Tuesday, May 31, 2011

When Just Glitter Isn't Enough (Orly Here Comes Trouble + Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure)

Orly Here Comes Trouble is a bright, vibrant green glitter - this was 3 coats to get it opaque:

But after my last experiment with Bubbly Bombshell, I just couldn't resist adding a layer of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure =)  And I'm ever so happy that I did:

This is just unreal on the nail.  Unbelievable gorgeous.  Pics don't do it justice ... video doesn't either but I tried:

Talk about a recipe for a car crash!  Wore like iron too, I had it on all holiday weekend & just took it off last night.  Thanks for reading.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

2011 Books: 1-10

So, I realized a week or so ago that I hadn't posted ANY books yet in 2011.  Some of these it's been so long I'll admit I'm a little fuzzy on all of the details LOL, but I do know I enjoyed them all at the time.  So here's some of what I've been reading so far this year:
Mob Rules (Luna Books)#1
Cameron Haley
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
I read the prequel short story for this series in the Harvest Moon anthology.  As much as I enjoy reading an established, long-running series, there's also still a thrill in discovering a fun new author.
Prince of Ice (Tales of the Demon World, Book 2)#2
Emma Holly
Tales of the Demon World Book 3
Historical Paranormal Romance
I was on the edge the whole book waiting for something ... well, horrible to happen & cause all kinds of problems.  I was both a little relieved & a little upset when everything actually went smoothly.
Devil at Midnight (Novel of the Upyr)#3
Emma Holly
Fitz Clare Chronicles Book 9
Historical Paranormal Romance
This was a good book, filling in some of Durand's history from his human life, and I enjoyed it right up to the end, when (***SPOILER***) Grace looses her memory of the entire thing!
Demon's Delight (Berkley Sensation)#4
Paranormal Romance
This anthology featured stories from MaryJanice Davidson, Catherine Spangler, Emma Holly, & Vickie Taylor.
Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter)#5
Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance
Talk about mommy issues - Elena & Raphael both have plenty, although since hers is dead & his still alive, he may actually have the opportunity to work his issues out.
Fairyville (Berkley Sensation)#6
Emma Holly
Paranormal Romance
Would you be surprised if I told you there were fairies?  No?  LOL, well there are ghosts & many other fey creatures also in this strange little town.
Master of Smoke (Mageverse)#7
Angela Knight
Mageverse Book 7
Paranormal Romance
Another one with one of the main characters running around with memory loss.  Seems like I've had quite a few of those lately, including some that are not included in this part of the book list.
Angel at Dawn (Novel of the Upyr)#8
Emma Holly
Fitz Clare Chronicles Book 10
Paranormal Romance
This book picks up almost right where Devil at Midnight left off.
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar#9
This anthology featured stories from Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon, Rosemary Edghill & Denise McCune, Elizabeth A Vaughan, Mickey Sucker Reichert, Elisabeth Waters, Kristen Schwengel, Brenda Cooper, Stephanie Shaver, Kate Paulk, Sarah A Hoyt, Tanya Huff, Fiona Patton, Judith Tarr, Nancy Asire, Michael Z. Williamson, & Gail Sanders.
Blood Challenge (The World of the Lupi, Book 7)#10
Eileen Wilks
Paranormal Romance
I always wish for just a bit more romance in this series, but the whole storyline is so deep that I forgive the author.  This one ended on a bit of a cliffhanger - not as bad as some that have had me tearing out my hair lately, but bad enough & with an ominous prophecy to go along with it.
So, that's what I read through the end of February =)  I'll try to post up some more later - I am approaching 30 overall for the year but it gets harder & harder sometimes to fit in, it's like there's always something I could be doing online & I will feel a tiny bit guilty if I am reading when I know there are things like email I could/should be getting caught up with.  But sometimes I just need to relax.
Thanks for reading about what I'm reading ;)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

NOTD: French Tip Swirl Drag Marble

I know my water marbling reputation is, well .., kind of awesome =)  But even I fail sometimes, and I failed a lot in my latest experiments.  I failed enough that it didn't make it onto my nails & I ended up doing this instead at like midnight - base color is Sinful What's Your Name, drag marbling done with China Glaze Virtual Violet & Techno Teal:

Here's the tutorial - kind of surprised it turned out coherent as tired as I was LOL:

I haven't give up permanently - I will probably continue experiments this weekend.  It's been like 2 weeks since I had a marble & this Addicted to Color will not get the best of me!  Thanks for reading.

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