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My Favourites of 2011

I think I have been saying this to anyone that will listen.. So I am obviously going to say it here also: where the freak did the year go?! I swear it has been on fast forward! Not that I am complaining.. I have really high hopes for 2012 - might as well get it started!

Since we are heading in to a new year, I figured I would do what I did last year and pick my personal favourite manis that I did in 2011. I couldn't settle on 10.. I had 11.. But then 12 made more sense as we're heading in to 2012.. SO, I give you my 12 favourite manis of 2011 - in no particular order..


Nice Set of Hooters These Nails Are Bananas Inspired By Artwork Inspired By Fashion Day 14 Flowers Day 9 Rainbow Snakes! Snakes? Where Have I Heard the Name Snakes Before?! Rainbow Dots Inspired by Kayla Summer Zebra Sponge Iron Fist Zombie Sea Spray Yellow Gold Bracelet These are my personal favourites.. Did you see your favourite mani that I did this past year? Or was there another that you liked more? Let me know in the c…

Fish Scales

I came across THIS TUTORIAL  and loved how it looked.. Of course I had to give it a whirl. Now, I do like the results, I just wish I would have layered them a bit more.. Next time, rightttt?




For this I used a base of Butter London Toff, then dots using that, as well as China Glaze Spontaneous, OPI Chatters Me Up, Zoya Kelly  & ELF Moonlight. I was pretty happy that my good pal knew what I was trying to go for today.. I was also pretty pleased with our shopping trip!

Continue reading to see my mini-Sephora haul!

--Make-up Talk Starts Now--

I went shopping with my good pal today, and we were going to the mall that has Sephora in it.. She of course promised me that we could go in! I was actually really looking forward to it.. The last few times I had been there, I actually walked out empty-handed.. That almost never happens. Anyways..


The first item that we both ended up getting is the Sephora Favo(u)rites LASHSTASH.. Uuuummmm.. 10 mascaras (2 regular size) for $34?! Yes please! Befo…

Merry Christmas!!

Good afternoon/evening/whenever you happen to be reading this..

MERRY CHRISTMAS! How the freak did it get to Christmas already? I swear this whole year was on ultra-speed mode or something. Insanity!

I am not sure about the rest of you, but the weather here has been extremely nice.. I don't ever remember having a winter quite like this. I mean, we're taking care of a dog right now.. And I was out in the backyard with him.. In a t-shirt. Here.. In Saskatchewan, Canada.. Whaaaaat!? And there is next to no snow. I mean, I have always been a firm believer in a "white" Christmas, but this was a really nice change of pace.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas - I know I have! I actually just got back from work, and, I have to say, it was a great shift! Now to just relax.. I can handle that!

I decided to not do a bunch of Christmas nails this year.. Which is kind of upsetting in a way.. I should have still done them. Ahh well, next year, right?! BUT! There was some posted …

Nice Set of Hooters...

...I meant the owls!

My sister said this about my nails when we were out last night.. and I died. One, because it is a hilarious quote and two, because I love Dumb & Dumber..

A few days ago, while cruising around pinterest, these adorable owl nails were pinned.. I knew I had to do them as I have friends who love owls and they are still quite 'trendy' - but I figured I could recreate them and have people still know what they are! All bonuses.

Chalkboard Nails was the blog that they were linked to. While reading the post, I found out that she found them at Cingy Blogs Nails also via pinterest..

I really wanted to use reinforcements to make the 'horns' look more even.. But I think I might have tossed them out the other day with a wealth of papers I sent to the recycling bin.. Ugh. So, freehand it was!



**Must apologize about my horribly dry hands. Nothing is working for me this winter, and this is actually a fairly nice winter thus far. My hands are destroyed and I lathe…

The Nail Polish Tag

The rules are to answer the 10 questions, pass this tag onto 5 bloggers, and to make sure the bloggers you tagged know about this!
1. How many polishes do you have? I would say under 200. I am currently working on a spreadsheet, so hopefully I will be able to give a legit answer soon!! EDIT: Hah.. ugh. 248 + 33 that I took out because I don't ever use them.. plus many, many minis. A lot more than I thought I had. Whelp, time to add more!
2. What is your favourite brand of polish? I am going to have to say China Glaze.. But I do hold Orly in high regards as well.
3. Do you like crackle nail polish or do you hate it? I quite enjoy them.. I just don't use them too often. Only when I'm in a rush and need something to toss on to my nails to make them seem fun!!
4. What is your first nail polish brand? It was probably Maybelline.. Or Cover Girl Crackle polish way back when. I saved some of my babysitting money to purchase it.
5. If you were to have your own nail polish line, what…

These nails are bananas!

At least that is what they are supposed to look like! I saw this awesome photo posted on livejournal and instantly saved them to my inspiration folder. After all the activity with the 31 Day Challenge, I decided they would be my first nails to do!




I used China Glaze Rich & Famous as well as China Glaze Golden Opportunity AND Orly Liquid Vinyl.

Then, last weekend, I did a little shopping damage. Most of it is from Sephora.



I will have some photos using those new gems soon.. And I have been working on setting up my collection in to a spread sheet.. Then we (myself included) can actually know how many polishes I own. I have received a few e-mails asking me about my "number".. Yikes!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I ran around all day and Christmas shopped with my sibs. Now to study and pass out!!

31 Day Challenge: Day 31 Re-create your favourite challenge

Ohhhh no, no, no, NO! Did you think I would give myself the satisfaction of re-creating MY favourite challenge? Nope, not at all. I went back and looked at all my failboat attempts and decided to try to DO better. Did I do better this time? Sort of. I had more fun.. There was a smidge of deception here and there, but mostly fun.




Just tossing this out there.. I liked it better with the tape on.. I thought the tape looked the best. So, this compared to my other attempt - better, right? Please? It is far from perfect.. Butttt.. I kind of like it.. Ok, seriously, the idea is amazing, I just cannot for the life of me execute it correctly. And my index nail was out for murder.. The first time I went to dip it in to the polish/water, nothing stuck to it.. The second time it did, but for some reason the bottom right corner looks like it was eaten away by acid.. No idea what went on there.

Anyways.. friends, the 31 day challenge comes to an end now.. It was exhausting, but I loved it.

Now we c…