Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Spam while I wait

My parents were supposed to drive down from Canada today and arrive at my place no later than 10. It is now almost 11:30 and I need to go to sleep soon! I've already showered, PJed myself, made up the futon (for myself, obviously!), and changed the sheets on my bed for my folks. But where are they? WHERE ARE THEY!? They haven't called me either, and I generally try not to call my parents (because my Dad gets agitated easily, I don't want to cause him to get into an accident).

Anyways, instead of going to bed early like I wanted to, I'll stay up and post some recent NOTDs.

By the way, in anticipation of my parents staying with me for 5 days, I have hidden 80% of my np stash from my Mom's uncanny ability to find things to nag me about! This is not a signal that I have a problem (no, there are plenty of other signals LOL), it just means I don't like to get nagged!!

Man, I even made my mom some mung bean soup and bought them a frickin' $9 roast chicken from Whole Foods! CMONNN!!

ok I redid my Milani Dress Maker mani sometime ago:


Milani Dress Maker - Bounced Flash


Milani Dress Maker - Direct Flash


Milani Dress Maker - Close up of the secret shimmer :)

I also picked up Milani Bare to Wear:


Milani Bare to Wear - Bounced flash


Milani Bare to Wear - Direct flash

Friday I dropped by Sallys (after a disappointing drugstore run after work: Mall, Target, 2 Walgreens, 2 Riteaids with nothing to show) and picked up China Glaze Ingrid and Emerald Fitzgerald.


China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald - Bounce flash


China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald - Close up


China Glaze Ingrid - Bounce flash


China Glaze Ingrid - Direct flash


A deceptively sexy looking macro with direct flash


The day after, I layered on NARS Arabesque


Again, deceptive direct flash macro :)

Then the other day I dropped into CVS and found this on clearance for $1.12: Maybelline Caliente Coral


Maybelline Caliente Coral - Bounce flash

Day after that I layered on some Hidden Treasure for kicks:


Bounce flash


That's all the spam for now! *looks at the time* Still no parental units!! My dad is the worst at time management, especially when it comes to trips. I'm glad I didn't inherit that from him...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Last week's haul and some NOTDs

I had some friends from back home come and stay with me for a week. This is what resulted from taking them around to various drugstores ^_^;



I cleaned out Marshalls of their Barielle stuff. Got some camo, HRF, mani extender, and hand creme.

Left to right along the top: SH Going Green, SH Blue It, SH LS Spark, WnW Night Prowl, NYC Chinatown, OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow, Milani Dressmaker (LOVE THIS!), Brucci Elizabeth's A Natural.


Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green: I like this more than I thought I would! Not-complete-lemming for Essie Pretty Edge killed.


Close-up of SH Going Green: and this has shimmer!

The Milani is so lovely. Although it took 3 coats to be mostly opaque :( Still... secret shimmer is worth it!






Here's my awful mani of it. I did it in the living room (has terrible lighting) -_-


Also got these bad boys from a blog sale over at The Kitchen, the Closet and the Laboratory.... OPI Green-wich Village (a lemming! It has been fulfilled!), OPI Russian Navy Suede (my first suede, wow, it is amazing!), NARS Arabesque (as a freebie; not sure what to do with it!), Essie St Lucia Lilac (I should do a comparison vs OPI Rumple's Wiggin)

Last weekend I also stopped into CVS to pick up Confetti My Favorite Martian:


I kinda love it:



Finally, my first franken. The mess, first:


I got caught up in the frenzy about Paradoxal, which is bizarre because a) I'm not even that crazy about the colour, and b) I hope I never spend more than $10 on a bottle of nail polish (we'll see how long this lasts).

Anyway, somehow I ended up making this:



I actually like it!


Macro of the shimmer (wrong colour for Paradoxal, but hey, I used what I had)

I used some neglected eyeshadows (the dark shimmery brown from Maybelline Expert Wear quad in Natural Smokes - my first eyeshadow palette!, and a free pigment sample from Coastal Scents in Quartz Mauve), the light pink Barielle from the prior Marshalls haul (which was terribly streaky and blechy!!), some WnW Black Creme and the NYC Chinatown, all thrown together.

I picked up a few more drugstore polishes recently, but I'll save those for next time.