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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mmmm Coffee

Another crazy title for you.  Are you people still out there?  I seem to be getting very little comments lately.  Of course, maybe it's because I have been leaving very few comments on others.

Trust that I am still totally reading all of your blogs as faithfully as I always have.

Now before we get to the title at hand, I learned something rather creepy today. You see, I've been seeing all these huge bug shells all over my porch and hearing this weird sound that I just want to turn down.  Seems that it's Cicada mating time and this particular cicada only comes above ground every 17 years to have sex and make noise.  The bug shells are like the cicada abandoning it's smaller shell and making a new one like blue crabs do.  Check out this link if you want to hear the sound that's been drowning out my TV.  I had no idea what that sound was-now I know and apparently it's around for 4-6 weeks!  So crazy how these bugs live underground and know to come up every 17 years.  That's a crazy weird time frame don't you think?  So freakin random.  I wonder how they know and I wonder how they can see in the sun when this whole time they've been in darkness underground. All I know is there are creepy bug skeletons all over my porch. At least now I know what they are!

I used to be a coffee snob.  There I said it.  I used to only buy expensive whole beans from the local hip coffee house and grind them myself.  Then I stopped grinding it myself as laziness set in and had the coffee house grind it for me.  Then I bought a Keurig and now I pop little canisters in the machine and voila, coffee. I also used to drink it all day long, but then I started having trouble falling asleep.  Back in the day, I felt decaf was the Antichrist and swore that people who drank decaf were stupid.  Well, I've become stupid and am eating my words.  Dammit I hate when that happens!  Yes I have my double huge mug of regular when I get up every morning, but then I have a cup of decaf with lunch when I'm at work.  Sad the things that happen as you get older and care less and less about.

So that is the inspiration for today's mani.  Here is the silly bottle shot.

This is OPI Germanicure and The Spy Who Loved Me with Clarins 230 in the front.

I started with a full mani with Spy.  My camera is making it too orange, trust it's a stunning fire engine red with sparkle.  Here are the starting shots.


Totally forgot my normal Ott Lite shots for this step.  Also something must be totally wrong with my eyesight.  I thought I had filed my nails to the perfect square shape.  Now I see they are still rounded.  Why can't I get them perfectly square?? So freakin irritating.

I next stamped with MoYou black special polish and Cheeky jumbo plate 7 Home Sweet Home.  Here is that step.


Ott Lite
Now you get my title!  I next added a layer of Clarins and my funky with Germanicure.  The bummer is, while I was driving, the Clarins shimmered the most beautiful yellows and greens and reds that I just couldn't capture, but believe me are there and stunning.

Here are the results.

Ott Lite

Indoor Sun


Indoor Sun

Close Up

I was in such a red mood and this really made me happy.  The sparkle of the Clarins is just enough to make one cry.

Are you a coffee snob?  Are cicadas at your house too?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?