Friday, January 27, 2012

Week 4 Challenges

The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge this week is polka dots.
I am in a pink mood for some reason. I probably won't be in this mood for Valentine's Day, but we shall see.

So I got out the colors I wanted to use. Then my boys decided they wanted to help mommy out. I let them each do a hand. I told them I needed polka dots or plaid. Here is the result:

 This one is my 9 yr old. Well he will be 9 in a month. He loves to draw and is naturally creative so I thought he would be good at this. He tried stripes I think. He did a bit of a spackle technique.
 This is my 5 yr old. He just loves spending time with me and  always watches me do my nails. He loves to help make frankens. He is a good shaker.
He thought he was doing some great art here and he was surprisingly good with the striper brush.
I had to wear my nails like that a whole 24 hours. I didn't want to take it off too soon and upset the boys.
I got several compliments too.

Now on to my polka dots. I used Revlon Cupid as a base color. Then OPI Meep Meep Meep with a large dotting tool and a white art paint for the other dots.

Now for my week 4 mani for the year challenge. I love Burberry plaid but it seemed like everyone was doing it so I just used my same colors to make this plaid.

 Even did my right hand! I suck at stripes. Oh well, not too bad overall.

Don't forget to enter my first giveaway for some scented polishes and toe separators.

Here is a list of other girls doing the 52 week challenge:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Award TIME!

I got tagged for a few awards and a few I just saw and wanted to do so I am doing them! Yay for you!
First up, from the awesome Jaqueline from Claws Up!
Thank you for nominating me for this one! I just love the owl!

The rules:
Link back to the person who gave you the award
Answer the questions
Tell us something you haven't previously on your blog
Award however many bloggers you think are worthy of this award

1. What is your go-to makeup product?
 Concealer. If I am going to only wear one thing, its got to be concealer. I have wicked undereye circles.

2. What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011?
I like the feathers in the hair or as earrings.

3. What is your favorite dessert?

4. Favorite color?

5. What is your middle name?
Ruth, after my Nana

6. What was the last song you listened to?
Adele Set Fire to the Rain

7. Cats or dogs?
Dogs, I love them

Tell us something you haven't previously on your blog: I love to dance and sing karaoke. I don't sing it well I just sing it right.

The requirements to accept this award are : 

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.   This is from the adorable Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs

2. Tell 7 things about yourself 
  1. I hate when my house smells like boys feet.
  2. I have a cluster of blood clot things in my brainstem shaped like a piece of popcorn.
  3. I have 3 little sisters. I think all personality tests I take easily prove that I am an oldest child.
  4. I love my new Nook Color that my hubby changed into a Droid tablet for me. I love to read but hate holding up a book when I am laying down trying to read. This just feels more comfortable.
  5. I beat Thyroid Cancer. It will be 6 years in April!
  6. I got Botox for my migraines and I hated the way my eyebrows didn't move after.
  7. My big 30th bday is in May and I want to have an 80s themed party.
3. Pass it on to 15 other bloggers & let them know. I will tag people at the end of this post.

This is just something I saw and thought it was a good message for all bloggers.

  • create, inspire, and admire rather than compete with fellow bloggers
  • be understanding of each other-- in the blogging community, as well as in the world
  • stay away from internet/blogging bullying
  • speak my opinion freely, while still being mindful of other's feelings-- be tactful.
  • make an effort--no matter how big or small the gesture, to spread kindness or joy to others
  • acknowledge that I will make mistakes, (I am only human) but remember to learn from them
  • know that at times I will post about the negative stuff in life, and maybe even some complaining (I am only human) but I will always follow up with something happy/positive too.
  • believe that this world is a good place, filled with good people.

1. Link back to the person that gave you this award: This one I just picked up from FabDiva20
2. Answer the questions below.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Award 10 other bloggers and let them know you nominated them.

1. Name your favorite song.
Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine
2. Name your favorite dessert.
3. What ticks me off.
Inconsiderate people
4. When I am upset, I...
like to be alone to process my feelings and cool off.
5. Favorite pet.
I love puppies. I am waiting til I can get my Pomeranian soul mate.
6. Black or white?
Black. I always choose black for purses, clothes, ect. over white since white gets it dirty faster.
7. Biggest fear.
Losing a kid.
8. Everyday attitude.
I am generally easy going. I don't like conflicts so I go with the flow.
9. What is perfection?
Being happy with who you are and what you have done with your life.
10. Guilty pleasures.
Nail polish definitely. And reality shows.

1. I can not play any musical instruments.
2. I have a super nose and can smell everything.
3.I love trivia.
4. I am almost 30 and I still am not 100percent sure what I want to be when I grow up.
5.I would love to be a DJ just for fun.
6. I am on 2 Design Teams for making cards with digital stamps.
7. I love my homemade pumpkin lattes.

Ok I think that about covers it. If there is an award out there that you think I deserve but don't have yet, please feel free to tag me. I think these are fun!

So I am just going to tag 10 random blogs to give all these awards to. I will try to get bloggers who haven't gotten the awards yet.
In no particular order:
And if you are still reading, YOU are tagged too!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Week 3 Challenge Manis & a GIVEAWAY!

First up we have my color blocking mani. This is my first ever color block. I used some super colorful polishes with a candy theme!
I have 3 boxes and I got a couple duplicate colors so I am going to give away 5 colors and a set of toe separators!

For  my color blocking, I did a coat of white first. Its a sheer white and its messy so don't look too closely.

Then I tried to use every color I had in this rainbow. And topped it off with the striping of silver.
Even did my right hand! YAY!
Then for my Purple Crumpet Fairy challenge, I made a glitterbomb with this sparkly Sally Hansen Gem Crush.

Now for a GIVEAWAY! My first one on my blog! Its for 5 candy colors and a set of toe separators. To enter for this giveaway, just leave your name that you follow me with on GFC, your email address, and tell me if you liked my color block or my glitter bomb this week. I will randomly pick a winner & announce on Feb. 14th. Good Luck!!

UPDATED to add: This giveaway unfortunately will not be international. US only. I am so sorry. I checked to see what all I would need to do to ship and it seems it would be a pain in the arse so I am unable to do it at this time. Thank you for reading though!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Haulage and a Super Cute Helper

Twenty three polishes to show you!
Sephora, Ulta, Walmart and giveaway winnings!
The first three are super pretty Christmas theme colors I won from Tin Roof Nails.

A perfume sample from Sephora for my points. POP collection from Ulta I think. Naked palette by Urban Decay!!!! So excited to have this!! My first real good quality eyeshadow.
Nightmare Before Christmas set from Claire's.
Ulta buy 2 get 2 free. Snow White, Chic Peek, Ruby Slipper, Limelight
Sephora by OPI Eve-y On The Eyes, Nails Inc., Magnetic Houses of Parliament, Nails Inc., Connaught Square, Nicole by OPI Follow Me on Glitter, Revlon Radiant
Zoya Danni, Phoebe, and Edyta

Hard Candy Beetle, Fabuluxe, un-named green
Justice Cotton Candy, Grape, Glow in the Dark Blue
Sample from Sephora.
All together
My January Julep box. Megan, Carrie and a topcoat. Also came with a pomegranate scrub. I love the smell and texture of it, but it leaves a grease on my skin. I feel like I have to soap with my regular body soap after I exfoliate with it.
And here is my super cute helper. I was playing with some of the stamping plates I got for Christmas and he came in and wanted me to test them on his tiny little nails. I cleaned up the edges and he wore them around for a couple hours until his daddy called him a girl. Then he decided it was time for him to get it off. He had a little paper cut on one of his fingers and when I used the polish remover on him, he screamed when it burnt. He said, "Never let me do that again MOM!" Fun while it lasted.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Year's Challenge Week 2 (pic heavy)

Here is the list of the challenges for the year that I am doing with JennaFroggy and a bunch of other ladies.
1. Jan. 1st - "Make it Sparkle" Mani.
 - Pull out your Best looking glitter, flakie or holo and bring in the New Year with a "Bang". 

2. Jan. 8th - French Tip Mani.
3. Jan. 15th - Color Block Mani.
4. Jan. 22nd - Plaid Mani.
5. Jan. 29th - Newspaper Mani.
6. Feb. 5th - Half-moon Mani.
7. Feb. 12th - "Valentine's Day" Mani.
8. Feb. 19th - Corset Mani.
9. Feb. 26th - "Vintage" Mani.
10. Mar. 4th - Polka Dot Mani
11. Mar. 11th - "St. Patrick's Day" Mani.
12. Mar. 18th - Skittle Mani.
13. Mar. 25th - Ruffian Mani.
14. Apr. 1st - Striped Mani.
15. Apr. 8th - "Easter Day" Mani.
16. Apr. 15th - Dotticure Mani.
17. Apr. 22nd - "Earth Appreciation" Mani.
18. Apr. 29th - Cartoon Mani.
19. May. 6th - Floral Mani.
20. May. 13th - Bows Mani.
21. May. 20th - Fruit Mani.
22. May. 27th - Splatter Mani.
23. Jun. 3rd - Ombre Mani.
24. Jun. 10th - Flag Mani.
25. Jun. 17th - Pride/Rainbow Mani.
26. Jun. 24th - Neon Mani.
27. July. 1st - "4th of July" Mani.
28. July. 8th - Gradient Mani.
29. July. 15th - "Rockstar" Mani.
30. July. 22th - Water Marble Mani.
31. July. 29th - Crackle Mani.
32. Aug. 5th - Needle Marble Mani.
33. Aug. 12th - Galaxy Mani.
34. Aug. 19th - "Bling" Mani.
35. Aug. 26th - Cupcake Mani.
36. Sept. 2nd - Tape Mani.
37. Sept. 9th - "We Remember 9/11" Mani.
38. Sept. 16th - Metallic/Magnetic Mani.
39. Sept. 23rd - Dry Marble Mani.
40. Sept. 30th - Animal Print Mani.
41. Oct. 7th - Patchwork Mani.
42. Oct. 14th - "Pink 4 Breast Cancer Awareness" Mani.
43. Oct. 21st - Spider Web Mani.
44. Oct. 28th - Halloween Mani.
45. Nov. 4th - Tribal Mani.
46. Nov. 11th - "Mustach, 4 Movember; Prostate Cancer Awareness" Mani.
47. Nov. 18th - Thanksgiving Day Mani.
48. Nov. 25th - Feather Mani.
49. Dec. 2nd - Glitter Sandwich Mani.
50. Dec. 9th - Snowflake Mani.
51. Dec. 16th - Red Mani.
52. Dec. 23rd - Christmas Mani.
- 30/31 - you've learned enough; go all out and show 2O13, what its all about!

So here is my week one which you saw in my NYE post.
And week 2 is to do a french tip mani which I have here:

I started with Julep Megan. Its such a beautiful turquoise. 

 Then I added a coat of Essie Shine of the Times. Its so pretty I may do this combo again soon.

Then I stamped a peacock feather looking french tip stamp with Kiss Nail Art paint in a deep purple color. Then I lined the top with the purple and added a little gem to the middle. I know the gem on my middle finger is off center and it drives me nuts but I don't wanna redo it. It was actually much easier to stamp on my right hand. All in all I am pretty pleased with this french tip mani for the yearly challenge. I have no clue what I am going to do next week for the color block challenge.
This mani almost matches my blog! I'll have to have it added to my header somehow.
Here's a list of a few other blogs participating in this challenge:

If you would like to join this challenge, please let me know and I will add you to the list. I found out about it on blog and she is awesome so check her out too!