Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Dotted Ribbon

Sorry, just have time for a quick post. Feels like forever since I used a song title for my post. AND answered comments. I promise (for real this time!) that I will catch up on all the stuff next time.

I was super pumped to show off this look, but upon closer inspection of the pictures (and after getting a couple hours of sleep instead of being up for 40 some hours..) I am disappointed by all the black dot 'dragging'. I really need a new black nail art pen, BUT, the brand that I like hasn't been restocked in a loooong time at CosmoProf, makes me extremely worried. Plus I cannot find them online. Scary!!

Anyways, another mani that looks better in real life (and from a bit of a distance) I still like it. Every time I glance down, I am reminded of something but can never bring to words what it is that I am reminded of. Grr!

The base colour is OPI Dim Sum Plum, which, of course, didn't photograph as it should. It is truly an amazing shade. I cannot believe I waited so long to test it out.


Gah! Silly black!! Ruined it.. Ahh well, I still like it.. OH! And, I have come across so many nail art magazine downloads.. It is scary. I am going to try and post one at least once a week (maybe twice once I get going) See, I want to change my polish everyday, but I already get strange glances from the two times I do it a week. Oh well, that is just something I will have to deal with!

I will shuddup now! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday.. And I will talk to you all soon with a proper post!!

P.S - I snipped my nails down a smidgen.. I decided to snip them before one of them got caught on something ridiculous and ripped off down to the quick. I know, genius!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Blog Award

I have actually been given this award twice now.. Once from the lovely Tierney at Tier's Thoughts and by Li Lian at nails nails nails.. I figured I should actually acknowledge these awards so I don't look like a chump!!

Now, with this award you are supposed to:

-Post the award on your blog
-Link the person(s) that has (have) given you the award
-Pass the award to 15 other blogs you have discovered

Here is the problem when I get tagged/awarded/etc, I never know exactly who to send it off to as any blog that I include in my blog roll is a blog I love. I have stumbled across many a-blogs and just exited the page after reading a few entries, only because I am not really interested. So, to all of the lovely people that I follow, I love your blog!! I read all new entries (I apologize, I am not the best commenter :\), but I try! Thank you all for doing what you do, I appreciate it.

My bank account? Not so much (:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fairy Dust Swatches Plus Some Extras

Juli (aka shortnails) at Shortwidenails asked me to do some swatching using CG Fairy Dust. Of course I was more than happy to oblige her request.

She asked to see it over OPI Purple With A Purpose, a black (I used CG Liquid Leather) and CG OMG. As an added bonus, I will show it over OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender as that is what I am currently sporting.. I know, no nail art, craziness!! I am lazy and my allergies are killing me!!

For the following photos, the first nails are just with two coats of the base colour and one coat of Fairy Dust, the second nails are two coats of the base colour and two coats of Fairy Dust


So, as you can see, it is a multi-coloured sparkly dust.. And for once my sub-par photo skills are actually a benefit.. I especially love the last photo, unfocused multi-coloured glory at its finest!


Now on to my nails.. The colour is Lucky Lucky Lavender, but seriously, I don't see too much of the lavender-y (aka purple, in my mind) side, I see a stellar barbie pink. Like I seriously want to bust out some barbies and load them into the barbie van.. Too far?

Most the people at work today just loved it.. Oh, and I know you can see some air bubbling, I was in a bit of a rush when applying the polish and Fairy Dust. The residents that usually call my nails 'too wild' thought this was amazing.. Then one of my faves was like 'it is nice, but for you? it is kind of blah..' I told her I adored her.. She gets it! When I first put it on, I hated it against my skintone, I thought the blue tone within the polish made my hands look some weird unhealthy shade of yellow instead of my usually transparent. Now after a few days, it isn't too bad.. My mom really wants to use this combo for her toes now.. Ugh.

And last, but not least, I had to include this photo.. It is just.. Awesome.

So, we had our only male rabbit, Fonze, up on the work bench, and he was wandering around Bennie and Jet's cage.. Which was fine, we had the cage door open, but they weren't really too interested.. Until Fonze just leaped into their cage. He stayed for quite awhile, and to my complete shock, they all got along. Oh, and you may notice their wheel is just mid-air, well, see the platform they are on? There used to be one over there as well. They are chewers to the max. I am looking into wooden slats for their cage. Rascals I tell ya!

Ok, I will silence myself now!! I should probably go take some allergy meds and rest! I hope everyone will have a super weekend - I will catch up on answering comments next entry. See you all next week!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Haulage

Yes, a quickie 'haul' post. My co-worker that is also a hairdresser loaned me her card for CosmoProf, so of course I took advantage of that!

I didn't take as much as I wanted (which is probably a good thing..) But I did get a few things.. Take a look!

Couple of empty bottles (Only .75!! How could I not?!) Because I have been wanting to try frankening.. I would have bought more, but they only had the 2 (sadface). Then CG Fairy Dust, which I have seen a few times layered over polishes (over black looks UH-MAY-ZING!), CG In The Lime Light (Neon).. Um, it is green! And neon, perfect! And they only had CG Matte Magic in mini bottles, so I figured I would try it out as well. 
OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender.. A super pretty lavender.. Love the colour, hate the scent.. So nailpolish is perfect for that! OPI Need Sunglasses? looks so gross in all the photos I took. It looks like a soupy orange-tinged mess, but looking at it right now as I post, it looks like a brilliant yellow!! And OPI Shorts Story.. I love this pink, I am not sure why I didn't buy a full size bottle a long time ago!! And, that bottle of Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat was in the sale bin! I know I just bought one a month or three ago, but this was on sale! Way cheaper than at the other store... I can justify any purchase!!

The one thing I didn't pick up, but should have, was a replacement bottle of OPI No Room For The Blues.. I have to thin it out on every use now and I just adore that blue. Next time. I didn't invite my best pal co-worker with me this time because I had other stops to make, but she told me she will want to make a trip soon, so that will work out for me.

I always get nervous when I go up to the till with the card.. Thinking they are going to question me.. But luckily I still had my awesome nails done (they made it through the whole weekend, no chips! Work didn't ruin my nails for once!!) so they were too awestruck by my nails.. And then I can make up stories. A win for everyone!!

Hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Somebody To Love

By Leighton Meester featuring Robin Thicke.. This is another song I got a hold of quite some time ago, but was never overly interested in.. Until I gave it a full listening to and realized she is speaking French in the song.. Playing this song and 'Psycho Killer' by The Talking Heads back to back? Win!

Here is the mani I worked on last night (at 1am.. an insomniac that suffers from boredom yay!) Annnd.. Because I was feeling extra generous (and I was pretty happy how it was going after painting on black lines) I started snapping photos.. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hazel

By Junior Boys.. I have seriously listened to this song 28 times within the last week, I cannot get enough of it! I bought it off of iTunes quite awhile back, but never really listened to it. Then, about a week ago, I finally gave it a fair listen to and absolutely love it!! I don't even know what it is about the tune.. Usually though, once he says 'hazel', I restart the song.. And it isn't said until the end.. Weird how the title actually is the most disappointed part of the song.. heh.

Ok, so, before I show you the mani I am currently sporting, I must say this.. This actually looks approximately 8 million times better in real life. The photos showcase my mistakes more than my own eyes do.. I mean, yes, I notice the lines that my silly black silkline polish left.. But some of the other mistakes that I notice in the photo are harder to notice with the human eye. I just had to get that off my chest.. Now.. Onwards!

A couple of things.. First, Kae should really be getting the $$ I paid for Mesmerize.. After she posted her look done with the polish, it is pretty much the only polish I could think of. It was on my next to order list from TD.. BUT! I was London Drugs last Friday, and it was totally in a polish bin.. I did a walk by.. Double take.. Said 'no way..' checked the label, and way! The polish I had badly wanted. What a super day!! Second, I had inspiration for this bad boy in the form of a pair of heels. Now, I changed it from zebra (I'm sorry, you're still my favourite!) to more Tigery stripes.. Just for a simplicity sake.
 
Now to add some gem like photos of my two mini rascals.. We had them upstairs with us (playing on the kitchen floor.. don't worry, cleaned and disinfected afterward!)

Please excuse my mother's leg and my sister's leg.. And the bottom photo is of Jet being ever so adorable. Alrighty, that is all for now!

Have a terrific Thursday everyone!!

Your Comments... ANSWERED!!!

  • ch3rryco1a - Thank you doll! I had no idea what I was going for.. But I may just have to give it another whirl in the fall!!
  • The Diva's Polish - Thank you, I think the same about that gem of a yellow!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just Quickly

Sorry I haven't been posting too often here.. I don't really have a legitimate excuse, other than the fact I am a super procrastinator. I have an out of the city doctors' appointment on Wednesday, and all the stats I have been keeping on myself are not complete. Ugh. I had planned to start (heh) them on Friday, and work on them after work during the weekend, but of course that never works out. Now I am in full panic mode!

I just need to sit down and finish it all up, should take an hour or three, just, when can I take that hour or three? Now.. After I update here of course!! And them maybe after I che- see how this happens?!

Anyways! On to the slightly more fun stuff..


I wasn't too impressed with this, except for the fact that it was SUPER bright. Lucky for my it chipped the next day and I had a good enough reason to take it all off - yay!

I slapped something else on, but didn't get a photo before I had to remove it. I have big plans for either tonight or tomorrow sometime of what I am doing to my nails, so I will try to post that before I go on Wednesday.. I mean, getting up at 5am, driving for 2+ hours, appointment, lunch etc, driving for 2+ hours = one tired Dee!!

OH! And is anyone else dying from allergies? I was so bad last week, then we had this blizzard, so they stopped (hallelujah choir pipes up..) and now, since said blizzard snow is melting, welcome back Mr. Sneeze and Mrs. Super Watery Eyes and silly runny nose. Grrr!!

I hope everyone will have a magnificent Monday - ouu.. GG tonight.. And I said I would make nanaimo bars.. I really have to finish this stuff first.

Your Comments... ANSWERED!!!

  • Tierney (Mar 25) - Thanks doll! You should try it out, it is simple and effective!! The polka dots would have been cooler if I would not have failed so hard.. Next time!!
  • Tierney (Mar 26) - I think there is actually something wrong with it to make me punch myself.. It keeps getting all swollen and such after I sleep.. And yet I have tried everything (re: cleaning pillow cases/bedding, changing makeup, cleaning everything that goes near my eyes - I even got new contact lenses! It is craziness!) I should probably get it checked out. Blergh! But thank you, at least something can look put together right now!
  • ThRiSzHa - Thank you!! It was super fun to do!
  • Tierney - Thank you for the birthday wish! It really was a great birthday! And thank you about the nails - they were lots of fun!
  • Kae - Thank you for the birthday wish!! I was really happy to find that tutorial as it was exactly what I wanted to do/what was asked of me by residents!!
  • ch3rryco1a - Haha thank you! Although, I think you have to put up with it waaay more than I do!! It only happens to me everyone couple of years, still stings though! And thank you (:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dee's March Favourites

I have seen a bunch of youtube videos about ‘enter month here’ favourites, so I decided that I kind of want to just incorporate that idea to this blog.. Now, I know that this is my polish endeavours, BUT! My ‘enter month here’ favourites will be about anything, be it nail polish, make up, books, etc – just whatever I was loving for the past month. I am going to try to keep up with it for a bit.. And if anyone else is interested in writing this type of entry, go for it! I will love reading them just as much I do watching them! Here goes.
Dee’s March Favourites
  1. CG Lemon Fizz.. Every time I go to do my nails, I seem to constantly be reaching for that gem, then I have to remind myself that I have other colours to use and then choose something else. For me, it is thus far, my favourite yellow!
  2. CoverGirl Clean Makeup foundation for normal skin (technically I could use oily and/or sensitive, but I went with ‘normal’, and it is perfect!) – I instantly loved the fact that it smelt like Noxzema cream (ahh.. sweet teenaged years spent with jars of that gem-like cream!) Aside from loving the smell, it has actually been working wonders on my skin! I am, of course, the lightest shade, which is Ivory 105.
  3. CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kiy Shadow in Coffee Shop. I pretty much always reach for this, but stopped for awhile because I was using my MAC shadows, but during the month of March, I used this pretty much everyday I wore makeup – specifically eyeshadow. I love it and I am going to have to replace it soon!
  4. Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Vintage Pink.. Ok, I have never been a lipstick wearer, let alone a coloured gloss wearer, but I do love this! Funny story, my sister, my brother and myself ran into Shoppers later one evening and my sister dragged us into the makeup section.. My brother saw the Rimmel stand and the lipstick tubes (they are an amazing purple colour) – he said that I should own those because they look awesome, so I whipped mine out of my purse.. And now everytime I use it (which is whenever I go out) I think how my brother actually said I makeup item looked ‘awesome’.
  5. Spectro AcneCare Deep Pore Vanishing Lotion.. I hate the pores on my nose/surrounding area, they are huge and gross (and clogged!) I have been using this lotion for almost a month, and I can actually tell there has been a vast improvement! I am actually quite happy about it. One of the main reasons I use full makeup for my face is because of these HUGE pores, which is ironic because that will only make them worse. I want to get to the point (hopefully for summer when it is quite warm!) where I can slap on some tinted moisturizer and call it a day!
That is about all I can think of that I really turned to for the month of March on a consecutive basis. Sadly it is all beauty-related items. Maybe April will be different!
What are some of your go-to products? I would love to hear about them!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday To ME!!

Technically it is on Sunday, April 4th (aka Easter Sunday.. overshadowed by a holiday.. blast!) But no big deal, I am still super pumped!!

This evening, during supper, my sister was like 'want to open your gift from me?' - My family has never been one to wait to give gifts to each other..

I was SUPER SUPER SUPER EXCITED when I removed the tissue paper and there in front of me was..

I know, it isn't nail polish, which would have been amazing as well, but no.. It is something that I have wanted for such a long time!! I have my ipod 30G classic.. But I really wanted an ipod touch.. oh gosh, she is so pretty!! I am doing this now before I have to go setup and play with this gem!! OH! And metallic green comfort fit ibuds! woo! The buds they send with the ipod products hurt my tragus piercing.. Anyways!!

These were my nails from a couple of days ago.. Just something easy to get through my managing shifts. This was after three days of work.. Including dishes and laundry and all that fun stuff.

And now my Easter nails! I was excited to find this tutorial on youtube (BeenaBop I do believe!!) I knew I was going to do 'Easter eggs', but one of the residents requested chicks on my nails, I said we would see.. And then I saw this and it was perfect! The application, not so much.. I rushed it to game for a bit - what a nerd!!

Anways, I hope everyone has a terrific Thursday and have a Happy (Hoppy!!) Easter!! I am going to chow down on some delicious mini eggs (that will now be available all year.. I am going to have to improve on my exercise program!!) and get my new baby working!! Woo!!

I will answer all comments on my next entry, promise!!