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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Polish My Life Eye Sea, Stripped and Enchanted Polish December 2014

Today's post is the mani I actually wore on Christmas Day.  I am quite proud of it and hope you love it as much as I do!

I finally talked to my boss about the rumor that that nurse is leaving.  She told me that she had heard that rumor as well, but the official notice to quit had not been submitted.  She told me that there is in the works another nurse coming on board early January who actually has experience in the clinic that the other nurse may be leaving.  That made me feel tons better.  I told my boss there was no way that I wanted to do that clinic full time and no way that I was going to be taken out of my regular clinic in order to cover that one.

I was told that she can delay letting the other go as long as six weeks.  So yeah, that's a relief.

I have gotten in my three grey OPI from the 50 Shades of Grey set.  I haven't tried them out yet, but they look funny to me.  Like swirls on the bottle sides like it's not mixed up all that well.  I don't think they are fakes-but who knows nowadays right?  They are pretty and I really have only a couple other greys in my stash so it's a good thing.

I've noticed that my reader numbers the past week or so is down to 150 or so instead of my normal 200.  Are you guys still out there reading my drivel? I don't want to be talking to myself here! Although I do talk to myself ALL the time.  People make fun of me at work for it!  I also don't want to pay big bucks to redesign my blog if you guys could care less!

So let me know-are you still out there?

All right.  I can't wait to show you this mani!

Here is the silly bottle shot.

This is Polish My Life Eye Sea and Stripped with Enchanted Polish December 2014 in the middle.

I started with a full mani of Eye Sea.  This is one freakin gorgeous blue!

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
This was one popular post on Instagram!  Next I sponged with the white and a bit of December to make a gradient.  I did take pictures of that step, but they looked so awful I can't show them here!

I then took my Mundo de Unas and freehanded.  Here are the very cool results.

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How awesome is this???? Yes, I need more freehand practice! My snowman looks a little anorexic and bad ass.  I love how the gradient came out and I have an idea to do this with a dark purple background like a night scene.

Gonna work on that today.

So tell me-are you guys still out there reading this????

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?

Monday, December 29, 2014

Polish My Life Pom Pom Spice, Enchanted Polish Good Life and Flashing Lights

Technically as I write this, it's Christmas Day and I have Ralphie and A Christmas Story (24 straight hours on TNT every year) on in the background.  Sadly, this year doesn't feel all that to me.  I am home alone and won't be going to see my brother's family next week as my dad is still too sick to travel.  So for me, today just feels like a Thursday.

I'm hoping your holiday was a much better time than mine.

Tuesday before the holiday I was at work when I was told something had come for me. I went to go see what it was, figuring it was work or something like that.  Then I saw it. And I burst into tears.

First some background.  One of my patients whenever she came in, always carried a purse she got from a craft fair that had piano keys on the outside and music notes on the inside.  I always joked with her how I wanted her purse as in my youth, I was all about the piano.  She would tell me that she would hunt craft fairs for me and find me one, but she never did.

When I saw the piano key craft fair purse left for me on Tuesday, I knew immediately who it was from.  As I read the note however, her husband had written that she had died earlier this year.  That they had found me this purse and that she wanted me to have it.  Now you know why I burst into tears.  It is the most special thing ever.  I really didn't think they would actually buy me one, nor was I expecting it! To me, I was just joking how you do with patients.

Her husband wrote me a lovely note saying how she talked of me often and was so happy they had found me a purse just like hers.  I sat at my desk crying, and wrote him a sympathy/thank you card. I will cherish this gift and every time I use it, will think of her.

How cool is that?  This was right when I got it-you can see the note her husband wrote me on the left and the box of tissues on the bottom right of my desk.

This is not the mani I wore on the Day, but one I did a few days before.

Here is your silly bottle shot.

This is Enchanted Polish Good Life and Flashing Lights with Polish My Life Pom Pom Spice in the middle.

Let me just say I had a damned hard time getting my photos to come out.  Something with the holo glitter and the creams just freaked my camera out.

Oh! I finally ordered a new light box.  It folds up, has its own light source and the perfect size.  It's called the Foldio from Photo Jojo.  You have GOT to check out that link.  I can't wait to get mine so I can  wear holos on cloudy days!

Anywho, I started with Pom and an accent of Good Life.


Such a gorgeous red!  Next I attempted a reverse glitter gradient like Chalkboard Nails demonstrated on the finale of the Nail'd It show.



Trust that this is way more gorgeous in real life! I'm not sure my gradient is all that, but it's still a cool color combo.

Don't you think?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Polish My Life It's A Little Nippy, Nude Lace and Don't Snap My Dragon

Wow, I thought I had ideas on what to write here, but my mind just went blank.

Oh yeah! I've decided to really overhaul my blog design.  Sadly, when I tried before, the designer I chose sucked ass.  I have complete faith in Xomisse and I am looking forward to working with her after the holidays.  Work is to begin January 15.  I told her I have no real idea what to do and she has already pointed out a few things on my blog that need to be addressed and fixed.  I told her I either wanted black and white or nature colors-browns, greens etc.  I also gave her carte blanche and told her to create a mock up of what she thinks would make my blog fabulous and we are going to go from there.

I cannot wait!!!!

Work is about to get way worse.  Heard a rumor that another nurse is quitting.  Now normally it wouldn't really affect me, but this one does big time.  Remember my complaining when they pull me out of my regular clinic to cover her clinic? Yeah, it seems she has quit.  They have not made the announcement yet and I'm not quite sure she has officially turned in her notice, but yeah it's coming. I will definitely be proactive first thing Monday and tell them that while I don't mind helping out when I can, that there is no freakin way I am going to do that clinic full time and get pulled out of my regular clinic while they figure out who will take over.

As it is, I am now the only person there that knows how to run this particular clinic. Sh*t people! No wonder I'm having tons of migraines.  I've been grinding my teeth all night also.  I've made an appointment to see my migraine MD in early January.  I cannot keep having so many of them a month.  I've actually been missing a couple three hours of work a pay period.  Not cool.

When you read this, Christmas will already be over and it's officially Boxing Day! So Happy Boxing Day to the UK! I'm not sure if there are other countries that celebrate this, so I'm not intentionally leaving you out!  I hope you all had a nice holiday.

All right, onto coolness.

Here is your silly bottle shot.

This is Polish My Life Nude Lace, It's A Little Nippy and Don't Snap My Dragon.

I started with all Nude Lace.



Yes I've done some filing and shaping.  I like this much better! I've also changed my watermark font to match my new custom font.  It's harder to see so I may switch back. But damn I love this font!

Next I did a tape mani and added studs.


Seriously????? How freakin cool is this mani??? I am in love big time!

Now I'm off to polish my nails once again.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Enchanted Polish Stiletto Pumps and Awesomeness

Today we are delving into the very old school Enchanteds.  Back when Chelsea was on Etsy with her gorgeous polish.  I told you I was going to wear these more!

So those that have been around since the beginning, do you remember my mom stating that she didn't get why I needed so many different polish because she felt clear was the only color to wear? That she is the one who recently got me hooked on NexGen nails?  Well get this! She had her nails done yesterday and she calls me up telling me how proud I'm going to be of her.  She did light pink sparkly nails with red funky french tips, and an accent nail with green funky tips! I wish I had a picture to show you! I wish I had a picture to show me!

I cannot believe this! She then tells me about all the other people getting their Christmas nails done and talking about all the different designs others were doing.  I think maybe she is becoming a bit enamored of the polish world!  No way will she ever buy polish and do her own, but I think it's freakin cool that she is doing these funky nails!

Oh and I'm thinking of trying out one of those meal delivery services.  The ones that send you all the ingredients you need to make three meals for two people a week. Each meal you cook in about 30 minutes and all you have to have is the pans and salt and pepper.  They send you all the rest.  I'm looking at Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. So far, I am leaning toward Blue Apron as their recipes appeal to me more.  Right now, I don't do any cooking anymore, although I used to love to cook and fancied myself a damn good one. Thought about maybe being a chef back in the day.

Nowadays living alone, I just snack. I don't eat real meals at all.  It's a slice of cheese, or a handful of popcorn kind of thing.  I watch the Food Network all the time and really want to try this system out. I have to decide whether I can afford the $60/week, although I'd prefer to do every other week.  As these shipments are for two people three meals, which is six meals and I eat smaller portions, I'd definitely have lunches for work etc.

Since technically I'm supposed to be at my brother's house for New Year's, I have time to decide. The first delivery right now is for the Eve.  So there's no point in signing up today as I won't be home for the first delivery! But man do the recipes for that week look delicious!

Have any of you out there tried this type of delivery service? Do you love it?

I just think I really want to try and eat better and know I won't do it any other way.

Stay tuned for updates.

Here's your silly bottle shot for today.

This is Enchanted Polish Stiletto Pumps and Awesomeness.  The fattie round on the right was Chelsea's first bottle type.

I started with skittles.

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Damn my nails are long here! I so love the Stiletto Pumps! It's actually an icy lilac holo.  Next I simply did some distressed flowers.

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Not the prettiest flowers, but I wanted them that way!  I so need to file these bad boys down!

Are you shocked about my mom and her nails?

PS-Merry Christmas!!!!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Enchanted Polish Holiday 2014

So the new custom font has finally been installed and I've added it to the areas I wanted.  I am going to be revamping the design again in January.  I've no idea what I'm going to do yet and I apologize for all the design turmoil that has been going on here the past month.  I've finally found someone who will design me something fabulous and I am excited to see what we come up with.

It's that time of year again when patients and co workers bring in tons of baked goods.
Cookies, fudge, homemade stuff that is so yummy I can't stop eating it.  The other day, I had cookies for breakfast instead of my usual protein bar.  I figure, what's the difference? HEHEH.  Yes that's what I told myself.  These were the peanut butter cookies that has the chocolate kiss in the center.  My mom made them all the time growing up.  So I had to eat them for nostalgia purposes right?

As I sit here writing this, Christmas Eve is one week away.  I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by. Has it done that for you? Sadly, I will be home alone for the holiday as my work wouldn't let me have the time off.  I have the Eve and Day off, but have to work Boxing Day-for my UK peeps!  I'm supposed to go to my brother's house for New Year's as a late Christmas thing and it now looks like my parents can't go as my dad is still too sick to travel.

I just checked my bank account, thinking it would be almost zero, when I was pleasantly surprised that a Christmas bonus had been sent to me.  Why didn't I know this you ask? I never read the mass emails at work that get sent to everyone.  Also why I didn't know there was a huge sinkhole in the road to the employee parking deck and I was late having to detour around it!  I suppose that I should at least glance at the mass stuff, but man, I just don't care most of the time!

Today's mani is a stunner. The polish is so gorgeous, I couldn't bring myself to cover it up too much.

Here is the silly bottle shot.

This is Mundo de Unas White and Enchanted Polish Holiday 2014.

I did all Holiday.

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OMGOMGOMGOMG! Are you kidding me right now? How gorgeous is this? I did not capture the gorgeous green that this polish also shows in certain light.  People who passed this up, will be kicking themselves.

I simply stamped tiny snowflakes with MoYou Christmas 2 plate. I honestly didn't even want to do that much!

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This is making me so very happy.  I could not stop staring at my nails the whole time I had this on.

What do you think?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Enchanted Polish September 2013 & 2014, Disco Barbie

Those that are in the know are now freaking out over this post title.  Those that aren't yet, will very shortly.

I've got a good online dating story for you.  Haven't had one worthy for quite some time. This morning, I had a message that said something like, "I know this will sound like a come on, but I believe you are my soul mate." Are you dying laughing yet? There's more. "And this was before I read your narrative. I see there is a bit of distance between us, but I wouldn't let that stop me from finding my soul mate."

Um yeah.  So I'm supposed to swoon and drive two hours to your house and pledge my undying love? NOT.  My reply? "Yes this totally sounds like a come on, one that you've copied and pasted onto many profiles."

I'm dying to see if he responds.

Let's see what else.  Oh, my dad is home from the hospital.  Still weak and recovering, but better. He's been sick for months now, it's gonna take time for him to feel really well again.

My NexGen nails are still awesome, as you could see from my last post that they look totally natural and awesome!  I am still in love with them and am happy that I finally found something that makes me have natural looking long nails.  I'm under no illusion that it's not doing damage to my nails underneath.  But that's the price you pay for beauty!

I'll update you on soul mate guy later.

Here is the silly bottle shot.

Now do you get why you should be freaking out???? It's ALL pink!  This is Enchanted Polish September 2014, Disco Barbie and September 2013.

I started with all 2013.

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This is actually a very gorgeous pink to me.  And it's a one coater and can easily be used to stamp with.

Next I used my nail vinyls and did this.

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Not sure I even like this.  To me, my pointer finger nail has been filed wonky and nothing looks good to me right now! I need to remedy that!

Which design do you like better? The accent nail long ways or the other way?

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Essie Nude Beach and glitter!

So the saddest, most devastating thing has happened.  My new boss, whom I like and actually likes me has quit.  My old useless boss is coming back.


This really has made me very sad.  For the past year, it's been so nice giggling with the boss who works as hard as I do and sees how hard I work.  She has actually tried to get certain people off their ass to pull their weight.  But nope, it's not meant to be.  So they will go back to sitting on their ass and I will go back to not being liked by the boss.

I had a long talk with my boss the other day, telling her how sad I am that she is leaving and that she promised me she wouldn't leave me and all that jazz.  She told me exactly why she's leaving and I can't share it here, but believe you me, it was a STUNNER of a secret that I had no idea existed.  You know when you find something out that you had no idea about and it just blows your mind? Yeah this one did me big time.  Now things make sense to me.  Now I get why some people can walk around like they own the place and do nothing sort of thing.  I told my boss I can't blame her for leaving.

It is a huge revelation.  And it is still incredibly sad that work will not be the same after New Year's.

I have had the migraine to end all migraines after this news.  I can't say whether it is why but I can tell you that this one was crippling.  It was so bad, I couldn't see to drive myself home.  I'm going to email my doctor to see if there is anything else we can try as what I'm doing ain't helping.

Here's your silly bottle shot.

This is Lynnderella Love, Lace and Lilacs, Essie Nude Beach, Polish My Life Stripped, Red Dress and Money Tree.

Did I mention this is a Christmas mani?

I started with the Essie and a layer of glitter.  Damn I hate having to remove glitter!


Pretty eh?  Next I added a french tip and dots.  I'm not sure it's the greatest, but people seemed to like it at work.


I figured the glitter would be like snow.  Maybe white dots would have been better and easier to remove!  Overall, I think this is pretty cool.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Enchanted Polish All Love Garden, Green Peace on Earth, October 2014, Olive the Other Reindeer

I've had this color scheme saved for a few days now.  I wanted to make sure I had full on sun to get the most out of these stunning colors.

But first, we've got to talk. I've told you that people at work now randomly come up to me to see what I have on my nails at that time.  It's a thing now I guess.  So yesterday, I was walking down the hall when I was stopped for this very reason.  She then tells me that she looks at my blog.

This is not something I want people at work doing as I talk about that here.  I usually direct them to my Instagram account.  Then she says something that freaked me out. She said that she usually just looks at the pictures, but actually read one of the posts and knew exactly who I was talking about. NOT good people!  I couldn't ask her which post or what coworker as there was another person there in this conversation.  Trust that inside I was freaking out! Then she says, that she totally agreed with what I said and was glad she wasn't the only one that thought that.  Not that that makes me feel any better!

I do not need the stuff I talk about here to the 200 of you that come here per day, to infiltrate my workplace.  It will take away a huge part of what I talk about on here and ruin the fun.  I'm hoping it was an isolated incident.

By the time you read this post, I will have had my new custom font installed.  As I write this, it's a few days away and I cannot wait!  She is so awesome, that I'm honestly thinking of doing the blog design overhaul I wanted to do before, but had picked a crappy designer to help me.  This woman knows what she's doing.  Get this, she's in Ireland! So that's even cooler! Here's her link if you want to check it out!

All right, now I'm behind schedule and it's new nails day!

Here is your silly bottle shot.

This is Olive the Other Reindeer, All Love Garden, October 2014 and Green Peace on Earth.

I started with all Green Peace.

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This is a scattered holo, but still stunning!  Next I used a lot of nail vinyls and did this.

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Now this is a Fingers mani for sure.  All these colors make me very happy.  I need to wear All Love Garden and October 2014 on its own.  They are amazingly beautiful.

I got a ton of compliments on this.  I've decided I'm going to start wearing my EPs more often!

I hope you enjoy my new font!  In case you're wondering, it's the post title and sidebar widget font that matches my blog name in the header.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?