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Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Dark Mood

When I did today's mani, I was in a dark mood, both in my head and color wise.  I realized I hadn't used my first lemming ever in the polish world since I got it about two years ago, and had only worn it once.

Before we get to that though, a few updates.

Today's mani is actually only four days after I did the clear gel layer underneath that I told you about.  When I removed my polish, I noticed no lifting, which is a good thing, but also noticed that my nails seem to be growing faster than I had realized.  I had a good few millimeters of growth already and the gel was no longer at my cuticle line. Now because I have the gel on, I can't file and shape my nails because there is a layer of gel on the tips and I don't want to disturb that yet.  I like that my nails are growing out, but hope I don't have to redo the gels after only one week.  I figure as long as there is no lifting and my tips are covered, I'll be ok to leave it alone for now.  Soaking in pure acetone is not exactly a healthy thing for your nails.

So please ignore the shapes and differing lengths of my nails as the gels grow out!

Also, the Proactive Plus I told you about, has dried the hell out of my face. I have several dry patches of scaly skin and have stopped using it for the moment.  I never should have jumped right in doing it twice a day from the get go.

But, my consultation at the medical spa went really well.  They are hopeful they can help my skin.  I have dedicated myself to whatever they tell me to do and the products they recommend.  I've spent way too much on random things, I want to try for a few months this route and see if it truly helps.  My first medical facial is the end of this month.  I'm told they will be removing all the bacteria from my face so I start a new.  What she said is one of the steps I must do after that is put a new pillow case on my pillow every night.

I never really thought about that before.  Makes perfect sense though.  Why put a clean face on the bacteria on the pillowcase from the night before?  I told her I would do anything and everything she tells me too. She's been an aesthetician for fifteen years now and I really like her. This is my birthday present to myself this year.  Hopefully by April, I will have better skin!

Onto the darkness!  Here is your silly bottle shot.

This is Glitter Gal Black 3D and Lizard Belly.

Lizard Belly was my number one lemming back when I started blogging.  I just had to have it.  I wore it once, said meh and put it away never wearing it again.

I decided it was time to give it another try.  I started with Lizard and an accent of 3D.


Ott Lite


Ott Lite
You can see the greenness in the Ott lite pictures.  I am seriously loving this all over again!  I wish the sun had been out, but I've decided I'm going to wear my holos even if the sun ain't shining!

Next I stamped with Konad White using Cici&Sisi plate 5.  Here are the results.


Ott Lite


Ott Lite

Close Up

This was done before Valentine's Day actually occurred so I just had to do dark hearts for the holiday I hate!  Does this stamping look pink to you?  I swear I used a white polish, I can't figure out if my top coat is stained, or it had a reaction to this polish.  It's weird whatever the reason!

PS, by the time this actually posts, I will be in Myrtle Beach with the 'rents, soaking up some sun!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?