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Monday, April 23, 2018

Colors by LLarowe Chasing a Unicorn & Hearts on Fire

Let's talk life.  I got my AARP application in the mail the other day.  Just another reminder that I will be hitting the half century mark in four days.  Sh*t.  Mom says it's not really worth signing up for. I actually paid the $16 to get the free sporty tote and then will decide whether to cancel or not.

Work has decided that they are going to expand the nurse navigator role to include all cancers. Which is kind of funny, because just a few short years ago, they had decided that navigators were not necessary and was about to dismantle the whole program.

What's also funny, is I'm the only one left that has been there through all this.  I'm about to take bets at work for how long the new one will last.  She and the other breast navigator got into it on Friday. Something about how she can only learn through structure etc, but our job is learn on the fly and figure it out sort of thing.

When I started there in 2009, I had no oncology experience at all.  None.  I figured it out.  I read a lot, I asked a lot of questions.  This chick is acting like she can't even do that, but apparently sold herself as self motivated and a quick learner in her interview.  She also spends her day surfing the net when she could be trying to learn something.

You're going to love this.......

The new chick can't convert millimeters to centimeters.  And she's a nurse???? I've told you before that my only bias is stupid.  If you can't figure out how to convert a 10 to 1 ratio, or even have the wherewithal to Google it? And you're a nurse???? Yes I repeat myself as I just can't fathom how stupid this one is.

She also does not dress professionally, wears these awful worn out sneakers every day that just makes me cringe. She also cannot figure out how to read a pathology report to find the tumor size when there's an ENTIRE SECTION on the report dedicated to tumor size! I just shook my head and had thoughts of why oh why are you here?

They've also hired people that I totally disagree with.  People who have been in my department doing  different jobs and a sh*tty job at that.  Not doing what they're supposed to be doing, instead, spending their time gossiping and doing nothing.  This is what I told my boss.  Don't hire her as she doesn't even do the job she's in now.

But, who am I right?

Then there's the person whom no one likes that has been passed to no less than five different cancer clinics.  The doctors can't stand her, so she gets passed to another clinic.  She is now interviewing for the third time for yet another navigator position and they asked if I wanted to be in on the interview.

Why????  Been there, done that.  Why torture myself again?

Why do I need to reinterview someone who I know damn well is a pain in the a** and does the wrong thing over and over.  This is cancer.  This is not something to fake you know. It's life or death. She still doesn't know the difference between two very basic chemos.

And yet, she's allowed to continue.

Also, there is no place to put all these people being hired.  None.  My office is packed full of eleven cubicles all full in a tiny airless, windowless basement room.  No joke.  The boss keeps saying she doesn't know where they will all go, but it will be all fixed once the new building is built in 2020.

Ummmmmmm ok.

It's 2018 and the ground hasn't even been broken yet.  And yet, all these hires have no place to go.  The assistant to the boss sits next to the file room people as there is no office for them.  Are you getting what I'm saying?????

More to come on that.

Today we have an elusive so called white holo.  You put a layer of the base on first, topped off with Chasing a Unicorn white holo.  Shall we see if it is truly white? As all other white holos come out grey.

You start by doing a layer of white as a base.  Then topping with the holo. To me, it still leans grey.  Here is the bottle shot first.


Left is the white base, then the holo then the red holo.

I was going to show you before and afters, but I just realized that I screwed up and deleted the befores!  It's been a bad week people. You've no idea. 

A quick synopsis: my iphoneX no longer syncs photos with my laptop.  I was on the phone last Monday for FOUR HOURS with Apple trying to fix it.  The dude literally killed my laptop and it already had bad issues from when I had tried Windows 10 then went back to 7. It was so dead, it wouldn't start, restart, nothing.  We had to go into safe mode and go from there.  He claims he used to work for Windows and knew what he was doing, but my laptop is f*cked. 

The touchpad wouldn't work all sorts of things are now royally screwed.  So in the end, I had to upload to the Cloud, which I don't trust, over 2100 photos and since I don't have WiFi at my house, I had to leave my ipad as my internet, hooked to my laptop, locked in my desk uploading all thru the night.  When I got to work the next morning, luckily my sh*t didn't get stolen and it had only 130 photos left to upload. 

I still don't get the whole upload, download Cloud thing.  Can anyone out there help me with that?

Anywho, since I had repaired my porch (see last post), I was going to wait and buy a new laptop next year.  Well because of this, I ordered a refurbished MACBOOK PRO.  It comes tomorrow. Yes people, I have solely become an Apple geek.  Now I am quite a wiz with Windows, but know nothing about the MAC OS.  So I sure hope there won't be too huge a learning curve for me.

What I also hope, is that it fixes the photo syncing issue and I can go back to that and not use the Cloud anymore. 

Cross your fingers!

Now, onto the polish!!! I did my funky french for all you who've been with me for years.




Now this red is stunning.  Big time.  But the white holo is still not the white holo I was hoping for. Maybe next time, I will do two coats of the white base first. 

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, April 16, 2018

Enchanted Polish Rainbow Relish

Holy sh*t people.  It's been close to a year since I wrote on my beloved blog.  I attempted to start a new blog, but it just wasn't the same.  I also saw that for some reason I got 3200 hits on Friday the 13th.  No idea why.  But hey-have at it.

So I got an email from a porn site wanting to advertise or some crap on here all based on my post entitled "Feelin Phallic." Obviously, they didn't read the post as they claim they did.  Otherwise, they would not be asking to advertise on a blog about nail polish!  I'll link that post for you as it was a good one from the first year I started this in 2011.

Also, I just found out that I can now run my blog over an https so I've turned that on hopefully to keep malicious crap from corrupting things here.  Let me know if anything funny pops up for you guys.

In 11 days I will officially turn 50 years old.  I didn't think it was going to bother me, but the closer it gets, the more I'm like f*ck dude I'm going to be 50!  When I turned 40, I flew back to St Louis and was sitting under the Arch for that day.  This year, I've got nothing.  I bought myself some expensive skin care, which if you guys want, I can review for you here.  My mom will be here for the week and of course, I've taken the day off as I NEVER work my birthday.  It's my own personal holiday.

I've done some home repairs the past week.  Well not me, I paid someone to do it.  My front porch ceiling since I bought my house in 2002 was a paint peeling mess.  Every single day I would look at it and just think how awful it looked.  Well this year, I did something about it.

Here is the before:






I also had cracks in my foundation from an earthquake a few years back:




And lastly, I had a back deck board replaced as it was messed up.




And now for the in between.  Dude took down all the old drywall stuff.  Here are my pretty rafters.




He then replaced the drywall with stuff called soffitt.  This stuff is maintenance free, you just wipe it off if it gets dirty, which in the woods with spiders? Of course it will get dirty.  It also is a floating mechanism so it will give and take with the heat and cold.  I like it.  It looks amazing. 

Are you ready???



How awesome is this?? I am beyond happy with how good it looks! I've been staring at it for days now just smiling! I've also ordered six new wind chimes to hang around the porch as mine were beyond bad and missing parts. 

All right.  Now let's get to the reason why you're here.  I finally felt like wearing polish.  It's been one full year since I last wore any polish.  Can you believe that??? Am I still buying polish? You bet! I haven't lost the love for Enchanted Polish holos.  I just have yet to wear them! Now that it's finally warming up and the sky is blue, the holos truly pop. 

Here is the awesome pickle green holo Enchanted Polish Rainbow Relish.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
Now I know this color is not for everyone, but those who have been with me know that I love the puke colors! Also, this was taken with my iphone X and it's been so long, I had to relearn how to crop and watermark! You know I love me a good linear holo.  Sadly, I have to take this right off, as the ban is still on at work. 

And yes, I'm still the worst as posing pretty with my nails.  These however, are MY nails.  They've gotten quite healthy and long since I stopped using acetone all the time!

I'm not making any promises, but I'm going to at least try to post twice a week if I can. 

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Enchanted Polish Somewhere Under The Rainbow

Yes people, I have actually polished my nails.  The issue is, either I've forgotten how to take a damn picture with my camera or my camera is being a b*tch.  I could not get a good picture if my life depended on it.  I did get a halfway decent one using my iphone, so that's what I will use for today's post.

It seems I am flip flopping on whether to keep going with this blog or not.  Who the f*ck knows. If there's a post, rejoice, if not, maybe one is coming!

I did mention I have several EPs I haven't even worn yet so since the sun was out, I polished for the first time since May 1st.  My nails have been growing out the gel dip damage and I've finally stopped chewing the skin around my nails for the moment that I can actually show off my hands.

Issue is, my nails are all different lengths and shapes. For now, I'm just letting them be.  So no negative comments about the sh*t storm that are my nails at the moment.

Since I wanted to show you something else in this post, let's look at this new EP now.


Indoor Sun

I'm going to see if I can add the quick vid I took showing off the holo happiness of this polish.  Not the strongest in the polish world, but it shows you just why I love holos so much.  Now IRL, this polish is more purple than shown here.  I'm just happy I even polished! Sad that I have to take it right off though.........................let me know if you can see the vid or not.  It's my first time adding one.

Now, I've told you that I'm still a makeup junkie right? I actually found a rainbow highlight.  No it's not holo, but it's a rainbow on my face.  Yes you have to work really hard to get it to show just right. This is the only picture I have that shows it off very well.

Oh and warning, it's my face!


See the rainbow on the top of my cheekbone? There's also a bit in my inner eye as well.  It made my day when I caught this picture!

Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing my face with different makeup on schizz.

I'm off to watch the episodes of The Mist by Stephen King that I've missed.  And Spike it's not a novel, it's a novella.  Please correct that.  Drives me nuts.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?