November 29, 2011

NOTD - Back Alley Deals

I was out in Kansas this past weekend to catch a football game, so I took these pics in my hotel room. I just had to take pics right away lol. I ended up liking this polish so much more than I thought I would. I could not stop staring at my nails lol. 

When the light hit it - it was sparkle goodness!!!

I did not use a flash for these pics and I tried to stand near a window to catch natural light. Sorry for the bit of orange overcast. Hard to take pics in a foreign place away from home.

The camera can not capture the true beauty of this polish. LOVE IT!

I hauled a ton of polishes while I was out there and I will share them as soon as I can.

Thanks for visiting, and happy polishing all :)

November 22, 2011

NOTD - Vampire State Building

This weeks nail color choice was a bit of a mind bender lol. I was trying to think what would be a good fall color for the next few days (before my Thanksgiving nails) and also be a good color to celebrate the release of TWILIGHT :)  A polish for both maybe?

After digging threw over 350 bottles of nail polish (LOL). I came up with my OPI: Vampire State Building.  YIPPEEEE - PERFECT!!! A beautiful fall color and VAMPIRES, combining the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday and the release of Twilight perfectly.

I can not stress how much I love this polish.  Both the color and the consistency is out of this word. This has to be the best consistancy EVER!!! Out of all my OPI nail polishes, other brands, even Pricey brands (RBL's etc) this beats them all hands down.  This stuff goes on effortlessly. I wish every polish could be like this one. 

This color is so unique. Now I know a lot of you are thinking, "Wait, that's a dupe to MOLBBQ - Mrs. O'learys BBQ from OPI".  I do not own MOLBBQ, so I wasn't sure myself off I went on my quest to find this polish lol.  I wanted to do a comparison swatch to show you the similarities/differences.  I searched high and low, and no luck in my local area.  I guess I want to kick myself for this, in the past I have seen MOLBBQ in my local stores (not too long ago) and passed it up *slaps forehead* lol.  My quest will continue til I find it lol. 

Meanwhile, the best I can do is show you other comparisons that others have done. I found a really good comparison at Keethamina Pretty Ballerina Blog.  At first glance they may look alike, BUT look closer.  MOLBBQ definitely has purple undertones and VSB as brown as it's undertone. As we all know in the nail polish world, dupe is defined as an EXACT MATCH.  That means your eye's can not decipher between the two. I can see a difference, thus not a dupe in my opinion. (PS. Keethamina Pretty Ballerina is an awesome nail blog - a great one to follow - her nails are gorgeous). 

On to my manicure lol (phew that was long) :O) 

It makes me so excited to use VSB , since it's so amazing!!! 

  I used OPI Start to Finish as my Basecoat, 2 coats of VSB, and Start to Finish as my Topcoat.

When I track down MOLBBQ, I will be back for my own comparison!

Stay tuned for Thanksgiving nails :)

November 19, 2011

Soap Giveaway

Hey Guys,

I'm not sure you saw my haul video on A life Deliberate Soap Haul (2 posts down) but Lori the owner is giving away soaps wooohooo - ones no longer available and that were sold out on her site. Check out the details below. Just follow the instruction in her video to enter to win :)

November 14, 2011

Video on Nail supplies I use for a Manicure and NOTD!


I'm back so soon lol. I decided to update my nail supplies I use when I do a manicure. Once I started pulling out the items I realized I had a ton and this post would have been 10 pages long lol. 

Instead I did a video on all my supplies I use - so much easier and easy to get threw:



Hope you guys enjoy these video and let me know if you wanna see more.  If you are using something that I have not mentioned, would love to know what it is! 

Thanks for visiting.

November 12, 2011

OPI Route Beer Float

As promised. I got my nails done before the end of this week. Yipeee *Happy Dance*.  Now since I haven't done my nails at all since January of the beginning of this year when I cut my finger bad, I realized I'm wayyyy behind on all the new 'IT' nail polishes and anything new in general lol.  I decided to bring out an old school HTF polish that I have in my stash that I thought would be perfect for the FALL :) 

Please do not look too close at my cuticles or my polish job. This is the first time I have touched them in many many months so the cuticles are going to take some time to bounce back.  I'm going to have to work on my polishing job. This is not like riding a bike, it takes time to get good at painting your nails and lots of practice. In some pics you can tell the cuticles are really red from me poking at them after them not being touched for so long.

I NEVER cut my cuticles but there were 1 or 2 spots that I just had no choice. I figure in a few weeks after I make cuticle oil and creams regular again they will drastically improve.

Now for .....OPI - Route Beer Float

I got this in a swap a long long long time ago. I'm talking years ago  - at least 2 years back.  I don't even remember who I got it from.  I wish I had kept better records. From now on when I acquire a HTF I will be keeping notes.

My fingers are a bit shiny in some shots cuz I have drying drops on. I was so excited that I finally got my nails painted again - I JUST HAD to take pics right away - I could NOT wait lol.

 I got a little small window of opportunity today to run outside on my deck and get some shots outside. It was so windy out there and overcast - I did what I could :) The light wasn't the best at times. It was changing so quickly.

I was trying to get the sun and got shiny finger shots instead lol.

I have to say I love this color.  It was tough to capture, but it's a beautiful deep brown. In some bright light I swear  I almost seem to catch a purple look, and when I look closer its back to looking fully brown lol.  It is soooo super pretty.  In has a vintage look to me.  In Indoor light it's just a gorgeous deep brown. 

I just think this is the perfect fall brown. It reminds me of fall and the brown leaves on all the trees.  It also makes me think of Thanksgiving - so I just thought this was perfect for this week.

I took a ton of pictures - Can you tell I was excited to finally paint my nails again lol!

I even took some pictures inside to show you the different color casts. Plus it was so windy while I took my outside shots I was sure none of those would actually come out haha. I took them near a window to try and get the natural color of the polish.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I think you guys are going to start seeing more of me lol. Now that my nails are polished I can't even imagine how I could have gone so long with bare nails.

November 6, 2011

No Nails - But Soap Haul :)

Hey everyone, 

I know it has been months and months that I have been here, and believe me  I feel really horrible about it. I had a terrible accident in January that started off my year terrible. I cut my hand really bad and it took most of 2011 to get everything right. I still have nerve damage etc.... and it really discouraged me. I stopped painting my nails, as it was hard to paint them with a none functioning right hand.  That was followed by a bad eye infection, THEN followed by an infected tooth that was weeks and weeks of pain. What a 2011!!!! I will be anxious for this year to be over LOL. Too many bad things that kept me away.

I have fallen so behind in polishes and have missed so many releases and new things that it's tough to catch back up. The last several weeks I have been reading blogs and MU and trying to figure out all I missed - A LOT!!!! HAHAHA. SO MUCH.

I almost painted my nails yesterday and then got unexpected guests. I put a goal on myself that my nails NEED to be painted some time before the end of this up coming week.  I have some ideas on colors that are great oldies but goodies that will do the trick! You guys won't miss it - I promise to take pictures and share :) 

I did do a recent soap haul and I wanted to share that with you all. It's not a Lush one (I know I know lol).  I really wasn't a Lush soap junkie ever (I LOVE  LOVE there bath bombs and bubble bars), just not a fan of there soaps. There SO expensive for so little and a lot of them don't hold there scent well or don't lather well. I started researching Youtube and found several Etsy and Artfire Homemade Soap sellers that are really amazing soap makers. 

The company n the spot light today is A Life Deliberate Soap Company.

I created a youtube video, my first haul of any kind. I sound a little dorky, but it sure was fun to tape. Oh and no razzin me hehehehe, I have NO polish on *blushes*.

Thanks for visiting and still continuing to follow :)


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