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Nails of the Day: Unicorn Glitter Water Marble

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Here's a design I did a few weeks ago that I forgot to post.  (Bad blogger!)

Excuse the tip chip on my middle finger.  I couldn't take the pic until about day 2 of the mani.

Polishes Used:

Yellow: Sinful Colors in Unicorn

This is a nice happy yellow.  It goes on smooth and it opaque in 2 to 3 coats.  It is not the best formula for water marbling.  If you use it to marble, definitely paint your nail white beforehand.

I got this lovely polish from a dear friend of mine.  (Hurricane Hetta)

Pink: Wet n Wild Megalast in Beat of a Generation

This is a great pink from the WnW limited edition Summer collection this past year.  It is opaque in 1-2 coats and does great for water marbling.

I got this at Kmart for $1.99 before coupon.

Glitter: Sephora by OPI in Sparktacular!

I just love this topper.  It is like party in a bottle and very little fishing is required.

I got this at Big Lots for $1.80.

Dollar Tree Haul: New Glass Nail Files

Thursday, November 27, 2014


This is just a little collective Dollar Tree haul from a couple of different trips.

Do I get any extra points for somehow not buying one Christmas item?  Seriously, Dollar Tree is purely a Christmas shop here lately.



Hair & Scalp Dandruff Shampoo
Assured T+ Plus Therapeutic Gel Shampoo

I had never seen these at my Dollar Tree before.  I was so happy I did, though!  My dad only uses dandruff shampoo.  So if these are any count, we will save a butt load of money!  (And I have a huge butt! lol)

Ennce Beauty Body Cream in Rose
Ennce Beauty Body Cream in Neroli & Sweet Orange

Okay, confession time!  I am a bit of a lotion snob, and I have never found a lotion that I didn't think was just complete garbage from the Dollar Tree.  (With the exception of the petroleum jelly, but that's not really a lotion.)

Well, these totally changed that!  They are so awesome especially the Neroli one.  I am shocked!  I have been using them on my hands and they are just great.

If I see them again, I will definitely pick up a back up.  They are really nice.

Microfiber Facial Scrubber 3pk

I thought I would try these out since I had tried the facial brush and it was way too harsh.  Seriously, that was like a brush for cleaning a toilet and not my face.

These are essentially little microfiber cloths.  So, I probably could have just bought a dust rag and had the same thing, but I bought these!  So, I am going to keep an open mind and hope that they are amazing.

Milani Polish in Hot Pink
Revlon Top Speed in Royal

My store is finally getting in some pretty milani polishes!  I swear that we've had nothing but poop green for ages.

Also, I have been seeing people talk about this Royal Polish from revlon so I thought I would give it a shot.  I am kind of taken aback by the condition of the bottle, though.  When I unwrapped the package, there was glue on it, polish, and the label was mostly worn off.  I don't even want to think about it really.

Sassy + Chic Nail Buffer

I needed a nail buffer and have yet to try these.  We shall see and hope.

Glass Nail Files

They had these newer glass files out.  So, I had to pick some up.

I just hope that they are better than the last ones they had that were larger and came with a buffer block.  Those were useless.  Mine smoothed out after one filing.  So, I am hoping that they made these differently.  They are just so cute!


Rhinestone Sheets

Sticky, shiny, gem-like stickers...YES!!!

Air Wick Air Freshener Spray in Enchanted Holiday

This is a freakin' cupcake in a can!

Pedigree Stackerz Dog Treats

I just wanted to pick up some of these.  They aren't as good a deal as it seems.  The ones at my grocery store are 6oz and are $2.50.  These are 3.3oz for a dollar.  It's still a good deal, but not a crazy good one at all.


Nutty Roasted Salted Soybeans

I really like edamame.  So, I thought I would give these a try.  Nope.  I will not be purchasing.  They are really hard to chew and taste kind of burnt.

Fleischmann's Simply Homemade Bread Mix

We almost always bake our own bread.  So, I had to pick this up to try out for a buck!

Verdict:

It mixes up to form a nice dough very easily.  It makes nice looking bread.  The bread is denser and drier than tradition scratch bread.  But...it is freaking salty!  I went and bought a loaf at the store to compare it to.  And...it had twice as much as the store bought.  Wow!

Sugar in the Raw 25 pkts

Not really much I can say about this other than I wish I would quit adding it to my bucket of coffee every morning.

Kitchen Strainer
Sink Strainers

One of my absolute favorite things about the Dollar Tree is that you are able to pick up kitchen essentials for a buck.   I really needed these things and I would have had to pay $2 or more somewhere else.

I am especially happy about the 2pk sink strainer.  I go through so many of those when I make my cat litter.  Whoohoo!  

Nails of the Day: Green and Blue Simple Dot Design

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Wow, I have been neglecting this site as of late.  I was going back through my files and taking notes for future posts and ran across some nail pictures that I never posted.

This one is from the end of September, but I still love it!  (My nails were so short compared to now!)

Polishes Used:

BlueRevlon ColorStay in Indigo Night

This is my absolute favorite blue in my collection.  It goes on smooth.  It's opaque in one coat.  It is magic in a bottle.

I picked this polish up at Big Lots for $1.50.

Green: Maybelline ColorShow in Lustrous Lime

I had had this polish in my collection for a while and never looked twice at it until a dear friend of mine on youtube (Scents and Cents) gave me a heads up about how great this stuff wears.

And she was so right!  It has an amazing formula and looks much prettier on the nail than in in the bottle.  I also wore it for almost 10 days with only minimal tip wear.  This one is truly a hidden gem.

I picked this one up at Big Lots for $1.00.


Dollar Tree Haul

Thursday, November 20, 2014


I feel like it has been forever since I've had a Dollar Tree haul!

This is the stuff I picked up in the first half of November.



I found some cute stuff for the fur babies!


Ceramic Pet Bowls (Blue pattern and zebra)

I saw these heavy pet bowls and had to pick them up.  I got a large one and a small one in each of these patterns.  They are much harder for the cats to scoot around. 

I will say that you might want to check the patterns, though.  A lot of them were crooked or half gone.

Toy Mice 3 pack

I had received a pack of these in a friend mail package, and my cat went nuts over them.  So, naturally I had to pick up some more.

Paw Print Storage Container

Oh, how I have searched for this thing!  It is so cute, but it is also very functional.  I have it filled to the brim with chewy dog snacks now.  Yay!

Now, for some people food!


Skulls and Bones Candy - on clearance - $0.50

These are kind of like hard sweet tarts.  So good!

Cinnamon Sticks 4oz

I have been searching for these for weeks to do some holiday crafts.  I am so happy to have found them, but now I can't remember what craft I had wanted to do.  Ha!

Sugar in the Raw 25pk

We meet again my dear raw sugar packets.

Pasta Bowls (Progresso and Betty Crocker)

I haven't tried the Betty Crocker one yet, but I really like the Progresso ones.  I have seen a lot of people say that they don't like them.  So, I guess more for me.  Yum!

I got a few health and beauty items as well:


Nola Honey Almond Shower Gel and Lemon Verbena Hand Soap

Oh my goodness, people have been hauling these for weeks on end and singing their praises.  So, I had to pick a couple up when I finally spotted some around here. 

So far, I have used the Lemon Verbena hand soap, and it isn't anything special.  It kind of smells like Pledge furniture polish, too.  The price was great for the amount of product, though.  The packaging is also very pretty.

Cotton Swabs 250ct

I really hope these don't suck like the cotton rounds do.

Skin Nutritions Facial System (Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer)

This is another one of those things that people have been giving crazy good reviews on for a long time.  I had never seen them at my store until now.  So, I had to pick them up.

I admit that I am a total skin care snob, but I'm they are as good as everyone says they are.  I really hope the toner good, because it's only a buck.  We shall see.  I hope to do a review on youtube of them.

Let's get crafty!


Jingle Bells (large 9pk and small 50pk)

Yep, I bought something holiday related.  I just couldn't pass up those giant bells.

Raffia 3pk ribbon eggs

I bought these to make some gift bows in a future youtube video.  Hopefully, it works out as good as I am seeing it in my head. 

Washi Tape in Holiday designs

My wallet can't take much more of this Dollar Tree!  They did have other patterns, but I just couldn't justify buying them all.  I am mowing through it lately putting packages together, though.

Duck Tape EZ Start tape

I actually did need one of these EZ Start dispensers, and they were like $3 at the other store.  So, I got one for a buck and fancy tape.  Oh yeah!

I also got some electronic-type stuff:


Rock and Roll Head Phones

Stocking stuffer for some young members of my family. 

USB cable (regular to mini)

I needed one of these and was tickled to death to find it for a buck.  I was ready to pay $3-4 somewhere else.  I hope it works well.

Sunbeam AA alkaline 4pk batteries

I needed batteries, and there were no deals anywhere else.  These will suffice.

Fashion Batteries

Yes!  I found some more crappy batteries adorned with animal print.  I am over the moon for this random unnecessary purchase. 

I did actually use the other pack I had, though.  I used them in the LED light strand from DT.  They have clear battery boxes, and it looks so neat.

Jeweled fashion headphones

I just thought that these were so pretty and classy looking.  They are just absolutely perfect for friend mails and stocking stuffers.

And just a few other random things:


Cynthia Rowley Band Aids

I swear!  I wish I had never bought these.  I never need band aids or anything, but the moment I bought these that changed.  I got like 10 cuts and scraped my hand and went through half of the box.  Dang cursed pretty bandages.

Home Store Collapsible Storage Bins

I have hauled ones like these before.  I have all of those filled.  So, I needed some more.

Cute Little Penguin!

This crookedly sewn and pitiful guy just had to come home with me.  Look at him!  He's adorable. 

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