Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween NOTD- China Glaze Ick-A-Body

First, thank you all for your kind words Monday!  It meant a lot. 

This is my Halloween mani.  I know it is a bit early, but we are moving this weekend, so I wanted to have one less thing to worry about!  I love this polish!  It was a bit streaky in the beginning, bu it all evened out.  Here is 3 coats with SV (which it seemed to eat, it was lumpy the next day.)

I may actually wear this around Thanksgiving too, but matte so it is more fall-like...  I got a bit of tipwear after a few days, so I decided to turn it into a funky french.  I used WnW Black Creme and WnW Sunny Side Up.

Now that my nails are dressed for Halloween, I just need to figure out what I am going to be!!  We take the kids Trick or Treating in my in-law's neighborhood, mainly because Mr. Ski grew up there and he is related to half the damn street.  This is Ski Jr.'s last year, so I think he may be a tad upset....  he may be able to pull it off for a few more in that neighborhood though!

Hope everyone has a safe Halloween!

Until Later,

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hold me closer, tiny dancer

When I was a baby, my daddy would sing this song to me.  Every time I hear it, I think of him.  I always seem to hear it when I need to- whether I am sad, happy, or just need to know he is with me.   Today is one of those days, it is his birthday.

Happy Birthday, Daddy.  I miss you.

Until Later,

Friday, October 22, 2010

NOTD- OPI Jade is the New Black

I forgot to take pictures of the polish I wore last weekend when I went out with Mr. Ski... I wore ChG Mummy May I, and I love it, so I will definitely be wearing it again soon and I will take pictures!

This is OPI Jade is the New Black. I know I am way behind with this one!! I loved this color on me, for some reason, the green looked great against my very pale skin!! Sorry for the picture quality though, I need a better camera that actually likes greens!

Sorry, this was under the "natural light" light bulb in my living room.  It is pretty close to the color I think.  Like I said, I need a better camera!!

Until Later,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NOTD- Color Club Revvvolution

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world

Now that I have given you your earworm for the day, I must tell you that I love the Beatles.  I grew up listening to them, and I love pretty much every song!  Two of my favorite movies are Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Across the Universe.  I even have a print of John Lennon's Imagine artwork in my living room. (directly across from the U2 Joshua Tree album cover print, LOL!  My living room is one giant pop culture reference, we also have a large Disney pic and a bunch of James Dean!)  I think I would have bought this polish even if it was not a holo, just for the name. (that is part of the reason I want Lippman's Across the Universe- I am a dork)

Enough babbling, here is Revvvolution!

(please excuse the random stray cat hair, LOL!)

It is not as holo as my OPI MPJ, but I love it, and true to Color Club form, the formula is excellent!  I will probably use this more and save my MPJ for special occasions, or maybe even try layering it. 

To further jam the earworm into your head, here is "Revolution" from the movie Across the Universe.  (I love Jim Sturgess in this, can I have him??)

Until Later,

PS, I realize I should have done this for John Lennon's birthday, but I got distracted!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

NOTD- China Glaz Zombie Zest

I asked on twitter the other day what I should do for my next mani, and jbrobs suggested I do ChG Zombie Zest over OPI Who the Shrek are You.  Here you go, twin!!

I think that putting over a green kind of adds to the color...  It was a tad streaky, but that could have been user error, LOL!  My camera had a hard time picking up this polish, it looked much better in real life.  We kept calling it "glitter snot" the whole time I wore it!!

Today is Mr. Ski's 40th birthday, and we are going to try and go out for a bit.  I need to figure out what polish I am going to wear, and maybe I will show you!! 

Until Later,


This first tag is from my long- lost twin, jbrobs. (with the exception of the football team she roots for, we are way too much alike!  I think we love the same hockey team though!) This is the Sunshine Award.

Here are the rules:
1. Save the image above and post it on your blog.
2. Share the love with 12 fellow bloggers.
3. Link the nominees
4. Let the nominees know they have been given the award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link the person(s) who gave you the award.

This next award is from the fabulous Scandalous.  This is the Versatile Blogger award.

For this I have to tell you 7 things about me and nominate 12 other blogs.  Here we go:

1. Amber is not my first name.  It is my middle name, my mother decided I should have a conventional name in case I decided I didn't want to be called Amber when I am 80.  I hate my first name!

2. I scrapbook.  I have tons of scrapbooking materials in my garage, and I kind of suck at it, LOL

3. I didn't learn to swim until I was 13, which is nuts considering I live near the ocean!

4. I am terrified of snakes.

5.I have dyed my hair many colors because I hated having red hair.  Now that I am older and love it, my hair is turning brown.

6. I love true crime books and tv shows.  I got so excited when I discovered that "The New Detectives" was filmed near here and my childhood home was on an episode that was supposed to be set in Canada.

7. my first job was in a bookstore.  If I ever win the lottery, I want to open a used bookstore where people can come and curl up on couches and read all day with big cups of coffee!

For both of these tags, I am just going to let you tag yourself- I have no idea who hasn't done this yet.  If you decide to do them, let me know so I can read!!

Until Later,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

NOTD- OPI DS Extravagance

This is what I wore all last weekend.  I could not stop staring at my hands!!  OPI DS Extravagance is a gorgeous magenta-ish holo.  The formula was awesome, and it is soo sparkley!!  Even Mr. Ski commented on it, we all know how rare that is!


This is 3 coats plus SV...  I alway seem to do 3 coats, just to be safe, LOL!!!   This is my 2nd OPI DS polish, and I want more....     

Until Later,


Friday, October 8, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2010:

•About 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.

•About 54,010 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).

•About 39,840 women will die from breast cancer
1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their life.  Early detection is key to treating it successfully.  That is why it is important to get screenings and mammograms regularly.  Know your body, do self exams (or have your significant other do them- who else knows your body as well as you do?) Breast cancer does not always present as lumps, be aware of any changes in your breasts.  Please pay attention to your body!
In honor of BCA, here are some pink polishes I have.  Please excuse some of the pictures, they date back to the beginning!

China Glaze Fuchsia
Claire's Calm/Wild
WnW True Love
China Glaze Something Sweet
Zoya Katy
Until Later,

Sunday, October 3, 2010

NOTD- OPI DS Original and guest nails

A few weeks ago I won another giveaway on the awsome L.'s blog, Bright Lights, Big Color.  I will try and get pictures of the goodies for you!  I decided to try OPI DS Original first, since I love holos. Unfortunately, I was only able to get one picture in the sun, because it has started to rain again....

Sorry it is not the best, but it shows some of the gorgeous holo-ness!!  I will try and get better pictures soon.  I love this polish, but it is sheer.  I may try it over black or purple, I heard it was pretty that way!

TO make up for the crappy NOTD picture, I have some guest nails for you.  She will not be commenting on them herself, because her typing is bad and her spelling is not the best...  (that's because she is 4, you guys!!)  Today's guest nails are none other than The Princess!!  She loves having her nails done, and she is very particular about making sure her toes match, LOL.  Usually, she chooses pink or purple, but this time she opted for OPI Ogre the Top Blue:

Ha, she even has the pose down!!  Cute, right?  Her is her " I am adorable" pose:

That's all for now, have a great night!!

Until Later,