Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grape Icy....and Yummy!

Happy Tuesday! How's everyone doing? RR1 is coming along wonderfully. I finally got to take a shower at home after a week. It was heavenly!!! Sinks get put in today so I'm super stoked to show you the outcome :D Anywho...I LOVE Grape Icy! I think from the whole Scents of Summer 2010 collection, this is my favorite. It's a really cool purple with blue-ish undertones (you can see them more in the second pic). And the best part....it smells SOOO good!!!

I read somewhere that you can make your own scented nail polish by adding a few drops of your favorite scent into the np. If you could make a scented nail polish, what would it smell like???

Monday, May 16, 2011

Get to Know Me a Little Better

Well, with all the craziness in my life now...I decided that I need another outlet for the jigsaw in my head. I was partly inspired by one of my best friends who just started a blog of her own. It takes a LOT for you to put yourself out there and I truly admire her for that.

So...I will be putting all that stuff there. If you're interested, please take a look at:

Thanks for looking!!

My First Award: Kreativ Blogger Award

Hi! So I have had this in my drafts for a while, I just couldn't think about 10 things that people might want to know about me, lol. I was given this award by shimmerspark. Thank you SO MUCH!!

Here are the rules: Write 10 facts about yourself. Pass the award to your favorite bloggers and tell them about the award.

Okay so here are my ten:

1. I absolutely LOVE Hello Kitty, like to the point of near obsession. At random, people will give me HK things which I think is absolutely awesome.

2. I loveLOVElove BEER! I love tasting different kinds of beer, but I'm just a sucker for Mexican imports and Heineken. I always carry at least two containers of beer salt in my purse (weird, I know), and I own a hot pink beer pong table, lol. This sounds really bad...I don't have a problem, I promise!!

3. I have the weirdest crush on Mike Wolfe from American Pickers. He is seriously a really entertaining person to watch. I love to see how excited he gets. I think one time I spent something like 10 hours watching an AP Marathon. <3

4. I used to be a majorette and can twirl a baton like it's no ones business!! :D

5. I hate for my food to touch! I know...it's weird. I have this crazy OCD so I don't like for my food to be messy. So if it's served together (like Chipotle, for example) I won't mix it. I think Bella has it too, she lines up the cans at the grocery store when we go buy food. She won't leave until they're all lined up. It's so funny!!

6. I take random pics of weird pic on the street stealth style. People watching is the best! At random I'll send them on to my friends for a good laugh :D

7. I love "nerdy" movies. Star Wars, Superman, Lord of the Rings...you name it, I probably love it.

8. I am the biggest homebody ever.I think partly it's because when I go out with Bella I get so paranoid something is gonna happen to her. She's not even 3 yet, so she'll run around and I just start to freak out that she's gonna run off or something. But mostly it's because I genuinely like being at home vegging out. It's seriously the most amazing feeling to NOT have to do anything :)

9. I hate Mayo! Everything about it weirds me out. It's not white like sour cream, it smells funny, its consistency is so "BLAH". I dk...it just freaks me out!

10. I don't like too much ice in my drinks. I drink real slow so if there's too much ice, my drink gets really watered down. :(

Ok now here are my favorite blogs to read: (in no particular order)

Nails by Rachel She does the most interesting color combos ever, and I love her picture taking techniques. She does the most awesome angle pics I've seen

Emerald Sparkled She has the most creative manis ever! I love how she can recreate what she is inspired by onto her nails.

Chloe's Nails I mean, seriously....who isn't in love with Erika's nails? Pure perfection!

Kiss My Acetone This is the BEST blog name EVER! Dori does the best swatches!

Nails Beautiqued I wish I could grow my nails out like this! This is one of the most helpful blogs I've read. She posts tons of great tips and I love how nice she is.

Nailside Jane does some seriously awesome stuff with tape. Ahh the mummy mani, my fav!!

Thanks everyone for reading!

All Hail the Queen!

Good morning everyone! How was yall's weekend?

Well, we're STILL with the remodel at home! RR1 is almost done. I'm hoping the sinks will be installed today and my bath fixtures so I can finally bathe at home (I've been going to my mom's house to shower). RR2 is completely demo'ed out, so the only thing working there is the toilet. I'm giving them until the 27th (Bella's birthday) to be done! Speaking of...I will have to find a new place to take NOTDs. These (and 99% of my pics) were taken on top of my sink up against a mirror, both of which are gone :(

Digging in the vault again I found Butter London All Hail the Queen. Ahh...this one was hard to find! I had been eyeing it for a while now, but with all the Royal Wedding madness, it was always sold out. Ulta FINALLY started carrying this, so I snatched it up as quickly as I saw it. It reminds me of China Glaze Cyberspace, only the holo is a bit warmer. (I'll have to do a side/side comp). I actually wore this on my toes and LOVED it, it went with everything!

I wanted to try Henley Regatta, but I'm afraid with my nails as short as they are now that the glitter is going to get everywhere. I will wait. Impatiently.

Happy Monday everyone!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

The "Small Project" That Took on a Life of It's Own

Ok, so I live in a pretty old house. I think my house was built around 1961..so that makes it (takes out the calculator) about 50 years old. So imagine a 50 year old house. Yep...fully wood panelled walls, god-awful wallpaper everywhere, laminate flooring...a MESS! (I wish I would've taken pictures when I first moved in). I have lived there about 4 years and in that time the only things that I have done to improve the house was paint the walls to a color of my choice, paint the cabinets in my entertainment center white, and paint over the wallpaper with solid white (the RR was green. GREEN TILE...EVERYWHERE!!) We were newlyweds and money was TIGHT.

Fast forward 4 years and it was time for a major renovation. We got a really good deal on tile so we decided to tackle on the floors because I HATED the laminate. Like....with a PASSION. I don't have a good pic of it, but here it is so you can get an idea of what it looked like:

Yes, we play beer pong in my living room, lol

What? I know what you may be thinking..."it's not that bad" Well...here is an upclose shot of it....
It's not a real party until things get broken. Yes...it is that bad!

So off we went to remove the laminate flooring and 2 days later it looked like this:
You can even see the evil wood paneling peeking it's evil eyes at me...taunting me!!

So off I go to work depressed because my house is dusty beyond belief. They finally finished the floor and it now looks like this:

OMG much better!!! Well...being me...I just can't leave well enough alone and I got a bit too excited from the newly found love for my house and I decided "Heyyy..let's do the restrooms while we're at it. The house is already dusty and dirty so why not get it done all at one time and we can clean it real good later on???"

BAAAAADDD idea....

Stay tuned for the disaster that is my restroom renovations

(I'm dreading walking into my house as I type this out) (-_-)

I'm Having a Bad Romance...

Hey everyone! So the weirdest thing happened with this whole Blogger downtime. My last post is completely gone! UGH! And it was super long too. Bummer. Anywho...I will try and recap what I wrote.

So I haven't been on much lately (a week seems like a looong time to me) for 3 very good reasons:

Reason #1. I've been swamped with work. As I'm typing this I am downing a coke and a Chocoloate Cream Pie because I need to stay awake.

Reason #2. I'm having some remodeling done in my house so it's a total mess there right now. We have no hot water and there's stuff everywhere (even my router is MIA). I am so excited for the renovations being done and I can't wait to see then end product. I have some update pics if ya'll wanna see :D

Which leads me to...

Reason #3 (more like Reason #1, actually). I have no nails! I literally gnawed all my nails off. It sucks, but I must admit....it was the BEST stress reliever EVER! Like...EVER!!! I not only bit them, but it seems as though I peeled off some layers of nail. It's awful and I totally regret it. Oh well!!!

I will dig in the vault and find some unposteds to show you in the meantime. Speaking of...why haven't I posted Bad Romance before?!? It's so gorgeous!


This is what they look like now

Anywho, thanks for enduring this crazy rant! I will finish off this amazing pie (this is also not the best of stress relievers).

What do you do to relieve stress?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ahoy! I Love to Hate You

Good morning everyone! So I missed Pink Friday yesterday. Well, I actually didn't...I just didn't post it. We're doing some stuff around the house so I have no idea where my laptop is :( Ok, so a few months back China Glazed released their Spring Anchor's Away Collection. It included a nice variety of colors, but I felt like I had most of them. I did however pick up White Cap and Ahoy! which I will show you today.

I loved loved loved this color in the bottle, it looks like this in the bottle:
Isn't it gorgeous? It applied really well, 2 coats and it was completely opaque. It's a really rich magenta with golden shimmer and tiny flecks. The color has so much depth because of the flecks. In one word: LOVE. So here is my beef with it, it pictures HORRIBLY! My camera had a breakdown trying to capture the color. I took so many pictures because it washed out in about 85% of them. These were the best ones I took and they still don't do justice to it. The last picture is probably the most color accurate one. I think maybe if I had taken the pictures in daylight I would have been able to capture the color better. It's ok, Ahoy!...I still love ya :)

What's your hardest nail polish to capture??

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May the Fourth Be With You...(womp womp womp)

Okay so as I have mentioned before, I'm a big Star Wars fan. So today being May 4th/Star Wars Day, I did another SW inspired mani. I mean come ooonn...who doesn't love Star Wars?!? (Please, don't answer, haha!)

I was originally going to just do R2D2 on my middle finger, but once I did...it was too plain. I think I might have gone a bit crazy with it in the end. I hate when that happens!! :(

Here are the colors I used: SH Celeb City, WnW Black Creme, WnW Blue Wants to be a Millionaire, OPI Fiercely Fiona, and Cover Girl Disco Dazzle.

I went for light sabers for this. I taped off the lines to make the actual beams of the light sabers. I then dotted where the handles would go.

This was Jango Fett from Attack of the Clones.

Middle: R2D2. I freehanded the lines and just cleaned them up with a thin brush. There were way too many lines to try and tape this off. This was the first time I actually did this, and it worked really good. I considered doing a tutorial on how I did it, but since I wasn't sure if it would even work (and not smear the silver), I decided against it. I will do a tutorial one day (put that on my to-do list).

I left my ring finger alone because this was at the point where I realized my mani was wayyy too busy. Otherwise I was going to try and recreate the Death Star on this nail. My pinky was supposed to be the "stars". I'm still mehh about this one.

I found this online, how cute is he?!?

Overall I like the mani, I seriously can't get enough of the silver/blue combo. I feel like a superhero when I wear it, lol.

Anywho....happy Star Wars Day! It's my not-so-secret guilty please and I don't care who knows it!! Haha :)

What's your secret guilty pleasure?

Monday, May 2, 2011

This Should Have Been My Royal Mani...

Happy Monday everyone!! I decided to take a break this weekend and I did not open my computer at all. I spent time with my BFFs on Saturday, so Sunday I was nursing a really bad hangover; I spent all day yesterday on my couch. It was AWESOME!! Ok so I did not do a Royal Wedding mani, partly because Friday I was nursing Thursday's hangover. (UGH...this sounds sooo bad, lol) I saw A-England on MUA and well, who isn't a sucker for holos? Everyone, meet Tristam:

If I had done a royal mani, it would have been this with a stamped silver crown. Ahhh how beautiful did Kate look??

Tristam is a scattered blue holo. The holo in this isn't like any of the other holos I have, this one is much finer and it looks almost linear. This is 2 coats and it's completely opaque. 

Thanks for looking :)

And the Winner Is...

Thank you to everyone that entered in the Shattered With Envy Giveaway.  I contacted Nicole yesterday to let her know she won and we have made arrangements. I am in the process of cleaning my room (which seriously needs some cleaning) and will get more stuff together. So stay tuned...