Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wild Card

Alright, I know i've pretty much been posting W&W polishes but they were on sale for less than a dollar so I had to stock up! I can't resist a good deal! Anyways, here's another for you. It's called Wild Card and it's a rather pretty purple shade (c'mon, who doesn't love purple nails?) but once again I'm not a huge fan of the formula. It isn't super pigmented and it had a sort of goopy texture. I think I'll add some thinner to it and see if it helps because I really do enjoy the color of this one!

And this is what I've been working on. It really didn't turn out how I wanted it to and I'm pretty disappointed :[ Maybe putting it up here will serve as motivation to put more time into things.

Hmm I have a question for you guys! Has anyone tried Orly Bonder? I read about it on Nouveau Cheap (love that blog) and I'm interested in trying it. Does it make your nail polish stay tacky?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Burgundy Frost

So the other day I wore W&W Burgundy Frost. It's a pretty color, but I wasn't crazy about the formula on this one. I'll have to give it another shot before I decide whether or not to get rid of it.

Here it is the next day after I stamped on it. I used konad IP 64.

And here is the wondrous burrito I had for lunch a few days ago! Mmm

Again, I'd like to ask you for any suggestions for my upcoming give-away! What polishes/products/shades? :]

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Guppy no. 64

Like I said in my previous post, my Guppy nail polish came! is amazing. Like you've probably read in other blogs, this color is impossible to really capture on camera. Heck, it's hard enough to see it properly through all the shimmer in person! No. 64 is a lovely shade. It's got a dark purple/maroon-ish base with a TON of shimmery bits. In most lights it sort of looks like a shimmery black though. The formula was excellent and I adore the bottle & brush. My only complaint in that (for me at least) it took a while to dry. I can say I will surely be buying more.

On a sad note, no new food post today. Like I said before, I've been living off of leftover soup! O.O

But I currently have brownies in the oven, so perhaps they'll make my next post :]

Lastly, I am trying to get a give-away together! I'd like to know your suggestions on what to get! Polishes, nail treatments, types of extra things, brand and shade suggestions, whatever! Please & Thanks

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rain Check

Today I wore w&w Rain Check. It's a very pretty periwinkle shade that is opaque in two coats. I think it would better on me if I was a bit more tan, but I still like it. I also got my new polish in the mail. Guppy no. 64! I'm so excited to try it out!

I made vegetable soup today for dinner. Well, if it really even counts as "making", I threw frozen veggies in a pot with tomato juice, water and spices. I got the recipe from FatFreeVegan and tweaked it a little bit to more suit my taste. My boyfriend actually liked it! There are a few things I'll switch up the next time I make it, but overall it was a success. The best part is that there are a ton of leftovers! I'll be eating healthy soup all week haha.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Oh my!

Sheesh, I have been busy the last few days! I've got about a million drawing that are due next week, an essay proposition thingymajig :P, and I just got done with two math tests! (Which I got a 100% and and 96% on :] ) Oh well, even with all the busyness college is still a blast. Anyways, you finally get to see what I stamped on my last mani. My cuticles still look awful even though I've been pampering them...I think It's all the sculpture work for 3D that's making them so yucky! :[ boo

Anyways, I found this konad pattern harder to use than the others. It was probably because I didn't use special konad polish, but oh well. I don't think I like stamping with dark colors, it's a pain to clean up.

Any tips for not getting your stamps all over your whole finger?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More W'n'W

It seems that I've been on a W'n'W kick for a while. I can't help it! I really like the formula on all of them. Right now I'm wearing Caribbean Frost. It's a really great color that makes me think of mermaids. I think I'll be doing some stamping on this one tomorrow.

Today I had a really tasty salad for lunch! I wish I would have ha some homemade dressing on hand, but italian was okay. I'm very excited about my lunch for tomorrow though! I'll be packing some nutella sandwich bites in my bento! One of these days I'll pack a real bento-style lunch, but for now my onigiri are awful :[ Hopefully it's one of those things that everyone can master in time...

Anyway, here's a survey from VampyVarnish

1. How has your week been so far? It’s been decent

2. Have you ever gone through an entire bottle of nail polish and bought a second of the same color? Nope, not yet.

3. What’s on your nails? W’n’W Caribbean Frost (I love this color!)

4. What are you reading right now? Alas, nothing. I need a great book to read, any suggestions?

5. Do you do pedicures in the winter? When I feel like it.

6. Where do you paint your nails? On my bed…always praying that I don’t spill polish on my lovely sheets.

7. What’s the last thing you bought? Nutella and fresh bread

8. Do you love it when we “spring forward” and it’s light out until 8:00-9:00 pm? Yes, It’s so much nicer!

9. What is your favorite print or pattern (can be for clothing, furniture, or whatever)? I love almost all patterns and prints. I’m particularly fond on plaid and argyle on clothing, stripes and contemporary floral on furniture.

10. What are your two favorite color combinations? I love turquoise and peach, lavender and soft yellow, or lavender with pea green.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mmm :]

I've been having lots of fun with my new konading stuff :] This one is with W'n'W Blue Moon and Sally Hansen Celeb City. The IP I used is #64. I like it!

I also made something quite delicious for breakfast the other day...a microwave "baked" apple! It was amazing! I read the recipe at FatFree Vegan Kitchen. I love that blog, her recipes are always so yummy!

On another note, my cuticles have been looking horrid lately! Does anyone have any good tips or brand recommendations? Please and thanks!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Subtle Konad

Since I just got my new konad stuff in I decided to stamp over yesterday's nail polish. I used Sally Hansen Celeb City and konad IP 63. I like it! I've always adored houndstooth.

On a recent shopping trip I stocked up on a few other things! While at Forever 21 I stocked up on bags and cute jewelry. I smell a giveaway coming soon :] I love these bags so much! They're so cute and great as extras in a swap.

Look at all the cute jewelry. As you can see, I like owls. No, actually I love them. If anyone sees an IP with an owl or anything at all with cute owls, let me know where I can get it! And yes, that other bird ring is a double ring (goes on two fingers). I've loved these forever! I'm glad popular stores like Forever21 are starting to get them! What do y'all think? What are your favorite places to buy purses/jewelry/nail stuff??

W&W Morbid and Cherry Brownie Ice Cream!

On yet another drugstore run I picked up a bunch of W'n'W polishes that were 50% off. I couldn't resist a deal like that! When I got home I put on a shade called morbid. It's an almost black color with a green shimmer that refuses to show up on camera! I think it's cute though! The formula was really easy to work with, but the brush is much too short. I'm thinking about transferring it to a new polish bottle.

While at Meijer I also picked up the most delicious ice cream. It was called Cherry Brownie. Absolutely divine!

Most excitingly my konad package arrived! I can't wait to try out my new IPs and stamper! I also picked up a corrector pen so I can clean up mistakes more easily! What's are your favorite IPs?

Hope everyone has been having a great weekend!

Friday, February 12, 2010

SinfulColors- Innocent

Today I bought my first SinfulColors and Rimmel polishes. I put on SinfulColors Innocence as soon as I got home. I like the color, but not on me! I'm also not a fan of the formula. It was hard to apply but somehow it just evens itself out.

I had such a yummy lunch!

I also picked up something very interesting while I was out. Dill pickle cashews! They were so good!

Anyways, here's a survey because I'm bored. And I enjoy getting to know people so repost with your answers in a comment if you wish!

1. Where is your phone? In my purse...i think.
2. Your hair? Long, brown, actually straightened today!
3. Your Mom? Is in the basement
4. Your Dad? at work
5. Your favorite meal? corn, cucumber, and black bean salad with lemon honey vinaigrette
6. Your last dream? Oh I don't know. I assume something odd and disturbing.
7. What do you like to drink? Tea!
8. Your dream? To be an artist and to design shirts and jewelry!
9. In what room are you? mine
10. Your hobby? reading, sewing, art, singing, nails, blogging
11. What are you afraid of? The dark!
12. Last travel? chicago or michigan, depending on how you define travel
13. Where were you last night? at home spending time with my boyfriend
14. Something you are not? tired
15. Muffins? blueberry, please.
16. Wishlist? more art supplies, screen printing stuff, nail polish, laneige products
17. Where did you grow up? ohio, i'll get out of here someday!
18. Last thing you did? took of my nail polish swatches
19. What are you wearing? sweats and a tee
20. Your television? currently on the food network. I love Alton Brown...
21. Your pet(s)? Daisy Mae! My luscious pug!
22. Your friends? Are mostly boys who don't understand beauty product addictions!
23. Your life? is pretty good :]
24. Your temper? Non existent
25. Do you miss someone? Of course
26. Your car? 1991 Plymouth Laser RS...I know, I know! It's as old as I am!
27. Something you don't bring with you? I have a huge purse that I can fit my whole life into.
28. Your favorite shop? All of them!
29. Your favorite color? lavender, turquoise and yellow
30. Last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? Probably the last time I watched a sad movie!
32. Your best friend? I can't choose just one!
33. A place where you can go again and again? The mall, target, craft stores, nature parks, the library
34. Facebook? is okay
35. Favorite place to eat? anywhere I can get something meatfree or seafoody!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Hello :]
Today I have a rather random post! First off my nail polish! I'm currently wearing Sally Hanson Gunmetal with a coat of Orly Prisma Gloss Gold on top. I like the effect and both are incredibly easy to apply! Unfortunately my cuticles look awful :[ This polish really is long lasting, that picture is my second day wearing it! It's survived cooking, showering, washing dishes and other various cleaning tasks!

Besides that, I recently got a haircut! I think it looks much better! Although I'm too lazy to put product in it or straighten it if I'm not going anywhere...

Even more excitingly I ordered a bunch of new nail stuff! On e-bay I ordered Guppy No. 64, I've seen so many swatches of it and at that price I just couldn't resist. I also ordered a few new konad plates and a new stamping kit. Hopefully it will all arrive soon! Another exciting bit of information is the Perry Pie is having an amazing giveaway! If you haven't seen it, you should check it out!

Yesterday I made a delicious concoction for my boyfriend and I! Tortilla pizza! I'd never made them before and it requires no skill at all, but they were delicious!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A bit about myself

After debating whether or not to just jump into this blog or tell a bit about myself first, I have decided that introductions are in order. That's me --> I'm a complete goofball, i know. I'm eighteen. I'm a student at The University of Toledo working toward a BFA in drawing. I love doing girly things like getting my hair and nails done, but I have a rather twisted sense of humor and I don't always act very ladylike! I'm new to the whole blogging community but I plan on using this blog for anything I find fun/interesting/creative! Hopefully people other than myself will find it entertaining :P

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1. How has your week been going? My week has been lovely so far. I haven't had to go to school at all due to all the snow. Although I only go two days a week in the first place.

2. Do you color your hair? Occasionally when I get quite bored with it, but I usually end up dying it back to normal after a bit.

3. What’s on your nails? Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Celeb City and gunmetal. It really is a long lasting polish. I've had it on for about three days and it still looks nice.

4. What are your favorite TV shows? Oh goodness, I love TV! But unfortunately I hardly ever get to watch my favorite shows :[! A few of my favorites are True Blood, Brothers and Sisters, Desperate Housewives, anything on HGTV, Food Network, Bravo, DIY, and Discovery channels. I also enjoy animated shows like Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama and various anime.

5. Are there other cosmetics that you love as much as nail polish? Yes! Although I love nail polish, I couldn't live without mascara!

6. Are you a fan of Nutella? mmmm yes. I don't like peanut butter, so Nutella is the perfect alternative.

7. What’s your favorite base and top coat? I actually use Nail Life nail revitalizer as both a base and top coat even though that isn't what it's meant for. It is the only thing that has worked to really strengthen my nails!

8. Do you love boots? How many pairs do you own? I do love boots for wintertime, but I only have one pair :[

9. Would you rather spend a 2 week (all paid) vacation lounging on a beach in Fiji, touring the city streets of Japan, or rugged hiking in Australia? Oh my! I would gladly do any of these and hope to experience them all in the future. Right now though, I would really love to visit Japan.

10. What is your favorite physical thing about yourself? Hmm at the moment I would have to say my hair. I just got it cut and I absolutely adore it!