Friday, April 29, 2011

New storage

All of my polish has been sept in cardboard boxes since I moved in October.  I told Mr. Ski I wanted to get something to store them in, thinking maybe some sterilite drawers, a melmer or even a helmer, but apparently Mr. Ski had a different idea.  He started looking online for a rack that hangs on the wall to put them in.... then I counted my stash.  201.  He discovered that I would need more than one rack, and that it would be cheaper for him just to build a bigger one himself.  I wasn't to sure about that, Mr. Ski is not much of a woodworker, LOL.  Give him a computer and he can take it aprt and put it back together in no time.  He can install car stereos and home theater systems 'til the cows come home.  Working with wood?  I was sure that I would have to take him to the ER, and with my recently acquired blood phobia (due to a trauma I won't go into here) I didn't know if I could handle that- so I left, LOL.

Five hours later, and surprisingly no ER trips, this is what I got:

I still need to stain it, but I think he did a great job!  He was so proud, he showed everyone he came in contact with for the next few days- it was cute!

If you stuck around this long, yay!  Since it is Red Friday, here is a quick NOTD.  This is Wet n Wild Crystallic in Scarlet Red.  It is gorgeous, but I think I am gonna change it already- I am not feeling it.

Until Later,

Thursday, April 28, 2011

15 years...

I can't believe it has been 15 years.  I still think about you every day, but more often than not it is with a smile instead of tears.

I love you.

WLC Jr. 10/25/52-04/28/96

Friday, April 22, 2011

Red Friday- Cult Nails Quench

a few weeks back, Ange did a Red Friday post.  I thought it was a good thing and intended on joining in, but I am a forgetful person, LOL.  I finally remembered this week!

I come from a large military area.  You can't spit in any direction and not hit a base of some kind.  I think we have all branches represented here, even Coast Guard.  My father was not in the military, nor is Mr. Ski, but Mr. Ski's father and both grandfathers were in the Navy.  My grandfather was in the Army (I believe) and my maternal grandmother's 3 husbands have all been military- 1 Navy and 2 Coast Guard.  (Plus she was in the Air Force)  So as you can see, I am connected to the military in quite a few ways.  I admire the men and women who are risking their lives every day, even if I don't agree with the reasons they are doing it.

For my Red Friday mani, I chose Cult Nails Quench, and did an accent with an old Sally Hansen called Very Sexy.  Quench is gorgeous!  In my dim living room light, it looks dark and vampy, but in normal light- sexy red!! Love!!

Isn't it awesome?  I will be pulling this out when True Blood comes back!

Until Later,

Friday, April 15, 2011

Amber is the color of your energy....

First, let me say that "Amber" is my least favorite 311 song ever, LOL.  I just couldn't think of any songs that had my name in it.  (Except for "America the Beautiful!)  Let me know if you know one!

I collect amber jewelry, my grandparents had a jewelry store when I was growing up and gave me several necklaces.  Over the years, my mom has continued the tradition and bought me some as well.  (damn, too bad she didn't name me diamond!  LOL)  Since I have amber jewelry and love it, I thought I would try to find some Amber named polishes.  I haven't really found any that I  like, the all tend to be too bronze- ish.

I (finally) found some Sally Hansen Prisms at my Dollar Tree, and included was Pink Amber.  Of course, I had to give it a try!

sorry about the bad photos, I had to wander around the house to get the colors to show.  The "amber" is not quite the glowy, lit from within color of real amber that I am searching for, but it isn't too bad.  Someday I will have the proper amber color, though seeing how amber comes in so many colors, I guess technically I may already have it, LOL...

Until Later,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's Magnetic!!

I told y'all I would have some more pretties from the box of goodies Tiffani sent me, and here they are!

I have had a huge lemming for magnetic polishes since the day I first saw them.  I thought it was the neatest thing ever, and Tiffani was kind enough to send me some!!

This is Essence Iron Goddess:

I used a bendy fridge magnet on these, and there is a bit of a learning curve.  You have to hold it really close but be careful not to hit the polish, which I did in a few places.  I have shaky hands, LOL!

This is Agnes B. in Kaki Metal

yay, green!!  I will definitely be playing with these more- I want to try different magnets and see if I can make the lines go different ways.  I also need to find more- Essence needs to bring these to the US!!

Until Later,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fighting crime, trying to save the world...

here they come just in time, the Powder Puff Girls!

Just kidding, I know it is Power Puff.  Every time I see Revlon Powder Puff, I automatically get the theme song in my head.  That is a problem with me, I have a running musical in my head. Everything sets off a song- it's my crazy.

Enough of the crazy, here is Powder Puff.  This polish was a major pain in the ass.  I had to do at least 5  coats to make it look less streaky/crappy.  Then, I went to bed about 2 and a half hours later and woke up with dings and dents!  Grrr.....  I put another layer on this am to smooth it out, and it is better.  It frustrated me though, because this is actually a white polish that doesn't look like I have White Out on my nails...

trying to capture the blue shimmer:

I really like this polish, but the formula sucks major butt.  I will have to be in a very patient mood with plenty of time to let it dry before I wear this again.

Until Later,

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mani Challenge from Landa

I was tagged by Landa for this challenge, and it was hard because I am so damn uncreative, LOL!!

The rules:

1. go to your lacquer stash2. CLOSE your eyes and pull 3 random items - JUST 3

I ended up with China Glaze Grape Pop, a Sally Hansen Prism in Lavender Gold and Kleancolor Sparkle Emerald (which is a glitter)

Warning, this is UGLY!!

I used Grape Pop as the base, with random Lavender Gold stripes and then slapped the Kleancolor on top.  Yeah, I am sooo original.  

I am going to let you guys tag yourselves for this, but let me know, cause I want to see!!

Until Later,

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Now I want a Creamsicle...

China Glaze Lightning Bolt over Papaya Punch


Until Later,

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Oooh, pretty!!

I recently received a package from the awesome Tiffani of Yardsticks 4 Lunatics.  Among all the pretties (and there were a bunch- stay tuned!) was a holo polish that looked slightly grey.  And then I put it on...

It turned out to be an amazing blue-grey color- kind of slate like...  Love!!  This is Bobbie (a brand from the Philippines) and the polish is called Weng Weng.  I admit, I did laugh my ass off over the name...  I love having a polish from the Philippines in my collection, Mr. Ski is half Filipino.  Now I just need a Polish polish.....

Thank you, Tiff!  I will be showing y'all some of the other awesome things she sent soon, and I have a challenge tag from Landa that I have to do. (thanks, Landa- I am so uncreative, this is gonna suck!! )

Until Later,