Just Another Day In Polishland

Today was such a weird day. I couldn’t fall asleep last night so I read until about 2:00 am and ended up waking up at 6:00 am. Grrrrr! I got up and started doing some cleaning and wanted to do some laundry but I got in bed to read a little and fell asleep again around 8:00. I took a long nap until about 10:00 during which time I missed 10 calls on my cell phone. 10 calls?!?!?! What the hell? All the calls came from an “unknown” number and there were no voicemails so there wasn’t much I could do. A few minutes later, my phone rang again and it was my dad. I should have known it was him. He always calls me a million times and he never leaves a message. Him and my mom were convinced that something had happened to me because I forgot to call my dad for his birthday, and I never forget his birthday. I don’t know what happened this year, I just completely spaced out and feel terrible about it.

This incident also made me very sad because my parents are NEVER at ease about my well-being. They no longer trust me or my brothers to tell them the truth about anything because we kept the truth of my hospitalizations from them last year. My first hospitalization happened around mother’s day so I was unable to talk to my mom, and I asked my brothers to tell her that I had the flu and was just resting and that I would call her soon. Well, her spidey sense perked right up, and she knew something was going on. I called her after I came home and assured her everything was fine. Then a few weeks later, I was hospitalized for a longer period of time, and that’s when my brother pushed me to tell them I was having issues so they could come and stay with me while I got better. Because of that whole episode, my parents are now always thinking that I keep the truth from them. It’s suffocating, but I know they do it because they care about me. How do I let them know that it drives me bananas that they call me a million times or start calling my brothers and friends if one day they can’t get a hold of me right away? That’s kind of crazy, right?

I spent most of the day with L. because she was having a really bad day and she needed some company. She is a good friend and was always there for me when I was going through my stuff so I want to be a good friend and be there for her as well. We went to the mall just to walk around and because I needed to return an eyebrow pencil at Sephora. So my reasoning is that if I return an item, I have to purchase one to replace it…right??? Well, that’s how I ended up with a new Illamasqua polish. Later in the day I also went to Ulta and I cleaned out their Essence polish section. Oh, and I also got my MASH plates in the mail today!!!!!!!!!

This post has been way talkier than most of my recent posts, and now it’s going to go the other way. Get ready to get photo bombed!

    

This is Illamasqua Swinger which I picked up today at Sephora. I really didn’t think I was going to like this polish but when I tried it on, I loved it. L. wasn’t that impressed with it, and I know she thinks I’m crazy for buying polish this expensive. I also took every essence polish they had left at my Ulta which was just 6 bottles, and I also got Zoya Marina. It’s an ok color that was on sale, but I got it mostly for the name because that’s my mom’s name. Best of all, I only paid $8 for all 7 bottles of polish after the discounts and my coupon. I am a coupon savant when it comes to nail polish…no joke. I’m adding most of these polishes to my future giveaway stash. 🙂

    

    

    

    

    

    

I am so excited about these plates…I can’t wait to try them out tomorrow. I hope they all stamp well!!!

And lastly, here is my dinner. Ahhh…..so good.

This delicious and humongous grilled steak salad is from Café Rio. The first time I ever ate there was during a business trip to Utah, and I was hooked!!!!  Then, last year I heard that they were opening up a few location in So Cal!!!! Luckily (or unfortunately for my hips), they opened up a location  a few blocks from my place so the temptation is there. Ugh!

Today was definitely a weird day. I can’t wait for tomorrow. New month, new day…another opportunity for me to mess up my life royally. Ha!  I’ve got some fun news coming soon so make sure you stay tuned.

56 thoughts on “Just Another Day In Polishland

  1. I couldn't sleep either because my husband was flopping around like a dang fish, and then work has been super frustrating so… 🙁 I can only imagine how it feels to have your parents lose that trust in you but over time it will come back. And who knows- maybe sometime you'll have to tell them it bugs you and work it out by confronting the issue. You can't blame them for worrying, but you can't blame you for wanting to live a regular adult life in which people don't freak if you need a little time to yourself or simply get caught up in life for a few days. Sorry about all that. :-/

    I got an essence glitter today!! I don't expect you to be hyped but it's really pretty. I totally agree that if you return something you gotta buy something… I mean that money is already gone so you might as well spend it when it comes back!! I LOVE some of those mash plates!! 37 w the critters, 49 w the stars and 50… those in particular I am LOVING!! When you tell me how they work I'll have to decide if I can afford them. You said they're cheap tho so… we'll see. Thanks for posting all those pics of the plates!! There just aren't enough quality posts like that and I'm always looking for them. 🙂
    PS: Now that salad is a dinner I can appreciate!! ;p

    1. I giggled when you said he was flopping around like a fish. That's why I believe in separate beds for sleeping. (ok, just kidding…sorta) I try to be patient with my parents because I know they just mean well. They've always been overprotective and I guess it doesn't help that I'm the only girl. That doesn't really mean much since it seems that I am the most strong-willed person in my family…haha. I hope you're right and that the will start to cut me some slack soon.

      What Essence glitter did you get???? You have to get the mash plates…seriously. They are awesome! They're just $13.99 (if I remember correctly) which is a steal!!!! I still want to try the RA plates because of the images you have used on your blog.

      Ok, yeah…I know we will never convince you about THE SANDWICH so I will have to settle for you approving of my salad. It was delicious.

      1. Hahaha "The Sandwich" dun dun dunnnnnnnnn :p I'm going to make it for my husband some time, because I know he'll like it. The Essence glitter I got is called Mrs and Mr Glitter. It's bright blue, light lime-ish green, and black large hex glitter in a clear base. I haven't used it yet, but I see in the bottle that there are some misshapen pieces and it's really annoying me. If those get on my nail I'm gonna have to pick them off. 🙁 Annnnnnywayyyy… I gotta get those Mash plates!!! And you should get the RA ones… they have some cool designs, but a few of the plates are a little difficult, not impossible, but some of the etching or whatever is a little deep so the polish tends to not wanna come out. That's only happened on one plate for me tho so they're not too bad. And they're cheap too, about the same as the Mash ones I think.

        1. I'm probably going to end up getting them too. I got some Amazon credit from ebates so I can justify the purchase in my head. lol

          The glitter sounds really awesome but that sucks about the random weird pieces. 🙁 If you do make the sandwich, let Lesley and I know what he says…lol

          1. Oh don't you worry- you'll be the first ones I tell!! I'll also let you know if I get those Mash plates. I'm going on vacation soon so idk if I should order them right now or wait till I get back.. hmmm… anyway, I see them in my near future! 🙂

              1. Haha well thank you for that!! 😀 I am leaving the week after next. It goes brother's wedding next weekend then off to vacation for the next two weekends. I haven't quite decided what I'm going to do. I may post mobile posts (aka: short on words) for a couple of weeks, or I may try to schedule some posts to publish every couple of days while I'm gone. Don't you worry tho- if you miss me I'll be just a tweet away! 🙂 Except for where I don't have reception… then you're on your own. 😉

  2. Awesome on the polish haul! I've been meaning to go to Ulta- Instyle magazine usually has a 3 or 5 dollar off a 10 dollar purchase coupon in their magazines I try to nab 🙂

    Actually, I think you've inspired me to go there today 😛

    Aaaaaaand your dinner made me hungry all over again!

    1. I never go to Ulta without a coupon. lol I usually just print out whatever they have on their website and go to town! I was thinking of going to a different Ulta today that is about 20 minutes away, but I shouldn't.

      LOL…sorry for making you hungry!

  3. That sucks that you were having trouble sleeping last night . The parents thing is tough, Things happen and I am more than sure that he will forgive you and understand that you didn't call him that day. I can understand how tough it would be to tell them without hurting them that although they are just trying to look out for you and are worried becuase they love and care for you that its somewhat suffocating. Hopefully eventually they will start to die down with it a little. Sorry you are going through all that 🙁

    I am loving the plates can't wait to see you try them out, and your new polishes!

    1. I guess that as far as problems go, having your parents love you too much isn't really a problem. 🙂 I'm lucky they care so much…maybe one day they will give me a little more breathing room!

      I am going to pimp out MASH plates to everyone. They really are amazing.

      1. this is very true too much love is certainly not a problem! 😀 I have some mash plates and I love them. but the problem I always have is the polishes, I dont have the konad polishes, so mine are finecky drying too quick, too long, etc.

  4. I couldn’t sleep either because my husband was flopping around like a dang fish, and then work has been super frustrating so… 🙁 I can only imagine how it feels to have your parents lose that trust in you but over time it will come back. And who knows- maybe sometime you’ll have to tell them it bugs you and work it out by confronting the issue. You can’t blame them for worrying, but you can’t blame you for wanting to live a regular adult life in which people don’t freak if you need a little time to yourself or simply get caught up in life for a few days. Sorry about all that. :-/

    I got an essence glitter today!! I don’t expect you to be hyped but it’s really pretty. I totally agree that if you return something you gotta buy something… I mean that money is already gone so you might as well spend it when it comes back!! I LOVE some of those mash plates!! 37 w the critters, 49 w the stars and 50… those in particular I am LOVING!! When you tell me how they work I’ll have to decide if I can afford them. You said they’re cheap tho so… we’ll see. Thanks for posting all those pics of the plates!! There just aren’t enough quality posts like that and I’m always looking for them. 🙂
    PS: Now that salad is a dinner I can appreciate!! ;p

    1. I giggled when you said he was flopping around like a fish. That’s why I believe in separate beds for sleeping. (ok, just kidding…sorta) I try to be patient with my parents because I know they just mean well. They’ve always been overprotective and I guess it doesn’t help that I’m the only girl. That doesn’t really mean much since it seems that I am the most strong-willed person in my family…haha. I hope you’re right and that the will start to cut me some slack soon.

      What Essence glitter did you get???? You have to get the mash plates…seriously. They are awesome! They’re just $13.99 (if I remember correctly) which is a steal!!!! I still want to try the RA plates because of the images you have used on your blog.

      Ok, yeah…I know we will never convince you about THE SANDWICH so I will have to settle for you approving of my salad. It was delicious.

      1. Hahaha “The Sandwich” dun dun dunnnnnnnnn :p I’m going to make it for my husband some time, because I know he’ll like it. The Essence glitter I got is called Mrs and Mr Glitter. It’s bright blue, light lime-ish green, and black large hex glitter in a clear base. I haven’t used it yet, but I see in the bottle that there are some misshapen pieces and it’s really annoying me. If those get on my nail I’m gonna have to pick them off. 🙁 Annnnnnywayyyy… I gotta get those Mash plates!!! And you should get the RA ones… they have some cool designs, but a few of the plates are a little difficult, not impossible, but some of the etching or whatever is a little deep so the polish tends to not wanna come out. That’s only happened on one plate for me tho so they’re not too bad. And they’re cheap too, about the same as the Mash ones I think.

        1. I’m probably going to end up getting them too. I got some Amazon credit from ebates so I can justify the purchase in my head. lol

          The glitter sounds really awesome but that sucks about the random weird pieces. 🙁 If you do make the sandwich, let Lesley and I know what he says…lol

          1. Oh don’t you worry- you’ll be the first ones I tell!! I’ll also let you know if I get those Mash plates. I’m going on vacation soon so idk if I should order them right now or wait till I get back.. hmmm… anyway, I see them in my near future! 🙂

              1. Haha well thank you for that!! 😀 I am leaving the week after next. It goes brother’s wedding next weekend then off to vacation for the next two weekends. I haven’t quite decided what I’m going to do. I may post mobile posts (aka: short on words) for a couple of weeks, or I may try to schedule some posts to publish every couple of days while I’m gone. Don’t you worry tho- if you miss me I’ll be just a tweet away! 🙂 Except for where I don’t have reception… then you’re on your own. 😉

  5. i HATE when I can't sleep.. I wake up being such a mess the day after.. i think it's normal parents go crazy like these, once, my husband was on a business trip and I was supposed to go to my parents for lunch, but I felt asleep.. it seems that i was soo deep asleep that I didn't listen to any of my cellphones (i have 2), the house phone so my mum sent my brother to my house with the spare keys they have to find out if i was still alive.. and i've never have a situation as yours, so imagine how crazy parents are sometimes hahaahah! so don't get stressed, i think it's better if you think of it like true love 🙂

    regarding the plates the simple images look a lot like my shany plates, i don't like the stamps that are only like a star, flower, butterfly.. it doesn't fix my nails..!! I like the full stamp, however I loved the owl on stamp37.. i also loved the machine lines that shows you're alive on 38, the circles on 40, the squares on 42 (my fav stamp of these plates) and the stars on 49..!!

    1. Omg…that so extreme…just like my parents. lol I think you're right: they love me to death…literally. hahaha I think it's hard for me to realize how they feel because I'm not a mother so I don't know what goes through their heads. I know that when I had my dog, I was so stressed out thinking that he would get sick or hurt or that he wasn't happy so I guess that's how parents feel…just more intense.

      I didn't realize that half the set of plates was little designs which kind of sucks but the full nail designs are pretty darn cool. Since I tried them out already, I think the quality is really great so I'm happy with my purchase.

      1. i know the feeling with the dog, i cried today when I said good bye to Bella when going to the airport.. !! and now that I remembered the farewell feel like crying again.. oh my baby dog.

        1. I don't remember if you were following my blog when all my dog drama happened but I had to find him a new home. That was over a month ago and I still think about him every day. I felt like a horrible person but I think it wasn't the right time for me to have that responsibility yet. I went through so much to get him and then it blew up in my face…my anxiety was driving me crazy. My only consolation is that I found him a really good home with a couple who loves wheaten terriers and he has other dogs to play with at their house. He is always going to be my doggy love of my life. There is not a day that I don't think about him and I'm still heartbroken. 🙁

  6. Awesome on the polish haul! I’ve been meaning to go to Ulta- Instyle magazine usually has a 3 or 5 dollar off a 10 dollar purchase coupon in their magazines I try to nab 🙂

    Actually, I think you’ve inspired me to go there today 😛

    Aaaaaaand your dinner made me hungry all over again!

    1. I never go to Ulta without a coupon. lol I usually just print out whatever they have on their website and go to town! I was thinking of going to a different Ulta today that is about 20 minutes away, but I shouldn’t.

      LOL…sorry for making you hungry!

  7. Oh, gosh, that really sucks. You forgot the b-day call, so you feel bad, and then you're going through feeling bad because of their reaction, too. I think if you know their treatment of you is unlikely to change in the near future, you just have to be as preventative as possible. It's a pain, but it helps them and you function with as little emotional strain as can be under the conditions. It just sucks that you made an honest mistake and are feeling how you're feeling, so I'm sorry to hear about that.
    I also completely agree with your Sephora reasoning! I'd like to see Swinger on you because I think it'll look great with your skintone. I think I'm too pale and it also reminds me a bit of Chanel Kaleidoscope. You can't really go wrong with Illamasqua, though!
    You are the cheap polish haul queen! It is an art you excel in.
    Plates! Very cool of you to post them all up. They look fun and you got a hefty amount for (I am assuming) cheap!
    Dinner looks yummy! I checked this post last night after THE SANDWICH, so it didn't make me hungry, but now it is almost lunchtime, so now it is, haha.
    I'm kind of excited for this month, too. I am hoping it brings better things. I am also happy to have the excuse of my birthday to buy stuff because this justification lasts all month. I am also excited to hear your fun news!

    1. Ahhh….yes. I just have to accept that my parents are always going to see me as being a child…their child. It doesn't matter how old I am. Any time I don't answer my phone, they go nutso which is such a pain in the butt. I used to get really mad at them but now I just realize that's how they are and I can't really do anything about it.

      I think these MASH plates are a super great deal. They're only $13.99 and I had a 20% off coupon code so they were even cheaper. The images stamp really well so what more could I ask for?!

      I think that THE SANDWICH is earning a place of honor.

      Woo hoo on birthday shopping. Do you have anything fun planned?

      1. I see navigating parents in a different way now that I kind of don't have to do it anymore. It was such a pain in the ass to deal with the dynamic, but now that my dad has passed and my mom is not herself, that has been relieved. So it's weird because there's none of that, like, "OMG, my parents, what a pain in the ass, why are they like this?" stuff, but I can identify it much more clearly now as an observer for my friends and kind of help them through it. It's like I can help them deal with their situations because I no longer have that situation for myself.
        THE SANDWICH has totally earned a place of honor. My brother and I went grocery shopping last night and I posed the idea of THE SANDWICH to him and he responded positively, no reservations. I even told him how it was a whole evening event for us, haha. So we'll be partaking in it again sometime soon and I will definitely let you know his reaction. I'm pretty sure he'll be on board because I think he's approaching it the same way as I did.
        So I'm probably repeating myself from Twitter a bit here regarding my birthday, but to re-cap: Ulta was a bust last night. They are renovating; it was unfinished; their set-up, especially for the drug-store brands, is weird; their stock at this particular store is not so great as it is; and it was crowded and I hate that. I bought the Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Color in Naked (the last one). I am planning on buying that eyeliner I want from MIlani and some stuff from Nyx. I also have a list of polishes going and am determining what I am going to buy when. I also want that Urban Decay smoked palette, but am trying to hold off for a bit due to the cost (I probably would've bought it at Ulta last night regardless, but they were out of it).
        Regarding festivities, I don't know what is planned for tomorrow, but I know I'm going to an A's game on Sunday. It was a good suggestion from a friend of mine because a lot of people party-poop at night because they have kids, so mostly everyone is able to come to the game. I don't care so much about the game itself (although I haven't been to one in YEARS), but am just excited to have my friends around me and have fun. I will definitely share pics and such!

        1. I know I like to complain about my parents, but overall I feel so lucky to have them because I know they love me so much. They're not perfect and I know they make mistakes but everything is said/done out of love. Sometimes I wish I wasn't such a hermit and loner because I know that's why I have an even harder time dealing with them sometimes.

          I think THE SANDWICH will become legendary. Maybe we should pair it with Listerine for the aftermath.

          All that b-day stuff sounds fun…except for Ulta being crappy. It sounds like you still got some interesting stuff. I am trying super hard NOT to buy make up at all unless it's something I need like foundation. I think that this weekend I am going to do a major purge. I have so many NARS lip glosses that I think might have gone bad and I just want to cry thinking of all the money that I'm going to throw in the garbage.

          Well, I hope you have a wonderful b-day weekend and keep in mind that the birthday shopping festivities can last ALL MONTH so pace yourself. lol

  8. That sucks that you were having trouble sleeping last night . The parents thing is tough, Things happen and I am more than sure that he will forgive you and understand that you didn’t call him that day. I can understand how tough it would be to tell them without hurting them that although they are just trying to look out for you and are worried becuase they love and care for you that its somewhat suffocating. Hopefully eventually they will start to die down with it a little. Sorry you are going through all that 🙁

    I am loving the plates can’t wait to see you try them out, and your new polishes!

    1. I guess that as far as problems go, having your parents love you too much isn’t really a problem. 🙂 I’m lucky they care so much…maybe one day they will give me a little more breathing room!

      I am going to pimp out MASH plates to everyone. They really are amazing.

      1. this is very true too much love is certainly not a problem! 😀 I have some mash plates and I love them. but the problem I always have is the polishes, I dont have the konad polishes, so mine are finecky drying too quick, too long, etc.

  9. That's terrible you are having trouble sleeping. The parent thing is rough. I your are definitely queen of nail polish couponing. I want to pick up some of those mash plates but I figured I should use the ones I have before moving on. THey just sit under my bed. Mexican food is the best (and Chinese too!) Have you ever tried a deep fried quesadilla? If you get the chance, you must.

    1. Why haven't you used your stamping stuff? It's such a fun way to spruce up a manicure. If you want a great deal, you must get these mash plates. I was a little worried that they wouldn't be good because they're so cheap but I have been blown away!

      Hmmm…a deep fried quesadilla?? That sounds like an empanada but I guess those aren't really quesadillas but they are kind of similar. It seems that nowadays, they can deep dry anything. The fair has just set up near me and I am NOT going to go because all I do at the fair is eat heart attack food!

  10. i HATE when I can’t sleep.. I wake up being such a mess the day after.. i think it’s normal parents go crazy like these, once, my husband was on a business trip and I was supposed to go to my parents for lunch, but I felt asleep.. it seems that i was soo deep asleep that I didn’t listen to any of my cellphones (i have 2), the house phone so my mum sent my brother to my house with the spare keys they have to find out if i was still alive.. and i’ve never have a situation as yours, so imagine how crazy parents are sometimes hahaahah! so don’t get stressed, i think it’s better if you think of it like true love 🙂

    regarding the plates the simple images look a lot like my shany plates, i don’t like the stamps that are only like a star, flower, butterfly.. it doesn’t fix my nails..!! I like the full stamp, however I loved the owl on stamp37.. i also loved the machine lines that shows you’re alive on 38, the circles on 40, the squares on 42 (my fav stamp of these plates) and the stars on 49..!!

    1. Omg…that so extreme…just like my parents. lol I think you’re right: they love me to death…literally. hahaha I think it’s hard for me to realize how they feel because I’m not a mother so I don’t know what goes through their heads. I know that when I had my dog, I was so stressed out thinking that he would get sick or hurt or that he wasn’t happy so I guess that’s how parents feel…just more intense.

      I didn’t realize that half the set of plates was little designs which kind of sucks but the full nail designs are pretty darn cool. Since I tried them out already, I think the quality is really great so I’m happy with my purchase.

      1. i know the feeling with the dog, i cried today when I said good bye to Bella when going to the airport.. !! and now that I remembered the farewell feel like crying again.. oh my baby dog.

        1. I don’t remember if you were following my blog when all my dog drama happened but I had to find him a new home. That was over a month ago and I still think about him every day. I felt like a horrible person but I think it wasn’t the right time for me to have that responsibility yet. I went through so much to get him and then it blew up in my face…my anxiety was driving me crazy. My only consolation is that I found him a really good home with a couple who loves wheaten terriers and he has other dogs to play with at their house. He is always going to be my doggy love of my life. There is not a day that I don’t think about him and I’m still heartbroken. 🙁

  11. Your parents want to protect you, and you want to protect them. It's natural. Parents never stop being parents. They will always think you are 12. ALWAYS. Your parents care about ya!

    Today was my dad's birthday. So I emailed him. He told me he's having a drink tonight, lol. Yeah he's totally wild and crazy….

    I love the snake on that MASH plate. I tried to order MASH, but Amazon won't ship them to Canada anyways. I barely stamp as it is, so no big deal. But some of those designs are pretty damn cool!

    Did you eat all of that food? It looks pretty yummy!

    1. I know…I just wish they wouldn't make me feel like I'm still a child…but I guess to them, I am. 🙂 I love them and they love me. I just gotta accept it. hehehe

      Well happy b-day to your dad. My dad also didn't do anything for his b-day…he just asked my mom to make him something yummy for dinner. He lives to eat.

      Have you tried ordering directly from MASH? Maybe they ship to Canada? I am really impressed with the quality of these plates…especially because they're so cheap.

      Heck yes I ate that huge salad. lol I had to split it in half and eat some a little later, but I'm not one to waste food. hehehe

  12. Oh, gosh, that really sucks. You forgot the b-day call, so you feel bad, and then you’re going through feeling bad because of their reaction, too. I think if you know their treatment of you is unlikely to change in the near future, you just have to be as preventative as possible. It’s a pain, but it helps them and you function with as little emotional strain as can be under the conditions. It just sucks that you made an honest mistake and are feeling how you’re feeling, so I’m sorry to hear about that.
    I also completely agree with your Sephora reasoning! I’d like to see Swinger on you because I think it’ll look great with your skintone. I think I’m too pale and it also reminds me a bit of Chanel Kaleidoscope. You can’t really go wrong with Illamasqua, though!
    You are the cheap polish haul queen! It is an art you excel in.
    Plates! Very cool of you to post them all up. They look fun and you got a hefty amount for (I am assuming) cheap!
    Dinner looks yummy! I checked this post last night after THE SANDWICH, so it didn’t make me hungry, but now it is almost lunchtime, so now it is, haha.
    I’m kind of excited for this month, too. I am hoping it brings better things. I am also happy to have the excuse of my birthday to buy stuff because this justification lasts all month. I am also excited to hear your fun news!

    1. Ahhh….yes. I just have to accept that my parents are always going to see me as being a child…their child. It doesn’t matter how old I am. Any time I don’t answer my phone, they go nutso which is such a pain in the butt. I used to get really mad at them but now I just realize that’s how they are and I can’t really do anything about it.

      I think these MASH plates are a super great deal. They’re only $13.99 and I had a 20% off coupon code so they were even cheaper. The images stamp really well so what more could I ask for?!

      I think that THE SANDWICH is earning a place of honor.

      Woo hoo on birthday shopping. Do you have anything fun planned?

      1. I see navigating parents in a different way now that I kind of don’t have to do it anymore. It was such a pain in the ass to deal with the dynamic, but now that my dad has passed and my mom is not herself, that has been relieved. So it’s weird because there’s none of that, like, “OMG, my parents, what a pain in the ass, why are they like this?” stuff, but I can identify it much more clearly now as an observer for my friends and kind of help them through it. It’s like I can help them deal with their situations because I no longer have that situation for myself.
        THE SANDWICH has totally earned a place of honor. My brother and I went grocery shopping last night and I posed the idea of THE SANDWICH to him and he responded positively, no reservations. I even told him how it was a whole evening event for us, haha. So we’ll be partaking in it again sometime soon and I will definitely let you know his reaction. I’m pretty sure he’ll be on board because I think he’s approaching it the same way as I did.
        So I’m probably repeating myself from Twitter a bit here regarding my birthday, but to re-cap: Ulta was a bust last night. They are renovating; it was unfinished; their set-up, especially for the drug-store brands, is weird; their stock at this particular store is not so great as it is; and it was crowded and I hate that. I bought the Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Color in Naked (the last one). I am planning on buying that eyeliner I want from MIlani and some stuff from Nyx. I also have a list of polishes going and am determining what I am going to buy when. I also want that Urban Decay smoked palette, but am trying to hold off for a bit due to the cost (I probably would’ve bought it at Ulta last night regardless, but they were out of it).
        Regarding festivities, I don’t know what is planned for tomorrow, but I know I’m going to an A’s game on Sunday. It was a good suggestion from a friend of mine because a lot of people party-poop at night because they have kids, so mostly everyone is able to come to the game. I don’t care so much about the game itself (although I haven’t been to one in YEARS), but am just excited to have my friends around me and have fun. I will definitely share pics and such!

        1. I know I like to complain about my parents, but overall I feel so lucky to have them because I know they love me so much. They’re not perfect and I know they make mistakes but everything is said/done out of love. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t such a hermit and loner because I know that’s why I have an even harder time dealing with them sometimes.

          I think THE SANDWICH will become legendary. Maybe we should pair it with Listerine for the aftermath.

          All that b-day stuff sounds fun…except for Ulta being crappy. It sounds like you still got some interesting stuff. I am trying super hard NOT to buy make up at all unless it’s something I need like foundation. I think that this weekend I am going to do a major purge. I have so many NARS lip glosses that I think might have gone bad and I just want to cry thinking of all the money that I’m going to throw in the garbage.

          Well, I hope you have a wonderful b-day weekend and keep in mind that the birthday shopping festivities can last ALL MONTH so pace yourself. lol

  13. That’s terrible you are having trouble sleeping. The parent thing is rough. I your are definitely queen of nail polish couponing. I want to pick up some of those mash plates but I figured I should use the ones I have before moving on. THey just sit under my bed. Mexican food is the best (and Chinese too!) Have you ever tried a deep fried quesadilla? If you get the chance, you must.

    1. Why haven’t you used your stamping stuff? It’s such a fun way to spruce up a manicure. If you want a great deal, you must get these mash plates. I was a little worried that they wouldn’t be good because they’re so cheap but I have been blown away!

      Hmmm…a deep fried quesadilla?? That sounds like an empanada but I guess those aren’t really quesadillas but they are kind of similar. It seems that nowadays, they can deep dry anything. The fair has just set up near me and I am NOT going to go because all I do at the fair is eat heart attack food!

  14. Your parents want to protect you, and you want to protect them. It’s natural. Parents never stop being parents. They will always think you are 12. ALWAYS. Your parents care about ya!

    Today was my dad’s birthday. So I emailed him. He told me he’s having a drink tonight, lol. Yeah he’s totally wild and crazy….

    I love the snake on that MASH plate. I tried to order MASH, but Amazon won’t ship them to Canada anyways. I barely stamp as it is, so no big deal. But some of those designs are pretty damn cool!

    Did you eat all of that food? It looks pretty yummy!

    1. I know…I just wish they wouldn’t make me feel like I’m still a child…but I guess to them, I am. 🙂 I love them and they love me. I just gotta accept it. hehehe

      Well happy b-day to your dad. My dad also didn’t do anything for his b-day…he just asked my mom to make him something yummy for dinner. He lives to eat.

      Have you tried ordering directly from MASH? Maybe they ship to Canada? I am really impressed with the quality of these plates…especially because they’re so cheap.

      Heck yes I ate that huge salad. lol I had to split it in half and eat some a little later, but I’m not one to waste food. hehehe

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