Recent Manicures

Recent Manicures

Well, it looks like it’s been a hot minute since I have posted any nail photos! Let’s hope I can find all of these polishes to list their names and where you can find them. If you are wanting to dive into the world of indie nail polish makers, I suggest you check out The Polish Pickup. It’s a once a month sale where many makers will create items based on a theme. The Polish Pickup There is one weekend where you go onto the site, pick out what you want and it will be mailed to you later in the month. It is a pre-order style sale. There is also non-polish items such as lip balm, bath and body products, charms, etc.

I have a lot of polishes that I have yet to wear so expect more goodies soon!

 

Some of these polishes are limited edition or exclusive to one group or another. But you can check out the different websites below.

Fair Maiden Polish

I Love Nail Polish

Deborah Lippmann 

You can also find Deborah Lippmann Polishes at Sephora

Tux Polish

Of course, Essie polish is available at most retail stores and online.

 

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Hush Haul!

Hush Haul!

I’ve seen several videos on YouTube talking about this site called “Hush”. I got curious and  downloaded the app. All I can say is “neato!”. They have a ton of stuff in the beauty realm to choose from. These are what I selected for my first order. The L.A. Girl concealer is definitely not the correct color for me. So, I may give that one away to someone. The Milani foundation was spot on though. The second photo below is one I took after applying my makeup before work. I used the Milani foundation, the Nudes eye shadow palette, and the Mermaid highlighter palette in this look.

I will try out the other goods and maybe post a review!

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Rhinoplasty: Before and After

Rhinoplasty: Before and After

I made a large decision this year. I finally decided to get rhinoplasty aka “a nose job”. Why? Well, it’s a complicated story but I have never been happy with the shape and size of my nose. I certainly got my dad’s nose. For a couple of decades, I have felt uncomfortable with it. So, I did something about it. In the “after” shots, I am only two weeks out from my surgery. There is still swelling that needs to resolve so this is not the “finished product”. I am wearing makeup in these shots to cover up what is left of the bruising before I went to work. I’ll post more pictures in the months to come.

I applaud myself for not procrastinating and having a midlife crisis now rather than when I’m 60.

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Purr Post: New Fur Babies!

Purr Post: New Fur Babies!

A few weeks ago, I took in two sweet kitties. Rigby is the orange tabby and Lucy is the gray tabby. Rigby’s DOB is listed as 9/13/16 and Lucy’s DOB is 11\8\16. So, these are are way younger then Sophie and Izzy who are both about 13 years old. Both cats were previously owned by my manger, Katy. But, with kids, cats, and a dog she felt that a new home for these two was a good idea. So, I took them both!

The new cats stayed separated  from the old cats for several days in my office. Then came the switch where I let them out of the office while the older two stayed in my bedroom. Over the span of about a week, we finally got to where they could all be out in the house together.

Rigby is a playful, feisty kitty. He’s also quite interested in Sophie. She tolerates it. If a cat could roll it’s eyes, Sophie would. Rigby is all about the feathers on stick toys, toy mice, balls, and the white plastic cap on my door stops. Lucy is less playful but she has her moments.

Since I was getting two more cats, both with their front claws, I prepared by ordering two new cat trees. I know declawing of cats is frowned upon so having cat trees and scratching posts are essential now. My vacuum cleaner is going to get quite a work out! I’ve been spending a lot of time with them the past few days. I recently had surgery so I’m at home recovering. More to come on that part later. Keep an eye on my Instagram for lots of cute photos!

Sephora Nail Haul!

Sephora Nail Haul!

I had heard about these polishes on YouTube. I was curious to see how the main stream brand of NailsINC London would stack up to the indie brands. I think the fact that more main stream brands are coming out with varied finishes shows that maybe they are feeling the pressure. Indie makers are so creative and varied with their products.

First we have the Easy Chrome duo. “Hell for Metal” and “Metal-Morphosis”

Second we have the Dirty Unicorn trio. L-R we have “Rainbow Hooves”, “Hot to Trot” and “Mane Attraction”.

Lastly, we have the Holler-Graphic duo. And, with the use of my phone’s flashlight, I can confirm that these are, indeed, holographic polishes.

You’ll have to excuse my photo taking ability and editing. I’m still learning. I hope to have some manicures with these polishes up soon!

F.U.N Lacquer X Simplynailogical

F.U.N Lacquer X Simplynailogical

I know I’m late to the party here. But here are some shots of the nail polish collab between FUN Lacquer and Cristine at Simplynailogical on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to her channel!

The outer packaging is super holographic and it makes it hard to read the print on the boxes but they are still awesome!

We have Black Holo Witch and Black Holo Witch (H), Holo Queen and Holo Queen (H), How Deep is Your Holo? and How Deep is Your Holo (H).

You can find these nail polishes here. 

And you can find Cristine here.