Friday, January 14, 2011

Guess What I've Been Up To?

Remember back a few weeks ago when I mentioned the dress I'm supposed to wear in my brothers wedding and how uncomfortable I was about it? Well, I think it's exactly what I needed to get my butt in gear and do something about my weight, instead of always complaining about it. Last week I joined Weight Watchers and had my first weigh-in last night. I lost 3 pounds!!!
So what did I change?  Well, I've cut down on my consumption of diet pop.  I used to drink about 4 cans of Diet Pepsi a day.  Now I'm down to 1 or 2, and hopefully I'll be able to cut it down even more over time.  I've upped my water intake to 64 ounces a day, and I'm hoping this week to increase it even more.  I've been on plan most days this week.  I did take a day off the day of K's 2nd birthday party, but I've been pretty good about getting my whole grains and protein, plus I'm eating a ton more fruits and veggies.
I'm pretty encouraged though.  I have a lot more to lose, but I'm focusing on small goals.  The first goal is 5% weight loss.  Next on the list is to get more exercise.  I LOOOVE doing EA Active, but right now our Wii isn't hooked up to the TV and DH keeps forgetting to get a new cord, and I keep forgetting to remind him.  So I told him last night after my meeting, that it's our big goal this week.  Get the darn thing hooked up so I can get moving again!
So are any of you on WW?  Any tips or advice?

Thanks for listening...I'll keep you all updated!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

This past week I was awarded my first blogger award, the Stylish Blogger Award!  Thank you so much to Jenny from Polishology

These are the rules for this award:
1. Thank and link the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers to tell them about this award!

Here are seven things about me...although I do warn you, I'm not an interesting person!  ;-)

1. I love doing anything crafty…especially knitting and crochet. The problem is I probably have about 20 projects started and will never finish them.

2. I’m terrified of bugs. Especially spiders. I’ve been known to call my husband, who works at least an hour away, in tears because there was a spider in the house.

3. The first time I saw a joint was the summer of ’06 at a Tom Petty concert. I know, I’m sheltered.

4. We had to go through fertility treatments to conceive R. Took us 3 years to get pregnant. We never considered that we wouldn’t have to do the same thing if we ever decided to have another child, and then one day, after I had been feeling sick for about a week, we found out we were pregnant with K (who just celebrated a birthday on Friday!  He's TWO!!!). It was the best surprise ever!

5. I don’t remember much about elementary school. Apparently it was so bad that I actually blocked things out. People have told me about things that happened that I have NO recollection of.

6. I have a very entrepreneurial spirit. I used to sell soaps and candles back when we lived in Central NY, before K was born I had a shop on that I was very involved with, I used to sell Mary Kay for about 9 years, and now I sell Scentsy.

7. I’ve never tried a cigarette. People NEVER believe me when I tell them that.

And now for the 15 bloggers that I've decided to tag.  This was have no idea!

1. Pretty N Polished
2. Running With Polish
3. Pretty in Dayton
4. Polish Infatuated
5. PinkNailBlog
6. Never Unpolished
7. Ali's Nail News
8. For Your Nails Only
9. In a Fabulous World
10. iPolish
11. Let Them Have Polish
12. Bright Lights, Big Color
13. Chloe's Nail
14. The College Students Nail Guide
15. Getcha Nails Did
Some of these are newer...some have been around awhile.  It was a really tough decision deciding who to tag.  I must have visited about 40 blogs or so.  Something about these blogs just struck me when I visited.  Not to say the others didn't do anything for me...just depended on my mood perhaps.

Thanks for visiting...hopefully I'll get a few swatches posted this week!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

OPI Shim-Merry Chic

Hello all!  I'm currently in NY visiting family for the holidays, but since we have a bit of down time, I thought I would post a polish I wore recently (if you consider Thanksgiving recently). 

Shim-Merry Chic was released last year as part of OPI Holiday Wishes collection (and therefore I'm not sure if it's still available anywhere).  It's a brown with bronze/gold shimmer plus FLAKIES!.  I love this because it's not like anything else I have.  I wore it this year over Thanksgiving...I thought it was the perfect fall color.  My only complaint was the dry time was TERRIBLE.  I put it on at 4pm on a Sunday, and woke up the next morning with sheet marks!  I haven't had that problem in quite some time.

I have some pictures on my memory card that I'll try and post here and there while we're home, but as you know, family comes first, so I'm not going to promise anything.  :-)

I want to wish all of my readers a Happy Holiday!!!  Thanks for visiting here and reading my ramblings and looking at my mediocre pictures...I appreciate each and every one of you!

See you soon!!!!  :-)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

And finally...China Glaze 'Tis the Season to be Naughty or Nice part IV!!!

Sorry it's taken me so long to post this collection!  Here are the links to parts I, II, and III if you haven't seen them!

Midnight Kiss

Midnight Kiss is a gold foil that reminds me of Orly Luxe.  I've mentioned before that I'm not too big of a gold fan, but I like the way this one looks on me!  I have 3 coats on in these pictures.

Cheers to You

Cheers to You is a gorgeous silver foil.  I have 3 coats on in these pictures.  Reminds me of Orly Shine, although a bit less streaky going on.  I love silver nail polish, so this is a winner for me!


Excuse the dent on my ring finger.  It happened right before I took the pictures.  :(  Frosty is a gorgeous white shimmer.  I have 3 coats on in these images and you can still see some visible nail line, although you really couldn't see it in real life.  I'm a fan though, it's unique...I can't think of any polishes I have like it!


I, admittedly, don't have a lot of  experience with white creme nail polish...but Snow applies so nicely!  This is 3 coats, and it does need it because it's streaky up until this point...the the third coat evens the whole thing out. I know whenever I have worn other whites that they're very hard to get nice like this.

Whew!  This was a big collection for me to swatch!  I have to say though, all in all...I REALLY like Naughty or Nice.  No real big disappointments for me.  I can't wait to put Party Hearty on for Christmas next week!  I'm still trying to decide which to layer it over...any suggestions?

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

China Glaze 'Tis the Season to be Naughty or Nice part III

Ok...I FINALLY finished swatching this collection, so I guess it's about time that I post it, right?

Be sure to check out the links to Part I and Part II if you haven't seen them yet.

Sugar Plums

Sugar Plums is one of my favorites from this collection, and no matter what, my pictures don't do it justice.  This is a burgundy shimmer with holo glitter throughout.  You can't see the holo unless you're under bright looks more like silvery glitter in ordinary light.  It can look a bit bubbly/rough without topcoat (which I'm wearing in these just can't tell).  This is the second set of photo's I took, because I didn't wear topcoat in the first set and it looked like I buffed with sand paper, although the lighting and colors were better...I just can't win!  This is 3 coats, btw.

Peace on Earth

Ok...excuse me a minute while I toot my own horn and say, I think these images look pretty good!  :)
Peace on Earth is an olive green color with gold shimmer...bordering on a frost.  It is very pretty, and looked better on me than I thought it would.  This is 3 coats.

Little Drummer Boy kind of color.  Little Drummer Boy is a deep navy blue shimmer.  It's not one of those so-dark-it-looks-black blues...Very deep and rich, and the pigmentation is fantastic!  This is 2 coats!  I usually can never get away with that!
Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells is an antique-gold foil.  I'm not sure I like this color on's pretty, but not me.  I have 3 coats on in these images.

Only 4 to go!  Stay tuned...I'll get that up in the next day or two.  :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

China Glaze 5 Golden Rings

Hello everyone!  I'm so sorry for my sporadic posting this past month or so.  I don't want to turn into one of those bloggers that just disappears from existence!  Life has been crazy, plus getting ready for the holidays with 2 little ones...I'm sure you all know what I mean.  Thanks again for sticking with me!!!

5 Golden Rings was released last year as part of China Glaze's "I Love You Snow Much" holiday collection.  The collection also contained Ruby Pumps, Emerald Sparkle and Tinsel, which I already had.  Luckily I happened to catch 5 Gold Rings on it's own at Sally's after the holiday.  Sad part is, I didn't actually wear it until a few weeks ago! 

The base is a VERY pale yellow and contains a mix of pale gold shimmer and darker gold glitter.  I have 4 coats on in these images and was quite pleased with the coverage.  The other plus is that the wear was phenomenal.  I think it was about 3 days before I even saw a chip!  This was released as a limited edition last year, but it's still available online at places like or

Have a great day!

Zoya Free Color Spoon Friday!

The perfect opportunity to try these if you haven't yet.  For more information on color spoons, check out my post from when they were first released.
Have a great day!