Sunday, April 15, 2012

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air

I love Kermit the Frog. I think he's down to earth, hilarious, and adorable. He's also green. And if you're intrested in watching George Stroumboulopoulos interviewing Kermit the Frog, please click here. I honestly think this is one of the best interviews evar. (I totally just rewatched this after finding the link. Hehehe.) So that's why I nabbed this polish even when I didn't think I'd ever wear it. Its namesake. But then I got all into glitters and this was one of the ones at the top of the list to wear.

Fresh Frog of Bel Air is a clear polish with small green glitter and large silver hex glitter. The photo makes this look patchy, but in general, it looks fully covered. I really loved the way it looked with the green and silver. And it was so blingy. So fun.

Four coats with topcoat. I was a bit surprised that this one required four coats of colour and was still patchy. After wearing a bunch of China Glaze and Sally Hansen glitters in a row, I was expecting this OPI to be of comparable quality, but not this around.

Nom of the Moment: Breakfast cookies. That's right, they have bacon, buttermilk pancake, and maple syrup. So delicious. So delectable. You must go try. I have the recipe on my food blog, check it out here. I love how these taste. Sweet and savoury. Delish!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Barielle Buddha-ful

Today I have for you a lovely sheer polish. I was feeling au naturel so I picked Buddha-ful. I was surprised how much I ended up liking this polish. After the first week, I took it off and put it back on. Buddha-ful is a sheer soft pink polish with green/blue duochrome flakies. The flakies are subtle, but definitely there. I would say this polish isn't a good layering polish because the base is quite milky. So if you are going to layer with it, make sure you use a very thin coat.

The overall look you get with this polish is like a soft french mani as you definitely still see VNL. It's a very clean and feminine look. Sorry for the scab on my middle finger. Weirdly placed paper cut. Ick.

Three coats with top coat. I had slight streaking issues, so just be careful. And make sure to wait between coats. Also, try painting polish onto sides then one stroke down the middle to blend, so the streaks aren't as evident. (A trick I learned from All Lacquered Up) But again, streaking was minor.

Awesome of the Moment: Dude!!! Canada's getting a glow in the dark dinosaur coin! Not only does it have a dinosaur on it. It. Glows. In. The. Dark. Check it out.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

30 Hour Famine Report & Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe

Thank you to everyone who supported me for 30 Hour Fame. I appreciate your donations and your words of encouragement. You have no idea how much it meant to me. Now for the Clean Water Giveaway winner.

Congrats Carina! Hope you enjoy your nail polish!!

Now the important part, my nail polish. Lol. My 30 Hour Famine manicure was Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe. I chose it because it had a water type feel to it. And since I was raising money for clean water, it fit.

I never ever thought I'd own this polish. First off, it's quite pricey and I thought it was limited edition so I assumed it was out of my reach. But Spa Boutique, a Canadian online retailer, happened to have a 15% off sale and I grabbed it. I was so excited. So excited. And it arrived the night before 30 Hour Famine. Perfect timing.

Across the Universe is a dark blue jelly with small blue glitter and large blue and green hex glitter. I love it. Love it. Love it. Love it! But this is a horrible picture. It looks all streaky and sheer and yuckies in the unforgiving light of Ott lite. But in regular and bright indoor lighting, it just looks like a squishy dark blue polish with lots of different glitter. Just glorious and beautiful.

Three coats with top coat. It applies watery so I gave it time to dry between coats and used thick coats.

30 Hour Famine Report: My fast has began Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 1:00 PM. I was eating right up until 1:00. And of course, that's the exact moment the new CEO has to walk in with the most glorious and delicious looking cupcakes known to man. Boooo. Hahaha.

I ate at least three pork chops, two hardboiled eggs, a bowl of rice, and three pieces of chicken breast at lunch. It can not be healthy to have had so much protein in such a short period of time. But it lasted me until about 10:00 PM.

And here's a little video report I made in the last hour of the fast. Warning: This video contains high levels of awkwardness. Watch at your own discretion. Hehehe.

At one point during the vid, I say I was up until 1:30 AM and was up at 8:30 AM and I realize how old I sound. Man, years ago, that would have been no problem.