Archive | February, 2011

Package :-)

23 Feb

Package from Transdesign: OPI Remover, OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, Essie Smoking Hot, Essie Going Incognito, OPI A-Rose at Dawn…Broke by Noon

Anyone with a little love for nailpolish loves the sight of a Small Flat Rate Box! So this was my first this year, but not so exciting… The OPI removers was added without thinking and nothing I need. Should’ve got a OPI Nail Envy instead. The two OPI polishes were gifts for my mom and my sister (LPAD is her pedi colour). So only two for me this time – but the two I got are great, Essie is really stepping up their game and giving us some quite exciting polishes not all pink and reds. I like 🙂

They are still on my untrieds list, at the moment my nails are a nightmare as they peel and are weak. So am going to do something I never do, I’m buying the Nail Envy here in Norway as my nails need TLC soon! Will maybe try a before/after post about it as Nail Envy has worked wonders for me before. And with the Nail Envy maybe I’ll get back the nails I had around Christmas time 2009, that’s how I like my nails

Blogging vs life, something has to give…

23 Feb

So in my first weekly goals post I stated that I would have two posts up last week. But no posts came up due to two things: 1) I just made drafts and 2) then got sick and had to care for a sick baby and myself. This is just another example of me not managing to do all I want and something has to give. Unfortunatly last week it was the blog. And then I started work on Monday and I have been shattered when coming home. I was last at work one year ago so it is quite different from the days I’m used to.

I hope this time management issue I have now will resolve itself and that I can manage to continue blogging (as I do think I have readers, and will hopefully get more as I start blogging more).

But I did manage to do two of my three weekly goals, I had a great time (despite sickness) at home with my little girl and I have started my project of updating my nail wheels for a nail wheel post later in spring (need good lighting!).

Have a great day 🙂

Weekly Goals, no.1

14 Feb

It is no secret that I am a procrastinator. If I can, I will wait as long as I can to do it. So I thought maybe if I used my blog as a tool I could kick myself into gear. I’m therefore starting a new feature called weekly goals on Mondays – then it will be in writing and I have to complete it (at least that is the intention!).

So here are my 3 goals this week:

  1. Enjoy the last week of my maternity leave, next week it’s back to work!
  2. Write at least 2 blog posts to be posted this week.
  3. Start updating my nail wheels so they will be ready for fotography this spring.

Do you have any goals this week? Have a nice week 🙂

NOTD Depend no. 196

14 Feb


Depend Cosmetics is a Swedish brand and is typically what you’d call a drug store brand. The bottles are very small, 5ml (0,17 fl.oz) and also equally inexpensive. No. 196 is not (as I can find) part of their core collection and was from their spring collection 2010. It is a similar green to OPI Who the Shrek are you?, but I don’t have that so check out Nailgal for some pictures of it.

The color is a bit darker in real life, but I’m still impressed by the picture my iPhone 3 managed to produce. As the bottles are very small the brush is also very small which makes it hard to work with. But formula is good and it’s only 2 coats 🙂

Coats: 1 coat OPI Nail Envy, 1 coat Orly Bonder, 2 coats Depend and 1 coat Nubar Diamont.
Light: Inside a car, overcast.
Camera: iPhone 3.

NOTD Misa Right Here Now, No More Later

4 Feb

I love this blue (if you read my blog you’ll know how much!). A delicate cornflower creme blue perfect for spring. It is an old Misa, I could find any info about it and it’s not in their core collection (according to their website, http://www.misacosmetics.com). And it’s a lovely light creme perfect for the coming season! Picture is taken quite some time ago so can’t remember much about the application – other than I’ve done it in the dark (at least it looks like it!)

Coats: 1 coat OPI Nail Envy, 1 coat Orly Bonder, 3 coats Misa and 1 coat Nubar Diamont.
Light: Outside, overcast.
Camera: Canon Ixus