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Friday, December 23, 2016

Liquid Sky Lacquer Pumpkin Pie

So I've decided to give Siri a try.  Ever since I got an iphone that included it, I turned it off.  Just figured it was a gimmicky type thing.  But every time I go get my hair done, my hair dresser uses Siri for all sorts of things.  So I decided I'd give it a try.

The default voice is a female American voice.

Oh hell no.

I downloaded the Australian male voice as it was either that or British.  Sorry UK! So far, I have used it to call my mom and I texted her once as well.  I have my location turned off and I keep forgetting to try to use it.  The other day I wanted to call the police, and I kept asking Siri to look up the State Police phone number and Siri wasn't getting it.

Maybe there's a trick to using it that I haven't figure out yet.  I just Googled it and found a site that lists 69 uses for Siri. Very cool information to be had there.  When I was getting my hair done and downloading Siri, my hairdresser told her Siri "I love you Siri"

To whit, Siri replied something like "Hold me tight" She and I started laughing so damn hard we were crying as it was so unexpected.  The website does say to ask Siri important life questions to see what humorous things Siri says back.  I definitely need to use it more to get in the habit.

Let's see.  Work stuff.  Ms Princess really didn't talk to me last week at all.  Not that I'm complaining whatsoever. It seems they told her that when her replacement starts, she will only be given a week to show her the nitty gritty as it were before she is moved out of the position.

I mean if she didn't get to keep the job as she isn't doing it right, why would you want her to teach the new person wrong???

All I know is that I keep my head down and do my job.  It's kept me surviving for this long!

Oh why did I want to call the police??

I was driving home from work this past Friday and this guy was driving like a damn maniac.  I mean I drive fast, but I don't zip in and out of lanes almost causing accidents like this guy was doing.  I didn't want to call 911 as I didn't think this was an emergency per se.

He had a vanity plate, so it was easy to remember and when I got home, I called the local State Police to tell them and guess what?? Dude gave me attitude big time.  Like how do I know he hasn't gotten off the interstate and why am I not still following him?  Gee, I'm sorry, I was trying to do the right thing.

Next time, I'll just start a high speed pursuit and do your job for you.

For today, this is one of my other first Liquid Sky Lacquers.  Pumpkin Pie.

Indoor Sun
Indoor Sun
This is like a light burnt orangey brown holo and of course I love this kind of color! This is a strong linear holo, where the other LSLs I've shown you this week were more scattered.

I much prefer linear, but that's just me!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Liquid Sky Lacquer Autumn Thyme

EDIT****

I was NOT hacked by Moscow! It was a hacker pretending to be PayPal and I fell for it! People do NOT do like I did.  PLEASE click on the from link and see who is really sending you stuff.  I gave away everything.  I've since had to cancel my credit cards, checking account, mark my credit report and social security stuff.  They actually tried to get $1000 from me today that thankfully they didn't get as I had closed the account.

I feel so stupid!  People please be careful out there!!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled program..........

I bought seven CDs yesterday people.  Ever since I loaded my music onto my iphone, it's way too easy to just go to the itunes store click a button and boom it's there.

What did I buy this time you ask?

The newest The Pretty Reckless even though I said before I wouldn't.  I resampled it and decided to get it.  Then this guy from the dating site turned me on to a new to me band called One Eyed Doll. They freakin rock big time.  I highly suggest if you like metal punk to check them out.  I had to buy all of their CDs for a complete set.

Yeah, I'm like that.

Speaking of the dating site, I have a funny for you.

Got a message from a guy who's handle is "romanticperv".  Original right??  Anywho, he tells me he lives close by, is 6 feet tall and blond etc etc.  There is no photo with it.  I reply need a photo, I don't talk to people without a photo.

To whit, he replied, I can send you one, but I want you to know I'm married.  To whit, I reply, I don't do that.

He then replies, I just want to be honest with people.  To whit, I reply, your wife would be so proud.

And dammit if he didn't reply back!  I thought we had something, a connection of sorts!

LOL!

Another tangent, I got a postcard in the mail that the hair product Wen has a class action lawsuit against it. Claims are that it makes people's hair fall out.  If you don't know what Wen is, it's a sulfate free, cleanser free conditioner type product that says it will clean your hair with conditioner.  I tried it a few times, it was OK but it did take color out of my hair which it claims it doesn't do.

This was years ago.  Apparently there must be some data base that keeps track of people who bought this product.  Got mine from QVC.  The post card told me to log in and pick whether I wanted a flat $25 or if I had proof that it made my hair fall out, which it didn't do to me so yeah I picked the $25.

It's a tank of gas!

Now let's look at the very first Liquid Sky Lacquer I bought.  Autumn Thyme.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
Oh yeah people.  This is a gorgeous light grassy green holo and I love it.  Every time I wear this, I wonder why I don't pull it out more often!!!

What new music are you listening to?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, December 19, 2016

Liquid Sky Lacquer Wink

Remember when I told  you how Sam was sick and constipated? Well, update time! He is doing so much better. He has gained back a pound he had lost, he has been running and playing as well as talking to the outdoor birds again like he does.  He and I had been doing 3cc of Lactulose medicine followed by 10cc of water three times a week.

Lately though, it seems like it's too much laxative and he is having loose poops, which we don't want of course. So I have decided I'm going to cut it down to 2cc and go from there.  I don't want him to get sick again.  The only thing he is still doing is vomiting actions, most of the time just dry heaves, but sometimes water like stuff comes up.  I haven't figured out when or why this is.

I'm just so happy he is doing so much better.


Here he is! My big boy who is fourteen years old and still plays!

Woke up the other morning to an email telling me that Moscow hacked my PayPal account.  Nice. So I had to prove I was me and upload all my banking info again and now they want your drivers license.  I still really haven't figured out 1Password yet and really need to do so as it will generate a new random password for you.

In four days, I will be driving to NY where it has been 17 below 0 and there is tons of snow. I cannot wait! I love the snow and cold and plan to play in it with my niece and nephew.  Then Christmas will be all over.  This year has flown by!

All right, let's look at another Liquid Sky Lacquer.  This one is called Wink.


Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
Isn't this pretty? It's a light blue with a pink purple flash. You can see it better in the bottle shot.  It is a bit brushstrokey, but I didn't add a top coat which most likely would have covered that up.  Was feeling quite lazy that day!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?



Friday, December 16, 2016

Natural Nails Or Not?

The saga continues with that patient's wife who has been yelling at me. I told you about her a few posts back how she put in an official complaint email about me.  I did have to respond to that and refute each point stating how each and every complaint she had was a lie.

She hasn't stopped since.  It is insane how this woman has it out for me. When they came to see the doctor the first time, she sat on the exam table and made her sick husband sit in the chair next to her. She then watched the CMA draw blood from him telling her which vein to use!  No she isn't medical whatsoever.  During the appointment, she demanded coffee like she was at Starbucks not the doctor's office.

The next day, I literally busted my a** pulling strings, calling supervisors so I could get all his remaining testing he needed done the next three days. Trust this is unheard of to get these tests done this quickly.  I had them all set up for them.  When I called her to tell her all about this, it still wasn't good enough.  She started yelling at me again and she said "this is very inconvenient right now" like her husband's cancer is inconvenient to her.

Isn't that awful??

She then asked me a ton of questions, which had been answered in the doctor's appointment the day before, but I went through it all with her again until there were some I couldn't answer but told her I would find out for her and call her back.  Oh no that wasn't good enough so she demanded I get the two different doctors to call her to explain this stuff.  Within ten minutes, both doctors had called her and talked to her.

The next day I was off.

Did that stop her from talking bad about me?

What do you think?

She apparently had an issue about something and stormed into the clinic and just started going off on one of the nurses there, throwing my name out there basically saying I'm a piece of crap who hasn't done anything for them.  There was a nurse talking to a patient on the phone sitting next to this commotion right? The patient on the phone could hear this woman screaming and thought they were in danger from this woman.  I felt bad that this nurse got the brunt of this wife as I had been trying to shelter everyone else from her behavior.

But on the other hand, now my boss has first hand experience with this woman so if she had any doubts about what I had told her was going on went out the window.  I ended up writing a four page document detailing all she has done and said the past week so if she continues to abuse me, we will make her sign a behavior contract and if she doesn't abide, she will be banned.

I sure hope that happens!

So that is why I could care less when Ms Princess was crying on me at the time.

All right.  Moment of truth.  Are these my natural nails, or EZ dip gel nails?



This is at arms length.  What do you think?? Look pretty matte and natural to me!

Now let's see macro.



Were you fooled? Obviously in macro, you can see the bumps and dents of the EZ dip gel.  This is three dips of the clear gel with matte top coat.  I'm pretty confident this will pass at work once the polish ban goes into effect.  I am determined to keep my length!

What do you think? Any tips for me to make them look more natural? This is also after a week of wear with no polish at all.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Liquid Sky Lacquer Moonlight and Roses

A few posts ago, I asked you guys to write me some apps you use on your iphone.  Well no one did so I went on the internet and googled and just started looking up apps in the app store.  I was asked to mention the ones I use at the moment.  I took screenshots of my iphone so we could go through them.
Here is page one.


New ones I just added are the Camera+ which is very cool for taking pictures. Netflix as I plan on signing up so I can see the Gilmore Girls reboot.  Journal I told myself I was going to do and haven't. Evernote for writing documents and scanning things-looks cool but haven't really played with it much. Plated is the food delivery service I've told you about.  You'll see that in a future post. Albert is a budgeting app that tells you where your money is going each month thing-really like that one as well as Mint.  It's a pain to enter all the info but once you do these two are to help you stay on financial track.  I really use these two daily.  Elevate is a brain game app that I like as it exercises the brain, Curiosity is like news and 1password holds all your passwords and I haven't quite figured it out yet.  But it will be cool once I do!

Here is page 2


I added TMZ, the other food delivery ones I was looking into Hello Fresh and Blue Apron, Credit Karma is awesome I use this all the time to keep up with my credit.  Chase, Wells Fargo and T Rowe Price are banking apps.  Headspace and Calm I really haven't used.  They are for meditation stuff. 2Do is for lists, LinkedIn for professional stuff, sky guide is cool as sh*t if you love looking at the stars the same as the moon app. Love those.  Just added 8 Ball Pool which is cool but doesn't follow official pool rules.  POF for dating and some TV channels.

And lastly, page 3


You can see I have four Mixed Sh*t categories for stuff I never use and didn't want cluttering up my space. Don't do Truebill as it sucks a**. It is supposed to help you with you budget etc but doesn't work for crap. That's why it got relegated to page 3. Now I did try having all these apps do the notifications thing, go in the notification center etc.  What that did was kill my battery.  It went from full to half to waking up to it being at 9%.

Oh hell no.

So I turned all that off except for the app icons.  I do like seeing those numbers.

There you have it.  Now PLEASE send me apps you like!

Today we have Liquid Sky Lacquer Moonlight and Roses.


Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
Holy crap ignore my dry skin!!! Send me the names of your favorite hand lotions!!! This is a gorgeous pink holo. Just for you pink lovers out there!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, December 12, 2016

Rescue Beauty Lounge Mismas

So I can't talk smack about the new girl as I'm starting to like her.  She tells me I'm amazing and that I do a really great job (natch) and of course I have to agree with her! What I don't get though, is that if she thinks what I'm doing is the closest thing to true nurse navigating (which I made up myself), why isn't she doing it with her patients?  It's one of those conundrums.

The drama continues with Ms Princess.  I am so tired of her pulling me out of the office so she can cry on me. You'd think she'd be embarrassed but oh no she isn't. You look at her wrong and she cries. The latest is that they have hired her replacement.  She found out through the grapevine, which I agree is a sh*tty way to find this out.

So she pulled me out into the hall to cry about that.  Asking me to tell her if I hear anything about her. I had other things on my mind which I will get into at a later post, and I just shot mind arrows at her forehead the whole time she was crying on me. Don't say you haven't done that to someone who annoys you!

Another morning, I had just gotten to work, my coat still on and she starts asking me about December 26 as I have taken it off to go to NY for Christmas.  She started asking me if there was going to be clinic or conference that day as there normally would be on a Monday.  I told her I assume so.  She kept asking, I kept saying I assume so.

She didn't like that.

I told her that the doctor is on vacation this week and I can't ask him to find out for her that day.  I thought it was a closed conversation.

I forgot this was Ms Princess.

Later that day she pulled me into an exam room and started crying on me again saying I was mean and she doesn't want us to fight and made me hug her and sh*t.  In my head I'm thinking what the f*ck is going on right now?  What fight?

Oh wait it gets even better!

The next day I was off and the next day I worked, the new girl told me how Ms Princess had talked smack about me behind my back about our supposed fight.  Now mind you, I know damn well Ms Princess pulls this sh*t, but to be confronted with it like this just boggles my mind.  She's crying asking me to tell her if I hear anything about her and yet she's talking smack behind my back the very next day when I'm not there?

Wow.

I cannot wait for her to get the f*ck out of my office and go away and let the replacement start.  You have no idea just how tired I am of her and this crap.

I want to mention that today is my dad's birthday.  He would have been 72 and I miss him a lot.

Today we have a gorgeous purple cream, created by Rescue Beauty Lounge in concert with Michelle Mismas of All Lacquered Up.  The first blog I ever followed.  I give you Mismas.


Flash


Flash
This is the old formula back before everyone insisted on five free crap.  The formulas on these olders RBLs are insanely good and I wish she never changed her formula.  I think it's partly why she ended up closing what was a very profitable and great nail polish line.  I miss those days.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A England Perceval

Remember back a year ago or so I was doing that food delivery service called Plated? How I loved it but it was just too much food for me.  Well, I've signed back up as they have made a smaller minimum order and I jumped on it.  My first two meals are going to be Fontina and Brie grilled cheese sandwiches with Fig Compote, the other being a Gnocchi in a Parmesan broth.  No I'm not a vegetarian, it just happens I picked those two.

I think I've told you that I watch the Food Network all the time.  I consider myself a foodie, even though with my Crohn's disease, I can't eat what I want.  If it's something I really want to try I do anyway!  I've decided that I could show you pictures of my plates from this service in some posts if I don't have polish to show you.

Or I could do pictures just from my life sort of thing.  It's still a work in progress in my head.

When you read this it will be 18 days until Christmas.  Where the hell did this year go? I've no idea. It will also be almost two years since my dad died.  It still feels very raw to me but I am doing better than I was two years ago for sure.

I had one of the worst days last week that I've had in a long time.  First that patient's wife who yelled at me put in a formal complaint against me for which I had to meet with my boss.  Then yet another patient yelled at me and started calling me a liar, which I am not ever so that really hurt and the icing on that day was that I found out one of my favorite patients had died.  She had been with me since I started working there in 2009.

For her to have lasted this long was a feat and I had gotten close to her and really liked her.  It was very hard to see her decline and to see the changes in her the sicker she got.  So yeah I cried several times at work that day.

Cool thing was, my boss knew that I would not have done what that patient's wife was claiming in her complaint.  I ended up calling her the next day and she and I apologized to each other, which was cool, but the formal complaint had already done it's damage.

Oh and there was a fairly new nurse there on Thursday, not there on Friday.  She had been fired. I am trying to find out why as we are so short staffed, that unless she did something bad, I would have thought they would have put her somewhere else.  I'll let you know once I find out...........

Today I decided I wanted an in your face red polish.  Here is A England Perceval.


Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
This is not a true holo, but more a softly scattered one as A England is known for.  How pretty is this?  I just love it.

Just noticed that my 128 GB iphone really only has 113GB available.  Is there really 15GB in hardware in there for iOS 10??

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, December 5, 2016

Colors by Llarowe Gemini Rising

I wanted to thank you for the feedback when I asked if you'd still come here if I didn't have nail polish pictures anymore due to the impending ban at my work.  There was one who said they wouldn't, which I get.  This is supposed to be a nail polish blog and without it, I get that some people won't come back.  Since the ban hasn't happened yet, I honestly don't know what I will do.  I might be too lazy to polish just to take it right back off.

I did however, find the holy grail matte top coat to trick them at work into thinking I have naked nails. I have it on now and it's genius.  It's from Oceans of Beauty where I get my clear dip gel from. My code FPM20 is still active, so if you haven't used it yet, you still can. I will be getting back ups of this matte top coat for sure.

I finally transferred all my music from my 3GS iphone to my new 7+ iphone.  I figure since I have 128GB I should use it! Listening to it in the car, there are pros and cons.  First of all the sound quality is amazing.  I had no idea the 3GS ruined the sound quality.  Then there is the issue that I can't get it to play as loud as I would want.  It's already maxed out at 30 and I've got it on 25-26 most of the time. I have tried both using Bluetooth as well as the USB cord.  The only difference is the way it shows on my display.  I prefer the display with the cord, but then my phone doesn't fit in the little space without bending the cord.

The one thing I cannot stand is when a text message comes through it is loud as hell.  I mean jump out of your skin scary loud as I have the music so loud.  I'm not about to turn that off every time I get into the car.  I had hoped that by using the USB and ipod setting, this wouldn't happen, but it did. I do love the sound quality though.  But I haven't decided if the other cons outweigh this one pro.

I've also been downloading apps like a mad man.  Again, I have all this space and I've decided I'm going to use it! I'm not a gamer person, so these are for life stuff.  Helping with your finances and saving and telling you where your money is going each month sort of things.  A couple of journal apps, but haven't done those yet.  If you know any good help with your life apps, please let me know!

Or just any good apps, let me know!

All right.  Today we have one of my top favorite green polish.  It is CbL Gemini Rising.


Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
Let's all just take a moment and stare.........................................................................................

Damn that's a pretty one don't you think?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Friday, December 2, 2016

Illamasqua Phallic

Oh yeah people. It's the day where I wore my favorite named polish.  I'm telling you, unless there is Divine intervention, February 1st is coming and I have to wear my sacred colors.  Those who have been with me since the beginning know it's been YEARS since I last wore this polish.

I decided a loss in the nail polish battle needed Phallic worn as a sort of f*ck you to the establishment.

Did I tell you that my boss made me get my flu shot while I was sick? I can't remember if I did or not. The deadline was December 1st so I had told her back in August that that was the day I would get my shot.  Well she had other plans.  It made my cold stick around much longer.

I also left out an important detail in the meeting I had with the second in command.  JCAHO had been doing a mock survey that entire week.  This is the people who determine whether you get certain certifications etc. Apparently, my department didn't do well at all.  It was the clinic and the treatment room that had a lot of things wrong with it.

Once the second in command found out I worked in that department, she just kept referring back to the fact that our area did poorly.  The timing of my meeting couldn't have been worse.  I doubt things would have gone differently, but that fact alone made her less inclined to even hear what I had to say.

As I write this, it's the last of my five days off I get every year for Thanksgiving.  It's just how my schedule works. I've been piddling around the house, I raked my back yard, cleaned my back gutters and got caught up on a ton of magazines I had.  I'm also babysitting my neighbor's cat.  She watches mine when I'm gone and I watch hers. It's a cool arrangement.

I've got nothing new to discuss at work except the new girl who was told she was hired to overhaul the navigator program is hitting walls from people who don't want to change as they've been doing the same thing for years.  She said to me that if this isn't why she was hired, that she would move on. As she designed from the ground up the program at another hospital.

I don't envy her this job at all.  I do my thing, keep my head down.  Oh and occasionally get torn a new one by family members.

So I called the patient right? Introduced myself told him that I would be with him through this and setting up his appointments etc.  He was very nice and appreciated it.  Next thing I know, I got a call from the wife.  And she went off on me.  How dare I call her husband and what did you say to him and that this is her life and this is her husband and she will not be disrespected and on and on.

I just sat there at my desk dumbfounded as I had no idea where this was coming from.  (Actually I do, it's fear etc) When she finally had enough and had hung up the phone, I must admit it brought tears to my eyes as I was already sick with a cold, my voice was hoarse and hard to understand and there was no reason for her to go off like that.

The doctor I work mostly with summed it up nicely.  He said some people are just a*sholes.

I am looking forward to meeting her.

NOT.

All right.  Let's look at the aptly named Phallic.

Flash

Flash
Sadly, I couldn't get a good shot of this.  It's a deep dark blue with blue shimmery glitter in it.  I simply love this.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


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