Thursday, June 10, 2010

Why I'm Missing, and Quick Hits

I keep telling myself I'm going to keep this blog somewhat updated, but apparently I'm on a bit of a fail streak. First I was busy, then I had an awful allergy attack (which somehow left the skin around my face and eyes dry for WEEKS, y'all. It was bad), and now that I'm finally better, all my makeup is packed up for my annual move. And I've put myself on a no-buy/very limited buy, since my chances of finding work this summer are looking grim.


Apparently I'm the only person who doesn't like the scent of Haus of Gloi's Peach Mama. Which sucks, since I ordered a 4oz lotion, thinking it was a good bet that I'd like it, but the scent is too overpowering for me, and whatever the top note is (I think Frankincense?) reminds me a bit too much of Christmas. However, their lotion formula is still excellent (one of the best I've ever tried), and at least I still have a lotion in Imp (which is fruity and delightful), and once I get off my no-buy, I'm going to order a lotion in Depravity (my absolute favorite scent from them).

Awesome birthday contest going on over at Also Known As! Click the picture for a link to the contest.

Annnd, a photo of my current manicure. My camera's packed too (though if you've seen any of my few posts, it's quite apparent that I'm usually too lazy to get out the camera), so it's a webcam photo.

Color Club Milky White Basecoat, (1 coat)
Sinful Colors Irish Spring (4 coats, and still VNL. So sad, since it's such a lovely bright green jelly, much more vivid than it looks in this icky photo!)
China Glaze Shooting Stars (1 coat)
Seche Vite (1 coat)

Shooting Stars is the reason I don't understand the obsession over Chanel Illusion D'Or. I will admit that I'm not a fan of gold in the first place (I'm more of a silver person, myself), and Shooting Stars has that same rounded, opalescent glitter pieces as that polish, and silver holo micro glitter (instead of gold shimmer). But the best thing about it, in my opinion, is that, it's a tiny fraction of the price. It's in no way a perfect substitute for Illusion D'Or, if that's what you're really lemming, but in my opinion, it's an alternative option for those who don't want to spend $25 on a bottle of polish.


  1. Just found you because you entered my giveaway. :) I'm folllowing you now. :)
    You have really nice nails. Nice manicure.
    I'm nosey............why do move once a year? Military?
    I'll be looking around your blog,

  2. Hi Susie! I move once a year because I'm a college student who goes home for the summer. I work as an RA in a residence hall, which means I don't have a house or apartment once summer hits, so I head home.

    And thanks re: my nails. Unfortunately, the same day I took that picture, I had to peel stickers off a bathroom wall, which completely wrecked a few of my nails, so now my pointer fingers are super short!

  3. Oh I see. Well hope the move goes good and you find time to polish again,