Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Two Year Blog-versary GIVE AWAY!!!

Hey there you all, can you believe its been two years since I started this blog. At first it was just for a journal, now its all sorts of fun. So this time I am using bare with me.

So I am giving away two prizes...

The first being Revlon Whimsical and Sinful Colors Green Ocean!!!!!

And the second prize will be Nina Ultra Pro Purple-xing and Petites Pink Diamond!!!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

New Franken/Homemade Polish Adventure...

I'm in the process of contacting special Bloggers (special to me) to work with me in creating their own limited edition franken polish, or handmade polish. They selected blogger would work with me via email in the decision process, color combo's, ect. They even get to name it. I'm not sure how many Bloggers I will contact, I want it to be special and unique, or even how many of each polish I will make, or how they will be distributed/sold. What are your thoughts on this?

<3 Carrie

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Hey there! When I saw that Chalkboard Nails was hosting a contest, and an easy one at that I was like YAY! So I thought of this cool idea do do Bubbles. I used Fairy Dust as a base, and then dotted with a large dotting tool Sinful Colors Cinderella on the tip of my nails. Then used a medium tool, and dotted a CQ French White-which made these neat sort of 'ghost' circles or double circle. Then I took a small tool and dotted Sinful Colors Mint Apple on top....and it looks like this:

and an accent of Whimsical...

What do you think? I am loving this!!!

<3 Carrie

BlogHer Book Club: The Rules of Inheritance

Well I finished reading my third book for the BlogHer Book Club. It was a page turner. I stayed up late so many nights just waiting to see what she wrote next. The book was: The Rules of Inheritance, by Claire Bidwell Smith.

I've never lost a parent, but after reading Claire's Memoir, I now know exactly how it might feel. Through out the book I found myself crying, and my heart sinking and then lifting again. I felt like I was living her life with her. I especially loved that she broke it up into section's, Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. In those sections or parts of the healing process she jumped back and forth in time. In ways I found myself shaking my head, relating to certain times in her life.

If you have suffered a loss, this is a must read. And if not, I still think you should read it, it is the most genuine heartfelt book I have ever read.

<3 Carrie

This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, February 20, 2012


My Husband told me a cute little thing that my Little man (4) did the other day. I had bought a package of pads and had them on my sink counter, and I guess he asked daddy what the we're. Daddy said they were Mommy's. Little man then replied, Mommy wears DIAPERS???? cute!

The things he thinks of.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

Hey there! Hope your Valentine's day was fabulous! I went and got myself a bike, its a Schwinn Breeze, beach cruiser type bike. Also Picked up WeeRide Kangaroo seat for little Handsome, it goes in between my seat and the handle bars of the bike.

My van is in the shop getting Transmission work, and other costly things done to it, so in the meantime I have my grandpas van. I have been running non stop today....seriously. I have a cake that needs to be made and decorated by 4 tomm afternoon. I make cakes as a side thing, check out that page here.

I'm doing something similar to this cake:  It will be a half sheet, so one large rectangle cake, the sides will be the same I am hoping, and then adding some real purple daisies, and fake ivory flowers to the top...maybe a pearl necklace and some earrings...

this is not my photo and I forget where it came from :/
Ok so here was my Valentine mani. I did a base of WnW Spoiled's Fuzzy Dice. Used a circle 'price tag' sticker for the half moon using SH XW Black out. Then I stamped with CC Foiled collection, the reddish/pink one and the purplish/pink one, using some of the valentine's stamps on the Bundle Monster sets.

 What did you do Yesterday???

<3 Carrie

Friday, February 10, 2012

Tip of the Week

Hey all! I'm sure most of you know about this but I am sharing it anyhow. The foil method for removing glitter nail polish! It works people! Place cotton on your nails, soak in remover, wrap in foil, let sit for about five or so minutes....

And bam! It just slides right off! How cool is that, no more scrubbing...

<3 Carrie

Thursday, February 9, 2012

BlogHer Book Club, The Weird Sisters

Hi Guys! I have another book review for ya tonight. BlogHer sent me The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown to read and give my opinion on for the BlogHer Book Club.

Its about three sisters who come home to care for their mother who is going through breast cancer treatments. Rose, the older of the three, she is a homely Professor who's struggling to let go and believe in herself. She is engaged to a man who loves to travel and she prefers her hometown. She is having a hard time figuring out where she should be. Bianca or Bean as she is referred to throughout the book, is a high style attention seeker. Dreamed of New York as a girl and went there after college only to come home hiding from the dreamy expensive city. Cordelia, Cordy for short, is best labeled as a hippie. She is the baby, and often was given in to. She took up traveling and wandered the US until coming home, harboring her own secret-a pregnancy. All three girls have a hard time connecting and communicating with their parents. They speak in Shakespearean verse's, thanks to their father who is a professor of Shakespeare at the local college.

Now all three of them are home, faced with reality of 'growing up', and trying to figure out what in the world they are going to do.

I won't spoil the ending for ya ;) 

While getting into this book was sssllllloooowwwwww, I rather enjoyed it. It was fresh and light. The Author really lets you into the sisters heads. You really get a good sense of who you are reading about. I really like her style of writing, and look forward to more from her. Would love for another bokk with these charaters to come out, showing us more into their lives and how they are now. Hint Hint Mrs. Brown!

<3 Carrie

This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.

The Traveling Polish...

Hey there!

I started a group on FB with an idea that came to me the other night out of the blue....

I thought how cool it would be to send a polish around the world, letting it stop off and have mani's done and take pictures with it around town, and then send it along on its merry way to the next gal or guy, sending a post card along also, mapping its travels.

So I made a FB group for it. Sign up here if your interested in it. I am going to have a more detailed set of 'rules' for it later, but for now, just join and fil out the two documents in the group: a sign up, and a polish suggestion.

<3 Carrie

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I'm so sorry I've been gone so long....

We've been sick around here, I finally feel like I belong out of bed or off the couch, haha...
My Little Drama Queen turned seven last Thursday! Wow. She got a new bike, no training wheels, and I have to teach her how to ride it now...I don't run...this will be hard, and I am so out of shape its not funny.

This is a franken I made, Sea Glass??? Other name suggestions???

The other nails are as follows:
Index: SH NP Mandarin Garnet with Essence Twins Edward
Middle: NYC Empire State Blue with WNW Correction Tape
Ring: Spoiled Fuzzy Dice with Spoiled Jewelry Heist
Pinky Savvy Totally Teal with Spoiled Show Me The Money

Stay tuned, another book review tomorrow!

<3 Carrie