the A-Z of me! + Stylish Blogger Award

I'm gonna do this just because I want to :)

A. Age: 23
B. Bed size: Queen. I don't need this much space, usually there's a pile of books on the other side hahaha.
C. Chore you hate: Ugh! I hate cleaning the tub and the dishes.
D. Day: Sunday, it's such a chill day!
E. Essential start to your day: I really have to have a good 2 hours to roam around and get situated before I have to actually do anything. Does anybody else do that?
F. Favorite color: I think I'm hooked on navy blue at the moment. Otherwise it's purple.
G. Gold or Silver: Both! I like to mix and match.
H. Height: 5'0". Been this height since I was 12!
I. Instruments: I played the viola for all of a year when I was in elementary school. My aunt just bought me a mandolin and a ukulele so I've got to start learning those. (Poor nails)
J. Job title: Sales Associate @ the Gap
K. Kids: Heck no! I have an 8 year old nephew and two sisters aged 7 and 1 1/2. It's enough to make you want your tubes tied ;p
L. Live: Long Island NY
M. Mama’s name: Sonya. She's pretty cool.
N. Nicknames: Boo, Adri, Tweety Bird (only my mom gets to call me that) and Bulldog (only my granddaddy gets to call me that, it's a loooooong story)
O. Overnight hospital stays: 1 day in 2006 when I got really sick in California after a car accident.
P. Pet peeve: Arrogance! Guuuuh it works my nerves.
Q. Quote from a movie: "Ay! Es cocaina!" ("Bedazzled" is hilarious, don't you dare judge me!)
R. Right or left handed: Righty
S. Siblings: Pfft last time I checked I had 4 sisters.
T. Time you wake up: Depends! I'm not a morning person so waking up around 10 is nothing short of miraculous for me.
U. Underwear: LOL pink grannies. I don't have anyone to impress!
V. Vegetables you dislike: Water chestnuts, that texture is sick. And squash makes me gag.
W. What makes you run late: I will show up super early somewhere before I'm late. I can't stand being late.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Head and chest.
Y. Yummy food you make: Pulled pork mmmm. And banana pudding.
Z. Zoo: I really enjoyed the San Diego zoo. They had an albino alligator, gorgeous!

The closest I'm gonna get to mannequin hands.( Love & Beauty Mauve)

Hi guys! It's been very hectic up here, what with going to Six Flags one day, working the next, and going to see "Hangover 2" that same night. I feel like I can't catch up on sleep let alone paint my nails. But yesterday I had some free time so it's time to get to swatchin'!

I love the look of the new Zoyas, but I'm gonna get the spoons before I even think about buying a nude. I tend to hate the mere idea of the look on myself, so this is probably as nude as it gets for me. FOR NOW.

(w/flash) Love & Beauty is Forever 21's line, and for $2.80 this is pretty fabulous. I could've done 2 coats, but I wanted 3. The bottle has shimmer in it, but I can't really see it even in the sun. This is a nice subtle color, not all in yo' face! I think it would look more pink on you fair-skinned lasses.

(Natural light)
(I'm tempted to call it 'natty light' from now on like the beer.)
This Silly Putty color works on me. I've got the sinking feeling this will be chipped to hell tomorrow, I'm changing the mannequins in the store tonight so my mani usually doesn't survive the night.

On another note, I've been using Essie's First Base basecoat and Good to Go! topcoat. The topcoat fastdries your polish, and the polish lasts a wee bit longer for me so I'm a happy camper.

I had to make a nail drawer! We'll see how long it looks neat like this. I'm gonna try to swatch everything before I buy more, but once the Muppet collection drops that will go out of the window.

Have a good one ladies!


Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday

3 coats.
Is this how it's gonna look in the sun tomorrow?! YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
I'm going to Six Flags and we're leaving super early so I decided against a time-consuming mani.
I'll try and take a better pic when I wake up.

I'm awake! And soooo hyped for Six Flags. The new Green Lantern rollercoaster opened a few days ago. I love the rollercoasters where you have to stand up through the whole ride!
Lying in bed last night, my nails still sparkled! I keep my TV on when I go to sleep, so the glitter distracted me for awhile lol.

Have a great day guys!


Free Zoya Nail Polish! And yellow might not be my color.

Nobody on my blog roll posted about it yet, but you can get a free Zoya from one of the last 3 collections until midnight! Get the deets here zoyanailpolish.blogspot.com

Okay, I decided to try Wet N' Wild's Fast Dry Polish. It was only $1.99 so why not right? Guuuuuuh, just look. This is "The Wonder Yellows".
 With flash. 3 coats and it was opaque, but...I am not feeling it. It's too much like the color of pee!

Natural light. When I looked at my hands from a certain angle, I got this color and a murky color like my nails were just dirty or something. Now I'm REALLY scared to try my neon yellow.
In real life, I looked jaundiced!

On the upside, this polish does claim to be absolutely dry in 60 seconds. And it was pretty close to that for me. The brush was fantabulous.

I'll buy more of these, just not the yellow. That goes into the giveaway pile!


Icing J'Dore

The name of this polish makes me throw up in my mouth a little, but it's a pretty robin's egg blue!
2 coats, three would have been better but I was planning to konad afterwards so I didn't add another.
Sadly, the konad is fuuuuugly. I'm looking at my nails and shaking my head LOL.
Sometimes I should just leave well enough alone and enjoy the dang polish!


Some pinks and a konad!

This is my new love, American Apparel Rose Bowl!
2 coats and it was perfect!
It's a little more peach than pink on me.

I got my new Bundle Monster plates heeheehee. I actually ordered them a month ago.
But I accidentally sent them to my mom's house -.-;
Totes worth the wait though, see how much more of my nail they cover? 
I stamped with Nina Ultra Pro in Velveteen Rabbit. 
And this isn't the most beautiful pic ever I know, I just wanted you to see the stamp! Still figuring out my camera.

OPI Sparrow Me the Drama, 3 coats.
Don't get me wrong, this is a beautiful cloudy pink. Just not for me.
I gave it to my coworker who better use it!

Zoya Lexi! 2/3 coats (I forget)
I could not get a proper picture of this gorgeous color!
It's a pink-purple polish, but it also has little pink and blue bits of glitter in it.
Waaaay better in real life than this pic.

I figured I'd keep it short and sweet this time, the pictures are starting to overflow on my computer. I bought one of the new AA Neons on my last haul. It is my first yellow polish, I hear they're a pain in the butt so I'm crossing my fingers!


OPI Tutti Frutti Tonga

I did go shopping the day the PotC collection came out, but I only bought Sparrow Me The Drama. I'll swatch that when the fervor dies down!

Sadly, I effed up my nails BADLY the other night at work. A good 5 of my nails had the top layer lifted from the rest after all that manual labor *retches*

Not to be deterred, the other day I attempted to do my nails in Black Cherry Chutney. I didn't take a pic before work due to cleanup issues, and less than 10 minutes into my shift my nails were darn near disintegrating! So I'll maybe try out some marbling combos on here while I heal up. On to the polish!

 This is 2 coats of TFT. It's more sheer than it looks in the bottle, and the gold shimmer doesn't show up as much. But it's a pretty frosty pink and I hadn't worn a frost in a year or so.
I forgot that you had to take a little more care in application with a frost, so there were some streaks. But nothing I would spaz out about. This one will probably end up swapped with somebody or given away.


OPI My Chihuahua Bites

Take a gander at my first foray into corals! With a name like "My Chihuahua Bites" you can't go wrong.

In real life, this leans hot pink on me. 
I'm on the fence about it because it comes off as "Real Housewives of Orange County" to me.
But it may also be because I feel like this is a perfect summer color.

I went to my very first Yankee game! The Padre and I had a great time, it was really windy though so we had to break down and buy long sleeved shirts from the merchandise store. Hooray for memorabilia!
Beautiful stadium right? It's still pretty new, and it was the perfect weather to see a baseball game.

The OPI applied nicely, opaque in 2 coats but I made it three. I did work an overnight last night so the tip wear was prominent. I don't tend to wear any bright colors so I might just be a little antsy about taking that leap. I'll try it again when I go to the beach!


American Apparel Malibu Green

I am on an American Apparel kick right now, I promise I own more than this one brand! However, Malibu Green is a keeper for sure.

It's leaning much more blue in this picture, this green is like a richer Crayola sea green marker. 
So beautiful in real life! I also gave myself a pedicure with this but I've got a complex about toes so I won't be plastering them on the site anytime soon.

Opaque in two coats, but I added a third. This is with topcoat. The only downside to such a great pigmented polish is that it stained my nails, thank goodness I had a basecoat on!

I did try to konad this, but my white polish was not working at all. I may be caving in and buying the konad white polish eventually.

Next post will be OPI "My Chihuahua Bites", my first foray into corals.