Tuesday, November 25, 2014

MMMM... Pie!

Hello, Fireflies!

Today's Challenge Your Nail Art prompt is for Fall Food.  Nothing says Fall to me more than baking!  It's too hot here in Florida to do a lot of baking in the summer, anyway, but the really good apples don't get ripe until the Fall.

So when I saw this nail art (original author unknown) for cherry pie, I thought, well, I'd rather have apple.

I started off with Revlon Orient Express, but it was too red, so I put a layer of OPI Glints Of Glinda over it, which gave it a milky, softened look that was more like what I wanted.

Revlon Orient Express with a layer of OPI Glints Of Glinda

I used a short brush to daub Zoya Flynn in a cross-hatch pattern, like a lattice-top pie.  To give it more dimension (and golden-brown deliciousness,) I added little spots of Lacquerhead Polish Ashlyn, a dark brown holo.

Yeah, it still looks like a cherry pie, I guess.  Which is okay.  It's still pie, after all.

Bottle shot:  Revlon Orient Express, OPI Glints of Glinda, Zoya Flynn, and Lacquerhead Polish Ashlyn.

Bottle shot:  Revlon Orient Express, OPI Glints of Glinda, Zoya Flynn, and Lacquerhead Polish Ashlyn

Will you be indulging in a little pie this week?  What's your fave?  It's so hard to decide, but a good peach pie is hard to beat!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Meh? Yalmeh Super Youth Eye Cream Is Anything But! #eyecream15

Hello, Fireflies!

What's the big deal about eye creams?  Our eyes are surrounded by some of the thinnest and most delicate skin on our bodies.  Our eyes tell our age before almost anywhere else! Not to mention, with the amount of time we spend on our computers, or simply not getting enough rest, our tired eyes can get puffy and develop dark circles.  No eye cream is the Fountain Of Youth, but Yalmeh Super Youth Eye Cream definitely has some benefits!

Fall Trees

Hello, Fireflies!

Two posts today! First up, it's time for the next Challenge Your Nail Art monthly challenge!  This month's about Fall-ing for Nail Art, and today's prompt is fall leaves or trees.

I did this nail art for a Facebook group, but have been waiting to share it on the blog - seems perfect for today's theme!

I wish I had done a better job cataloging what Indie I used.  I know I did a simple black tip and then covered it all with this green with purple shimmer.  The charms came from a couple of different ebay sellers.  Y'all know how I love to stick random things on my nails!

We get only a very little foliage change here in Florida, but I still have a bunch of leaves all over my yard.. and pine needles.  Tons of pine needles!

What is Fall like where you live?

Check back in a bit for my second post - an eye cream review!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I'm Thankful For..

Hello, Fireflies!

Today's challenge is "I'm Thankful For" Thanksgiving nails!  I needed a base polish that just reminds me of the season, so I picked this unusual matte brown glitter polish from SpaRitual with an even more unusual name - Starry Night.  You would think that would be a black or blue polish, not brown.  It's super pretty, though, and dries down to a matte finish.

SpaRitual Starry Night, a matte brown glitter polish

I didn't want to do traditional turkey stamping today, so I thought about what I'm really thankful for, and top of my list is the love of my husband.  We met online in what constituted social media in the early 90's, but we started falling in love when he sent me some mix tapes, and a lot of handwritten letters.

Cici & Sisi 11

So when I saw this stamp on Cici & Sisi 11, I thought it had a lot of the elements that made me think of those early days of our relationship - hearts, envelopes, and music notes!

It should have some $$ too, though, because back in the day, making a long-distance phone call cost a lot of money, and my monthly phone bills would be in the $300 range.  In the 90's.  Turns out it was a good investment, though, since we've been married 19 years.  He doesn't write me letters anymore, but he still finds me music that he thinks I'll like.

I'm thankful also, if you read this far! What are you thankful for this year?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Nail Art is getting...Thinner

Hello, Fireflies!

When I was in high school, I LOVED everything Stephen King.  Read all of his books, multiple times.  I still have this paperback from when I was a kid:

Stephen King Thinner

I patterned my very simple nail art after the cover.  I used Wet 'n Wild Black Creme, and then free-handed a hand print on my thumb with OPI Over and Over A-Gwen.

I'm pretty proud of how the handprint came out.  It was my first one.

Thinner handprint using OPI Over and Over A-Gwen

What do you think?  Does it look like the cover to you?

Do you still read books from the same authors that you read when you were a kid?  I don't really read Stephen King anymore, but I loved Richard Peck as a kid, and I still go back and read his stuff.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Please, Sir, May I Have Some More..Morea Naturals? #moreanaturals

Product provided for review.  All opinions are my own.

Hello, Fireflies!

Would you like some more...hyaluronic acid serums?  Personally, I can't get enough serums, and love trying new ones.  My skin drinks them up, and, even if my knees tell me that I'm 800 years old, my face isn't ready to admit that I'm in my 40's!

I'm excited to share with you my experience with Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Age Delay Serum With Vitamin C + Green Tea and my homage nail art!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I Peeled My Face with ReFresh Gel Peel #fruitacidpeel

Product provided for review.  All opinions are my own.

Hello, Fireflies!

I remember when hearing that someone was "getting a peel" meant that they were going to a dermatologist or aesthetician, or maybe a fancy spa.  I'd never had a peel done before, so when I got the opportunity to try [Re]fresh Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel, I was pretty excited for a trip to my home "spa"!