Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Artsy Crafty and Random Stuff

Hey Everyone!! It has been a pretty frustrating day. My glasses that I use for computer work got caught in the door and I have lost the screw. I have a paperclip that is sitting very close to my eye right now because that is the only thing I could think of to hold them together. *shakes head* There is much more on the list of frustration but one of the toppers is I got someone something for their birthday. I went back and forth about telling them or at least giving them a heads up about it and next thing I notice they already got one of the items. DOH! *shakes head again* I have the best luck!

Sometimes I forget Bruce Kittlee Master Ninja Warrior is in fact a ninja. He practices his ninja skills all the time but he still looks like an ordinary cat. Yesterday he not only tore the curtain rod down AGAIN but he also managed to knock his house off the hamper so it landed door down. Now he could not have done this from inside the house but I have yet to figure out how the heck he managed it from outside of the house. Then last night he was sitting on the stairs as I was walking by headed toward the bathroom. He likes to grab you when you walk by. I said Bruce kisses and stuck my face toward him. He so sweetly started moving his face toward mine to give me kisses when slowly his mouth opened about as wide as he can open it and his slow movement in to give me a kiss became a slow movement in to bite my nose. Sort of like this!

I jerked back before he got me. I said BRUCE THAT IS NOT NICE!!! Then my stupid ass said Bruce KISSES!!! Once again the little head slowly came toward me. I was not sure if I wanted it to actually and realized I was probably being a complete moron for trying this twice. Then as soon as he got close enough to give me a kiss he licked me which made me laugh and then he licked my tooth. Not quite what I had in mind.

Today I have for you another polish from the Color Club Boho collection. I am going to tell you this now. These pictures. NOT suitable for human viewing. *more head shaking* I am going to tell you what happened. I am no expert at nail care and polish application. We all know this. WELL I have tried cleanup on my manis and sometimes it works well and sometimes it looks like a two year old did it. Today, is bad. I used this really awesome P2 Nail Color Correcting Pen that I absolutely love. The problem is that the tip needs to be changed because it is pretty ragged. The other problem is I really don't want to change it because I only have one tip left. This means I was cleaning up with this monstrosity. Muy malo!

So the Grand Canyon size gap between the polish and my cuticles are awful. It reminds me of the lazy plastic chicks that I always see waving around acrylic nails that have grown out to the point of having their own zip code. They are really disturbing to see because there is so much new growth that not only are the nails incredibly long but there is this crazy ridge and it just looks awful. That, my friends, is what my nails look like today. Macro makes it look even worse. I almost stopped for a new cleanup brush and some remover to keep at work this morning. I can't find my brush again so I figured I could get one and use the remover that is intended to live at work. I decided against stopping and so we have this. I should have stopped. I got myself a new brush tonight. This needs not ever happen again. I apologize in advance.

This is Artsy Crafty. LOVE this color. It is really pretty. I used two coats. It is quite shiny and pretty.  I really don't want to show you the rest of the pictures. They are THAT bad. :(

Ok here ya go. Artsy Crafty is a really pretty dark green. 

I applied two coats. The first one was quite patchy and sheer but the second evened it all out nicely. The patches you see on a couple of the tips is due to Seche Vite. I dragged it too hard and made it bald. 

This one almost acted like a jelly for me. I had the same crazy pooling at the cuticles (part of the cleanup issue) that I have with jellies. Jellies and I don't get along well sadly. I have been thinking about Revlon Royal again but I swatched the beast because no matter what I did I could not get it to apply well.

Anyway. This one is really dark in low lighting and has a slight tendency to look almost black. I still love it though.

I had some bubbles with this one too. I have no idea what is up with the bubbles as of late. This polish is really shiny too but they were rather banged up by this point. 

Since I tortured you all with crappy nail pictures I have some fun ones for you. Here is the Captain Jack Sparrow key chain my parents brought home for the bf from Lego Land. Yes, they went to Lego Land without us. It is sad.

Bruce acting like a crazy cat. He was trying to get me, the bf was holding him, he looks crazy.

The Spongebob  key chain they got my son. Also from Lego Land.

Walgreens has it too. My nails are strong and have grown a ton so I am going to give this stuff a thumbs up. It has formaldehyde though and it burns if you get it on your skin, especially ratty cuticles like mine. The Jordana base coat in the middle goes on top of the stuff on the left. I like it. The Revlon Top Coat I enjoy too though it is no where near as quick drying as Seche Vite. I still use SV, especially like tonight when I am going to have very little time to wait for drying. 

That's all for now :)


  1. I use a treatment with formaldehyde too and it really made my nails strong. I don't know what's up with this stuff because otherwise it's really toxic. I have a friend who's nails literally burn when she uses that treatment. Luckily I don't have that problem. Love how long your nails have gotten lately! One of mine broke while bowling and I had to reduce them to nubs. Can't wait for them to grow!

  2. Dear Julie, the correcting pen looks disgusting;) I'll send you new ones:) xoxo

  3. *steals Legos and crazed cat beast while giggling helplessly*

  4. @ Mihaela - I don't know what the deal is either but I am ok with it lol When I was younger I had this blue liquid that had formaldehyde in it. I don't know what it was but it was a treatment and OMG it burned like hell. :) I hope yours grow back soon :)

    @Silke - lol it does not look disgusting!!! It just looks ragged and used hehe. I have one tip left but I am saving it lol I think it might be time to switch tips though because it is pretty bad lol

    @Denise - I am totally laughing right now. WAIT until you see my keychain and what they brought me from Lego Land. Of course it is only cool if you like Star Wars which I DO!!

  5. Walgreens has what now? That bottle on the left?

  6. I laugh everytime I bring this post up and see Bruce's mouth open lol. The stuff on the left is called Esmalte Endurecedor para Unas. The brand is Quimica. I don't know if they have it everywhere or just down here or what. I actually found this first in the spanish pharmacy so I don't know how widespread it is. It has the good stuff like Camphor and Formaldehyde and probably every other bad thing known to man in it but hey the nails are growing and are strong and I think they like it! It is kinda expensive though, I got it on sale for $7.99 I think it is like $9.99 regular price. Two different people recommended it to me in the past so I figured I would give it a go.

  7. I love chemicals. I'm rationing my last bottle of old formula Orly Nail Defense because the new one doesn't have all the same stuff in it. I'm guessing my Walgreens won't have any Esmalte Endurecedor but looks like it's available on Amazon--I might have to try some next time I decide to switch up my routine.

  8. Lol I don't mind the chemicals if the stuff works. It isn't like I drink it anyway. If you wanna try it let me know, I can always pick some up for you. Walgreens is a block from my house and Navarro is on my way back after dropping my son off at school. I have to keep my eye out for a sale now since my bottle is getting low.


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