Monday, March 29, 2010
Things have been slow as far as nails go. I am giving my nails a break, because under all this polish they are getting weak and ugly. But maybe by the end of this week, I'll be ready to create again. How do y'all keep your nails in a polish mood?
Here is a mani I did for the last week, an easter egg mani. I used CG Light as Air, Essie MCA, and Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow. With the other two colors nearby, the Light as Air came out really lavender, which was nice, and the mellow yellow was not as soft as I wanted, but it definitely reminded my of Easter eggs.
Posted by Mary Beth at 8:59 AM
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I decided to do an unconventional St. Pat's Day Mani, because I knew I would be decked out in my green anyway, and thought I would play with the rainbow.
Red- an unnamed Red I got for Xmas, that I really like
Orange- OPI on the same paige,
Yellow- SH Extreme Wear, Mellow Yellow
Green Zoya Midori
Blue- China Glze Shower Together.
I am really proud about the way it came out, though I would love better quality of this shade of red-- any suggestions?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
My favorite accessory I own is this vintage style clip wallet, so I decided to see if I could pull as many similar and complimentary colors from it and match what polishes I have.
First up is Zoya Irene. It's a beautiful gold-toned green, It applies very clean, which is necessary for me, and I think it matches nicely.
In other news, life is both busy and happy. I am thoroughly enjoying the new job, and I get lots of feedback, which was sorely missed before.
Also, this week I adopted two rescue rats, who had a very sad story before they came into my home. You can read their story and see pictures here.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
As Irish as I am, I was more than thrilled to get Four Leaf Clover from the China Glaze Up and Away collection.
And it was a beautiful color, just not quite Irish.
I ruined this batch of photos btw, but thought it still deserved posting.
But perfect for Spring!
What do you think?
Posted by Mary Beth at 8:35 AM
Monday, March 8, 2010
I used the Ulta black eyeliner and Emerald Isle eyeshadow from my freebies, and my favorite UD Skyscraper mascara. For highlighting and blending I used the other colors in the same palette as Emerald Isle.
For my nails I wore......... Emerald Sparkle (Surprise, Surprise)
Posted by Mary Beth at 2:05 PM
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I didn't think I would like this color, but it had that look of something that looks bad on the hanger but is just interesting enough to buy it anyway, in hopes it will look amazing on.
And, I love it. The only reason I didn't think I would like it was that it is very light and pastel compared to my normal shades. But it's pretty cool. It applies very well, and though these pictures are a little messy (another at work mani) I think I will leave this color on today even though I had planned to move to an Alice in Wonderland color, in honor, or should I say honour, of seeing the movie I've waited so long for.
I justify it by saying I think Alice would probably wear this color if she had the choice.
Curiouser and Curiouser....
Thursday, March 4, 2010
So because I've been sleeping ALOT to rest up my body so it can fight against the dangers of Kidney stones. I have been setting my phone/alarm on silent except for alarm. AKA "Alarm Only" but one day this week, it was accidentally set to "Silent", which meant no alarm, and I slept in until 7:53, which meant I had all of 22 minutes to get ready and arrive at work (15 minutes away).
Normally I can pull this off in a pinch, however, I had fallen asleep after a nail fiasco involving Icing Lucky Luis, which I couldn't even capture and won't wear again. But what's left of it can be seen above.
So, regrettably, I had to arrive at work with the nails from H-E-L-L. But on the way out of the door, I grabbed a bottle of nail polish remover with about two drops left in it, and China Glaze Flying Dragon and Orly Prima Gloss Gold. And since I have my own office now, I was able to spare about 20 minutes to do the best I could to cover it up/clean it up and look presentable.
And since I didn't have but two drops of remover left, I had no way of cleaning up, which as you can tell from previous pictures could have been a disaster. Regardless, I managed to pull something off that actually turned out ok. And looks cool and unique enough to share here.
So please don't judge me based on the grossness, and instead see the beauty in a quickie-at-work mani that saved the day.
I used three coats of Flying Dragon, but chose it because it dries super fast. And then I covered it with Prima Gloss: 1. because my Seche Vita is running low and is no longer efficient, and 2. Because I thought it would work out.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I know I have been MIA the last two weeks, my kidneys decided to attack me. But I am back, and I finally have something new to share.
This amazing blue came in my Ulta package I got for free via an amazing deal in Fenruary. I gave one of the two colors that came away (It was a golden yellow and I cannot pull that off)
The other, however, was this electric blue that was called "Something Blue"
Posted by Mary Beth at 3:45 PM