In my last post, I mentioned how lucky I am to have the entire week off - when I get back to work and the water cooler chatter begins, it's difficult to recall all the things I enjoyed with that much time off so I decided to chronicle it!
Friday - Christmas movies w/the hubs and pups
Saturday - Facial and spa treatment, shopping, celebrate Grandma's b-day with a fat pizza dinner
Sunday - Denver BRONCOS game, we won, there was sun, it was awesome ~
Monday - Grabbed a Downtown lunch, finished shopping, went to the family's for Christmas Eve
Tuesday - Woke up, baked cinnamon rolls , watched the pups annihilate presents, did our little family celebration, went to my Parents ate more :) came home watched Christmas movies, made our own feast and ate more (sensing a theme?)
Wednesday - Slept in, jammie and laundry day-then we went to my SIL's house for our little holiday that didn't happen on Tuesday
Thursday - Lots of random errands, insurance claim, credit card etc. then we watched The Dark Knight Rises since we skipped the theaters after the theater tragedy here in CO
Viva la Nails most recent blogger pack. They are super cute and even on the large side fit on my nails. I then sparkle-fied it with one coat of CND gold holo TC Gold Sparkling. Yes I'm a doof and put the pointer decal on upside down not once, but twice =(.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Merry Christmas! If you celebrate that is, otherwise happy holidays or regular days! I freakin' love Christmas time - just the feel, the food, parties, decorations (on and on). We had a lovely, but busy, couple of days. I'm so fortunate to have a kick ass job and boss. Not only did we get a paid week off for the holiday and bonuses but I got a promotion weeeeee!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
As I'm sure all of you are aware, if something isn't in style - wait longer. All things make their way back around. It may not be in our lifetime but it will happen. Last year this time, fair isle and Nordic print were all the rage and they've only gotten more popular. My original fair isle mani got a little love so I thought I would try one again with an array of colors.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Happy almost Friday! I've had a lot of vacation Mondays to use up before the end of the year and now this full week has felt especially long. I'm riding the Christmas parade float and am not seeing any exit signs soon. I thought I would do something gaudy and ended up with a 3D Tree mani.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Oh glitter manicure - how I love thee! This is one of my proud creations of late. I did not own any striping tape, but after seeing Mommy Does Her Nails Crosshatch mani I promptly made an order off eBay. Once my affordable 10-pack arrived I went to work.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Seeing all these colorful and creative sugar spun manis made me want to give it a spin. I started with two coats of Color Club De-Luxe-Cious, an untried for awhile. Very pretty gray glitter with a tint of blue. I had to thin it down since I'd never used it and it has sat so long. Since I'm the proud owner of some of the China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Collection I "spun" with Surreal Appeal, a vibrant neon pink.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
By now I think we can agree that Pinterest is a wonderful time suck and amazing spot for all kinds of ideas and inspiration. I heart going to my mani board for new ideas, including this one! What a simple, but beautiful new take on the French mani! I traced it back to the creator and it seems to be a gel Japanese mani.
Monday, November 19, 2012
It's already November? The year is almost over? Eeeek! For this reason, I've decided to do a giveaway. For one I haven't done one in forever and two, I thought I'd celebrate the circles we are all running around this time of year and that can certainly feel like a three-ring circus. A great fit for China Glaze's new Cirque du Soleil collection. One winner will be graced with ~
China Glaze It's A Trap-Eze, Whirled Away & Claire's Candy Shop
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Winner must respond within 48 hours or another will be chosen
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
I've finally turned to the darkside, it is November and probably time to start using some seasonal colors. I don't think I've touched China Glaze's Fall 2011 Metro collection at all. This is two coats of Lofty Ambitions, a maroon polish with silver microshimmer. I then added one thick coat of Essie As Gold as it Gets. I wanted some wonderful layers under a stamp and felt this was a good base.
Then I stamped the shattered square image from m73 with China Glaze Hyper Haute from the Tronica Collection. I could see the holo a bit as it was later at night. Very hard to capture the next day and my photos don't really showcase all that's going on but I still consider this a vampy polish mani that = poo.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
While eating cake sounds delicious, donning it on my nails is even more scrumptious! I had been eyeing Lush Lacquer's polishes for quite some time and broke down right after my birthday in June to purchase a few. What better polish to celebrate adding another year to my life than Birthday Cake? While this seems like a Spring must-have, I couldn't ignore her any longer.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Yes I know I am a day late, and usually way more than a dollar short, but wanted to share my Halloween mani and my lil punkins! This is two coats of China Glaze Roguish Red, I thought it was going to be more like Hey Sailor, not really. It is much more burnt orange red. Great coverage in two coats. I wanted to completely cover my accent finger in China Glaze Glitter Goblin - that should be entertaining to remove = /.
Monday, October 29, 2012
First off, I have to thank the fantastic Deuce Beauties for holding one of her many generous and saliva inducing giveaways! Because of her, I have my midget hands on Rainbow Polish Monarch. As soon as I unwrapped this from the mail I knew it was going to be a Halloween/Fall go to, the colors, the shapes oh my!
This is something I easily catch myself staring at just because the great variation in color, size and shape. On my accent fingers I painted one coat of Sinful Snow Me White then sponged with Banana Rum and Zoya Lianne. I then evened it out and added some glitta with CND Silver Sparkling. Wore this for 6 days and finally started picking it off today ~
Thursday, October 25, 2012
While I don't have the talons I used to, I tend to like my nails shorter these days, I wasn't sure if this concept would fit. I was able to make it work. I started with two coats of China Glaze Love Letters for a subtle base. I waited about 10 mins before using Orly's French tip guides and a quick two coats of Orly R.I.P. as it's a black jelly base before quickly peeling them off.
For the final nail in the coffin I stamped the spideys from plate m27 with Sinful Black is Black. I sealed with a TC and another spooktacular mani for October. For the ring finger I did one thick coat of Black is Black with a full coat of R.I.P.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Don't you just love the name of this polish? That alone just makes me like it, but those honkin' hex glitters that boast a beloved holo shine just seals the deal. I knew these would be a biotch to remove so made sure to use some undies. This is one coat of China Glaze Starboard. I then used two thick coats and tried to cover as much as possible with Glittering Goblin.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
I wanted to do a slew of Halloween manis for October! Thankfully my Halloween polishes arrived on my doorstep from Transdesign the other day. This mani is two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, it's such a nice opaque and creamy off white polish with a gray hue. I then stamped the shredded cheetah image from plate ML S301 with Sinful Black on Black.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
I'm ashamed to admit this gorgeous girl has been sitting in my untrieds for almost TWO YEARS! The lovely Cosmetic Cupcake got me this ravishing polish in a swap long, long ago and I finally decided to use the goodness that is Glitter Gal's Not Another Red. This is two coats with a basecoat.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
As my previous post stated, my honey and I just celebrated our third wedding anniversary so I thought I would continue the festivities with a watermarble using my wedding colors. They were watermelon hot pink and Tiffany blue. This is one coat of Zoya Kiki, a sheer hot pink polish with pink glass fleck glitter. I then used China Glaze Aquadelic with Kiki .
Saturday, September 29, 2012
So one of my all-time fave quick getaways is LAS VEGAS! No only was I married there but it's a great vacay my hubby and I try to take as often as possible. Unfortunately the way we do Vegas isn't the most economical - we like to gamble, imbibe, go to shows etc. Thankfully this year we were able to celebrate our wedding anniversary there and had so much fun. We didn't come back thousand-airs but there's always next time.
Best, cheap breakfast in Miracle Mile Shops
Real flower art in the Gardens of Bellagio
The insane chandeliers in the new Cosmopolitan
Miracle Mile Shops