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Jindie Nails Princess Breath

Jindie Nails Princess Breath




Ahhh…Sunday. I don’t know why, but I just thought of the first time I ever read Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens and how beautiful and true I found his words. Of course it didn’t hurt that the person reading the poem was the professor I was in total brain love with. If you have never read this poem, do yourself a favor and read it. I also really love Wallace Stevens’ story of really coming into his artistic own later in life. There is still hope for me! haha! Anyway, let me get back to the situation at hand: polish! I found a few swatches of polishes I had never gotten around to posting which is great since I haven’t been doing much ever since I cut my nails down to nubs. I am officially overwhelmed by the amount of polishes that are in my  “to swatch” box, but I just can’t get to them since my freaking nails are refusing to grow. The next time that I start my crack talk about nubbinizing my nails, please talk me out of it.

Today’s beauty is Jindie Nails Princess Breath. It’s such an appropriate name for such a delicate polish. Since I had been swatching some Bettina polishes when I got my bottle of Princess Breath, I decided to apply it over a coat of Bettina Ocean:

Ocean 1I am sure I have mentioned this a million times, but I will say it again: I am a huge fan of Bettina cream polishes. Isn’t this gorgeous?

Princess Breath 1

Princess Breath 2This is two coats of Jindie Nails Princess Breath. I love the delicate green base of this polish and the multi-colored circle glitter just make this a beautiful combination. What I really like about this polish is that even though the base is creamy, it doesn’t completely hide all the gorgeous glitter.

I don’t have much going on today besides laundry and cleaning–if you know me, then you know I’m having a great day! I don’t know what it is about doing laundry, but I just love folding warm and clean towels/bedding. I am also very glad that it’s not scorching hot because I am going to wash my car so I’d rather not do that in 90 degree weather. I am not looking forward to starting another work week, but in the same vein of Wallace Stevens’ poem, without work, we wouldn’t be able truly enjoy and appreciate our days off. Amirite or amirite?

I hope that you’ve had a nice weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will catch up with you soon.

Jindie Nails Moon Walk & A Giveaway!

Jindie Nails Moon Walk & A Giveaway!




I’m feeling completely down and dejected lately because of my car issues. I went to a dealership yesterday and to say that the experience was horrid is an understatement. They tried to get me into a used car for $3,000 down and $400 a month for 72 months–that means that I would be paying close to $30,000 for a car that is worth $10,00 if that. Sweet Satan’s butthole! Is that ridiculous or what? I mean, I know my credit is NOT good, but do I need to be impaled up the butt with a financial cactus at every turn? So, I walked away from that feeling like the worst loser on the planet, and I’m still carless. I know that in the grand scheme of things, these are very minor problems, but they feel so overwhelming right now. While I figure things out, I will probably be posting less because I don’t want every single post to be a diatribe of self-pity. You guys have been so awesome and encouraging, so I really appreciate it.

So, despite my craptacular issues, I still want to share pretty polishes with you. Today I have another Jindie Nails limited edition polish for Summer 2013. Since I’m currently obsessed with pink, especially hot pink, Jindie Nails Moon Walk is right up my alley.

Moonwalk 1

Moonwalk 2

Moonwalk 3

Jindie Nails Moon walk is a limited edition polish for Summer 2013 so make sure that you pick this one up if you love the hot pink jelly base with an awesome combination of black and silver chunky glitter (dots, and half moons!) The formula is shimmery–almost like a glass fleck type finish. This polish is a little sheer so 2 coats are necessary to get good coverage. I did have some trouble getting the bigger pieces of glitter out of the bottle so the next time that I wear this, I’ll probably fish out the glitter and place it where I want it.

So what do you think of this polish? Will you be picking it up? To keep up with Jindie Nails news, make sure that you follow Jen at the following:

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And here is how a little error in my order ends up benefiting you! One of the polishes I had ordered was left off my shipment and when I contacted Jen about it, she not only fixed it but graciously included an extra polish for a giveaway. This is the first of two polishes that I will be giving away so stay tuned! As an aside, I want to tell you guys that Jen has amazing customer service and will always stand by her products which is rare nowadays. Please use the rafflecopter widget below to enter for a chance to win a FULL SIZED bottle of Jindie Nails Moon Walk. This giveaway is open worldwide, but PLEASE don’t enter if you know that your country has a lot of restrictions regarding shipping/receiving nail polish. Nothing will make me sadder than to mail a polish and hear that it got confiscated at customs.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and good luck!

Jindie Nails Summer Chic Collection 2013

Jindie Nails Summer Chic Collection 2013




Friday is here! I’m a little jealous that most of you who are in the US are enjoying an extra long weekend due to the 4th of July holiday. Unfortunately, I worked today and will work tomorrow so poo to this company that doesn’t respect holidays. Anyway, I can be bitter about it but it won’t do me any good so I’ll just keep amusing myself with pretty polishes. Today I’m super excited to be showing you 3 of the 5 polishes that are part of the Jindie Nails Summer Chic Collection!

Hex On The Beach 1

Hex On The Beach 2

Hex On The Beach 3

Hex On The Beach is one of those white crelly polishes that Jen does so well! I felt this one was a little difficult to work with because of the larger glitters. I had a hard time applying the glitter evenly until I added a few drops of thinner and stored the bottle upside down for a few minutes. I applied 3 coats here to get an even look on the milky base.

Quit Staring At My Melons 1

Quit Staring At My Melons 2

Quit Staring At My Melons 3

Quit Staring At My Melons! is a glitter topper extraordinaire. I kept thinking of cantaloupes when I saw this polish which is why I decided to go with a cantaloupe-colored polish. Now I’m obsessed with trying this out on a light green like the flesh of a honeydew melon. The glitter was super easy to apply and I got a nice even glitter distribution with one coat.


Don't Get Citrus Twisted 1

Don't Get Citrus Twisted 2

Don't Get Citrus Twisted 3

Don’t Get Citrus Twisted is my absolute favorite polish from this collection. In fact, it might just be my favorite Summer polish of 2013. I love the combination of the bright pastel green base, yellow, pink and green glitter. I swear I am absolutely obsessed with this polish. I applied 2 thick-ish coats here, and I felt the base was very pigmented and the glitter was easy to apply. Seriously–if there is one gorgeous summer polish that you must get, it’s this one.

The other two colors that I am missing from this collection are That Purple Ish and Betty’s Fetti Milkshake, and I will probably end up picking them up since I’m such a polish hoarder. I have a couple other Jindie babies to show you next week, and also get ready for a Jindie Nails giveaway coming soon. To keep up with Jindie Nails news, make sure that you follow Jen at the following:

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So, what do you think about these pretties? Are you a Jindie nails fanatic? Which is your favorite from the 3 polishes I shared with you today? I hope you’re staying cool–I’ll talk to you soon!


Disclosure: I purchased Don’t Get Citrus Twisted and Hex On The Beach. Quit Staring At My Melons! was provided for review.

Jindie Nails Princess Consuela Banana Hammock

self purchased



Happy Monday–not! So I hope your Monday was better than my craptacular day back to work after a day off. Last week I was moaning on twitter how I thought my package with my two new Jindie Nails polishes had gone missing–oh the horror!!! The USPS website was  showing my package as delivered, but I hadn’t received anything. I have had quite a few mishaps when it comes to misdelivered and stolen packages so I was sad! The worst instance of this was back in 2000. I had gotten kinda drunk (You know those sad drunk times when you drink alone and cry? No? Just me? Alright!), and I was feeling nostalgic since I had just come home from a year in France. I got online and somehow managed to purchase a round trip ticket from LA to Rome for $375 on priceline.com I didn’t even notice that purchase until I noticed the missing money in my bank account a few days later. Well, I called priceline and explained what had happened (I was depressed and drunk and accidentally bought a plane ticket), but they told me there was nothing they could do since the tickets were non-refundable. Well…it was either throw $375 in the garbage or go on this trip…so what did I do? I went on the damn trip! But before that, my tickets were delivered to someone else. Since those were the good old days of paper tickets only, I was SOL. FedEx was no help and priceline told me there was nothing they could do–again! After tons of calls, FedEx told me that they “might have” delivered it to another Cynthia who lived a few streets over whose street was very similar to mine. WTF? Anyway, I headed over there and sure enough–my tickets were there. Why did those dumbasses take the package and not say anything? Anyway, that trip was kind of a comedy of errors from day one so I should have known better than to actually go on the trip. I got to Rome and stayed for a few days. I then headed to Florence via train and I ended up staying at the dumpiest hostel you could ever imagine where I proceeded to get the flu. It was the middle of Winter so it was colder than a penguin’s butthole. I dragged myself around the city trying to get medicine before taking a train to Paris for another few days. Ughhh…it was a horrible trip because I was so sick but I was still happy to be over there even if I was alone and sick.  Ok, back to the polish: it actually hadn’t been delivered even though the website claimed it was and it arrived the next day. YAAAAAAAYYYYYY! One of the pretties I was anxiously awaiting is the featured polish for today: Jindie Nails Princess Consuela Banana Hammock.










As you probably already know, I have been having a love affair with yellow polish this Spring so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this. Additionally, it pays homage to one of my favorite shows ever: Friends! Didn’t we all love Friends? I think Phoebe was probably my favorite character on the show and the episode where she changes her name to Princess Consuela Banana Hammock and Mike decides to call himself Crap bag in retaliation is classic. This polish was a little sheer but it builds up nicely. I ended up applying three thin coats for the swatches above. I do have to mention that getting the glitter out of the bottle is a real biatch. I added a few drops of thinner and let the bottle sit upside down for a few minutes before I used it which seemed to help a little but the glitter still likes to settle. Also, the larger pieces of glitter can lift a bit from your nails so make sure you apply a generous coat(s) of top coat so everything is nice and smooth.

Here is the classic moment between Phoebe and Mike:



Do you have a favorite Friends moment? Who was you favorite Friend? What do you think of Jindie Nails Princess Consuela Banana Hammock? Let me know what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.


P.S. Have you ever bought something ridiculous while drunk?


Jindie Nails Live Out Loud

The product featured in this post was purchased by me.

Hey there peeps! It’s Friday!

Sorry I went there…I just couldn’t help myself. It’s so nice out today so it’s kind of a shocker that I’m not complaining about the weather. I would like to complain about work, but today I won’t just because even I’m getting sick of my own complaining.  I’ve gotten this really great burst of energy and inspiration where I want to take care of all the messiness in my life so I’m hoping that it continues and that I don’t lose my resolve. I think that the name of this polish is very fitting for my current mental state: Jindie Nails Live Out Loud.

Jindie Nails Live Out Loud

Jindie Nails Live Out Loud

Jindie Nails Live Out Loud

Jindie Nails Live Out Loud

Shouldn’t we all Live Out Loud? The first thing that I noticed about this polish was the circle glitter. I am so completely obsessed with circle glitter so this purchase was a no brainer. I love the milky white base and how awesome do all those colors look together? It’s like I have some funfetti cake on my nails. The formula on this polish was a little sheer so you definitely will need 3 coats (or more if you apply thin coats) for full opacity.

Let me know what you think of this polish. Thanks for the visit today, and I will talk to you soon.

The product featured in this post was purchased by me.

Jindie Nails Swoon

I don’t want to utter these words just to have them come back and bite me in the ass, but I’m going to say them anyway: I think I am finally kicking the flu to the curb! I did not feel like a gremlin shit of my head when I woke up this morning so I was already feel lucky. I took a few people’s advice and I gargled with warm salt water and that really seemed to help the issues I had with phlegm. Gross, I know. Today was my first day working my regular schedule which has me starting at 5:00 am. This is quite a feat for me because I am not a morning person, but I requested these hours because I want to have time during the day to do things I love. It’s a definite trade off, but I think I will make it work.

After I left work, I ended up going to Ulta to pick up a few things like cuticle remover, some essence polishes and a new hair dryer. I also stopped by Yogurtland for my favorite treat:


I was a little surprised to see a new “Gel-like” essence top coat so I grabbed it. My Ulta also seems to be stocking a lot of essence nail art items so that’s exciting. I tried to decide which one of my new Jindie Nails polishes to try out today and I ended up going with Swoon.


Jindie Nails Swoon

When I first saw swatches of Jindie Nails Swoon, I knew that it had to be mine. I was totally in love with the milky blue base and round glitter. Once I applied it, I think I realized that the base covers up most of the beautiful glitter. I found this polish a little difficult to apply because the glitter just didn’t want to cooperate! I had to really fish for the bigger hex glitter. Despite this, I still like the look of this polish.

Jindie Nails Swoon

What do you think about Jindie Nails Swoon? Is this a polish that you would wear? Have you had enough of these milky-based polishes? I don’t think I have reached saturation point yet so I’m still enjoying them.

My giveaway for a bottle of Silly Lily Winterberry ends in about an hour, but I will have to pick a winner tomorrow after work because I’m going to try to get in bed by 8:00. I’m such an old lady! Anyway, let me know what you think about this polish. If you want to get this or any other Jindie Nails polishes, make sure that you check her etsy shop this Saturday for a restock. Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon!

Jindie Nails Burrrberry

Today has been a totally weird day. I know I said I wouldn’t be talking about work on my blog but I just have to say this: I hate it. HATE IT. You know when you hate going to work so much that you have nightmares about it? That’s me right now. Oh well. Hopefully it’s just a temporary feeling and I’ll grow more comfortable, but it’s looking pretty darn bleak right now. Buuuuuutttt….it sure is nice to have a paycheck. I was feeling so blah after work today that I decided to stop by Weinerschnitzel and reward myself with a chili cheese dog. I know, I know!!!!!! When I was getting out of my car, a homeless man was sitting on the other end of the parking lot and he yelled at me asking me if I could buy him a hamburger. I told him that I would see if I had enough money so I ended up buying him a burger and fries. I don’t know about you, but I always make an effort to help someone out. I am the person who always gives a buck or two to people standing outside with signs at the freeway off ramps. You’re probably snickering and calling me dumb since a lot of people seem to think that they are probably just using that money for drugs or alcohol. Honestly, I don’t care. I mean, if I give someone money, I hope that they are spending it on real necessities but if they are not, that is not going to be my excuse to never lend a helping hand. The other day I left for work kind of early because I wanted to stop at Starbucks. I saw a man with a sign asking for money because he was ill and hungry. I asked myself if I really needed that $5 Venti so I gave him the $5 instead. Ultimately, it’s a very small gesture and I just wish that we would all take some time to help others because I think we would live in such a better place if we did. I also had a super long chat with my mom today and told her that I wasn’t taking my depression meds anymore and that I haven’t been taking them for over 6 months. Of course she was kind of upset, but she was happy that I’ve been feeling good and haven’t had any type of relapse despite some of the stressful situations that have popped up lately. She also told me that she has kidney AND gall stones!!! WTF?! The worst part is that she is refusing to get surgery. I get so mad at her sometimes because she always thinks that she can get rid of stuff with crazy home remedies.  I had gall stones about 6 years ago and I nearly died. No joke. I ended up in the hospital for close to a week because my HMO didn’t approve immediate surgery and the stones escaped and blocked my bile duct or some weird thing like that. If you’ve never had a gall stone attack, consider yourself lucky because it hurts like a mofo. Blargh…I’m so yappy today. Anyway, I should move on to what I wanted to show you tonight: Jindie Nails Burrrberry.

Jindie Nails Burrrberry

Jindie Nails Burrrberry

I know you’re probably seen a million and a half swatches of this nail polish, but it’s just freaking fantastic. I had a tiny bit of trouble applying this mainly because of the bottle shape and the tiny brush. I ended up adding some thinner and storing the bottle upside down for a little while. Once I did that, I felt that I was able to get much more even glitter distribution. We have been seeing a lot of polishes with this awesome milky base, and I seriously cannot get enough! I was super lucky to snatch this bottle up during Jen’s last etsy restock along with Strawberry Cupcake.

So what do you think about this polish? Have you jumped on the indie train yet? I think I am doing pretty well so far this year with featuring more indie polishes and brands so I’m pretty proud of myself. If you’re interested in purchasing some Jindie Nails pretties, make sure that you like Jen’s facebook page here so you can get all her restock notices and announcements. Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

Jindie Nails Strawberry Cupcake

Every time I look at this nail polish, I keep thinking of Strawberry Shortcake. Do you remember that cartoon?

Why can’t cartoons be so cute and innocent nowadays? It kind of makes me sad when I think that kids today don’t really have a real childhood. I’m just 33, bur I remember not having a cell phone or computer and actually going outside to PLAY! What a novel idea! Oh boy…here I am on one of my tangents. Let’s get down to the polish, shall we? Today I am sharing a quick swatch of Jindie Nails Strawberry Cupcake.

Jindie Nails Strawberry Cupcake

I purchased this mini of Jindie Nails Strawberry Cupcake during the last restock a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t purchased mani minis from any brand so I was curious about the bottle and brush. In short (pun–ha!), the brush is pretty short and I felt like I couldn’t really get the polish and glitter on it. What I ended up doing is adding a few drops of thinner and then let it sit upside down for a while. After I did that, it was pretty easy to get glitter on the brush without having to fish for it like crazy.

Jindie Nails Strawberry Cupcake Swatch

Strawberry Cupcake is a glitter explosion (duh!) in a delicate milky pink base. I see white, magenta, purple and teal hex glitters in many different sizes. I applied 3 super thin coats for these swatches because I didn’t want the polish to look crazy thick .

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet because it’s about time for me to take 3 cup shots of Nyquil and go to bed. No, I’m NOT joking. That’s the only way I have been able to get some rest lately. I am just glad that I was able to pull it together today and do this quick swatch.

You can find Jindie Nails at her etsy shop and at various online stockists. If you want to get direct updates regarding her next restock, make sure that you check out her Facebook page. What do  you think of Strawberry Cupcake? Let me know! Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you later. 🙂

Jindie Nails Underwater Disco

What a freaking hot weekend. I’m sitting here with a fan running full force on me and I’m still hot. It’s September…hurry up, Summer, and go away. I have been putting off working on my nail polish storage project because it’s been so hot I just get flustered and annoyed. Even doing my nails is a pain because I feel like the weather affect my nail polish–is that even possible??

Today I decided to try the last of my Jindie Nails polishes: Underwater Disco. I couldn’t decide what color to wear underneath it since Underwater Disco has a clear base. Then I remembered a green polish that I don’t wear too often so I had to dig it out from my melmers.

I started with Nicole by OPI Green Up Your Act!


I love this dark army green. I don’t have many Nicole by OPI polishes mostly because I think they are a little overpriced. I also kind of hate the bottle shape. I know, sometimes I’m picky about silly things. I usually wait to get them on sale at Target.


I love how this really looks like some kind of magical underwater scene.I don’t know why I keep thinking of The Little Mermaid…ha!


Look how gorgeous this is! This is one coat of Underwater Disco over Green Up Your Act!  There is so much depth to this glitter. The large hex glitters were a little difficult to get on my nails…even when they were on the brush, I usually brushed them right off. I think it’s worth the effort to place a few matte blue hex glitters on your nails because they look awesome!


I was curious about what other base colors would look like paired with Underwater Disco so I used Jessica Lime Cooler, Jessica Barely Blueberry and Entity Pearl Turquoise. What do you think of these other color combinations?

If you haven’t seen my swatches of the other 3 Jindie Nails polishes I own, check them out: Chomp Chomp!, Water 4 Elephants and Seeing Stars. If you’re interested in seeing more polishes from Jen’s shop, don’t forget to visit her etsy shop here.

Are you on glitter overload yet? I’m not! 🙂 I hope you’ve had a nice weekend and hope you enjoy your Labor Day Monday!

****This item was sent for review. This in no way influences my review and opinion of the product.****

Jindie Nails Chomp Chomp!

Here is the polish a few of you had inquired about: Chom Chomp! When I first visited Jen’s shop, this is one of the polishes that immediately caught my attention because of the bright colors. It’s just so in your face that I couldn’t help loving it. This polish is part of her Football Season collection so it is limited edition which means that if you want it, go get it now! I wasn’t sure what polish to wear under this glitter so I went with a soft white.


I really love the color of this polish but it is a freaking nightmare to apply. It’s streaky as hell and it took 4 coats to get it to look like this. I am guessing this is some kind of French Manicure type of polish because it’s just too much of a nightmare to be worn alone. I actually have worn this alone before and have gotten a lot of compliments.


How pretty is this polish? It drive me nuts to see all that mostly matte glitter…I love it!


This is one coat of Chomp Chomp! over Sephora by OPI Private Access. I did a little random dotting of glitter but not enough to call it a second coat. I am really loving this glitter and can’t wait to try it over a different base color. New items are being added all the time so go check out Jen’s shop here.

Are you ready for the long Labor Day weekend? I am not planning on doing anything because it’s so freaking hot that all I want to so is lay in front of my fan very scantily clad. These are the times I wish I lived alone! lol I might go to the beach but I’m sure it will be a parking nightmare so maybe I will brave the bus. Oh boy…I’m sure that will be a story. So please have fun and stay safe!