Friday, December 18, 2009

5 Guys I Used to Like Tag

I wasn't tagged by anyone as far as I know but I still wanted to play. I could easily pick 10 or 15 guys that I liked growing up. If I get officially tagged by anyone I WILL do this again. If you guys want I can do another post with a list of all my past and current celeb crushes. This is 5 of my favorites from when I was growing up.

Leonardo DiCaprio - I was so in love with Leonardo. I seen Romeo and Juliet in middle school for one of my birthday parties. :) I cried for HOURS after Titanic. I had it bad and I still really like him! :)

Austin O' Brien - My Girl 2... <3 I watched that movie almost every day for years straight. I have no idea why I loved him so much... But I loved him and that movie. Photobucket
Elijah Wood - Drool... I am still trying to collect DVDs of all his movies. <3 I am still in love with him! Photobucket
Vincent Kartheiser - Oh my goshness... Alaska, Masterminds, Indian in the Cupboard, Angel. I was crazy about Vinnie. I named my pet lizard Conner after his character in Angel. Unfortunately my lizard died :( I feel like a noob because I didn't know he was in Mad Men...
Now I have to go watch every episode!

Rider Strong - Boy Meets World <3 What girl didn't love Shawn? My favorite show for years! I sat through Cabin Fever for this guy... Now that's devotion! I found THIS post interesting. Maybe you ladies remember some of the others listed!

I am thinking of doing a list of celebs 40+ that I like. I think it is funny that I have mostly dated younger guys. (My boyfriend, Brandon is younger, yet I have many celeb crushes in this age group)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jen and the Case of the Missing Package

An update:

My missing package arrived today! It was postmarked 11/28/2009. Someone wrote "Wrong address return to sender" on it but the address isn't wrong... weird... I have no clue what that was about. I will do a video or pictures of it probably tomorrow if I feel up to it. I am still hurting from Tuesday's fall. If you don't know what I am talking about ready my Bare Bumm Bath blog.

Everything smells great and she included free samples. Poor Robin (thepinksink on etsy) even sent a replacement package already. I am going to have doubles but she said no worries and to enjoy them. What a sweetie! You should all check her out!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BareBummBath Haul Video

I got a handmade soap haul on etsy. Please watch the video.

I fell on the stairs yesterday and hurt myself. I don't plan on doing my nails until I get better. I went to the emergency room last night. Nothing is broken. I have a contusion. Bruising under the skin. It hurts bad and you may notice me not moving my left arm too much in parts of the video. I hope you will enjoy the haul. This is not the replacement for the one that got stolen. This is from a different seller. I will update you when my other packages come. I have a few small packages coming soon. :)

Here is the video!

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Fairly Take and Fairly Give

So apparently someone stole one of my packages I have been waiting for. It was delivered on December 3rd. My mom talked to the mail carrier who does our route and he said it was scanned and delivered just like my tracking number said. Stealing is wrong and not fair. People shouldn't take things they know are not theirs. It was taken either out of my mailbox or right off of my porch. It is bad I guess with the holidays here. People are stealing packages for the presents that may be inside.

I believe that one should "Fairly take and fairly give." Stealing is not okay. You shouldn't take something without paying for it or take something someone else paid for. Not cool, neighbor person who took my stuff. If I knew who it was I would be so angry. I talked to the etsy seller (thepinksink)and she said she would replace it but it is not her fault and she shouldn't have to. It is not fair to her either.

This is a time of year where people should be doing nice things for others.

I sure hope that they stink really bad and need it more than I do! If I loose any more I will go off! /end rant

Friday, December 4, 2009

What's up with Jen?

Hey everyone. I am sorry for the lack of posts. I plan to do some videos for YouTube about some stuff I ordered online. I am waiting for everything to arrive. If you are not already subbed to me on YouTube, my username is awesomevegan. I will be doing some hauls and reviews and maybe a few tutorials soon so keep a lookout for those. My birthday is December 9th. I will be turning 25.

What would you like to see be blog or vlog about? Please leave a comment and let me know! I will try to get some pics of my fingers and toes for you! :)

Friday, November 27, 2009


I am moving this list to a blog post and leaving a link to it on my blog to make my blog look neater. :) I will be updating this list regularly of course so check back if you are curious! And if you have any of these and don't want them let me know LOL.

Coraline Kit A
Glitter Top Coat in Silver
Special Polish in Chocolate Brown


Color Club:
Fashion Addict
Wild At Heart
Glitter Vixen Collection
Wild Child

Smitten With Mittens!
Merry Midnight
Disco Ball Sparkle
Do You Lilac It? (or dupe in Color Club or Zoya?)

Nicole by OPI:
Lets Get It Star-ted (Layering glitter with stars in it!)

Peacock Feathers
Chocolate Caramel
Raspberry Truffle

Thursday, November 26, 2009

24 Things I am Thankful For

Happy Tofurky Day everyone!

I hope you all have a great day with your family and friends. I will be spending today with Brandon's family today. I thought I would take some time to share 24 things I am thankful for since it is my 24th Thanksgiving.

1. Brandon - He makes me feel more loved than anyone in the world and can make me smile when nothing else can. He treats me like a queen, even if I don't deserve it.
2. My Family - They don't know how much I love them and appreciate my time with them. I like still living at home because I would miss them so much if I ever left.'
3. My Cats - Mittens and Blade are my babies. I don't know how I make it one night away from them (like last night) I am sure they miss me just as much.
4. My home - people take for granted having a home. A roof over your head and a place to sleep isn't something everyone is fortunate enough to have.
5. My health - I am lucky that I am generally healthy most of the time!
6. Food - I am happy to have food to eat.
7. Friends - My closest friends are there for me when I need them and give me someone to talk to just for fun! They make me smile and laugh and I don't see them enough.
8. My Dogs - I love them!
9. Brandon's Dog, Harley - I am playing with him as I write this!
10. My Laptop - Okay I know that the things I am thankful for are getting sillier and less essential now but I use my laptop every day. I had a bulky desktop for so long I really appreciate this thing!
11. My Kindle - Yes my Amazon Kindle Ebook reader. I use this basically every day. I love to read a lot and it is so much lighter than most books and I don't have to fuss with keeping the book open no matter what position I am sitting or laying. Plus I can store enough books on it to be able to always have something to read. I love it!
12. My Jewelry - I love my jewelry. Even on days I am too lazy to wear makeup I often wear my jewelry. My standard pieces are my Troll Bracelet, a personalized ring from Brandon and a solid hematite ring. I am obsessed with earrings too though!
13. My followers - I am lucky to have people interested enough to read my blog!
14. Makeup - I love to play with makeup. It is fun and creative for me in a way that makes me feel good about myself.
15. Nail polish - I love doing my nails. Having a pretty color on my nails makes me feel nice.
16. Konad - Another way for me to be artistic! Konad is so much fun too!
17. The Internet - This should probably be higher on the list. The internet can be very useful for information, entertainment, making friends and staying in touch with people. One of my best friends I met on Myspace which ironically I barely use anymore. I am all about the Facebook now!
18. Author - I am thankful to people that still write books. I believe people should read more and without all the people writing out there I wouldn't have so much to choose from!
19. Music - I love to listen to music. It can lift my mood or help me vent when upset.
20. Scott MacIntyre - His music makes me happy and has a profound inspirational effect on me. Click here to check out his MySpace music page. He has a new holiday single available on iTunes!
21. Thift Stores - I love the things I can find in there and I is so eco-friendly. A simple way to recycle!
22. Nathan Runkle - The founder of an animal rights group called Mercy for Animals and my inspiration for going vegan. I would love to meet him someday.
23. My blog - I am thankful to have a place to share my thoughts, experience and interests through words and pictures.
24. Today - I am thankful to have this day to share with family and friends. Hope you all have a nice day!

If you have the money to spare consider adopting a turkey this year!

Click here to learn more about turkeys!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Moon with eyes and nails!

I went to see New Moon with Brandon (my bf) I snapped some pictures of my makeup and nails so I thought I would share! The color are inspired by the Volturi, vampires in general and blood. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2 Year Anniversary!

November 15th was my 2 year anniversary with Brandon (my boyfriend). We went to Boston and had lunch at Grasshopper (it was buffet day!) My favorite thing I ate was this battered gluten covered in sauce. I believe it is "The No Name" on the menu. Then we came back to my house and rented a movie and snuggled up to watch it. We didn't get many pics in the restaurant because the lighting wasn't great and it was very overcast outside. We did get some pictures back here though!

One of my favorite pics from our anniversary

Me and Brandon with my gifts, Sookie Stackhouse Novels (first 7 books) and an Amazon giftcard. (for my ebooks for my Amazon Kindle (ebook reader)

My Mani!



Image Plates: Konad M2, M3 and M4. Polish Colors: Zoya Pinta (pinky, middle, thumb) and Zoya Demi (ring and index) Stamping with Konad Special Polish in White and Light Pink.

Those wondering what an "Amazon Kindle" is here is a video for the older model(the one I have)

Click here to see the site for the new Kindle 2.

The Kindle 2 IS NOW AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE USA. Make sure you read on the site about service in your country before buying one :) If you have any basic questions about the Kindle feel free to ask and I will answer the best I can or point you to someone who can :)

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! I have been very sick for 3 weeks. I got some new medicine when I seen the doctor today so I hope I will feel better soon. Haven't been in the mood to blog lately. But I want you to know I love you all and appreciate your comments and following me. Please share my blog with your friends and keep commenting. I read them all! :)

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT affiliated with or the Kindle Wireless Reading Device in any way. I have not been paid to mention them in this post nor have I been given any freebies or compensation (ie free ebooks) I am not trying to sell it to anyone. I received it last year as a gift and love it. That is all :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Zoya Superfan Prizes and more!

Here is a picture of my lovely prizes from Zoya.

They are the Truth and Dare Collections and a Zoya Tshirt. It is only available from contests at this point. :) I feel so lucky!

I won these by making this video for YouTube:

Let me know if you want the name of any of the colors I have on! LOL

Here is a mani I did earlier this week with a color NOT in the Truth or Dare Collections.

I used Zoya Shivon which is a pretty rosey, bronze type color that is hard to describe but very pretty! Plate numbers M13 and M36.


The Zombie Cupcakes I made for Halloween that I forgot to post!

There is strawberry jelly in them so when you bite in you get their brains! LOL <3

I am still sick so I am sorry for the lack of posts lately. I will be better! Let me know which colors you want to see on my nails! :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

For Thriszha: Asian Inspired Mani

I did an Asian inspired look for our lovely thriszha of Fab Ur Nails. :)

I hope you like them. They don't follow any one particular Asian country's theme just a general "Asian" look.

I chose the colors warm golden/copper, red and black because they remind me of Asian decor. I used Konad image plate number M23 and Konad Stamping Polish in Black and Red. I did the black designs first then the red. (On my pinkies I did the red bird first) I used Konad Base and Topcoats. I used 2-3 coats of Zoya Penny.

I didn't take many pictures and didn't clean up because I have been sick for a while and still am and I am feeling lazy. Here is a picture. I hope you like them!

EDIT: Photobucket is being a butt. Picture as soon as possible!
Hope this Flickr version will work!

Please be sure to check out my other posts from today Zoya Superfan and Natalie Portman.

Please let me know what else you would like to see. Any theme or image plate? Any color? I will do my best to fill any requests. Love you all! :)

I love Natalie Portman! :)

Natalie Portman recently wrote about what inspired her to go vegan. Click HERE to read about it.


Oh my I won! I can't believe it! Check out the link about my winning video on Zoya's Blog and if you aren't already, follow them on twitter, facebook and blogger. Don't forget to check out their site! :)


Click the link above to see what I won!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pink With Skulls Nails

I was inspired by a shirt I recently got to create nails to do with it!

Here is the shirt:

And here are the nails!

The Thumb:

Plates used (all Konad Brand)
M13 Skull
M28 Spider
M45 Fishnet Tips
M25 Purple 4-petal Flowers

Color is Zoya - Lola and the decals are made by Fing'rs. :) I used the Konad Top Coat and the Black bled through to the top. Any tips for this problem?

Don't worry! I got the shirt BEFORE I started Wardrobe Re-fashion! :) I plan to post pictures of things I make and refashion soon. :) I hope you like my nails and the other things I share.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wardrobe Re-Fashion Pledge


The idea is to not buy any new clothing. (I am not sure if jewelry or accessories count. I assume gifts don't count especially during the holidays. ) All items are to be thrifted, recycled, refashioned or handmade (etsy is allowed!)

I was a bit scared to do this but I figured I would give it a go. I have so many clothes already and since thrift store shopping IS allowed I decided to try it. I have very little if any sewing skill. Maybe this will inspire me to create more. I have so many things I could do something with in my wardrobe and maybe if I think creatively I can make some really cool things.

I am going to avoid buying jewelry and accessories during this time (except from thrift stores and received as gifts) I will however look for thrift store things that I can add to and take apart and redo. :) I need some supplies to make jewelry and for refashioning my wardrobe so I am assuming art supplies are A-OK since they help with handmaking and DIYing. I will post my projects here and on the Wardrobe Re-Fashion site and I encourage any of you who are crafty to give it a try. Let me know if you do. My pledge period ends Jan 1st, 2010. Wish me luck!

I was inspired by this lovely lady. Please check out her beautiful creations!

"Free" Mini Makeup Collection from E.L.F. with any order.

You can add any one item to your cart and just pay shipping and cost of that one item and get the Mini Makeup Collection for free.

The code is LOYAL. I just tried it and it works but I already have one so I am not going to order now LOL. It works even for just a 1 dollar item. If you do that the subtotal before tax is $7.95 in the USA. I don't know which other countries they ship to.

Also Target now carries E.L.F. products. :) Be sure to check them out if you live near a Target. :)

E.L.F. Also now has an "83 Piece Essential Makeup Collection" ($30) and a "141 Piece Master Makeup Collection" ($40) Needless to say I want the big one! I wonder if Target will have them before the holidays...? :)

Here is a video on Youtube about the different makeup collections! Enjoy!

COUPON CODE EGSTUDIOX still works for 50% off studio line items with orders of $15 or more before shipping. If you want the medium or large collection use that code! :)

I want it. I want it bad :-P

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Samhain (Halloween)!!!

I love Halloween. I would love to share a bit of history about the holiday and share some links if you would like to read more.

Traditionally celebrated on October 31st (and sometimes November 1st) Samhain (pronounced SOW-en) is the anchient Celtic holiday which marks the end of summer and the last harvest and the beginning of the winter season. In modern traditions of Paganism, Druidism, Shamanism and Wicca it is still celebrated as both a celebratory holiday and a somber occasion to honor ones ancestors. People would dress in costumes to ward away bad spirits and light candles and leave food gifts for loved ones who have passed to guide them on their journey home. Samhain is believed to be the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is the thinnest. Turnips and gourds were also carved to ward away negative energies and protect the homes.

Today, Samhain is seen as the Wiccan New Year and is a time representing death and rebirth. Many old Celtic traditions have been adapted by people of many religious backgrounds to celebrate this time of year, such as dressing up and the carving of pumpkins.

I hope you enjoyed this brief look into the history of Halloween. For more please check out the following links.

Great Veg and Vegan Sites!

I am going to make this a list of some of my favorite sites and blogs about vegetarian and vegan topics. I will update this regularly when I find something cool. There will be a link in the sidebar so you can always find it!
Make a veg/vegan online recipe box and label the recipes with your own labels. If you want a Vampire category go for it! Need a category for recipes for your picky family members? You can do that too. :) If I try any recipes here and they come out great I will tell you! :)

Vegan Yum Yum:
This girl is incredible. She also has a book out. You will find a variety of delicious recipes that are very creative.

Post Punk Kitchen:
The vegan cupcake queen. Isa Chandra Moscowitz. This woman is a vegan goddess. She has several vegan cookbooks out and the site has many free recipes submitted my her and site users. Awesome! Try the Banana Bread, Pumpkin Bread or Zuchini Bread. :)

I am going to think of more and will add them as I remember them or find them. Until then have a great day.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween. My post about the history of Halloween will be this evening. :)

I think I am going to make these today!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Two Manicures and Some Kitty Eyes

Hi everyone! I have for you 2 contest manicures and a cat eye look.


The first manicure is for Nail Juice's Nautical Nail Art Contest.

I used a sheer blue, medium blue and darker blue. I used the sheer blue N.Y.C. Scandalas Blue Green Glitter over the whole nail. Then I layered Zoya - Jo over 2 thirds of my nail and used No Miss Biscayne Blue on the tips. I applied No Miss Top Coat then stamped across the line where the sheer and medium blue met using Konad Special polish in white. I used image plate m24. Then I used Art Club Black nail art paint (and toothpics when I got annoyed with the brush) to draw the anchor and wheel. :) I finished with Konad Top Coat. I hope you like it!

The next manicure is for Nail Art World's Winter Manicure Contest.

For this manicure I used 2 coats of N.Y.C. White Lights Glitter. Then 1 coat of No Miss Top Coat. Then I stamped with Konad Silver (very subtle) the flower/star/snow pattern on plate m5 on all my nails. I randomly positioned them. :)

Then I stamped the white snowflake like pattern from plate m20 on my index, middle and pinky (I did the thumb after the candy cane.) I alternated the placement of the snowflake. I then stamped the snowman on the ring finger and the red candy cane on my thumb. I followed with the snowflake on my thumb. Next I went over each tip with N.Y.C. Starry Silver Glitter fishing out the large pieces of both pink and blue (repeat). Next I did the black snowman eyes with Art Club Nail Art Paint. Finally I applied Konad Top Coat and applied a pink flower rhinestone in the center of the thumb snowflakes. Once dry I applied a 2nd layer of topcoat on my thumb. :) I hope you like this one too!

My manicures are getting more complicated but I am so proud of myself! :)

Now for the cat's eye!

For this look I used E.L.F. Mineral Eyeshadow primer. Next I applied Everyday Minerals - Mistletoe to my lid and into the crease. Next I used E.L.F. Black liner (from my mini makeup collection I wouldn't nessesarily recommend this one) to line below my lower lashes and extended the line up at an angle pointed toward the ends of my brows as a guide. Next using the E.L.F. Studio Line Small Precision Brush (LOVE) and Back To The Earth Cosmetics - Tree Spirit (dark green) I lined under the lower lashes (over the pencil liner), created a defined outer V and continued a bit into my crease. I only blended where the 2 greens met NOT THE EDGES. I wanted to leave the edges sharp and fierce like an intent cat stare! I used a bit more Tree Spirit and carefully drug the precision brush up at an angle towards my brow to create the cat eye style wing. I know it is a bit over the top but I love it! I finished with Glittersniffer - Carnivore (ironically my fave highlight color) under the brow. It looks scary and pale green in the package but it is awesome. I got it as a free sample and I love it! Then of course my favorite mascara (EccoBella Black.) Please excuse my insanely messy brows!!!

I have included links most of the retailers sites. E.L.F. and Eccobella are also available in some stores in the U.S. I don't know about outside of the U.S. Everyday Minerals is available internationally from their site.

Back to the Earth doesn't appear to be on Etsy anymore. If I find it I will update with a link.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

43 Things

Have any of you heard of this site yet? You make a list of goals you want to complete and see how many others have that goal. I made a list but I don't have 43 things yet and I don't have them in any particular order.

Here is my profile there.

If you have one please share your link! Thanks!

Car Painted with Nail Polish

I found this ammusing! Now thats a LOT of polish!

KONADomania's Konad Giveaway!

Check out KONADomania's giveaway for Konad, additional nail polish and natural beauty samples (and possibly more to be added) HERE.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Salem, MA and a Hallowmani!!! :)

ALL PICS SHOULD BE CLICK TO ENLARGE. Links to the museums are included!

Yesterday Brandon (my bf) and I went to Salem, MA.

It was a lot of fun! When we got to Salem we parked and went to the visitor center to pick up a map and stuff. Then we went to one of our favorite places for lunch, Cafe Kushco. It is this little cafe on Washington Street that has soup, sandwiches and soft serve both dairy versions and vegan! I ordered Meditarian Grilled Eggplant Soup and Brandon ordered the Three Bean Chilli. The restaurant is not entirely vegetarian but the vegetarian soups are labeled on the daily selections sign and it lists which ones have dairy and eggs and such. The corn chowder sounds like it would be vegetarian but it is NOT it has anchovies in it. Just a warning if you are there and are veg or with a veg! Also if you are vegan or allergic to dairy ask for no bread because they put butter and melted cheese on the bread. I forgot that they gave bread with the soup. I gave mine to Brandon because he is vegetarian but not vegan and he still eats dairy. After finishing my soup I ordered a "frozen tofu" (vegan soft serve) and selected peanut butter for the stir in. It was DELICIOUS!!! My soup was great and so was Brandon's btw. I stole a bite of course (since his soup was vegan as well)

My handsome bf, Brandon!

Next we made our way to the Witch History Museum. We got the combination ticket to this museum and the Witch Dungeon Museum and the Pirate Museum. You save 5 dollars per person. :) They tell you a bit of history about the witch hysteria and bring you through exibits with sound and human-like figures which are somewhat realistic. It was very informative and I recommend it if you haven't been to Salem or are bringing a group for an educational experience. They also have a gift shop.

We made our way to the Witch Dungeon Museum next. This one was eerier and spookier than the last one. You watch an actors rendition of part of a witch trial and then are lead down below for a tour of a replica of the dungeons. There was a beam there from the original dungeons and it is said to be good luck for women to touch it so of course I did. Here is a picture of it.

Then we checked out shops for a while and hurried to catch the last tour for the New England Pirate Museum. Strangely this was Brandon's favorite although I am not too surprised! He loves pirates. It was entertaining and more lighthearted than the witch related museums.

I would recommend the combo ticket to these 3 if you have never been to any of them. If you are in the mood for something a bit different check out the Pirate Museum! :)

After the museums we went to dinner at Thai Palace (located in the Museum Place Mall) We went there last year as well and enjoyed it. This time we both ordered the same thing! It was funny. We got the Sweet and Sour veggies with Tofu. Brandon ordered desert of Orange Pineapple Ice Cream. I didn't try it since it was dairy but he said my peanut butter tofu ice cream was better! LOL

Here are some more pictures!

The fall colors on the 2 hour drive there!

My mani! Seen pictured with this spooky eye bracelet I got in Salem!

I used basecoat, 2 coats of Zoya Sienna. I applied 1 coat of No Miss Top Coat. Let it DRY! Then I stamped designs from m13 and m28 and used decals by Fingrs Edge and then 2 thin coats of Color Club Abracadabra (from the Master of Disguise mini kit) on the tips. I applied 1 coat of Konad topcoat, placed the rhinestone eye on Mr. Pirate and then did KTC on the other nails. I applied a SECOND layer of Konad top coat on all fingeres after they had completely dried. I applied a THIRD layer of Konad topcoat in the morning only to make the glitter feel smoother. On my thumb I applied 2 coats of Color Club Dark Romance (from the Dark Romance Mini Kit - came in my Master of Disguise kit instead of the correct black) Then I stamped the pumpkin from m13 and applied the glitter (CC - Abracadabra) all around the pumpkin and on tips. (Three total layers of top coat on the thumb too.)

Blade wanted some love! (This of course was when I was trying to take mani pics and pics of my stuff!)

My necklace and earring set found for a DOLLAR in the sale bins at The Pickle Pot (jewelry/beading store in Pickering Wharf in Salem, MA) Also a nice shot of my thumbnail!

Some fruit and veggie wine charms from The Pickle Pot sale bins! I am going to make jewelry with them!!!

My new Salem shirt!

Blade is investigating my pirate pen! (Really he is just rubbing himself on it like he does with EVERYTHING!)

A picture from our trip last year! This is outside of the Salem Witch Museum which I HIGHLY recommend seeing. It has a presentation about witch history and hysteria with lighted scenes and a tour witchcraft through history to today. It even includes Hollywood representations of witches.

I will post more about Wicca, witches and the history of Halloween on October 31st. I hope you enjoyed this post and I apoligize if it was too long and picture heavy but I feel like you are my girlfriends and I wanted to share it all with you! :)

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Color Club Revvvolution

This NOTD was from last week. I love this color so much and the picture doesn't even begin to do it justice. It is a medium to dark gray holo with many colors in it. I think the most prominent holo sparkles are dark green, and orange/brown/gold. It is incredible and if you can find it at a local beauty store or see it online snatch one up. I thought it would look strange against my skintone but I love it! It is one of my favorites now! Here is the picture:

Click to enlarge!

I have counted my polishes!!! I now have 50 polishes not including basecoat, topcoat, nail art and Konad Stamping polishes. If you would like to see looks with any of them let me know. I will be posting a list of my collection soon. I will try to organize it by color or put a short description next to each. :) In the meantime if you have any requests for themes or colors leave them in a comment. I owe Thriszha a Asian themed look and I need to do a nautical before the end of the month for that contest, if I can remember who it was for! I do promise to get to the requests that are left though.

I am working on my Salem blog and will post that as soon as it is finished.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

You Make Me Smile Tag!

I was tagged by GlitterMillie :) I love her blog and am honored to be tagged by her. :)


The rules are that I am supposed to post a song that makes me smile and tag some other blogs that make me smile and why I love them!

I chose this song that my boyfriend discovered and shared with me! It is an original song by Mike Lombardo. I think he is cute and funny and can sing and play piano/keyboard very well.

Other songs that make me smile are Hey There Delilah by The Plain White Ts, Here in your Arms by hellogoodbye, Everything I Do (I Do it for You) by Bryan Adams, Swing Life Away by Rise Against (my bf and my song) and anything by Scott MacIntyre.

I tag:

Nicole (Magic Maid): Nicole is my newest follower! I love her blog because she has great swatches in more than one lighting condition (my flaw is I don't have good pictures because I am lazy and hate dealing with my camera) I also like her descriptions of the colors :)

Beauty Judy: I love Judy's blog because she has a variety of brands and posts nice swatches. She is friendly and gives honest reviews whether she buys the item/collection or is sent it and she always thanks the company for sending it. :)

Thriszha (Fab Your Nails): This is one of my favorite blogs! Her designs are very creative and always well done. :) She takes very good pictures too! :)

KonADDICT: I think this was the first beauty/nail blog I followed. This one along with others inspired me to try Konad. I like her step by step pics and the borders around them are so cool! She has complex designs but makes you feel like you could pull them off yourself.

I also tag anyone else who hasn't done this tag yet! :) All my followers and blogs I follow make me smile. These are just a few of my many favorites :)

And as a bonus:
I'll Take Tom (The Myspace Breakup Song) by Scott MacIntyre. (my other boyfriend LOL)
I have 3 reasons to justify adding this one as a bonus:
1. I love Scott!
2. This song makes me smile and LOL.
3. It is the perfect geeky breakup song to go along with the geeky love song!

Embedding was disabled on that one. If you like it you can buy his EP "A View from Above" on iTunes. It is a great buy for any Scott fan! :)

And for Lucy!

Happy Birthday Orkut Graphics
Happy Birthday Graphics

That is all! Hope you enjoyed the song(s)!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

First Matte Polish & Simple Vegan "Recipe"

I had my very first experience with matte nail polish. I received my back-ordered polishes Savita, Harlow and Roxy yesterday from Zoya. Last night I painted my nails with Harlow. Honestly I don't think I am a matte convert. I would be happy for any tips or links you could share about matte polishes. The polish dried very fast and I am not used to using that type of formula. The finish is different and an interesting change but they chipped by morning. I let them dry plenty before bed. I applied it directly to the nail with no base or top coat. I read that was what you are supposed to do. I couldn't stand the chipped look so I tried to disguise it with a couple of coats of Roxy on the tips which worked surprisingly well but didn't last on the fingers that were chipped. I broke my thumb nail on my right hand. I don't know if this is from lack of base coat or the matte formula.

So I ask you ladies: How do you feel about mattes? Does putting a shiny topcoat on the tips prevent chipping? How long do they wear for you? Do you ever use matte polishes on just your toes?

I am sorry I didn't bother with pictures and hope you will forgive me. I will probably create a new mani tomorrow.

Vegan Chili Mac
For the simple vegan "recipe" (if you can even call it that) I used 1 box of wheat shell pasta, 2 cans of vegan chili and about 1/3 of a block of Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Nacho Cheese (shredded). You could use more of the "cheese" if you have it. This would also be good for using up leftover vegan chili you make yourself. Just cook the pasta and drain, add the chili and "cheese" and heat on the stove stirring until hot and "cheese" is melted. Enjoy! Brandon really liked this :)

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hey There Deliliah

There is a little story to these nails and why I bought the polish used to do them.

The polish is Zoya's Delilah. It is a deep red with lots of glitter. It is 2 coats. The Konad is done with Konad Special Stamping Polish in White. I used image plates M43 and M73. I chose these designs because it is my 23 month anniversary of my first date with my boyfriend, Brandon. I think they look very romantic. All photos can be clicked to enlarge. :)

I added a little detail with my thumbs to fill the corner. I used Art Club by Color Club nail art paint in Neon Pink.

And the reason I bought this polish:

Her name is Delilah, named after a little song... you may have heard it :)

This song was playing in my head when I was holding her and my mom said I could name her. She is sweet and pretty and I think the name suits her.

DISCLAIMER: I do not own the song "Hey There Delilah" by The Plain White T's or know any of them personally. The video is linked directly from their record label's Youtube account. Thank you :)

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