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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Random life & nails post :)

Hey guys!!! So I know I've been away, but I couldn't help it! I have been having so much fun with my family outside since it's been pretty nice.

Jack, Chloe and I are a family of sudden hobbiest, lol. Is that even a word? I'm too lazy to Google. We all tend to get really into something together for a few months, and I mean REALLY into it, lol.

 About 2 weeks ago, Sears announced they were closing in a local mall, and everything was on sale, and well, I couldn't not check it out. We went looking for a pool/air hockey table, but they didn't have one that we liked, soooooo......we ended up purchasing a Doodle Bug mini bike, which we have renamed The Stinkbug, simply because Doodle Bug does not sound intimidating at all, haha. It is so much fun, and we have all been on it every night. Well, then Chloe had a hard time keeping up with us on the bike, her on her scooter. So the next week, everything at Sears dropped another 10%, so we all went back up, hoping they had another mini bike, so we didn't have to take turns. They did not, but TA DA, they had this adorable pink electric scooter!! Score! So for an early b-day present to Chloe, we got it. As soon as we got home we all ran outside and Jack started teaching her how to ride it. If you're friends with me on Facebook, I posted a short video.

Well, that's where I've been every night. Outside with the neighbors, they went and grabbed a scooter for their son, taking turns on the bike and scooter, and just enjoying some good old family fun. I've missed blogging, but my time away was totally worth it.

I thought I'd share some pics of Jack and I being complete dorks on the bike, and Chloe on her new scooter

(ignore my outfit, I literally had just gotten home from work, lol. The neighbors said all I needed was a 
beret : P )

Also, last night, I decided to try and make these awesome cookies called Unicorn Poop!! Check out the recipe here. Well..... have you guys seen those NAILED IT pics? Here are the ones I'm referring to. They crack me up every time I see them.

and now here is mine, LOL. Jack has renamed them, Melted Crayon Cookies. At least they still tasted good.
Okay, just so I don't end this 100% off topic, lol, here is a quick swatch of Petites Periwinkle, that I did a few months ago. BTW, my nails right now, are in horrible shape. All this outdoor fun, has been rough on them, so I am now back to nursing them daily :)

Hope you all are doing great!!!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

BELATED: Walking Dead Season Finale Mani!!!!!

Morning, I'm almost 100% sure that my butt is in bed while you read this, having just watched The Hunger Games. Who knows though, I could be up with Jack and Meg, having a drink, enjoying my day off, talking about the movie by fire in our back yard. In my world, you just never know :) Either way, on to the post.

Okay, so yeah, I mean, why would I have posted this on time. That's just boring, hee hee       O_o
I was going to post this last Sunday, ya know, since it was what I was wearing for The Walking Dead season finale, but somehow forgot.

Jack and I are big zombie freaks, almost to the point of being a sad and pathetic couple, but maybe that's why we work, lol.  Well when I was shopping Dollish Polish on etsy and saw this one, Zombie Flesh, I didn't even hesitate putting it into my cart. I'm not even sure I enlarged the pic or read the description first.

Then last Saturday night, while deciding my mani, I couldn't think of a better polish to wear. For this I did do 3 coats, and 1 coat of SV

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Katniss Everdeen, GIRL ON FIRE!!!!

OMG OMG OMG, I cannot freaking wait until tonight!!!!!! For those of you that read the book, I'm sure you remember that Katniss's nails were painted with flames on them. So here is my tribute to her for tonight! Oh and since I am no good with nail art brushes I grabbed my tool, tape :)

For this I started with Sinful Black on Black on all my nails except my 2 ring ringers. On them I used 2 thick coats of China Glaze Electrify.

I then cut some fire/flames out of tape. I forgot to get a pic before I placed it on my nail and polished over it, so that is why the black polish is already on it, oooppps.

and here is the final result. I didn't do all my nails, like I vision hers being done, because I just thought it would be overkill. 
Oh and YAY and side note, my phone just rang and I have the the Hunger Games whistle as my ring tone. Dork, I know. 
Okay back to the mani, It was so hard to get a good pic, to show the effect and not have it distorted by the glare, but I tried :)

This is going to be the looooongest day ever!!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Hey guys!!!! Whew, I've been so busy today getting ready for our neighborhood St. Patrick's Day party. I did manage to make time to get pics of my mani and post, whoo hoo! This will be short though sorry, because I have to wake Jack up and go run more errands.

Hope you guys have a great day and night!!!

I started with Nubar Reclaim for the base of my St. Patty Day mani

I then used Claire's 14 Karats gold polish and my Bundle Monster plate BM19 for the polka dots.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Trying to achieve a white holo

Morning!! I've been on the lookout for a bright while holo for a while now. I do have the Glitter Gals white holo, Light as a Feather, and although it was holo, I wanted it to be more in your face holo :P So I experimented a tad, and tried a little layering. It turned out alright, but def not as I hoped. The Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Diamond kind of turned the white a tad yellow.

I started with 2 coats of China Glaze White on White, and then added a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Diamond. I wish there was sun when I did this, so I could even see if that helped more. Maybe I shall try again one day.

Side note - I can't freaking wait!!! One week from now I will be enjoying my day off, and proabbaly still talking about just seeing the Hunger Games with Jack!!! Are any of you going to the midnight showing? I always said I would never go to one of those, mainly because of the crowds, but I just couldn't wait!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hi, my name is Erika and I made an uh-oh o_O

Okay so I made a mistake, lol. Hey I'm human dang it. My previous post was NOT Kleancolor Black Chunky holo, it is actually Black Chunky Bluebell. So you guys were right, eeek. I'm so sorry. I just wanted to clear that up, there aren't two versions. I couldn't fix it earlier or correct myself because I can no longer access my blog at work :( Is it too late to call an early April Fools???? Ummm, got you good! Lol.

Kleancolor Black Chunky Holo

So a while ago, I purchased a set of Kleancolor polishes off of eBay, mainly just for this one, but as a set, I couldn't really beat the price :) I have yet to play with the others yet and really need to! Also, if you do not already know, let me warn you, Kleancolor polishes have a smell like no other, but it is bearable :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I'm a Material Girl!

Okay, so I had a post planned for yesterday, but I just ran out of time, and never got it ready :( OMG, can I just say this past weekend was so nice, that I spent as much time as I could outside with the fam and neighbors. It was so needed, and instantly boosted my spirits. So that is why I didn't post this weekend, and my week nights were filled with helping my daughter with math, or more so just word problems. I'm still not sleeping good, but I think my body is becoming used to it, because I don't feel as tired anymore. I'm not sure yet, if that's good or bad, lol. Oh well, on to the mani!

I did forget to mention, that I did apply 2 thick coats of SV after I used I'm a Material Girl to smooth it all out. It is a little bit of a top coat eater

Sharon, if you're reading this, I apologize, I know I told you I had a Kleancolor post, but that will be tomorrow, since I had THE perfect mani for Pink Wednesday!

For this I started out with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Bubblegum Pink

I then did 2 coats of a polish I purchased from Dollish Polish on etsy, called I'm a Material Girl. This glitter really is so complex, and I love it! It is one of those glitters though, that needs that extra help with placement. More for the black pieces, but I'm 100% okay with that. It's worth it :)