Monday, 31 December 2012

Haulage Time!

EDIT: Sorry for the messed up pictures!

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a great Christmas! Blue definitely enjoyed all the leftover turkey :)
Anyways, I thought I'd do a nice big haul post, because who doesn't love those? I've had some requests for them, so I'd show you one of all my new-ish polishes. I didn't end up getting any polishes for Christmas, but thats what Christmas money I for right? I'll show all the goodies first and then closer pics and all the polishes names. Just don't judge, I know I went crazy, and sense a no-buy in my future, right after all the swappies I'm doing. And my no-buys are usually always successful, so I'll have lots of polish to swatch while I'm not buying any :)

Here's a swap I did a while ago with Lindsey from Lindsey's Lacquer. I love her so much for adding a little extra bottle, that's the first time anyone's done that for me and it makes me feel all warm a nice inside! Thank you Lindsey :)
Left to right: Color Club Revvvolution, Sephora Moody Woman, Essence Walk On Air, Wet N' Wild Party Of Five Glitters.

I recently picked up some goodies at Sally's. They had the extra 50% off clearance items, which I combined with a $10 off $20 coupon. I managed to get a set of nail wheels, China Glaze's Magnetix ii magnet and 7 polishes for just over $10. Score! Here's the Color Club mini Winter Affair set I grabbed, it comes with Berry and Bright, Ho-Ho-Holly, Gift of Sparkle and Snow-Flakes.

The rest of my Sally's haul: Orly Sashay My Way, and two China Glaze Magnetix polishes, Bond-tastic and Gold Fusion.

Lots and lots of Juleps! After feeling sad about skipping so many months, I went crazy! Here is Julep Harper, Minka, Hailee, Vivien (which actually came cracked down the back, so I super quickly took a pic and got rid of the gloopy, oozing mess), Sofia, Ivy, and Brit. I'm very happy with these, I got them all very cheaply and have everything from glitters to suedes to duochromes and glow in the darks! I ended up getting the peaceful trio because I didn't get the suedes last month because there was no choice to get three polishes (you got 2 and a topcoat or a cream). But these were cheaper, so yay!

Last but not least, my shopper's had a bunch of old bottles Essence's on sale, so I helped myself, here is Glamourous Life, Walking On Sunshine, A Lovely Secret, Space Queen, and Nude It!

I forgot to picture the last ones, Color Club Angel Kiss from a discount beauty supply shop, a set of 5 mini scented glitters from Claire's and a bottle of Nails Inc Notting Hill Carnival (a lovely yellow creme) which I got from Sephora for 5 bucks.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone's day is merry and bright. Remember to take time and enjoy friends, families and loved ones. And if you don't celebrate, have a great day, just because :)
Happy holidays to all!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Nails

I haven't done too many Christmassy things with my nails this year. Between my rat dying, and my hedgehog passing away last night, I haven't been feeling too 'in the Christmas mood' as of late. But I have done one mani I wanted to share with y'all. A very Christmassy combo of Wet N Wilds Red Red and Orly's mermaid tale. One coat of Red Red, and one of Mermaid Tale. Despite the fact I've had my Wet N Wild forever, and it thickening up a little, neither polish had application issues. Mermaid Tale is a gorgeous holo green glitter, and I love that it's enough glitter to get opaque, but is still awesome for layering. And I cannot say enough good things about Wet N Wild's Wild Shine polishes. They are super cheap, and have great formulas. They don't have too many colours, and next to none are really out there, but for as little as $.50 they are great basic colours.
This is in natural light. Whenever the sun comes out I love to take pictures, as they come out nowhere as nice if taken in artificial lights. The only problem has been is in the winter it's dark when I leave for school, and dark when I get home.
The last picture is the most colour accurate.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

My Nails Are Otherworldly. And how are yours, again?

LOL, just kidding. My ego isn't that big.
My nails are otherworldly though, Otherworldly by Color Club, to be exact.
And it certainly is a gorgeous colour, isn't it? I was so happy to be able to receive this, it was on my lemming list for a long time, and it didn't disappoint me. This is three super thin coats, artificial lighting. Again, such a pretty colour, and no formula problems either, even with all the glitter in it. Love it :)

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Goodbye. I'll see you at Rainbow Bridge.

Hey guys.
So today my dear pet rat Momo died. He lived a good long life, and was comfortable throughout, but it's still sad to see him go.
As a pet owner, it can be easy to blame yourself for their death. You wish they could have told you what was wrong, or that you should of looked closer and found out. I feel like I should have taken better care of him, maybe given more time, more love.
But the truth is, I took the best care of him that I could have. I hope he knew that. It's sad to see him go, but he had a long, enriching life. Instead of the what-ifs, I'm choosing to keep the fond memories of him. The snuggles,the loving, and the kisses.
They say adopting a pet is one of the best things you can do, and it is. I'm happy that I took him home and gave him a chance, his problems and all. And I know he was thankful for it, running around a big two story cage instead of a shoebox sized one, and getting to be in a home.
There are some many things I wish I could say to him, but now, all I can say is,

Goodbye Momo. I love you. See you at Rainbow Bridge.

Click here to read the Rainbow Bridge poem.