Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My 15 Week Challenge.....Part One, Week Two

 I finished Week one's challenges! Yay! This is part one of week two, Orange. I don't have many oranges...I don't like the color. When Essie was doing that giveaway for their Summer 2011 collection, which included: Brazilliant, Too Too Hot, Super Bossa Nova, Absolutely Shore, Meet me at Sunset, Smooth Sailing - on Facebook, I entered and won a bottle, they said it was Brazilliant. I was kinda bummed, but hey its a free bottle of nail polish, AND my First Essie polish! When it arrived, it turned out not to be Brazilliant, but instead it was Meet Me at Sunset. I swatched it really quick on one nail and wasn't really impressed and stuck it in the back of my drawer, kind of forgetting about it.

Well I decided I decided I would use it for this challenge! This is my first Essie polish and I don't know how it compares to other Essie's but it went on very smoothly, a little on the thin side, but it was an easy application. I used three thin coats, and it my nail line is still slightly visible...to me its almost a jelly polish....I found a blog once that explained all the many types of polishes, like jelly, creme, shimmer, ect.....if any one knows what I am talking about please link it in the comments- I would love to read about that again! 

I didn't expect to like it this much, I was originally planning on doing this as a base and using a crackle over it, to hide most of it....but I actually really really like it. It is so glossy looking. Its a reddish burnt orange color. Top coat of Seche Vite. What do you all think of this? If you click on the pictures they are better quality, I'm not sure how to get that to come through on the blog? any tips on how you upload your pictures?

I take a picture, I use corel paint shop(this was on my computer when I bought it) to crop it, and add my watermark-when I don't forget, and then upload using the blogger upload tool, and then usually make them X-large in the blog post, but this time I am only using the large setting.









15 Weeks of Nails Challenge:

Week 1: Red Nails

Glitter

Week 2: Orange Nails
Half Moons

Week 3: Yellow Nails
Galaxies

Week 4: Green Nails
Water Marble / Dry Marble

Week 5: Blue Nails
Drag Marble

Week 6: Violet Nails
Inspired by a Favorite Thing

Week 7: Black and White Nails
Glitter Sandwich

Week 8: Metallic Nails
French Manicure

Week 9: Rainbow Nails
Inspired by Feathers

Week 10: Gradient Nails
Layered Nails

Week 11: Polka dots
Inspired by Dots

Week 12: Stripes
Inspired by Lines

Week 13: Animal Print
Inspired by The Outdoors

Week 14: Flowers
Inspired by a Tutorial

Week 15: Matte Nails
Retro Nails

PS: don't forget to link me if you use my challenge's. :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

An Oldie...


Hey guys....I thought I would show you an old manicure, one I did when I first started my appreciation of polish and design...It's called a 'galaxy' design. I have no idea what the polishes I used were, I know the glitter is from Finger Paints, it was the first one I bought of that brand....I could walk the 20 feet to my bedroom and see, but I'm just lazy....
I used a sponge to sponge on the glitter and then dotted some other color on for a 'star' effect...that didn't turn out too well....I like the right hand better than my left hand which has the 'stars'....
And this was before I realized I needed to take better care of my cuticles! This picture just proves how horrible they were! Ugh! 






Sunday, August 28, 2011

More hair?

*This was a draft....now I am going to publish it, because it is a really dreary day out today, and the mood for blogging isn't upon me! I have lots of manicures I could show you but the pictures aren't cropped, and I would have to find the polishes I used and My lovely SLEEPING Husband is in the bedroom....I should wake him up....I've been hinting loudly all morning that he should be up and out her....dork....I NEVER get to sleep in and when I do, he lets the kids just be loud, so I lay in bed awake....and not really sleeping.....ugh! Anyways....Hope you enjoy today's post!*


Hey there! Since my last hair post, found here, I have Highlighted my hair. Do you remember the last time I highlighted my hair, it was a total fail.  I was a little nervous this time, but my grey was growing in, and I was tired of the same tone hair color. So I got out my supplies and did very little this time, I didn't want to overdo it or mess it up...I just wanted to hide the grey's....this is how it came out: 






The dye from my last hair post has lightened alot, so its about the same as my roots....finally, lol. I think I will leave it alone for awhile now.... ;)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My 15 Week Challenge.....Part Two, Week One

Hey guys, so here is my second installment of the week. It was glitter. (See below for my list of challenges-and feel free to use it on your blog as well, if you do-let me know by commenting!)  I chose to do a glitter fade...or is it gradient? I don't know, but whatever its name is, it was very fun to do and very pretty looking. It only stayed on though for a day and a half, it was so thick on my nails....

Here's what I used in this order:
Gelous-base coat
Wet n Wild- Gray's Anatomy
China Glaze- Fairy Dust
NYC- Starry Silver Glitter
China Glaze- Techno
Wet n Wild- Party of Five
Seche Vite- top coat

Let me tell you how much of a pain glitter is to get off.....yes I have read about the 'foil' method, but I just don't see myself taking that much time to wrap each finger in foil, it would be so annoying, so I just cotton balled it, lol....several times!





excuse that nasty cuticle up there...



15 Weeks of Nails Challenge:

Week 1: Red Nails
Glitter

Week 2: Orange Nails
Half Moons

Week 3: Yellow Nails
Galaxies

Week 4: Green Nails
Water Marble / Dry Marble

Week 5: Blue Nails
Drag Marble

Week 6: Violet Nails
Inspired by a Favorite Thing

Week 7: Black and White Nails
Glitter Sandwich

Week 8: Metallic Nails
French Manicure

Week 9: Rainbow Nails
Inspired by Feathers

Week 10: Gradient Nails
Layered Nails

Week 11: Polka dots
Inspired by Dots

Week 12: Stripes
Inspired by Lines

Week 13: Animal Print
Inspired by The Outdoors

Week 14: Flowers
Inspired by a Tutorial

Week 15: Matte Nails
Retro Nails

Thursday, August 25, 2011

lets do the twist....

....the twist for hair anyways....
I found this site while browsing something one day...and tried out this hair style. I first did the lower pictures, just testing it out...and then these top more nicer pictures are the actual hair style....next time i am going to do it at an angle. It looks very cute on Miss Emma! It lasted 3 days too, I put them in right after her shower on Thursday night, and I don't think they came out until Sunday morning....and they still looked really good.




Oh, and she lost her first tooth also!

this was just me messing around.

these were the practice twists.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ROTW: Drive-in Hot Dogs

This recipe is from a co-worker of mine, Stacey, we we're talking about easy quick go to recipes of ours, and she shared this one with me. She said that her family used to make a bunch of these up on Friday nights and pile in a car and go down to the Drive-in Movie place, and eat them while watching a movie. They sounded delish so I decided my family needed to try them.

These are the ingredients you'll need: Hot Dogs, Ketchup, Mustard, Pizza Sauce, Shredded Cheese, Hot Dog Buns, and Aluminum Foil.

Cut up the Hot Dogs, I cut mine in half and in half again length wise and then diced them into small pieces, add some ketchup, mustard, a small things of pizza sauce, and some shredded cheese, warm in a pan.

 Have your Buns ready...

Scoop mixture into buns...

Wrap Hot Dog's in Aluminum Foil...

and Put them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 or until warmed through..unwrap and enjoy.


Don't these look yummy? Kids thought they were just OK, and the Husband didn't care too much for them...Next time I make these, I am going to use chilli in place of the pizza auce and add in some diced onion...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My 15 Week Challenge.....Part One, Week One

Hey guys, I have been lacking inspiration, so I came up with a 15 Week Challenge for myself, It consists of two challenges per week. That is all I seem to have time for these days, two mani's a week.

So Here is my challenge to myself:


15 Weeks of Nails Challenge:

Week 1: Red Nails
              Glitter

Week 2: Orange Nails
              Half Moons

Week 3: Yellow Nails
              Galaxies

Week 4: Green Nails
              Water Marble / Dry Marble

Week 5: Blue Nails
              Drag Marble

Week 6: Violet Nails
              Inspired by a Favorite Thing

Week 7: Black and White Nails
              Glitter Sandwich

Week 8: Metallic Nails
              French Manicure

Week 9: Rainbow Nails
              Inspired by Feathers

Week 10: Gradient Nails
                 Layered Nails

Week 11: Polka dots
                Inspired by Dots

Week 12: Stripes
                Inspired by Lines

Week 13: Animal Print
                Inspired by The Outdoors

Week 14: Flowers
                Inspired by a Tutorial

Week 15: Matte Nails
                Retro Nails




Week One, Part One: Red Nails

I used Sinful Colors Under 18. It a bright, almost metallicy red. I actually like this red better than my other reds, this is the first time I have worn this polish. Like most SC polishes, this went on smoothly, this was two coats with a SV top coat and a Gelous base coat.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Look at this Booty!

This is a scheduled post...We should be waiting in the parking line at Busch Gardens when this hits the blog tomm morning! Last Sunday Before school starts, off for a little fun, hoping it doesn't rain on us! I just wanted to say Hi to all my new followers on here! *waves* When we hit 100 I will host an awesome giveaway! So spread the word! Have a good day all!


Look at how cute his little tooshie is! 





He was just learning to stand up at this point, now he is cruising furniture :( soon He will be 1!

video

Saturday, August 20, 2011

On the Toes it goes....

This is China Glaze Orange Marmalade. Its a nice orange with golden shimmer to it. Smooth application. Not really my style so on the toes it goes, lol. I added some sticker flowers to it to make it more girly! I guess its a good summer polish! 



Friday, August 19, 2011

Its looking like a home....

Slowly but Surely things are coming together...

The Boys' room

Boys' room

Boys' room

Emma's room, yes it is always messy here...

View into living room from hallway

same view, different angle

view of front door from living room

living room from front door

from front door different angle

from garage door

living room into dinning room/kitchen

Dinning room into kitchen

My room from door

my room from closet door

my room from corner

living room from my door
So this is my progress so far....I just have no motivation to unpack...