Tuesday, November 29, 2011

~ Princess Aspen ~

Sorry if you were expecting a nail polish-related post, but I need a little blog therapy for a loss in our beautiful fuzzy family. Our sweet Holland Lop bunny, Aspen, passed away the day after Thanksgiving =*( and it has broken our hearts. It's always so hard to lose a pet because they represent all that is good in this world, innocent, unconditionally loving and a comfort to their people. It's especially hard because my husband and I have had bunnies ever since we lived together (even snuck them into non-pet apartments). We had the horrible experience of losing three of those bunnies in a four-year period, except for our trooper girl Aspen.


She would have been eight in February, our Valentine's baby. I am comforted by the fact that she lived a long, very happy life and even had her own room. Endless treats, toys and a big brother lab who adored her and let her climb all over him. No matter how long she lived, it's never long enough. It's so sad to look at an empty room and cage and you always think of how much more time you could have had, or how much more attention you could have paid.


The only thing that makes it better is time and knowing that she was in her favorite spot in the world. But we do have the memories and photos that make us smile any time we want to think of those happy times. R.I.P. my little snowball, we love you ~



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Haultastic

Hiya! Any great Thanksgiving plans? I'll probably just eat too much, watch some football with the hubby and try to feel better. I've been icky sickly and just want to recover a bit with the long weekend. Thought I'd let you ogle my recent pretty ladies ~
OPI Gone Gonzo, Gettin' Miss Piggy With It, Divine Swine, Zoya Rina, Kissy

Dare polish pack, Who's That Girl?, Dancing Diva, Big Night, Eyes on Me
Kleancolor Chunky Holo Fuchsia, Chunky Holo Black, Bridal Shower, Color Club Backstage Pass, It's a Hit, Fame & Fortune and Sally's special Sugar Plum Yum scented holiday polish 
Icing, Mint Frosting, Evergreen,Orly Rock Solid, Emberstone, Androgynie, Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Save the Date and Peach Pave
Orly Sweet Peacock, Lucky Duck and aghghghgh Fowl Play
China Glaze Blue Year's Eve and Snowglobe
Orly Shining Star and Twilight


Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Double Dose Giveaway Winners!


Yes, I know this took eons to announce, I beg all of your forgiveness! Congratulations to ~

Claire of Shatter Me Claire for winning the Grand Prize!

AND...

Mallory of The Katz Pajamas for winning the Second Prize!

I've emailed both ladies and hope to hear back within 48 hours. Thanks to those who entered and I'm building some stuff for a New Year Giveaway!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Facets of Fabulous

I wanted Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance so horribly when it came out but held off. So awesome to see Revlon's Facets of Fuchsia at such an affordable price. It is freakin fabulous, it's one of my favorites. This is two coats (only one on my pinkie oops). I thought a water marble accent would compliment this nicely and it seemed China Glaze Señorita Bonita was a good match to the purple hex glitters in Facets,it 'twas!
I used Señorita Bonita and Orly Goth marble. Check out that eye-catching pink fleck in the direct sunlight shot. I had this on for a week and didn't want to get ride of it :(. Have you tried this beaut?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Anniversary Bronco Mani

I'm a little behind on posting past manis since I wanted to do all Halloween for October. My honey and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary with a Denver Broncos game. We spent an entire afternoon tailgating and cheering - we had great seats! It was against the Bengals, a great game and the only one we won before Miami. Couldn't go to the game without sporting the orange and blue. I've had these cute Bronco helmet water decals since last year (purchased on e-bay).
Not sure if any of you have purchased these self-made decals from sellers, but they are pretty low quality. I used them the night before the game and had to take them off when we got home since only half the helmets were still on my nails. They are fine for a one-day event, but forget any extended wear. I used two coats of China Glaze White Cap as the base and Sally Hansen Chevron tip guides alternating between Zoya Gabrielle and Orly Royal Navy for the tips (two coats each). Very sparkly in the sun ~ Have you tried printing your own decals?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Late to the Halloween Party

I stuck with my theme of doing all Halloween-themed manis in October with the exception of a tropical mani for my vacation (post coming soon). It seems everyone rolled out the "web" for Halloween this year and went with Sally Hansen's Salon Effects in Spun For You. When this edition was released I had to go to three Walgreens but I finally picked this pretty up. They were relatively easy to apply once I figured out the right size.
There's been some wear where I overlapped my cuticles, but after a week I'm impressed. For the accent nail I used an unnamed Halloween Walgreens polish. It was an orange jelly with a bit of holo glitter. I used three coats then stamped the spider image on my accent nail with m28 and the special black polish. Even my boys got in on the fun ~