Sunday, December 13, 2015

Randomly Generated Water Marble

Hey, guys! Remember this?



I turned it into a water marble like I said I was going to. ^_^ Lookit me doing stuff. lol



Fortunately the colors I decided on first actually worked together.... in spite of the bubbling. One day I'll learn how to avoid and/or fix that.



Left to right: China Glaze Charmed, I'm Sure, Sinful Colors Easy Going and China Glaze Budding Romance. Overall I'm really happy with the way it turned out.



I only had one really wonky finger that didn't match the rest.



*pfft* Oh well. Always has to be one, right?

Got my Maven box!



I'll probably try out the makeups tomorrow since I don't feel like doing my hair today. Polish-wise I got (left to right): Trish, Elsa, Becky, Brenna and Katie. Yep, you read that right. I got Becky twice.... my bad... (it is; that was one of my add-ons lol Katie is the freebie... I guess I could tell myself it's the other way around....)

Anyway, I'm starving and the mister's awake so I guess that means it's time to get dressed. Y'all take care out there. Stay safe and warm and I'll see you again soon! (^_^)"/"

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Odds & Ends

Hello, darlings! I should probably call this "Odds & Ends 2" since I'm fairly certain I have another post titled that from a few years ago, but... who's keeping track of these things, anyway? I'm not. So let's get on with it, shall we?

As I mentioned before, I've been wearing China Glaze Full Spectrum. Am still wearing it, actually. I'm so lazy.



Two coats over black. It's nice....... but I'm still bothered by the same thing that bothered me before........



The out of place rainbow of glitters. *ggrrr* I don't care how quickly Sims is loading, this is coming off tonight. Now that I've mentioned it it's bother me even more than it was. Still, the sparkle is nice.



I (finally) used up the last of my Julep Freedom Polymer topcoat on this.



It was an okay topcoat. I'd never pay Julep's full price for it, but if it comes in another Maven box I won't be upset.

So my Cover Girl Clean foundation (the normal stuff they've sold forever) is running low. I went to Walgreens with about $10 in reward points and to my surprise they had the Cover Girl & Olay Tone Rehab foundation on sale for the same price as the Clean foundation. Since Norma had already talked me into the Cover Girl & Olay Eye Rehab concealer and that's lasted forever, I decided it was worth a shot.



It has a whipped consistency and really nice (not too heavy) coverage. See?



I don't know yet if I'd be willing to pay full price for it. That will mostly be determined by how long it lasts. So far, though, I do like it and am glad that I've gotten the chance to try it for kind-of-free. Reward points aren't real money, right? ;)

(okay, sitting here proofreading my post and the more I looked at that pic the more it looks like my face is yellow looking compared to my neck... is anybody else seeing that?! *ugh*)

Last thing. The other day I was sitting here doing searches for money and on a whim looked up "random color generator" and this is what it gave me:



I kinda like that combo and plan on turning it into a water marble. Just as soon as I get this damn glitter off.... *pfft*

Uhm... I think that was it. Still waiting on my Julep box... and a few other things I've ordered. *groans* Anywho, going to try and remember to get the last of the pics I need for my vaguely mentioned "funny" post, water marble, still have four unworns pre-Julep... lots of stuff. Y'all take care out there and I'll see you soon with... something. (^_^)"/" Love you guys!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Essence: Never Stop Dreaming

So I was feeling lazy at a loss for what to pair Never Stop Dreaming with because it has a tinted base and I didn't want to go with just black. I decided that since it's not overly shiny metallic that Julep's Kerry would work just fine.



This is one coat of Never Stop Dreaming. Dried quickly and was easy to apply. I don't think I even added topcoat. Interesting story... when I grabbed it I barely looked other than "I don't have this" and just chalked it up to an orange glitter because of the base. Imagine my surprise when pink glitters came out. XD



I like it.

Apparently Never Stop Dreaming got me into a glitter mood because I dug around my poor, neglected China Glaze drawer and have been wearing Full Spectrum for a few days now. I think part of me is hoping my new stamper gets here so I can try it out over this mass of glitter (which I'll re-swatch for ya), part of me is dreading the removal... You know how it is. So, yeah. Stuff coming. Promise! Y'all stay safe and warm and I'll be back with... something! (^_^)"/"

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Julep: Cheyenne & Kerry

Hello, lovelies. Today we're finishing off the Julep Matte Metallics. Yay! I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. All five of these polishes look amazing and omg the consistency! They all behave the same way so there's no surprises from one to the next. Slightly thick formula, two coats, decent dry time, easy cleanup. Pretty impressive. I wonder if they can keep it up. lol

Anyway, starting with two coats of Cheyenne. Not usually a fan of red polish, but this one didn't bother me too much. The subtle matte-ed shimmer really helps it out:



Up next is Kerry - the gold one:



We actually got some sun so I managed two pics for this one!



So pretty. ^_^ Overall, yes, I'm very happy with this collection for my birth month.

Uhm... still waiting on a couple of packages for two of my upcoming posts. *blah* So next I will have essence Never Stop Dreaming. That'll be fun. Time to get back to Sims. Almost done with the 100 Baby Challenge and am currently in the middle of an "ugly baby" experiment. The actual babies aren't ugly (they all look the same), but the resulting adults should be. *fingers crossed* Y'all take care of yourselves out there! (^_^)"/"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

#SBBNailChallenge - 15 - Galaxies

Hello all of you beautiful peoples. I'm back with another #SBBNailChallenge post! This one was a little difficult to photograph since it has so much going on... hopefully you can tell what it is.

Challenge #15: Galaxies!



I knew I wasn't going to be able to do the fancy kind of galaxy nails, so I was pretty excited when my Bruton Mews & Melody combination laid out a decent base all on their own. I added a couple of extra "star" dots with A England Morgan Le Fay then did some sponging (followed by plain painting because the sponging was far too subtle) with Julep's metamorphic toppers Tyra and Björk. Ya know, to create that "ooooh, pretty nebula" kind of effect.



I've seen prettier galaxy nails with, like, the milky way and quasars and such, but... I'm happy with it.



Ka-chick! I think I'm going to do "Inspired by a favorite piece of clothing" next and I feel like absolutely nobody will be surprised that I have this shirt.... XD

Next, though, I'm going to have pics of Julep Cheyenne and Kerry. It's still overcast and miserable so only one pic of each. *ggrrr* That will finish off my Juleps until December's box gets here. Yay! Also, at some point, I'm going to do a *ahem* clothing review? Yep. It's gonna be a thing. A hilarious thing, if I do it right, so there's that to look forward to. Hope everybody is staying warm and dry out there. Y'all take care and stay safe! (^_^)"/"