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March 2011

China Glaze Holographic

China Glaze – Octa Gone Wild and QT

Friday, 18 March, 2011

I’ve been slacking. I fully admit it, though I hang my head in shame when I say why. I’m sadly sucked into the world of a video game I’m playing – Dragon Age 2. This is my first time playing an RPG (role playing game). Traditionally, I’ve played MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role playing game) – EverQuest and WoW to name a couple. So this time I’m playing DA2 on the XBox. I’ve been bound and determined to finish the game, but I’m about 75% through the game and I realized…I hate how my character is relating to another. What have I done? Why, I’ve scrapped the game and started a new one…and am discovering new quests and relationships because I’ve changed one line of dialogue.So while thrilled, I’m also going, “OMG. What have I gotten into?!”

Anyway, since I didn’t do a post yesterday I’m throwing in the color along with my Friday Red.

I am showing you my attempt at doing a week of Holographic polish…here are 2 polishes from China Glaze – Octa Gone Wild and QT

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China Glaze – L8R G8R

Wednesday, 16 March, 2011

Several years ago, China Glaze released a line of holographic nail polish that caused quite a stir within us polish lovers. At the time I purchased a few colors that I felt were the ones I needed. Since then I’ve been dying to get the entire collection because they discontinued the Kaleidoscope and both of the OMG collections. You can, if you’re lucky, find some of the original silver capped bottles languishing in some nail polish supply stores.

They started out with the Kaleidoscope collection, then they added the OMG 2B HOT and OMG 2BKEWL. 2BHOT was the warmer toned shades of the holographic collection, gorgeous yet failing thanks to my gimp skin tone. 2BKEWL was the cooler colors and they looked great on me. I have all the colors of 2BHOT and 2BKEWL, but am missing half of the colors for the Kaleidoscope collection – boooooo.

Today’s offering is from the 2B KEWL collection:

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Comparison: Ginger & Liz’s Trance vs Color Club’s Revvvolution

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011

On Saturday I happened to catch a tweet from Jeanette over at The Swatchaholic and she was talking about a brand’s color that was holographic. I no longer feature that brand on my blog, but I happened to have 2 bottles of said color she was tweeting about.

I went home and compared the 2 and discovered that I did not have the HTF version of that color. After much picture taking from every angle in daylight, shade and flash I gave up. To cheer myself up, I decided to compare two holographic polishes from two lines: Ginger & Liz (whom I have so much love for) and Color Club.


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Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder – Enchanted Garnet

Friday, 11 March, 2011


I know my red is late…it’s very late. I hate it when I’m behind, but I was all over the freeways today. Mostly driving from here to Pleasanton to go to a Gem Faire. It was meh. I’ve been to much better and I wish that my gem guys had been there. I found a new vendor and yay for me!

Anyway, the color I present for this Friday’s red is a bit gorgeous, if a bit moody to work with.


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Internal Clocks

Thursday, 10 March, 2011

There’s something awry with my internal clock. Most women hear the tick tick tick of the baby bomb. Me? Not so much. I’ve been able to klunk it over the head and shut it off for a five year snooze quite often. My internal clock is different. It’s been a little over a year and I’m getting antsy. I don’t know if it’s due to the lifestyle or my mental state, but I feel like we should be moving again.

When we hit the one year mark here in California last October, something in me went, “We’ll be moving to another state or country soon! I just know it.” Maybe now I’ve jinxed myself. I don’t know. For now, I’m enjoying being back in the Bay Area…even with the humidity that makes my hair cuurrrrrl. Ugh. We almost did move after landing so soon again back in California. We thought Texas (Austin!) was on the horizon. It didn’t pan out and I was a bit saddened, to be honest.

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Zoya – Shawn

Thursday, 10 March, 2011



I know I didn’t post anything on Wednesday. I honestly had every intention of doing so, but I got distracted by a game Mr Carinae brought home the night before. It’s called Dragon Age 2. I’m not a big RPG player on a console. I’m an MMORPG kind of girl, but an old school MMORPG – EverQuest. Yea, I went there. It’s how I roll. I played the beta on FB for Dragon Age Legends because…well, Mr Carinae persuaded me to. Got my beta key and was on my way. So anyway, it’s how I got into playing DA2. I’m fumbling with the console for the xBox because I’m so used to gaming on my PC. I will stop with my nerdy self now before I really bore you  all with my totally useless knowledge.

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Minty Chocolate Cookies

Tuesday, 8 March, 2011

Move over Girl Scouts! My stuff is better – it’s mintier and fresher. Take that, girls in green! Seriously, it’s March and in March I used to call it Girl Scout season. However, in the past few years after having purchased my old favorite stand-bys from the GS, I was always pissed off and annoyed at the more waxy taste than the mint flavoring I loved, craved and adored while growing up. So while mine do not look traditionally like the Girl Scout Thin Mints, I think mine kicks it to the curb.

My friend who does Weight Watchers gave me some news about these cookies – they’re worth 2 points each. She was happy because these give her her sweet tooth craving and the shot of mint she loves. She’s notoriously cray cray in March for the mint shakes. I used to think she was nuts until I had a mint shake from a fast food restaurant that I shall not name (McDonald’s) years ago. Now I think it best for me to stay far, far away because if I let myself that would be breakfast, lunch and dinner for me. I’d probably have to throw in a large fries with that. So it’s best that I pretend they’ve discontinued those Shamrock Shakes and go on about my merry way.

However, there is something about March – I’ll give her that…and in this particular instance of March, I was craving some GS Thin Mints something fierce. I finally bit the bullet and said I was going to tweak some recipes to get that Thin Mint action going on.

My supa secret ingredient to bring the mint on? Andes Mints. Yea, baby. I’ve never been a fan of those thin mints, but they work here. I think you will have to agree with me on this.

I’ve included the recipe at the bottom of the picture!

Are you drooling yet?

Minty Chocolate Cookies


China Glaze – Hey Doll

Tuesday, 8 March, 2011

I got this collection last year – all 12 colors and I have been going through them so slowly…this is from China Glaze’s Fall 2010 collection called Vintage Vixen. I wish I could tell you why it’s taken me forever to go through them, but I can’t.

At any rate, this is what I have on offer for you!

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