Wednesday, January 19, 2011


So what has been keeping me away from my polishes?

thumb nail break

This photo was taken 10 days ago - and I had already been nursing it during my last post but it slowly got bigger. Finally a few days ago it went but it had already grown past the owie part of the nail - phew.

To cheer myself up I used Rimmel 230 Portobello Pink. It was three coats, really easy to apply - I happen to love their wide brushes. Today the edge wear is a little too visable but then again I was moving furniture and music equipemnt today so I wasn't being to kind to my nails.

I really don't understand the name of this polish though. Although I haven't really researched portobello in detail - I don't see anything pink about it from the wiki page.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I'm about to show you an awesome colour but far from awesome mani - I'm too impatient sometimes.

Revlon - Tropical Teal

tropical teal 1

tropical teal 2

tropical teal 3

It was three coater - although I didn't wait long enough between coats and made bubbles everywhere and because it then took ages to harden I smooshed and dinted it. Oh well - a little glitter will fix that right up.

My left thumb nail has a tear in it half way down - I'm trying to be very careful with it buy covering the tear with a teabag "bandage" so cross fingers I don’t lose half my nail. What’s worse is that I have no idea how I did it!


I painted my nails today a really awesome turquoise – my favourite colour – but there were issues. I’ll take photos tomorrow.

My new year’s resolution is to bake and sew more. I’m a home ec/hospitality teacher and to be honest the spark went out for me and cooking a while ago. Whenever I’m actually trying a new recipe it’s for the new recipe book I’m making for my students. I’m trying to get my mojo back – and just baking stuff for the heck of it.

Sewing takes up time and even though I love it while I’m doing it, just the thought of the whole process make me not want to do it. The kicker for me came about because every Christmas holidays I go through my cupboard and donate everything that I haven’t worn during the year – except some sentimental stuff. And I realised that I only have 1 thing in there that I made myself – other than my wedding dress.

Before I get back into sewing for myself though I had to finish these two dresses for my mum:

dress 1

dress 2

I love the blue and purple fabric – so hopefully I have enough left over for a skirt.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ek, where does the time go?

I have had these photos ready to share - sorry!

face of australia

Face of Australia - Cotton Candy

This was three coats and as you can see it was blotchy, I should have tried another coat over it and next time I will. I think the colour suits me pretty nicely. After a few days of this I then tried out the BYS cracked nail polish:

BYS black cracked

I was pretty messy with the application but man it got some attention! Will be using this again - I should have gotten more colours - so it's just black for now.

And what better to end the year on, then with my ugliest mani for the year:

new years eve

Face of Australia - Lemon Sorbet
Lippmann - Happy Birthday
OPI - Mad as a Hatter

It truely was an ugly but bright mani. However because I was impatient and just piled the glitter on without waiting between coats I smooshed it pretty badly - oh well LOL.

I was thinking I might post about shoes and my clothes sewing on here. I'm dying to show you the new shoes I ordered - they have a terrible tale of woe.