Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Hi girls... thanks so much for all of your patience with me, I know it's been a loooooooooooooong hiatus and I really appreciate you all sticking by me. I have a belated 200 followers giveaway planned, I just need the motivation to put together the Rafflecopter and all that jazz. I'm in the process of figuring out exactly where blogging fits in my new life. Basically my days look like this: work, spend time with long lost friend, eat dinner, shower, pass out. My weekends are basically spent sleeping out with whichever friend wants me... so it's been busy. This post is courtesy of my 9am client who canceled on me... ;)

Anywho, today I have for you Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like, which is a blurple creme and is my first DL that isn't a glitterbomb (since my only other ones were the Get This Party Started set). I applied two coats and topcoat and got the following, although it dried satiny on its own. If I had to peg its color down, I'd say it's definitely more blue leaning, although a quick google search will show you it looks purple sometimes too. The second picture (the one with the awkward shadow, yeah, that one) shows the color most accurately.

Hope you ladies liked this post! Hopefully I'll be back with many more soon. :)


Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Hi all... I'm working on coming back. I'm doing better, but life has been so busy. It's funny, once you go through hard times, you really find out who is there for you... regardless of how neglected the friendship may have become. I've recognized a lot of great (and not so great - but we'll focus on the positive) people in my life, and I'm spending time with them again. It feels amazing. It's really been a nice journey... so I'm busy with new friends and old friends, but I'm working on finding the balance, which will include blogging. I'm still photographing my manis, so don't fret - they will return.

Thank you all for so much support and love and tweets and comments and joy. I love you, my little blogging family. <3


Monday, February 6, 2012

Le Sigh.

Hi all - just a quick note. New posts are coming, slowly but surely. Sleep has been evasive for me lately and some of you (including my twitter followers) know that I'm going through a lot of changes. My boyfriend of five years and I are recently broken up, work has been hectic, etc. I have the rainbow glitters photographed, swatched, and ready to go - except that I'm lacking inspiration and such lately. I'm sorry to keep all of you on hold so frequently, I'm sure my excuses seem lame. I haven't forgotten about you all, and I'll be back ASAP.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

In Remembrance...

Hey girls, no nail post for today. You may remember from last year that February 2nd is an important day for me. First, the typical Groundhog Day meaning, and secondly, it's the day my mother passed away 9 years ago today. It's not a day I'm necessarily sad, but I always miss her especially on this day. Last year I did a mani in her honor (man, those pictures aren't my best but look how long my nails used to be! How do I get back to that?!) but I just haven't really felt like dedicating myself to do that again or to wear the same color again. Maybe it's a bit of a cop out this year, but with everything going on, I'm deciding against posting a mom mani.

Anyway, I'd really like to hear some of your favorite memories of YOUR moms today. I'll share some too. First, my mom was such an amazing advocate. I was her only biological child, and she would defend me tooth and nail. I remember in elementary school, a kid picked on me on the bus and my mom actually got on the bus, told the bus driver, and the bus driver made the kid apologize to me. It would have been really embarrassing to most kids, but I was just so proud to have someone stand up for me like that, against something that was probably no more than a few unkind words. (And don't worry, that kid never bothered me again.) Second, I remember how passionate she was, including about antiques. I remember going to flea markets with her where she'd spend hours setting up and organizing her treasures while buying some new ones. She'd always get me these refrigerated rotisserie chicken drumsticks and I remember it was my favorite part (oh, and one time this lady was selling a bunch of Halloween makeup and once when I was wandering around she gave me a ton of it). In many ways, I have her passion within me, such as my passion for nail polish!

What are your fondest or strongest memories of your mom?


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hits Hera, No Violence Included

Hello lovely ladies! How are you all today? Splendid, I hope! If not, maybe some linear holo can brighten your day?

Today I have Hits (which in conjunction with the names of Greek gods sounds like you're striking them, to me. Hits Zeus, Hits Hera, etc... weird. Anyway...) Hera which is the deep teal holographic from the No Olimpo collection. This one is a beaut, although the linear holo could be subtle since the base is so dark. However, I like that since I think it's easy for base colors to get lost in the holo. I digress.

I used two (I think?) coats of Hera and it applied like a dream. The first shot is meant to show the color and will demonstrate what I mean about the holo hiding. It's a beautiful color, regardless of holo or not.

Here we go: the big show. The holo. The gorgeousness.

Why is my thumd always so much better at showing things? Coming up I will be showing you Lynnderella Shape Shifter and this thumb got two unique glitters on it! It's a magical thumb.