Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Link to another Pinterest Board and Last Nail Wheel

Good early Tuesday morning.  Can you believe we're coming to the end of March already?  I can't believe there is almost three months gone of the year.  I do have a quick doctor update.  I have an appointment with a cardiologist Thursday afternoon.  Hopefully he'll give me clearance for surgery.  If so, my pain managment doctor can get me on his surgery schedule as soon as next week, which will be fantastic as my hubby will still be on vacation.  Keep your fingers crossed!

I had a request to put a link to my Pinterest board of the polish that I already own so I did.  You can find the link located at the top of my Current Polish Inventory page or by clicking here.  I also have the last of the 4 nail wheels in this series of wheels I've done.  I might do another set for the Wet & Wild polishes I own if my spoons don't arrive this week.  If they do, then I'll be working on those instead and will share those will y'all as I get each set of brands done.  And now, without further ado, for your viewing pleasure:

These are all Julep polishes I've received since joining Julep a few months ago.  Julep is a subscription plan that is $19.95 a month and has different style profiles based on a quiz profile you take when you join.  You can skip months at any time you want, even several in a row.  I do like their polish, but am going to be skipping my boxes with them for awhile while I try some other programs out for awhile to see if I get 'better bang for my buck' so to speak.  I have started getting the Ipsy bag as of last month and will review it, if everyone would like me to, although I would mainly like to keep this blog about polish.  Now, onto the polish, all at 1 coat, as I forgot the 2nd coat before I took the photo.  Ooops.

  Starting from the top and going to the right:

  1. Bette
  2. Ivy
  3. Joan
  4. Lynn
  5. Madison
  6. Marion
  7. Molly
  8. Morgan
  9. Niecy
  10. Oscar
  11. Rebel
  12. Rose
  13. Trina

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Some small changes and 2 nails wheels

Good early Sunday morning!  Since I missed yesterday, I decided to do 2 nails wheels today.  I have also done a couple of small changes.  I added a link to my Pinterest Wish List on the Wish List page.  This will probably be constantly changing as I add things and once in a great while, take things off, the list, as I change my mind.  I also have a board on Pinterest for polishes I currently own but it is still a work in progress.  If y'all want, I can also add a link to it.  Okay, let's get to today's nail wheels.  :)

The first one will finish up the China Glaze polishes I have.  Of these 16, 4 I have won, 3 I have worn, and the rest I just received within the last few days and haven't had the chance to do more with than just swatch onto the nail wheel yet.  For your viewing enjoyment, here is the China Glaze nail wheel #2:

Starting at the top and going to the right: (2 coats unless noted otherwise)
  1. Splish Splash
  2. Strawberry Fields
  3. Sunday Funday (won in a give-away)
  4. Tart-y For The Party (won in a give-away)
  5. Want My Bawdy (won in a give-away)
  6. Black Diamond
  7. Coconut Kiss
  8. For Audrey
  9. Innocence (3 coats)
  10. Evening Seduction
  11. Limbo Bimbo
  12. Moonlight (3 coats)
  13. Re-fresh Mint (3 coats)
  14. Sex In The City
  15. Sexy Silhoutte
  16. White on White (3 coats)

And here is the 2nd wheel for today.  This wheel is of mixed brands such as Orly, OPI, Zoya, and Savina.

Starting at the top and going to the right: (2 coats unless otherwise noted)
  1. Orly Blue Collar
  2. Orly Fowl Play (3 coats)
  3. Orly Haute Red
  4. Orly Naughty
  5. OPI Have You Seen My Limo
  6. OPI Lincoln Park After Dark
  7. OPI Love Is A Racquet
  8. Nicole By OPI Penny For Your Thoughts (3 coats)
  9. Zoya Blaze
  10. Zoya Jem
  11. Zoya Juno
  12. Zoya Isla
  13. Zoya Tart
  14. Zoya Tori
  15. Fingerpaints Romaniticism Ruby
  16. Savina Hearts
  17. Savina Teal Shimmer

Do you have any of the above colors?  Do you have any of the above on your wish list?  OPI Lincoln Park After Dark was my very first OPI and I've used it sparingly because I've been afraid I wouldn't be able to replace it if I used it all, but it seems to be a popular color and I've since fallen in love with Zoya and several other brands as well so I've let loose of my OPI a little bit since I first bought it oh so many years ago.  Do you have a bottle that holds a special memory for you?

As always, thank you for spending a few moments of your day with me.  Have a wonderful Sunday!  Huggles!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Surgery update and a nail wheel for you.

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone is having a great Friday so far. Mine hasn't been too bad. Just a quick update on surgery, yesterday's didn't happen and Tuesday's has been cancelled for now. I had some pre-surgery testing done, including an EKG, which came back abnormal so now I have to be cleared by a cardiologist before I can have either procedure done.

All polishes on this color wheel were either purchased by me or won in give-aways.  Those won will be noted as such.

I've been trying to find a way of storing my polishes that I am happy with and a way of knowing of what was in the storage boxes.  My hubby found some plastic shoebox type boxes and lids at a local dollar type store and bought 3 of them for me (to start, I definitely need more of them or a different system altgether) and I  bought a package of nail wheels at our local Sally's.  Over the next four days, I will be sharing four nail wheels with you.  The first two are China Glaze, the third is mixed polishes which includes:  OPI, Orly, Zoya, and Savina, and the fourth will be Julep.

This is the first China Glaze nail wheel.

Starting at top of wheel and working to the right around (all are 2 coats unless otherwise noted):
  1. Bali Bliss (3 coats)
  2. Champagne Bubbles
  3. Creative Fantasy-Jelly (3 coats)
  4. Crushed Candy-Crackle (1 coat)
  5. Exotic Encounters-won in a give-away
  6. Fade Into Hue-won in a give-away
  7. Fancy Pants-won in a give-away
  8. Fault Line-Crackle-won in a give-away (1 coat)
  9. Glistening Garland
  10. Get Carried Away
  11. It's A Trap-Eze!
  12. Kalahari Kiss-won in a give-away
  13. Keep Calm, Paint On-won in a give-away
  14. Kinitic Candy
  15. Liquid Leather
  16. removed
  17. Mimosa's Before Mani's-won in a give-away
  18. Ruby Pumps-x's 2
I do have some nail spoons on the way as I think spoons will be a better way for me to organize my color samples.  Wheels don't allow you to add colors in between, while spoons do.  

How do you organize your color samples?

As always, thank you for spending a few moments of your time with me.  Have a wonderful Friday!  Huggles!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I finally have a surgery date scheduled!

Good early morning, darling readers!  I finally have a date scheduled for my spinal cord stimulator revision surgery.  For those of you not familiar with what that is, it is an implant that works kind of the same way a pace-maker does, only it helps control pain instead of the heart-rate.  Mine is implanted for lumbar (low back) and leg pain.  I have several different things going on with my back and legs, but the main thing is called arachnoiditis (it's sticky, spider-web like scar tissue that entraps the spinal nerves, basically there is no known treatment or cure for this disease as of yet, except to make the patient as comfortable as possible).  The surgery will be done on Tuesday, March 26th.  I went this past Thursday morning and had all of my pre-admission bloodwork, x-rays, and EKG testing done.  Thankfully this is an outpatient surgery so I'll be home sometime the same afternoon unless something unexpected happens.

I also had to go back to see my gastroenterologist Thursday afternoon to be retested for a bacterial infection I've been battling since it was found in my stomach last December when I had a scope done.  Unfortunately, the test was positive again, so I have to go for another scope on the 21st so the doctor can take biopsies in several different areas of the stomach.  They then grow cultures and treat them with different antibiotics to find out which one I can take to treat it with since the ones we've tried so far have been unsuccessful.  The two that are most commonly used to treat this infection, I'm deathly alleric to and the other 3 that we've tried so far, haven't worked.  So instead of repeatedly trying this medication then that medication and spending a lot of money, he thought this method might be easier for me, and less risk of me having a possible allergic reaction.

I have gotten a lot of nail mail in the last few days and have been doing some swatching so I can sit down and do some major posting, starting Monday.  :0)  I also got my first Ipsy/MyGlam Bag that I plan to review for y'all as well.  April will be the blogs 6 month anniversary and I am planning another give-away then.  I am  considering moving the blog to another site and would like to get y'alls feedback before I do.  If I do, do y'all think I should leave the name as it is or should I change it to something a little easier to remember or does anyone have a name they would like to suggest?  I am open to ideas.  I also got a new camera and am learning how to use it.  It's not actually brand new, but it is new to me (it was my son's but is now mine and is much more fancy than my point and shoot camera is).

I will post again later in the day with an actual polish review.  :)  I just wanted to get this update out to y'all because I knew some would be wondering what was going on and if there were any updates.  It's 2:30 am now and I believe I hear my pillows calling my name.  In just over 2 hours, I'm going to be hearing the alarm yelling at me, so I'm off to try to get myself a bit of a nap.  :0)  I hope y'all have a great Saturday!

As always, thank you for spending a few minutes with me today.  Take care and huggles!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Something the hubby picked out

Good early morning darlings! Just a quickie post again with something that my hubby picked out when we went to our local Sally's last month. While I was at the check-out line, he wondered off and came back with this little mini bottle of Sally Girl, which was only $0.30 to add to my purchase. I hope you enjoy!

There is no color name on this bottle, just the number 812158 but it is a hot pink cream.  The formula was good and I didn't have any application issues even with the tiny little brush in this mini bottle.  This was before I broke my thumb nail all the way down into the nail bed while putting my coat on.  OUCH!  I ended up shortening all my nails shortly after I took this photo but they're already almost this long again.  I apologize for the quality of the photo, the cuticles really weren't as bad as they appear here.

Do you have any Sally Girl polishes and if so, what do you think of them?

As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit with me.  Huggles!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Just a quick update....

Hello there darlings! If you haven't entered my birthday give-away there is still time left to do so. There aren't many entries as of yet, so you stand a fairly decent chance of having your name drawn. :0) I've been planning on getting into a better routine for posting. Right now it's been hit or miss, depending on how I've been feeling. It's been a bit of a difficult winter for me, healthwise. Besides the issues I have with my back, I've been battling a bacterial infection in my stomach, low thyroid levels, and just generally feeling blah. I'm also still waiting to have surgery to replace an implant I have in my spinal cord (which will reduce the amount of pain I feel and therefore help me feel better) and hope to find out in a few days when that will be so I can get on the road to recovery. I've also been taking lots of swatch photo's for future posts. I will have a new review in a day or two as soon as I take care of a few of these outstanding issues. Until then, please take care and thank you so much for reading.