Sunday, 17 March 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope that you all had a lovely Sunday.  I don't think I've ever posted on a Sunday before.  It is a day of rest after all.  I always feel extra lazy on Sunday and my Husband always feels like cleaning and doing laundry and being responsible.
Lego Leprechaun! 4 leaf clover stamping!

Today is St. Patrick's Day and last night I saw people dressed in green going out for drinks.  I can't say that it is something that I've ever done, but whatever.  I never could understand the whole drinking heavily because you are Irish thing.  It seems kind of mean to Irish people if  North Americans celebrate one of their holidays by drinking.  It's not even about that! In Ireland they would probably just go to church and hang out with their families (It is a religious Holiday after all!). Here it seems more like celebrating stereotypes of Irish people : ( You can enjoy a pint of Irish stout like Guinness, but please be responsible!

St. Paddy's nails: green, Irish flag, gold and brown and cream to look like a pint of Guinness!

From R to L: Revlon Hot for Cocoa, the head of the stout was made with Joe Fresh Plaster, for the gold middle finger I used Sally Hansen Golden I and Color Club Gingerbread, for the flag I used Sally Hansen White Out, Rimmel Tequila Sunrise and Revlon Posh, for the emerald finger I used Sally Hansen Groovy Green topped with Love and Beauty Green Glitter (wow the amount of thought that went into that name!)
Bonus nail design I wore earlier in the week: Love and Beauty Bronze (gorgeous shimmery rose gold) and Orly Holla.  I wanted really obnoxious nails!

 Well I must get to bed.  I'm exhausted from the technical difficulties I had today (it took forever to post this because my photos weren't uploading). Also I start work tomorrow! Yay I'm employed again!  I guess some of the luck of the Irish rubbed off on me!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

High on Love... February leftovers

Hello lovelies!
I'm being totally gay and girly because Valentine's Day passed not too long ago and I got to see my BFF.  Woohoo! Then the rest of the month just fell down the toilet and I don't really want to talk about it. Good things happened though! Like my husband getting me a white chocolate Kit Kat (I'm allergic to cocoa, it has to do with my metal allergies) and a bottle of Revlon Girly.  I don't think I've ever lusted after something so hard! No wait that is entirely untrue because I have a lemming list and Sally Hansen has come out with a Deborah Lippmann dupe.

Either way I felt totally spoiled and it has been like Valentine's Day everyday here. I guess February was not a total monster. I'm still alive, still loved and I still have everything I need.  Sometimes I just want things though.  Do you know what I mean? I think I'm going to have to look into doing promo stuff.

Before I add the photo glut (sorry, I totally fell off posting again!), I just wanted to let you know that my favorite Nail Polish purchasing site Nail Polish Canada sent me an email regarding my vote for carrying Model's Inc.  I get to purchase early! It kind of sucks because I'm broke and unemployed, but maybe I can just get one bottle or something.  I think it is great that they allow you to vote for new stuff.  They really do listen and I'm hoping to get my fellow Canadian bloggers to carry more clout when it comes to voting.  The only thing I can do is encourage you to vote for new brands and if you are looking for something that they don't carry, just shoot them an email.  I can guarantee that they will respond : )

I'm going to share some nail art that I have done and I love! I also shared the love and later this week I will post pics of Other People's Polish : )

I finally tried Galaxy Nails: Nina Ultra Pro Black as the base, then I sponged on China Glaze Prism, Sally Hansen Laser and covered it all in Wet N Wild Silver Frost and Kaleidoscope Top Coat.  I'm holding a Gundam bad guy from my husband's collection.  It was this or a Lego alien.

Galaxy Nails in the shade.

Full sun pic of Galaxy Nails.

Mardi Gras Nails! I used Urban Outfitters Bandeau on my index finger, Revlon Posh on my middle finger, China Glaze Glitter All the Way and Sally Hansen Golden-I on my pinky.

Valentine's Nails! We don't know where this bear came from but I decided to hold him because of his hearts.

For this mani I used Revlon Pink Lingerie and I stamped with Essence Ultimate Pink.  For my Feature nail I used Sally Hansen Strobe Light.

Valentine's Day Mani part 2: I used Sally Hansen Lilac as a base, then added 2 coats of Revlon Girly.  This color combo wore very well and didn't chip until around day 5.

This is a closer shot.  Because Revlon Girly is pretty sheer and milky, I needed some kind of underwear.  I could have built it upon itself, but then I would risk it taking too long to dry.  It had great glitter density!

Sorry that these were so late! I just can't sound nice if I'm in a bad mood and I don't want to say mean things on my blog for the world to see.  Things have been kind of shitty, but I want to focus on what makes me happy.  Like glitter and pretty colors and romance!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Year of the Snake

Happy Year of the Snake! Did you know that snakes make great business people, but aren't very trustworthy? Interesting fact, but I'm not going to take much stock in it because I read it on some random website. Either way: may you have a joyous and prosperous Year of the Snake!

I just wanted to do a quick post of Sunday's nails as well as Monday's because I have a few more ideas to churn out. I don't know what to do for Valentine's Day nails, but I'm sure I will think of something.

Firecracker looking nails done Feb. 10 for the Lunar New Year

I used Joe Fresh Apple red polish with China Glaze Electrifying for the tips and the feature nail
Monday's nails marked the demise of the penny.  Pennies are finally out of circulation in Canada due to rising copper prices.  It cost more to make them than the value of the coin! For this mani I used Revlon Copper Penny and OPI Warm and Fozzie on the tips and the feature nail.
Penny's Pawdicure! I trimmed her claws while she nibbled my hands... one day I will gather the courage and trim her toe-hawks. They make her slide around like her brakes don't work. She was posing a little with her paw slightly raised.