Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Polishes I need to layer normally piss me off, but not so much with glitters. And never if it's worth it like this one so is :D.
We'll start with my own personal part of this haul :).
For Parlevous Ongles:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Do you like nude polish, sheer or opaque? Does it need to match your skin tone, just go with it, or just be pretty?
Zoya is releasing the new Touch collection in June including three new opaque nudes.
I think they're all beautiful but if I had to pick a favorite just from what I have seen so far it would be Shay.
I'm wearing a Zoya nude right now actually, and will blog about it next. I found my perfect french color. Thanks Zoya!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I just turned 22!
B. Bed Size
Queen, I think...I never really know.
C. Chore I hate:
I freaking hate doing dishes...eew and cleaning the shower because of all the loose hairs.
The day my boyfriend comes home from deployment will be the best day ever!
E. Essential start of your day:
Gotta have my coffee and breakfast! I drink Folgers with skim milk and Splenda :P.
F. Favorite Color:
Green, then red, then purple.....I totally have a hierarchy.
G. Gold or Silver?:
Silver for sure, or any silver-toned metal like platinum and the like.
I used to play the piano regularly for years but not so much anymore. I play classical piano like Mozart and Betthoven.
J. Job Title:
Recreational Therapist (still in school so not yet certified, but I have two jobs) usually working with children with multiple developmental disabilities
I have wanted babies for like years. We've talked about the possibility of starting as early as most of the way through my final semester of college (spring 2012). I hope to be married to my love by then. The earlier start is because he will be on shore duty when he gets home for three years, which means he won't be deploying. I don't want him to miss his child's first year of life.
Virginia, originally from Tennessee
M. Mom's name:
Meg, or Meggie Leigh as my mother calls me lol
O. Overnight stay at hospital:
Not so far!
P. Pet Peeves:
Chewing with your mouth open, people using inappropriate words describing people with disabilities
Q. Quote from a movie:
"FFRRRRRRREEEEEEDDOOMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Braveheart, my favorite movie
R. Right or left handed:
1 older sister who is a meanie-head
T. Time you wake up:
Errr lately pretty late because I don't work till 2pm and have been staying up horribly late at night...like 11-12
Bikini or boyshort style, cute and patterned. I hate thongs and only wear them when my outfit choice requires it.
V. Vegetable you hate:
Not many, I even like brussel sprouts. I'd say....radishes.
W. What makes you late?:
Trying to paint my nails in a short period of time then daintily getting my things to get out of the house because my nails are still wet....why do I do this?
X. Xrays you've had:
Mouth of course for wisdom teeth which I had out, and chest for what I believe now is costochondritis and feeling a bit better.
Y. Yummy foods you can make:
I just made mushroom spinach manicotti and spinach artichoke dip the other night...I also make a lovely white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake.
I actually used to volunteer at the Knoxville Zoo for years when I was younger and still love going to the zoo!
Monday, May 23, 2011
What do you do when you polish your nails, from start to finish? What products do you use right now and what have you found that's best?
- Remove polish with Zoya Remove+
- Put on cuticle remover and leave it on while I file nails
- File nails gently with one of my many files, though I really need to get a glass one
- Push back cuticles with my awesome metal cuticle tool from Sally's and wipe off excess cuticle remover
- Lotion up hands and cuticles very well with Bath & Body Works Lemon Vanilla, massaging into cuticles
- Trim hangy cuticles with cuticle nippers if I have to, as a last resort
- Apply Sally Girl cuticle oil alone lower and side cuticles
- Let sit on as long as I feel like I have time for to let it all soak in better
- Swipe Zoya Remove+ over nails well so that all lotion and oils are removed from nail plate
- Apply base coat of Orly Nailtrition
- Wait 2 minutes after first nail was painted
- Apply first coat of color rather thinly-medium
- Apply second coat of color without much waiting between this and first coat, because time has already passed while you painted all 10 nails, maybe 1-3 minutes
- Repeat for third coat if necessary
- Wait at least 5 minutes before topcoat of Orly SecNDry or Seche Vite to help prevent bubbles, polish should be dry to the touch
- Clean up around the edges wile polish is still not fully hard if possible, using Zoya Remove+ and a very small stiff paint brush
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I took some polishes over to a friends house, left them in the car overnight since we didn't end up polishing, then when I opened the car the next day I smelled nail polish. It was hot in my car, which I didn't expect. I suppose they burst from the heat? I don't really understand this, as I had many others with my and they were fine. Needless to say the polish got freaking everywhere....
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Her funeral was this past Thursday. I had brought a black dress and cardigan, not really knowing what to wear. Once I got to my home town and visited her parents before the funeral, we all decided that we should wear what she would have liked - bright colors, flowy skirts, and just be normal. I borrowed a skirt from my mum and wore this to her funeral, along with a large blue flower in my hair, and a bright and groovy manicure:
I at first, like with my outfit, didn't know what to do for my nails. After a while I decided to go a little wild with them and just do what she would have liked. This is two coats of Barielle Decadence (thanks Jeremy :D) with one coat of Essence Hello Holo holographic medium sized glitter in a clear base.
Here's one to Marian! May she rest in peace and be remembered for all the beautiful things that made her Marian, my best friend, my sister.
Can you believe I found Borghese at Ross? I freaking love Ross! I have picked up Borghese polishes 10 times and not purchased one because they're about $8 and I didn't know if they were any good. Well I'd gladly pay $5.99 for three polishes!!!
I ended up getting the left set because in the top set the clear was just clear. It wasn't like a nice top coat or anything. The top one is a lovely rosey pink mauve, the middle is a very bright nearly neon pink, and the last one is a dark dark blurple that looks like a dupe for Zoya Pinta. Fun!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
We had a Spa Day at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the elderly residential facility I interned at. We had massages, facials, and manicures available in exchange for a donation to the Alzheimer's Association. I, of course, did manicures! The amazing Color Club was of course very popular!
Go go Color Club, and thanks again for your amazing donation to OLPH and the ladies there!!!