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Friday, January 18, 2019

Liquid Sky Lacquer Pure Luxury

Did I tell you what I got myself for Christmas? I bought it during the Sephora Fall 20% off VIB sale. It's the Foreo (pronounced 4, 0h) UFO device.  I also got all the masks that go with it.  Let me just say that I love this thing and need to use it more often.  It's like I'm saving it for some reason.

This device is touted as a sheet mask done in ninety seconds.  It has red light, green light and blue light as well as heat, cooling and Tsonic pulsations.  So depending on which mask you choose, the combo of heat/light etc is programmed.

For example, yesterday I did the night mask.  This one used the red light, heat and Tsonic pulses.  I usually repeat the mask twice as there is so much serum left in the package I hate to waste it. The one for oil control is called the Matte Maniac.  This one does red light, blue light and cooling with the pulses.  I have no idea if the different lights actually do anything, but in my mind it does!

I just love this thing! If you're looking into this, do not get the mini.  Splurge for the full one as the mini does not have the blue light or the cooling feature.  If you're acne prone, you want this feature.

My skin care routine has been quite simple as of late.  I did try some different brands and different items, but my skin kept reacting and I was getting raised red bumps on my left cheek.  It's not acne, it's just reaction.  So right now, I am using Dr Sam's Flawless Cleanser and her Flawless Moisturizer with Differin Gel in between.  It's calmed the bumps and my skin has remained clear.

Currently I am talking to Directv for the bazillionth time.  I hate more than anything talking to f*cking computers.  I get what they call loyalty discounts that are good usually for six months and then all of a sudden your bill is $63 more and you have to call back in and get passed around to different people until you get to someone who maybe can help and then they say sorry there are no discounts so I then have to threaten to switch to DISH and all of a sudden discounts are there.  It's a pain in my butt and I hate having to go through this.  Why can't my bill just stay the same? I haven't changed anything??????

So dude says there are no discounts available, but he can lower my bill by adding more channels to my listing.  WTF? How are you going to lower my bill by adding more channels that I don't want or need  when I just want my discounts back? I threaten to leave and demand to talk to a supervisor and he says I can transfer you to our Loyalty Department.  Yes this is what I want, I shouldn't have to call and go through this crap multiple times since I've been using your service since 1998.  Am now on hold for that department.

I talk to that loyalty department and they can't help me so I get transferred to another loyalty department and the fifth person I've talked to now in the past 23 minutes of being on this call as well as trying the online chat.

It's now been a 38 minute call and all I got was a $63 credit for this month's bill as apparently, there are no loyalty discounts right now.  So I'm told to CALL BACK  as they pop up all the time.  I am so pissed off right now, you've no idea.  This whole game is a load of crap and I hate it.

So while I calm down, let's take a look at today's polish.







This is a gorgeous super holo in gold.  This was the original bottle from when LSL first started making polish.  I've no idea if they are even still around or making polish.  Does anyone know?

How do you keep your loyalty discounts with ATT/DirecTV? I'd love to know.

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?




Wednesday, January 16, 2019

American Apparel Peacock, Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean and Bettina Clouds

It seems that the videos I added to my recent posts aren't working, so I've removed them for now.  It worked in the past, but not now.  I'll have to look into it as I like to show you guys the rainbows.

I'm seriously thinking of revamping my blog.  I'm a bit tired of the green.  Because of this, I've just spent the past hour researching other nail art blogs and websites that list the "best" nail art blogs. So so many of them are no longer posting.  I'm talking the great ones (IMO) from the past when nail art blogging was huge.  Like 2012-2016 or so.

I'm talking about All Lacquered Up, The PolishAholic, The Nailasaurus, Chalkboard Nails to name a few.  Are they posting elsewhere or just gave it up all together?

What happened to the blogging? Has another platform replaced it? I know personally, I no longer read blogs and I guess that most people don't read blogs anymore either.  What would be really cool is to do mini videos on Instagram like Yagala does. But I am no editing expert and don't feel like learning right now.

Maybe it's silly to spend money to revamp something that no one reads, but this blog means a lot to me and I've put countless hours into it since I started back in 2011.  It's my way of journaling I guess.

Even in my heyday, when this blog was at its most popular, I only got like 200 hits a day.  But those 200 people meant something and still do mean something to me.  A reader on Facebook yesterday mentioned how my past staged silly bottle shots was like my thing, my signature.  That started out as poking fun at blogs for showing the bottles as I thought, who cares? I'm here to see the nail art. But then it turned into something my readers liked.

I may need to revive that.

Maybe more people would stop by here if I didn't write as much and just focused on doing the nail art.  What do you guys think? Do you think a new design and less writing would get more visitors to this space?

I'd really like to hear your opinions.  Please.

Back when I started this blog, I did a mani using American Apparel nail polish.  Somehow it got featured on this website that I've forgotten, but have it printed out and have it somewhere in my house. Today when I see that mani, I just cringe.  I'll dig it out and paste the link here so you can see for yourself.

That was back when I used to post so many pictures.  Sunlight, regular light, close ups and macro. I've stopped using my camera to take my nail photos and have been using my iphone.  I need to work on better photos.

All right, here is today's silly bottle shot.


This is Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean, an original from when she first started making polish. American Apparel Peacock and Elevation Polish Con Tanto Affetto Yeti.  Another original bottle from when Elevation Polish first started.

Are there people still making polish out there?

I started with American Apparel Peacock.



It's a bit more teal IRL.  Next I added a layer of Cosmic Ocean.


See the gorgeous green shimmer? I love this and have since the day I got it.

Next I tried making a zigzag design with the glitter, but was a huge fail, so I ended up just adding dots and my funky.




Kind of a fail, but I kind of like how it came out.  Very wintery. 

Here is the mani I mentioned that won a place on a website long ago. 




Don't say I didn't warn you! This was back before I changed to showing my left hand.  Yes this is horrible, yes I am aware, but I'm still proud of being on that website.

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?


Monday, January 14, 2019

A England Perceval

Back in November, I started looking for a new petsitter.  I could not find anyone willing to come to where I live nor was there anyone local.  I told you that was why I didn't get home for Christmas this year.  I found someone who told me that of course she would do it if I couldn't find anyone for my February Myrtle Beach trip.  She quoted me $17 per visit. I think I told you in a previous post about this that she was thirty minutes away.

Fast forward to now.  I messaged her telling her that I hadn't been able to find anyone else and was she still able to sit for me in February. She didn't get back to me until hours later. Her reply was basically, 'if I have to, I will, but I will need to charge more for traveling the distance.'

WTF huh?!?

I replied (I had saved the texts), you already quoted me $17 per.  Her reply was pretty sh*tty basically saying if she had to travel an hour roundtrip for a thirty minute visit twice a day, she would charge more.  Oh and she said she would help me find someone else but in a way that made it sound like a chore.  Now I get this people, but she already knew this math for the travel distance back in November when she told me $17.  At this point in time and her attitude, I didn't want her services anyway.  I texted back, no thank you, I will find someone else.  She wrote back you don't want me to help you find someone else? I didn't reply back, just deleted her from my phone.

I went back on Rover (it's a petsitting app and awesome), not expecting to find anyone, but came back with four people in my area available and wanting to sit for me! They all have been sitting for a while, just weren't on this app until now. I am interviewing three of them this week, but will keep all of their contact information as you never know right?

Three of them are local, literally six miles away if that.  I'm elated over this.  As I was of course worried about February Myrtle Beach, but you all know my Canadian fishing trip in September is my yearly retreat.  I told the three people that I am looking for someone long term, as I will always have pets and want to go on vacation.  So yay that's a load off my back.  You have no idea.

Let's see what else. 

Oh yeah, I got my a** chewed out by a patient recently.  This is something that happens and I try not to let it bother me, but this one went above and beyond.  I've been dealing with this person since May and they have not done the right thing since day one. So I was being accused of keeping them from their treatment, from talking to the doctor and why was I even involved in their care? It was bad. 

I have documented to the gills all the issues I've had with this person since May 2018 and it's a vast amount.  They actually ended up hanging up on me after I after I asked them to stop yelling at me. I called and left a voicemail for my boss, just in case they call to complain about me. This person tried calling right back and I refused to answer and let it go right to my voicemail.

I got an email later that day from them asking if they could see the doctor as I had offered in my original email, although they had denied that I offered, it was right there in writing. 

If they show for this appointment, I'll be shocked as every other one has been no showed. But if they do come, I will not go in the exam room and talk to them.  I promise you that. 

It got to me.  It upset me.  It's never fun to be yelled at and accused of things. 

All right.  Let's get to today's mani.

Seems I was too lazy for the silly bottle shot.  So here is A England Perceval, a stunning red shimmer.




I didn't do any nail art as this is too pretty, I was too lazy and I'm still waiting on my polish from Mexico!  Isn't this a gorgeous red though? So, so pretty.

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?