This weeks FB Adventures in Stamping Challenge was stamping over a blue base. This is what I came up with for the challenge!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Yesterday was the Grey Cup and for those not familiar with it, it's like the Super Bowl but the Canadian version of it! Mayyyyybe not as big as the Super Bowl, but it's the final game for all the teams in the CFL. The final was between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders and it was played in Toronto. These were the nails I was wearing for the game.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
This isn't the actual post I had planned for today. But Blogger won't let me upload any more pix as it says I've reached my 1 GB capacity. Which is fine. I accept that as I know I tend to upload and post a lot of pix. But for some strange reason, it won't let me upgrade to larger capacity even if I have to pay for it. Everything goes fine and when I hit Continue to Checkout and it ends. Nothing!! I've tried for several days now. And did you know if you call Google, they have no live customer support to help? WTH? I called the local office in Toronto as well as their headquarters. Maybe when I get those Google telemarketing calls that I've been spammed with at home and work with lately, I should stay on the line and ask if there's someone who can help me versus my usual hang up. I've researched this enough that I know I can upload my pix to Photobucket and then copy them to blogger with a HTML code, but its more uploading plus more time....which I don't have a lot of to begin with...or I'd be posting more! Plus I seem to think PB has upload limits....so I've posted on one of those Google forums to try to get some answers but until then, or I figure out how to resolve, I'll be posting whatever I have loaded in drafts. *end rant*
In the meanwhile, if anyone has had to upgrade their pix capacity and done it successfully, please let me know how!!!
Anyhoooooo, over the last two weekends, I've visited a few Winners in my area. OK, maybe more than a few and maybe more than those in my area! Winners has awesome selection of polishes this time of year and usually up until around Christmas based upon the last couple years of shopping there; then it dwindles down around the new year and is pretty much a drought until the next holiday season. But I did manage to snag some cool polishes during the past couple weeks.
Winners has Butter London? Who knew? I seen BL at several stores at $12.99 and passed even though that's around $5 lower than The Bay and Holt Renfrew who sell BL in our area. There were only a couple colours and this one, which I didn't even jot down, just seemed too familiar to others I already had.
But when I came across one location that had it priced at $5.99, it was too good of a deal to pass up!
Sation. Not a brand too readily available in my local area. Jessica's on Orfus Road is now selling Sation but for around $7 if memory serves me right. These were $3.99.
I was really surprised to find this sought after Calvin Klein polish at one location. I only seen the one bottle; if I had have seen more I could have picked it up for a few gals who are on the look for it! (I've already done a mani with it and it's gorgeous! If only I could upload the pix.....)
The Zoya Gloss collex that I had originally passed on when they were first released. Zoya retails for around $8.99 here and I didn't think I'd use them enough to justify the money. But when the box set of 3 was found at one location for $16.99, it was like buy 2, get 1 free so I couldn't resist! Funny enough, these were the only Zoya's I seen during my travels and only at the one location.
A few more Nubars. These two colours scream Christmas to me!
I've also seen a lot of the Color Club boxes sets at almost every location I visited...but no Halo Hues! I wonder if they will ever be available in the box sets? Other finds that I didn't get for one reason or another were the China Glaze Joy Collection, a few random Orly's, the newish Ruby Wing colour changing polishes, a few random Essie's, and quite a few different Barielle boxed sets including the holiday one (I seem to recall that I did pick up a few different boxed sets of these too!). That's the thing about Winners; it's usually random what they have in stock and selection varies from one location to the other; which is why I visited quite a few stores......in more than my general area!
Thanks for looking!
Monday, November 19, 2012
lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun!
Anyone else remember that jingle?
It was ironic that I ended up at McDonalds the night when I wearing this mani. It wasn't intentional but after working late one night, I stopped in at McD's for something to eat just because it was late and it's the only fast food place near my work without driving for blocks and blocks and this happened to be on my nails. It caught the attention of the drive thru gal who thought it was very cool!
Started with a base of OPI Bride's Bouquet with accent of Sally Hansen Hearts on Fire, all two coats (no pix as have shown both before). Then stamped using MJ V (McD on middle and coffee on index), MJ VIII (drink on pinky), CH41 (burger and fries), HB44 (ice cream) and QA1 (smile). Stamping polishes used were Konad red and black special polishes and yellow is FUN Mango Shake.
Added a few white and yellow dots as well as took a little brush and coloured in a bit of the condiments on the burger for lettuce, tomato and cheese!
Are you lovin' it? Lol.....!
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
This weeks FB Adventures in Stamping Challenge was a mani with some aspect of matte. I had picked up a few bottles of a new to me brand of matte polishes over the summer and decided to use one of them for the challenge; here's what I came up with.