I Won Another Contest + NOTD + Fishing Trip

This was going to be my post from Monday, May 15. But since we all know my comp died, it’s now today’s post. I had to repaint my nails with this awesome polish (I wasn’t hurt about that!).

I got my package in from More Nail Polish. I won her First Blogiversary holographic polish giveaway. Do any of you know how excited I was to win this?? I was even more excited when the package finally arrived from Australia. These are Artform polishes & they don’t ship outside of AUS. Apparently, they’re a private label distributor. So if you’re in Australia, I suggest run (don’t walk) and get these polishes. Dying of jealousy you lovely Aussies!

This is the red holo that I wore my fishing trip with the hubs. Why paint my nails for a fishing trip? Because I could. And I knew the sun would be out and shining like mad. Also, holo polish would be a nice distraction while waiting for those Kings or Redfish to bite.

Another gratuitous pic… because there’s never enough holo in the world:

Isn’t that freaking awesome??!

When we got to the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores, the sun was on it’s way down. I took this picture when we got there:

This is a pic I managed to sneak of the hubs setting up our spot (yes, he’s tall. 6′ 6″):

We stayed all night. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I was freezing my ass off. And writing fishing haiku in order to pass the time. I really should have taken a pic of us after dark–there are special “No-Turtle” lights that glow orange and they make everyone and everything show up in black and white. We all looked like zombie fishermen. Ever seen a holo polish in black and white? It’s weird.

But alas, soon the freezing was to be over! The sky began to lighten with the prettiest shades of pink and yellow:

And right about the time we were getting ready to leave, the hubs catches this:

Sharp Nose Shark

We couldn’t keep it though… they frown on that at Gulf State Park Pier.

All in all, I hurt in places that I haven’t hurt in years. I’m getting too old for all night fishing trips.

Blast from the Past: China Glaze Midnight Mission

Happy Memorial Day for those of you who celebrate it.

I realize that I haven’t posted in a week, and I’m terribly sorry about that. On the bright side, we found a computer that has a memory card reader built in. Also, I found out that I can order a camera USB cable from Kodak. Hopefully I will have that new computer this week and be able to stall on spending $25 for that camera cable.

On to the polish:

This is China Glaze Midnight Mission from the Fall 2010 Vintage Vixen collection. This polish is one of my favorite blues–ever. And it’s made doubly sweet because the hubs bought it for me for my birthday last year while he was out of town. That man is a keeper–he walked into a strange Sally Beauty Supply all by himself and picked it out of the lineup.

Blast from the Past: Zoya Flowie

I invite you to journey back with me to my first Zoya polish ever.

Pretty sure I bought this in early 2000’s.  😉


Yes, it’s a terrible picture. You know those times when you think you have sense in your head? This was one of them.

Anyhow, I have about half a bottle left. It’s gloopy and it laughs in the face of polish thinner. I keep it for sentimental reasons.

I best describe it as a pinkish brown (tan?) color. Zoya describes it as a “light brown creme with peach overtones.” Either way…

More Nail Art…

This is another mani I tried using goodies that I won in LaynieFingers‘ Kiss/Broadway Nails giveaway.

As soon as I saw these Nail Art Pens, I had an idea pop into my head. Alternating flowers.

Let me say that the black one was like using a Sharpie. The white one, not so much. The white paint is kind of thin, and I had to go over the design about three times.

I painted the whole nail China Glaze’s White On White. Then I blocked off the right side with tape and painted the left in ChG Liquid Leather. I then drew the black design, then the white design.

The more I look at this picture, the more I realize that they look less like flowers and more like a planet with a nebula around it. LoL.

Ah well, not bad for my first time using this kind of nail art pen.

Blast from the Past: China Glaze Cowardly Lyin’

For some reason, I have a hard time getting some of the Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection to become opaque (except for Ruby Pumps and Ten Man). I don’t seem to be seeing this happen with other peoples’ swatches.  :\

Anyhow, I know this is at least 4 coats, maybe 5. I wished they all looked like my pinky did in this shot:


Maybe I should have angled all my fingers to look opaque.

Oh yes… and the lovely lobster fingers have reared their ugly heads again.  😉