Friday, December 30, 2011
Three coats of China Glaze Dorothy Who?. Gorgeous blue jelly base with dark blue and silver glitter. In LOVE. Great formula.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
In no particular order:
- Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in cream (I have no idea if this is my color or not) @ 50% off = $4.64
- Maybelline FIT powder in 230 Natural Buff (Also no idea if this is my color) @ Full price $8.39
- Sally Hansen Nail Nutrition Green Tea and Soy Cuticle Oil. 2 @ 75% off = $2.19 each
-Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner in Black. 50% off = $3.99
- Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Thinking of Blue. 75% off = 2.07
- Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Quick Sand and Whirlwind White. 75% off = $1.37 each
- Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in Wet Cement. 75% off = $0.79
AMAZING. I will now spend all my free time driving far and wide to search for CVS's.
Friday, December 23, 2011
This is actually my shellac manicure that I stamped over with my bundle monster plate.... that has a snowflake on it.
In other news, I haven't picked up my new elliptical because of the stupid freaking rain. And I haven't packed to go home for the weekend yet. I really haven't accomplished much. Have a great holiday!!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
All this delicious sushi got me thinking about my eating habits. I eat out. ALOT. For the sake of my wallet and my waistline, I need to tone that down. Our boss buys lunch every day, so I really need to start making better choices there. I always pick pizza or a sandwich or chinese food, when I could and should be having a salad or steamed veggies. Eating crappy (albeit yummy) food makes me feel like crap in the afternoons. So I'm going to try to make conscious health choices and substitutions for my usual fatty fried (wonderful) fare.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I'm so excited to get it and start using it. I am going to set up a schedule for myself and put notes all over the house reminding me to use it.
Monday, December 19, 2011
China Glaze Ginger (my favorite polish EVER, obvs) and my fourth or fifth attempt at crackle polish using China Glaze Black Crackle. My first few trys were so ugly I had to remove them immediately.
In other news, I bought an elliptical machine. More on that later. But it is Awesome. AWESOME. Notice the enthusiasm I am expressing through capital letters : )
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Please excuse my absolutely terrible cuticles, I'm working on them!! I also need to figure out how to do effective cuticle cleanup. But until then, ugliness ensues. Oh Well!! These are two polishes I got in my ebay haul the other day, they shipped lightning fast.
Essie's Bobbing for Baubles is a gorgeous navy creme from the winter collection. I mistakenly called it the cocktail bling collection the other day, I must have been over excited. Essie's website says its a deep sapphire. I disagree. Girlfriend is NAVY, straight up. Or I have color identification issues. Either way, its gorgeous and I'm just glad it doesn't look black like all of my other beautiful dark navys. Two coats, but it could maybe have been only a one coater if I was more careful. Seriously one of the best formulas I've used. I can guarantee this will be a favorite of mine. It's beautiful on it's own, but it's begging me for some stamping.
China Glaze Snow Globe was so pretty in the bottle. I just realized I didn't take pictures of the bottles. I will do so after my exam tonight. Snow Globe was.... weird. Don't get me wrong, I really like it, it's like a disco ball. Clear-ish base with extra small light blue, royal blue, orange, purple, green and silver glitter, and the occasional slightly larger hexagonal glitter. It's SUPER colorful on my nails, but in the bottle it definitely looks more one noted. I was really expecting a more snowflake sparkly finish, so it ended up not quite as winter-y looking as I hoped for. But I still really like it. Snow Globe is in the running for being part of my new year's eve manicure.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I keep trying to grow my nails out, and failing miserably. They are definitely in the best shape they've ever been in, but that's really not saying much. Whenever they're finally reaching my fingertips, they split or peel and end up right back where they started. Wahhhhh :( So, to try and help the process, I went and got a shellac manicure. This is a pic from day 3. On my other hand, I already chipped one (my own fault, I was picking at it). More about shellac manicures later! I'll also be posting some pics of other nail art attempts I made myself, before shellac. Long work day, then soccer tonight! Yay!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
- I bite my nails. And my cuticles. As a healthcare professional by trade, this is a nasty habit and must stop NOW.
- I have had a rough year, healthwise. I gained ALOT of weight. Now that my health is improving, I want it gone, and I want to do it the right way.
- I want to start looking like a grown up. Between work, school, and needing an inordinate amount of sleep for someone my age, I hardly ever do my hair or makeup. I want to start.
I'm hoping that this blog will help me to stay accountable for all my goals in the upcoming year!