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Sorry

I feel like such a turd for the lack of posts that will probably extend through the end of this week. The truth of the matter is that besides getting used to my new work schedule, I am also battling a horrible cold–or maybe even the flu. At this point, I don’t care. All I know is that I’m miserable. I seem to go through spans of hours where it’s not so bad and then it hits me like a ton of bricks. I had so much stuff that I wanted to share this week and now it looks like all of that is going to have to wait until I start to feel better.  I am on twitter and facebook sporadically but just don’t have it in me to do new manis. In fact, I tried to do one today and it looked so bad that I just took it off.

When I got to work today in the morning, my co-worker looks at me and he asks, “You didn’t even do your hair this morning. You must feel real bad.” Gee, thanks. hahahaha We are pretty friendly so I didn’t take it amiss. In fact, I told him that I would go to bed extra early tonight so I could wake up early and do my hair so he wouldn’t tell me it looks like crap again. Everyone thought that was pretty funny and I love making people laugh–even if it’s at my expense–so all was good. I pretty much have a hazmat bubble around my desk so everyone has been staying away–NICE!

So that’s where I’m at at this point. I am looking forward to getting back on a more regular schedule because I miss doing my nails so much! Thanks for stopping by despite the lack of new posts. <3

Edit: After I posted this, I remembered another funny thing that happened: I was taking some meds which I hate cause they taste horrible. So I said: “Ugh, this stuff tastes like ass!” So the same guy who teased me about my hair says: “Uhm, I am NOT going to ask you how you know what ass tastes like.” So then I responded: “You know what I mean!” And he says, “Oh, yes…” At that point a few other people got involved and the conversation went to a place that it should never go at the workplace. Great…now I’m going to be known as THAT person in the office. Oh well…it could be worse, right?

 

~C

Come See Who Won My Birthday Giveaway #2

Thank you to everyone who participated in my second Birthday Giveaway. The winners are:

Sarah has won the Red Alert Set and Lisa has won the Passion For Fashion Set. I have contacted both winners and will wait to hear back from them.

Thanks again to everyone who participated, and I hope to hold more giveaways for all of you in the future.

 

Cynthia

Zoya Zuza

I wasn’t expecting my Zoya goodies until Friday so I was very surprised when they arrived today. Happy Thursday to me! They arrived when I was in the middle of re-arranging my melmers and trying to figure out what color I wanted to use today. Welllllllllllllllllll, I decided to use one of the new polishes I received today. But which one? Hmmmmmmm. Decisions, Decisions.

I picked Zuza. I have never met anyone named Zuza but that doesn’t make me love the nail polish any less. It is a welcome change from Essie Haute As Hello for sure. The formula on this was fantastico magico. It was opaque in 2 coats and was so easy to spread on my my nails. I had pretty much no clean up at the end which I love. It’s not a shiny nail polish; it just has that grainy shimmer that I really like.

Oh so pretty! And I finally had some sunlight for these pictures!

I wanted to share this with you because I was laughing so much when I read it. I am a dog person for sure. I usually tell people that I hate cats but I really do like them. I guess that cats act so aloof sometimes that they don’t immediately endear themselves to me the way dogs do.

Are you a dog or a cat person?

Did you order any Zoyas through their Earth Day Promo?

Milestone!

According to WordPress, I just published my 200th post. Wow, really?! I started this blog in late 2011 so that seems like an awful lot. Well, what should I do? I’ve never done a giveaway and that seems kinda fun. I have no idea how people run giveaways so I guess I’m going to have to do some research.

I want to thank everyone who visits my blog. I love the feedback and interacting with all of you so much! No one understands the mind of a psychotic nail polish hoarder like other psychotic nail polish hoarders.

The other day I ran across an article talking about how facebook cracks down on how giveaways are being handled and that some people have had their accounts deactivated. Apparently these rules have been around for a while but no one was paying much attention to them. It seems that you can’t ask people to “Like” your facebook page for an entry in a giveaway and you can’t advertise a giveaway on facebook either. Eh? I am not sure I understood correctly. Every giveaway I have entered recently asked me to “like” their facebook page so that seems weird.

In any case, if you have any suggestions on how to do a giveaway with the least amount of headaches, please share!! I don’t really know what I would like to give away either. Hmmmm….I guess I could contemplate it this month and then do it in June since I’m not buying any nail stuff in May.

Oh, and in case you haven’t done so, go like my facebook page! 😛 I’m trying to be more active on it. You can click the link on the right or you can click here.

Essie Haute As Hello

Oh dear Lord where do I begin with this nail polish? Is it a neon? Not quite. Is it matte? Not quite. Does it look nice on me? Uh, NO! I think someone with a different skin tone might be able to pull this off. I’m just too dark for this to look ok. Taking pictures of it was like climbing Mt. Everest. It also had a sort of weird formula that dried kind of fast like a neon but it was pretty pigmented. It did pull and create bald spots when I didn’t let it dry enough before applying another coat. In order to even it out, I applied 3 coats.

These first three pictures were taken with flash. It washed out the color somewhat.

Please excuse the cuticle oil. I neglected to massage it in well enough which makes my fingers look like greasy sausages. I took the following pictures with natural light and they just look icky. My skin looks so grey.

I am so not happy with this color. I am going to leave it on my nails because I’d rather have this color on than nothing at all. I was wearing Mysterious Curse on my nail,s but I ruined them when I gave myself a pedicure. Not smart.

The gym was alright last night. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and then walked 2 miles on the treadmill. It was ok as my first workout. When I got home, I had a massive headache. I thought I would sleep like a baby, but I didn’t really. I actually had a very difficult time tossing and turning all night. The other night I had a dream that I was in a psych ward and that Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) was my doctor. He was tearing us down patient by patient and when he got to me, I got so mad that I grabbed his cane and started beating him with it. Then someone picked up this big sink looking thing and threw it out the window like The Chief in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. We all stood there staring–I even stopped beating Dr. House.  That’s the last thing I remember.

I doubt I’ll wear this color again; maybe I will just use it for designs and stuff. Essie deception. You looked so pretty in the bottle.

Swatch Solutions

Guess what I got in the mail today?

Taddaaaaaaaaaaa!

I purchased a few of these swatch stick stands on eBay to organize my nail polish collection. I started out with nail wheels but I ended up not liking them. This is going to be a big project considering I have over 200 nail polishes. I know…I have issues.