Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween

Here's my Halloween wreath that I have hanging at my desk at work....well, actually, it's been hanging at my desk this whole time since last Halloween! I don't care, it's cute!

I decided to dress up my nails in a nice Halloweenish color for today. Don't look too close or you'll get a scare! My hands are soooo dry.

This is OPI Lincoln Park After Dark.

I've had this color for almost a year and I'm finally trying it out. I love it! Perfect fall color! It's a lovely deep purply-maroonish creally [cream/jelly] that looks almost black and goes on your nail like a dream in just 2 coats.

Oh hey, look at my new watch. It was a late birthday gift from my boyfriend, Calat. Hey Babe! It's awesome! I still haven't learned about all of its features, but the best thing about it is that it's not just an analog watch but it's digital too!

Did you decide to wear a Halloween color on your nails today or do any fun nail art?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

nail polish strips

I had been stalking the the beauty clearance bins at Target the past few weeks looking for goodies, specifically nail polish. I had been eyeing the nail polish strips from Sally Hansen for awhile but they were just too expensive for me, around $10 for a set. I couldn't justify myself getting them since I change the color of my nails almost daily.

Just last week, I found these:

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Pedicure Nail Polish Strips in Snake Rattle and Roll

This is Sally Hansen Salon Effects Pedicure Nail Polish Strips in Snake Rattle and Roll on clearance! You get 18 strips of polish, a mini cuticle stick and a mini nail file/buffer. If you're not familiar with nail polish strips, you can find out about them here.

So the ones I got are actually for your toes but I used them on my fingers. Some of the strips are more narrow and can be pieced together. Depending on how short your nails are, you can even get two nails done with one strip, which was my case. Then that make me think, Who the heck has toenails that long!?

My Mom and I are not too big on nail art but we love our nail polish. That's probably where my addiction came from. Thanks Mom!

Check our Mother-Daughter Manis from the weekend before heading out to my birthday dinner with my family and my boyfriend's family.

Mother-Daughter Manis

My Mom has on OPI - Mermaid Tears (left) and I have on Rimmel London Wild Orchid (right), which btw, has an awesome wide brush almost as good as OPI.

I had full intentions of putting on the nail polish strips on all of my Mom's fingers but due to lack of time and n00b error, I only managed to use the nail polish strips as accent nails. The nail polish strips were very easy to use, once I stopped trying to apply them the hard way! For a demo video on application, click here.

I would use them again, especially if the price is right! They are supposed to last for up to 10 days. That's way too long for me. These would be great if you were going on vacation. It's been about 3 days and I still have this on...I know shocking...and there is no tip wear!

If you are interested in getting this pattern, they are unfortunately no longer available. I believe this was a limited edition pattern. But here's a tip: I've seen nail polish strips from OPI in the clearance sections at ULTA! They have some fun patterns too!

Have you tried nail polish strips yet? Do you have a favorite brand? Don't you love them?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

and so it starts...

Hello World...

I'm actually blogging!!! I'm not sure what kind of blog this will be or what it will be become but you can probably expect a little bit nail polish, cake stuff, DIYs, and lots of randomness.

I just turned 29...yesterday...and came up with the ever so popular 30 before 30 list.

Here's my list:

It was kind of hard for me to come up with 30 things I wanted to do before I turned 30 so I kinda cheated a little bit and had to look up what other people had on their lists. Some people had really
ambitious lists and others not so much. I'd like to think mine is somewhere in between.

As you can see from my list, #7 is to start a blog...DONE! Only 29 more to go...


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