Saturday, July 31, 2010

Post 100 (Pic Heavy-ish)

My 100th post.. I spose it isn't the most impressive milestone, but I am still pretty happy about it!!

All I really have to post about is all the goodies I have acquired lately. And by goodies, I mean polishes!!


I bought these gems before I went away for surgery.. Actually a week or two before.. I just had them hidden away in a bag.. Until now! The photo (from l to r) is OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede, OPI Manicure/Pedicure Papaya Pineapple Scrub (this smells amazing! I used this before I went away for surgery - cannot wait to use it again..) & a backup of CG Strong Adhesion Base Coat (seriously, I love this bade coat!!!)


I snagged these two bad boys from London Drugs last week.. Notice something with the bottle of OPI Alpine Snow? Right at the 'O', the serial number has been filed away. I *almost* put this back, but I was in desperate need for another (yes, another, this is bottle 4..) bottle.. BUT! The main reason for going to LD was to get Seche Vite  as it is the only store in my city that seems to carry that beautiful stuff. Yeah, that is my third bottle. Technically I am working on bottle 1 and 2, but it will never hurt to have another backup.. Right?


Last, but not least, is my TD order. It showed up on Friday - YAY! 2/4 deliveries of my recent online shopping spree are here - glad this was one of them!! From l to r we have: Orly Viridian Vinyl, Orly Purple Pleather, CG Ingrid, CG First Class Ticket, CG Midnight Mission, CC High Society, CC Warhol, CC Mrs. Robinson & CC Twiggie (not pictured is the large bottle of lotion I also ordered)


And this is what my nails currently look like. I had about 30 mins to do my nails before running out and doing errands.. So of course I had to attempt to do something to my nails. I couldn't resist Twiggie's calls!! I am none to pleased with my mani-action, but that is ok! It was just something to cover my nails for a day or three.

I will also post up what WOULD have been my PHD challenge entry had I remembered to actually try to somehow photograph them. I am sad that I couldn't figure out a way - I kind of adore them. PLUS they made me make a FRANKEN POLISH!! I will probably get that post ready for Monday or something.

For now, I have to finish off this 1/2c of Peanut Butter Chocolate Explosion protein drink (even with this bad boy, my protein intake for the day will be too low.. GRR!! I don't want my hair to fall out!!) and then most likely pass out with my book. I am eh so sleepy lately!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!


Your Comments Answered
  • jaljen - Thankies! I am glad you agree (:
  • Tierney - He is my adorable little fellow! He is so ridiculous now.. We discovered he LOVES sunflower seeds, so.. I would give him one to shell and while he was working on that one, I would shell another for him.. I bought a HUGE unsalted shelled bag last night.. He basically runs to his bars anytime someone comes down and begs for a sunflower seed!!
  • Niki* - Thankies! I love him!! And the nails aren't too shabby either (:
  • Pretty - Thank yoooou (:

Friday, July 23, 2010

Periwinkle Squares

Yes, I'm back. Two days in a row!

I think I am just super pumped because last night I actually got to put in an hour of reading.. with minor discomfort! Yes!

Oh, plus I have some photos of my little Bennie at the end - enjoy!


Here is what I used.. CG Secret Peri-Wink-Le & CG Liquid Leather. I was going to use a purple like the image does, buuuut.. I have a few untried and I really don't want them to become too many.. So CGSP it is! Also, I have been using two 'base' coats. I added OPI Matte Nail Envy into the mix because my nails are quite long right now.. And the crazy part is that they are all basically the same length.. I am just trying to avoid a nail break.. Once that happens I will clip down all my nails and start over again. Sigh. It is just nice to have these nice long nails again.

Inspiration picture..

My take...

These were actually kind of easy to do.. For the most part. A few of the 'squares' were filled in (like my pinky and ring fingers), but I just dabbed some black and tried to fix it up. Now, in the inspiration image, I do like the little gems and such they use.. But, I don't really like wearing little gems.. I find them to be impractical.

Ok, now the promised photo of Bennie. I think awhile back I said I wanted to get photos of him in his dust bath because it is amazing.. Well..
I had to toss in the last image.. He was so into his dust bath, he didn't notice his favourite non-toy: my camera. Then, mid swivel in the dust, he stopped and stared straight at me.. Then he tried to grab the camera cord. I adore him!

Whelp, that is all I have got to say for now.. I hope everyone will have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend! See you all next week (:


Your Comments Answered

  • Tierney - Thank you! I quite enjoyed them as well!! Your friends sound amazing!! That is such a cute prank!
  • AggiePigeon - Thank you.. I am really glad I am bouncing back quite quickly.. It seems weird.. I am waiting for some horrid thing to happen! And yes, they are pretty great (:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Color Accent

Here are is my Color (I seriously want a 'u' in there!!) Accent entry for the PHD Challenge

I actually liked what I did. I can honestly say they looked better irl, but oh well! I wanted to wear the look for a few days, but for some reason my one and only grey polish seems to be missing!! Grr!! We (being my sister and I) know that she used it last.. And we literally looked everywhere. I am not impressed. 1 - it is a perfect grey to me and 2 - it is Orly.. that brand is not readily available to me.. I have to order it in. Guh. So not impressed.

For this look, I used OPI Alpine Snow (will need a third/fourth backup asap), CG Liquid Leather & CG In The Lime Light. I also mixed Alpine Snow and Liquid Leather for the grey. I was going to keep mixing so I could paint up my other hand.. But I didn't want to use a bottle to mix, so it dries super quickly!!


Like I have been saying in my past few posts, I had surgery.. And I'm sort of starting to bounce back.. But I feel so different.. In a good way! Anyways, this part is going to be about friends. I seriously think I might have the greatest friends ever. They have been texting me like crazy to keep me company and dropping in for visits.. But, they also have brought me gifts. My parents are like 'they don't have to do this! tell them!' - my family has always been like that. Of course I tell them that gifts are not necessary, but you know the thing with gifts.. They are kind of nice to receive (:

(not pictured: a book called 'Little Bee', some amazing peach scented body wash and the iTunes gift card)

Ok, the little key chain and lip gloss are actually from my besties trip to France (for the Cannes film fest). The lip gloss is called 'Mood Swing', and apparently the different shades are activated by your emotions (aka your body heat).. So, according to the side, I always in the zones of 'Dirty Thoughts', 'Hot & Bothered' and 'Bask In The Afterglow'. Gosh dang body temp! Makes me seem sort of pervy.. (;

The key chain is also adorable, the container she came in reads 'Kimmi Junior' and she is Daisy.. My friend bought her because she has red hair and I enjoy dabbling in the redhead family hair pool!

She is the one that also bought me that little Zhu Zhu pet hamster. His name is Tex and Bennie (the lovely pet degu) is not too fond of him as he squawks back! She loved the little hamster so much she went out and bought one for her cat to play with. Adorable!

Then, one of my other close friends stopped in last night. First off, the bag she put my gifts in was white with black polka dots - I obviously loved it already!! She bought me an intriguing book called 'Little Bee' - seriously, there is basically no description (she even looked online, same thing) so that amazes me! I cannot wait to start reading it!! She also bought me this amazing peach body wash.. It smells like fuzzy peach candies.. And a really gorgeous candle (pictured above) the casing is so cute and it smells like fresh laundry.. I was burning it for a bit last night.. I plan on doing my nails pretty soon here.. So I will be smelling fresh laundry instead of nail polish!

I am in no way bragging about these gems, I am just really happy about them all! Plus, if my friends ever stumble over this blog, they will know (even more so) how much I appreciate them! They are the best!!

I hope everyone is having a great Thursday! I have to do my nails and go see my doctor.. I have a fairly busy day.. For me.. As of late!

Later (:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm Not Cool

By Sohodolls. I don't have a mani to show off today, so I decided I would use a song title! It has been quite some time.. (sidenote: the website that I update my blogs' music player is acting lame.. hopefully I can add the song later!)

My bestie bought me an iTunes gift card as part of my 'Get Well' package.. So of course I did a little music shopping and it recommended this song for me.. and I actually really like it!

That isn't the only shopping I have been doing.. I am not back at work til probably September.. And I did sock away a pretty good sum of $$, but really.. I shouldn't be 'shopping'.. Cannot help it! I bought the two seasons of True Blood off of ebay for $40 altogether.. AND! I put in an order at TD.. oops.

So, since I don't have anything MANI-wise to post, I figured I could post what I ordered. I will doing my nails in a bit for the PHD Challenge, so I will post that either tomorrow or Friday.. Anyways!


There are all the goodies that should be in my possession in the very near future! Yay! Oh, the little polish 'blobs' are Color Club polishes. I have never owned any, so why not now?

Anyways, that is all for now. My gross protein drink and the sims2 (I totally went back to the sims 2 after abandoning it for the sims 3.. nerd) are calling my name - talk to you all later! (:


Your Comments Answered
  • susies1955 - Thank you! So far so good.. I haven't even been taking my pain meds.. I figure that is a good sign! And I will scope out the giveaway (:
  • Deez Nailz - Thank you! I hope for a quick recovery as well. I was tidying up the house earlier, and had to take a break every few moments. Very annoying! It is funny you say that.. I was telling my dad (after we left the store) that there is this blogger (you!) and she posts these amazing photos of the displays/how nice everything looks.. Maybe I will give it another go when I am in Regina again!
  • Tierney - Thankies doll! Me too!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm Home

I really shouldn't be posting this right now.. I should be upstairs sprawled out awaiting bedtime.. but I just wanted to sprint (ok.. slowly walk down the stairs) and let all you lovely people know that I made it through my surgery a-ok!

I am extremely sore.. Weak.. slow.. Cry randomly, etc, but I am home! I even survived the 2.5 hour car ride (ok.. I slept for 98% of it..)

I will try to maybe do my nails this weekend and have something for Monday.. Plus I have a million blogs to look through! Phew!

Have a wonderful evening everyone! I am about ready to pass out!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Pink Cheetah Fail

One of these days I swear I am going to master cheetah-print-esque nails on myself. Sadly today is not that day.


Sooo, this will be my last entry for a little while.. I go in for surgery on Monday and will be in the hospital until Thursday.. Once I am released I get to travel back home (about 2 and a half hours) and prepare for my 6 week recovery. Bleh.

That is why I haven't been posting anything this week. I have just been relaxing, making sure I get everything in order for at least next week as I am not sure how everything will turn out.. I had to travel today and go for my pre-assessment appointment.. Went over things to expect AND I got to meet the man that will be making me go to sleep for a bit.. Pretty intense. Then had to have MORE blood work done.. So my hand will be nice and zombie like tomorrow.. And on top of all that.. I have been on my liquid surgery prep diet for 13 days now.. So I am excruciatingly tired.

Anyways, enough of my whining! I should go and rest. Last day of work tomorrow. Then traveling on Sunday.. Surgery at 8am on Monday.. phew!!

Oh.. And like I have been telling everyone that isn't immediate family or a very close friend: do not worry about the surgery I am having. Just know that it is happening.. I don't really wish to discuss a bunch o' details about it.. That is all!

I hope everyone has an amazing week!!

P.S - Since I was in Regina today.. I made a quick stop in at the Dollar Giant as Deez Nailz mentions these polishes by the brand Billie that she always gets there.. I was all pumped because her photos show these lovely displays of the polish.. Yeah.. The Dollar Giant in Regina looks like a bomb went off in that area. There was ONE single bottle of this milky coloured Billie polish.. But I didn't even bother with it as it was half empty. Sigh.

Your Comments Answered
  • KarenD - Thank you.. I figure that it lasts long enough for me to take photos and I don't have to mess around with glues.. Simplicity is usually my friend! And thank you.. They are not as good as the webs I did at Halloween, but I tried!!
  • Meeka - It was such a tough book to get through! I really did think it would be a quick and easy read as the book is quite small, but no. I write down all the books I read, as well as start and finish dates. I started it sometime in April and just finished it up now.. I mean.. I read other books in the mean time, I just lost serious interest in the book. She isn't a great writer to begin with, but that was basically garbage!! And YES! You got it! Haha, I love that you changed the lyrics in your mind as well (:
  • shortnails - You totally should.. It is beneficial when you just don't want to paint your own nails/you already have something done. And yes! HT IN CANADA! I had been told it wasn't coming here either, so I had a swap sort of set up.. But running across it in the store was like a dream! You'll have to keep your eyes open for that gem!! Well, the liquid diet is for my surgery prep.. It is just this protein drink.. It isn't horrible.. But what I wouldn't do for real food at this point in time I tell ya!!