Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Mystery Hostess Event!

I try to keep my Scentsy business off of this blog...but I did want to mention that this weekend I'm running a special...if you are interested or have any questions, let me know!
Remember to click if you can't read it!  :)


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

I'm sorry my posting is so disjointed lately.  We've had some drama in our lives lately.  If anyone noticed my little gripe on Twitter last week...We had a friend get arrested for a DUI.  She's currently going through a divorce and they're having a custody issues with their 22 month old daughter.  Long story short, she didn't want her DH to find out, but since this isn't the first time drinking has been a major issue we felt it wasn't something that should be hidden from him.  We told him, she's goes on.

Last week I posted part 1 of China Glaze's 'Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice Holiday collection.  I'll probably finish swatching it sometime this weekend...but I did want to post more more photo's.

Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus has a sheer red, jelly-ish base and small pieces of pink glitter.  The glitter is a bit more sparse than what a lot of people were expecting.  I have 3 coats on in the above images.  I kind of like it still!  It's quite blingy...perfect for the holidays.  If you were to layer it over something it would probably be even better...I've never been much into layering though...only doing it when I have to.

Party Hearty

Speaking of layering...Party Hearty is going to be the perfect go-to layering polish for Christmas!  It's has a clear base packed with large, red hex glitter, smaller green round glitter, and even smaller silver and gold glitter.  I have 3 coats on in the above images.  My only problem is deciding which polish to layer it over for the holiday!

Mistletoe Kisses

Mistletoe Kisses is sheer-ish green jelly packed with tiny, silver glitter.  It's pretty unique and probably one of my favorites of this collection.  Coverage is really good...I have 3 very thin coats on in the above images.  It's one of those polishes that you don't want to take off when you're swatching.  :)

Jolly Holly

Jolly Holly is a deeply pigmented green shimmer.  For some reason, while I had it on all I could think of was Sinful San Francisco.  Looking at the pictures, though, they're not close at all.  This is much deeper and more rich.  It really is a beautiful green...the shimmer is multi-color in the right light.  I couldn't say enough about application...very smooth.  I have 3 coats on in the above images...although most people seem to be getting away with 2.

Thanks for stopping...I'll try to get the rest of these up ASAP! 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ok...So, I'm in my brothers wedding next October.  It's a huge honor, and I'm excited, but I found out the what bridesmaid dress looks like:

Ok...I'm not a size 2...I'm overweight and well-endowed.  I'm really nervous about this dress.  I have no idea how I'm going to wear a bra...and I NEED to lose a considerable amount of weight so that I don't feel like a cow in the dress.  HELP ME!!!!!, advice...Anything. 

Thank you.  :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Introducing Art Club GLAM

I woke up this morning to find this press release and photos in my mailbox:

"Fashion-forward nail designs are a cinch with GLAM. The high-quality, amazingly self-stickable decals lay right over nail, and a layer of top coat seals the deal.
Mix and match patterns, use on natural nails or embed them in gel, or over polish – it’s all up to you!"

These are going to be brought to us by the same company that's behind Color Club nail polish.  I'm interested in these because, as I said before, I suck at nail art.  Mad for Plaid look especially cute! 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Where have I been? and China Glaze holiday Part I

Wow...It's been about 3 weeks since I've posted!  We were hit up with sickness and then I just got REALLY busy at work.  DH had the flu about 2 weeks he has bronchitis.  The kids and I have been passing around a bug as well.  SO FUN!  Plus, our grading period ended last week at school, so I had mountains of grading to get done for my students report cards.   Things were just a bit hectic and something needed to give. 
I do appreciate all of you who were here checking and those of your that sent your well wishes with the crazy flu bug.  The kids and I are feeling better, and hopefully DH will be soon as well!

Well...I've slowly been swatching the new China Glaze 'Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice Holiday collection.  They release 16 (!) polishes in this set!  I'm going to break it up in 4 posts of 4 polishes because my kids aren't going to let me sit down and swatch that many at once!  :)

Naughty and Nice

Naughty and Nice is a blackened plum creme.  I think the bottom picture is the best color-wise.  The other 2 make it look a TAD more red than it is.  Sorry for the awful condition of my index finger.  My cuticle looks terrible!  I have on 3 coats in these images.

Mommy Kissing Santa

Mommy Kissing Santa is a red shimmer.  Very pretty, and great coverage with 2 coats.  Near impossible for me since I apply such thin coats!  :)

Phat Santa

I'm normally not a fan of red or creme polishes, but I actually really like Phat Santa.  It has cooler undertones, so it works with my skin tone.  I have to say I kind of felt glamorous wearing it!  :)  I have 3 coats on in the above images.

Ruby Deer

Ruby Deer is a bit more of an orange-based red.  Photographing this and Phat Santa made me realize my camera doesn't like red nail polishes.  They end up looking almost neon.  I enjoyed wearing this color as well as Phat Santa...they gave me a new appreciation for creme's...although my fingers were red for some time.  lol
I'm wearing 3 coats in the above images.

I will get the rest of these up as soon as I can.  I still have some more to swatch.  It's quite a bit, and a bit of an overwhelming collection to swatch.  I really like all of them so far though!

Thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nubar Sale!

Sorry I disappeared...we've been dealing with illness and crazy schedules...I'll explain more in my next post.  Anyways, onto the reason for this post...Nubar has another sale!  The offer is 30% off retail orders of $30 or more now through November 30th with code NOV3030. Free shipping on orders of $75 or more after the discount is applied. Visit their website at to take advantage of this offer!

Let me know what you get!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rescue Beauty Lounge VIP 50% Sale Today!

Rescue Beauty Lounge is running their 5-hour, 50% sale today.  It goes until 4pm EST. 
Check out the link to see what's available!

Have fun!