Thursday, February 27, 2014

Camo Nails

A couple of years ago, I had these camouflage Capri pants and I loved them they were in a combination of light greens.   For some reason I just don’t feel that regular camouflage pants look right unless they are on men.  I know women in the military wear them but I feel that that is the only time they look appropriate in a woman.  I know it deals with my gender issues.  I feel a man looks ok in a pink shirt but I would rather just see white.  I know, it is just me.  So, right now I am on a quest for pink camo pants, capris or shorts.  I have seen some on Amazon but I really didn’t look a serious look at them so that is my task today.  I am home bound since I got that epidural shot and let me just say it hurt and continues to hurt and I hate the nurse who attended me.   She didn’t understand why I might need an extra pain pill last night and doesn’t even understand why I can’t take St. John’s Wort for my depression.  That is complete ignorance.  I have an appointment with the doctor and I am going to tell him to please explain to this medical professional that each of us have our own way of dealing with our medical issues.  Yes, I choose doctor prescribed medication.  Why?   Because it works on me better than any thing else.  I could not believe her.  Oh, well.  At least it is over and what sucks is that I have had five injections none of which have worked for more than three days and I had to go through all this to satisfy an insurance company.  They didn’t even sedate me enough.  I was wide awake after I told the doctor give me extra medication, I have a high tolerance and I think he has figured that our but that dumb nurse giving me the medication would not give me the whole dose until the doctor made her do it and still it wasn’t even a little bit of comfort.

Oh, well it is over and all I can do today is complain and hopefully find these camo pants because I created this little manicure with thoughts of this pair of pants in mind.  It was really easy.  I used Zoya’s Pixie Dust in Miranda on my pointer finger.  I started to think I might have been wrong about what I said about the pixie dust until I got the spring collection of pixie dust.  Don’t like.  Look for the review next week.  So the rest of my fingers were painted with Nubar Faded Putty then  I used BM 423 for the pinkie and thumb using a brown Konad polish.  Here is a tip for making polka dots if you have a stamping plate with polka dots unless you are putting polka dots on white.  Stamp in white then go over the dots with a dotting tool and polish.  The reason I give this tip is because sometimes for the life of me I can’t get my polka dots straight and I want them aligned but in different colors and I can’t do that with a stamping plate so this gives you straight lines and perfect spacing.  Then for the camouflage image I used Winstonia plate 223 for the camo pattern using colors Magenta, Pink and Brown on the stamping plate the trick to doing is to do it fast and with a light scrape.  I wore this with Seche Vite but it did not look right so I used OPI matte top coat.  It was cute and a lot of people noticed.  If you really have the time and tools you could easily do this without stamping plates.  I just had the plates and it came out perfect the first time otherwise I would have grabbed for a polish brush and just done some random wavy lines to create the camo image.




















So, there is my look.  I am busy getting the OPI sandies ready to post plus I have something a little different.  I started watching some YouTube videos and thought I needed to update my makeup so I have a MAC, some drugstore and some other lines of makeup that I acquired and have been using so I feel I can now give a better review of these products so, I am getting that together.  Also, I decided to sell my unwanted polish on Ebay because I don’t have to do them all as I would in a blog sale.  I am auctioning them and all are starting at 0.99 cents and I am going to start charging shipping at 0.99 cents since I now know how much it costs.  So, most of my polishes are going under $5.00 with shipping.  My seller name is plgreen16.  So, if you have a polish you may have wanted and is discontinued I just might have it.

Ciao for now Bella,


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Brazilian Collection: My Picks

Hello Ladies,
Sorry it has been a while.  I’ve been spending a lot of time at the doctor and finally found out I have two herniated disks.  I am going in for steroids shots but know they won’t work more than a month so I am looking at back surgery.  Due to the great strides in medicine the surgery will probably on an out patient basis and recovery time will be quick.  I am not too worried about that I just want the whole thing fixed. 
So, when I first started blogging I was buying the whole line of nail polishes just to keep up with other bloggers who had the whole line of polish. There was one big difference.  I was paying for mine and they were not.  So, I decided I was just going to buy the polishes of a line that I liked.  So, I haven’t done a post like this in a long time so, it did feel good to just put these polishes on and see how pretty they are.  My friends tell me you mean you take it off right after you have done them.  I am like yeah.  I know I am going to wear it again it is better than some of the polishes that are just gorgeous but because they are not part of a collection I have not even swatched them.  It’s just like going to the clothing store and trying a dress and then not wearing it out of the store.  You take it off pay for it and hang it in the closet till you wear it.  This is the same thing.  So here are my picks from the OPI Brazilian Collection.
I did end up buying half the line and I did go ahead and buy the mini sandies.  I bought these on Beyond Polish I got a really good deal on them.  They sell other brands of polish and their shipping isn’t outrageous which will always make me leave a website when if you buy one bottle it is the same as five.  I hate that.


Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around.  I  love this polish.   It is opaque with a pink undertone.


This is Taupe-less Beach.   I know it looks a lot like Bossa Nova but they are definitely different.  This one definitely has brown undertones.  It really is nice and would look good on any skin tone.


I Sao Paulo Over There is definitely a taupe.  It is like the new and improved Don’t Mess With Jacques.


I also bought Kiss Me I Am Brazilian.  I bought it mainly because I love corals.


I had to get AmazON---AmazOFF it is a beautiful teal.  Anyone who doesn’t love this color has to be colorblind.

I also bought Next Stop…Bikini Zone.  It is a metallic taupe.   I really don’t think this picture does not do it justice it is much prettier and the formula is great for a metallic.  I might have a dupe for it but I will need to check and report later.


So, those are my pics.  I did not get the red or oranges because I just have so many and I wasn’t crazy about the brown one.  So, this is the first part of my picks.  My next post will be on the sand polishes from the Brazil Collection.

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OPI Press Release

OPI Announces a NEW Line of

Sparkling Shades with Spotlight on Glitter

Glitter takes center stage with the launch of Spotlight on Glitter, a new collection of OPI’s best and brightest sparkling lacquers. The line showcases OPI’s most popular metallic and holographic lacquers in rainbow, gold, silver and pink iridescent confetti; these glitters may be worn alone or layered over any nail color for a dazzling effect.
“Glitter isn’t just for wearing on New Year’s Eve! Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you can’t still wear sparkle,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Try creating an ombré effect or accent nails by adding a layer of sparkle for a fun night on the town.”
Spotlight on Glitter by OPI includes the following:
You Pink Too Much
I’m obsessed with this rosy glitter set in a shimmery base.
Desperately Seeking Sequins
This prismatic glitter on a backdrop of shimmer is just what you’re looking for.
Rose of Light
A million points of light radiate from this rosy gold and rainbow sparkle.
I Reached My Gold!
The cache of gold confetti in this clear rainbow glitter is all yours!
Chasing Rainbows
Your pursuit of gorgeous has won you this rainbow with pot-of-gold highlights.
Blush Hour
Sorry, gotta blush… this super dense fuchsia glitter is way too charming.
These can be used with Glitter Off — a new, peel-able base coat that allows for quick and easy removal when applied beneath any glitter shade. To remove, use a cuticle stick to gently push and peel the glitter lacquer off the nail. No nail polish remover is necessary for this final step.
Spotlight on Glitter by OPI nail lacquers feature OPI’s exclusive ProWideTM Brush for the ultimate in application. These six glitter shades and Glitter Off will be available March 2014 at Professional salons and spas across Canada for $10.95 suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

OPI Launches NEW Color Tinted Top Coats

“A touch of color can change everything!”


This spring OPI takes nail color to the next level with revolutionary Sheer Tints; the brand’s first-ever, pigmented top coats. Sheer Tints by OPI offers a fresh take on traditional top coats with the introduction of 4 new vivid hues in Blue, Pink, Yellow and Purple. An infusion of transparent color with high shine, these top coats can be worn alone, with a base coat for a playful sheer or layered over any shade to create an alternate finish for a progressive nail look.
“Nail color is all about self-expression; apply Sheer Tints over your favorite OPI Nail Lacquer to achieve your dream shade, accent glitters and darks or transform crèmes and shimmers,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Make a statement by creating an ombre design that is on-trend then add several coats to create dimension.”
Sheer Tints by OPI includes the following hues:
I’m Never Amberrassed
Liquid amber morphs into a veneer of yellow tint that is anything but bashful.
Be Magentale with Me
Give your nails the sweet treatment with this sheer pink tint.
Don’t Violet Me Down
You can count on this crystal sheer amethyst.
I Can Teal You Like Me
It’s obvious you’re head over teal in love with this sheer blue.
 Sheer Tints features OPI’s exclusive ProWideTM Brush for the ultimate in application. Sheer Tints will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons and Spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Muppet's Most Wanted

If there was one movie I did not mind taking my little sisters to see it was the Muppets.  Then,,my children.  Hopefully, I will have grandchildren I can take.  So, this summer a new Muppet movie is coming out and OPI has the shades to wear to go see the movie

Show-Stopping Shades!


OPI Celebrates the Muppets with Limited Edition Nail Lacquers

Inspired by Disney’s New Film Muppets Most Wanted

OPI announces the launch of eight new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. With an all-star cast including Kermit the Frog, Constantine, Ricky Gervais, Miss Piggy, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and the whole Muppet gang, this family comedy is directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller. Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.
“The Muppets are a fun-loving, colorful cast of characters. These eight new nail lacquers were inspired by their latest adventures in Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which include a glamorous international stage tour – and lots of surprises,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Fashionable Miss Piggy is represented through soft pink, peach and pearlescent hues, as well as a frosty sapphire blue – Miss Piggy’s Big Number – to match her fabulous tour gown. The remaining four shades highlight the film’s unexpected elements and include a color-shifting mauve and three sparkle-packed lacquers – including my personal favorite Gaining Mole-mentum, a gold and rose chunky shredded glitter.”

Muppets Most Wanted by OPI includes the following shades:
Muppets World Tour
This white quartz with colorful sparkle is a global sensation.
Miss Piggy’s Big Number
Stand back… Miss Piggy’s on sapphire!
I Love Applause
This sheer, sweet pink deserves a standing ovation.
Let’s Do Anything We Want!
There’s no holding back this rose gold glitter with white confetti.
Kermit Me to Speak
Listen up… I’ve got lots to say about this rosy mauve.
Gaining Mole-mentum
Make your beauty mark with this shredded gold and chunky pink glitter.
Int’l Crime Caper
To miss this opalescent pearl would be the crime of the century.
Chillin’ Like a Villain
My evil plan… to get away with this precious, sheer nude.

Muppets Most Wanted by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWideTM Brush for the ultimate in application. Muppets Most Wanted will be available March 2014, at professional salons and spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail each.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope everyone has great plans for this evening.  Writing this post I got to thinking who is St. Valentine and why is it today that we celebrate a day that also marks a day in American history where a literal massacre occurred under the command of Al Capone in Chicago.  I didn’t think there was much we could do about the massacre happening that day since it was planned that way by Capone but I was curious to find out who St. Valentine was.  So, I did a little research and found that there are many St. Valentines so the Roman Catholic Church just designated this day to celebrate all of them.  They picked this day because the first St. Valentine died in Rome in the Middle Ages.  So, they talk about some other ones but there was one who secretly married couples so husbands would not have to go to war.  There were many not a lot of them had anything to do with love and romance.  So, it must be true this is a holiday created by the floral, chocolate and greeting card industries.  Anyway, it comes around every year and I think we as women put a lot more stock into it than men.  Oh, I just think of all the catastrophes and candy coated stories I have heard of through the years from girlfriends and some guys.  But I think for us who are in fashion it is kind of of a time where it starts to be okay to pull out those fuchsia dresses and start making that transition into spring.  So, I have two different manicures.  I know which one I am going to wear but you guess. 


Here is the first one.  I kind of call this the sophisticated lady.  I used Pseudo Silk Kimono and Red Boxer Shorts from Deborah Lippmann.  Both are that soft matte finish which is really pretty but in white really streaky.  I had to use three coats of the white.    You can really dress this up with some rhinestones but I like it plain.


















The next one is the cool chick manicure.  I do like it because it is kind of a yin yang creation.   I don’t know if Christy from KB Shimmer was thinking about this when she created it but it has pink hearts and black ones.   I feel the black ones represent lost love.  Sometimes I think we need to remember our lost loves.  I don’t know if any of you have loves that have died but I have and that is who I think about.  The pink ones representing todays love because without the lost loves in our lives we would not have todays loves.  Getting mushy.  Ok, manicure.  U Rock My Heart Glitter polish from KB Shimmer and OPI’s Emotions (total coincidence but makes this manicure even more emotional) on accent and thumb. 

















So can you guess which one I wore.  That’s right the second one.  It just brought out so much emotion.  You can purchase KB Shimmer Polish at their website.  I think this one might be around for a while but never know.  So, if you want a bottle check out their website.




Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Health Info For Women

Some who read the blog somewhat regularly know I share quite a bit of things regarding health issues.  I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but due to a medication I cannot stop taking I cannot take most of the medications prescribed for it.  I can take a medication called Lyrica but have taken it before and I gained 25 lbs.  Won't take it again.  Then I got diagnosed with hip bursitis and have finally gotten some relief from steroid injections.  The right side hurt really bad and after about five days a new problem reared it's little head.  A pain in the butt.  Literally.  It is a shooting pain that starts at the top of the gluteus muscle that muscle on top of your butt and runs down the leg.  Imagine a rubber band being stretched to capacity.  That is what it feels like.  So what is going on is that the muscle that protects the sciatic nerve is pinching it.  The muscle is called the Piriformis muscle.  I've had problems before and have just opted to go for another steroid shot.  This one is going to really hurt but when I think of the relief I might get.  It is worth it.  Why am I sharing this?  I am sharing because it is a condition that strikes women more than men and if you feel something isn't right make the time to see your doctor.  I have had this going on for years off and on.  The thing is it affects women who smoke more often.  I quit smoking eight years ago and haven't had major problems till now.  I made so many excuses when I was younger all things that and now that I am older they are pretty serious.  I had great insurance but I made excuses.  Don't do it.  It is just better to see a doctor than diagnose yourself and with the internet we tend to use it as our doctor.  Just remember it is a resource not the cure.  Wish me luck on Wednesday because they are going to need a really long needle to get to where they are going.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Girly Bits

A couple of posts ago I said I would write a review on  Girly Bits Dick in a Box.  So, here it is.  I also said I was going to revamp my blog a little with more nail art and recycles.  I have so many pictures that I forgot this is one of the first recycles.  So, I am excited to show you this because it is something I do all the time I just don’t always photograph both.  I haven’t been painting my nails as often due mainly to a really bad sleep cycle that I am going to need to go see a sleep specialist for.  So, I have relied more on recycles.

So, here is Girly Bits Dick in a Box.  Ok, just the name is enough to catch your eye.  Why the name?  Well according to the description it is based on Saturday Night Live.  It was also the most popular polish of the company for 2013 and I agree.  I loved this polish.  The holo that looks like a greenish-grey.  It is just gorgeous.  I got mine at Llarowe but if you are in Canada you can get it right from their website.  I had to wait for this one because it was so popular so if you like it put yourself on some type of waiting list.  That is how I got mine.  There were no problems with this formula.  It was perfect in one coat but of course I used two and a topcoat of seche vite.











The Recycle

For the recycle I used a Winstonia stamping plate (I don’t know what plate but I know it is from the Wintonia 2nd generation collection.  It really doesn’t matter because you can use abstract image you want)  I stamped with Konad Black and used Sephora Explosives on the middle finger and thumb.  Then I wore this a couple of days.















This was a good recycle because of the length of time I was actually able to wear it.  I love painting my nails but right now with so many health problems I do find myself relying more on recycles.