Thursday, April 29, 2010

My almost mannequin hands

This is another polish I got from Nailstah's giveaway.  I love the color in the bottle- it made me want chocolate milk, or coffee with lots of cream!  On my hands, I don't love it so much...

I think if I wasn't so pale, it might work for me...  maybe I will use it for layering....

On another note, I wanted to thank y'all for the nice comments here and on Twitter yesterday.  I know my dad is watching, and that he would be proud...  All in all though, I got through the day with a minimum amount of tears, and now I need to go listen to "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John- he sang that to me when I was a baby, and I always seem to hear it when I really need my daddy.  Thanks again, guys, I think you all helped me get through the day a little easier!  <3 you all!

Until Later,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NOTD, my prize from Nailstah, and something personal

Before I get to the good stuff, I want to talk about something personal, bear with me please.

April 28th is a tough day for me.  My father passed away in 1996, and I still have a hard time on this day and his birthday.  I realize that it has been a long time, but my father was one of my best friends, and I get upset when I think about all that he missed in my life- my marriage, the birth of my children, both of my sisters graduated from HS and college after he died.  Oddly enough, on April 28th, 1997 (one year later) I found out I was pregnant with my son.  Needless to say, this is a bittersweet day.

Thank you for letting me get that out.

I won Nailstah's giveaway a few weeks ago, and my package came yesterday!

There were 2 of the Choco pies, but I ate those pretty quickly.  Also not shown is a Hello Kitty head with stickers (the Princess took that over) a Hello Kitty cell phone charm which went on my keychain, and some lipstick.

Here are the polishes:

ChG Channelesque, Fuschia, and Emerald Sparkle

CND Infatuation, Rimmel Milk Chocolate, and Cheri Tiky Punch

For today's NOTD, I chose Channelesque.  This applied very easily, and I used 3 coats.  I haven't decided what I think of it on yet....

It is actually a bit less grey in real life, but it is very pretty!

I also scored about 10 or so polishes off Freecycle, I should be getting those tomorrow.  I have no idea what they are, so it should be interesting!!

Until Later,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Medical question for my readers

Does any one out there have diabetes?  I have been having some health issues lately that are leading me in that direction, and I wanted to talk to someone who has it before I talk to a doctor.  (I use the free clinic and it is a PITA to get appointments...)  Thanks in advance, ladies!

Until Later,

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I wanted to tell you all that I realize I have been slack on leaving comments on your blogs.  I do read every single post, but sometimes I get distracted by the Princess and forget to leave a comment....  I will try to be better, I promise!!  In the meantime, keep it up- I really do read your posts!!

Until Later,

I have caved...

I have finally given in and gotten a twitter account.  Don't hate me if it is not always nail polish, but if you want to follow, I am @amberski75.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

NOTD- ChG Ten Man **warning, naked nails included!*

So much for getting sun light pictures!  It has been gloomy all day here.  The best I can show you is some natural light pics and some pics under the lamp.

This is 3 coats of Ten Man, and I still see VNL, so you may want to layer it over a nude or white polish. (Neither of which are in my stash...)  I was afraid this would make me look dead, but I liked it!

Natural light

under my lamp

Then, I got the idea to put PI Heartbreaker over it.  In my head, it sounded very pretty, but on the nail, meh.  It is barely noticeable after 3 coats- just gives Ten Man a pale green tinge to it.

Please excuse the color of my hands, this is in my kitchen, but it was the most color accurate of the polish.

WARNING!!  Naked nails ahead!!

My nails are stained yellow, and I am not sure why.  I use base coat under everything....  any recommendations on how to fix them?

Until later,

Friday, April 23, 2010

Excited, gonna babble for a sec...

Mr. Ski and I are diehard Redskins fans.  (Stop that laughing!!)  I am excited because the Skins are playing Dallas in DC for their opening game!!  I wish I could go, that would be awesome- I haven't been to a game since 1998.  Oh well.  We will have people over, a few of our friends are Cowboy fans (including my sister) so it will be interesting.  Too bad I have to wait until September!!

I should have a new NOTD for you tomorrow, I want to try to get pictures of it in the sun... stay tuned!

Until Later,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just to let you know

Elizabeth from Lacquered Lizard had knee surgery today, so let's send positive thoughts her way!!

Get well soon, Elizabeth!!

Until Later,

Stash pictures

Since my NOTD is one that I have already showed you, (ChG Recycle, you can see it here.) I decided to show you my stash.  I keep everything in the bathroom linen closet, since I don't have a spare room to use.

The clear box and the blue crate are my polishes.  Here is a close up of the clear box:

This is mainly China Glaze, with a few OPI, a Zoya, and an Orly thrown in.  I also keep my SV and Restore in here.  (In case you were wondering what the writing on the box says, it says Scrapbook Stuff- I stole the box from my scrapbook stash, LOL!)

Here is a close up of the blue crate:

This has everything else- Rimmel, Cover Girl, Milani, Loreal, etc....   when I first got into polish, my entire stash took up maybe a third of this!!  I counted after I took these pictures- not counting base and top coats, I have 75 polishes!!  I know that isn't much compared to some of y'all, but I started with less than 10 in November...   I need to find more storage, I have more coming from 2 contests I won.  I am not ready for a helmer (nor do I really have room for one) so I am not sure what i am going to use yet.

Anyway, Happy Earth Day, everyone!!

Until Later,

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PSA- Zoya Nail Polish exchange

Zoya is doing a nail polish exchange, check out their website.  I probably won't participate, at $3.50 a bottle, minimum of 6 bottles, that is a tad over my budget for now...  (I know it isn't alot, but I am limited, LOL)  

Unfortunately, it is only for US, but I may be able to help one or two of you out if need be (provided shipping isn't too bad to you)  by having it sent to me and I will forward to you.  Just email me and let me know if you want to do that...

Until later,

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Totally not nail polish related, but.....

Mr. Ski likes to fish, and I found this cool product here.  I think this is going to be his Father's Day gift!!  I haven't come across anything like this, and I just wanted to share, especially if any of you ladies like to fish or have significant others who do!!

Sorry for the off topic, I got excited- Mr. Ski is very hard to shop for!!  : )

Until Later,

Sigh, Orly hates me.....

I did my nails with Orly Fantasea, and it decided to slide right off my nails!!  Eep!!  I don't know if I didn't wait long enough in between coats, if it didn't like my base coat (sv base) or the formula just hates me....  I managed to get a couple of crappy pics of my right hand before I removed, so here you go.

This is 2 coats of Fantasea over 1 coat ChG Awaken.

I decided to use one of the Go Natural polishes I swatched for you here.  This is 3 coats Midnight Skies. I totally cancelled out the non-toxic part by using SV top coat, LOL!!

I am still not completely happy, but I think I will leave this for a while...  we will see!!

Until Later,

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I haven't forgotten about y'all!

I have been busy and stressed out the last few days, that's why I haven't posted.  I promise that I will be back to normal soon.  I am nursing a hangover today, so I am not sticking around- must go lie down!!

Until Later,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Some crappy NOTD pics...

Here are the pics I said that I had for you....  they are kind of crappy, please bear with me!!

Gosh Purple Heart- received in a swap, this is 3 coats.

I like this one, it is a pretty duochrome, but I just wasn't feeling it that night...

China Glaze Stroll- this one was 3 coats.

Stroll is pretty, but I think that I will swap it- more than likely I will never reach for it again...

Last up, Hard Candy Mr. Wrong- 3 coats

This pictures don't do this one justice- it is gorgeous!!

Anyway, that is all I have for you today.  I won Nailstah's giveaway, so soon I will have a few new pretties to show you!!

Until Later,

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oh no!!

I just realized I have reached the end of my untrieds!!  Ack!!  Now I need to go through my pictures and see what I have posted for you guys....  I do have some pictures for you, probably tomorrow.

Now, to start saving money so I can go shopping!!

Until Later,

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's gonna be a long day....

Having a fabulous day so far, and it is only 11 am!  (Sarcasm, I am cranky!!)  It is going to be hot, the pollen is killing me, and Mother Nature decided to leave me a gift...  Not to mention, my back and my knee are driving me crazy.  Sigh, is it bedtime yet??

I had mani issues last night, I re-did my nails 3 times and I am still not happy!  First I used Gosh Purple Heart, and was not thrilled with my application, so I took that off and put on Funky Fingers Moonwalk.  That also looked like crap, and was gritty.  That was my second time using it and I still didn't like it, so I think that is going up for swap, if anyone wants it!  Next I pulled out China Glaze Stroll, which is gorgeous, but once again, my application was slightly crappy, so no pictures.  I may try to clean it up some more and get pictures for you in a bit.  I do have some pictures of a NOTD I did a few days ago to show you, so all is not lost!!

I received this in a swap from a lovely Canadian NBer, since it is not available in the US yet.  This is Revlon Minted.  I have heard that some people had problems with the formula, but I didn't.  This is 3 coats, plus SV.

I love this color.  Some pastels tend to give me lobster hands, but this one didn't.  It is very Spring-y, don't you think?  I started playing around with Cover Girl City Lights, and I ended up with this:

I think it looks like fairy wings!!  It was very pretty and sparkley!!  

Anyway, that's all I have for now, I will see what I can do to make Stroll look better because it is really gorgeous!

Until Later,

Monday, April 5, 2010

NOTD- ChG Dorothy Who?

I didn't get pictures of my Easter skittles mani, sorry!!  It started to chip this morning before I could get around to finding the camera...

Today we have another polish from the WoOA collection- Dorothy Who?  This is 4 coats with SV.

Pretty!!  The pictures kind of stink, but it is gorgeous blue glitter in a jelly base.

I was talking to a friend the other night, and I came to the conclusion that my hands look old.  What do y'all think?

Boney knuckles and veiny hands...  ugh!  I think my hands look older than 35, do you?

Until Later,

Friday, April 2, 2010

NOTD_ ChG C-C-Courage

Sorry I disappeared again, my internet was wonky for a few days!  My, how I have missed y'all!!  I want to thank y'all for the comments on my last post, I really am grateful that you guys hang out here!!

Now on to the polish- I got the entire Wizard of Ooh Ahz (did I spell that right??) a while back, and so far had only tried Dorothy Who? as a pedi.  I decided that I needed some sparkle after the semi-poopy week I had, so I picked C-C-Courage for the color- purple is Easter- ish...

This is 3 coats, 1 coat SV...  remember that it is purple- my camera shows it blue!!

These pictures make it look kind of gritty, but it isn't.  I like this a lot more than I thought I would- the glitter is subtle and the color is very pretty!!

In case I don't get to stop back in, I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!!

Until Later