Hey everyone! I know I haven't posted on here for a very long time. I am not sure anyone really follows blogs anymore but I'd you do I actually created a new one! Be sure to check out the new content over there.
My website is www.starryknightmare.com
Be sure to give it a follow! I may update this one too sometime. I still do my nails from time to time.
Hi there everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I am alive and well I just have been going through a lot of issues recently. I feel horrible for leaving on such short notice. I know I have promised so much and in return really have accomplished any of it. When life hands you lemons? I have no idea.
I can say this. I am sorry to all of my followers! I hope all is well in the blogging community. As for me I have been just here and there.
Sorry about my absence. I never expected to be gone from the scene so long. I thought at most it would be a week or less not two months. I feel like I have let you all down and that I am a quitter. I have built up a reader base and I can't keep around to give you what you all want.
I started school with the intent to keep up with writing about nail polish or other products. The first month or so was alright I know the posts became very sparse and not what I used to write about. I wish that I could continue to go to school and write to you guys every night telling you what is on my fingers and how my day is going, what my future plans are and the products that I am currently loving. But there are things in my life that are going on that make it really hard. I'll explain below.
With my school well in most Idaho schools you are required to be in the class room for 3 months and then on the floor (client floor) taking appointments for 11 more months which adds up to be 2000 hours. I have already racked up 371 to date. I will be on the floor next week and by then I hope I have time to plan posts, take pictures, edit them, and write about products. If not then I will be doing it on the weekend and have them planned throughout the week. That is my plan, I can not tell you how it will pan out or if I will have a few snags a long the way.
As for now I will not be buying any new polish or products unless I absolutely need them. I am having issues with paying for things because I am not employed and have no money coming in until the middle of May or so.I am glad to have what I have now, a phone, internet, and a place to live. People who love me.
As for the giveaway that I am having, The end date might change, I might move it along further. I know this sucks but really I don't have money to ship it out right now. As for the first prize winner, I am so sorry that I haven't be able to ship it out yet. I know I should have picked better timing for my giveaways but I honestly thought that I would have gotten my money right when I started school.
So if you want to still enter my giveaway please feel free to. I am rounding 250 followers. I think I will get there by the time I can actually ship the prizes out. Then maybe at 500 Followers I can do another giveaway.
Again I am super sorry that I have let you all hanging, that wasn't my intentions at all. I just have been really busy. I hope you all will understand and continue to stay around.
Then for my nails I am wearing OPI I Eat Mainly Lobster, OPI Argenteeny Pinkini, and China Glaze Go Go Pink in a water marble. I am excited because in school we are going to learn about this but I already have knowledge about it so I will be just fine. I can show them up with my skills.
Today I wore pink eyeshadow and mascara and that is pretty much is it.
Being in Cosmetology School I get to experiment with all kinds of things. I have only been there for two weeks and we have already made it through one and a half chapters.
This last two weeks have basically been about washing hair, color theory and hair coloring. I couldn't decide at first what I wanted to do with my hair since I haven't had anything done with it since last summer.
I went crazzzzzzzzzzzzzy. I was going to go teal but this other girl was doing that so I couldn't. Another girl was doing lavender and someone else did a pink that was almost red. I decided that bubble gum pink was the best for me. Now I didn't want to go all pink because that would take some major balls (although I really thought about it- it would have been cheaper). I tied all of my bangs together and made a horseshoe out of them (just in the front and I guess it is more like a... well I'm not sure) Then I colored the back a brown (copper brown) and then in the front it is pink. Just adds some color.
I used Redken's Color Gel in 4GB and Pravana's ChromaSilk in Rose. I use Healthy Sexy Hair Reinvent Color Care Shampoo. PSSSt this is so much cheaper at places like Cosmoprof and Saloncentric. My color was $15 all together and my shampoo was $5!
Well that is it! I personally love it. Sorry about the icky picture, I've been at school all day and am not feeling too great after it all.
Sooo...Please if you think it is ugly, don't leave me a snarky comment telling me so. If you don't like me or what I do, why waste your time? I don't really care what you have to say (if negative). I'll just end up deleting it. I had one last week and it just got sent to the trash.
Thanks for being great followers. To thank you I am giving away 5 great polishes.
First you will be getting two frankens.
Mint Choc-y Cookie which is a minty teal green with black glitter.
Mermaid's Dream is a blue with teal, blue, silver, and pink glitter.
Max 2012 Crackles in Eternity and Memories.
Essie's To Buy Or Not To Buy from their Navigate Her Collection. It is a lilac color with teal and purple/pink glitters.
To enter please fill out the forms below. Make sure you are inside of the US. Sorry to all of you who are out of the United States. I am making my 500 Follower Giveaway next and it will be outside of the US. I will check to see if you are inside the US and are a follower of this blog. Also if you think you are going to leave after this giveaway please don't enter because I would hate for people to be in it just for the prizes.
This is one of the polishes that I hauled last week. I actually got 2 more when I was getting hair color this last Thursday. I picked up OPI Off With Her Red ($2.83) and Essie Matte About You ($5). I Love CosmoProf and SalonCentric!!! The prices are so much easier on your pocket. I got to go out and get the prize for my 100 Follower Giveaway tomorrow. Before you ask, yes my nails are false here, Cosmetology school is hard on your natural nails, so I decided that I would get acrylics just for a little.
Planks A Lot came out with the Pirates Of The Caribbean collection last Spring. It is a medium dusty purple that is more on the blue side. It is opaque in two coats, no streaks. This polish can be found in some of the Ulta's in the clearance sections for around $5. You may even be able to find it at a beauty supply store in the clearance.
I also have Mermaids Tears, I might do a post about that one later this week.
Anyway I hope your week has been great. I think I am going to get back to my Pink Wednesdays and try to post more. It is hard since I am doing stuff constantly.
Went to a few different stores today. I got a few things along the way. Lets get to it.
I went to Ulta because I had a $3.50 off coupon. I bought my required amount there which was $10. I ended up with 2 nail polishes. Each of which I have been wanting for a while.
OPI Mermaid's Tears and OPI Planks A Lot!!! Both were $6.89! Yay cheaper than one regular OPI
Then I went to Sally's to get in on the Buy Seche Vite and get a China Glaze free. I get a certain percent off because I am a student in Cosmetology School.
China Glaze Pool Party.$6 something.
Then I went to CosmoProf. I had never been in there before so it was nice for me. I actually am not going to be going into Sally's or Ulta for a long time. CosmoProf and SalonCentric are the stores I will be going to for a long time.
OPI Ginger Bells $1.06, Banana Bandanna $2.13, and Peace on Earth for $3.25. Those were all on clearance. Then China Glaze was buy 2 get 1 free. Spontaneous $3.50, In The Lime Light $3.50, and Shower Together Freeeeee.
I know I haven't posted a lot lately. I missed Tuesday and Wednesday posts but that is alright. I have been very busy with school in all but I promise you on my weekends (Sunday and Monday) that I will post. I may even schedule posts to post through out the week.
A week or so ago Amy from I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous posted a picture on Facebook asking what everyone thought would be a good name for her new nail polish should be. Of course everyone said their input. I just came in at the right time and put my idea of Rustic Remains.
Well Amy contacted me a few days later and she told me that she chose my name for the nail polish.She then goes on to tell me that she is sending me a bottle of the polish. So here we are. Rustic Remains.
Rustic Remains is clear polish with coppery bronze flakies. There is also a red and green shimmer to the polish. It also has a white shimmer that is less noticeable. Now please note that I am just sitting here looking at the polish. Amy can tell you more about the polish than I can because she is the one who made it.
I can tell you that this polish looks great over black and definitely over white. I tried it over a silver and orange and it didn't really look that great.on. I think it would look great over reds, bronzes, and golds. I want to try it over blues and greens, maybe even a purple. I used two coats on each nail.
I actually wore this polish to school today. I had all of my nails white except for my ring finger which was black.I used two coats one each nail. I can tell you that on white it looks more red and on black it has more a green tint to it. Very interesting color if you ask me!
Happy Monday everyone. I hope yours was good. I actually went in for Orientation today for Cosmetology school. Yay GO ME! I am going to add a picture of my makeup as well.
Today I decided to go blue. I am wearing Sinful Colors Savage and Revlon's Blue Mosaic. It added like a light blue/turquoise colored glitter to the green of Savage.
As for my makeup I am just wearing Urban Decays Sidecar with Smog in the crease. Black liquid eyeliner and mascara.
Well I start school tomorrow so I am not sure how my schedule will pan out. My 100 Follower giveaway will be posted within the next two weeks. I am not sure I will be able to do another giveaway until 300 or 500 because I am completely broke. But good things happen to people all the time so we will see how things end up.
From left to right: Wet N Wild Believe Me, It's Real from the Ice Baby LE Collection Wet N Wild Back Alley Deals from the Ice Baby LE Collection Sally Hansen Black Tie from the new Diamond Strength collection Revlon Whimsical from where the best things ever come from Wet N Wild Cost Is No Issue from the Ice Baby LE Collection Wet N Wild It's All In The Cut from the Ice Baby LE Collection
Guess who is already thinking about Valentines Day? This girl right here :) I have never been one for Valentines Day but for some reason I am just in that type of mood lately. Hey what can I say people change.
Today I am just wearing a gradient nail consisting of China Glaze's Go Go Pink, Color Club's Yum Gum, Orly's Basket Case, and OPI's Teenage Dream. Then I stamped with plate SE21 with the two heart designs.I really need to invest on getting Teenage Dream in a bigger bottle because it is such a pretty color.
Anyway that is about it. I'm kind of nervous today because I only have 5 more days until school starts.
Questions 1. What's your favorite nail polish company?
I really like OPI but I am very open minded so China Glaze, Orly, Finger Paints, Color Club are just as great as OPI for me at least. 2. Glitter or no glitter?
I actually don't own many glitters, I think that if I am going to do a glitter it will be either very subtle or I am going to go all out and do a complete glitterbomb. 3. OPI, China Glaze, or Essie?
As I said above I am more inclined to do OPI. I just buy OPI a lot more when it is on sale! 4. When do you change your nail polish?
It depends on my mood. I change it every three days to one day. 5. What's your favorite color on your nails?
I actually really like neon pinks on my nails. The polish makes my hands look like they have a tan. 6. Darks or Brights?
I love brights. 7. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?
A sponge rainbow similar to the one I just posted in fact I will post a pic below.
8. Matte Nails--In or Out?
I actually really like the look of matte mani's. I wish I had a matte top coat but just haven't gotten around to buying one. 9. French Manicure?
I try to do them but sometimes they don't come out. I might have to do acrylic french manicures when I am in school but until then I'm sticking with my natural nails. I might just do an overlay in school.
10. Favorite Winter Color?
I try to stick with trends but sometimes you have to branch out. In the winter I really like dusty purple colors like Ulta's Lav-ish.
Added question I made up
1. Favorite Fall Color?
Rusty red colors.
2. Favorite Spring Color?
Pastel greens, yellows, and blues,
3. Favorite Summer Color?
Bright barbie pinks
I tag all of you to do this tag. I look forward to seeing them.