Friday, September 27, 2013

September SquareHue Box

Now that I realize it's almost time for the October box, I really need to get the September swatches posted! I've been a slacker this month!
The Serengeti Collection

The first color is called Grassland Safari. It's kind of a chartreuse green...not my favorite. I'm not a big fan of this color green in general, but I really didn't like it on me. It completely matches the preview picture that they posted for this collection though. The formula was a little thin, I used 4 coats for this photo and still have slight VNL. As always, it's got amazing shine. That's probably one of my favorite things about SquareHue polishes.

Second color is Savanna Sundowner. I don't really know how to describe this color. It's greenish with a pretty golden shimmer to it. I liked this one more than I thought I would. This is 3 coats, no topcoat.

Last color is Swahili Charm. A beautiful chocolate brown. I love this one. I think it's going to be a great color for fall! This is 3 coats, no topcoat.

Have you signed up for SquareHue yet? I really like the variety of colors that I've gotten from them. A lot that I really like and probably wouldn't have chosen for myself.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


The series finale of Dexter was Sunday night. I was so sad to see it end! I absolutely love that show! However, I wasn't thrilled with the way it ended...


...I was bawling when he drove into the hurricane, but I felt like it should have ended there. Him showing up as a lumberjack was just weird. It didn't make sense, and it just wasn't realistic. We're supposed to believe that he survived the hurricane? I don't know if I would have been happy with any ending though, I'm just upset that it's over :(

Well, being one of my favorite shows, I had to have my nails done for the occasion. So I went with this drip technique. This is the first time I've tried it, and it was easier than I expected. They fit perfectly with the blood splatter theme I was going for.
We had a Dexter finale party at our house with a few other friends, so I made some awesome cupcakes! I was so excited with the way they turned out! Edible glass and everything! Thank goodness for Pinterest! And they were just as yummy as they look :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The results are in!

Hello all! I'm so sorry it's been so long since my last post. This summer has been so busy, the last month with the kids returning to school being no exception.

This post may be a little text heavy, this mani has a story with it.

Awhile back, as I was getting into bed one night, I had a tender spot on my right breast. I started feeling around and felt a lump. I decided to wait a few days and see if it would go away, maybe it was just a sore muscle. A few days went by and it no longer hurt, but the lump had not gone away, so I made an appointment with my OBGYN. She checked me, and based on my family history, which has a lot of cancer, she scheduled me to get a mammogram and an ultrasound. I was starting to get nervous, I mean, I'm only 27! A couple days later I had an appointment with a surgeon, he reviewed the scans and said they weren't very helpful, and the only way to know for sure what it was would be to biopsy the lump. Two days later, I went to the hospital for surgery. While coming out of the operating room, still quite drugged up, I heard one of the nurses say, "She did awesome." So naturally I chimed in, "I am awesome." :) Then I'm pretty sure I fell back asleep. Then a bit later, a male nurse was going to get my husband, so he asked, "Are you married?" I said, "Yep, sorry." Then fell asleep again. Apparently I'm a little sassy when I'm drugged up! 

The night before I went in for surgery, I did my nails. And what would be more appropriate for a breast biopsy than breast cancer awareness ribbons? I started with two coats of OPI- My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Stamped with Calvin Klein- Sheer Sparkle, added dots with Color Club- Blushing Rose, and topped with HK Girl. They were perfect. And the nurses loved them.

About five days after my biopsy, I got a phone call from the surgeon's office and the biopsy was negative for breast cancer!! A huge relief after a few very busy, very stressful weeks.