June 17, 2012

Lazy Sunday!

*Whew* This week was fun! I got to swatch and review two super pretty Once Upon a Polish creations, I showed you my underwear (my nail polish undies, that is), and I wrapped up the Hunger Games series. Here's a quick look at the manis I posted this week, in chronological order!

District 13 - OPI Number One Nemesis with Orly Glowstick

'Cinna' manicure - SpaRitual Running with Wolves and Barry M Gold

Once Upon a Polish - Flotsam and Jetsam - I LOVE this polish!

My 'undies' - Revlon Surf, FingerPaints To-Teally Chic, OPI Ski Teal We Drop, Zoya Cynthia

Once Upon a Polish - Cinderella macro

Once Upon a Polish Flotsam and Jetsam stamped

Cool things I did this week
  • I went to this amazing all-I-could-stuff-in-my-face buffet of Swedish food at Ikea Friday night; 'twas fabulous!!
  • Got some great nail mail (hello Girly Bits and Pahlish!)
  • Started watching the TV show 'The Killing' (via Netflix, so I'm just on the first season)
  • Finally took the plunge and bought some solvent resistant glitters for frankening (not just stuff at the craft store, woohoo!)
Pahlish left, Girly Bits right (and the Target Beauty Bag, back left)

Upcoming things on da blog
  • Water decal review from KKCenterhk this week!
  • swatching, stamping, Summer Challenge from PCFC
  • Probably some of my personal frankens (idk if I'll have time to swatch them, but I do have a lot of ideas I want to work on ASAP!)
boyfriend modeling :D (he really likes the first one, Pahlish Toxic and Timeless)
Other Things
  • Does everyone dream of making their own nail polish? I've frankened a little for personal use because it's super fun and I enjoy feeling like some sort of mad beauty scientist. Will I ever try to make my personal franken experiments into a real business via an e-tailer like Big Cartel or Etsy? Probably not, but it's possible that somewhere down the road I would want to. Mostly I don't really have the money or time (because if I had time, I wouldn't be at work and then I really wouldn't have any money) to make frankening/indie polish my financial focus, and I [try not] to do things half-way. But I'm not saying never, either.
  • Thank you for the feedback last week! I think I'm going to go through my polish one drawer at a time and show my stash that way while I "swatch through" my collection at the same time. I have all my polish organized by finish type in my Helmers

Have you seen the tour or I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous's polish room?! I wish I had a room like that! So pretty AND so organized!! Definitely inspiring me this coming week to *stay* organized (that's usually my downfall, the maintaing sanity after the extreme clean-up)

this photo is from I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous; it is not mine

Hope this coming week is excellent for you!
♥ Emma

PS. If you have any good recommendations for crime-y murder shows, let me know in the comments! I'm missing Criminal Minds and Dexter isn't starting until September (wat?!). I wish there was more summer television!


  1. I mix various polishes together to come up with new ones for personla use and gifts!

  2. Ever since I started getting back into nail polish, I've been wondering how everyone makes their own nail polishes. I think it would be so fun and neat to do that! :)

    And for "crime-y murder shows," have you seen Whitechapel on BBC America? I absolutely love it.

  3. Love 'The Killing'! And season 2 does not disappoint.
    Love all your pics! The Cinna is my fav though. :-)


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