Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Call Your Girlfriend

Oh I forgot to put this in my last post...

I've been listening to this song a lot lately. It is originally by a singer by the name of Robyn who apparently is really big in some places but I've never heard of her?? Super weird because I am a pretty big music buff, but anyways... A girl group from Sweden called Erato put up this AMAZING vocal cover of Call Your Girlfriend on youtube and boy is it impressive. To keep the beat they use little cups and play what I like to call "The Cup Game". My boyfriend and I keep this beat ourselves if we're bored at a restaurant and have non-breakable cups! I thought it was super neat that they put the two together. Did I mention that their voices are phenomenal and their harmonies are stunning?! Well, just listen for yourselves...

I wish I had this much coordination and talent!

I feel so damn nostalgic.

If you mentioned the words "Sally Hansen Nail Prisms" to a nail polish addict, they will most likely flip out and start going on about the ones they want or the ones they have. Now when I was young, I'd say maybe 12? I had a few of these and I used them a ton but I had no idea of their future value. I'm pretty sure I eventually threw them out when I grew out of my pre-teen nail polish phase. I rarely used nail polish in high school so little did I know what I had thrown out. Now a days, the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms are pretty highly sought after and some of the more popular/favourite ones are hard to find. It makes me feel like kicking myself in the butt thinking that I threw out some of them!

Well imagine my surprise when I stumble upon a random blogsale while browsing around on kijiji. This wonderful blogger just happened to have an almost complete collection of the prisms and was selling her back ups to make some extra cash. I jumped on the chance and picked up nine; she threw in the tenth as a gift. I was super excited and antsy waiting for my package but it finally arrived today! Of course I have pictures of their awesomeness, though these pictures don't capture their true colours as it is late and I'm using terrible artificial lighting. I will probably try to post actual pictures at a later date. Today I'm just too excited and want to get these up!

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms
Sally Hansen Nail Prisms
These are Lapis Amethyst, Ruby Sapphire, Ruby Opal, Garnet Lapis, Lavender Opal, Emerald Amethyst, Golden Cinnabar, Turquoise Opal, Amber Ruby, and Platinum Plum. Here are some close ups. 

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms

It was so exciting when the familiar golden lids came out of the package. They are all such gems. Each one more beautiful than the last. I attempted to take a picture of how beautiful they are on a nail wheel, but alas, my lighting has failed me once again. 

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms

I hope that gives you a decent idea of just how pretty these are. There are far better watches out there which are super easy to find. My new pride and joy is the Turquoise Opal. I know that it is very popular amoung the lovers of these nail polishes so I am really going to treasure it! 

I have a lot of photos stocked up and ready to go on my computer so I expect to be posting more! For those who read this I hope you are excited as I have a few new beautiful things to show you and lots more on the way!! 


Tuesday, November 22, 2011


So my choir had their very first concert of the season and it was a HUGE success! It was beyond amazing really... I felt so overwhelmed with happiness by the end of it that I was actually riding on a bit of a high. It felt so good to be back on a stage sharing my passion with the audience and the choral members around me! I seriously love every single person in my choir, which doesn't normally happy, so that makes it even better.

Oh and guess what?! Everyone nailed my choreography!! All I got were great reviews... not trying to toot my own horn, but just sayin! I think it all really came together. I feel extremely proud that I made up and taught all my own choreo with great patience and understanding. I've never done that before so it was a pretty cool experience.

I know I've been lacking on the blogging, I feel like I'm letting myself down. But, now that some of the hecticness is over (minus working overtime during the holiday season, OH and planning all of my choirs caroling) I should have more time to paint and take pictures of my nails. Except, my nails are a little sad right now. Whenever I break one I have to file them all down to that same length meaning they are little stublets right now. They feel absolutely terrible.

To make me feel better about my crappy nails I've been listening to this song... okay really it has nothing to do with my nails, I just freaking LOVE the song. It's this amazingly gorgeous piece preformed by Rajaton whom I love. Ever since I had the solo in butterfly for my graduation I've been hooked on their music. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The beauty of "ugly" greens.

I'm currently preparing myself for a nail polish order I should be receiving in early December. The polishes I've purchased will be my very first from Cult Nails, created by the lovely blogger, Maria Morrison. Everything about her polishes draw me in, from the unique and interesting colours, to her animal and vegan friendly products. Even the way she packages her nail polishes is awesome! They come on a bed of cotton balls, helping to prevent bottle breakage AND remove your old nail polish once hers arrive!

The polishes I've ordered are the hypnotic collection, as well as the new super powers collection which I'm splitting with a friend. Some how we liked the exact opposites of each other in the new collection so we are each taking two!

Now I say I'm preparing myself for the new polishes because while I love olivey green, I've never worn the colour before. In a Trance from the hypnotic collection is just that, a yellow/olive "ugly" green and is surprisingly one of the polishes I'm most looking forward to getting. When I say "ugly" I mean it is one of those "so ugly it is beautiful" colours. (I don't know how else to explain it) I always thought a colour like this would look pretty good on me. I have a warm olive skin tone that I think would compliment this specific shade of green, but I was never brave enough to try on the one polish I had purchased in this colour category. The polish in question is China Glaze's Peace on Earth from the 2010 holiday collection.

China Glaze Peace on Earth
China Glaze Peace on Earth

China Glaze Peace on Earth
China Glaze Peace on Earth

Unfortunately these pictures are making my fingers look a little red and my nails are nubs right now >.< ... I swear my skin is olive and this looks way better in person! The two colours (from what I can tell from internet swatches) are pretty similar but I will do a comparison when I have them both in my hands. The most noticeable difference I can tell for sure is the finishes. I'm not a HUGE fan of the finish on Peace on Earth. It is brush strokey and a little too thick for my liking. I'm excited about the slight shimmer finish of In a Trance and the lack of brush strokes in swatches!

Overall, I'm pretty happy with my easing in to this kind of colour. I'm very excited to try In a Trance and the other polishes I've ordered and I will finally be able to say I'm one of the Cult!!

Oh... and this is almost too good to be true but... there may be a gold lettered and number bottle of Unicorn Puke in my near future... AHHHHHHH!!!!! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Money Now, Sleep Later!

This is going to be a super quick post as I need to get my butt off this couch and do some wii fit before heading STRAIGHT to bed!! Ugh. I hate having to work early in the morning. Oh well. Anyways, today I was downtown handing in the final papers for my application to esthetics school and happened to head over to one of my favourite cosmetic stores, Holt Renfrew. My amazing sales associate was holding the new Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven for me as it FINALLY came into the store. Canadian stores always get things WAY after Americans. So not fair! My SA knows me so well that she also put a few other things aside for me knowing that I would immediately fall in love. Today she surprised me with the Deborah Lippmann Dance Music mini's and a polish I had never ever heard of, Money Now Sleep Later.

I was actually shocked when I first saw MNSL. How could something so beautiful not have caught my eye before? No one was talking about it on my favourite forum and google was at a loss for it as well! As soon as I got it I immediatley texted the one person I know who would be excited by it, the lovely Shayna who writes the awesome blog Polishjinx. She quickly called Holt Renfrew putting one on hold for herself (oh how I love enabling!) and found out that it's an exclusive, only available at Holt Renfrew and Barney's NY. Now normally I complain about all the exclusives that American stores get and how hard it is for us Canadians to obtain them, but us Canadians FINALLY get something cool and exclusive! WOO!

Here's a fast picture of the bottle and a small swatch. It's hard to capture the actual colour... it's really a shapeshifter. Try to picture a blue version of DL's Wicked game but better. Like a peacock in a bottle! I'm in love!

Deborah Lippmann Money Now Sleep Later
Deborah Lippmann Money Now Sleep Later

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's been soooo long!!

I feel horrible! I've been neglecting my poor blog. :( In my defense I've been super busy lately. Work, family, and friends are so time consuming! Not to mention my choir rehearsals and preparation for our first concert coming up on the 19th! I've had a little extra stress as I'm choreographing a few African songs that my choir is singing. It's not like we're doing crazy hard movements or a lot of real dancing. It's just that I have to put movements to  different rhythms for different singing parts. Sometimes up to 6 separate parts at once! Not only do I have to make all the dancing up, but I have to make it look good without looking overwhelming and I am no African dancer, so it can be very stressful. Then I have to attempt to teach these movements to 40 guys and gals who aren't necessarily the greatest dancers. They're doing great though and the pieces are really coming together!

Anyways, I haven't had tons of time to paint my nails over the past few weeks which is really disappointing. I've gone from painting my nails every two days to once and if I can squeeze it in, twice a week. I'm trying to make a point of getting back into my old nail routine as it is a stress release for me... we'll see how it goes. One of the manicures I did manage to fit in was with my absolute favourite nail polish, Scrangie. (Thank you so much to the lovely lady who gifted this gem to me! <3)

Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie

Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie

Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie

Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie

This is such a chameleon purple. I had to take quite a few photos in different lighting to get pictures of all the different shades of purple it turns. The under lying blue shimmer makes this polish come alive. It is totally me in a bottle.

 The application was pretty flawless. I found it a little on the thick side but I'm afraid of putting in the polish thinner I currently have. I picked up one a long time ago at Sally's Beauty supply and I'm not sure that it is really top notch. I'll have to investigate some better quality thinners before I try to fix the nail polish love of my life.

This is my first ever Rescue Beauty Lounge polish. I haven't been able to bring myself to purchase any from the website with such a steep shipping fee. >.< Oh well, this was my main lemming and I'll have to do some real investigation of colours before I attempt to make a full purchase!

Well, it's time for me to go to bed and finally sleep in after what seems like ages of working at 6 am. I'll leave you with a song my choir is going to be performing at our first concert. This is not Prairie Voices singing, but it's an awesome version!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Texas ChainNail Massacre.

One of the main things I hate about my work is how intense it is on my nails. I'm constantly trying to prevent coming home with chips, peeling, cracks, and all that wonderful kind of stuff. Normally a good sturdy manicure helps to fix any possibility of this as nail polish gives my nails so much strength. Unfortunately yesterday was an exception. Although I had a beautiful Reggae to Riches manicure, my thumb nail cracked and cracked hard! I'm a girl who needs symmetry when it comes to her nails, so I ended up having to file my nails down to little stubs.

This always hits me a little harder than it should... when I was little I used to bite my nails so badly that they would bleed and constantly hurt. My nails were always past the quick and looked terrible. My dad used to tell me I had "boy hands" and it always made me so upset. No little girl wants to have boy hands! So when I was in my teens my mom let me get gel nails for a year. They were awesome, gel is so hard to bite through! :P But as most of you know, gels/acrylics are TERRIBLE for your nails. When taken off, my nails were a thin, peeling mess and I ended up having to start from scratch. I discovered nail polish as a way to make my nails harder and a way to make me stop biting. I never wanted to ruin such a pretty manicure!

Anyways, now when I have my nails short it reminds me of my little boy hands. I decided to make myself feel better by painting my stubs with one of my favourite polishes, Raindrops by Illamasqua.

Illamasqua Raindrops

Illamasqua Raindrops

Illamasqua Raindrops

I love the silver flakie sparkles in this polish. Props to the lovely lady who designed this with Illamasqua for their contest! Though most Illamasqua's are opaque in one coat, this one requires three to get the coverage you see. This is really the polishes only flaw, otherwise the application is a dream. 

I'm finding I like posting images similar to the third picture as it shows me a better view of how I applied the polish. I'm able to view the cuticle line a lot more. So excuse the thigh skin picture! :P

Now that I'm looking at these pictures, I'm sort of realizing that maybe my nails aren't THAT little after the nail massacre... but they still seem short to me! Grow nails... GROW!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

I'll slither up to you, you can be my lion cub!

So it's time to admit that I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. And no, not just one of those fans that think they are the biggest harry potter fans because they have seen all the movies. I've read all the books more than 7 times each, own all the movies available, am an avid viewer of J.K. Rowlings site and am so excited for her new site release!! Not to mention my collection of Harry Potter paraphernalia. I'm talking Harry, Voldemort, and Sirius's wands, the time turner, and my favourite piece, the horcrux locket. I wore that baby to the final movie with a Gryffindor coloured manicure and cardigan. Gosh I'm a dork! >.<

Now that we've established that I'm a big fan and a complete nerd, I will finally get to the point.

This song is obviously Harry Potter themed and AMAZING! Not only is it written by one of my all time favourite youtubers, (Meekakitty) it also includes the cuties from heyhihello and a super fun video.

(I never thought you'd be in my life)

Who would have known that I could like a boy like you
Tall dark and Slytherin, what's a girl to do?
You used your Nimbus to sweep me off my feet.
But now without you by my side I feel incompleete.

Slytherin and Gryffindor, parted by the sorting hat
From rival houses boy but we don't have to be like that
Cause you've confundesed me, and now I'm feeling well
Like this is magical, I'm under your spell.

I never thought you'd be in my life
Two different worlds that we let collide
and it will never be the way it was before
Cause baby I'm a Slytherin and girl you are a Gryffindor

Yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah
Cause baby I'm a Slytherin and girl you are a Gryffindor

Walking down a corridor with tricks right up my sleeve
bump into this girl that's on my floor, she just wants to see
what would it be like to hold hands with someone dark
who would have you don't need a wand to start a spark

I'll slyther up to you, you can be my lion cub
Let's share a butter beer down at Rosemerta's pub
I'll chase right after you, you are my golden snitch
I'll be your Wizard love, you are are my only witch

I can't stop watching this video and I love the lyrics. So darn clever. And I think it is super cool that heyhihello would collaborate with Meekakitty for it. It seriously sits on its own tab on my browser so that I can play it at the randomest moments. I'm sure my boyfriend is starting to go insane from how much I play it. :S Oh well, if he loves me... !

Anyone else a huge Harry Potter fan?!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

My manicures will never be the same again.

I finally came up with something that is ACTUALLY work appropriate in every way! This shouldn't be as exciting as it is... but other nail polish addicts will understand what I'm feeling. It's always exciting finding something you love on your nails that has just enough bling to make YOU happy but fits under the work radar! Wooo!

The manicure I'm talking about features Chanel Quartz and China Glaze Fairy Dust.

Chanel Quartz & China Glaze Fairy Dust
Chanel Quartz & China Glaze Fairy Dust

Chanel Quartz & China Glaze Fairy Dust
Chanel Quartz & China Glaze Fairy Dust

Look at that holo in the second picture!

I've had Fairy Dust in my collection forever but for some reason this was the first mani I have ever done with it! It was one of the first China Glazes I ever bought and what in the world was I thinking not using it sooner?! Beats me. It totally blings out Quartz which is a gorgeous neutral rosey/taupey/tanish brown colour. (How is that for descriptive) By itself Quartz is gorgeous, but I have trouble wearing such light neutral colours alone with my olivey skin tone and my love for everything dark. Fairy Dust was JUST the right touch to make me gaze at my nails in awe. Definitely a must have for any nail polish addicts collection, though I'm sure most ladies have figured this one out already! :P

Anyways, this is super short, but that's because it's 1:30 AM and I'm doing a super quick mani using Illamasqua's Raindrops before I run to bed. Just thought I needed to post this bit of goodness before I totally forget that my pictures of it exist!

Sleep well blog land.


Friday, September 23, 2011


I can't even begin to tell you how incredibly excited I am right now. I am literally shaking with excitement... over a nail polish. Silly, but I've been longing for this polish since the first time I ever laid eyes on it. The polish I'm talking about is Rescue Beauty Lounge's Scrangie, named after one of my absolute favourite bloggers. ( It's been on and off of the RBL site, coming back when fans vote for it to be sold again but always selling out super fast. I figured it would be the one polish that would sit on my wish list, always in the back of my mind but never in my hands.

Well all of that changed today! A girlfriend of mine offered me her bottle knowing how much of  a lemming it was to me. Now my heaven in a bottle is in my hands! All mine! I've already told my boyfriend that it is the one polish in my collection that he isn't allowed to touch. (Let's just say our bed spread is suffering from a previous nail polish accident) >.<

Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie, Nfu oh 61

It is definitely everything I imagined it to be. The consistency is wonderful and the colour is even more stunning in person. I'm in love with the bottle, I can't stop staring at it! I think this is the most perfect way to start off my RBL collection, provided I manage to get my hands on some others that are sure to find their way on to my wish list.

Along with Scrangie, she threw in a bottle of Nfu oh's #61, a gorgeous silver holo. This is my very first Nfu oh and I know already that it will not be my last. I have many others on my wish list but I'm happy that this was my first to try.

I can't even begin to express my gratitude towards this lovely lady. You rock my world!

Ban Hammer!

Recently at work some of the head managers decided to bring down the ban hammer on "crazy" nail polish colours. This means that I'm officially not allowed to wear more than half of my nail polish collection to work. How incredibly dull! I mean whats wrong with a little bit of purple?! A gorgeous jewel toned teal?! I don't get it and unfortunately the neutral/nude/pink/red side of my collection is very lacking. So, I've decided that if I'm going to be forced to wear pink, it might as well be the brightest most obnoxious pinks possible! I had a little bit of fun going through what pinks I do have and bought a few more to try and expand my choices. So far this is what I have come up with for my so called "work appropriate" manicures.

First up we have OPI's Koala Berry. Now I picked this up just for the name itself but it happened to be a gorgeous hot pink so it coincided with the work theme which was a bonus. I debated against posting this picture as it doesn't read true to colour AT ALL, but I've decided it might be nice to have the picture up as a way to see all sides of the colour. I can always post extra pictures if I manage to capture it just right!

OPI Koala Bear-y
OPI Koala Bear-y

OPI Koala Bear-y
OPI Koala Bear-y

These pictures are reading incredibly red but I assure you it is a hot HOT pink. Ugh these pictures almost make me cringe a little. Oh well, if you google it you'll find that some people did manage to post it true to colour, whereas others turned out with pictures very close to mine. I'm not alone!

Next up we have Reggae to Riches. Now I know that this isn't a true pink. In fact, I have it swatched on both my pink AND purple wheels just because I couldn't decide where it really fell. Okay, it really isn't pink at all, but it reads pink enough that I figured it would JUST pass the work guidelines. I ended up bringing the actual bottle to work with me just in case I had to prove it was... kind of.. pink. The vibrant blue duochrome isn't as apparent in the bottle, however, my pictures say differently. Boy does that duochrome glow in this lighting.

China Glaze Reggae to Riches
China Glaze Reggae to Riches

China Glaze Reggae to Riches
China Glaze Reggae to Riches

I'm obviously being very generous when I say this is pink. Lets say it is fuchsia with a kick. The application of this polish is amazing and I always get great wear for the time I have it on. I'm one of those people who changes their polish every two days so I can't say long term, but after two days it looks as if I just painted them. I'm already on my second bottle of this gem, it's one of my absolute favourites.

As you can see, I'm not doing too well with this pink thing, but I really am trying! >.< My idea of pink has been tainted by my love of cool colours. I am soooo not a warm colour person. I think I'm doing much better with the neutral/nude side of the work appropriate spectrum. I'll post those soon! Any pink suggestions are definitely welcome!

For some reason I couldn't get this song out of my head while typing this post. Mentioning reggae just screams Bob Marley to me and so I will leave you with one of my favourite songs. This is my message to you ou ou ou!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

The City and the Sea

Just recently I got some exciting news! I've been looking into a few different local professional choirs around me and found one that is exactly what I'm looking for. I had actually heard about it long ago but missed all previous audition dates so I didn't really think about it. This year I made a point of following the website as to not miss my chance. I ALMOST did once again after forgetting to check the site for a couple weeks. Luckily, I'm best friends with the choirs accompanist and he informed me that they were having some extra auditions. I had to throw together an audition piece; all my years of classical voice lessons helped out there. I was literally the last person to audition and... Well I got in! I'm one of the 38 people, guys and girls, who did and I feel so proud. I've always had a choir in my life. I was in all the choirs available in elementary and high school as well as an all girls Conservatory Choir when I was younger and a well known audition choir for a couple years in my teens. It has felt so weird to not have a choir in my life for almost 3 years now. It feels like I've found of piece of me that was missing!

We start meeting next week and I've already received some of the music we will be singing! These pieces written by Eric Whitacre are amazing. He used white key clusters, meaning only the white keys on the piano are used, no black, to make the gorgeous melodies. The poetry by E.E.Cummings is light, whimsical, and totally fun. There are actually 5 pieces in the set but the choir will only be singing these 4.

I Walked the Boulevard

i walked the boulevard

i saw a dirty child
skating on noisy wheels of joy
pathetic dress fluttering

behind her a mothermonster
with red grumbling face
cluttered in pursuit
pleasantly elephantine

while nearby the father
a thick cheerful man
with majestic bulbous lips
and forlorn piggish hands

joked to a girlish whore
with busy rhythmic mouth
and silly purple eyelids
of how she was with child

E.E.Cummings, 1894-1962

The Moon is Hiding in Her Hair

the moon is hiding in
her hair.
of heaven
full of all dreams,
draws down.

cover her briefness in singing
close her with intricate faint birds
by daisies and twilights
Deepen her,

upon her
the rain’s
pearls singly-whispering.

E.E.Cummings, 1894-1962

Maggie and Milly and Molly and May

maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles, and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

E.E.Cummings, 1894-1962

Little Man in a Hurry

little man
(in a hurry
full of an
important worry)
halt stop forget relax


(little child
who have tried
who have failed
who have cried)
lie bravely down


big rain
big snow
big sun
bug moon
(enter us)

E.E.Cummings, 1894-1962

So Incredible! I can't wait until this Friday when we start practicing!



I've got the magic in me!

Last night while surrounded by a bunch of boys playing Left4Dead and well... being boys, I decided to girlify my section of the couch with a shimmering manicure. I can imagine they all enjoyed the smell of acetone and polish, but hey! I put up with the smell of them being sweaty boys at soccer all the time so they can deal with one night of nail polish remover! I was dying to do a manicure with a new little gem I picked up, OPI DS Magic.

OPI DS Magic
OPI DS Magic

OPI DS Magic
OPI DS Magic

These photos don't do this polish justice in any way, shape, or form. There is a very slight purpleness to the shimmer that I couldn't capture for the life of me, and I took well over 100 pictures trying. Unfortunately I didn't have any day light as this mani took place at 12:00 am, otherwise I'm sure some sun might have helped. Though it is a terrible picture, I found that a yellowish background brought out more of the glow of this polish. So excuse the ugly yellow floor! (and my poor pinkie cuticle... I stopped biting my nails a few years ago but a few of my cuticles still suffer >.< )

This polish, like its name says, is magic. It is a dream to apply, easily opaque in one thickish coat and combines all of my nail polish loves. I lean towards blues/purples/teals/greens when it comes to nail polish and I love darker colours on my skin tone. Recently, I have found that I've been pulling out CND Sapphire Sparkle to add an amazing glass fleck shimmer to all of my manicures, but this polish has that exact effect built right in! I think glass flecks are slowly becoming my absolute favourite finish or this is what I personally perceive to be a glass fleck anyways.

I've been practicing my nail polish application over the past few months, working on creating a perfect cuticle line without any form of clean up.

OPI DS Magic

Though I don't want to toot my own horn, here is a close up to show just how good I'm getting at it. My cuticles no longer require any clean up. I used to use a small makeup brush dipped in polish remover to fix some mistakes but I no longer require to do so. I do sometimes spill a little polish on the sides of my fingers when applying, but that will be my next thing to work on to achieve a perfect application all the time.

I had way too many songs circulating in my head when it came to this manicure but I've decided I wanted to go with the classic... so just for fun I will leave you with this.

Gosh I wish I lived in the 60's! I chose this specific video just because I LOVE the girls dancing in it. It's nothing like you see today and it's awesome. Not raunchy and revealing... just fun! Music was so much better back in the day. *sigh*

Anyways, I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

I have a confession.

I... love... *deepbreath*... TLC! There I said it, and no I don't mean TLC as in tender loving care. I mean TLC as in the network. I'm pretty sure it means The Learning Channel which I don't think fits the network fully, but who am I to judge? Sadly this is something I don't hear very often from others. It seems like I'm one of the only people who appreciates their completely random programs. For me it's just brainless television, something I can turn on after a long day and not have to think about but just enjoy it. A guilty pleasure if you will. I know some people hate the network for some of their programs, such as Toddlers and Tiaras. I personally love this show, that's not to say I don't disagree with some of the things the mothers and daughters will do to achieve their idea of "beauty", but that's another blog post all together. For me it's a show I throw on, sit back, and paint my nails too. So fun!

Anyways, after veering completely off track there... I actually wanted to post a song I heard a few days ago after watching another program I adore. Kate plus 8! Her children are so freaking cute! I remember watching this long ago with my mom and we would pick who were our favourites. Hannah and Aiden melt my heart. Heck, all the kids do! Seriously. I wish they were mine. Sadly this show is coming to a close and it did so with such a great song!

I youtube'd this one as soon a I heard it. I've never heard of Mozella but I will definitely be listening to more! She has such a cute voice with lyrics that I really wanted to share. So, this one goes out to my mom. A sharer in my love of TLC, my support, my best friend! Thank you!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

And so it begins...

Hello potential people who will read this!

I've decided to start a new blog with an actual purpose! My previous blogs, however many I've started and stopped after just a couple posts, have all been filled with emotional teenage drama and poetic nonsense all about break ups and heartache. How incredibly thrilling right?! Now, 5 or 6 years later, I enjoyed an evening of laughing with my boyfriend as we read my 16 year old sorrows. If you ever happen to stumble across my other blogs please have a chuckle or two for me!

Anyways, back to the purpose part of this... I've decided that I need a sort of archive for my new/not-so-new obsession. Nail Polish! Along with smatterings of music and lyrics; the reasoning behind these two coming together will be explained momentarily. Though I can't promise this will be anymore exciting then my last attempts at blogging, I know the topics cater to a wider audience and friends I've been making lately. Along with my passion for the subjects and my need for a new hobby, I'm thinking this blog will be much more successful!

I've been wanting to start a nail polish blog for quite some time now but was putting it off as I couldn't find just the right name. I'm starting way late in the polish blog game and all of the names I originally thought of were taken. How sad! It's amazing how many polish blogs are out there actually... it seems kind of redundant for me to make one... Oh well! I have a feeling mine will turn out a little different as I happen to have another reason for starting this new outlet. I'm going to esthetics school in the new year! I've done it, I've finally decided it's the right path for me and my application has been accepted. So, along with swatching my way through my nail polish stash and posting my thoughts on the bottles of goodness; I also want to post about my experiences in beauty school, showing my progress and maybe even educating those who end up reading this. The schooling part will obviously start later, but who says we can't have some manicuring fun before then?!

Now to get to the lyrics part of the title. While looking for the perfect name, I asked everyone I stumbled across to give me some inspiration. It happened to be my boyfriend that struck gold. One night while laying in bed with me continuously asking, "what should it's name be?" he came up with something along the lines of Songs Of Polish. Now it wasn't exactly what I wanted, but his idea was that I could potentially come up with manicures based on some of my favourite songs. I loved it immediately. Not only was it versatile in that it gave me another topic just in case I was getting a little tired of nail polish, but it also gave me some inspiration for future manicures. I'm already making lists of posts! Yay boyfriend inspiration!

So there you have it, Polish & Lyrics... I know that was quite the lengthy introduction but to be honest this isn't really for people reading this. Though it would be nice to eventually gain readers and therefore gain feedback, I really just want this to be a way for me share all of my nail polish adventures with myself. Ahhh I just thought of my tag line!

One girl's adventures through her polish and playlist.

Moving on with my very first post, I thought I'd start this off with a bit of cuteness that I painted on my nails a little while back. I figured it might be a good way to really see where my nail art goes over the course of my training...

And just because I needed a bit more of a cuteness overload, here is my left hand with my girlie panda!

I used CND stickey base, China Glaze in White On White, a doting tool with Art Deco Polish in Black, and OPI Thanks So Muchness for the cute red bow!

Well, though it seemed like this post would never be finished, there you have it. My first blog post on my new blog. Here's hoping that I can make this thing successful and don't refer back to my previous heartbreaking poetic state!

Cheers ladies!