Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday in prisms

Hey guys!

So I FINALLY found time to respond to some of the comments you all left me on my previous posts.  And I have a question for you: do you ever go back to the blogs that you leave comments on and read the replies?  Would you like to be notified of a reply?  I'm talking about Disqus here.  I implemented it a while ago and I'm not sure why I got rid of it..  But please let me know what you think!  If you don't care then I'll just leave things as they are =)

Today's Neverending Pile challenge called for a drugstore polish, so I reached for Sally Hansen Nail Prisms "Blush Diamond".  And here it really comes out what a crackhead I am...  this challenge calls for untried polishes.  I really thought I never tried it!  And not only I have tried it, but I also already featured it on my blog!!!  sigh...  I'm losing it!  In any case, here's a 'new' version almost two years later =)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Different Dimension "Whatever"

Hi loves!

Happy Easter!!  I hope all of you who are celebrating are surrounded by family and good spirits!

I have a polish that I meant to show you on Friday..  but after I found out certain news I just didn't want to do anything.  I'm talking about the awful tragedy that happened on Friday morning on Everest...  a slab of ice fell down from the Western shoulder of Everest near the top of the Khumbu Icefall.  This slab forms every year and was there last year as well when I had to walk by it FOUR times!!  On Friday a group of Sherpas were climbing by, carrying loads up to camp 1 and 2 when the ice fell on them, carrying snow and rock down with it causing a huge avalanche.  25 Sherpas were involved, 13 confirmed dead and 3 missing, which unfortunately translates to their perish as well =(  This has been the most disastrous season in the history of Everest, and the season is only half way done!  To read more details about this tragedy, hop on over to Alan Arnette's blog.

This incidence really got me thinking.  As you know, I am leaving for Denali (Mt. McKinley) in about a month.  I had tried to climb the peak 2 years ago when the weather kept me from summitting.  After I got back from the mountain, I heard the news about an avalanche on the main route (I also climbed through it 4 times on my trip) that swept down 4 Japanese climbers who were never found after this disaster.  I started thinking:  is what I'm doing, climbing of these dangerous mountains, really worth it?  What if it happened to me??  Both avalanches on Everest and Denali were nothing out of ordinary, and the climbers were simply there at a wrong time.  Pure coincidence.  But what if *I* end up being somewhere at a wrong place at a wrong time?  I'm way too young to die or get seriously injured on the mountain...

After a couple days of reflecting on this, I decided to go ahead to complete the climb.  I already paid for the whole trip so I would lose all that money.  And I know I will regret it if I don't go.  This is it though.  No more dangerous mountains.  I will still climb but on smaller peaks, like Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Ama Dablam.  I also want to do a lot of backpacking with my husband.  Life is too short to go it alone!

And with this philosophical intro I finally get to the gist of my post, my choice of an indie polish for the Neverending Pile Challenge: Different Dimension "Whatever"!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thirsty Thursdays: Lola cocktail

Hi girlies!!

How is your Thursday going?  Are you, like me, impatiently waiting until the end of Friday??  I can't wait to be able to sleep in this weekend!

I have a really awesome polish to show you today.  Ironically, I have used it so many times for my jewelry, but never on my nails!  And it is a great inspiration for today's cocktail, Lola!  Here it is: Zoya "Lola"!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Girly Bits "Jelly Shoes"

Hi ladies!!

I've had a pretty shitty day today.. I got into it with someone at work and had to file a formal complaint =(  And then I went to train with my backpack to a local park and got all low on sugar...  I ate some goo, a sugary gel, but had to dump about 10 lbs of weight to make it back.  So I feel like shit, both because of the work situation and because my training sucks...   I will go to bed as soon as I write this and hopefully tomorrow will bring a fresh, better day!

The Neverending Pile Challenge called for a jelly today, so I have for you Girly Bits "Jelly Shoes"!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dream a Little Dream about frosty Monday Blues

Hello hello!

A disaster happened today...  I was taking polish off my nails and my ring fingernail tore!  Really really short.  So I had to chop down all my nails so I don't look stupid.  I've got nubs again!!  wuahh!  I have a couple of manis prepared for you with the normal length nails, and then you'll be subjected to some really short nubs..  ugh.

If you're wondering about what the title of the post means, here it is:  It's Monday Blues, right?  The Neverending Pile challenge is calling for frost today.  And the polish I'm showing you is Finger Paints "Dream a Little Dream"!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

China Glaze "Peonies & Park Ave"

Hi girlies!

Oh yeah, I'm late again with this post...  was supposed to go up yesterday.  But hey, better late than never, right?

My random untried for the Neverending Pile Challenge is China Glaze "Peonies & Park Ave"!