Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cooties

By Aimee Allen. A cute song off of the 'Hairspray' soundtrack.

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I used CG B-Girlz, OPI Alpine Snow & CG Liquid Leather. Also, my trusty bobby pin!!

After I took off the little 'Frenchy Bow' polish, I wanted bows on my fingers again.. But different.. So 'Stitched Bows' came into play. They kind of look more like scissors though.. ohhh well! I might even do something different tonight. I am leaving tomorrow morning for the weekend, and maybe something simple will be best. I will have to see how tired I am after the movie!

Hope everyone will have an awesome weekend!! Keep your fingers crossed for my brother.. I want him to make this hockey team!!

Keep It Simple

By Cobra Starship.. Actually.. This song explains my nails quite well for this entry..

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I had an image to follow for this one. It is in my inspiration folder. I really, really, REALLY need to start writing down websites so that I can give credits..

It was cute. I only wore it for the day of running around and doing errands. Nothing too serious.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

80s Music = love. This song is by WHAM! and is a smile enducer!

Sorry I have disappeared for a bit. I am having some strange issues with.. well.. everything. I am tired all the time (even with 12+ hours of sleep).. This happens once every few years, but usually lasts like a day or three with extreme exhaustion.. This has been going on for about two weeks. Blah. No one is here for a health update though eh! On to the nail-age.

I had been lazy in my absence.. We had a cat staying with us for just under a week, and that drives the rabbits nuts and he cannot go into the basement.. etc. I will share a photo of the cat and of the only male rabbit in the house that stands on guard as soon as the cat enters the house. Nails first though!

I followed this video tutorial.. Well, not really followed it.. I just used it for inspiration. I had done something like this years ago.. But it was fun and I got a few compliments on it.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32GounXRksY&feature=related - check it out!Then I did this one at like.. 6am.. I couldn't sleep. I was in extreme pain, so why not paint my nails instead? Seems like a great idea to me! I saw a picture of something similar somewhere online.. So I used the colours and just went with it. They are crazy and overly dotted and I like them!



Yay cute animal photo! This is 'The Fonze' or 'Fonny' as I like to call him. He was the only male born rabbit in the family annnnd he is orange! He is on red alert when the cat arrives. He stands guard in his cage and thumps his feet constantly. Kind of annoying since my room is the other side of the basement and I can hear his thumping ALL NIGHT LONG! So I brought him out to hang out with me while I read. Then he was guarding my book, so I had to snap a photo. The only thing you cannot see is his awesome white mitt - which we lovingly refer to as his Michael Jackson mitt. So cute.




This is Rick James or RJ or even (Don) Rickles.. He is the arch nemesis of Fonny.. On his last day in the house I let him come downstairs to hang out around Fonze because all the girls were outside (there are five rabbits in total). All RJ did was sit on my computer chair and watch Fonny, so I snagged a photo.

Hopefully I'll start updating a bit more.. As soon as this whole lethargic episode ends. I seriously feel like the walking dead. Blahblahblah! I think I am going to go take off my makeup and nap.. Which by nap I mean sleep, I swear I could sleep through til morning as of right now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Three Favourite Polishes

Huh.. To narrow it down is pretty much illegal.. I will go with polishes that I own that have very little left.. Here goes..





First off I will go with OPI Alpine Snow. I am currently working on my second bottle of it. I love doing my nails half one colour half white with polka dots.. Or.. Well, I even have nail art pens in white, but I usually just use a skinny brush with Alpine Snow anyways.. I absolutely adore it.. And if you're just looking for an attention getting white for manicures, this would be it!














Next would be China Glaze Rich & Famous. I absolutely adore this pink! I originally bought the set of pinks because it was to raise funds for Breast Cancer that is something that I am absolutely terrified of. I basically started collecting polish at the time I ordered that set and was soooo happy to receive this gem! I think I have a smidge less than a half left.. And I will probably replace.. Because although I have a ton of pink polishes, none of them get the same attention from me as this one!










Last would be OPI Curry Up Don't Be Late.. I pretty much bought this shade because of the name.. Then once I wore it I was hooked! I have honestly used this shade a base so many times! I have exactly half a bottle left. I own a few others from the India collection and this one is definitely my favourite!







Well I am doing this random entry, I think I will post this 20 question deal that I snagged off of another blog. I just sort of showed up and didn't say too much about myself.. So here goes, read on if you'd like!
Q: Things you cannot leave the house without?
A: I am going to go with cell phone. I am paranoid of getting stuck somewhere.. Even though it seems that cell phones do not have service when you most need them :\

Q: Favorite brand of make-up?
A: I LOVE MAC! But I only splurge for very few items, which means I have studied them extensively! Otherwise I am a drugstore make-up queen. I swear that between my sister and I – we have tried everything the local drugstores can offer. I LOVE Maybelline eyeshadows.

Q: Favorite flower?
A: Calla Lilies.

Q: Favorite clothing store?
A: I don’t really have a favourite.. I guess where ever I can find stuff I like!

Q: Favorite perfume?
A: Allergic to 99.457% of them.

Q: Heels or Flats?
A: Flats! Or sneakers.. I love me some skateboarding shoes – they are insanely comfortable! Plus I have them in fun colours like green, purple and polka-dots!

Q: Do you make good grades?
A: Yes. Even when I would totally forget about a project and spend an hour or two whipping up a report I would still get 80s – 90s whereas some people spent weeks and would get 60s – 70s..

Q: Favorite Colors?
A: GREEN! Followed by hot pink then black and white.

Q: Do you drink energy drinks?
A: Only Monster, and only when doing a jag-bomb.. Which isn’t tooo often!

Q: Do you drink juice?
A: Sure. I love Orange, Apple, Cranberry/White Cranberry annnd Iced Tea. Oh! And Banana Coconut Fuze.

Q: Do you like swimming?
A: Sure, it is a lot of fun!

Q: Do you eat fries with a fork?
A: If it is poutine I do.

Q: Favourite moisturizer?
A: Dove.. Just a really simple one.

Q: Do you want to get married later on in life?
A: I always said absolutely not.. but now if it happens, cool, if not, awesome – I am not going to base my life on whether I got married or not. Ugh, these questions always get me all amped up and I feel like I have to give an essay!

Q: Do you get mad easily?
A: I am quicker to just smile or shrug things off, but if I do get mad, it can be dangerous!

Q: Are you into ghost hunting?
A: Naaah.

Q: Any phobias?
A: Spiders terrify me. And breast cancer.

Q: Do you bite your nails?
A: I don’t bite.. I pick.. Which is basically the same thing.. I just like my teeth too much to subject them to nail biting!

Q: Have you ever had a near death experience?
A: Not really..

Q: Do you drink coffee?
A: BARF. Absolutely not.

Talking In Your Sleep

By The Romantics.. My love of 80s music comes out again!

I have had some serious trouble with typing lately.. So if there are a ton of mistakes in this bad boy, I apologize in advance!!

So, my last "manicure" only made it through one day.. I traded to work in the dishpit and ruined two nails in the process. I actually meant to post this last night but was too tired and went to sleep instead!

Inspiration picture here: http://nailart4fun.ning.com/photo/2277784:Photo:86?context=latest

Theeeeen.. I was getting ready to watch a whole bunch of episodes of 'The Guild' and decided that it would be a great time to work on my nails.. And after I scoped that photo I was like 'I love polka dots'.. I own two pairs of shoes, 2 shirts, 1 camisole, 1 bag, my makeup kit and various other articles in black and white dots.. So why not do something like that on my nails? Plus I had a managing shift and it looks some what sophisticated (I am rational.. seeee?)

And this is my take:



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I decided to take a photo of my left hand and my right hand to show that I do the same on both ;p Although trying to snap a photo of my right hand is pretty tough.. And that is with my awesome ambidextrous-ness!

OH! OHHHH! I would also like to point out that I actually made an effort of cleaning up around the nails before posting.. I know, please pick your jaws off of the ground!

I hope everyone had an awesome Monday and is ready for a super Tuesday!

*Side Note*: I forgot to snap a photo of my bobby pin, which is what I used to make the large dots. I am forever greatful to that youtube video for showing me the way in using a bobby pin as a perfect dotting tool! <33

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Stop Crying Your Heart Out

By Oasis... Another sigh-worthy song. I absolutely love this song - I sing it quite often, haha!

This weekend has been extra awesome! Friday night the 'crew' from work decided to have a bowling night.. We didn't have as many people as usual - but we had some old favourites show up.. Plus added drama at the bowling alley - who knew eh? That all was really great, but what tops that is that one of my good friends and co-workers returned from her 3 month work stint in Victoria, BC. So happy to have her home!

It was great to spend hours with her before we went bowling, but what was even more awesome was that she was really excited to give me a gift (ok, my sister and I!).. Anyways..


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SERIOUSLY! Look at these! Aren't they gorrrrgeous?! She was chuckling as I was basically drooling over them. She was at a market (apparently they have tons in Victoria, so it was either there or Seattle.. not *quite* sure) and saw these polishes and figured we would love them (and we do!) she said she spent forever choosing colours for us! Such a sweetheart!

*Side Note*: My sister and I were laughing because my camera apparently didn't like 'Passion Pink' - every photo I snapped was blurry-ish on my camera just of that polish. So now I figure it will be all 'Final Destination'ish and I will die in some freak nail polish incident when I use it. Heh. I am a dork.

I have decided to dedicate my next few polish-doings to these gems. I pulled the yellow out of the bag first, so I figure that will be the one I use first.


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I am not super happy with this look, but I am not that upset by it either.. Again, forgot cleanup before photos - I will learn, I promise!

I think the consistantcy of the 'Neon Yellow' and 'Power Up' are similar.. I had to put three coats on before it stopped being too see-through.. I think with 'Power Up' I will toss on a coat of white before hand..

Also, 'Marine Life' didn't photograph properly with flash or without.. It is a darker more turqoise-ish colour.. Hopefully when I do a look with it, it will show up better.

Well, I spose I should go pass out for a bit before my shift. Two more then a few days off! And excellent movies are released on to DVD this Tuesday - YAY!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Stepping Stone

By Duffy. Sigh.. The way she sings this song is just so pretty! I know some people say her voice is too annoying to listen to repeatedly, but I really like it..

Gah.. Who blogs at 4:10am? Stupid insomnia.

Sooo.. A girlie that I work with asked me when I was painting my nails again.. And I said within my few days off.. And I asked her what colours I should use.. She picked blue - wanted something with two shades of blue. Done.

I actually found a youtube video for this look.. But I changed it up a bit because I wanted it to be different. BUT! I did - you know what.. Scope the photo of what I used first:

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Notice the bobby pin? Yeah..

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P.S - Sorry I always snap photos before cleanup.. So yucky!!


The dots were made with a bobby pin! How neato is that? I kind of like youtube and all the little tips and tricks I find! I was going to order some of those dotting/marbelizing tools.. But for now this works. I am trying to be good and pay off some stuff before going back to school.. When all I want to do is spend money on nail polish and makeup.. and books! UGH! /endrant

Well.. I spose I should get some shut eye before shopping tomorrow.. err.. today!

Oh.. And just a quick snap of my make up from the evening.. I liked it.. I mean, considering I haven't been doing my make up too often anymore.. But anyways!

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Haha, hopefully my mug doesn't scare anyone away!

I ussssed -
Face:
-Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder in Creamy Natural (even though it is a smidge too dark)
-B Vain Blush + Highlighter in Wink
-Loreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara

Eyes:
-UDPP
-MAC Rice Paper
-MAC Embark
-MAC Woodwinked
-Random White Pencil
-MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

Quite the update huh.. I guess maybe I should try to do it more often. OH! And the concert was amazing! Dream fulfilled :D

True Love

By Brokencyde. I found this band by a friend telling me to listen to this 'guilty pleasure' song called "Bree, Bree" by this band.. They are obnoxious/rude, crass and strange.. Which is probably why I enjoy their songs on rare occasions. Screaming is a plus.

OK! So, I said I would keep everyone updated on that Dead Sea spa care package.. I have been doing such a bad job of that. I mentioned it on July 20 and it is now August 7 (AYE! Time flies!)..

Anyways, I have been using the system faithfully everytime I have a few days off of work thus giving my nails time to breathe between polish action. I sadly haven't noticed the yellowing disappearing except for when I cut off the growth of my nails, which thankfully grow fast.

I am beginning to wonder if it wasn't nail polish that stained my nails but something else.. It is weird because sometimes I SWEAR the yellowness is gone.. Then a few hours or a day later it is back (probably just lighting.. I like to pretend to believe otherwise though!)

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The reason I keep using this stuff though is that the cuticle cream is AH-MA-ZING.. Plus paired with the lotion (which somehow my super sensitive skin accepts, yay!) your hands just feel awesome!! Plus I like the buffing system on the nails, makes them smooth and polish application is just great!

Ok.. Enough blabber eh!