29 December 2012

China Glaze Ruby Pumps and The Daily Lacquer Usagi

Happy happy weekend!! Hope everyone's weekend is going well!! I recently made a couple of trips to Sally Beauty for the clearance sale and one of the things I bought was the China Glaze Ho Ho Ho set, which included Ruby Pumps. Ruby Pumps is one of those colors that everyone needs to have in their collection! It's just such a gorgeous red jelly, with oodles of glitter in it <3 There's just no describing this beauty! And for whatever reason, I had a hard time capturing the color and awesome glowy shimmer. I decided to use Ruby Pumps as undies for another gorgeous polish, The Daily Lacquer Usagi. Usagi has gold and holo micro glitter, blue glitter, red square glitter, gold /holo bar glitter, holo moons, and white hearts <3 This applied beautifully! I did have to fish for the hearts and moons, but in the end, it was well worth it! Maggy at The Daily Lacquer makes such beautiful polish and her bottles are too cute!

You can find The Daily Lacquer on Facebook and on Etsy :) Polish sells for $8.00 a bottle :)

Some polish bought by me. Others were from winnings from a giveaway.

28 December 2012

Wintery NOTD

Happy Friday!! Sooo glad it's Friday, even though I have to work 4 hours tomorrow :)

I wanted to do a wintery mani, and this is what resulted from that idea!

I used 2 coats of WnW Break the Ice, which is just an absolute favorite!, then I sponged on Sinful Colors Cinderella. I think next time I'll use something a bit darker since Cinderella is so sheer. Next I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Snow Globe and sponged Revlon Radiant on the tips. At first I didn't like it, but now I love it! <3

I think wearing this for the past few days has deterred the snow from our area! We've had snow in our forecast for the past week and then it suddenly was gone! Woooo!!

On a funny note, my husband told me I need to start blogging more, so that's one of my goals for 2013! I think I may also start doing makeup reviews, or at least posting EOTD/FOTD since I'm really starting to stray from my comfort zone and trying new things out, like liquid eye liner!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm going to finish my mac & cheese then go paint my nails! :D

24 December 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Just a quick post to wish all of my readers Happy Holidays! I did Christmas nails last night and got to put my new striping tape to use! :D So much fun!! I used Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Forever Festive, Pure Ice Silver Mercedes, and Loreal Fancy Me :)

22 December 2012

Something Christmas-y, or So I Tried..

So sorry for not posting as much! I swear, I'm so tired when I get home from work, I usually fall asleep on the couch, with my contacts still in, or I make it upstairs to the bed and fall asleep with the light on and still wearing the clothes I wore to work! :( 

I've been wearing this mani for a week now. It's definitely coming off tonight, though! I bought a few nail polishes over the last week and Essie Leading Lady is one of them and I can't wait to put it on!! This is two coats of Revlon Rain Forest and China Glaze Make a Spectacle. I tried to do something Christmas-y and thought MaS kind of twinkles!! I apologize for the extreme tip wear! I input prescriptions all day and it does a number to any nail polish I wear :( Plus my nails are getting so long I've been typing with the tips of my nails :\

And a picture of our tree!!

And some giveaway news!! If I reach 100 likes on FB or GFC, I will do a giveaway!! Spread the word!!

16 December 2012

Dedicated To Newtown, CT

On Friday, December 14, 2012, the most tragic mass shooting in US history occurred. I was at work and a coworker came in from lunch and told us what had happened. It was one of those surreal moments where you can't believe it happened, even with the news story staring you in the face. I went to lunch and called my husband, told him to give Eli hugs from me. He asked why, and I was like, "Didn't you hear about what happened in Connecticut??" After that, he watched CNN all day and updated me on what happened. 20 innocent babies gone from this world :'( The day's events weighed heavily on me, and it's one of those things that's difficult to comprehend. A friend of mine posted this quote on FB: Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate. - Charlotte Gray

My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to the families who lost a loved one that day. May you find peace and comfort in God's embrace <3

This mani is dedicated to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the lives lost, Newtown, Connecticut. Bloggers of this wonderful nail polish community are banding together and posting white manis to represent purity and peace.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Polar Bare and Shimmer Thea: white for purity and peace and blue also represents peace, as well as youth..

White manis in honor of Peace, Non-Violence and Remembrance of the Innocent

09 December 2012

Water Marbling!!

Howdy!! Sorry for being MIA for the past week or so! Love my new job, but with it being a compounding pharmacy, we are crazy busy!! Add to that being sick with a nasty cold, trying to finish up Christmas shopping, and I'm beat!!

I've been wearing this water marble for about a week, I think. I'm in love with water marbling!! <3 I used Orly Gidget as my base color (it doesn't like to spread in the water, though!), and marbled with Orly Lola, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and Sinful Colors Forget Now. Then I added China Glaze Fairy Dust because it just makes everything fantastic!! <3