Friday, July 30, 2010

Joe Fresh Butter

Another Stephanie pick. Reminder: Go vote in my Joe Fresh poll. Right now, there's a huge ass tie and that won't do. I must be able to have a clear 6 winners people. Help a girl out!

Anyhoodle. Butter is a buttery yellow creme. Or as one of my friends told me, looks like corn. Hahaha. I can't quite tell if I like it or not. But I've gotten a bunch of compliments and it is a pretty colour on its own.

Three coats with topcoat. No issues with application, other than the fact that I did it in low light and thought my cuticle was somewhere it wasn't. Do you see my ring finger? I totally thought my cuticle was lower than it was when I put on the third coat, so I totally ended up with this streaky/baldy area. Lol. I'm a dope. And please forgive the bubble on my middle finger. I don't know what happened there.

Pic of the moment: This is Sunshine. The one that's got the yellow flowers. It is the only plant that's ever survived me. And went on to bloom, no less. I'm super proud of it and totally adore it.

I got it from the violet association here in Calgary. They were doing a sale thing at the mall I used to work at and they couldn't sell them all, so at the end of the weekend they went around giving away the left over flowers. I got Sunshine, brought it home, watered it and such. To be honest, I expected it to eventually die because that's what happens to flowers that come into my care. Then eight months after I brought it home, it bloomed. I was astounded. I didn't even know it flowered. And it's been blooming regularly for the past two or three years. Super awesome.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Joe Fresh Nude

Another pick by Stephanie. I'd also like to take the time to direct your attention to the poll to your right. It's pretty straight forward. Check out bottle pics of the polish at and vote for as many as you like.

Nude is a rose tinted nude creme. It's a darker and pinker version of $OPI Nonfat Soy Half Caff.

Two coats with topcoat. This is a borderline two coater, probably closer to a three coater. The formula is good though.

Pic of the moment: So last Friday night I stole the PPCLI's plush dalmatian. At the Military Museums, where I work, there are four regimental galleries, one Alberta gallery, one Air Force gallery and one Naval gallery. Each gallery has their own storage. I work in the Alberta gallery's storage. Next to us is the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Regiment's storage. They left it unlocked Friday night. So I ran in, grabbed their dog and ran like mad to my car. Bwahahaha. Here is a picture of puppy. Cute no?

I pinned the little flower to his hat and planned to return him like that yesterday morning. But they didn't even notice him missing so puppy sits in our storage right now, where I give him lots of love. I also wrote a little story that I printed out and just stuck under their door when no one was there. It's called PPCLI Puppy's Grand Weekend Adventure. It's got pics of all the things he was up to during the weekend as well as captions. If anyone's interested in seeing it, feel free to email me at perrypiepolish at yahoo dot ca.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zoya Jo

Stephanie's pick. It's so sad how reliant I am on you guys to tell me what to wear. I'm like a small child. Lol.

Jo is a shimmery cornflower blue. It's lovely. The shimmer also makes it really interesting to look at in sunlight. So glad Steph picked it.

Two coats with topcoat. No application issues. Just perfect.

Pic of the moment: So, uh, I finally finished my set of super heroes. Chibi Thor!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sephora by OPI Nonfat Soy Half Caff

Stephanie's pick. I know why you picked this. It's because you work in a coffee shop, isn't it? Lol.

NSHC is a chocolatey nude creme. Really does look like coffee with soy. It's got a slightly rosey tint and doesn't lean as orange as this picture seems to.

Three coats with topcoat. Still streaky, but only under really close inspection under bright light. Formula is fine.

Pic of the moment: And now a cube! 12 pieces put together.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

MAC Originality

StBFF's pick.

Originality is a metallic bronze polish with bronze flakies. I really don't know why I keep buying bronze polish. It never works for me, but I'm so drawn to it.

Two coats with top coat. Probably could have used three coats because I can kinda see bald spots in the sunlight. This has surprisingly few streaks though.

Pic of the moment: More origami! This was an epic project. 60 pieces of paper, one week. Each petal is folded separately and then glued together. When you eventually have 12 flowers, you glue them all together to make a flower ball. StBFF is actually the crafty one between the two of us and she taught me how to make this.

First up is an individual flower.

And here's the finished ball.

For anyone who's interested in making this, you can see how here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chanel Metal Garnet

StBFF's pick.

Metal Garnet is a slightly brown deep burgundy red with gold shimmer. I think it's also got a dark berry red thing going on too. Freaking awesome. I can't believe it took me this long to try it.

Three coats with topcoat. There's a chance this may have been a two coater, but I have no idea because the brush is freaking anorexic and barely picks up any polish so it went on streaky. By the third coat I didn't even bother to unload. Just slapped on one thick coat. I don't think I'll bother to unload at all next time. But I didn't have any issues with the formula.

Pic of the moment: So I've been crazy into origami lately. Do you know what this means? Yes, it means I will be bombarding the lot of you with origami pictures. First up is my little pink origami lotus flower. I think this was 4 pieces of paper.

Monday, July 12, 2010

OPI Your Royal Shyness

Your Royal Shyness was a mani from way back in February. It's a very light pink shimmer that almost looks white when it's on. And like when my blog was back in the dark ages (five months ago) there is both a direct sunlight and lower natural light picture.

It's actually been so long that I have no idea how many coats this was. I'm going to say it's probably two because it looks streaky and splotchy. Would probably require a third coat.

Pics of the moment: My exhibit actually turned out much better than I expected. It looks better than I could have ever imagined. The themes just fit in perfectly. And overall it just totally exceeded all my expectations. I'm very proud. Lol. So of course I have pictures.

The overall theme was ordnance.

With the sub-themes being things that get shot from guns, things that explode, and the insignia that represent the men and women who deal with ordnance.

The themes represented here are things that get shot out of guns and the insignia that represents branches of the Canadian military that deals with ordnance. So in the back is a plaque with a barrel of a C7 that was cut in half to show the passage of a bullet. To the left is a disintegrating link belt with rounds. Used for a 50 caliber machine gun, circa second world war, if I can remember correctly. In the back right is just a bunch of rounds in stripper clips. Front right are cap badges. I chose second world war and modern badge caps. To show how it's changed. I also wanted to show which corps dealt with ordnance.

The theme here is things that explode. In the back there is a rocket launcher. That isn't exactly ordnance, but it's related. And frankly, it's in there because it's damn cool. To the left are a couple first world war grenades. I pitched one up to show its innards, but you can't see that very well. Up front are two booby traps. One from the 50s (left), one from the 80s (right - includes instructions). I wanted to show how 30 years made a difference in complexity. It's actually wicked cool. It was set up so it could be triggered by pressure, tension, and even cutting the trigger line. To the right of that is my 81mm mortar bomb. And it just worked out brilliantly that the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry regiment brought the 81mm mortar, that you would shoot that out of, for their display. So it all fit together great.

Here's a picture of the mortar.

And here's the corner of my display with the tank rounds. The guys on the right are 17 pounders. I also included transit cases in the display to the left. Although the transit cases are for 20 pounders. Circa Second World War.

Some closeups:

Here's me sitting/standing in a ferret scout car.

And here's what the ferret looks like. I told the guys to look manly, this is what they came up with.

Hopefully you guys enjoyed my insane picspam. You might see even more later, depending on my mood.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Quirius Cresskill Eve

So I "curated" a tiny little exhibit that'll be going up today. I've literally spent the last two weeks obsessing about it. And the last week running around like a headless chicken to get it together. This is only going to be up for three days. I can't believe how much work goes into putting up an exhibit, I couldn't imagine doing a big one. But yes, wish me luck. For the past few days, I've literally been having dreams about this. This is how much it has consumed my life. I'm sure StBFF will be glad it's done so I can stop talking about it.

Now onto the polish. Cresskill Eve is a gold shimmer in blue polish. It's a nice mossy green. The pic makes it look more emerald though. The pic was taken under an Ott Lite.

Two coats with topcoat. The application was good but I ended up with big chips the next day. Could have just been because my polish tends to chip faster when my nails are long.

Pic of the Moment: And now a fitting way to end a post. Exit sign! This is the exit sign for Peter's Drive in. It's a local place here in Calgary. I just love how bright and retro it looks.

And remember, I am incapable of picking what polish to wear next. So please go pick my polish. I would really appreciate it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

OPI Hollywood Blonde

This is the beginning of a few really old NOTDs. For whatever reason I just never got around to posting these so you're gonna get them in the next week or so.

Hollywood Blonde was an NOTD from way back in February. I don't know why it took me so long to post, I really love this colour. No wait, it's because the pictures just don't do it any justice. It's a sheer nude microglitter. There are very few polishes in my stash that I wear more than once. The OPI sheer microglitters are part of those select few. I just love them. So perdy. And as all the others, this sparkles green and pink in artificial light.

Three coats. Great application. Pic taken in direct sunlight and then one in low light. Neither pic is particularly good though.

Pic of the Moment: And another re-do. I had posted this earlier in my sidebar. Avocado rice.

1) Cut up and avocado and dump it onto some white rice.
2) Pour some soy sauce onto it.
3) Pour some sushi vinegar (also called sushi seasoning sometimes) onto it.
4) Stir.

Voila, you have an avocado roll in a bowl.

StBFF also took these pics. I think she was studying for finals.

And here's the close up. As StBFF said, "it was the star of the photoshoot."

Saturday, July 3, 2010

OPI At Your Quebec & Call

New month, new header! I think this one might have matched my old layout better though.

Origami's last pick. And also the last pick for Pick My Polish Round 2.

AYQ&C is an intriguing olive colour. The base is a grey-green polish but it's packed with gold shimmer, which gives it that blingy olive look. I'm actually a bit disappointed in this polish. I think it might just get so much hype that I was expecting it to wash my windows while pumping my gas.

Three coats with top coat. Despite being non-B3F, it doesn't smell as bad as the others. No application issues except for requiring a third coat.

Pic of the Moment: For the next couple of posts it's going to be some familiar but different pics. First up is my grad bears pic. You guys have seen this before, but StBFF totally made it into a stamp. So cute.