Thursday, April 29, 2010


Perry Pie is having a giveaway sponsored by Spa Boutique! Go on over to her blog and check it out!!! NOW, I SAY!  The prizes are SpaRitual polishes, 2 of your choice for the first prize winner, and Optical Illusion for the second prize.

Sorry, Babes.  This giveaway is for Canadians only.

Jizz by BleachBlack

So...  Jizz is the new colour.  Some of you might be familiar with "Dickweed", it's a very beautiful rich dark green... shimmer I think.  I don't know I still need to get it to make a good observation.

"Jizz is the newest nail paint from Kristin at BLEACHBLACK -- one of our favorites. It’s a pearly/shiny white that was inspired by her own hair color." - LOL... riiiight.

If you're interested in buying it, it's available at

What are your thoughts on this?

I for one cannot help but smirk as I imagine myself gently swishing jizz in the bottle and brushing it on my fingers.  (Yeah... not very mature this morning, sorry.)
While reading the comments to this post this came into my head:
WARNING: NOT SAFE FOR WORK!! Well... they only really say "Jizz"... but if someone hears it they might get upset.  And Rebecca mentioned the song before I could press "Publish".  So, enjoy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Random - Magnetic Polish?

I wanted to show you guys the Joe Fresh polish in Fig (medium purple creme) but after the removal of China Glaze - In the Lime Light my cuticles and nails were sort of fried by the polish remover.  I had to apply quite a few layers to eliminate the VNL for the neon green and when it came time to remove the polish *sigh* it was a bit of a chore.  Not a "glitter" chore, but it took me at least 3 cotton pads to get it off all my nails.  At the end my cuticles are still fried two days later. All dried up and pathetic looking (more than normal ;P).
Any suggestions?  I've been massaging Vaseline dry skin with vitamins E & A several times through the day, and putting a rich body butter on at night (by Wicked Soaps) and I'm pretty sure all the yummy moisture is washed back down the drain when I wash my hands.  I still haven't found "the one" hand cream for me.
I demand suggestions and tips! (politely and with respect ;) )

Oh my GODS... have you guys seen magnetic nail polish!  Go to this blog now and look.  Sat here like a deer in the headlights staring at this for a good 5 minutes.  I have unfortunately added this to my "wishlist"... oh that horrifyingly long list...

Have a great day everyone!  I'll post pics when my hands are acceptable to my non-perfect standards.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I Love Your Blog Award

Inge from PolishSis tagged me for the I Love Your Blog award.

Like every tag this one has a few simple rules:

1. Copy and paste the above award into your own blog.
2. Link the person who awarded you the award in the first sentence.
3. Pass this award on to blogs that you follow that have not been awarded as of yet
4. Send a thank you back to the person that sent you the award.

Leah from Wheatless

Brooke from Babbling Brooke

Sasa from Nihrida's Blog

Again, Thank you Inge for the lovely award, it made my day.

Monday, April 26, 2010

China Glaze - In the Lime Light (Neon)

Hey Ladies!  I hope everyone had a good weekend.
My nails had a good weekend, check out China Glaze - In the Lime Light!!  Unfortunately it looks a tad washed out in the photos.  Does anyone else have trouble capturing neons?  What you cannot see in the photos is the delicate blue-green shimmer that adds to the glowing effect.  This is definitely one of my favourite colours right now!!

I finally got to the Superstore and got to grab a few of the Joe Fresh nail polishes.
From left to right: Peacock, Fig, Grape

Bottle size comparison.  :(  I think if I swap these I'm doubling up the bottles.  It's half the size of your typical bottle of polish.

This little kitty is Ashley, or "Beanie".  I was trying to get my polish in a different light and she decided to take a closer peek.  ;)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rescue Beauty Lounge Giveaway at R3 Daily

R3 Daily is showcasing Rescue Beauty Lounge polish all week and she is kicking it off with a giveaway!  So go take a peek and tune in to her blog for the RBL posts!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

OPI - Banana Bandanna

This is what I wore on Friday after removing Brisbane Bronze.  I found it ironic that the day I wear a nice sunny colour the weather was crap.  The application on this was horrible.  It was streaky and chalky and took 5-6 coats to get it somewhat even.  It ended up looking like tool handle dip.  :(  The colour is really nice though.  It had a really fine yellow shimmer to it that was almost naked to the eye.  I wish it applied nicer.
With Flash

OPI - Brisbane Bronze

Brisbane Bronze is a really pretty bronze with a nice shimmer to it.  It applied well and I only used two coats.  No tip-wear after one day.  I removed it after wearing it one day though, it was too sunny and I wanted something bright to go with the weather.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Boston Terrier Rescue Fundraiser/Giveaway

Manatee Momma is hosting a fundraiser for Boston Terrier Rescue shelters.  Donations are accepted at any B.T. Shelter in your area.  Visit her blog for details on the Fund Raiser and Giveaway prizes.
This is probably one of the best giveaway idea's I have seen yet.  You receive entries based on your donations, and you don't even have to be a follower of her blog.  This is purely for the doggies.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Peter Steele Tribute

The husband was finally able to get the camera working to get the photos on the computer that I took on Saturday.

I just did my fingers in China Glaze Liquid Leather and the ring finger was Icing Lucky Luis. The photos are supre dark because I was trying to get into the Type O Negative mood and do it via candlelight. You get the idea. Unfortunately I didn't have the special skinny brushes to pain the O Negative logo on the green nail.

R.I.P. Peter, you died too young.


Now for a 'funny' picture from the same day. This is what we had for dinner. We thought Pete would approve.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hard Candy Giveaway

Hey Ladies!
Diana from Painted Lady Fingers is having a giveaway sponsored by Hard Candy. Go check it out!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cruelty Free

I just saw this post at Lacquerized Blog. It's a great thing to do. I have a couple products in my nail polish collection and I'll never look at them the same again. I feel VERY strongly against animal testing and feel that it IS NOT NECESSARY.
I avoid anything made by Johnson & Johnson. Everything.
I avoid Febreeze - they test on Animals, so instead I use Airwick.
I look at every bottle of any cleaner and beauty product for the little bunny logo and if it's not there, I try and find a bottle that does.

Do you?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Looking for SWAP!


I was holding back doing a post like this but... here I go.
I'm looking to swap with someone who has access to Collistar - Viola Glitter.
I just saw it on Laquerized's blog and I just about died.
I still need Nfu-Oh flakies too.

If anyone has access to this, please email me! I'd like to set up a swap.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

RIP Peter Steele

Last night Peter Steele of Type O Negative died of heart failure at the age of 48.
The teenaged goth in me mourns today. :(

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Catch Up


I'm having a heck of a time typing this stuff out right now because my "o" and my "p" keys have randomly decided not to work... again. *huff* Thank you, copy and paste.

I would like to thank a few ladies!
Jessica from Polished Lyrics - I received her package this week from her shop!
Inge from PolishSiS - I got her package today from the giveaway I won. :D
Arie from Catch The Beauty With Arie - She nminated me fr tw blg awards!
Romika from Romika's Nails - for nominating me for an award too!

Nominated by Arie and Romika!

Nominated by Arie.

These are the rules:

1. Post the logo within your blog or post.
2. Pass the award on to several other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person whom you have received this award from.

Now I realise these things work kind of like tags, but I've waited so long it seems like they have already made their rounds. If they *cough*haven't*cough* give me a poke. ;) kk?

P.S. My lemming list is getting REALLY long. Can anyone help me out with a swap?

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Comment... Thinger...

Testis... testis... one... two... three?
Checking out a new blog comment template.

Oh here we go... JOE FRESH.... Nail Polish.

"Polish your spring look with new Joe Fresh™ nail colours? Find the whole collection of 27 shades in stores next week. Great shades for only $4 each."

Yep, for those Canadians who have the Superstore, you are familiar with Joe Fresh. A brand of neat (most of the time) clothing that is affordable! Recently Joe Fresh has added a beauty line of affordable cosmetics and neat bath and body products. Sans nail polish. I just got an email that Joe Fresh is adding nail polish to their stock! I didn't see it on their site *yet* but I have the photo to prove it.

You know I'll be grabbing these and swatching them here and there. I'm not rich, quite the opposite. I'm usually dirt poor all the time wondering WTF my hubby and I are going to eat.
BUT... I'll grab some every time I go to the grocery store. I'll take lots of pics and notes when I see the displays soo..... I'll be interested in SWAPS! Or... should you just want me to buy them for you, I'll do that too. I'd be pleased to help! NEW NAIL POLISH!!

P.S. You might wonder why I buy nail polish when we are kinda poor. I'm addicted and it's my only creative outlit right now. Just little by little... no mega hauls. :s

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monthly Blarghness

Hello ladies (and gents?).

I'm in a bit of a funk lately, most likely because it's around time for Mother Nature to give me her monthly gift. *eye roll* My skin is driving me crazy, my nails are peeling and super short because they seem to be effected by the weather and my constant hand washing. I don't even know what to put on my nails so they have been naked for the past couple of days.

I'm also frustrated with the stupid mail system. I know I have packages floating around somewhere and I want to know where they are and why they are taking so long! My main concern is CUSTOMS! Did they take my shinies away?! Not to mention that Friday and Monday where holidays so I bet that would have an effect on them.... but I want them nooowwwww!! *whine* I've been waiting on my Konad package from OC Nail Art for over a month (including PayPal echeck clearance) so I'm waiting on Kathleen's reply to see what is goin' on with that. Shame it's the french nail kit, my nails are stubs and I couldn't pull off a french right now if my life depended on it.

Arie!! I saw the lovely award you nominated me for! I'll get to that in a few days, I promise.

Oh... The husband and I finally saw Alice in Wonderland last night. What a neat movie! Did any of you see it?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cheeky Monkey Polish Review

The other week I received a box in the mail from Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics. When I opened the box it contained a lovely gift bag (shown by Gizmo here) Inside was a cute pink emery board with "cheeky monkey" printed on it. (sorry I failed to take a photo today), a funny sticker that says "You are F'n Fantastic" with the Cheeky Monkey logo... and yes... I forgot to include a photo of the sticker too. I suck, I know. at the bottom of the bag was three polishes and a topcoat.

This is "One Night Stand". It is a pink pastel with a light pearl shimer.

"Staggette", a creme medium toned red. I like to describe it as a strawberry red. It was really hard to capture it, it is showing up a little more orange than it is in red life.

The best bottle tag of the bunch! :)
And the best for last (IMO), "Romp". A beautiful dark purple with a vibrant blue shimmer.

"I Like It On Top", clear topcoat. It has a light pink tone to it, but it is clear on the nail.

All of these polishes formulas were watery. The most difficult one I think was One Night Stand. It took about 5 coats to get it as even as possible. The thin brush on all of the bottles made the thin formula really difficult to handle. I'm used to the pro-wide brushes a lot of polishes have converted to. I think if they had a wider brush, it would have been easier to handle the formula.
Staggette was the easiest to handle. It evened out in about three coats, which is great for a thinner formula polish. Romp was in the middle. It covered better, but was still a little on the difficult side.
One thing I didn't like was the drying time. All of them took a long time to dry, and with thin formula I expected it to dry a lot faster. The multiple coats didn't help. The topcoat could have saved this but it was a slow dryer as well. You might notice a smudge on the index finger for the pink polish (One Night Stand). I thought the polish was dry, but I smeared it when was trying to take photos. I think it was at least 10-15 minutes after I applied the topcoat.
The colours on these were awesome, I really loved them. Romp was definitely my favourite!
Dispite my beef with the drying time and the brush I am pretty sure I'm going to get a few colours from their website. I'm thinking Hangover will be one of them. :) So next time I'll use a pro-wide brush and some sort of quick-dry product. Any suggestions?

[These products were sent to me by Cheeky Monkey for review.]