Category Archives: Nail Lacquer

It’s so fire and it’s all mine

I’ve been secretly obsessed ok not so secretly obsessed with the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips.  I’m particularly in love with the Kitty Kitty, Frock Star and Strip-Tease.  And just recently, I actually stumbled upon this new one called Simply D-Vine.  Funny thing now is I can’t find this pattern anywhere!

The box

Contents Include: Two Packages of the nail strips, Nail File, Cuticle Stick, Instructions

Strips Up Close

Finish Product

They are super easy to use and make for a nice change from the regular solid nail colour.   Even if, if you put a half effort into putting them on (see above where my pinky and thumb nail aren’t fully covered) they still look sleek and professional.

Brand new me

A few days ago I watched the movie Silver Linings Playbook.  I particularly liked the message in the  movie …If you remain positive, you’ll have a chance at a silver lining.  Definitely some truth to that – but also easier said then done.

The serious lack of sunshine is making me dreary.  I need to remind myself to keep things light and optimistic: sleep enough, eat healthy, work out, be creative, engage in activities that make you feel good, be thankful, hang out with friends, create a vision board, make goals, fix your attitude, listen to music, change nail polish …ahem ;)

Essie: Mod Squad

This nail colour totally lifted my mood earlier this week.  The pink is a perfect memento that spring will return.

On another note, I am having some serious neuron pathway generation using the Mac Air.  Having been a PC user my entire life – I feel stupid it feels weird not knowing how to do simple tasks on my laptop.  Yes I know I can customize the way it works, but I’m kind of enjoying this learning curve!

I’ve got a war in my mind

A new but welcomed concept to me is combining sun salutations with running.  But require focus of the mind and body so I can see how the two should be partnered.

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Something that is not new to me is colour blocking my nails.  So happy that this trend is still around during the winter months.

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Sally Hansen – Xtreme Wear Hard as Nails: Lilac Zing & Lacey Lilac

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I am going to get back into running …soon… and this time I’ll be playing closer attention to my stretching. In saying that, I plan on swimming tomorrow.  My cross training has to be just as important to me as my focus, stretching, strengthening and running.

What is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts

I really change my nail polish way too often.  On any given day of the week, our condo is littered with bottles of lacquer.  Why I get bored with my nails so quickly is beyond me.

I first time I purchased a shatter polish was in Paris (at the Champ Elysee Sephora) about 2 years ago.

Nicole by OPI:  Black Shatter
Love & Beauty Forever 21: Diamond Top Coat
OPI: Do you Lilac it?

Since then, I’ve purchased a few more shatter polishes but OPI seems to do it best.  The “cracked” looks is more even and black shatter seems to go with everything.