Sunday, October 31, 2010

Birthday wishes....

Today is R's 4th birthday.  When anniversaries and birthdays roll around I start to think about what I was doing at that moment...So for the past few days I've been reminiscing about what I was doing four years ago.  At this moment 4 years ago, DH was driving me to the hospital (or should I say, BACK to the hospital, they sent me home the night before)  A 45 minute drive, when you're in labor is no fun, let me tell you.  I was excited to meet my little man, but scared because he was my first and I didn't know what to expect of the whole process. 
I was in labor for the better part of 3 wasn't fun, but the outcome was so wonderful.  R was God's attempt at teaching me patience (although I think the lesson fell on deaf  We tried for 3 years to get pregnant with him...had lots of poking and prodding and testing...procedures, was NO fun.  But in the end I ended up with this perfect little boy.  He's my pride and joy and I love him so much!

R at 2 weeks old

R yesterday at his party


Friday, October 29, 2010

China Glaze Fortune Teller

I think this may be my absolute favorite Halloween nail polish!!!  Fortune Teller was a Sally's Beauty Supply exclusive last year...believe me when I say that I STALKED my Sally's for this!

Fortune Teller has a black base and multi-sized orange glitter.  There is small and large hex glitter, plus regular glitter. 
I'm wearing 3 coats of Fortune Teller and on my accent nail I have 2 coats of Wet N Wild Black Creme and decals from the Cina Nail Creations: Haunted Nights Nail Art Decals pack (picked it up at Sally's this year).  R picked out which decals I would wear.  He's so funny when I do my nails.  He gets really into it and loves to see the colors.  :)
It's a busy Halloween weekend for us...R turns 4 on Halloween, and my parents are coming in to visit.  I hope you all are well...Thanks for stopping!

Check out this article!

The other day I received a message on Flickr asking if could use one of my photo's for an article.  I have a photostream on Flickr...most of the pictures you all have seen, some I haven't posted here just because they're from a while back.  Anyways...of course I said yes! 
Well, here's the link to the article.  It's on different ideas for Halloween manicures.  There are some really neat ideas in it!  Check it out y'all!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

China Glaze Spellbound

I picked this up last year...not sure if it's still available or not...I'm thinking it was limited, but if someone can let me know, I'd appreciate it. 

Spellbound has large silver glitter (very smooth and shiny) and small and hexagonal orange glitter.  I'm wearing 3 coats in these pictures.  It's meant to be a topcoat, but I honestly like it on it's own...I think it's a bit too dense for a topcoat.  I think I've mentioned it in the past, but my only complaint is that since it's a glitter, the wear (for me at least) is terrible.  I don't change my nail polish everyday...I like to get a good 3 to 4 days before I see chipping...this usually starts chipping at about 2 days.  And it's not little's more like chunks.  But again, it's a glitter, and that's what they do.  It's really pretty, don't you think?  My camera had a hard time focusing, so these are a bit blurry, but you all get the idea!  ;-)

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Mani!

This is one of my favorite Halloween mani's because it's simple enough to me to do it. I'm not a nail art person, nor will I ever try to impress upon anyone that I'm an expert. I've been known to Konad from time to time, although I still don't have the famous Bundle Monster plates. Anyways...check it out!

What I have on is:
3 coats of Sally Hansen Glow
2 coats of the Pumpkin Nail polish string glitter (also contains a little bit of multi-colored regular glitter) that can be found at Rite Aid during the season sometime.  Although I didn't see it this year.

If I'm planning on wearing this for a few days I'll put on a couple of coats of glow in the dark nail polish over the Glow before adding the string glitter.  Looks kind of cool in the dark.

There you have it...simple-enough-for-me-to-do Halloween Mani....told you my nails art skills aren't that great!  :)

I still have a couple more Halloween polishes that I want to post this week...stay tuned!

Friday, October 22, 2010

China Glaze Awakening

Every year I try my best to buy any Halloween polishes that come out...we take the holiday pretty seriously in our house.  It's ALWAYS been DH's favorite holiday, and on top of that R (our oldest...the one that took us a long time to have) was born on about coincidence. 
I was pretty pumped to get China Glaze's new Awakening collection.  The colors are just perfect!

Mummy May I

Mummy May I has a purple jelly base with purple glitter.  I have 3 coats on in these pictures.  It's not a chunky glitter by any means, but it does need a topcoat (which you can tell I'm not wearing in these pictures). 

Zombie Zest

This one is cool!  Zombie Zest has a yellow/green jelly base with fine green shimmery glitter.  It's dupish (although not dead on) to Orly It's Not Rocket Science.  Love it...This color starts of REALLY mossy and yellow you use more coats it builds to a really cool green color.  I'm currently wearing this as a mani, and the wear has been incredible.  5 days in and I only have tip wear! I'm also getting tons of compliments on the color.  I'm wearing 3 coats in these pictures. 


The PERFECT Halloween polish!  Ick-A-Bod-Y is a dark green jelly with lots of orange glitter.  The glitter is the size as the glitter in Mummy May I, just more dense.  I wore this as a mani last week, it lasted a few days before chipping...but glitter tends to chip very quickly for me, so I was pleased with the wear.  It was the perfect way to start off my Halloween nail polish wearing season!

I have a few more Halloween mani's planned...I'll post them on here as I get to them!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Finger Paints BCA Nail Polish

I went to Sally's Beauty Supply recently because I was out of conditioner.  They had a display right in front of the register will all sorts of Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, they released two new shades in their popular Finger Paints nail polish brand.  I normally don't go for pink nail polish, but I always contribute to something that helps to raise awareness to breast cancer.

I'm a Survivor

First of all, excuse the bubble on my middle fingernail. 
I'm a Survivor is a bright pink color with silver glass-fleck-looking shimmer.  I have on 3 coats in this picture, but could have done 2 coats if I applied thicker.  (I know I always say this).  Did I say it's really bright?  My camera wasn't a fan.

I Pink I Can

Don't ask me what was going on with my pinky nail...I didn't even see the smudge when I took the pictures.

Anyways, I Pink I Can is a soft, baby pink with a silver shimmery sheen.  It's very pretty, although not something I usually go for.  I have on 3 coats in these pictures.  The formula of this was a bit thicker than I'm a Survivor and a kind of hard for me to work with.
While I was editing these I kept thinking "wow, it actually looked pretty good on me" and then I ran into a picture that reminded me of my mom's hands...this is DEFINITELY her kind of color. 
No offense to anyone that likes this...I'm not calling you my mom...I love my mommy...she just has different taste in nail polish than I do.  I'm sure people think I'm strange because I'm 34 years old and love to wear bright, bright colors...ANYHOO...

What I'm gathering around the internet is that while the proceeds for the actual sales of the nail polish won't go towards BCA,  Sally Beauty will be making a $65,000 donation to Cancer Support Community this month.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Deborah Lippmann All That Jazz Trio

Hello!  This past weekend I had a Scentsy booth at a local festival, and it was quite the success!  The only thing is that I managed to break just about every nail.  lol  I've been working on this post for about 4 days now.  My blogging time this week has been severely cramped. 

Recently, I was put in touch with the company that does PR for Deborah Lippmann.  Such nice people!  Anyways, they asked if I ever had the opportunity to try her nail polish before, and unfortunately I had not.  She (the girl I've been talking to) offered to send me some.  It showed up in the mail last week...I was so excited!  I expected maybe a bottle or two, but they sent me the entire All That Jazz trio!  I've had the opportunity to play around with them for the past couple of days, and I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to try Deborah Lippmann.

 Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle has a dusty pink jelly base with bright pink, multi-sized glitter.  I absolutely love this color!!!!  I have 3 coats on in these pictures, and if I used slightly thicker coats I could have gotten away with 2.

Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted will find a strangerrrrr!  I admit it...I'm a nerd.  I love musicals.  Used to be in the drama club in high school.  Not sure if South Pacific was the inspiration for the name of this nail polish.  It is entirely possible that I'm too big of a geek to know where it came from.  lol
Anyways, Some Enchanted Evening has a clear base with both small pink glitter and pink hex glitter.  I'm wearing 3 coats in these pictures.  The pictures make the pink glitter look more red...not sure if it's my camera or my top notch (NOT!) photography skills...either's pink.  Believe me.  For some reason, when I had this on I kept thinking it would look SO NEAT as a top coat over blue nail polish.  I may have to try it someday.

Lady Sings the Blues

Lady Sings the Blues has a dark blue base with small and hex-shaped silver glitter.  It's so pretty!  My only wish is that the blue base had more of a jelly quality to it...perhaps the glitter would have shown on the nail almost gets lost.  Still love it!  I have 3 coats on...again, if I had been more careful and applied a tad more quick, I could have done 2. 

All in all...I absolutely love this collection!  The formula is's just so easy to work with.  Razzle Dazzle is my favorite, followed by Lady Sings the Blues, and finally Some Enchanted Evening.  I'm so happy I finally got the chance to try this brand...I'm going to have to get some more now!  :)

Thanks for stopping!!!!

This product was sent to me for review.  For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Taking a Break from Nail Polish to Support Breast Cancer Awareness!

Happy Friday everyone!  I haven't gotten much swatching done this week because I've been preparing to sell Scentsy at a local festival tomorrow.  But seeing this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to inform you all about Scentsy's "cause" warmer.

First of all, for those of you who aren't familiar with Scentsy, let me give you some info that can be found at

Scentsy is a wickless candle system.  Our wax is called a Scentsy Bar or a Scentsy Brick, and is a highly fragrant wax bar that is warmed to release fragrance into the air. Because the wax is gently warmed rather than burned, it can hold more fragrance oil than a traditional candle. And, because there is no flame, there is no smoke, soot or lead. Scentsy wickless candles are a safer alternative to traditional candles.
Scentsy's wax is warmed in Scentsy's beautiful ceramic warmers.  The warmers house a low-watt light bulb that slowly melts the Scentsy Bar or Scentsy Brick, filling your home with one of more than 80 unique, long-lasting scents.

The combination of a Scentsy Warmer with a Scentsy Bar is known as a Scentsy System.

Every catalog season we sell what is known as our "Cause Warmer".  In our last catalog we sold a warmer that benefited the Sunshine kids, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children with cancer.  Through the sales of our Sunshine Kids warmer, Scentsy was able to donate more than $150,000 to the foundation!

This catalog our cause warmer is called Love, Life, Hope.

Scentsy will donate a portion of every sale of this warmer to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to save lives through early detection and provide mammograms to those in need.

To find out more about this warmer, or other Scentsy products, you can either email me, or visit my Scentsy site at

To learn more about Scentsy’s Charitable Cause Warmer and other philanthropic programs, visit

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Birthday Nicole by OPI Polishes!

I mentioned a few weeks ago that DH got me some Nicole by OPI polishes for my birthday.  I wanted to swatch them for you all.  When I asked him why he got that particular brand (I love Nicole, but he wouldn't know that) he said they were the most expensive ones at Target...LOL

Mis-Magenta Me?

Nicole Mis-Magenta Me, 2 coats

Nicole Mis-Magenta Me, 2 coats

Nicole Mis-Magenta Me, 2 coats
Mis-Magenta Me? is a bright pink foil.  It really blew me away.  This is 2 coats, and quite honestly I could have gotten away with one.  It was so well-pigmented and smooth.  I loved the application AND the color!

Fell From the Tree

Nicole Fell From the Tree, 3 coats
Nicole Fell From the Tree, 3 coats
Fell From the Tree is a nice, true green with shimmer  It was a bit thinner and less pigmented than Mis-Magenta Me? as I needed more coats for full coverage.  It's not a terribly unique color, but it's still a nice green.

Such a Go-Glitter

3 coats

2 coats Such a Go-Glitter over 2 coats Wet n Wild black creme
2 coats Such a Go-Glitter over 2 coats Wet n Wild black creme
Such a Go-Glitter has small blue and holo glitter suspended in a clear base.  I assume it's meant to be used as a topcoat, and now that I think about it, I should have worn it over another blue polish becuase I think it would look AMAZING.  I did like it over black as well, though, and the good thing about it is, it's a smooth glitter and you don't need a ton of topcoat to keep it from feeling gritty.

Pitch-Black Glimmer

3 coats

3 coats

2 coats Pitch-Black Glimmer over 2 coats Wet n Wild black creme

2 coats Pitch-Black Glimmer over 2 coats Wet n Wild black creme

Pitch-Black Glimmer has black and holo glitter mixed in with silver micro-glitter in a clear base.  I absolutely love this one and ended up wearing it at my mani a couple of weeks ago.  It's a smooth glitter, like Such a Go-Glitter, so I only needed one coat of top coat.

All in all, DH done good!  He knows what I like, that's for sure!

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