Sunday, April 24, 2011

update & a franken

Every once in a while life comes along and kicks you back into reality.  Out of the nail polish world and everything else that brings you happiness, it grabs you by the shoulders and shakes you HARD.  Mostly, I've been dedicated a lot of myself to school, my very very sick little kitty, family and friends.  My nails are still in pretty decent condition, minus a few minor breaks and such.  They're still always painted, just typically things I've done already.  Money has been tight in reference to the vet bills so I haven't bought many new things at all, polish included.  Blogging here makes me happy, and is a positive distraction - I need to remember that.  Plus its springtime now, which means dad is fishing.  Which mean dad brings his camera with him.. which means its usually in his car in or his man cave.  I forget to snap a few pictures when it's not sitting in front of me!

Here is an old post from my back logs that I accidentally skipped over.

I haven't named this one yet!  But is it the exact color of a hard boiled egg yolk.  The bottle is round, so it really looks like one!
All out of  Lemon Fizz! I need another bottle!
I absolutely LOVE that color.
The holo shimmers are SUPER subtle.
Also, sorry Britty & Coryn - I know you always read these and have been wondering what's up! I just haven't had it in me lately.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

SH Nail Effects & stupid thieves

I went to 3 different stores today because I decided to finally try out Sally Hansen Nail Effects.  After months of turning them down and passing, the two main stores I've seen them at (Harmon's & Walgreens) were ALL OUT of the patterned ones.  Go figure.  I finally found (some) at Wal-Mart.

I hafta bitch about this though.  They were picked through, mostly solid colors only left.  There were a few patterns but what really pissed me of is they were all (except maybe 2) opened and MISSING either one sleeve of strips or both sleeves of strips. Here's where I complain:

  1. If you're going to shoplift, why would you steal *half* of the product? What are you going to do with EIGHT polish strips when presumably you have TEN fingers? Go big - or go home.  Instead of just removing the item from the inventory you're taking part of it, rendering both halves useless.  Stealing is wrong but I think partial theft is wrong AND stupid.
  2. Do the associates really not pick up on this at all?  First of all there are cameras everywhere and undercover security guards who I've seen and picked up on from just being simply aware.  I just feel that Wal-Mart wouldn't be the smartest place to lift from.. but I guess if they're only stealing half of a product the shoplifters are not the brightest crayons in the box.
  3. I really feel for whoever doesn't know what the item is supposed to be 100% and might not have the knowledge to count the things in the box.  Granted, you shouldn't HAVE to be counting and taking inventory but luckily I did because I almost bought a 1/2 empty box.

Anyways, I picked up"Cut It Out" which looks like a uncolored coloring book and I think I might have to fill some flowers in before I remove it officially (=  Application was easier than I thought, the first nail (right pinky) had a crease so I re-did it.  But the rest went on easier as soon as I got into the groove.

I'm not sure if it's me (which I am assuming it is me because nobody else seemed to have this problem..) but I've had two minor chips within a few hours.  I filed the edges like they said to, though.  Fortunately, the background color is white so it doesn't show much that it is chipped.

 I know the edges look a little choppy here, but that's because I did the fine tuning filing after the pics.  Also, my own fault, there's a gappy gap on my thumb.  Barely noticeable in real life though!

In an attempt to salvage my 10$ manicure I have since sealed the tips with a top coat and it seems to be helping out quite a bit.

Friday, April 8, 2011


WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?! I knew taking two English courses at once would be tough but I'm crazy enough to have to do it again and again.  As an English minor I need a total of 39 credits in English courses and I'm not even sure how many I have now, but nowhere near enough is a safe answer for the moment.  Its paper after paper after paper AFTER FKING PAPER.  Its mostly tedious.  That's the worst part; when it starts to feel super redundant.

I haven't been blogging hardly and I've barely had the energy to change my polish.  I'm actually taking a break right now because I just wrote about 5 pages (of my paper) and have another 5 or so to go. twitch.


Essences "Sundancer"
3 coats + TC

I LOVE this color. It really doesn't look all too pretty on my pasty skin but I LOVEEEEE yellow and this particular shade is just so happy.  It reminds me EXACTLY of Crayola's Goldenrod crayon. AMIRITE? My friend Coryn said that same thing too - so obviously it must be true.