Friday, November 21, 2014

The Nail Files - NailsInc London Tinsel Town Collection

This past weekend I went shopping in Palm Desert with one of my dear friends. We went to Ulta.

That was a mistake!! However, I was surprisingly good, considering all the lovely things I really wanted to spend my money on!

I did buy this beauty combo, though:

Here's the Link, cause according to the ULTA website, it's an online only thing. It was the only one in the store, so maybe someone returned it (though it didn't look opened) or they got one for display purposes. Either way...I snatched it up!

And here's what I did with it:
One coat of Kensington High Street is on all nails but my ring finger. Mayfair is the base on the ring finger nail. And Carnival is the glitter. It's a clear base with large gold and pink flakes and smaller holographic specks. And it is a pain in the bootay to apply. I kind of had to manipulate the larger flakes to get it to look remotely close to what I thought it should look like. And then a clear top coat so "seal" it in...some. I still managed to smudge it a bit, but it's held in place so far.

My only complaint is the glitter polish. But that will take some working with to get used to manipulating the flakes the way I want them. Other than that, I love all these colors and the coverage. The one coat of Kensington High Street is a little splotchy in the right light, so maybe two coats next time. But I am really enjoying this look and will probably do it again.

As always, I've linked up:

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Come show off your polished looks with the rest of us!

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Another update from me...about weight loss

I made the decision last month to cancel my Weight Watchers membership. I really didn't see the point if the only thing I was doing was a weekly weigh followed by a mental beating for not losing weight.

I wasn't keeping my food log.
I wasn't exercising.
And, along the lines of the first one, I wasn't keeping track of my daily points.

So what was the point of paying almost $20 a month to hate my fat. I can do that for free.

If you don't already know, I gained back the weight I lost last year. And while I do want to lose it and keep it off, a diet isn't really going to make that happen.

I need a change in what I eat, completely. Not just frequently. And I need it to be fairly easy to keep up with.

I'm looking into the 21 day Fix through Beach Body. And I'm also looking into Plexus. Both, however, are expensive so I'm not fully sure if that's the route I want to take. So I'm still doing my research. And I've accepted the fact that I needed to go up a size in pants (bring on more fat hating). Hopefully I'll have my answers soon. I don't really want to wait until the beginning of the year and be lumped into that group.

And I want something that will stick with me even when I reach my goal weight. I want healthy, not gimmick.

Here's to saying goodbye to the fat!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Black and Gold

Let's back time up a few weeks!

Here is a manicure I did at the beginning of October:

You're looking at Maybelline's Onyx Rush and Essie's As Gold as It Gets

I originally was going to do the gold on just an accent nail. But I loved the combo so much I did it on all 10 digits!

As always, I'm linking with the rest of us nail-polish-aholics:

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Come show what your nails look (or looked) like this week (or earlier this month, if you're a slacker like me).

Happy Friday!!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Let's Talk About Make Up

I am a very simple girl when it comes to my make up routine.

1. Lotion with SPF 15
2. Pressed Powder - Cover Girl's Simply Powder Foundation
3. Blush - TheBalm's Hot Mama or a Cover Girl Classic Blush
4. Mascara - Cover Girls' Last Blast Fusion
5. Chapstick


Every now and then I will add some eye shadow - usually from Cover Girl. And even more rare than eye shadow is lipstick. I mean, I kiss Mr S pretty frequently (that whole love and marriage thing) and Bamboo Pink by Clinique is just not his color!



I LOVE make up! I know...weird.

I have a massive stash that I do break into for special occasions. Eye shadows, eye liners, other mascaras, lipsticks, foundation, etc. I have it all...but rarely use any of it.

I have two eye shadow palettes that I love:

But, like everything else, I rarely use them. In fact, I bought the Smashbox Blue Eyes in 2011 to use for my wedding. I'm sure it's time to get rid of the, but these babies were expensive and I'm not parting with them anytime soon! 

Anyway, that brings me to the reason for my post:

Thank you JCPenney, Sephora, and Too Faced for making this AH-MAZING make up gift box! This little beauty, the La Belle Carousel, comes with eye shadows, blushes, bronzers (that I have NO idea how to use), and their bestseller - Better Than Sex Mascara (more on that later). All for the low, low price of $49!

Seriously, that's a deal. No, really, it is. (If I keep telling myself that maybe I'll justify buying it...if it's not gone...which it's's on Sephora's website).

I want this...pretty much more than I've ever wanted any other make up thing in my life. Which is so WEIRD for me!! And not in a "I'll ask Mr S for it for Christmas" kind of way either.

This. Must. Be. In. My. Life. NOW!

Ok, my crazy desire for this has diminished some now. You may carry on with your normal activities and leave me to my drool covered desk.

*fyi - if anything is better than sex, you're doing sex wrong.

Cheers, dolls!