles Reconnaissance and Wishing Star Sky

Today I shall be bashing Facebook.  If you live your life by the posts in FB, you may want to look away.  Oh and there will be lots of swearing.

We all know that I have been using the alias Fingers now for the past four years.  I have my regular 200 readers so I'm not garnering a huge pocket of the polish world.  I fly just under the radar and don't make waves except for my domain here, which in fact, I pay my $10 a year to say whatever the f*ck I want.

My posts have auto populated to Facebook and Twitter since I started.  I honestly stayed away from getting involved so to speak with posting and groups until the last year or two.  All my social media pertaining to this blog all have the same name so people can easily find me.  You don't know my real name, but if you know my blog's name, you can find me on all the platforms.

I even started my own Facebook group and while I am in other groups, I don't comment.

So imagine my shock when I get a message saying that my name has come under suspicion as being fake.  First let's state the obvious, no sh*t sherlock.  Second, let's try to figure out how after four years, I am now being caught? Yes I do believe someone out there turned me in.  I don't believe this is random and I'm pissed.  There is a reason I use an alias, besides easy recognition on all the social media, there are shady people from my past that I would rather them not find me.

Facebook's reasoning? They want the community to be a safe place where you know who you are talking to. F*ck that sh*t.  People know me as Fingers and know damn well who they are talking to.

I know damn well there are people out there using fake names.

In order to use Facebook, I was forced to change to my real name.  Now I have two accounts in my real name. Let's see how long it takes for me to get busted for that! They will not let me change my name again for sixty days.  So I have my group keeping track of the days until I can change back to a pseudonym.  Fingers something.  I haven't decided yet.  My last name is very unique so if I use that, I can still be found.

So now people who get messages from me don't know who I am.  So how is that helping Facebook you f*cking piece of sh*t?  Worst case scenario, I may just quit Facebook all together.

58 days and counting.................

All right.  Here's the silly bottle shot for today.


This is Chaos and Crocodiles Wishing Star Sky and Reconnaissance with Enchanted Polish Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (in the orignal fattie) in the middle.

I started with all Lucy.

Outdoor Sun

Outdoor Sun
I still haven't decided what color this is.  Frosty pinky purple? Next I did tape and freehand flowers again.  I'm liking that combo at the moment!  Seems people thought this was cooler than my last one.


Indoor Sun

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Instagram people really liked this one a lot.  I think part of it was the purplefest.

What do you guys think of the Facebook crap?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

NCLA III, Chaos and Crocodiles Tropical Candy Flowers, CbL Lucy I'm Home

Oh people.  Today's mani is so freakin cool that I don't ever want to take it off!

The crazy thing is, it started out as something totally different.  I had finally ordered some of the nail vinyls out there.  I was going to do this crazy gradient thing, but the damn vinyl I was using did not cooperate.  I had no idea that I was going to have to pick out all the teeny tiny pieces in order to use the pattern.  I had little triangles all over me and my nails.

It wouldn't lay flat on my nail, then when I went to take it off, it was not a crisp clean transfer.  For the first time, a mistake turned into something fabulous.

A bit about work. I heard a rumor having to do with my job.  Now I'm the type to freak out, think the worst.  Cry, freak out.  Yeah.

I got an email from one of the doctors I work with.  He tries to keep me calm.  Tells me not to put stuff in writing as it's always there.  I try hard to follow that rule. Usually, I pop off some words spewing and totally regret it later.  I'm trying to do better.  So his emails to me are always cryptic so others won't know WTF.

This time it was "don't follow the lemmings who are jeopardizing their job."  Seems Stupid took it upon herself to tell the boss how we all are job hunting and then going to group quit from burn out.

Maybe Stupid is job hunting, but hell if she will EVER talk for me.  Hence the lemmings in that email to me.  I sure hope they had the meeting that's been coming for awhile after I left.  I just don't need to be there.

My new rule is to not get involved.  Gonna keep my head down, do my job, go home.  I'm damn good at what I do and I don't need them dragging me down.

All right! Let's get to the awesomesauce.  Here's the silly bottle shot.


This is NCLA III, Colors by Llarowe Lucy I'm Home and Chaos and Crocodiles Tropical Candy Flowers.

I started with all NCLA.

Outdoor Sun

Outdoor Sun
Look closely, this has a gorgeous shimmer in it.  Again, the plan was to do the two middle nails with an intricate triangle pattern gradient.  Told you what happened to that.  Instead I did a tape mani color block, then added flowers.  I covered the ruined middle nail with CC.

Here are the amazing results!

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
OMG!!!! I so hope you guys love this as much as I do.  Even my flowers came out pretty cool.  The colors are perfect together and the hint of green is just so right on.

Yeah can you tell I'm in love with this?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chick Rocker Chick

Gonna let you all in on a secret.  I'm damn good at getting polish during frantic restocks.  You know the ones that sell out in less than a minute?  Yeah, I'm a Jedi Master at them.

So I've been getting polish for my friend Cathy in Australia.  First was a set of the Chaos holos and then she asked if I could try to get the Pipedream Polish neons. I already had a set that I had gotten before the polish world went nuts for them.

I'm going to give you my blow by blow so you will feel how it was.

I was at work and the restock had been set for 1pm.  Seems people had started messing with the site hours before and there was a hint that the whole thing would be cancelled.

Starting at 12:59, I hit refresh and refresh and refresh until the stock is there.  I immediately put it in my cart, the site crashes.

Sh*t.

Refresh, refresh, refresh.  Site back, check out, view cart.  Site crashes.

Sh*t.

Refresh, refresh, refresh.  Site back.  In check out area, try to log in.  Site crashes.

Sh*t.

Refresh, refresh, refresh.  Won't let me log in as the site keeps crashing.  So instead, I fill in all the information. Site crashes.

Sh*t.

Keep in mind, this whole time, I'm at work, yelling at the computer saying come on come on come on. Refresh, refresh, refresh.

Finally, try to go to PayPal. Site crashes.

Sh*t.

Refresh, refresh, refresh.  Finally, I get an order number.  Site crashes.

WOOHOO!

But then there's word of an over sell and it takes two days for me to find out that I was successful.  I got them yesterday and will ship them to Australia shortly. I do believe I may have been the first order through. My order number ended in 1.

This whole event literally took five minutes.  My PayPal receipt was stamped 1:05. Had the item in my cart within one second, the rest was trying to get through the site crashes. My advice to people out there is to never give up, refresh all the time and practice. Seconds count in these things!

My coworker afterwards was like WTF? Non polish people just don't get it.

Now last post I told you about how I ruined my mani.  I was not going to do a whole new design.

Here is the silly bottle shot.


This is Chick Rocker Chick. See the purple shimmer in there?  Swooooooooooon.

I did a full mani.

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This is dark, vampy and the most awesome deep shimmer ever.  It's one of the only Chick I saved as it's so gorgeous.

Just know that the next post has what could be my most awesome mani to date.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Friday, June 12, 2015

KOH Biggest Fan, Chaos and Crocodiles My Favorite Color Is Unicorn, Lynnderella Love, Lace and Lilacs

Remember when I was all about the KOH polish? Haven't touched them since the day I got them. Since the sun wasn't shining, I thought I'd use one of them.  Then I ruined it, not once but twice.  For the squeamish, you may want to skip ahead.

I had told you before that my cat Sam had been throwing up.  I've been regularly brushing both cats and it's been helping a ton.  I haven't had to clean up any piles at all.  Now picture that I've just finished my mani, and Sam starts scooting his butt across the floor.

All those with pets knows exactly what I'm talking about.

Sam weighs 27 pounds so sometimes he has a cling on so I thought that was what it was.  I grabbed a tissue, ran to him and it was not a cling on, but a stuck poop.  Yup, I went there.  It happened so fast and he was in distress that I didn't think about what I was doing.  I grabbed and pulled.

Shall we call it by the medical term? Disimpaction.  Does that make it less yucky? I'm a nurse, so I've seen and done it all over the past 20 years of my career.  A stuck poop is nothing to me. What actually ruined my fresh new mani was me not paying attention when I was washing my hands.  I was a little too vigorous and yup ruined it.  Since I was going to work the next day, I had to remove it and start over.

You all know how I normally refuse to do that.  Oh and remember, I warned you to skip ahead if you were squeamish!

Here is the silly bottle shot.


This is Lynnderella Love, Lace and Lilacs, KOH Biggest Fan and Chaos and Crocodiles My Favorite Color Is Unicorn.

I started with all  KOH.

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This really is a gorgeous dark green grey.  I love it.  Next I decided to do a stripe of glitter down the middle and I should have stopped there.  Adding the holo topper is what killed it, I think.

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Of course, what I think is a fail, always has someone telling me how much they love it.  Maybe if the sun had been out it may have been prettier in my mind.  Who knows.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


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