Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Summary For June 9, 2012

It's Saturday - and there was no shortage of awesome happening this week!


Let's get it started, shall we?

  • Never Too Much Glitter gave us a great blog post on Tips for Nail Biters and Pickers - I'm a reformed biter and constant picker, so this was very informative to me - go check it out!
  • How about a DIY Nail Magnet? More Nail Polish went into painstaking detail about how to make your own and there are some wicked designs, too!!
  • Apparently this week there was an explosion of drama within the Indie Polish world and issues with glitters curling and zinc balls! Check out Pretty & Polished's post about these issues and good ways to resolve them with your seller.
  • How about some NEW LAYLA HOLOS?? The Holo Queen has our first look at 8 New Shades coming soon!
  • Check out The Top 5 Summer Nail Polish Trends by Gotham Polish!
  • Alizarine Claws gives us the First Look and Swatches of the OPI Germany Collection!
  • Orly Holiday 2012 Promotional photos are hitting the web this week thanks to Everything2k!
  • The Beauty Department shows us a stellar way to make a DIY Manicure Kit! I ran out to my car immediately and grabbed my zebra glasses case to do this!
  • Debbie at The Crumpet is doing a month long series on blogging - with tips, tricks and all kinds of cool information on starting/running and growing your blog! I recommend reading it ALL!
Picture time!
So I told you yesterday that I re-worked my watermark.
I also re-worked my border design and I think it's much more aesthetically matchy to my blog in general.
So here are the peaks at that along with my hauls for this week:

Cults Nails - Manipulative

NARS - Night Porter

Maisie Shine - Orion's Belt

Cult Nails - Fly With Me

Cult Nails - Hypnotize Me

Cult Nails - Living Water

And last but not least - my wonderful swap with Elizabeth from Nail Polish Is My Crack sent me this amazing Toxic Seaweed!
Funny side note - for those of you with good memories and a history reading my blog will know that my boyfriend is no stranger to being a swatch guinea pig when I get new polishes. So when Toxic Seaweed came home he said I could borrow his finger (which led to three fingers since I wanted to see Living Water and Orions Belt, too) to test it out. As he was painting it he said "Ooooh, this is a nice jelly!"
Say what?! He said "Hey, I listen sometimes"

Notice all these Cult Nails? I just got into them - and I'm also giving a bunch away, too!


And in other news - this has been going around for awhile so I thought I would throw my hat in the ring - I know some people like this kind of personal stuffers:

(Bold the items you have done)

1. Started your own blog 
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland 
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (i walked one!)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing 
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie 
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle 
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox 
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Whew - I really need to travel more!!
Have a great weekend ya'll!!!






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