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Friday, March 24, 2017

Enchanted Polish Comparison-Original vs New

If you aren't aware, Enchanted Polish decided this year to remake all her old originals from when she started back in 2012.  I of course, own most of those, except for the pink ones.  I thought it would be cool to do a quick comparison of the first two that have come out so far.  Then in the next two posts, I will show you the new ones in their holo state.

The shoe saga continues.  I showed you last post the two that I would be keeping, however things have changed since then.  You see, the boots I love and am wearing now are White Mountain brand. I thought they were only sold through DSW.  While at work yesterday, I went ahead and googled and found out that White Mountain does indeed have their own website.

I immediately found my boots, extremely similar but for a different pattern of stitching design.  I ordered four of them to replace the ones I have worn so much they are a sad beat up thing. I ordered grey, taupe, navy and a gorgeous burgundy.  I can't wait to see the burgundy ones! The bummer is once again, the black was sold out in my size.

I emailed the company and was told it would be back in stock come Fall.  I shall mark my calendar. Hopefully, these are keepers and will replace the taupe and navy that I own now.  If they are, those other two boots I showed you will go back.  I returned the other four pair yesterday.

Trust it made my day.

I don't really have work stories for you as we are all getting along and it's really nice.  Oh a little funny happened yesterday.  Remember Ms Princess? Well she's now doing clinic nursing and was going to cover the doctor she used to navigate for.  The one who is an a*s and made me cry back in the day.  Well he told the boss that he didn't want her in the same room as him and definitely didn't want her sitting next to him.

I kind of felt a bit sorry for her as that was kind of sh*tty of that doctor to do, but I guess she should have known this as she no longer does that job with him.  Dude could have at least told her to her face and not gone behind her back.

Oh and the chick who quit but is still working there is still there doing nothing.  Damn I'm doing something wrong here!  LOL

Now back in 2012, I bought Midnight which is a black holo.  This year, January 2017 is a black holo and I could have sworn she was remaking Midnight.  I even went on several Facebook groups insisting I was right.

I wasn't.

Turns out, January 2017 is a remake of her For The Win holo that only two bottles were made.

Then February 2017 came and it is a dupe for Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, which I do own.

Here are the bottles side by side.  Remember the originals were in fat round bottles.


This is Midnight, Jan 2017, Feb 2017 and Lucy.

Here are quick swatches of them.  These are without topcoat.

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As you can see, my first finger is greyer and not as deep black as my middle finger.  Midnight is on my first finger. January on my middle.  So they are not dupes.  However, my ring and pinky are dupes. Ring finger is the original Lucy, pinky is February 2017.

While Lucy looks pretty here? It's quite frosty and brushstrokey when out of the sun.  But in the sun, it's a gorgeous subtle pink holo.

Stay tuned for separate posts on January and February 2017.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Enchanted Polish House of the Rising Sun

I got the six pairs of boots I ordered from the DSW sale.  The two cheapest ones I ordered as an after thought are just that.  A cheap after thought and will be going back.  I didn't even try those on.  The ones I really loved? Well they both have damage to them which I will show you but when I tried them on? They seem to run big but my real issue with them was how they had the laces strung and with the very large tassel on the end, I cannot restring them the way I like.

Also, I just didn't like the way they felt on my feet.



It's hard to see the defect on the blue shoe but it's a problem for me. The gray pair has a chunk missing from the suede.  The blue has a scruffy hard patch in the suede.

Here are the winning boots.  Which I hate to say, my mom picked out!  HAHAHA! Just kidding mom!


What I may do when I return the four pair that suck, is get the other darker brown in these boot styles. This one.

I'll decide after I've looked through the store again.  This is why I hate buying shoes online.  You don't get to feel them and try them on etc.

And it's a pain to now have to go to the store to return them as I don't want to mail them back.

I cleaned the hell out of my 30 gallon fish tank yesterday.  It was way over due.  I last did it over Thanksgiving. When I went under my house to get the bucket I use, a ton of my fiberglass insulation was hanging down.  It was a weird sight.  At first I was thinking that maybe a critter had gotten stuck somehow under the house and ripped at the fiberglass.  But I realized that wasn't it.

The only thing I can think of is the fierce wind we have had a couple of times this season that somehow was just at the right angle to pull the fiberglass down.  Without thinking, I started pushing it back into place.  No gloves, no mask.

In hindsight I now realize that was very stupid.

Oh and the other night, I caught the raccoon at my bird feeder outside.  I yelled at him to go away and he just looked at me like no way man.  So I threw on some pants and went outside and chased him away.  Not totally sure it's a raccoon, just know it's a big fat critter!

Now here is one of my favorite EPs. I love this color!


Late afternoon sun

Late afternoon sun
Isn't this gorgeous???? I know I think so!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, March 20, 2017

Chaos and Crocodiles Wishing Star Sky

For some reason, my blog is not recognizing the font and it's driving me nuts.  I've tried Chrome and Safari and it seems to be across the board.  I've notified the person who designed my blog and hopefully she can fix it. Maybe there is just a glitch in the internet at the moment and it will fix itself.

I also realized that my networked blogs app, isn't posting to Twitter.  I have since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts as I'm not sure anyone gives a sh*t on Twitter about me and I don't want to fill up someone's feed with unwanted stuff.

Remember the chick who quit after being there two weeks? Well apparently, my boss called her and told her to come back to work as it is easier to transfer to another department than it is to quit and then reapply within the system.  Makes perfect sense right??

Um no.

Why would we still work on training her when she has quit? Why would we waste our time as she is leaving? Does this make any kind of sense? It also seems that the past two weeks, she has learned nothing.  She acts like it's her first day and has no clue what to do.  Another reason to just let her go. This past Friday, all she did was sit there on her phone.  She at least made the effort and asked if I needed help with anything.

Um no thanks.

So she has now been on two interviews on our dollar and still getting paid to sit on her a*s.  Damn sign me up for that.

I also submitted this year's self evaluation for my raise.  It was due the end of February but I wasn't going to rush it as last year's didn't go so well.  Back then I was told to make friends with my coworkers, stop using foul language and use examples to prove my point when I say I exceed in all categories.

I never put the top category excels or excellent, I forget which.  I always put exceeds as I am not "just meets" as my boss put last year.  This past year I busted my a*s, covered clinics, helped coworkers, started a few new projects and took over yet another job duty that I don't think my boss is aware of.

All with examples.  I better get something better than just meets this year.  That's all I'm saying.

Now here we are with another Chaos holo, just not a super holo. Still gorgeous though!

Indoor Sun

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This leans a bit more purple IRL.  How stunning is this though???  I am in love all over again.

Hopefully my font will fix itself.  Cross your fingers people!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Friday, March 17, 2017

Chaos and Crocodiles Sleeper Cell

While I was in Myrtle Beach, I was hoping they would have a DSW there so I could buy new work shoes.  Well, they don't so I was bummed.  I really need new work dress shoes as mine are years old.

I went through the DSW online store while in MB and picked out and put what I wanted in my cart as when I got back, I wanted to go to the store here and try on the ones I had picked out.  If I haven't told you before, my clothes philosophy is, if you find something you like, buy it in all the colors available.

I am not a fashion hound for sure.  Hence the three pairs of the envelope culottes I showed you a few posts ago.

So I had picked out two styles of boots but in several different colors.  When I got to my local DSW, the clerk told me they don't have the ones I wanted in the store to try on.  When I went to order them online, she told me to wait two days for that Friday as there is a 25% off sale happening then.

Yes very cool of her to share that with me!

I was ready.  I had the boots and colors I wanted in my cart.  At 0500 Friday morning, I checked to see if the website had posted the sale.  Nope not yet.  At 0800 when I got to work, I checked again and there it was.  The sale! I had five pairs of boots in my cart.  While trying to check out, I got cart jacked!

WTF!

I went back and tried to put the shoes back in my cart but now they were sold out.  Now mind you, I've had these in my cart now for several weeks and I reput them in my cart that Wednesday.  I was pissed.  I checked out with the four pairs and you bet complained to customer service.

They claim their inventory updates every 24-48 hours.  Uh huh.  I was freakin cart jacked.  Reminiscent of the Enchanted Polish restocks and the frenzy that caused.

Later that same day, I went ahead and ordered two more pairs of boots, so I have six pairs coming. I will try them on and figure out which ones to keep and return the rest.  I did go online yesterday searching for those elusive boots and they are sold out every where in my size.

Had I just bought them in Myrtle Beach online.........

Anywho, today I splurged and used my precious CC holo Sleeper Cell.  Put on your shades people!

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun

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Had to add an extra shot of this one as it's so freakin awesome! I wish she would make more of these fantastic super holos.  I'd buy them all!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Polish My Life Milk Chocolate Goodies, Nails Inc Fenchurch Street

Forgot to tell you a funny with my Myrtle Beach post.  Remember I told you I had bought new bras? Well the first time I went to wear one, I could not for the life of me get it hooked in the back.  The band is wider than the bras I'm used to and the hooks are in a little more as well.

Let me tell you I struggled and struggled swearing the whole time and couldn't get it hooked.  I finally had to call my mom in to hook it for me! That's when my first impression was, I cannot breathe in this thing, it's going back to the store.

While I was in the store, I told the woman how I couldn't get the damn thing hooked in the back. She looked at me and said hook it in the front and then spin it around.

It was like an epiphany, a lightbulb went off in my head and then I felt incredibly stupid.  Why hadn't I thought of that before??? I have since mastered the new bra and hooking it in the back as I prefer to do.  I did hook it in the front a few times, but it just wasn't for me.

Only woman can understand the battle of the bra.  So that is my funny.

If the nail polish ban at work goes through, this is my last week of being able to wear it at work. The clerks have already been made to take their nails off.  I told my boss no way was I going to until it is official policy.

A coworker said that she has seen the policy and told me that it is the worst written policy ever. There is no proof that nail polish causes infection, certainly not me in my office in the basement. Their proof is vague and from 2009.  They did not do any of their own in house testing.  They just decided let's do this and they are trying to do so.

If I didn't need the insurance so badly, I would most likely look elsewhere.

Oh and this past Friday? One of the new hires quit.  Out of the blue quit. Said it wasn't for her, that she wasn't happy and didn't even finish out the shift.  How long had she been there you ask?

TWO WEEKS!

Now how does one know how the job really is, when you haven't given it time to learn it? Also since she lied during her interview and claimed she knew all about breast cancer and the treatments, I think she realized she was in over her head.  This is people's lives we are dealing with here.  You cannot pretend this sh*t.

All right. Today I did colors just for me.  PML Milk Chocolate and Nails Inc Fenchurch St.


Flash

Flash
Not the best pictures ever.  For some reason, I could not get any good ones.  But, I love the fug and you all know that I do.  I couldn't decide which one to wear, so I wore both!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, March 13, 2017

Colors by Llarowe JoJo

Spring has come a month early here.  My daffodils have already bloomed, my tulips are coming up and the trees are starting to show their leaf buds.  My yard has been taken over by these tall purple flower weeds that is most likely choking the sh*t out of my grass.

I have yet to finish my front yard project I told you about where I am cleaning out fifteen years of leaves and debris under the trees.  Now that the leaves are coming, I feel pressured to get it done as it will be much harder to get underneath the branches once the leaves are there.

One can only assume this is from global warming or some other such anomaly in the world.  It's probably why it was so nice in Myrtle Beach when I was just there.  As much as I enjoyed the sun, it just shouldn't be this warm in February into March.  I hope it doesn't mean summer is going to be hotter than ever.

What is it doing where you live? Is it early weather there too? I'd really love to know.

So Apple made me broke again.

I got the iPad Pro which is amazing but it needs a case.  I went on Amazon and bought a $12 case and it was OK for about a month.  Then pieces of plastic started breaking off.  Then the case cracked.  I threw it out and wrote to Amazon telling them it's a piece of crap.

They were nice and refunded my money even though I didn't have the case to send back.

I then tried a $22 case but when I got it, it was one of those thick fake leather cases that are really nice, but add so much bulk that it is a pain to hold.  So I sent that one back.

What Apple has done for the Pro, is you either buy a front cover or a back case.  Or you can buy both.  WTF Apple???? My last iPad case came in one piece and yes I did get it from Apple and yes it is still a great case as my mom is now using that one.

But to charge people $120 for two pieces to make one case? Makes no sense to me but I decided to buy them both and they better be the cat's meow or they are going back.  One thing about Apple is their products are top notch.  When you read this, I will already have it, so will try to come back and edit this to let you know how it is.

**EDIT** The ipad case is freakin amazing.  And I hate that it is! I will never say it is worth $120 but damn is it good.

Today we have one of my all time favorite green polish.  CbL JoJo.  It's not a strong holo, but damn is it a fabulous grass green color.

Late Sun

Late Sun

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Here I've got two different lighting scenarios for you.  Late afternoon sun and flash.  This is stunning no matter what light you have.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Friday, March 10, 2017

Classic French, Again

The nail polish ban hasn't happened yet.  They are now saying March 20, but I'm still fighting and I heard that there are doctors just now finding out about this and are pissed big time.  I am so hoping they cause a ruckus and help me in my quest to stop this from happening.

Since Ms Princess has left, they have hired several new navigators and I have to say the atmosphere in my office is now so much better than it ever has been.  It's pleasant and we all get along and laugh and help each other.  It's really good.

We are working on getting the different cancer conferences more streamlined and make changes so we have more time for our patients.  The downside is, the boss has decided we need every other week meetings to do this.

Now there is one new hire who is not in my office whom I have already nicknamed Tinkerbell.  She is all about how someday she is going to be the leader of the navigators and she just doesn't seem to do any work.  She just seems to walk around and come up with ideas of things we can do.

She also went to a patient's funeral and I want to know if she was on the clock or not.  I'm all for going if you want to, but not to get paid for it.  Thing is, I can't ask about that.  Or I haven't figured out a way to ask that yet.

So yesterday's meeting she was the one who wouldn't stop talking.  You guys know. Any job you are in there's always that one person who is over the top enthusiastic to the point of nausea.  She was just all about we can do this and we can do that and I'd really like to do this.  But not once was it about the patient.  Not once was it about the work she is supposed to be doing.  And since she is one of the doctor's pets, my boss really has her hands tied and can't do anything about it.

There is a new doctor we hired doing a new cancer technique and there is a poster about it in the clinic.  And her face on the poster.  But not the doctor who does the technique. Does that make any kind of sense????  She was also on TV interviewed about this and again, when are you taking care of your patients?

I'm actually in a good place at work at the moment.  It's been so toxic for so many years, it's nice to actually not hate going to work.

Now, for my classic french, I use my Essie Nude Beach and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.


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This is my all time favorite nail look.  I could wear this forever.

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Enchanted Polish October 2014

Last post I hinted that I needed my time off for something other than the flu.  Those who pay attention will remember that I go to Myrtle Beach every year in February.  That's another reason why this blog has been neglected.

This year, the weather was amazing.  Blue sky, no clouds and low 70sF for the daytime highs.  Mom and I were in heaven.

Here was our typical day.  Get up, watch the sunrise, which if I'm being truthful, I missed every day, but mom saw it.  Then we would sit in the sun on the balcony reading for 3.5 hours.  Then we would go shopping and have lunch somewhere then either back in the sun, or I would assume the position laid back in the lazy boy chair.

This lasted for me an entire week.  There is nothing else like that kind of time off.

Last year, mom and I got lost trying to find one of the Tanger outlet malls.  We were throwing the F bombs around and swore this year it would be different.  Well it wasn't.  We got lost again and couldn't find the stupid mall.  The issue was, the map was misleading.  It tells you to go south when you're supposed to go north.  So it wasn't our fault this time!  I put the directions in my iphone so next year we will know where we are going.

We definitely spent money.  I always stock up as the outlet stores have such good prices.  This year I found dress pants called envelope culottes.  They are calf long culottes but there are two panels of fabric and the way they are stitched, the panels fold over each other.  It's hard to describe.  I bought three pair as I loved them so much.

The issue however, is when you sit down the panels split apart and you can see my whole leg! So it was a bit of a pain to keep messing with the pants as I wore them at work this week.

Here are two of the outfits I wore to work. If you zoom in on the black pair, you can see the two panels and how they fold over each other.



I was just sending these to my mom so I wasn't posing therefore, had to take my face out! The other issue I found was my knee high hose ain't cutting it.  When I walk, the panels sort of float apart and you can see the hose don't go all the way up. LOL. I need thigh high, but damn I hate those things.

I then stocked up on underwear at the Jockey store.  They have a new way of measuring you for your bra size. It's a kind of 3D measurement thing.  I'll link it here for you to check out.  The first time I put it on, it was so freakin tight I was like nope this is going back.  But the store lady said bras are supposed to be that tight.  I've been wearing the wrong size all my life.  I've since worn them a lot and really like them.

Then we went to the bookstore.  Mom bought like 15 books and I bought like 17 or so.  Yes we are serious book fiends. Last thing I got was a bunch of $6 shirts from Forever 21 to sleep in since my acne skin care bleached the crap out of all my jammies.

Oh and I made it my mission to get a serious sunburn/tan.  I used mom's oil and I was red! But now it's faded to a nice hint of color.  My forehead got burned and I have a rash now, but it's all good.

It was a really good time.  I can't wait for next year.

This polish I'm about to show you is much more gorgeous in real life.  I could not get a good picture.

Here is EP October 2014.

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This bottom picture is the closest to accurate.  I love these kind of colors!

Next post-work update!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, March 6, 2017

Colors by Llarowe Rezipped, In the Navy

Today I woke up in the mood to blog.  I had six sets of photos to go through, crop and watermark and now it's time for the writing.

I had to read my last post to see what the hell I was talking about as it has been so long, I had forgotten. February 1 was a long time ago!

Let me catch you up on what's been going on in the Fingers' life.

First, I had the absolute worst flu of my life.  I am not kidding you whatsoever.  It started out with me just feeling very tired.  Then the fever hit-102F.  Then I was up all night with aches and joint pain and I could not find a comfortable position.  All night I moaned and rolled around and I swear I almost called the ambulance I felt so bad.

Got up the next morning and laid on my couch and slept all day.  I didn't even have the TV on, which for me, it's always on at least for noise.  This flu lasted a week.  I had read later on in the paper, that this strain of flu this year is one of the worst.

I can attest to that!

One of my coworkers told me after that when she listened to my call out phone call that she felt so sorry for me as I sounded so freakin bad.

Stupid thing is, my job makes me get the flu shot and it didn't save me at all.  If you aren't aware of this, the government decides months in advance what flu strain they think will be the one for the next flu season.  So right now, they are randomly picking which strain they think will be the one for next Fall and Winter 2017.  This is so the manufacturers have time to make it.

It's all a freakin guess people! This is why I have always refused the flu shot.  If they came up with a way to know for sure and not be guessing, you bet, sign me up for the shot.  But for a guess? Nope and it was proven to me this flu season when I got the flu.

I believe I read that the flu shot this year has been 50% accurate.  I'm better off playing the lottery.

Now long before I got the flu, I did my nails with a gorgeous set of blues.

First off, the base of Colors by Llarowe Rezipped.


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This is a stunning robin's egg blue.  I love it!  I next did my funky using In the Navy.

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How awesome is this combo???  Yes I freehand the funky.  Hold the brush and roll your nail.  It's the best way to free hand this.

The bad thing about the flu besides having the flu??? I ended up using up all my time off.  Find out why I needed it next post!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


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