Friday, September 30, 2011

15 Week Challenge.......Part Two, Week Five


I have only tried this one other time, and it looked okay, but this is much better!

I used Sinful Colors Black on Black and Orly's Mineral FX collections Rock-it. I did the black first-which is a great one coater, and smooth....and then while still wet I dropped six or so dots of Rock-it - awesome as well- on my nail and drug a small dotting tool through them in a zigzag line.

(please bear with the photo's I'm still playing around with settings to find the best one and the best lighting, and all that goodness)

This last one is blurry, but you can see the swirlyness in them! My normal hand I photograph was all whacked up....It was 'bubbly' and I dug to deep with the in other words, be careful when dragging your tool...

What do you think of this?

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

ROTW: PW's Cajun Chicken Pasta

This week I have recipe from The Pioneer Woman! Cajun Chicken Pasta. Mmmmm!

Cook some noodles up.

 Drain 'em!

Slice up some veggies, I used Red Pepper, Green Pepper, Red Onion, and some garlic

Also some tomato's.

Dice up your chicken breasts, this is three I think.

Saute them up with some cajun seasoning.

Now, your supposed to take the chicken out and then saute up the veggies, I think I did that, and then this is when I added them back in, I think...Its been awhile since I made this...

And then you add your liquid's....mine never did thicken up, I had to refrigerate it and order pizza, (We were headed out to the drive in movies and it wouldn't thicken I just said forget it, and stuck it in the fridge.....It was so good the next day though!)

Sauce: 2 cups chicken stock, 1/2 cup white wine, 1 cup heavy cream, black pepper, cayenne pepper or more cajun seasoning.

In your pan after your done sauteing the veggies and chicken, add the wine and chicken broth, cook for 3-5 minutes, add in the heavy cream, stir don't let it stick to bottom, and get all the bits up off of the bottom of the pan from the chicken and veggies, and then add in your seasoning, it should be spicy. Cook until it thickens slightly....this is where I failed...mine never thickened, I even added cornstarch to it and nothing, no idea what went wrong....So I threw the chicken and veggies back in, cooking it longer and longer, and still nothing, I had run out of time, we needed to walk out the door to go to the drive-in and so I stuck it in the fridge and had my neighbor grab us a pizza too!

BUT we had this the next night, I just pulled it out of the fridge put it on a burner and warmed it up and it was perfect! PERFECT!

This was so yummy! Def worth the frustration....I do not have a finished picture, but I linked the website up there ^ , so go check out her pictures! Awesome! Awesome! ( I have never had anything less than awesome from her site! NEVER!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

15 Week Challenge........Part One, Week Five!

I chose Tealy-Fast by Sally Hansen Instant dry line. Its pretty....I couldn't capture it well enough, I need to wear it again on a sunny day and take more pictures... Let me tell you this....I hate this brush! Hate it! I won't buy another of this line because of that....This polish to me is a duochrome, because in one light its a blue, in another light its a teal-green color with the most beautimous green in it! So pretty, again, my pictures don't capture it! So disappointing. Also ALOT of tip wear in one day!

maybe here in the middle finger in the light you can see that pretty green?
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Some Goodies....

......I have been meaning to show you these for awhile now.

Seche Vite PRO kit

part of five glitters, blue wants to be a millionaire, hannah pinktana, gray's anatomy, sparkled, night prowl

dollar store finds

Gelous, awesome base coat!

Jem, Hope, Kotori

Tealy-fast, Gunmetal

This is a 'kid'-tie box, that i am using for my stamping stuff

Dotting tools


A nail file a good Friend bought me from Seattle

my clean up brush of choice

Dollar general find...

Spectra flair

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My First Franken! Taking Name submissions!

Hey there all! I finally made my franken! Whats a franken? Its a polish that you make out of other polishes you have on hand that you love or hate.....or just want to oomph up a bit! Kinda like Frankenstein, haha! 
I didn't really have an idea in my head for a particular color I was kinda just throwing in what I thought would look good. 

Here is the list of polishes that made my franken:
NYC, Starry Silver Glitter
NYC, Cashmere Creme
WNW, Blue Wants to be a Millionaire
WNW, Gray's Anatomy
WNW, Party of Five Glitters
SH XW, Gunmetal
and WNW Fantasy Makes Confetti

Its similar to Deborah Lippmanns Glitter in the Air. Although hers in more dainty, and sheerer, and less sparkle.


A Quick swatch after mixing, BEFORE bottle

This is the bottle AFTER adding WNW Fantasy Makers Confetti

After Bottle

Swatch with confetti

 The Pictures below, are all the original formula BEFORE I added in the WNW fantasy makers confetti:

Well what do you guys think? Like it, Love it, Hate it, Its ok? Any name ideas?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

15 Week Challenge....Part One, Week Four

Hey there you guys! Just a quick post! This is Misa Blame it on Fat Tuesday, and sadly this is the only picture I managed to get of her! Sad! Its not a good picture either, I was at the park with two of my children and took this between shots of them playing and forgot to take more before I took it off! My cuticles are all dry and stuff....but look how glossy this creme is! She was really gorgeous in person! Went on like a dream! This is two coats with SV as a top coat.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

ROTW: Calzone

Hey there lovely followers! Nothing too too special on today's post, just a simple yummy calzone I made the night before we moved!

Ingredients: Dough (store bought), ricotta, mozzarella cheese, toppings, and some pizza sauce for dipping. I chose to use pepperoni, mushrooms and olives.

Roll out the dough, spread ricotta over half the dough, leaving the edge free, thickness depends on you, top with toppings, and then layer on a good amount of mozz cheese!

Fold the empty dough over, and seal with a fork, and place on baking sheet.

Bake as directed on dough baggie: about 20 minutes at 350 (I think), or until golden brown.

Cool slightly and cut and serve with Pizza sauce to dip in! This was so good, it was really hard not to eat it all......I know, because I ate it all!

Thanks for checking in! See ya tomm for another post!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Zoya Jem vs. Orly Rococo A-Go-Go.....SWAP?

Hey guys, two posts in one day, wow. But I had to show you this! I purchased Orly's Rococo A-Go-Go last night on a whim....and tried it on one finger this afternoon, and thought, hmm, this looks like Zoya Jem! So I did a comparison for ya!

Both polish applications are smooth, Orly was a more dense polish and Zoya was a thinner polish.

Zoya on the left, Orly on the right

Z, O, Z, O

Z, O, Z, O

Z, O, Z, O

Z, O, Z, O
Orly, Definitely has a more textured look to it, but they are so close, that I am thinking I might have to sell one or swap one out for something, any takers on either one- check my wish list out!

Have a great weekend!