Monday, October 7, 2013

My Faithful Dinner Companion

The eyes are ALWAYS on me when I have foooood.

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Love In Paris Eyeshadow Palette By NYX Cosmetics Called Parisian Chic - Sneak Peek

NYX Cosmetics has several of these palettes that I like to call 'Niners...lots of color variations.  You know I just may have to have them all!

NYX Cosmetics, Parisian Chic, eyeshadow palette, Love In Paris

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I was really happy to see NYX landed at my local Target in Alaska. The selection in Fred Meyer is rather slim and Target has the whole line, so wahooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

This Is My Lap Warmer

About 7 or 8 pm, I am required to accept a healing love hug from my kitty.  She loves to lay on my arm or by my knee and get a neck rub.  I only see her mainly for those couple of hours a day but she and the dog are both really sweet animals.  We got lucky with both babies...and our human baby, too!

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I Thought These Were So Funny

I saw these Boogie Wipes while I was shopping at Target.  I thought they were hilarious!!!  And with the orange and green packaging, they'd be great for Halloween as you offer the kid at the door a boooooooo-gie wipe.  Or maybe at a disco, lol.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Grumpy While Healing; But It Won't Last Much Longer Till Blogging Returns

Last week, I had knee surgery. This happened while I am still wearing the neck brace and going thru physical therapy after my neck fusion. I'll be checking in with the neck surgeon in a couple of weeks to see if the bone growth is where it is supposed to be.

In the meantime, my knee took a nose dive, which I assumed was from the workouts I did while getting ready for the neck surgery. Since I was still in the neck brace, the anesthesiologist chose to do a spinal block instead of putting a tube down my throat to put me under. I agreed with that assessment as my head can't go backward. I thought it would be interesting anyway, but boring to wait for the numbness of my lower half to wear off.

So as I am in the operating room, they put propophal in the IV, which is supposed to put me out. It didn't. It did, however, burn like heck. IT BURRRRRRRRRRRRNNNNNS!!!! The anesthesiologist asked if I'd like more and I said oh, heck no. That stuff burns like crazy. I'd rather be awake for the surgery but I asked him if, since I was awake, I could watch the surgery. So they turned the monitor toward me and I watched. My surgeon thought I wouldn't remember. I wonder if all the surgeries I've had have just started making me more resistant to these kinds of drugs. I don't know.

But what I do know is that I could follow what was going on a lot better than when he brings in the pictures afterward that are really hard to tell what is what. It's been a hard week. It was far more painful than I thought it would be with a lot more swelling. I started PT for the knee last Friday, just a few days after surgery. And I have my first check-up tomorrow, which will be interesting.

All that to say that I thought I'd be catching up on my blog this week with all the time I've missed sleeping and resting, trying to heal from the neck surgery, but I really couldn't function during the week. Monday and Tuesday I have many appointments with surgeons and physical therapy and I imagine I'll be sore and exhausted but I'm really hoping that this week, I can get to blogging!! I'm way behind. I have great products that I found at Cosmoprof North America that I haven't even told you about yet. I'm so sorry for the huge lag this year, but I hope to be back soon. In the meantime, if you follow me on INSTAGRAM, I have a lot of moments that I share, as well as products and product previews.

So...join me there until we get back up and rolling here....which I hope is later this week!!  In the meantime, this video cheered me up.  I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Let's Talk Nail Art From NYFW For A Minute

There are many exciting elements to New York Fashion Week in addition to the obvious fashion of the shows.  If you are someone like me who has an interest in upcoming trends and sneak peeks at what's coming in the next season for hair, makeup and nails, as well as color, texture and pattern trends, you want to be sure to go where you can see what's on the whole fashion horizon.

If you are particularly interested in nail art, you've got to see this list of some of the nail looks from the latest New York Fashion Week that just passed.  These are creative and honestly, some are so simple that anyone could do them.  You'll notice a few recurring themes, such as the half moon manicure.  I'm going to have to try some of those soon.

Anyway....check it out on Buzz Feed by clicking this link.  I hope you enjoy it as I did.  Tell me what you think, if you'd like.  I'd love to hear your impressions of some of these new nail ideas.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I Heard.....Now Everyone Play Along...

Have you seen the latest nail polish? It's in a very familiar blue and it's for all Facebookers and called "Social Butterfly Blue". It looks really pretty. You can view it at the link back there <<<

So I got to being stupid and thought I'd be late night silly and want you all to join along. The game is called "I Heard".

No I don't heard cattle or sheep, I'm just being dumb and it started to make me laugh a little, so you have to give me your comments in the form of "I heard......."

(And be assured, none of the following is true!!!!)

I heard

Twitter is joining the nail polish craze with a soft blue called "Are You A Twit?" 

Instagram creates a shimmering cocoa colored nail polish called InstaGLAM.

There is a new cherry red textured polish on the scene!!  Pinterest follows a current trend speckling their nail polish with tiny silver thumb tacks.

AT&T will be announcing their new cyber nail polish to customers individually.  They will tell you about it in approximately 45 minutes.  There are two other polish lovers before you. 

Apple has a shiny tasty red nail polish...ooops you might want to wait until the get the bugs out.  Sometimes fruit has bugs.  Now that you have it, they would like to announce their newest nail polish....oh wait, there's a newer one...

Itunes has it's own beautiful purple nail polish that you can purchase for just $1.29 and watch it on your computer.

If you need to chat with your BFF about this ASAP, Text Messaging announces a new nail polish in TMG, (Text Message Green).

YOUR TURN.  You gotta play.  Please.  It amused me for 15 minutes.

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