Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm Back! Inspired by a New Package!

I suppose I took a hiatus recently, unplanned. I'm still not really sure. I have been busy lately and have had some final exams with more coming. Everyone needs a break sometimes? So I was walking out to garden, one of the things I've been staying busy with lately, and I saw a package on my front door step! But first, let's pause for gardening pics.

First you do the rows...Yes my markers are broken pieces of baseboard moulding lol. I'm resourceful.

Then you plant stuff - these are sugar snap peas.

Here are some onion seeds. I also planted carrots today. The rest is still indoors from when I planted them before the last frost. They're cute little seedlings now and I'll be planting them maybe in a week or two.

And here is where I am after this stage. I went ahead and marked where my tomatoes and peppers are going to make sure I leave room since I planted the onions, carrots, and peas kind of in the middle. In addition to these, there will be two types of tomatoes, three types of peppers, spineless zuchini, yellow squash....I think that's it. I have strawberries in a cute little hanging basket in the front :).

ANYWAY! I picked up the package and OMG ITS FROM KATI! That means nail polish and chocolate. Kati is one of my very best nail polish buddies, and Amber and I both have started swapping with her. My birthday is super soon too (May 4th) so it's like a swap and birthday in one!!

Loads of polishes, some nail stickers, 2 filmo canes (Hello Kitty and...a rabbit I think), a super cute kitty tin, and tons of num nums (orange chocolate pastilles, gummy bears, caramel filled waffle cookies, fruity tangy gummy that are awesome, coffee hard candies, and loads of mini Ritter bars in different varieties of chocolate.

The polishes included are Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper Hello Holo, Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper Mystic Mermaid, Essence Nail Art Magnetics Hex Hex!, Essence Nail Art Magnetics Magic Wand!, Essence Nail Art Magnetic Mystic Wish!, Essence Nail Art Magnetics Pixie Dust!, GOSH Holographic, Teez Nail Laquer Cool, Catrice Dirty Berry, Catrice Sold Out Forever, and Catrice I Wear My Sunglasses at Night.

I quickly swatched a couple on my nail practice plastic thing...whatever it is lol.
Catrice I Wear My Sunglasses at Night - Black jelly with green, hot pink, and purple flecky glitter

Catrice Sold Out Forever - Mint green creme with very slight bright green shimmer. Can you believe I didn't have a mint green before this one?
Catrice Dirty Berry - Purple with a hint of blue with silvery purple shimmer

Catrice Dirty Berry with Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper Mystic Mermaid - This topcoat makes the polish a little more frosty, a bit lighter, gives it a small blue tinge, and adds silver and blue shimmer. Cool huh!?!
Catrice Diry Berry with Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper Hello Holo - Clear polish with medium sized round holo glitter. It flashes all sorts of colors, hence the holo.

Now the real question is, which one do I wear first? I need a new pedicure, so that's where I'm starting. And I do love my nail art ladies, so give me some ideas using one or more of my new polishes!!! Post here, and I'll put a poll up as well.


  1. I love Kati! She is the best! She picks out the awesomest polishes for us! lol

    That Essence top coat over Dirty Berry is GORGEOUS!! I have to try that!

    You make me wanna take a pic of our garden! I need to go see if we have things growing! :D

  2. Oooh! Lots of goodies! Where can you get Catrice polishes? they look really pretty! I want some of the snacks too! lol Sounds yummy!

  3. I know Kati is way too cool! Hopefully I can get hers out tomorrow! I'm still trying to figure out the most efficient way to ship. Got new batteries for my Salter scale today so that will help. And my garden is barren right now lol. I should add a pic of my seedlings. They're a little more green!!!

    Sam I have no idea other than in Europe. She's from the Netherlands so there for sure. And my god absolutely everything I tried is MMM!!! Those waffle cookies are TOO good!

  4. Amber: Did you try the waffle cookies too? I put single packed ones in your last package.

    Megan: Really happy you liked everything!

    Sam: I live in the Netherlands, very close to Germany (half an hour drive to the border) so I do my shopping in both countries.

  5. So much gorgeousness on one page! I wish I could find more Essence here in the states. Ulta has a VERY limited supply but I have found a few cute creams there. Yay for goodies!

  6. I know my goodies are SO good! And yea Ulta is the same for me and probably everyone else in the states too. So Kati fixed my Essence problem :D.


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