Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hands are Dry but still painting away

So, today I have for you one of the lovelies that the very dear Jen from nailpolishuk/bats about nailpolish sent me last month!

This one is surprisingly my absolute favorite of them all, I love the color and the application, even though what I had really been lemming was the BarryM Racing Green...I think that color will look better on my toes this summer than on my hands this winter. =/
This is 2 coats of Nail inc London in Monmouth Street..such a lovely pink that just glows even though these pics do not do it justice!

Funny thing about this polish too, I can usually get it done in one coat! it is superb as far as application goes! LOVE LOVE!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

And the Prodigal Daughter Returns...

So, my lovely followers, I have been MIA for a while as I am sure you have noticed. Excuses aside let's just say that I am getting back into the dating world again, 'nuff said!

I have my Christmas manicure for you today, even though I am much more of a Festivus-for-the-rest-of-us celebrator! On the upside of this manicure: I did it while at work and to make the dots on my thumb I used a mechanical pencil tip, so it is conveniently easy, albeit lazy.
Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous on me fingers with the accent finger in Zoya Ivanka! I think this was 2 sloppy coats of both.

Look at how it glows!

And the red dots were done in China Glaze Riveter Rouge

I am very very busy with my school work (I got perfect scores this last semester) so I don't plan to post more than 1-2 times a week but I do plan to post more than I have been lately! =)

What are everyone's plans for New Year's? Do you have some killer party to attend? Quiet evening in with the dog/cat?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Santa Lives in the UK and delivers to me early!

Good morning, it is dreary and rainy/snowy here where I live but inside when I got to work this morning there was a surprise in my inbox!
Jaljen from nailpolishuk/bats about nail polish sent me this awesome package, thank you so much Jenni, please let me send you something!...and three of them are long time lemmings and the other three are still very exciting and pretty in the bottle!
From left to right: BarryM Racing Green, Eyeko Posh Polish, Eyeko Petite Polish [these are the three I've really been lemming], BarryM Limited Edition something pink...the label is a little sketchy, lol, nails inc, London in Monmouth Street, and Burjois Brun enrobant. Which means Brown Coat, Brown Robe, Brown Wrap, Smelly Muskrat? I obviously don't speak Francais but  I'm still very excited for this polish!

Not to give these a short post but I have work to do right now, I will definitely try to swatch these tonight though, if I can get lighting to be good. On to dog pics...

They are playing on my bed here, Maggie on the left and the new baby, Ginny on the right.

I think I gave Ginny the wrong name, I really should have called her Baby Jaws! =)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I may drink alone but I'm no LUSH!

Today I have for you my honest  opinions on some Lush things that I have purchased from their website.

My personal favorite is Honey I Washed the Kids soap, I think I already raved about this stuff so here is just another spam pic. of it.
This stuff is really just the best, it lathers, it smells great and makes my skin smile at me!

And some other Random bits of bath products...
This shampoo does wonders with my hair, it is really nice to use a couple times a week for super shiny and super volumized, soft hair

The main ingredient is sea salt and it is just lovely, the scent reminds me of fresh laundry

the fabled cuticle butter...

is it all that and a bag of potato chips? meh, it's nice, it's the best I've ever tried but I keep thinking there is something better out there, it smells delish!

This is a face moisturizer, I actually got this one on accident, I wanted a body cream and got a facial cream instead, whoops.

It is very thick and is too thick for my face during the summer, I've been using it on my hands at night and my hands  have honestly never felt better

This is the Temple of Truth Bubble Bar, OMG, this smells great and makes tons 'o bubbles and makes the water super silky! I use about a third of the bar per bath and it is pure luxurious bliss!

How about you?

Any great products that you have tried lately and are loving or hating?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A little of what you fancy does you good.

Here is two more polishes I won from polish of the day.ish.

This is Claire's Under the Sea, and it looks strikingly like Pure Ice First Time (stupid stoopid name)

You can see brush strokes and I didn't add a ridge filler base coat, but ladies and gents... ONE COAT! Imma use this for Konad and soon!

Here I added some glitter, Pure Ice, some other stupid name, I'm sure...too lazy to get up and go look at it, but it made my day.
This was the only good pic I could get of this one, this is two coats of Sally Hansen Star Opal Nail Glaze used as a french manicure base, this is like a 'clear' duochrome of pink and green, very very pretty!

So what is with that title anyways...?


A euphemistic way of expressing the benefit of sexuality.


This proverbial saying was first the title of a vaudeville song, made famous by the risqué Victorian singer Marie Lloyd. Lloyd was an immensely popular music hall performer in England towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign and into the early 20th century, much to the chagrin of the moralists of the day, who did everything they could to prevent her from performing. This included having her refused entry to the USA in 1913 for "moral turpitude".
The songs she made popular were apparently fairly harmless but she managed to deliver even chaste material with a certain lewdness. The style she adopted was of a winking familiarity with the audience, all of who of course were happy to play along with every double entendre.
The chorus of "A Little of What You Fancy Does You Good", goes:
A little of what you fancy does you goodI always hold in having it if you fancy it
If you fancy it that’s understood
And suppose it makes you fat? I don’t worry over that
‘Cos a little of what you fancy does you good.
No one present at performances imagined that Lloyd was singing about cream cakes, although the line has in fact been used to advertise them in recent years. The sexual innuendo that was ever-present in the music hall has now largely been forgotten.
Marie Lloyd has been a continuing influence on British variety and comedy acts, being the template for artists like Max Miller and inspiration for the saucy euphemism of the Carry On film series. It is clear that Mae West ("I'm the kinda girl who works for Paramount by day, and Fox all night") also took inspiration from Lloyd's ("I sits amongst the cabbages and peas") manner of stage patter. 
I like me a good proverb and I've been told that I'm more of a folk-lurist than a soil heart at least, the dirt under my fingernails tell a different story!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dazzle you with Diamonds!

Hello all, I am so pleased to be alive today! I have been struggling with some pretty major life-altering things that I don't really want to get into so needless to say I am surviving day by day and am just really enjoying my nail polish!

Here is the first polish that I won that I was just totally excited to wear...OPI DS Diamond!
This is a champagne-colored holo from the designer series and I really love it, it looks blah in the bottle but boy does it deliver on the nail! This is 2 easy peasy coats.

This picture really captures how fine the little holo glitters are, it is nearly a holo  shimmer they are so fine and delicate!

Although these pictures can't do the polish justice I assure you that this is totally work appropriate and just amazing in the sun. =)

On a slightly different note...I ate a cold cheese sandwich for dinner last night, not grilled, no sauces, just bread and cheese happy Pigeon 'cause no dishes.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm a Winner!

So, I won a giveaway from Polish of the Day. ish.!!! Karen is amazing, really. I was following her well before her giveaway, and I never miss her blog, I may not comment as often as I'd like but I do look at it everyday/evertime she posts. She has really awesome pics of her nails (which are painted perfectly!) You should all check out this post on what her husband did with her nail polish, too cute.

Anyhow, this is what I won.

My first GOSH polish! Look at how glorious it is!

I've needed a new ridge filler and now I can give this one a try!

I've never even seen these stencils before so this should be fun

And here's the new doggie, her name is Ginny and she's a border collie.

 And this is the little angel sleeping on the couch using a toy as a pillow, such a sweet baby!

Thanks for reading and thank you so much, Karen!