Friday, May 28, 2010

Going out of town...

First, thanks for all the sweet comments about my last post!!  I normally don't post pictures of myself- the camera and I are not friends, but those are two of the best pics of Mr. Ski and me.  I forgot to tell y'all about the proposal as well!!  It was so romantic! (haha)  Mr. Ski woke up one morning and said " Hey, let's go get married today!" Sweet, huh?  We went to the courthouse and got married that afternoon, went to lunch at McDonald's. and then bith went to work that night!  Great wedding day!  My in laws offered us a honeymoon in the Bahamas, but we turned it down because I was pregnant and didn't think I would enjoy myself as much.  They threw us a big party instead, and Mr. Ski put on the invitations that hawaiian shirts were encouraged!  It was a blast!

Anyway, I am going to the Outer Banks this weekend to celebrate the anniversary and my birthday, so I will be MIA for a few days.  The cottage does not have internet, and I am completely ok with that!!  I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend, and a safe Memorial Day.  Thank you to all who have served (and still serve) our country.

Until Later,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Then and Now

This is a non nail polish post, so if it doesn't interest you, feel free to skip- I won't mind!!

This Saturday is my 13th wedding anniversary!  I met Mr. Ski in a bar.  I was his waitress, and he couldn't even remember my name at first!  I went to an after hours bar one night in search of another guy who never showed, and Mr. Ski and I ended up talking the whole time I was there.  He asked me out (which apparently was a bet between him and a friend over who I would go out with) and we started dating....  I realized I was in love with him the noght before my father died- we had only been together 6 months or so, and he dropped everything to get to the hospital to support me!  We got married after a year and a half of dating- I was pregnant at the time, but we were planning on marriage anyway.

Thiteen years and two kids later, we are still together.  It hasn't been easy, and we still have our rough spots, but I can't imagine spending my life with any one else.  I love you, Mr. Ski!!

Here is the then and now part- this picture was taken in 1996, when we had been dating almost a year:

(sorry about the quality- this is pre digital camera days, LOL!)

This is us now:

(and if anyone was wondering, that is Rimmel Zeitgeist on my nails, LOL!)

Until Later,

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some China Glaze, Claire's and more Hidden Treasure

Sorry for the lapse in posts again, my Mac is still non functioning, boo hoo!!  I have some pics for you, though, so maybe that will make up for it!
First, I received China Glaze LOL in a swap with a great lady!  This is 3 coats:

Isn' she gorgeous?!!  Love it!!  Next up, I have another of The Claire's Mood polishes from Metro Chic's giveaway.  This is Daring/Innocent:



This is how it looked most of the time:

Last, but not least, I put 2 coats of Hidden Treasure over NYC Skin Tight Denim, and then added China Glaze Matte Magic:

Awesome, right?  Loved this as well!!  I should have more Mood polishes and a China Glaze review for y'all in the next few days, bear with me!!

And for anyone who was wondering how my doctor's appointment went on Friday, they are scheduling the S.I. injection appointment for me (hopefully soon!) and my blood tests came back fine- my thyroid levels are on the high side, but not enough to warrant treating...  Thanks for the support with that ladies!!

Last but not least- Scandalous- you better not quit on me!!

Until Later,

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Duh!! I am an idiot!!

I forgot to mention in my last post  that the Claire's mood polishes were won from a contest over at Metro Chic.  Check her out!!

Until later,

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Finally, a new post!!

Sorry this took so long, I had to convince Mr. Ski that I was able to transfer pictures on to his computer with out messing anything up, LOL!!  My Mac is still out of commission, waah!!

Anyway, here are a few NOTDs for you.  I couldn't decide on a color the other day, so I attempted my first franken.  Don't ask me how much of what I used, I really couldn't tell you- I was just adding things!!  I know it was an old white, some old NYC blue, a bit of ChG Fuschia. and a tad of an old NYC glitter...  I ended up with a lilac color:

Not too bad for my first one....

I also got some of the Claire's mood polishes in a swap (plus I won some, so now I have them all!!)  Here is Calm/Wild:

This is what it looks like whe my hands are cold.

That is warm!  Below is what they looked like most of the time:

Pretty cool, huh?  I have a few more of these to show you, plus an awesome swap extra that I may post later today!!

Thanks for being so patient with my computer issues!!  Love you guys!

Until Later,

Friday, May 14, 2010

Update on the dead 'puter

My Mac is still not working, so I am still stuck with this Gateway... I am going to try to do a real post either today or tomorrow, Mr. Ski is just gonna have to deal with me hijacking his computer for it!! 

Just wanted to let y'all know that I am still here, and alive, LOL!!

Until Later,

Monday, May 10, 2010

If I disappear...

Just a heads up, if I happen to be scarce for a few days, it is because my computer is being uncooperative.  I am trying to fix it myself, and I am stuck using Mr. Ski's Gateway.. Windows 7 is the debbil!!  I am so used to my Mac that this is annoying me...  I will try and do a post or 2 from his 'puter though....   Keep your fingers crossed that my Mac is not dead yet!!

Until Later,

Friday, May 7, 2010

Stupid doctor's appointment and Hidden Treasure pics!

I went to the clinic today to have blood work done and finally see the pain management specialist...  After waiting 3 hours, I saw the doctor for the the blood work.  I told him my concerns about possibly being diabetic, and he told me to follow the diet that they gave me for gestational diabetes, exercise more, and de-stress.  He also decided to test my thyroid.  I have lost about 12 pounds since I saw them last, and I was too skinny before.  I am 5'7" and weigh 106 as of today.  He was very concerned about that, especially since my appetite has increased but I am still losing weight.  I have always been too skinny, but this is ridiculous!  They blew out a vein in the crease of my elbow, so I now look like an addict, but they finally got their sample and said they will call.  Just as I was going to go back and wait for pain management, they told me that it was postponed YET again!!  UGH!!  I now have to wait until the 21st before I can talk to them about scheduling more injections...

Thanks for letting me rant about my crappy clinic experience, now on to the pretties!!  I have been putting HT over everything!!  First I tried pale pink- this is HT over TBN French Pink:


Then I tried layering it over an old Sinful from my freecycle score.  This is Sinful Phoenix by itself.  (Excuse the yellow hands, but the polish is color accurate.)

This is with HT:

Not so much love for this one...  too much gold.  (that is the inside of my freezer by the way, it was the only decent lighting, LOL!)

Last, my mani for today.  I had two compliments on it at the clinic!!  This is HT over Ulta3 Spring Shower (a pretty, robin egg blue)

Love, love!!  HT probably going to go over everything!!  I need to grab a bottle when it actually makes it here!!

Anyway, thanks for reading my non polish ramble!!  I just needed to vent...

Until later,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A little bit of pic spam for you

I am not feeling well, so this post may not be very wordy.....

I got some lovelies in a swap- Colorama Sonic Sunset and Claire's Chunky Purple.

Colorama over ChG Ruby Pumps:

(This is supposed to be a dupe for Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure)

Claire's Chunky Purple:

Not the best pic, but it is pretty.  A bit of a PITA to get the glitter to apply....

This is TBN Aubergine, which I won from You've Got Nail:

Once again, not the best pic, but it is gorgeous, and applied great!!

Last, but certainly not least, a lovely MUA NBer sent me the coveted SH Hidden Treasure!!  Here it is over Aubergine:

Look at the colors!!  It flashes orange, gold, and green- beautiful!!  This is going to be my new favorite to refresh manis!!

Anyway, I think I am going to try to take some cold medicine and rest.  Have a great Cinco de Mayo, folks!

Until Later,

Monday, May 3, 2010

Freecycle Haul and another Giveaway win!

Yesterday I went and picked up some polishes from Freecycle.  If you don't know what Freecycle is, it is a group on Yahoo that you can join and request items or give away items for free.  Check Yahoo and see if there is one for your area!

This is my haul.  Some of them are dried up, and the bottles are covered on old polish, but I can used Seche Restore and clean the bottles, no big deal!!

Street Wear Chick, Colorama Blazes of Blue, Sinful Phoenix, Rimmel Lilac, Nicka (unknown color)

Unknown Sally Hansen color, CG Iced Rosewood, Maybelline Lunar Shell, Maybelline unamed color, NYC 107

Garden Botanika Amethyst, WnW 412, purple Bratz, unknown white, Revlon Mulberry

unknon white, Sation White Pearl, unknown yellow glitter, L'oreal french white, Color Impact unknown color

unknown purple mini, unknown pink mini, another unknown white

I think I may use some of these and try frankening...  maybe!

I won some polishes from You've Got Nail a few weeks ago, also:

TBN Brown Earth, Frosty Red, Black Beauty, French Pink, Aubergine and Ulta3 Spring Shower.

I can not wait to try these out.  Swatches and NOTDs of these soon!!

Until later,