Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Checking in.

I know I haven't done a post in a while but honestly there has been so much going on in my personal life it has my head spinning.  My health has been bad.  As some of you might know long term illness leads to depression.  I can't say I am but sometimes my pain overwhelms me. My camera has also been broken.  I have come to my hometown for a month just for som R&R.  Now I have been doing this for several years and I am not perfect but I got the nastiest comment ever.  Nobody has to read a blog to criticize it this is a very bitter person and all I can say is that I am going to pray for them.  It was hurtful and i know that this person is not a regular blog reader but if you have recently got a very nasty comment please contact me.  i am pretty sure this was totally directed to me but if thid person's eyes wondered into another blog with intentions of insulting.  Then we can take action against this person.  Sorry that my first post after so long is so negative but I don't want someone else getting hurt over a person who seems to have a personal agenda against me.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hunk of the Month

Some material in this post may not be suitable for young children


A reader did suggest a hunk of the month but since April was my birthday month and it was horrible.  I decided I would do one of my all time hunks.  Next month, I will do the reader hunk.  Another reason I did not do him was because I don’t know anything about him and haven’t had any time to research him. 

Now, maybe five years ago or more I would have just grossed out to Mr. Ferrell but he has made a major change in becoming a father, laying low in the press and no scandals.  I think his management company threatened to fire him if he did not clean up his act.  Well he has and for the better.  This is the ultimate bad boy.  He is the guy that picks you up on his bike and takes you right on his bike.  I need my back fixed!  So, that is my fantasy with Colin.  He has swagger but he is no longer the drunkened idiot he used to be.  Plus I have heard really fills his Calvins.  I am sure if you search the web you can find some frontal on this man. 

So, now if you interview Colin you are going to get a well groomed quite intelligent man.   To me the most attractive thing about a man is his voice and his mind.  I know I talk about other things but I have dated really good looking guys that are just dumb as a rock.   After I graduated I made it a point to only date college graduates so at that time I did think Colin was a fool but he has done a 180 and for these reasons.  I chose Colin Ferrel for the hunk of the month.

  If you want someone as your hunk of the month email me at and on the subject line just put hunk.  This year I want your hunks on this blog.




Colin 3


Colin 5







Colin 10



So cute.



Monday, May 4, 2015


Good evening ladies,
Sorry it has been so long since I have done a post but it seems I am on a merry-go-round and it just won't stop.  It turns out that my second double surgery was not a success.  Not enough to get me back to my regular self.  I still have a nerve pinched and have incredible pain.  The good thing is that Norco which is an addictive opiate really doesn't work so I don't take it as prescribed.  I did develop a nasty opiate addiction after a long illness several years ago.  I had to go through medical detox.  I don't want that again.  So, that is what happened in March and April.  I had to get new MRI's, ex-rays, and nerve conduction studies.  So I want to reach out to you and ask if anyone knows someone who has had this problem.  My symptoms pretty much remain the same the only thing that was healed was the rubber band sensation and the rocks in the bottom of my feet however; the rocks have turned to cotton but still it hurts.  I am taking it in stride and trying not to get depressed but I did find that for me Neurontin a drug that is sometimes used as a psychotropic does elevate my mood keeping my depression at bay but very sleepy.  Now, that's not all I actually had two cancer scares.  In my MRI they found a very large cyst on my only ovary.  I thought this is great.  I had a hysterectomy in 1999.  I did it mainly so I would not get cancer there and also because I had fibroids or very heavy periods.  My wonderful gyno decided it would be good to leave an ovary in so I would not have to take hormones.  What a nice guy.  So, now I have this mass on my ovary.  I have to have it checked great no cancer it's just the worse thing menopause.  I can't even tell if I have any symptoms.  The only thing was just some night sweats.  Nothing else.  So, I am not going to take any hormones. Then I go get a mammogram and the letter is very confusing.  It sounds like they were not able to get good pictures.  Not my fault but it says they I need to call my gyno.  Luckily my gyno says everything is fine.  So, that is what has been going on.  I hope everyone is well.  I have only one post for tonight but a compare and contrast post for later in the week.
Ciao for now,

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Me and This Army

I found this as I was merging old manicures because I was looking for one in particular to do another blog post.  I got this except Zoya Specials, so we can say that Llarowe is getting all my business and that is where I got this.  This color is really intriguing because it is green sometimes and grey others with a shimmer of purple which I could not pick up on camera.   It really is pretty the only problem I had was that it is a little sheer so I did use black as undies




Hope you like.

Ciao for now,

50 Shades of Blah

Now that I am back to blogging I just want to let you know that this is not going to be just a nail polish blog.  I am going to be doing more reviews of nail polish, makeup and even movies.  Think of it as a Glamour magazine in a blog.  I do want to say though that since the thing I buy the most of is nail polish you will still be seeing this the most.
So, this past weekend I went to see 50 Shades of Grey.  Holy cow.  I went very little information and I did not read the book but so that really makes me a better person to review this movie.
Ok, where do I start?
First and foremost the actor they chose was just not hot enough for me.  I was so sad when I heard Charlie Hunnam had dropped out.  I read an article that said he just was exhausted doing “Sons” and filming “50”.  So, I know they considered Alexander Skarsguaard but for some reason that never came to fruition.   So, I know some people do think this guy Jamie Dornan is cute but he is not manly he is boyish cute.  There was nothing special about his look.  I didn’t think he was really HOT!
Next we have Dakota Johnson.  Daughter to Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, who in their time were the most sexually promiscuous people in Hollywood.  Can I say they pretty much were sluts.  Now unfortunately sometimes the character of the parents rubs off on the children.    So, for this big movie you get their daughter to play a virgin.  She gave in so fast to sex that’s not really that normal for someone who has held their virginity that long.   The actress they chose again, we have a case of bad casting.  By the way Dakota you want to see a hot sex scene watch the episode of Sons where Tara grabs Jax and rips his shirt open and takes him on the bathroom counter knowing that her rival was come in and see them.  No nudity but that was hot!
The third problem was the actors themselves had no chemistry.  It is widely reported that Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan actually hated each other, so in that climate it is hard to create chemistry unless you have seasoned actors which in this case both are very new to acting.  Kate Winslet and Leo DeCaprio, neither one gorgeous people,  but they had chemistry and that is why we fell for the love story.  We did not have any chemistry between these two actors.  Plus I heard Dakota Johnson making fun of Charlie Hunnam for dropping out saying that I bet he didn't know the movie would be such a smash.  Ok, people were curious I am glad I only paid $6.00 to see the show.  Nobody mocks my Charlie Hunnam.  You might have sold a lot of tickets but  your reviews are just as bad as the one I am giving you. 
Now, the biggest problem with this movie is the content.  I took a year of male/female psychology and we ran the gambit of everything one of those being sexually deviant behavior.   Now, what this really was about was different kinds of sex, who engages in it and why but I think the main thing we got from this is when you have two consenting adults wanting to explore their sexuality it is not deviant as long as both parties are on board.  So, we had this but here’s the problem Christian Grey is not going to be a man wants to engage in this type of sex play most really wealthy men like Grey prefer a submissive role.  There is a reason for this it is because being so wealthy, heading large corporations, making million dollar decisions want to be in a submissive role.  It kind of neutralizes their life.  They often hire Dominatrix's.   They might even find a woman who is willing to engage in sex where he is told what to do.  If he does something wrong there will usually be a punishment.  These mega millionaires don’t make mistakes that his why they are mega millionaires.
There were so many things wrong.  Grey seemed like a puppy dog following Ana around.  He did not look like he was in charge.  She cried.   He consoled her.   She met his mother right away.  It was stupid.  I remember Dr. Drew who does a lot of work with addictions including sexual said he wished he could have the four hours he spent reading the book back.   I guess I am done with 50.  I think I am going to watch something more relevant like Birdman next.  Of course there is always 9 1/2 weeks that does what 50 shades failed to do and that was to make couples takes sex out of the bedroom every once in a while.  Make it fun.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Hall Pass of the Year

You probably saw Charlie Hunnam as HP of the Year.  I was actually creating a slide show to show of all the men but had some trouble and figured I would just leave it like that.  The truth is that a Hall pass can be chosen if I went by page views and when I did I was so surprised.  My best friend's man seems to be pretty popular.  Yes, he had the most page views of any of the other men.  I don't know if it was because people did not know who he was or they did and had to see him but the difference in page views was staggering.  That I have to name Robert Rodriguez Hall Paa of the Year.  I want to thank my bestie CM, who has great taste in me and never settles for just anyone.  Makes me feel special that she calls me friend.  Thank you, C.  See you soon.

Just getting something straight

I was going to put a slide show in and have everyone vote for the hall pass and started to get a poll up. Well, right now you would not believe how chaotic my life is right now.  I also really miss doing this blog I have gotten several likes I the past few weeks probably because I have been on social media more.  I always said numbers didn't matter but honestly they do.  It is a sign that people have visited you site.  You only get email if you sign up for it.  How naive of me to think numbers didn't matter.  I saw other bloggers getting numbers bigger than mine and free polish from indie polish makers.  Bloggers who never spent a penny on this person's polish and me signing up to promote their polish because they had 1000 followers.  That is the golden number.

One Thousand





So, I guess you get it.  I am frustrated that my numbers are not high but I had a nurse and my neice ask why wasn't I doing the blog.  I said it was the surgery and in a big part it is but I really miss doing it.  I Judy need to figure a middle ground.  I might be able to reach that middle ground.  My biggest thing is really just editing.  I hate doing it so maybe I can do just two pictures.  I guess what I am saying is that yes, numbers matter and two that I am going to give this blog another chance.

So this a true Caio,

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Hardest Thing

The worse thing in the world is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a thin layer of peanut butter.  I don't want to give you a blog that isn't up to standards.   I thought by now I would feel better but there is so much going on I can't find it within myself to keep a commitment to give you my best and I can't do that so I won't be coming back anytime soon.  I have four major health issues going on and that doesn't even include personal.  I do have to say I have a magnificent husband who I am so lucky to have.  So, you can still follow me on instagram and pinterest, because I will always be a polishaholic.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I Am Still Standing

Yes, I am still standing not better than I did before but standing.  The first part was so great it reminded me of skipping school there were a lot of prople and well, morphine really helped.  What I did not realize was that I was in ICU but everyone was just so nice even when they took my morphine drip off.  Then comes the dark time regular room.  Amazingly the pain was not as bad as last time but I can have a lot of conflict with nurses.  I know, they are overworked an underpaid.  My sister is a nurse but why do they just get this pleasure out of holding pain pills?  I was so frustrated one day the I finally got mad and asked why they did this.  Then, broke down and cried.  They made me wait an hour.  I finally went to the rehab, it was beautiful but the nurse was so gross when she came to give me my sleeping pills at 7:30pm.  I told her I was going to wait till 10:30 when I could get my pain pills.  At 7:20 pm, I asked for my pain pills and she denied them.  At 10:30 I called her again, she sent this girl into tell me she would be back in 20 minutes with my pills.  I am furious.  At 11:00 I called again she finally showed up a couple of minutes later with my pills her hands were greasy from lotion a retched of onions.  I thought seriously.  I knew if this was a problem the first night.  I was going to struggle everyday.  I called my husband to come pick me up which he did.  I was just so glad to get out of there. This place was beautiful inside and out and the only thing that smelled bad was the nurses hands.  The next day I called the director he was furious no one had even told him.  He apologized and did conduct an investigation.  I got the results with the I don't know what it is called maybe standards of care and were found to have violated at least five.  So, I just want to encourage you to report these misdeeds to the highest person in the facility you might just save some one from getting bad care that can actually lead to further harm.

I did have a minor setback yesterday.  I got extremely dehydrated and it changed my pain level.  I thought something happened, so I went to the hospital.  I went in an ambulance because this bypasses the waiting room but every room was taken, it was freezing in the waiting room and my back was killing me.  The ambulance drivers had taken my stats and said I was more than likely just dehydrated so i just left I was really more scared to get sick so I left.  My doctor called today.  I will see him Monday.  I got a new script because I was seriously low.  I had been trying to get a hold of him to no avail but I posted a bad review on Facebook an within 10 minutes got a call.  Now, if that could just happen on my blog I would be a happy woman.

I will be starting a series called the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2014.   It will be about everything a week long series and not just about nail polish.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Press Release: Zoya Satins


I have to say this is the first mainstream polish line that totally excites me and the girly colors!  A true    
must for for the girly girl.  But Zoya please can you make a polish called Patty or Patricia?

The next generation of Zoya Naturel is almost here! Introducing, Zoya Naturel Satins, a collection of six new, neutral nail polish colors in an ultra-wearable, low-sheen, chic satin finish. A hybrid between matte and glossy polishes, the new Zoya Satin* formula provides opaque coverage and is longer lasting than traditional matte shades. The flawlessly smooth finish hides imperfections and creates a luxurious, satin finish nail look.

  •  ZP782/Leah: Lavender tinged taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
  •  ZP779/Rowan: Creamy suede taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
  •  ZP781/Sage: Mossy sage green, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
  •  ZP778/Tove: Misty slate grey, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish. 
  •  ZP780/Brittany: Rose mauve cream, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
  •  ZP783/Ana: Light toasted almond, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.

*Zoya Satin is not intended to be worn with a top coat. For best results: Prep nail with Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover, apply base coat and finish with 2 thin coats of any Zoya Satin Nail Polish.
AVAILABLE 01/15/15!

$(US), Available in top salons, spas and on

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

So, Where Am I Now.

Tomorrow is my surgery. To be honest I am a little scared. So, I do have three more posts I would like to do before the end of the month. I have just gotten some beautiful polishes from Llarowe and I really want to show them off. I also got my polish from Mundo de Unas. I ordered two from Whimsical. So, I have quite a few pictures but I need to crop them. I just decided to crop one and of course the ring shot which is always the easiest to crop. As soon as I am able to I have to put up the poll for Hall Pass of the Month then I will feel pretty good. I am working on The Good The Bad and the Ugly of 2014 which will include so many things but I might not get that our until mid January. Which is when all the bloggers will be doing the best and worst of posts but you will need to read mine because it will have a different tone. Great news today. I saw that there is a new follower. Thank you it has been months since that happen and those of you who read the blog let your friends and family know about it. It would be great to start the year our with an even 270 followers. So, I must go, have me in your prayers tomorrow. I guess if something happens somebody will post something on Facebook. Ciao for now, Patty

Hall Pass December

This pass is a little different in the fact that I this man is crazy sexy but it is the character he played in Showtime’s Californication that I want.  It is David Duchovny’s portrayal of Hank Moody that I would want to be with.   Hank was the total package.  I loved the black briefs, his plain messiness, his openness to anything.  This man would satisfy any of your kinky desires.  I just love him.  I love his friends.  I love his whole outlook on life.  I love the way he loved Karen.  Hank was able to apologize when he knew he was wrong but stood his ground on things he believed in.  He never backed down from a fight and gave as good as he got.  He would pour his heart out to those who touched his life.  He even had boundaries.  He stood up to guy code and never dated a woman that his good friend Charlie was after.  That was unless it was going to help poor Charlie get the girl. 
Now even though I am attracted to Hank Moody.  I have always had a little crush on David Duchovny outside of Hank, David is pretty funny and his personality is not too far from Hank’s.  So, whether it is Hank or David he is definitely one of my Hall Passes.
So this is my last hall pass of the year and it is now time to vote on who the Hall Pass of the Year will be.  I will go ahead and create a page where you can see them all in one place with the link to these men attributes.  So next year this post will just be hunk of the month and I am going to figure out a way for you to pick the Hunk of the Month.  I do have one more Hall Pass which is just a little embarrassing.  I am going to call the post the Nerd That I Love.  I am also working on my favorites of the Year and a post called the month of manicures. 

Not bad.

Oh, How I Love Cirque


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The holiday season is upon us and what better way to bring on the festivities than matching your nails to the occasion? Whether it's hosting a family potluck or toasting flutes at a swanky soiree, we've created a 5-piece glitter collection that is sure to make a statement this winter (with plenty of nail compliments too). Inspired by holiday celebrations and classic dance hits, we are excited to introduce The Live It Up Collection.
A glitzy glitter overcoat made with soft white and holographic silver glitters
One More Time
A glitter overcoat made with a bold combination of black, white and gray glitters
Let's Dance
A rainbow confetti made with colorful metallic-finished glitter
Holo-Day Cheer (LE) **
Limited Edition: A festive glitter overcoat made with red, green, gold and silver glitters
** Net proceeds will benefit City Harvest
8 Crazy Nights (LE) **
Limited Edition: A festive glitter overcoat made with varying shades of blue and holographic silver glitters
** Net proceeds will benefit City Harvest
The Live It Up Collection will be available online at on November 13, 2014. Please refer to our Stockists page for participating retailers.
** Until Dec 31, 2014, 20% of net proceeds from the sale of Holo-Day Cheer & 8 Crazy Nights will be donated to City Harvest: A food rescue organization dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers facing hunger.

It also makes me so happy that they did at least one Chanukah polish.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hall Pass of November

It is that time again to select one man that you could entertain without any negative feedback from your significant other.  Well this month feeling kind of blah and with no desire to even think of the sheer pain an an afternoon romp, would cost.   I reached out to a girlfriend who I knew would have somebody in mind.  The list was short.  It was one person.  She explained what she saw in him.  I have always thought he was good looking .  The thing with this man is that he is pretty famous and grew up right in the neck of our hometown.  As a matter of fact two school chums who I went to school with and was good friends with who did a good portion of the music for one of his movies.  Oh, did I mention that Johnny Depp was the star.  One of his best friends is Quentin Tarantino.  Yes, I am talking about Robert Rodriguez.
When she recommended him.  I did think.  Yuck, he was with Rose McGowan but most men have that one really slutty girl they date and are usually quite embarrassed.  When my husband used to say that nail polish is too much.  I would just look at him and say her name.  That ended the conversation.   So, forget about Rose McGowan.  Let's look at this man's attributes.
1.  He finds raw talent.  Look at Salma Hayek.  From Dusk Til Dawn made her a superstar.  The movie wasn't that great but it made Salma a star.  Same for Jessica Alba she had some fame but after Sin City she was a superstar.
2.  He just looks like a really cute regular guy.  We discussed her choice against my two favorites, which are Sebastian Rulli and Alejandro Fernandez.  She said Sebastian was just too pretty and not as rugged as Robert.  Alejandro was just too lanky.  She said Robert had some meat on him.  Yeah ok, I agree.
So, we talked a little more and she said and she convinced me.  Of course under "Girl Code" she called him first so it hands off.
Decidcated to my dear friend.   Thank you so much for your helps.  Love ya, C.
Caio Bella,

Friday, October 31, 2014

Update and Future of Blog

I am just updating on what has been going on and what the future of my blog is.  First I want to say how much I miss doing this blog.  It was such a big part of my life having to slowly give up has been hard.  Some of you may be saying?  Why doesn't she just quit?  Two reasons the first is I am not ready to let go and two I don't feel I have been successful.  I haven't done enough to make the blog successful and for me that is just not okay.  I can do better to get more exposure.  So, what I am going to do is post new collections.  I am going to do a favorites post and instead of Hall Pass I am going to change it to Hunk of the Month.  My girlfriend is helping me for November and I have December's already done.  During the month of December I am going to put up a poll to see who wins for the year.  Now, January, I am going to reach out to someone to actually pick and do the post.  There is a reason for this.
Here comes some bad news, I just found out I am going to need my back surgery redone there are two major places that are giving me problems.  Right now, my pain level will reach a 10 without medication.  They will be putting pins and rods on my back because they will be completely removing a disk.  I will have one procedure that will be done through the back and then get flipped over and have the other procedure done through my abdomen.  It sounds harsh and it will be.  I have a lot of confidence in this surgeon.  I could have one procedure done now and another one in six months.  Sorry, life is too short.  I pretty much bed bound.  I can barely sit and I want my life back.  My doctor let me make the choice about having both procedures done at the same time and that was my choice.  After getting out of the hospital, will be going to a rehab hospital.  This too is my choice. I know if I come home I will be alone and that's not anybody's fault.  My husband needs to keep working and so does everybody else.  This also gives me the full time attention of nursing staff who can call my doctor if my pain gets out of control.  My husband will be there all the time he is not working.  So, that's cool and there will be other people there for me to shoot the shit with.  I just staying positive and hoping to get my life back.
In the meantime, you can follow me on Instagram because I still buy new polish and stamping plates and am taking pictures of my manicures.  Right now I am wearing those gorgeous color from Colors by Llarowe called I'll Be Sea-ing You.  It is gorgeous.  I will be posting two weeks of manicures on Instagram.  I can't guarantee my Pinterest page will be up to date because it is under construction.  I also found some new stamping polish, it's new to me, but I have heard from other bloggers that it the best.  I already purchased some.  The name of the company is Mundo de Unas.  Their icon is in the right column of the blog.  Also, if you have been wanting to score a Nars Audaciuos Lipstick, I just bought 2 from an eBay store called Boxed Beauty.  I got Annabella and Sylvia.  Annabella was $16.99.  Sylvia a limited edition was $22.99.  Both are authentic so that is just a little tidbit I wanted to share.  Plus this month Sephora has 20% off everything November 6 - 12.  Not sure on the end date but to is a great time to purchase items you need or stock up on your must haves.

Caio Bella,

Friday, October 10, 2014

National depression Week

This one week out of the year October 5-11.  Our country takes the time to I don't know maybe just talk about it but hello why doesn't it get a month now.  I have to admit that I have sunk into a deep depression.  My medication is working but that doesn't mean it magically keeps you from getting depressed.  There are some things I need to do to help myself.  One is getting enough sleep.  Two is tending to myself eating and bathing on regular basis.  Long term illness will certainly bring on depression and I have slid in there.  Medication does not guarantee you won't get depressed.  I mean if you spent everyday for two months now in bed you would get depressed and that is where I am.  I feel hopeless and helpless over my botched back surgery which has left my legs unable to ambulate more than a little around the apt.  Plus I am dealing with extreme back pain.  So, I am going to take a break and take care of myself no one else can do it.  I just have read some blog that never said goodbye.  I don't know if this is good bye.  I am still so addicted to polish I just can't see this as the end so it's just a hiatus.  Like when a TV show has a season finale but you know they will be back.  That is what I am considering this. A hiatus.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hall Pass October

September’s Hall Pass is just a no brainer.  This just an all around good guy.  While he usually plays a crass male chauvinist but when he played the bi-polar Pat in Silver Playbook Linings.  He became one of my favorite actors.  I am talking about the hilarious Bradley Cooper.  He is just so cute and has this boyish charm.  He is also scandal free and that can be pretty hard for an actor in Hollywood.  He has dated some pretty famous women but why those relationships did not work is pretty much unknown.  He seems like the kind of guy that would have me laughing during dinner but yet could be really romantic in the boudoir.  Then there are the eyes.  Those hypnotic blue eyes




This is just the epitome of a total cutie pie.  You got to admit if you had the chance……….


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Twenty Pounds of Middle

Now, I have no idea what twenty pounds of middle means but to me right now it means a really nice glitter topper.  This is a really great glitter topper from Whimsical Ideas by Pam.  The thing I love about this polish is that you can wear it matte or shiny and it literally goes with every color.  It can even be transformed if you want to wear it on a holographic polish you can top with a polish like Cult Nails Mayhem and it will pick up a holographic look.    You could even change the color if you used one of those new OPI translucent.  I love this glitter topper.  I have worn it several times with people always asking, ”Where did you get that polish.  I have never seen anything like that before.”  I always love to give information to people where I get my indies.  I feel like a walking advertisement.  There are several shapes in this glitter including little hearts.  The only thing I don’t see this glitter being to great for might be a jelly sandwich.  But I don’t know I haven’t tried so I am not going to totally ruling it out until I try it and as soon as I find it works.  You, readers will be the first to know.   So, for this mani I used just a regular black but then used an OPI Solitaire on my accent finger.  There was no recycling this manicure so it just came off after four days.  But it sure was pretty.




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Hope you like this one.  Let me know.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Press Release. Cirque Burlesque Collection.


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New York, NY (September 2014) - From musicians to magicians, Cirque Colors drew inspiration from vaudeville shows of the early 20th century to create a 4-piece fall collection called Burlesque. These sultry holographic shades embody the lush and dramatic stripteases that put such acts like the British Blondes and Gypsy Rose Lee on the map.Josephine, a dark forest green, pays homage to Josephine Baker (the original twerker) and her famous banana dance. While the navy blue hue of Trocadero represents a night out on the town at the historic Philadelphia theater.
A vampy burgundy with a rainbow holographic finish
An antique gold with a rainbow holographic finish
A blackened green with a rainbow holographic finish
A navy blue with a rainbow holographic finish
The Burlesque Collection will be available online at on September 25, 2014 for $13 each. Refer to theStockists page for participating retailers.

Cirque Colors™ is line of hand-blended nail lacquers based in New York. The name Cirque, meaning ring or circle, represents the color wheel and the endless color possibilities in the continuum. Founder/Creative Director, Annie Pham, sought to develop colors that transcend those of conventional brands by experimenting with unique pigments and raw materials. All nail lacquers are 3-free, which means they do not contain toluene, formaldehyde or dibutyl phthalate (DBP). They are also scented with a blend essential oils that leave a light floral aroma after the polish dries. Made in the USA. For more information, please email

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What a Show Off

Yes, I have to say I felt like a Show Off when I wore this polish.  Only because this is Show Off from Colors by Llarowe.  It was a polish I had searched for for quite a while.  It is a strong duochrome but it is like a burnt orange shifting to gold.  There is no brown in it.  I have seen many shifters like this but this definitely based in an orange with the gold shift.  It is  just so pretty I did not recycle.  Some polishes are like that for me.  So pretty that to stamp or do anything other than just wear the polish alone would be off.   Some polishes are very stand alone and to do anything to them just doesn’t make them look better they just look weird.  This is one of those so I did not mess with it. 








I bought this polish at Llarowe for $12.00.    Don’t forget though that Llarowe does have a rewards program in which you get cash towards any future purchases.  I was so happy to make VIP Rouge at Sephora now I get free shipping for everything no matter how much I spend.  So, you are always getting rewarded for every purchase you make at Llarowe.

Ciao Bella,