Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Happy New Year to you all! (Well, that just depends who the all is...I may just be the only person reading my own blog. LOL) Antywho, I am wishing all out there in blog world a blessed New Year and I wish all that you desire that the Lord/Universe/or whatever you believe in grants it for you. 2010 is going to be the year of wonderful things!

Right now I am prepping for my evening, by listening to the live broadcast of Carmen that is on live from the Met. How exciting!! The singing is amazing and it is energizing me. Since I am listening to it, one would think that I would think that I would polish my nails red. Not so my friend...they are hot pink. LOL So typical of me. I used Color Club's Lazer Pink and used a Nailene thing-a-ma-bob for my ring finger. Love, love.

As a teen I was always hesitant of florescent colors because I never had the amount of coats correctly. But tonight I was determined. *go me* I used Getcha Nails Did technique of 3 coats and this is the FIRST time I have ever been very pleased. See for yaself. LOL

Before I is my favorite weekly meme from Vampy Varnish.

1. How has your week been treating you so far? Crazy, but great. I've had a couple of great run-throughs for this opera that I'm in and the director says I am doing a fabulous job. That made my week. Also, I did my costume fitting last night and they took in my dress so much they were gagging. Talk about Merry Christmas to me! I still am firm...I hate the gym. LOL

2. If you celebrate Christmas and exchanged gifts, what was your favorite gift that you received? I didn't receive any gifts...really. Earlier this year my mom bought a new car and let me have the old one. Seriously. That was Christmas gift ENOUGH. Now, I can't speak of the ENORMOUS hauling of nail polis I have done. *shaking my head* LOL Enough said.

3. What’s on your nails? Color Club Lazer Pink from the Neon 15 Collection. Snazzy!!

4. Any New Years Eve plans? I'm off to church, then a party with my friends that I haven't seen in a while thanks to rehearsals.

5. What was your favorite nail polish of 2009? OMG...are you serious?? Pick one?? LOL I can't. I will say that I am glad that I have been introduced to other nail polish addicts...LOL...and found Orly and China Glaze polishes. I can't wait for the spring lines for both.

6. Do you have any resolutions for 2010? To do better with my spending in general. Love life. Thank God for what I have. Pursue my dreams with a vengeance...and never accept no....well, that's for singing. LOL Oh and most important...quit hauling like a crack addict.

7. Are you a Mac or a PC? PC

8. Do you watch 30 Rock? I used to, but then Shonda Rhimes had the nerve to create 2 shows that I love like I used to love ER...St. Elsewere...wrapped up in one. (I used to really love those shows.)

9. What personality trait do you have that you like about yourself? I'm a good listener.

10. What’s your favorite kind of chocolate, milk, dark or white? Dark or white.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I was so busy trying to figure out my blogger layout, that I almost forgot my pictures of yesterday's manicure. LOL

In late October or maybe early November, I took my first trip to Dashing Diva. I think I picked up about 5 polishes...and they were all
in the greyish family.

The pictures posted are of Milk Mauve and then on one finger of each hand, Color Club Magic Attraction. The Dashing Diva went on very smoothly and was nice and opaque in 2 coats. I don't have much to say about the Color Club...except it is my favorite of my glitters. It reminds me of Christmas wrapping paper. Just fun and sparkly.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Last night after getting my hair braided, I ran by Duane Reade...and as usual it was a B.A.D. move. LOL

I have never been very discriminating when it comes to makeup/nail polish/etc. My collections go from extremely expensive to extremely cheap. That's just who I am. You can still be fabulous and use something that costs $ .99. LOL

Antywho...I was in Duane Reade looking for the new Sally Hansen nail polishes (off to CVS in a few to snag a couple.) and there was none. *sigh* So, as I strolled out with my obsessive uncontrolled self, I walked up and down the aisles and passed by Black Radiance's display. I have always loved their lip glosses. (They are HIGHLY pigmented and last a long time.) They had these cute bottles that sort of remind me of the Finger Paints line and that drew my attention.

The color I am wearing, Passion, is what caught my eye. I actually thought it was purplish black it is so dark under florescent light. I also picked up another color, which at the moment I can't find. LOL

The polish went on very smoothly and after 2 coats was VERY opaque. I think the brush inside is a little difficult to maneuver, but needless to say I got a hang of that as well.

I can't wait to try the other color...

Tingly...Tree Oil

I don't know if I have posted this before, but I am a natural head. I have no chemicals in my hair. I used to relax my hair for years, then I took a break for 2 years, then I started relaxing again...and then one day I woke up and said...enough. Last July I decided that I would stop putting a relaxer in my hair and I have been transitioning ever since.

Natural hair is a big ole love for me....which has caused me to be a hair product junkie. I did say that I have a habit....

Today's product review is Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. I heard about it on Curly Nikki. I have been using this product in a no-poo wash and then leave a smidgen in as a leave in conditioner. My hair just soooooooaks it up and loves it. It also makes blow drying my hair a breeze.

I will say that it isn't a heavy conditioner and spreads very smoothly through out my funny 3c/4a/4b hair. The thing I love the most is that it isn't full of sulfates. Trader Joe's is an organic shampoo and conditioner. Sulfates are a horror for kinky curly girls. They strip your hair like none other and makes my hair feel like a bad case of steel wool. *whew*

If you are looking for a new trick...try it. You will definitely love the results.

Mint Candy Apple

I can't remember when I first saw this color on a blog, but I knew I had to have it.

I was on the hunt looking for a needle in a haystack. It was absolutely sad and ridiculous, but...I found it. So happy was I. LOL

My only concern was, I was never a big fan of milky like nail polishes. They just never worked, but I was very determined to make this one work. (You'll note that I am stubborn as all get out.) I paired it up with a teal nail polish by Soo. I found it at my local beauty supply store.

*Disclaimer...I've had this picture since EARLY November, but just getting to posting it. Pardonez-moi.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pinkie, Pink

This looks like the color I wore through most of high school, but it isn't...very close though. This color is more purplish than pink, but I still stick it in the pink pile.

This is Lillith by Zoya. It was actually a part of the first haul I ever got from Zoya. I love it. It took me 3 coats to get the color I wanted to see. I also used the Zoya Complete Color Lock System. I liked the system, but I don't care for the quick dry drops....that's just me. I rather use Seche Vite. *shrug*

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I'm a slacker. Wow...time is moving quickly. Can you believe it is almost 2010??? It just boggles my mind. is my holiday manicure. By the picture, I had been the dish washer and the errand girl. LOL There may be a chip on my ring finger. *le sigh* Since I was at the mom's and like a numskull, I left my polish at home. Ack.

For the base I used one coat of China Glaze Meringue and the dots are China Glaze Tree Hugger and China Glaze Salsa. (And the ring...oh so gaudy and so loved...from Ashley Stewart.)


I dread the word now. I seemed to have entered every CVS, Duane Reade, Rite Aid and Sally's Beauty. Then I walked into the dread Harmon Beauty. LOL I have hauled out (yea right) for the moment.

Hopefully over the next couple of days I will hopefully get my nail pictures together....and soon.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

*whew* time has flown. I didn't realize that I hadn't posted in a few days. Things have been ABSOLUTELY insane. LOL I adore being a singer and I am grateful for this art form, but sometimes my schedule can be the charts.

I also realized that even though my nails have been painted, I have slacked totally on my polish photos. LOL This past Sunday for a Messiah where I was the soloist, I wore my Ruby Pumps from the China Glaze Wizrd of Ooh Ahz Set. LURVE it. Even my mom commented about how pretty the polish was...and that she wanted to borrow it. (My mom loves my insane colors, but is totally a red girl...period.the.end.)

On Sunday night I changed to OPI Holiday Glow. I'm not a brown polish person...but I think it is schnazy with the gold sparkle. Fancy, fancy. I sang at a holiday party this past Monday and someone said that she loved it. Hey now.... (By the by...I do have pictures of it...after 3 days wearing it.)

Antywho...until I get home from rehearsal tonight and I get some time, I will throw this up courtesy of Vampy Varnish!

1. How has your week been so far?

Craaaaaaaaaazy, between staging rehearsals for this opera that I'm in and my Messiah marathons....totally insane. I will say I am grateful for the gift of song.

2. What language(s) do you speak?

English and Southern Speak. LOL Yes, there is something about Southern speak.

3. What’s on your nails?

I just took off my OPI Holiday Glow and I am debating on China Glaze's C-C-Courage or China Glaze's Tree Hugger. What to do? What to do?????

4. What is your favorite holiday dish?

Food. LOL No, I look forward to Italian Rainbow Cookies....*sigh*

5. Would you rather go without any makeup on your face for an year OR shave your head bald for a year?

I'll take the no makeup. I have watched my aunt have to shave her head due to cancer. Every time I think about it I cry. Bald head...bad memories.

6. Are you going (or have you been) to any fabulous holiday parties? Do tell!

I haven't had time for holiday parties...well a couple of holiday luncheons. Fun, fun times. LOL I am really hoping that I can pop into some night time parties next week while I am staging rehearsal hiatus.

7. Diamonds or pearls (or something else)?

Pearls or Aquamarines.

8. If you have pets, do you get them Christmas gifts?

I have a big black cat...who I simply adore with her bad self. I usually get her a new dish and some toys. Her favorite thing is the Christmas tree even though it is bad for her.

9. When is the last time you swam in the ocean?

Last summer in Athens, Greece....*sigh*

10. Any hot weekend plans?

Maybe a real date...with a grown man...LOL, a staging rehearsal, a couple of other rehearsals...and a Messiah performance.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away....

I saw this on Vampy Varnish and while I am in the midst of trying to do some nails and do...enjoy!!

1. How is your week so far?

Busy, busy and MORE busy, but I am grateful for all of my blessings.

2. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Peach or Strawberry.... BUUUUUUUT...Ben and Jerry's has this Peach Cobbler ice cream that is AMAZING!!

3. What’s on your nails?

I'm about to polish them now. I was going to put on China Glaze C-C-Courage, but since it is cold and gloomy here in NYC I am going to put on Avon's Sunshine. (Which reminds me of my favorite Babyface song.)

4. If you could have 1 totally extravagant Christmas present (price doesn’t matter) what would it be?

One pair of Christian Louboutain shoes. (My favorite's are posted above.)

5. What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Cold, grey and RAINY.

6. What’s your favorite article of clothing?

I have this Tahari bubblegum pink suit...I know, I know. LOL I LOVE it. And then I have these pair of 4" platform leopard print and patent leather platform shoes. OMG.

7. If your house was on fire and you could only grab three things (only inanimate objects), what would they be?

Inanimate??? My Ipods, my bible, my cell phone.

8. What is your favorite eyeshadow palette?

Whew....okay I'm a makeup there a favorite? I can't imagine.

9. If you could only wear one color of nail polish for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Hunh?? LOL I don't know...wait I take that back. It would be Revlon Red. It is the color one of my mother's friends wore and when I am feeling nostalgic, I throw it on and it makes me really happy.

10. What’s on your agenda this weekend?

A couple of rehearsals...a Messiah performance...Life. LOL

Monday, December 7, 2009


This is a quickie post because I need to be ready in 35 minutes to pick up my mom from her Apple Store appointment. LOL

I have NEVER been a fan of silver nail, but I have always loved seeing it on other women's hands. So...why did I cave and purchase this one? It is my nickname. LOL I mean how can you pass on a nail polish that is your nickname? LOL

My friend asked me yesterday...what color is that? I said Trixie. She Trix...seriously. I said...Seriously and popped the bottle out of my purse. She fell out laughing. It made my Sunday. (Oh yea, I forgot to add that I have Luna on my pinkie. What a sexy glitter.)

Might I also add...I had a performance yesterday and one of the kids there said my fingernails looked like I had painted mirrors on them. Then it reminded me of the Minx manicures. I don't have Minx money, LOL, so I am grateful I can have a $7 alternative. far you are batting a thousand with me! I love this color. Love, Love, LOVE. Happy Monday ya'll!!
(Night time indoors with flash. And yes the above picture is in my car...after I left the gym this morning. LOL I was guaranteed sunlight then.)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Getting to know me...

I love being able to schedule a, fun, and more fun. By the time you read this I'll probably be on my way back from a gig in Massachusetts. Maybe more on that tomorrow...depending on how I feel. LOL

Anyway, I'm not going to tag anyone, but feel free to steal and post on your own blog.

All you have to do is copy the questions and provide your own one-word answers ...

1. Where is your phone? Here.
2. Your hair? Natural
3. Your Mom? comical
4. Your Dad? deceased
5. Your favorite meal? sushi.
6. Your last dream? to tired to dream.
7. What do you like to drink? Whiskey
8. Your dream? Freedom.
9. In what room are you? Living.
10. Your hobby? Blogging.
11. What are you afraid of? Depression.
12. Last travel? Chicago
13. Where were you last night? Bed.
14. Something you are not? Stupid.
15. Muffins? Maybe.
16. Wishlist? Neverending.
17. Where did you grow up? New York City
18. Last thing you did? Studied
19. What are you wearing? Sweats
20. Your television? Normal
21. Your pet(s)? Cat
22. Your friends? Fun.
23. Your life? Ironic.
24. Your temper? Easy.
25. Do you miss someone? Yes.
26. Your car? Honda
27. Something you don't bring with you? Cash.
28. Your favorite shop? Saks
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. Last time you laughed? Recently
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend? Three.
33. A place where you can go again and again? Chicago
34. Facebook? Certainly.
35. Favorite place to eat? Mom's

And in honor of one of my favorite singers who is being honored tonight with a Kennedy Center Award...Grace M. Bumbry from St. Louis, Mo. Brava Madame Bumbry and Congrats!!!!

Soft Lips

I suffer from severe allergies...thanks to the genes that I carry. One of them is an allergy to pork. Yes...the new white meat. I am very conscious about what I eat, but sometimes you can go to a restaurant and use ingredients without your knowledge. If and when it enters my system my lips do the ODDEST type of chaffing over you can imagine. I mean it is like paper that won't stop flaking. It is gross and painful...and straight annoying.

For a long while I used vaseline and a toothbrush, but that took weeks to help heal. *sigh* Then I read on Jacqueline's blog that she used Avon's ClearlyC. It worked like a CHARM. It cut down on the healing time of my lips to like 2 or 3 days. Once I found the trick...Avon discontinued the product. *oh woe is me* (By the way, if someone from Avon is reading this...PLEASE could you start remaking ClearlyC??? My skin misses it something terrible. It is the best thing for my acne scars!)

*back to the regularly scheduled program*

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I was watching my soap and saw this commercial for Neosporin's new lip therapy line. It took me a couple of days before I bumped into it in a local Target. *singing* JACKPOT!!!

I absolutely love the smooth texture of the balm. It is like a nice juicy vaseline being put on my lips. LOL I know...that doesn't sound good.

I used the daily lipcare for 2 days and my lips were back to normal. Thanks so much I can wear my MAC CB-96 lipstick and other frost lipsticks without issue!!!

Check it out for yourself here....

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Yesterday after getting home from the gym, I sat around and learned new music....and waited. Waited...and waited.....and waited....and waited some more. On what? On mah haul. *shhhh* LOL

At 4:45PM it finally got here...with a few things on back order.

MY GREENFRIDAY HAUL!!!! LOL Sweet drops of Zoya heaven!!!

So here is what I ordered...
  • Colbie (which I'm wearing today)
  • America
  • Delilah
  • Luna (which I'll be wearing tomorrow.)
  • Kamilah
  • Nova
With this order I received 3 out of my 6 GreenFriday gifts.
  • Suvi
  • Veruschka
  • Midori (which i think is the PRETTIEST color and I will wear it the next time I make my favorite Midori Sour's. *snicker*) Colbie.

Here she is in daylight. I like her. She is a brownish red with almost a blackish undertone. Crazy hunh? When I applied the first coat, i was NOT impressed at all. After the 2nd coat, I was totally in love.

I like the way it looks despite my jacked up cuticles. (Oh...if i would JUST wear gloves when washing dishes. pish-posh.) I can't wait to see what it looks like on my toes. This is a definite keeper!!

Thanks Zoya for another love!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


So for the past week, I have been praying over my nails. LOL I have this thing where my thumb crack WAY below the tip of the nail. It did it ONCE again...and now this time it painful. *sigh* So...I've waited, used Sally Hansen's Complete Care 4-in-1 treatment...and now I can tolerate my jacked up thumb nail polished. LOL

A few weeks ago, I placed my order for my first Diamond Cosmetics polish. Love, Love. I am wearing Orange You Sexy and my funky nail is Sephora's OPI Worth My Weight. Funky combo that I really like.

By the anyone keeping up with Private about straight shocker tonight. Whew.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

First post and....Green Friday is my first official post on my new blog. I have been blogging for years, but things took a down turn. I got bored...then I started finding bloggers who have me. They are makeup artists, nail polish junkies, shoe get my drift. LOL So I have decided to deal with my own habits...which are all the above.

So, last I placed my GreenFriday nail polish order with Zoya. Talk about SO excited!!! Needless to say, I have been looking at my blackberry and email like a little crack addict waiting for my shipping information. No word. Well...the analness in me had to find out SOMETHING! I just spoke with a representative from Zoya... *drum roll* They had 4,500 orders placed on GreenFriday. Seriously. The person I spoke with said give the order about 2 weeks. So...I wait. LOL

Oh well...I look forward to being back in the ranks of blogging.

Have a great day!