Sunday, September 29, 2013

Spotlight Saturday for 9/28/2013

OK, so I had this post done, you know on SATURDAY, when I was supposed to post it.  Turns out I saved and closed it instead of publishing.  Woops!!

Spotlight Saturday, and I've got a drugstore polish this week.  This is not my usual kind of color pairing, but I just can't stop staring at my nails. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge #8: Cold

Better late than never, I guess!  Whew, this post should have been up last week...oh well.  Today's post of the Mish Mash challenge is Cold.  I live near Chicago so cold is not a difficult concept for me, but when I think of cold, my mind goes to Russia - Siberia, to be exact.  I'll show you my inspiration after the jump.

Monday, September 23, 2013

T.I.O.T. (Try It On Tuesday) - 9/24/2013

Happy Tuesday!  Today is another Try It On Tuesday, with Gini @ SassyPaints.  I have a drugstore polish today, and it is GORGEOUS!! It amazes me to find polishes like this for less than $2!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

*My FIRST* Spotlight Saturday for 9/21/2013

I'm doing something new.  I posted on Facebook that I came up with a plan, and this is part of it.  I have a...few (**clears throat**)...polishes that I have not worn yet, and they are sitting neglected and shuttered in a drawer right now.  It is not a very nice way to treat these pretties, so I decided that on Saturday, I am going to pull out some of them, and show them off.  My version of a personal "untrieds"  challenge.  Only glitters will be showcased here (along with an appropriate undie, of course).

**Just a disclaimer - if someone else out there is doing a 'Spotlight Saturday' (which with the number of blogs out there, the chances are good) I am in no way claiming the uniqueness of the idea.  I'm sure they will be different to not cause any issues.**

So for my very FIRST Spotlight Saturday, I give you (drumroll.....):

Thursday, September 19, 2013

An interruption to regularly scheduled programming....

Hi all.  Taking a mini break here, but I'll be back in a few days. 

Having some kitty health issues again, but hopefully they won't be nearly as bad as the last time.  She went to the vet last week, because she was walking funny.  She's showing initial signs of neuropathy, which is most likely caused from elevated blood sugar levels (but there is a pretty good percentage that it will go away once blood sugar stabilized again - **crossing my fingers**). 

After speaking with a vet tonight at the animal hospital, her sickness could just be complications from increasing her insulin dosage recently.  Have to go to my vet in the morning to possibly get some more anti-diarrhea & anti-nausea medication, and also have them do a full spectrum urine analysis to check for infections.  She's not eating - well, she TRIED to eat, but threw it all back up about 3 hours later - and is now not eating again.  Only been 1 day of that, so hopefully anti-nausea will fix that right up.  Her vitals look OK, but slightly elevated white blood cell count is a little concerning. 

Too much information for you?  Yea, sorry about that, but this kitty is just too wrapped up in my life that I'm not ready to let her go she is again, looking MUCH perkier than she did last time she was in this hospital.  Three hours later, and she could not wait to get out of that carrier.  I kept seeing her paws come out of the bars on the front gate, trying to get my attention.

See you soon!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

NOTD: Saturday 9/14/2013

Quick post.  Put this mani on Friday night, very late.  I had a really busy day on Saturday, and did not have a chance to do a good clean-up...well, let's be honest.  I didn't do ANY clean-up.  Don't judge.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge #7: Least Expensive Polishes

Hi all!  Another Mish Mash, and this week it's our least expensive polishes.  This is going to be quick - I pinched my sciatic nerve, and if you've done that, nuff said.  If you haven't, it can range from dull to excruciating pain, to no pain at all.  Clean up job isn't the greatest, and neither are my lines, but I feel better with something on my fingers right now.  Small victories...

These particular polishes were on clearance at Ulta for $0.99 each about 3 months ago, and with my birthday coupon they sent me for $10.00 off any purchase, they ended up being free.  Can't get less expensive than that!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

NOTD: Sunday 9/8/2013

So, after that not-so-fun day of swatching and reviewing, I had to put on something that I could wear for a couple of days.  Not that those Orly's weren't gorgeous, but I wanted something a little more summery.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

My first review! - Part 2, Orly Secret Society collection

Yes, you read the title correctly - this is Part 2 of a review post.  And again, these products were purchased by me, so nothing to disclose. 

Here is the complete Secret Society collection:

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My first review! - Part 1, Orly Secret Society collection

Yes, you read the title correctly - this is Part 1 of a review post.  As my blog header states, these products were purchased by me, so nothing to disclose.  Damn legal issues....anyway, I don't plan on making a habit of this, so I may as well do this one right.

This came about because a friend and fellow blogger - Dionne @ Glittery Fingers and Sparkling Toes - had posted reviews of some polishes from the Orly Surreal collection.  She wasn't able to buy the Secret Society collection yet, but when I told her I had them, she threatened me with bodily harm  asked me nicely to swatch them.  So here is the collection: 

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

NOTD: Thursday 9/5/2013

I recently got a Mystery Bag from Daring Digits, and I am just in LOVE with every polish in the mix.  I was a little bit leery about doing one of these, mostly because you never know what you are going to get, but I was absolutely not disappointed.  With so many to choose from, it was tough, but this one just caught my eye and I had to wear it. 

Mish Mash Challenge #6: Hot

I can't believe we are up to week 6 already!  This week is "Hot" - I was going to go with the literal on this challenge, and I had done a red-orange-yellow manicure with some glitter, but it just wasn't clicking...and when a friend of mine got a quick glance at my nails and thought I did a Halloween theme with candy corn, well...yeah, they had to come off. 

So, what to do, what to do...I decided to not do the literal, and chose to treat "Hot" as "Sexy".  Once I made that choice, a song popped into my head - "Computer Blue".  And then  "Darling Nikki", "When Doves Cry"... Hopefully you figured out who inspired my Hot-Sexy mani this week, but if not, I won't hold it against you.  FYI - purple is NOT color correct.  I took too many photos, and it just would not photograph; it is a red-purple in real life.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

T.I.O.T. (Try It On Tuesday) - 9/3/2013

Another week, and another Try It On Tuesday, sponsored by Gini @ SassyPaints. I've been in a red-orange-bronze kind of mood, and this polish just jumped out at me when I first looked at what to wear.  "You Are The Brute Squad" from LynBDesigns.  Metallic copper and holo glitter....sigh.....