Friday, March 26, 2010

I feel like I haven't been here in forever...

It has been a little over a week and so much has happened. Ayi, Ayi, Ayi!!! LOL

In a week's time, I have had an a job for a production at the end of May, twisted my knee aggravated a tendon and been to the ER, threw a baby shower for a friend who is having her first, and I celebrated my birthday! I almost feel like singing, "What a movie?" LOL It feels insane, but life of an artist can be a little off. LOL

Antywho, I haven't had the opportunity to take pictures of my manicures...bad me, but I have been in FULL spring mode! What do you expect from a spring baby??

All in is the Weekly Poll...

1. How has your week been so far? Crazy as I have listed above, but I am grateful that I can discuss how my week has been.

2. If you had to only wear one brand of nail polish for the rest of your life, which brand would it be and why? I would have said prior OPI, but since I have been blogging and reading blogs, it would have to be China Glaze. The colors are totally delicious and they last longer than OPI and my other favorite Essie.

3. What are you wearing on your nails? Right now, naked. I was even naked for my birthday. My girlfriends were so stunned. LOL It was my intent to wear CG Awaken...but there was so much too do and so little time.

4. What is your favorite flower? I love peonies and stargazers. I'm so addicted to is SAD.

5. Do you have any tattoos? No, only because I am too afraid to get one. I have wanted one for a very long time and I thought that this year was the year for my bday...yet again...I'm AFRAAAAAAAAID. LOLOL

6. If you had a chance to go to the moon for free, would you? No thanks. I love the stars and the moon...oh the moon, but the planetarium is enough for me.

7. What decade is your favorite in terms of fashion and the way people/objects looked? I would have to say it is the 50's. The pictures of my grandmother and her sisters, plus my mom and her They were such SUPER girls at that time. The dresses, the hats, the shoes, the hair, the makeup...and red lipstick. I think the women were so beautiful then. Plus, it wasn't a bad thing to be voluptuous. Women looked like women.

8. What word do you loathe? Nasty. LOL Seriously. I don't like the way it sounds when it rolls off of New Yorker's tongues. LOL And I am a native New Yorker. It sounds past disgusting. LOL

9. When is the last time you got a manicure in a shop? I used to go weekly with my mom and then I lost my job almost 2 years ago. Then I went back to a habit that I had in college...polishing my nails every day. Then I found nail polish blogs. It has been down hill ever since. LOL other gripe is that my manicures didn't last long when I went to the shop. So, you pay $10 and tip and then 1 day later I had a chipped nail. Ack.

10. If you could only use 5 beauty products the rest of your life, what would they be? Wooooah. Okay plant based soap for my face, witch hazel, nail polish and extras, mascara and lip gloss. Woosaahh...that's hard. LOL

Happy Palm Sunday weekend for those who celebrate!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Weekly Poll and Randomosity

Happy Wednesday...or what is left of Wednesday and St. Patti's Day!

Today, I didn't partake of the drinking or the parade...but the mom and I went shopping. It was actually her trip to find some flats...but I scored some red patent leather Birkenstocks for $30 at Nordstroms and a new super soft terry robe at Sears on sale for $14. (Don't knock Sears...the robe is fabu...cute, and super girly.)

Also, I came home to an email from Nubar...and I finally bought my first Nubar's this evening. Wootie...Yea...I'm so excited!! It isn't midnight go check it out. Here are the details: nUBAR offers our retail customers 20% off retail orders of $30 or more with code STPAT2030 through midnight EDT on March 17th, with free shipping on orders of $75 or more after the discount is applied.

Now I'm sitting here watching Ugly Betty and grateful to my grumpy cat who is sitting on my feet keeping them warm. Oh...I love HER. LOL Nothing like an old grumpy cat who still mews when you call their name and makes you feel so loved.

Besides that...I'm looking at 2 bags of never used polish...and trying to decide what color I want to wear tomorrow. Ayi!!! LOL

On to the Weekly Poll.....

1. How has your week been so far? Okay...tad busy...tad crazy. Last weekend during the rain, my bathroom got I have been making sure I have gotten all the plaster and doo cleaned up. Other than, music and more music to be learned.

2. Do you have seasonal allergies? More like year round allergies. I seem to be allergic to all the trees indigenous to the state of New York, dust, flowers, and my beloved cat. Ayi! Oh well...thank God for Zyterc...and my air purifier in the house...and I press ON!!

3. What’s on your nails for St. Patrick’s Day? OPI's Jade is the new black.. It should have been called Jade is the new Sexy.

4. Have you seen the new line of Tokidoki and Tarina Tarantino makeup at Sephora? Yes and I am having one of those eye covered and screaming la, la, la moments!!! LOL I have been on a serious makeup diet for almost a year and I have only caved in to nail polish. My diet may be over...I renewed my MAC PPID card today and my bday is next week. Anything is possible. *sigh*

5. What blow dryer do you use? I don't. I am an African American woman with natural hair and I try not to use any heat on my hair.

6. Are you a fan of corned beef & cabbage? Actually yes, but none for me this year. I gave up red meat for lent.

7. What’s for lunch? I think I had a gatorade. LOL I was shopping...what do you expect????

8. Do you have a favorite hand lotion? My ultimate favorite is Dove Hand Lotion that is sold in Europe. I am not a real fan of American lotion. When I'm out of my European stash, I use California Mango Mend and a squirt of California Mango Hand and Body Lotion.

9. Are you related to anyone famous? LOL I don't think he's famous...maybe he would be considered to the alumni of his alma mater. My cousin wrote the school song and fight song for Morehouse College. J.O.B. Mosley class of '29.

10. What’s your favorite kitchen gadget? So, I'm a foodie who doesn't really have time to be a foodie. HA!! I have 3 favorite citrus press, my Microplane food graters, my kitchen aid shears. The graters are leading the pack. Nothing like shredded garlic in some sauteed veggies. I am so grateful for Rachel Ray's trick.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Women's Day Purple...

So this weekend has been overwhelming.... Women's Day in the Baptist Church is crazy. It is an all day affair and it makes me EEEEXHAUSTED. LOL

Today was no different. Our colors were purple and all week I've been playing with purples...but now I can't find the pictures on my computer. LOL

Above is today's manicure...I used Orly's Charged Up on every nail, but one coat under the nails with China Glaze Cleopatra. Talk about a love, love situation. I'm even wearing it tomorrow...well later tonight, to my friend's play reading at the Papp Public Theater.

Oh, oh...I forgot to say, I have been using Nail Magic as a base coat and as a top coat over my Seche. It has really been making my nails hard and I am very please with the way my nails are growing.

Okay...nighty, nite!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I just have to say this...I have entirely too many different bottles of purple polish. LOL I found this out because my church's women's day is this coming Sunday and there are a couple of events that we are having prior to Sunday. I thought I would be schnazzy and wear purple for the rest of the week for the events. I started digging and I think I have found 20 different purples. Outrageous....STRAIGHT outrageous. LOL

So now that I have vented that, I am going to bed...I'll take pictures tomorrow. LOL

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rolled Up in One

I haven't been here in a minute, but my nail polishing hasn't stopped. Here are a few colors I've worn lately.

I got this on my first trip EVER to Ulta and I am sorry that I ever found Ulta. LOL That place...straight debbil. This is After Party and on my ring finger is Tinsel. This manicure was a big hit at a concert I was singing on. I love the red glitter...and it was perfect on that snowy day.

This is China Glaze Grape Juice. I also got this on my first trip to Ulta. I was avoiding getting the Grape Pop (which I got this past weekend)...LOL I I love the pink glitter in the purple base. Straight sexay.

Hmmm...Essie's Sexy Divide...woah! I can't even say how much I love this color. The purple is so rich and just..yummy. LOL

This is today's manicure. I did a Seche run for my mom yesterday at Sally's and there were BINS of Finger Paint nail polish for $3.49. Hooo.haa. I don't normally like pinkish frosty polish, but I was drawn to the gold glitter at the bottom of the bottle. LOL Last night, I polished 4 fingers on my left hand and I squealed loudly with the chagrin of my cat. LOL It is beautiful, pinky, glittery and frosty. Oh and the name...Magenta Mood.