July 18, 2012

What have I been doing...?

Okay, real talk time. I've been really lame about this blog lately. And this is not one of those "wahhhh, so busy, I am such a bad blogger, I'm so0oo0 sorry" posts. This is just a "hey, I've been busy doing nail polish stuff without taking pictures, sorry..." post. So, what on earth have I been doing?? [Because I'm sure you want to know]

Polish Things
  • swatching and purging my stash because I have too much polish (thanks, orange stash post for making me have the sads about this)
  • contemplating selling mystery boxes of polish instead of a simple blog sale since I've been going thru my stash; is anyone interested in getting a cool grab-box with a least one indie or HTF polish along with 6-7 other polishes for $20-$25?? Let me know if it sounds cool and I can finally publish the page I keep thinking about...
  • Trying to decide if I should let go of some NerdLacquers
  • Trying to decide when is a good time for a giveaway when I can't think of any dope prizes anymore...
  • frankening my own version of some popular indies that I can never get ahold of that I don't feel good about posting since it's sort of a polish/frankener no-no to dupe things on purpose...I'm not doing it to profit, except from my own glee and hand clapping after getting things done the way I want
  • entered my 'dream color' for the RBL fan collection; my idea is SO COOL, y'all!! I will have to work on my own fraknen of it if it doesn't get made

Personal Accomplishments

  • watched the first and second Jurassic Park movies this weekend
  • watched the entire first season of The Glee Project recently - it's such a cute show and I may or many not be obsessed with that one guy...with the dreads...whatever.
  • have watched almost 6 seasons of How I Met Your Mother in like a month and a half
  • I love Netflix (oops, this is a statement)
  • have almost finished reading a hilarious and wonderful summary of someone reading 50 Shades of Grey; it's NSFW because the book itself is NSFW. Also, it is awful. 
  • have also almost finished reading A Feast for Crows - I really like the character development in this one, which apparently other people don't like? But I can't really ready about how people feel about it on the internet yet because I always ruin things on accident (i.e. every show, actor, book I have ever tried to look up, I always just end up seeing the ~*totally awesome*~ plot twist)
  • generally have been buying less polish - hooray! Color Boyfriend semi-impressed. Maybe not impressed, but at least he noticed, which is rare!!
  • am awesome at Hero Academy, and iPad game - please play with me if you have an iPad and like cool games!! My name for stuff like that is emtha

Now here is a fun picture + sale announcement, as a reward for scrolling past all those words up there!

A-England is having this awesome special! The entire Mythical collection is only £5 (roughly $7.8 USD) each July 18-22nd! They have free worldwide shipping, too, so this is a great deal when their polishes are usually £9 (roughly $14 USD, i.e. half the price!)

I'm feeling kinda blah about nails lately, and I'm hoping to feel more YEAHHH soon. And I do have a cool mani all prepped for tmrw! Right now I have a lot of polish I want to sell and I was thinking of doing mystery boxes - how do you feel about that (the details are in the second bullet point in the first list)? Do you h8 people that franken dupes of other polishes for themselves if they aren't planning to sell - i.e. does anyone want to see the things I made recently that are dupes on purpose? Lemme know!


  1. Ohh, when do you get to go public about your RBL? Is it on Ji's blog already? I wanna seeeeee!!

    1. LOL! She said she wasn't going to look at the entries for a little while, so I'm not sure if they'll be on the blog or not. It's all very mysterious and exciting :) Here's the Pinterest board I made for it - http://pinterest.com/emmathea/amber/

  2. Hi! I liked your blog, it's so cute! The real beauty-blog ^^ And you are so pretty =**
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  3. I was extremely excited about the a england sale, straight away I ordered two polishes!

    1. Yay!! I'm going to pick up the two purple cremes and the red one. What did you get??

  4. i would definitely like to see your frankens Emma - i think if it's not for profit then it's genuine polish love / madness and that's good with me :) xxx

    1. Well good, then. Now I feel a little better :)

    2. I agree completely.

      It could be that I am guilty of trying to make a duplicate too. *shifty eyes*

      Then again, I am also guilty of buying a Max Factor Fantasy Fire dupe from an Indie seller.

      ... Maybe my moral compass is broken. :(

  5. Feel free to let go of some Nerd Lacquers my way! ;) Also I would love to see your dupes. The whole concept of frankening is very interesting and intimidated to me. I have glitters marinating but that's all I've done really. Too chicken to do more! :)

    1. Because I started frankening by pouring polishes together, I do sort of a combo method. I pour some stuff together that I know will get the effect I want quicker, and then I supplement with solvent resistant glitter and suspension base! I haven't actually 'marinated' my glitters like a good frankener yet, but I'm trying to keep an eye on them all!


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