Wet ‘n Wild Buffy The Violet Slayer

Just a quick nail I did a couple of days ago. I received this polish as a gift from a friend.


I had been wanting this polish for a little bit.

I don’t know if it was the formula or the brush (or a combination of both), but it was a chore getting this on my nails.



Have a good rest of your weekends. πŸ™‚

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia + PVA Glue Wear Test

So I wanted to see how PVA glue held up to my normal wear and tear of everyday life.

“Before” shot

Once again, I picked a glitter that I had been lusting after for a while, but never got around to wearing.

It’s been four long days since these pics were taken. I decided that three is really my limit for when I get bored of a color and four is pushing the bounds of my sanity.

“After” shot

These nails made it through a few showers, some dish washing, innumerable hand washings and all the other stuff you typically go through in your day-to-day lives.

So, this is what they look like. Just normal tip wear for me.

And they still peeled right off with a little coaxing from my rubber-ended cuticle pusher.

Revolutionary. To me, at least. πŸ™‚


P.S. I am heading to Miami tomorrow. My mother has been sick for a few months, and they’re transferring her to a facility there so she can get better care. Light a candle for us, if you’re so inclined. Thank you.


Blast from the Past: China Glaze Joy

I was digging through my stash drawers looking for something reflective of my mood and that I hadn’t shown before.Β I found China Glaze Joy.

Joy was released as part of the Spring 2009 Romantique collection. So I’ve been hanging onto it for a bit, apparently.

I’m really digging the muted tone and semi-reflective shine. I think it fits well with my autumnal-into-chrimmas state of mind.

Application was a bit tricky–it can drag if you do too many strokes. This is two coats and a top coat. I let each one dry pretty well before starting the next to avoid bald spots.

Gratuitous “Ooh Shiny!” pic

Can’t stop staring at my nails. πŸ™‚

NOTD: China Glaze Gothic Lolita

Good morning!

How’s it? Seems to be going really well for me at the moment. I hope it continues. πŸ™‚

The hubs started his new job yesterday (can you say relieved?), and I decided to paint my nails with this gorgeous purple.

Gothic Lolita was released for Spring this year as part of the Electropop collection. I figured that, since it’s still Spring, I’d get a wear or two out of it.

See all the pretty pink shimmer?

Gratuitous, slightly blurry shot.


NOTD: China Glaze Reggae To Riches

Also known as “Holy hell, she’s finally posted.”

I know, I know. I’m sorry.

I’ve been bummed since Mardi Gras. My camera got jacked. I’ve been in a really bad funk. I’ve not been very social, even though I lurk on Twitter & FB quite a bit.

I had to chop my nails down due to uncontrollable splitting, which made my funk even worse.

And the hubs had to be rushed to the E.R. a little over a week ago due to Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). We didn’t even know he had diabetes.

On the bright side, we’ve both starting eating quite a bit healthier. And I couldn’t be happier about it. I think I’ve always been a closet hippie. And I’m enjoying every whole grain. Mwahaha! We went to a health food supermarket co-op in Pensacola this past week (let me tell ya… I really liked it there. Mobile doesn’t have anything like it. We don’t even have a Whole Foods market), and I was in heaven.

I’m going to make him eat quinoa. πŸ˜€

Anyhow, I finally got around to painting my nails. Enjoy. πŸ™‚

I don’t know why it took me so long to get my fingers on this polish… it’s freaking pretty. Purple with a blue shimmer. Applied like buttah. ❀