Thursday, May 14, 2009

100th Post Extravaganza!

So, here I am at post #100. And, fittingly enough, it's a gigantic one =) I know I am probably not exactly known for short posts LOL. Sometimes (OK, ofttimes) I just get to rambling, but this time my excuse is that I haven't posted in so many days, and I've got lots of pics & stuff to share! My nails, mom's nails, tasty food & extra fun stuff!

I feel like I ought to have something a little more monumental to say or do or show you guys, LOL. I guess I'll just stick with saying THANK YOU to all of my readers. 6 months ago blogging was not on my radar at all, and now it's like a normal habit - and an enjoyable one at that =) (Even on this old computer ... 3 weeks today & counting grrrrr ... but I won't get started on that old rant).

Enough with the sentimentality. On to the pics & things. Nail stuff first:

I realized yesterday that in my enthusiasm to show you the wonderful bling-ness of holos, I have been neglecting how cool they look when they're NOT in the spotlight. As yesterday was uniformly dreary, it presented the perfect opportunity to remedy the situation. Also note that I did this mani Saturday night, and it's still looking gorgeous after several days of wear - and I type pretty much all day at work, which is one of the worst (& one of the most unavoidable) things we all subject our nails to. So here's one more pic of He's Going in Circles:

Now, for my post #100 NOTD, I have a very special polish. Brooke sent me this polish back when I was just getting started, and I've been saving it up for my nails to be worthy LOL. I also thought it would look really cool as a background for a full nail koni, but after I had it on, I couldn't bear to cover it up at all. Maybelline Mirror Image:

GORGEOUS, right? Shiniest thing by far I've ever had on my nails. This is without a top coat, since I'd read top coat can dull the finish ... I tested on my right hand thumb & I have to agree, it kind of makes it more shiny vs. reflective if that makes sense.

Another gorgeous color, one I could certainly rock with some Konad, is China Glaze V, my mom's current mani. It's really kind of coral or dark peach, but I'm tagging it under orange. If I had a tag for every gradation of color, it would make an already long tag list twice as bad LOL. As you can see, this color comes out a little darker on the nail than in the bottle, but I still like it & so does she:

On to the food ... I had a sweet tooth, and I decided that the only thing that would satisfy it was cake balls. Mmmmm (picture Homer with his tongue hanging out here), caaaake baaaalls. Cute as they were on sticks, that obviously adds quite a bit of work, so I did not turn them into cake pops this time. I didn't have a whole lot of success with making cute drizzles on top, but hey - they don't have to be cute to be tasty:

I've got to end this super-sized hundredth post with a little quiz that's just too perfect. I found it over at Meredith's Blog:
Your Nail Polish Color is Purple

How you're unique: You are artistic and expressive
Why your style rocks: You pay special attention to color and fabrics
What this color says about you: "I'm creative and know how to take care of myself"

This test is spot on (although I'd have to say their pic of purple polish is NOT LOL) - I'd love to know what color you are if you take the quiz & if you agree with what it says! =) I am more likely to buy a purple polish than any other color.

So, here's to another hundred posts! And as always, thanks for reading =)



  1. Congrats on your 100th post ! I love reading your posts and see your pics :-) And I think you've chose a great polishes for your 100th post !

  2. A great post for your 100th! Congratulations, I always look forward to reading your blog. That is one of the prettiest mirror polishes I've seen, it looks like platinum overlays on your nails! And cake balls, yummmmmy!

  3. Wahey, grats on your 100th posting! Mirror Image, that polish is just wow! That's the coolest. Cake balls look so delicious, mmmm.

  4. Congrats on your 100th!!

    Glad you liked that polish. I compared mine to the silver wrapper on my coors light bottle - lol It looks great on you.

    Here is my nail polish color:
    Your Nail Polish Color is Magenta

    How you're unique: You're confident - and you show everyone the true you

    Why your style rocks: You have the attitude to carry the most outrageous outfits off

    What this color says about you: "Look at me. I know you want to!"

  5. Colette congrats on the 100th! I love your blog and writing. I like how it isn't strictly just a picture of a nail and nothing more. I love Mirror Image on you. It sure does look like platinum. Your Mother's nails are very pretty. Love that color also. Those cake balls look so good. Do you ever make them in chocolate? Can you pass me a few?

  6. TULI - Thanks! I wanted to choose a polish that meant something to me in addition to looking really cool.

    MARY - Thanks! It blows my mind that I've managed a hundred posts!

    CLOCKWORK - One of the most amazing things is that this is really 1 coat of color, although the mirror image does have a first step ridge-filling base coat also.

    BROOKE - Thanks for the congrats AND of course again for the polish =) The only downside was that the nails without topcoat wore poorly, which was really no surprise. Next time I wear this, I think I'll doo topcoat all over if I plan on wearing it several days, because although it does dull the finish a little at first, after a day of wear now the 1 nail with topcoat looks better than all the others both the tipwear & the finish

    I love your quiz results!!

    LUCY - Thanks - I do enjoy writing & having the blog makes sure I fit in at least a little on a regular basis.

    I'm not a huge chocolate eater - I might try it eventually, but the next time I make these I think I'm going to try the lemon cake mix. If I thought these yummies would make it through the mail I'd send you a few =) LOL I'd be in real trouble if I ate the whole batch without sharing.


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