06 November 2010

Nail Color: Merry, Merry Quite Cranberry (1)

Merry, Merry Quite Cranberry

This color is inspired by Christmas. . .Specifically cranberries! Now, I don't eat the canned cranberry "sauce" but I do enjoy a tart, fresh cranberry every once in awhile. I have been looking for a deep red color forever & could never find the right one. . .(still can't). . .So I decided to make my own and make it festive.
*Note: I name all of the color combinations I come up with so you can not find the color in stores!
Though you can't really tell by this picture, this is a very glittery color.

I will definitely be wearing this color on Christmas day, and most likely have an eyeshadow combination to match. :)

Colors you'll need*:
• AVON Nailwear Pro  in Midnight Plum (click to purchase)
• AVON Nailwear Pro in Ruby Slippers (click to purchase)
• Any good top coat in clear.

How to get this color:
  1. First and foremost, I recommend you always apply a good base coat to your nails.
  2. Apply a coat of Midnight Plum to each nail, let dry 3-5 minutes.
  3. Apply a second coat of Midnight Plum to each nail, bringing it over the edges. (This will give the end color a deeper look and last longer) Let dry 3-5 minutes.
  4. Apply a coat of Ruby Slippers to each nail, let dry 3-5 minutes.
  5. Apply a second coat of Ruby Slippers to each nail, bringing it over the edges. (You do not need to do two coats of the Ruby Slippers color, the second coat brightens it up more, giving it a redder look. If you do not do a second coat, make sure to bring the the color over the edges the first time.)
  6. Apply one coat of top coat to your nails, carrying it over the edges. 
  7. Because you have applied so many coats of polish on your nails, your nails may take longer than "normal" to dry and could smudge easily. Be careful!
I am kind of obsessed with layering nail colors and rarely ever paint my nails one color, and of course, naming them is fun as well. 
I like to paint my nails every other week, personally my nail polish color lasts a long time (I use top coat twice a week) so I don't need to do them that often.

I will be doing a Thanksgiving/Fall color soon and will show you what I did & give you the color soon!

Hope you enjoyed. Leave a comment & let me know what you think! 

If you do this color, send a picture! :-D

*If you do not have these colors or cannot order them I recommend getting a matte color in a deep plum to replace Midnight Plum and a very bright, very glittery red to replace Ruby Slippers.
Midnight Plum: Scandal by Pure Ice (WalMart: click here)
Ruby Slippers: Red Glitter Nail Polish (Hot Topic: click here)

01 November 2010

Guess Who's a Slacker Blogger. . .

I haven't been on Blogger nor posted anything in quite sometime! Let's blame it on the amazingness that is Supernutural and Smallville. For some reason unbeknownst to be, I decided to catch up on five seasons of Supernatural and nine seasons of Smallville before the end of their seasons this fall. I'm all caught up on Supernatural and I'm currently in season 5 of Smallville. So for that I am quite behind on the reading department. I have only one book to review! [That I've yet to even attempt to review]

I am currently reading Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. . . .Very slowly. I did not read the book that has been under "currently reading" for about a month now on my blog, goodreads, facebook, etc. (Take Me There by Carolee Dean) So, don't expect a review for that book any time soon!

I'm so glad it's finally NOVEMBER!! Not only is it the first day of NaNoWriMo but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I comes out this month as well! And Thanksgiving is at the end of the month...score!

I will be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, my page is here, I'm still editing everything! (If you want to learn more about it just go to my page & then click the logo at the top left corner. It's currently very slow because of the heavy traffic!) I will be putting in a synopsis and a cover soon, but I'd like to wait until it's a little more developed. My book will be a contemporary Young Adult about a boy named Daniel. That's all you get! :)

I'm trying to think of something that make be slightly exciting new in my life... But no. There's nothing to say!

Add me on: facebook | goodreads | twitter | myspace | NaNoWriMo

This month I am going to try to post a blog every day either a meme/feature and or a review, random, etc.
I'll be giving random updates on my book and I may give quotes as well. I will be changing my layout soon (probably to a more Christmas theme) and more!

If you have a NaNoWriMo page, leave your username and or link in a comment.

What did you do for Halloween!? 

Meet Me on Monday (012)

Meet Me on Monday is hosted by Never Growing Old and it's a meme for bloggers to get to know each other one Monday at a time.

1. Have you ever been on a cruise?
 No! But I sure would love to! I love the water, and I love boats...and I love hotels...and they are all combined into one! Yet, somehow I've never been on one. Someday my friends...someday!
2. What is your favorite way to eat eggs?
I would have to say in a breakfast burrito or possibly and egg salad sandwich. Chyeah!
(P.S. I don't know what that green crap is in that sammich...but it looks like a nice picture. :-P)

3. What is your favorite reading material?
I have been in this very long reading slump that's making me rahter...sad!
After my long marathon of 5 seasons of Supernatural, I figured it'd be over. No. I've now decided that I want to catch up on nine seasons of Smallville before the final episode!! So basically...I have only read ONE book in about a month! This is not cool. I need to check my priorities. But Mr Clark Kent & Lex Luthor just keep calling my name! Sigh! P.S. My answer is and will always be BOOKS!
(It took me awhile to understand the foreshadowing of this picture [click here]. Ahh, young Tom Welling...uh...I mean Clark Kent..yeah, that's it.)

4. Name all the pets that you have ever had?
Uh...yeah. I can't remember all of them, so I'll just start naming:
Cinnamon(dog), April(dog), Fuego(fish), Baby(dog), Allie(dog), Reggie(dog), LeeLee(current--dog)...believe me...there were many more! Most ran away or we had to give up. LeeLee, I've had the longest. She's a black Pomeranian. Ha..That face. She hates getting her picture taken!
5. Were you ever a girl/boy scout?
No. Sigh. I always wanted to be though. Or maybe I wish I would have...as in I think about it now, but never then. Either way, I wasn't a very "extracurricular activity" kind of person.
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