Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mid Week Poll

*waving* Hi all! I haven't been blogging much because I had to do a cut down on my nails. *sigh* No matter what I do my index nail breaks low down on the side. UGH! While my nail is doing a little bit of recouping, I decided to wear them au natural. Humph. is the usually mid-week meme courtesy of Vampy Varnish.

1. How has your week been going? Pretty good. I've been to the gym every day and my singing is going well.

2. Do you color your hair? No, but I need to. My hair is getting greyer by the DAY!! When I take my braids out my grey will be one with Miss Clairol, Henna...SOOOOOOOOOOOMETHING!! LOL Thank God the Lovah doesn't mind. *whew*

3. What’s on your nails? Au natural, but I'm looking at a huge ziploc bag of polishes that need to be swatched.

4. What are your favorite TV shows? To be an artist in a very time consuming and difficult profession...I'm a tv ADDICT. I watch so much tv that I had to get DVR. It is really bad...between my soaps and all of my hour dramas that I love. It is insane. I will say the most important ones....All My Children, Young and the Restless, The Real World, Grey's Anatomy, Mercy, Private Practice, Gossip Girls, Ugly Betty...and the list can go on. LOL

5. Are there other cosmetics that you love as much as nail polish? Eyeshadow and falsies. I love them both equally. Anything that makes my eyes stand out is a hit in my book. My favorite brands are MAC, NYX, Glamour Doll, and L'oreal HIP.

6. Are you a fan of Nutella? I hate hazelnuts, so no.

7. What’s your favorite base and top coat? I haven't found a favorite yet. I think one of my favorites is OPI's base...and Seche Vite for my top coat.

8. Do you love boots? How many pairs do you own? I love boots, but I have HUGE calf muscles. So...I'm stuck with ankle boots. Blah. I own about 7 pairs.

9. Would you rather spend a 2 week (all paid) vacation lounging on a beach in Fiji, touring the city streets of Japan, or rugged hiking in Australia? Beach in Fiji. I love the beach and a 2 week vacation....all paid. I would go.

10. What is your favorite physical thing about yourself? It is a cross between my eyes and my cleavage. My guy friends say both are equally dangerous and i always seem to use them for my "good". LOL Mr. Lovah says that my boys are on to something. LOL

Friday, January 8, 2010

I hate snow....

I hate cold weather oh so much. It keeps me either trapped in my car or some place warm.

Today it is SO cold and I was trapped in the car which drove me right to an American Apparel store. ROTFL Here's my haul. LOL Oh I can't wait to swatch!

I purchased Peacock, Palm Springs, Mount Royal, Mouse, Office and Factory Grey. It pays that they are 3 for $15. Whew...

It's An Original

Yesterday, I took my car in for an overdue oil change in my favorite borough...the borough of Kings...Brooklyn. When I was done, I tried to convince myself that I didn't need to go...but to no avail, I fell through the trap. The next thing I knew I was in Sally's. LOL I guess it didn't help that I had a $5 coupon and a 15% off coupon. LOL

I tried to keep it down to a minimum...*sigh* I'm NOT even going to address what I bought. LOL Well, one of them.

I got Finger Paints It's an Original. It is a sexy bluish purple shimmer, as you can see from the pictures with and without flash. (Excuse my horrific post cleaning job.) It took 2 coats and it was fully opaque and I luuuuuuuurve it. LOL

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Something Fun....until I take pics

1. Name someone with the same birthday as you. Star Jones

2. Where was your first kiss? At my first the locker room.

3. Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else’s property? Yes, by accident and God knows that I was scared and sorry.

4. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? Nooo... I date big men and I'm not crazy.

5. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? Yes, I'm an opera singer.

6. What’s the first thing you notice about your preferred sex? Eyes, teeth and clean shoes

7. What really turns you off? People who don't keep their word.

8. What do you order at Starbucks? I don't go often, but when I do I get a tall venti vanilla soy latte, extra hot light foam

9. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose? No.

10. Say something totally random about yourself. I suffer from an addictive personality.

11. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? Yes I hear that I look a lot like Janet Jackson. Humph...whatevah.

12. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows? I can't tell a lie...yes.

13. Did you have braces? Yes, and I could really use some now. I didn't do well with my bottom retainer. LOL

14. Are you comfortable with your height? Yes.

15. When do you know it’s love? Still trying to figure that out.

16. Do you speak any other languages? Not really speak...but I can sing in others. LOL

17. Have you ever been to a tanning salon? Umm...I would look like a horses behind doing that. LOL

18. Have you ever ridden in a limo? Yes

19. What’s something that really annoys you? Women who feel the need to compete with me.

20. What’s something you really like? Shopping

21. Can you dance? Yes.

22. Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room? No, thank God.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Weekly Poll....

... courtesy of Vampy Varnish

1. How has your week been so far? Pretty good, no complaints.

2. What’s for lunch? Tuna sandwich and fries.

3. What’s on your tips at the moment? Nothing. I'm here debating on my next neutral swatch.

4. Would you rather eat 10 tarantulas or eat 10 giant cockroaches? Ummm...neither? Just the thought. Ewww

5. Have you ever been hospitalized? I have never been over night, but I was in several times in college

6. Do you still talk to your childhood best friend? Yes, we have been friends for 21...almost 22 years. Thick and thin...a bad falling out in college.... We are still friends. People who have known us since teens see us coming and sigh...hang their heads. LOL It is sad. Great friendships are the best.

7. What’s your favorite non-beauty blog? Jack and Jill Politics. I loooooooove politics.

8. Do you ski? I don't like cold does that answer that question? LOL

9. If you could only eat one dish for the rest of your life, what would it be? Macaroni and Cheese. There is something in my distorted brain that makes me think that the oozy rich goodness can cure all things. I mean ALL things. Thank God for the gym and my crazy trainer to work it off.

10. Do you read a lot, if so what are your top three favorite books? I love to read...I mean really, really do. During my summer breaks from school I would read a book a night. Seriously. I will say my 3....To Kill A Mockingbird...all time favorite, including the movie, Angels and Demons and ......

Sugar Coat Me

I love the color pink. It just makes my day dandy. Really....happy and dandy. LOL

I'm testing some pale pinks that I have had for a while. I am in an opera that is a period piece, late 1700's/early 1800's and I need a neutral polish. (Actually they would prefer I wouldn't wear polish...but hunh?? LOL) Neutral...blah. Pish-posh. LOL was today's test.

My base is Diamond Cosmetics Sugar Coat Me, which was their Breast Cancer Awareness Month color. (I am a full sucker for anything that supports Breast Cancer because my aunt died from breast cancer. If it is pink and supports Breast Cancer...I'm there.) I like this light pink color. It is a cream, a little uneven to put on though. By the 3rd coat, everything was together. I put one coat of Sweet Reverie on top....then my usual 2 coats of Seche Vite and all was good!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Avon's Golden Twilight

I was in my local Avon store skimming through the last campaign of the year and my eye caught a few nail polishes that were swatched on several blogs. Plus, they were 3 for $ HOW could I pass that up???????

Golden twilight was a part of my order. LOL I have always loved frosted nail polishes and it is soooooo my mother's fault. My mother loves red fingernail polish, but it just isn't perfect for her unless it has a frost to it. I think I mentioned this before...but she is even in love with China Glaze's Ruby Pumps. She LOVES it.

Antywho...last night as I was watching the Jets kick Cincy bootay....I did a quick color change. I love the color. It has like a nice cream thing going on with gold, green and red glitter. Yummo. I will say, I am not a fan of these new brushes. I guess I'm just old school. Give me a round nail polish brush. LOL

The only thing I am sad about is the fact that I couldn't find my chip skip. *le sigh* I had to hide a butt load of polish hauls because my mom was coming over last week and now I can't figure out where I put it. LOLOLOL Oh well. You can see the chip on my index finger...but I will definitely be using this again when I need a dark color fix.

Orange you happy on a Monday?

Happy Monday! I can't believe that the New Year is totally under way. I just love it. So many things are happening at break neck speed for me and I am just...Happy! Whew.

So, Last Friday I was extremely excited because I felt it was a good time to bust out some orange nail polish. I am in love with orange nail polish, as much as I am in love with pink, green, purple, wine and glitter nail polish. LOL Ummm that is most of the color spectrum. LOL I pulled out Sephora by Opi's Note to Self...that I have had since about....October or something. *whew* I love the way it looks. I did my normal 3 coats, but it is still rather sheer, but very frosty. I decided to top it off with China Glaze's Mango Madness.

The combination (as you can see in the pics) was a brilliant idea....yet the index finger on my right hand didn't seem to like it. Seriously. It was a STRAIGHT HORROR. I tried my normal Seche Vite as top nail didn't like that. I used Zoya's top coat and that was a bigger mess. I ended up just giving up. I did 3 coats of Mango Madness and the only person who was probably bothered was me. LOL This will definitely make me invest in a new top coat to try again.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year Day!

I hope that you all had a great New Year's Eve and are having a wonderful New Year's Day. My hot pink nails last night were a splash. I loved them.

This morning, I decided I wanted a color change for the New Year day. I wore Orly's Enchanted Forest. I bought this at Sally's a couple of weeks ago during a holiday haul. *sigh* It came in one of those gift box thingies with Prism Top Coat. I thought about using it for one of my Messiah performances...but blah. LOL I chose to use Orly's Tiara that I got in another 2 gift box set.

Well, let me explain why I chose this color today...Lacquer Laine did a post yesterday of her favorite 2009 polishes. (it is FULL of swatches...and go enjoy.) Enchanted Forest was on the list and actually sitting next to me on my little I used it.

I have on 3 coats of the polish. I didn't need 3 coats, but I am starting to feel like it isn't right unless I have 3 coats. LOL The color for me was opaque at 2 coats and very easy to apply. I like it because it is just creeeeeeeamy. Here's another one in daylight with one of my favorite gaudy rings.

Alllllllso....I ran by CVS a couple of times this week and they had a buy one get on 50% off on Sally Hansen Nail polish. So, I started picking up the new Complete Salon Manicure. I was not expecting most of the polishes to be gone once I hit the store. Oyi Vey!! There are a few that I have seen swatched on other sites that I am desperately looking for. Since I am obsessive, I will be on the hunt....determined! *waving a fist*

I picked up Pedal to the Metal (a frosty lavender shimmer), Nude Now (frosty beige), I Pink I Can (a light pink), Calypso Blue (a frosty blue with a turquoise undertone), Choco-Latte(a creme beige) and Black Platinum (a frosty black...almost charcoal/grey). I also picked up a couple of Insta-Dry....Snappy Sorbet (a peachy kinda coral frost) and Sonic Bloom (a creamy not fuchsia, but fuchsia pink.) I am looking to swatching these soon!

Happy Friday!