Friday, July 22, 2011


First, I want to apologize for my suckiness as a blogger.  My personal life is a complicated mess right now, and I don't know when or how it is going to unfold.  I am going to try and conncentrate on blogging more as a distraction, even though my head has not been in to it...  I knw most of you only continue to follow me because you are nice, but I appreciate it.  Thank you.

Enough of the melancholy babble, sorry.

As I have said many times before, I love ugly greens.  A few months back, I was asking on Twitter about army greens, and Tiffani from Yardsticks 4 Lunatics sent me Kleancolor Military Green.  (I have worn this at least twice, why don't I have pictures of it??)  Military Green is awesome, but I wanted something a bit more yellow, so I bought Kleancolor Fashionista.  Perfect!!  I love this one...

I swear I changed diapers this color when the kids were babies!!  I need to gather all my ugly greens and do an ombre mani or something...  ideas? 

Until Later,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Beauty Blog Roundup 7/3-7/10

Current Combo: Pop Of Pink- Beauty Thesis
Happy Birthday America! Midnight Manicures
Cosmetically Challenged Get's a Facelift!
Moroccan mint tea inspired mani- Nailderella Nails
LTHP Throws some swatches your way
Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eye Shadow Helper Review-Royal Beauty Designs
Revlon Perplex- A Day In The Life 
Glitter Zebra Mani- Tara's Nails 
Oppose H.R. 2359: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011- Polish Insomniac
Joining the cult with Cult Nails - Nails and Noms
Pink Wednesdays-Devious Sprinkles- Polish Pauper 
Super cute stuff! Forever 21 haul at Beauty Mamas
For those who love holo, purple, and purple holo- Painted Pixies
Mary Kay Timewise Matte Wear Liquid Foundation- Style Eyes
OCC Liptar Swatches- Reve Noir
Aromafloria Salt Glow Giveaway- Addicted To All Things Pretty
Ramy Beauty Therapy Fall 2011 Collection- GlitterGlossGarbage

Until Later,

Friday, July 8, 2011

China Glaze Metro Collection- Fall 2011

I want!!!!

China Glaze Introduces 12 New Purely Pigmented Crèmes, High Coverage Glitters and Intense Shine Shimmers for Fall 2011

Los Angeles, CA – (April 2011):  City living boasts excitement, a cool, edginess and confidence that oozes from fashion forward women like none other.   City loving celebs like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ivanka Trump, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King have style to spare and their fashion sense trickles down to everyone from working women to college kids. This Fall, China Glaze has captured the big city feel in 12 sexy, sophisticated shades that are on trend, exciting and will be on every fashion maven’s “must have” list.  Whether you prefer downtown funk or uptown class, China Glaze’s METRO collection pulls together ensembles and will undoubtedly make heads turn!  Colors in this collection include:

·        Skyscraper: A sparkling, glitter blue reminiscent of the sky over the city.
·        CG in the City: Glittering dusty purple, bronze and silver multi-tonal glitter, perfect for a pop of  edge from West side to East side.
·        Urban-Night: Exactly what you need for a night on the town – rich purple crème.
·        Traffic Jam: Stop traffic with a breathtaking, raspberry pink crème.
·        City Siren: The perfect deep, red crème to match any outfit.
·        Loft-y Ambitions: Burgundy shimmer and cocktail hour – nothing better.
·        Brownstone: Burnt terracotta crème mirrors the quaint townhouses of the city.
·        Midtown Magic: Burgundy base with flecks of gold shimmer captures the latest fashion trend.
·        Street Chic: This gorgeous beige crème is the perfect go to shade letting your clothes do the talking.
·        Concrete Catwalk: Steel grey crème is amazing for a chic mani.
·        Westside Warrior: For the trendsetting woman this camo green crème is to die for.
·        Trendsetter: Mustard yellow shimmer translates beautifully from hot dogs to nails.

Fall in the City is a magnificent time and China Glaze has interpreted the hues of the urban jungle into their limited edition METRO collection.   Escape your everyday and indulge in the city life!

The China Glaze METRO collection will be available in a “Downtown” 6 piece box collection (includes Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, Loft-y Ambitions and Midtown Magic), an “Uptown” 6 piece box collection (includes CG in the City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren and Street Chic and Brownstone), a brand new, amazing 3D 12 piece counter display, a 36 piece rack display, and as open stock colors.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: or follow China Glaze on Twitter:

China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For nearly 40 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women.  Our product lines include Ardell, Andrea, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, Jeris-Lustray, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks,  Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website:

Until Later,

Revlon Perplex

Okay, I know I am way behind with this one!  I could never find it, though.  I stalked the drug stores, Big Lots, and anywhere else I could think of and never saw it.  I had to resort to ebay....  I know it is a Chanel dupe, but I couldn't spend that money- I am a tight ass, LOL.

I took quite a few pics of this, trying to show the purple shimmer.  I love colors like this, dark but with a bit of a surprising shimmer.

This is actually the second time I have worn this- for some reason, the first time it looked blah brown...  maybe it was because I was using a cheap top coat, who knows.  I think this will be a favorite this fall though, it is gorgeous.

Until Later,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th.  We are getting ready to go to an all day cookout (they are not called bbq's here unless bbq is involved- and by bbq, I don't mean bbq sauce slapped on some chicken or ribs and grilled, I mean pulled pork on a bun with vinegar, hot sauce and cole slaw!) and to watch fireworks at Mount Trashmore- yes, it is what the name implies, don't ask me why- I just live here.

For my patriotic mani, I used Wet n Wild Crystallic in Scarlet Red, ChG Frostbite, and Revlon Powder Puff, with a Kleancolor star glitter on top.  (I fished out the silver stars- it was a pain!)  It is lame and uninventive, because I have no nail art talent, LOL.  I also am showing my rarely seen left hand because it turned out better...

Boring....  oh well.

Before I go, can you spot the tacky?  I wanted to put it in the front yard, but Mr. Ski was afraid it would get stolen.

Until Later,