The Beauty of Color

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What I know for sure Wednesday....

...that this will be the hardest post I have ever written.

It is with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes that I write this post.

First some house cleaning -
Congratulations to Pamela Green!!  She was the winner of the Finger Paints Super Sunday Sweepstakes!! 

Okay, now for the hard part...please know that this decision that I have made was one that I was in hopes would be one that would not need to be made.

I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  Close your mouths and get your chin up off your keyboard!  It's not a death sentence, but a Immune Deficiency Disorder.  I will live a very long and prosperous life to buy np till they put me 6 feet under!! 

This is not a new revelation for me - I was diagnosed 5 years ago.  I am medically retired from the federal government.  I cannot drive over 10 miles due to double vision and headaches (thank goodness all my np dusties are within that 10 mile range!!)  I take more pills than the average medicine cabinet can hold.  I take pills to wake up, I take pills to go to sleep, I take pills for pain, I take pills for spasms, I take pills for fatigue, I take pills for stress, I take pills for...well you get the idea - oh, and lets not forget my monthly visits to the hospital that requires an IV Infusion!!  I walk with a cane and have on occasion been restricted to a wheelchair, but for the most part I do walk unassited, albeit slow.  No WONDER I'm into nail polish - it's cheaper than booze!! ...and it lasts longer too!! *if you have any Kleancolor - it get's you high too!!*

Why am I telling you all this now?  Well, this summer has been very, very challenging for me.  Heat is a major stressor of symptoms for people with MS.  The heat wave that we experienced this summer taught me one thing - IT WAS HOT AS HELL AND I WAS MISERABLE!!  That being said - my body has been in a constant flare or exaserbation mode (when your body becomes symptomatic and revolts on you!!) for the last couple of months.  Yes, I stay in air conditioning so all things considered I am as comfortable as one can be - but moving around and going outside has been non existent for me except for doctor appoints, of which I go to at least twice a month - for poking, proding, basting and turning, pulling, tugging and testing..yuk!!  But it is a life I have become accustomed to and one that I think I have adjusted to, not settled, but adjusted. 

What I know for sure...as much as I enjoyed being a blogger for the short time that I was welcomed onto your computer screen, and for all the friendships that I have formed through e-mails, cards and personal phone calls, my symptoms have progressed to the point that I can no longer continue to be of service to my customer base without sacrificing my health.

My MS is like a box of chocolates, I never know what I'm going to get from day to day.  I say my MS stands for Mysterious Symptoms!! There are days my legs don't want to cooperate, there are days my arms don't want to cooperate, there are days I have double vision and can't tell if I have one bottle of np or two in front of me (those days are rather comical) *maybe I really DON'T have two helmerz full of np* and there are days I have headaches to the point I can't lift my head. There are even days where the entire left side of my body is paralyzed - thank GOD I'm a righty!! All that being said - you can imagen how difficult swatching has become for me.  It was taking me almost 2-3 hours to do swatching of one color.  Imagine the days I would have double vision and wonky arms - between trying to paint on my fingertips and not my fingers and taking pictures of my hands and not my feet were rather frustrating and hillarious!!  I didn't know wether I should laugh or cry!  Holding the camera was no fun either - not because I couldn't focus, but I couldn't see!! I was afraid of dropping the camera, when my arms were weak, and we all know how husbands can be about their shiny toys and gadgets!! :-)

I have enjoyed my few months here in the blogesphere and will always cherish the friendships I have made through np.  I guess just like any addictive disorder, we all hold dear to the friendships that are made while going through therapy!! *thank goodness for MUA* I don't like my physical therapy that I have to endure for my MS, but np therapy is one form of rehab I don't mind staying a member of for life.

I thought changing my schedule and postings would allow me to continue to at least be participative.  I cannot.  *why didnt my body come to this revelation BEFORE I showed myself full monty with a nekkid face - ARRRG*  I was really trying to stay active and engaged with you all - but I had to come to the realization that the swatching, picture taking, uploading and posting was just too much for me and I was taking too long to bounce back from a flare up *symptoms that occur due to over stressing your body or your mind*  My flare ups were heat induced.  I was in no way shape, form or fashion stressing out because I was blogging - but because of my symptoms and trying to maintain a schedule of posting regularly.

So, instead of being of disservice, I bow out gracefully, okay - more like awkwardly, but never the less, I bow out.

So, to my fellow bloggers, to whom I know the challenges of which you deal with, can definitely understand how difficult this has been for me and to my fellow constituents,...I digress, fellow followers I say THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU!!  This has been one hell of a run (okay, slow walk) for me and I have enjoyed every step of it.

I will continue to buy np like a mad woman.  I will continue to take my biotin (amongst the many other daily pills I have to take).  I will continue to buy dupes because I'm buying so fast I forget that I already had that color (no, I do not have a spreadsheet - that's just too much like work).  I will continue to be on MUA nail board being a silly person because it makes me take my mind off the pain.  I will continue to correspond with those of you who correspond with me.  I will continue to always think of you and be grateful of the time we had together - it was truly rewarding for me to know that even for a few months - I was able to be of service.

So, what I know for sure - and everything I need to know about life, I learned from my little bottles of polish...
NP doesn't care if you don't talk to it today
NP doesn't get upset when you put on an Essie instead of a China Glaze
NP doesn't care if you don't have on the right 'underwear' to hide VNL
NP doesn't care if you have to move it from the drawer it was in for the last two months, because you have more polish you need to put in that drawer
NP doesn't care if you move 5 more blues or reds in
NP has no respect of person - it looks good on everybody!!
NP does not have a status to uphold whether it be a .99 Wet 'n' Wild or a bottle Clarins 230 selling for $300 on ebay
NP is well, NP - at the end of the day all that matters is...
do YOU like your little (or large) stash?
are YOU happy with the choices you've made?
are YOU not sacrificing anything to fulfill a lemming?
are YOU being true to yourself or trying to keep up with others?
are YOU willing to play it forward and go that extra step to fulfill a lemming for someone else?
can YOU afford your little (ok large) habit?
does it truly make YOU happy?

So, when you see apaige2u on MUA give me a wave, o/* or a high five *\o.  I will always have my gmail so you can always drop me a line or two there as well.

So, for the last time I write...
...that does it for me today!!
Until next time - Happy Polishing!!

and remember NOW IS NOT FOREVER!!

Le Vernis Chocolat!!

For more information on Multiple Sclerosis

*sniff*  *sniff*
*wipes tears off key board*

THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU!!  THANK  YOU!!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Claire's Meg Peg

HELLO FELLOW FOLLOWERS!!

Let me show you my little fren...
I went shopping yesterday, well, sort of...I went stash shopping!!  It's amazing to me that amongst so many np's that some of us have accumulated over time - some for collecting purposes and others, because, well, it was only $1 so I just had to get it!!
Well, this little pretty was neither of those - I received her in a swap from a great NBer!!  It's amazing to me that out of so many pretties, I actually remember each and everyone of them and where they came from and how I acquired them - yet I can't remember to take the clothes out of the washing machine on some days!!  Go figure!
Isn't she pretty?  Look at that holo!!
Sadly she is only one of two Claire np's that I own, the other being Dream Catcher, and that too was also a gift from a swap - from a seperate NBer. 
Meg was a funny little thing.  Her holo just screamed in the bottle, but on the nail, not so much - she more glitteres her way on my nails.  Beautiful none the less. 
She dried with a rather kind of plastic finish *-*  I applied 3 coats.  I intentionally made her a full mani right from the start - I had already done my prep work and applied my treatments, I was not going to back out of it.
I know not all holo's play well with certain bc's or tc's, but the plastic satin finish she had was not something I was expecting.  So, I slapped a regular tc on it (Revlon Color Stay) and finished her off with SV -
her shine was beautiful after that!!  Gotta love SV! (at least I do anyway)
I have been trying out some new nail treatments and I must admit I am rather pleased with the results. New to my routine are Gelous, Salon Science Instant Artificial and Fiberglass Network, also by Salon Science.  All of these products can be found at Sally's.  I have been alternating the Gelous and Instant Artificial but for the most part always use the Fiberglass Network.  I love how strong they feel now with a full manicure, they even look a lot smoother as well.

Well, that does it for me and Meg Peg today.
What have you overlooked from your stash lately?
Funds a little tight but you want the thrill and gratification of a new np - shop your stash!! 
You just might be pleasantly surprised at what you might find, again!!

Until next time - Happy Polishing!!

Don't forget the give-a-way!!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What I know for sure Wednesday!!

...everything I ever need to know about life -
I learned from my np stash!!
Today I bring to you Racing Green by Barry M.

This np was a dream to apply - but I needed 4 coats since I did not wear my underwear prior to application
I am such a nasty hussy - no underwear!! :-)

Alrighty kiddies - gathering around the computer monitor, you're about to learn something -
so listen up.
NOW IS NOT FOREVER!!
For the most part, I have tried to always make sure my mani's were pretty decent prior to taking a picture.  Sure, who amongst us has not always wanted that picture perfect mani - only to change it, if not that same day, within a few days!!  Oh, what we go through to be beautiful.
Well, now is NOT forever.  Can you imagen only having the same mani day in and day out??  Of course not!  Mani's will change and so does life.  No matter how well we plan and prepare and hope for the best - life is going to take twists and turns that makes us a little disgruntled, upset, angry and confused.  Does any of this sound familiar???
Well, what I know for sure - NOW IS NOT FOREVER!!
See how this mani bubbled on me??  I didn't plan on the bubling, I did all the things I was supppose to do for a great mani - but it happened and yet - I took the picture anyway!!  Yes, I stuck with it and it really doesn't look half bad, right?  I did all the right things, but clearly something happened that I had not factored in.  Now, I could have done one of two things, taken it off and started all over or just be upset and not take the picture.  Clearly I chose to just roll with the punches and use it as a life lesson.
  Just like acetone changes a mani - so will life change it's course.  No matter what your mani looks like now and no matter how much acetone you use, there will be some staining and maybe even some burning if you have a hangnail or a small cut. 
What I know for sure, you have to find the right acetone that works for you!  Mine is meditation and relaxation (okay - mine is really Valium and Vodka - but don't tell my therapist!! *-*) - with a little elbow grease and patience, the staining will come out, the hangnail or cut will heal and the stinging will stop, and we will once again have a clean surface, go back to our stash and ponder the next mani and hope for a better outcome the next time!
Don't you wish life was like a remote control and we could change the chanel when we didn't like the program that was on??  * le sigh*

So, boys and girls, what have we learned today!!
Acetone makes everything better and will change the outlook of your mani - because
NOW IS NOT FOREVER!!

So, until next time - Happy Polishing!!

Don't forget to enter the Give-away if you have not done so already!!
Tell a friend!!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Maybelline Monday Mani!!

GOOD MORNING!!

First let me say - OOPS!  My Bad!! 
I forgot to post my Super Sunday Sweepstakes!! 
So, it may be a day late, but it does not fall short of a goodie!!

Here is the giveaway for this week!!

RULES:
1. You must be a follower
2. You must leave a comment this week on a post
3. If you twitter, post about this giveaway
4. Have your own blog, post this giveaway
5.  Leave me your e-mail address (you can do it privately here)
6.  Wanna increase your odds - bring a new friend to become a follower this week.
7.  Hop on your right foot 10 times, hold your breath, wink your left eye - I'm kidding, I'm kidding!! 
That's it!!

Winner will be announced next Sunday (If I don't forget!!)
Winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize!!
(The same winner will not win twice within a 30 day period)

Okay - now on to the Monday Maybelline Mani!!
This was a Dollar Tree find in a double pack that was clearly repackaged from another store called Phar-Mor for $2.59.  Gotta love Dollar Tree finds!!

BRONZE BEAM
First let me say - my DH picked out this np.  Bless his heart, he wanted to be a part of the process.  He ever so gently bent down on one knee, very carefully opened the Helmer (see my red baby in the background) and just began to look through one draw to make an educated decision...and this Maybelline is what he came up with!!
In his defense, he had no idea this was going to be such a PITA to apply and he didn't see my struggling to really make this np look half way decent (which I think is a total fail on my part). This is three days old.
(ARRGG!!  Look at those aweful cuticles!)

The part of this which was solely my fault is that I did not add thinner!!  This stuff dried like pure sand paper!! 
Look at those orange flecks shining!!

Between my mani extender and SV - I smoothed that baby out and when my DH finally saw it he ever so proudly proclaimed "I like that!"  I just politely gave him a sheepish smile with a raised eyebrow and said 'thanks!'

Bless his heart!!

So, considering your seeing the end result what do you think?  I'm a big girl, I can take it!!

Until Next Time...Happy Polishing!!


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Friday, August 20, 2010

FOTD FRIDAY!!

DON'T BE SKERRED - IT'S JUST ME!!

*Am I REALLY doing this?*

What the hell was I thinking when I committed to the FOTD FRIDAY'S????
Well, here I am in all my nekkidness and glory!!  I figured if I start out this way, I really have no where to go but up, right? *just say yes so I'll feel better*
Okay, so, since this is the first time I've ever tried taking pictures of my own face, which is no easy task by the way, this was the best of the worst. 
I do not have oily skin - that is me perspiring from trying to take so many dang pictures in the bathroom!
*there's GOT to be a better way*

So, on this first day I am just bringing to you for your viewing (or laughing) pleasure my day/night skin care routine.  For the duration of this blog and and the FOTD, unless otherwise stated I will only be using Mary Kay Skincare and Cosmetics.  I am NOT a consultant and I am not being paid by a consultant to use this as an advertisement.  The sole purpose of my FOTD Friday's is to educate and hopefully inspire those that have a desire for cosmetics but have always been too afraid to ask.  My goal is to show you MY and only MY personal experiences and opinions on said products, the purpose is to show a method and not to market.  I don't care if you use Lancolm, Estee Lauder, Oil of Olay, Fashion Fair (are they still in business??) or your favorite d/s brand, but by all means find a routine.  I just want people to know that they don't have to believe the hype of all the high end products.  You will find what works for you through trial and error.  It took me years to find a formula that worked for me and it just happened to be Mary Kay.  I have used nothing but MK for 23 years and I am only 30!!  NOT!!  I'm pretty satisfied with this.  So, if it ain't broke - don't fix it, but if it needs tweaking - then make some adjustments.
*steps down off soap box*

1. SO, first things first - NEVER use soap on your face!
ALWAYS use a cleanser, preferrably one with an astringent which will save you some steps.
2. ALWAYS use a moisturizer - NEVER use lotion or vaseline on your face - it clogs your pores!!
*Do this every morning and every evening*
3. NEVER go to bed with make up on and never put make up on a dirty face.
Now, if your under the age of 21,  you can pretty much stop reading right here.  For those of us older, keep reading!! 
4. There is no such thing as too much moisturizer - especially this time of year when the weather is changing, so is your skin.  Just like healthy nails, keep your skin moisturized, moisturized, moisturized.
 *Include your neck in the cleansing and moisturizing*
5. In the morning after cleansing, I use a day time moisturizer with SPF 25, you can go higher if you like - this works for me.  Sunscreen should be applied all year long, not just in the summer.  Sunscreen should be worn when the sun is shining - end of story!!
6. Then I will use a Tinted moisturizer that is SPF 20.
I complete my look with cosmetics (you'll see all that as the weeks go by)
7. In the evening I wash everything off with my cleanser.
8. Then I apply an evening night solution, it's not a solution, that's just the name of it, that has antioxidants and collagen enhancing properties (at my age, I need all the help I can get).
9. I finish with an intense moisturizing cream, the cream isn't intense, that's just the name of it,
brush my teeth and off to bed to watch T.V. or read the NB or a good book!!

Well, that's the first of many to come. 
I hope I didn't sound like a commercial for MK.
I want to keep it simple - skin care maintenance is not complicated - but it can be so complimentary when we all take the time to take care of ourselves.  Take care of your skin today and it will take care of you tomorrow.

So, what's your skin care regiment? 
Do you have one? If not you need one!!

*all highlighted areas are links to referrenced products mentioned in the article to a Mary Kay website - should you desire any of these products, you can shop there directly or with a consultant of your choice*







Thursday, August 19, 2010

WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE...

... I LEARNED FROM MY BOTTLES OF NAIL POLISH!!!

WOW!! Can you believe I have been gone for 6 weeks??  It truly doesn't feel like it's been that long, but a day did not go by when I did not receive an e-mail, txt, phone call or even a RAOK from one of you!!
THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU!!
I have been busy with life but not my nails - they really took a beating from lack of TLC - but I think I am back on the road to recovery now.  I've only done 4, yes 4 mani's in 6 weeks and had to cut my nails down to nubbins twice for breaks and chips.  The one thing I will share with you is that I am still not cured from my H1N1, you know, Haz 1 Needz 1 more *giggles to self*.  Anywho, I decluttered my stash and helmerized!!  Not with just 1 but 2! The red ones are really nice - it matches my sitting room!! I am now a hot red sassy helmer owner!!  Told you I was not  cured...and I need 2 more, I still have quite a bit of overflow!! I dare not reveal how many polishes I have!! Let's just say I'm closer to over 1,000 than I am to under 100. :-O  I've only bought 1 collex since I've been away, the VV collex by ChG and a few d/s brands here and there.  I know I have a lot to catch up with. *close your mouths people, it's not nice to read with shock and awe*
 
It has truly been a very humbling experience these past couple of weeks...hence the subtitle.  I will be making a few positive and welcomed changes to my blog, at least I think so anyway.  Wait, it's MY blog and if I say they're good changes, then they are good changes!! :-)  I was and am much too lazy to change my page so I figured I'd just change the contents with-in it.
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE...
Life is short, just like all of my bottles of np.  Never take any day for granted.  Regardless of what your dealing with today - it will look a little brighter in the morning.  Just like some of my mani's, I hate it the day I do it.  I go to bed, tossing and turning about the ugly mani I did, but the next morning - my mani looks a lot better than what I thought it did the night before, especially once I put mani extender on, it really shines and looks pretty decent - just like my life!!  I lost a good nights worth of sleep worried about something that ended up not being half bad at all. (SMILE) *carefully steps down off soap box*

My future plan is to designate each day to a theme: 
SUNDAY:  Super Sweepstakes Sunday - every Sunday will be a give-a-way by way of a sweepstakes.  WHY, you may ask?  Remember I had quite a few of doubles, so I have decided to give them away to you my readers!!  If your a follower, you're entered.  If you commented that week, you're entered. If you tweeted that week, you're entered. That's it.  (The same person will not win twice with in a 30 day period)  No fuss for me.  You will know the week before what polish(es) will be entered in the sweepstakes and then you can decide if you want to enter that week or not.  *hint - one week someone will win a Hidden Treasure*
MONDAY:  Monday will be my comparison days.  If you want to know if something is a dupe or if you want to see a color comparison - just let me know!!  If I don't have it and can't get it I will let you know.  Monday Matches will be all up to my reading audience.
TUESDAY:  Will still be FATT tuesday (Finger Art Tutorial Tuesday) No explanation needed.
WEDNESDAY: What I know for sure... This day will take on anything and everything under the sun that will relate to some revelation that I received through the week. Please feel free to share with me on those days - because I may use your words of wisdom as well.
THURSDAY:  I have no crafty idea yet, sorry!! :-(
FRIDAY:  This is a new one for me - FOTD!!  Yes, I am coming out from behind the computer screen and will be revealing pieces of me (well my face anyway) to show techniques and routines that I have learned and found to be tried and true over time, for me anyway.
SATURDAY:  NUFFIN!!  I need time to gather myself.

So, there you go - for your selected reading pleasure.

No pics today - no sun and I took no pics while I was on hiatus.  I will be catching up one nail at a time and look forward to hearing from each and everyone of you!!

~~Until next time...Happy Polishing~~

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Checking in!!

HELLO FELLOW FELLOWERS!!

WELL, I AM CHECKING IN TO SAY - IM STILL HERE AMONGST THE LIVING, WHICH IS ALWAYS A GOOD PLACE TO BE, WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE ALTERNATIVES!!

THE GOOD NEWS IS THE CRISIS HAS BEEN AVERTED - BAD NEWS IS I WILL STILL BE OUT OF THE SPHERE FOR A WHILE LONGER.

I AM GLAD TO REPORT THAT:
  • NO CHILDREN WERE UNEXPECTEDLY BORN (THOUGH I CANNOT CONFIRM NOR DENY IF THERE WERE ANY CONCEIVED)
  • NO BAIL HAD TO BE PAID
  • NO ONE WAS COMMITTED TO AN INSTITUION (THOUGH ON SOME DAYS IT WAS ????)
  • NO ONE WAS ADMITTED TO THE ICU
  • THERE WERE NO SHOTGUN WEDDINGS
  • THERE WERE NO UNEXPECTED FUNERALS
SO, CONSIDERING THE ABOVE - LIFE IS STILL GRAND!!

WHICH BRINGS ME TO THE POINT THAT I NOW NEED TO GO TEND TO SOME MUCH NEEDED ME TIME (MOMS NEVER GET ENOUGH OF THAT!!)  I HAVE ONLY DONE TWO MANICURES IN THE TIME THAT I HAVE BEEN GONE THUS FAR, AND AM SO MISSING THE NAIL POLISH ROUTINE - BUT FAMILY COMES FIRST.  NAILS WILL GROW BACK - FAMILY WONT.

I AM PLANNING A GET A WAY FOR A FEW WEEKS AND UPON MY RETURN, WHICH WILL BE 1 AUGUST, I WILL BE DOING A GIVEAWAY!!  I WILL BE DE-STASHING AND GIVING YOU THE EXTRAS - THIS TIME IT WILL BE A PEDICURE GIVEAWAY - JUST IN TIME FOR THE BEACHES!!

SO, I WILL BE COUNTING THE COMMENTS AND THE NEW FOLLOWERS THAT COME MY WAY FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.

ALL YOU NEED DO IS:
  • COMMENT AS OF TODAY UNTIL THE 1ST OF AUGUST.
  • BRING A NEW FOLLOWER WITH YOU AS OF TODAY TIL THE 1ST OF AUGUST
  • THE NEW FOLLOWER NEEDS TO MENTION YOUR NAME
  • FOR EVERY NEW FOLLOWER - I WILL ADD AN ADDITIONAL ITEM/POLISH/TOOL TO THE GIVEAWAY - SO HOW BIG THIS GIVEAWAY GETS IS ALL UP TO YOU GUYS!!
THIS IS MY WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU FOR ALL THE E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS, TEXT MESSAGES AND CARDS I HAVE GOTTEN THUS FAR.

MY BLOG MAY BE SMALL, BUT MY FOLLOWERS ARE LOYAL AND THAT MEANS A LOT TO ME.

SO  UNTIL 1 AUGUST, KEEP ME IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND I WILL BE BACK REFRESHED IN FULL FORCE AND FABULOUS AS ONLY LE VERNIS CHOCOLAT CAN!!

UNTIL 1 AUGUST...HAPPY POLISHING!!
XOXOXO

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Leave of Absence

DEAR FELLOW FOLLOWERS:

DUE TO CIRUMSTANCES BEYOND MY CONTROL I WILL BE OUT OF THE BLOGESPHERE FOR A FEW DAY - EXACTLY HOW MANY WILL BE UP TO THE MAN UPSTAIRS.

I MUST GO TEND TO FAMILY BUSNESS THAT NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION,.

THIS IS AS MUCH SHORT NOTICE FOR ME AS IT IS FOR YOU TO READ ABOUT.

I AM HOPING AND PRAYING I WILL NOT BE GONE FOR MORE THAN A FEW DAYS.

I WILL CHECK BACK IN WITH YOU ALL SOON.

DONT STOP CHECKING BACK IN WITH ME AND I AM FINE - YOU KNOW THE  CLICHE' - YOU CAN PICK YOUR NOSE, BUT NOT YOUR FAMILY!!

KEEP ON POLISHING AND MOISTURIZING AND I WILL BE BACK BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.

LE VERNIS CHOCOLAT!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OH SHREK!! (Pt 2 of 2)

HELLO FELLOW FOLLOWERS!!

WELL, I KNOW I HAVE BEEN USING TUESDAY'S AS MY FAT TUESDAY - BUT I WANTED TO FINISH WITH THIS COLLECTION - SO NEXT WEEK WE SHALL BE BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED POSTING!!  :-)  SO STAY TUNED!!

ON WITH THE SHOW!!

UP FIRST...
AS I STATED YESTERDAY, I HAVE SEEN THE SHREK MOVIES AND, UH, I DON'T REMEMBER THE CAT BEING BLUE!  DOESN'T BLUE SIGNIFY SADNESS?? 
THAT LITTLE PUSS AND BOOT'S WAS ANYTHING BUT SAD!!  NOW CATTITUDE HE HAD PLENTY OF, BUT, BLUE???  WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?
REGARDLESS OF WHERE SUZY OF OPI THOUGHT THAT THIS COLOR BLUE WOULD BE REMINISCENT OF A CAT OR ATTITUDE IS BEYOND ME, BUT I WILL SAY I DO LIKE THIS COLOR. 
 IM PRETTY SURE THERE ARE OTHER BABY BLUE'S THAT WERE CLOSE TO THIS AND IT'SS PROBABLY DUPEABLE, BUT I DID NOT HAVE ANY IN MY STASH SO I COULD NOT SHOW ANY COMPS. 
BUT I WILL SAY SUZY GOT IT RIGHT ON THIS SHADE - AT LEAST FOR ME ANYWAY!!  I WAS NOT ONE FOR WEARING BABY BLUES, BUT THIS ONE WORKS FOR ME.  IT WAS THIN LIKE THE OTHERS BUT IT WAS A PRETTY COLOR AND I ENJOYED IT!! (HENCE SO MANY PICS OF THIS ONE!!)
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO ENJOYED THESE MOVIES AND SAW PURPLE FOR THE DONKEY AND SAID 'WHAT????' OUT LOUD TO THEMSELVES???
PURPLE AND DONKEY'S KIND OF MAKES ME THINK OF BEING DRUNK AND SEEING GREEN ELEPHANTS!!
DONKEY, IN MY OPINION, SHOULD HAVE BEEN A GREIGE - BUT THEN AGAIN, SUZY DIDN'T CALL ME AND ASK WHAT COLOR SHE SHOULD HAVE MADE DONKEY - BUT I SURE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THAT FOCUS GROUP WAS THINKING WHEN THEY THOUGHT PURPLE WOULD WORK FOR DONKEY!!
COLORFUL, DONKEY WAS, BUT PURPLE HE WAS NOT!!
THAT BEING SAID, I DID ENJOY THE COLOR AND LIKE THE OTHERS THE POLISH WAS RATHER THIN - BUT WORKABLE.
REALLY?  WHAT PART OF YELLOW SCREAMS FIERCE TO YOU??  I MEAN REALLY!!
YELLOW IS NOT A VERY LARGE COLOR GROUP IN MY STASH - JUST BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS A COLOR THAT WOULD TURN ME INTO LOBSTER FINGERS - BUT THIS ONE DID NOT. 
I'VE ALWAYS HEARD THAT YELLOW WAS A HARD COLOR TO WORK WITH - AND AGAIN, THIS ONE WAS NOT.  EXCEPT FOR BEING LIKE ALL THE OTHERS IN THIS COLLECTION, IT WAS THIN, BUT WORKABLE. 
 I ENJOYED THIS COLOR BETTER THAN I THOUGHT I WOULD.  MAYBE FIONA SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE COLOR IN THIS COLLECTION THAT SUZY SHOULD HAVE HAD AS RED OR EVEN PINK - BUT YELLOW DOES NOT SCREAM FIERCE TO ME AND AS WE ALL KNOW - FIONA WAS VERY FIERCE WHEN DEFENDING HER LOVE AND ADMIRATION FOR HER MAN - SHREK!!

WELL, THAT DOES IT FOR ME TODAY!  OH, ALL OF THESE COLORS REQUIRED 4 COATS SINCE THEY WERE SO THIN AND EVERYTIME I TRIED TO EVEN IT OUT I ENDED UP WITH BALD SPOTS - BUT BY THE FOURTH COAT IT WAS OPAQUE.

SO, DID YOU GET ANY OF THESE?  WHERE THEY THIN FOR YOU TOO?  DID YOU ENJOY THEIR COLORS?

UNTIL NEXT TIME....HAPPY POLISHING!!
XOXOXOXO

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Oh SHREK!! (Pt1 of 2)

HELLO FELLOW FOLLOWERS!!

I KNOW I AM SO TARDY TO THE PARTY ON THIS ONE.  I AM SO BEHIND ON MY SWATCHING, BUT I PROMISE I WIILL CATCH UP ON SOME OF THE COLLECTIONS THAT I HAVE.  SOME OF MY POLISHES HAVE BEEN SO NEGLECTED, I FEEL AS THOUGHT I'VE LET MY AUDIENCE DOWN.  :-(  SO HANG IN THERE WITH ME CAUSE I AM SWATCHING AS FAST AS I CAN!! :-0

ON WITH THE SHOW!!

SO HERE IS THE FIRST OF THE SHREK COLLECTION... 
I ACTUALLY LIKED THIS COLOR AS ODD OF A COLOR AS IT MAY SEEM (PROBABLY BECAUSE I HAVE S SUIT AND SHOES THIS COLOR!)
IT LOOKS LIKE SPLIT PEA SOUP (I HAPPEN TO LIKE SPLIT PEA SOUP) AND I THINK SPLIT PEA SOUP WAS ACTUALLY THICKER THAN THIS NP WAS TO APPLY!
THIS IS REALLY A PRETTY NAIL POLISH (I THOUGHT SO ANYWAY) AND IT SHONE PRETTY WELL TO ME AND ALMOST CHANGED COLORS DRASTICALLY FROM SHADE TO SUN!  SHE NEEDED FOUR COATS TO BE EVEN.
I'VE SEEN THE SHREK MOVIES - EXCEPT FOR THE THIRD EDITION - I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL IT COMES OUT ON DVD BECAUSE ME AND 3D DON'T GET ALONG TO WELL.  ME GET'S MIGRAINES!!  (ARRRG!!)  I DIGRESS...
...BUT I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME WHO RIMPLE WAS AND WHY THEY CHOSE THIS LILAC OR LAVENDER COLOR TO REPRESENT HIM. 
THIS WAS A BIT THIN TOO, BUT APPLIED PRETTY WELL. I ACTUALLY LIKED THIS COLOR AS WELL. 
I KNOW THOSE OF YOU LOOKING AT THIS COLOR ARE WONDERING 'HOW CLOSE OF A DUPE IS THIS TO DONE OUT IN DECO??'
DONE OUT IN DECO IS LIGHER (AND THICKER)
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I LIKED THEM BOTH COLOR WISE, BUT DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH YOU LIKE LAVENDER'S OR LILAC'S YOU MAY NOT NEED BOTH - THOUGH THEY ARE NOT DUPES, THEY ARE CLOSE ENOUGH THAT YOU MAY ONLY NEED ONE.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THERE IS BLUE IN REFERENCE TO AN OGRE, AS PRETTY AS IT MAY BE, THIS COLOR ASSOCIATION WITH THE CHARACTER BORE NO REFERENCE FOR ME.
SHE TOO WAS A LITTLE RUNNY, BUT PRETTY AS THE AQUA SHORE SHE APPEARS TO SHINE AS.
ALTHOUGH IT WAS RUNNY AND REQUIRED 4 COATS VS MY PROVERBIAL 3 COATS THAT I NORMALLY DO.
I HEARD THE WHEELS OF MY FELLOW FANS SAYING 'HOW CLOSE SUZY SAYS FUNG SHEY IS TO THIS COLOR'...AND TO PLEASE MY FELLOW READERS, HERE YA GO!!
AS YOU CAN SEE SSFS IS LIGHTER TO WHERE OTTB IS A SHADE DARKER AND I WOULD BE INCLINED TO SAY HAS A DUSTY LOOK TO IT.
OTTB EVEN ALSO SEEMS TO PULL A LITTLE TEAL WHEN COMPARED TO SSFS.  I WOULD BE INCLINED TO SAY THAT YOU WOULD NEED BOTH DEPENDING ON YOUR LOVE OF TEAL OR AQUA BLUES, SINCE THEIR SHADES ARE SO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, IN MY OPINION.

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!!  THE FIRST THREE OF THE SET OF SIX.  BESIDES HOW THIN THESE POLISHES WERE - AND IT COULD HAVE JUST BEEN THE ONE'S I HAPPENED TO GET A HOLD OF, THEIR APPLICATION WASN'T TOO BAD.

WELL, THAT DOES IT FOR ME TODAY.  TOMORROW I WILL BRING YOU THE REST OF THIS COLLECTION.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

UNTIL NEXT TIME...HAPPY POLISHING!!
XOXOXOXO

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