Friday, February 25, 2011

I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

For all you young'uns, that is a line from an REM song... for the rest of you, sorry for the earworm!!

This is one of the polishes Mr. Ski bought for me from the Dollar Tree in Key West, back in November.  It was one of a two pack, the other being a gorgeous purpley-green duochrome- in the bottle only...  on the nail, not so much.  These are by the brand Pro 10, the color is Crush.

I just want to go off on a quick rant here- I keep seeing posts on MUA and blogs about the awesome things people seem to find at their Dollar Trees- old Sally Hansen holos, old Cover Girl Crackles...  All I ever find at mine is LA Colors and the occasional separated mauvey Maybelline.  WTH, Dollar Tree??  What makes it even worse, it that the DT corporate offices are practically in my city!  (there are 7 cities here that are so close together they are all considered one metro area sometimes- I can drive through 3 cities in 15 minutes, LOL)  You would think since they are here, we could get some good stuff too!!  But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong. ( 2 points to anyone who can tell me who I ripped that off from, LOL)

Sorry about that, I may have had too much coffee already today....  Now on to the pictures!

My camera seems to freak out with bright colors, but here is Crush...  this is a pretty bright, traffic cone orange with a bit of gold shimmer that really doesn't show up on the nail.

It is a bit brighter in real life...  I got bored and wanted to see what it would look like with a matte topcoat.  It looked like vinyl!!

Kind of looks like a diner booth, doesn't it?  I think I like this color, but I think it will be mainly a summer pedi polish.

Until Later,

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Another Lemming Down!

When I started this blog, I didn't know I would meet such wonderful people.  Rebekah from For The Love of Nails was kind enough to send me one of my biggest lemmings- GOSH Holographic, and asked for nothing in return!!  So sweet.

My camera did not want to capture the pure awesomeness of this polish.  I did 3 coats, only because I don't have the special GOSH or Nfu-Oh base for holos, so it was a bit patchy at first.


Love!!  thank goodness we have sun so I can enjoy the awesome!

Until Later,

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Big sister duty of the day...

I am gonna be shameless here and plug my little sister's new jewelry endeavor!  She is starting a jewelry business, and like a good big sister, I want to help.  She only has a Facebook page for it right now, but please take a look.  

Rici's Pieces


Until Later,

China Glaze Crackles

I want these....  I need these....  sigh.


China Glaze Introduces Six New Crackle Colors

Los Angeles, CA – December 2010: Roughed up grunge meets gorgeous glam! China Glaze brings a whole new level to the game with “Crackle” polish! Create endless edgy looks and make a statement with fun, fearless, color. Everyone has asked for it, and now China Glaze is giving it to them! The six different Crackle colors include:

  • Lightning Bolt – White Crackle
  • Black Mesh – Black Crackle
  • Broken Hearted – Pink Crackle
  • Cracked Concrete – Grey Crackle
  • Fault Line – Purple Crackle
  • Crushed Candy – Teal Crackle

An innovative technology allows you to play with a wide array of color combinations and achieve an edgy, new wave look. This unique formula was developed to give your nails a “crackled” design over traditional nail color. Contrasting colors are used one over another to achieve a deconstructed shatter look that takes place right before your eyes. Instant art for your nails!

How do you do it? It’s easy! Apply your favorite China Glaze glitter, shimmer or crème. Depending on the color you are using, apply either one or two coats for full coverage. When the colored enamel is dry, brush on a thin layer of the Crackle color. Allow the Crackle to work its magic during dry time. After approximately 5 minutes when the crackled design has completely formed, apply a top coat to seal the design for prolonged wear.

China Glaze Crackle will be available starting February 2011 at Sally’s Beauty Supply and BSG in 12 piece displays and 3 pack color kits which will include a base color, a crackle glaze (Black Mesh, Broken Hearted or Crushed Candy) and a China Glaze Top Coat.

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

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

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My early Valentine's Day gift

Okay, first off, I am the worst blogger in the world!!  I know it has been a few weeks since I posted...  I finally got a new computer (yay- a Mac!) so I have been transferring all my stuff over from Mr. Ski's Gateway.  Then I had to ransack the house looking for the camera cord, since the Mac has no card reader...   I have finally found the cord, so I can post again!

Mr. Ski is sneaky.  He ordered one of my major lemmings on Ebay for a Valentine's Day gift.  He also ordered a bunch of computer parts at the same time, so when a small box came yesterday I assumed that it was the parts.  When I spoke to him on the phone, I mentioned that he got a package.  Now, I was extremely pissed at him yesterday (long story) and he knew it, so he told me to open the box and let him know what part it was.  I open the box and found this:

AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! Unicorn Pee, AKA Clarins 230!!!  I think I stuttered for a bit and told him that it wasn't fair, because I was mad at him and now I couldn't be.  Sometimes he can be a sweetheart!

I can't stop waving my hands in front of my face- this is gorgeous!  Here are some bad pictures of it:

Love, love, love!!  This is 2 coats over 2 coats of SH Spark.   I am gonna wear this as long as I can this week.  I have no plans to change it until Sunday for Superbowl!!

Until Later,