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Two Pieces of News

October 25, 2009 Comments off

Alrighty, everyone, I have two pieces of news for you. Check it, and read very carefully coz I’m only going to say this ONCE.

1) I will no longer be posting on this blog as of the end of this post. All posting I’ll be doing will be on the new blog with my own domain. So please, I implore you, update those bookmarks if you’ve got em!!

2) I don’t know who in the F-ing HELL keeps spamming this blog, but I’m asking you to STOP!!!!!! If you have absolutely NOTHING to contribute to my blog, then DON’T F-ING POST! UNDERSTAND????!!!!!!!! I will NOT, and I mean NOT, tolerate this on the new blog.

That’s it. As of right now this is my last post on this one. So don’t bother reading any more on this blog, go to the new one instead.

Before I go, my final thoughts on this one. If my last sentence sounds bitchy, it is. That’s because ever since mid September I’ve been fighting spam that Akismet sends my way to clean up. Some of these seem innocuous enough, asking for help with something. (Although if these spammers could read, which they damn well do otherwise they wouldn’t be posting that shit, and would instead know what the F to do.) Others are trackbacks, and maybe in hindsight I should have accepted them instead of thrown them out, and the bulk of them over the past couple of weeks are out-and-out, blatant, obvious (how many GD ways can I think of to put this) SPAM! And I’m F-ING SICK of it! I don’t know if that’s to stop me from blogging, but if it is, you spammers are fighting a losing battle because I WILL keep on.

Categories: Miscellaneus

Just To Let You Know…

October 20, 2009 Leave a comment

This is just some information for you if you’d like to make the most of this blog. Someone was asking how to add me to their feedreader. So here are some helpful hints.

1) Add Nail-ing Life to your feedreader. To do this, go to the top right corner of my blog, and there should be an orange and white icon with text to the right of that saying RSS. Click on that, then you’ll be taken to my feed page. Go down just a little ways, and you should see a star and a plus sign. Click on that, and you’ve got me in your feedreader.

2) I’m now Twittering. I never thought in a million years I’d be doing this, but I am. If you’re already Twittering, add me to those you are following.

I’m starting to run out of battery power in my camera, so nail color posts will be a bit fewer and farther between. I’m of the persuasion that if you’ve got nothing to say, then don’t say anything at all.

With that, have a great day peeps! And please follow me if you want.

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Color of the Week: Hot Chili Christmas

October 19, 2009 Leave a comment

Hello, folks! I’ve decided that instead of doing Color of the Week every Wednesday, I’m going to start doing them every Monday at the beginning of the week. Today I’m focusing on a magical warm red and green creation on my nails. Witness  Hot Chili Christmas.

Hot Chili Christmas

Hot Chili Christmas

Hot Chili Christmas is a layering of mine. So far, one of my more ‘out there’ layerings, and definitely my favorite so far. Let’s dissect the two colors I used for it, and review them both.

The base was Orly Poison Apple. It’s a beautiful tomato red creme.

The Review
•Application: Poison Apple went on quite smoothly. I had no balding, pooling, or streakage issues while applying.
•Dry Time: I’d say it dried pretty quickly for a nail color. Definitely didn’t have any dentage last night from when I applied it at about 6 to when I went to bed. And no dentage while sleeping either. So you could say it dried quite fast.
•Coverage: Excellent pigmented coverage. It went on in two regular coats, no VNL, no shrinkage either.
•Wear: I haven’t quite tested this out in harsher conditions or for longer periods of time. But so far that I’ve tested it, there was no shrinkage or chipping or peeling.

The topping was Sinful Call You Later. It’s a bunch of chunky green and fine gold glitter in a clear base.

The Review
•Application: Call You Later went on as well as any glitter normally does. No streakage issues, really.
•Dry Time: It dried very fast, considering it’s the topper for this mani.
•Coverage: Call You Later covered pretty thinly in just the one coat, enough to see the base color shine through. I would definitely use this as a topper, although it could work alone.
•Wear: Being layered on top of Poison Apple and topped with Seche Vite, I wouldn’t think there’s anything to worry about for a topper chipping or peeling.

Well, my dears, that’s it for this. I went outside this morning and damn, is it chilly and a bit windy! I guess this is the kind of weather you can expect in Iowa. And I’ve lived in the state for 21 years of my life. (Wow, makes me feel old.) 😐 Anyway, SilverDiva signing out for the day, and have a great one!

Hey Hey Hey!

October 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Hey peeps! I’m back from that self-imposed break! Now there hasn’t been a whole lot that happened during this time, but I’ll tell you about what did happen.

1) Two nails on my right hand broke. These were my pinky and thumb. Luckily, neither broke too far down, so I still have something to work with. Unfortunately…
2) My ring nail on my left hand split and peeled at the quick last night. Now I’ve got a nubbin to try and grow back out as soon as possible. Not to mention I’ll have to order some NailTek online in order to regrow and strengthen tht nail (since it looks so odd paired with three longish ones). And finally…
3) After that month and a half of not smoking a cigarette, on Thursday and Friday nights I caved in and smoked a couple. I was starting to have some self-doubt over whether I could quit or not, but last night breathing in the smoke through my mouth has proven to me I can do this.

Without further ado, let me show you the problem nail.

Naked Nails

Naked Nails

You see, this is why I never like to have my nails naked even around my b/f let alone out in public. The smile lines look weird, and I always have swatch syndrome every time I swatch my nails. And let’s not forget to mention the nub that came from the broken ring finger. Argh!

I hope y’all have a great evening. SilverDiva signing out as always.

Color of the Week: China Glaze Pink Voltage and What A Day!

October 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Hey, peeps! What’s up? Today I’ve got for you another color from my Stash for my Color of the Week. Check out the piccie below.

Pink Voltage--the retina-searing pink

Pink Voltage--the retina-searing pink

Here it is, the lovely retina-burning Pink Voltage by China Glaze. It’s a beautiful neon pink with a bit of an iridescent edge in certain lights. The picture I’m showing has just three coats but no Seche Vite. What I’m wearing has a thick coat of Seche Vite.

The Review:
•Application: I’d say for the most part, Pink Voltage went on pretty smooth. No real issues like balding or pooling at the sides and bottom of the nail to worry about.
•Dry Time: I’d have to guess about average for this kind of nail color. This definitely didn’t dry as fast as my OMG! prisms set did, and it certainly didn’t dry quite as slowly as my OPI Time-Less Is More did. But slapping a coat of Seche Vite on top did wonders to dry the polish.
•Coverage: I was kind of in a hurry to apply the Pink Voltage since my self-imposed swatching/polishing deadline of 4 PM was nearing. So it went on in three coats. Looking at it from my end, you can see the VNL. But in the picture, you can’t really see it at all. No, I recommend four coats or more if you want Pink Voltage to really cover with absolutely no VNL or other imperfections. And then you have to go slowly, in thin coats.
•Wear: I haven’t worn it long enough to tell how well this will wear. That’s my project for tonight, and perhaps the rest of this week until I return to blog again on Sunday.

Once again, three out of four ain’t bad. The thing I was most disappointed over was the coverage–you absolutely need at least four coats to really cover when you’re using this color. Otherwise there’s that dreaded VNL to worry about.

Now, I’ve got to tell you about my day. It’s kind of weird, really. First, it was a hell of a time trying to get my reds captured so they didn’t look cartoonish. Obviously I failed in that regard. Then I realized I straight up lost one of my bottles of polish — CoverGirl’s Boundless Color Crushed Berries. And after swatching all the remainder of my reds and a couple of my browns, I tossed OPI’s Can You Tapas This? into one of the baskets I bought last week. I went over to the basket later to pick out a great pink to use for my Color of the Week, and I saw a bunch of red polish at the bottom. It was even on some of my other polish bottles. YUCK! What a mess I’m going to have to clean up later.

It was then that I realized, after looking at my hands and picking up the busted pieces of nail polish bottle, that I’d busted my Savvy Savvy Red (yes, the d/c’d one OF COURSE! Just my luck!) The worst thing that happened is I have a mess to clean up.

Ugh. I hope you don’t have this kind of day (or worse) like I just did. It’s amazing what strange shit can happen when you’re alone in your house or apartment.

Anyway, SilverDiva signing off saying, as always, Have a great day!

Quitting Smoking Chapter 3 and OP-I Hate This Color!

October 13, 2009 1 comment

Hey there, peeps, and welcome again! I promised you that I would post on Tuesday and Wednesday only this week, so here I am. This time detailing the fourth month anniversary that I’ve chosen to quit.

This time things are going much better. I haven’t had a cigarette since 9/4, when I could only smoke half a cigarette before my nose began to burn. And quite frankly, I’m excited about this. I’m also one step farther on my patch–I went from step 1 to step 2, and I may simply have to cut my step 2 patches in half to accommodate for step 3.

I also have a polish for you. Remember the second part of the title? Well, here is that polish.

Time-Less Is More

Time-Less Is More

Time-Less is More is a very sheer, angelic white jelly. Now, while this sounds good, let me point out something. With a color of this opacity, one of two things has to happen. Number one, you either have to really love sheers to put up with two coats, or number 2, you have to really pile on the coats to get it to full impact. My choice was number 2, since I hate sheers.

Well, I’d already put on three coats before my b/f came knocking at my door last night. So I brought the bottle up with me when I went up to his place. And during that time, I had to sneak in a fourth coat, then a fifth coat, and then a sixth. And all that time, the polish was very dentable. When I woke up this morning, I had to put on a seventh coat since the polish dented while I was trying to sleep.

And taking piccies of this polish was also no fun. I couldn’t get a very good shot, so I ended up taking almost 30 just to get one good one. And the one you see is the best I could do.

Until tomorrow, then my dears, SilverDiva signing out. Have a great day.

Categories: Health, Nail Color, OPI

Going On A Short ‘Vacay’

October 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Well, folks, I’ve been blogging just about non-stop and swatching just about non-stop for so long that I’m finally worn down by it. I’ve decided that, along with a fabulous mani, I’m going to take a short vacation from blogging — about a week should do it. My brain has been fried by all this updating and swatching and junk, so I’ve got to rest it. However, I will post on Tuesday’s quit smoking topic, and do the Color of the Week on Wednesday, but I won’t push myself.

So, with this I leave you with a new mani I did using Nina Ultra Pro Purple-Xing, one of three colors I got in last week’s mini Sally’s haul. I’ll return to fully blog again next week.


…And a short description. Purple-Xing is a whole bunch of both silver and prismatic chunky glitter in a grape creme base. What’s unique about it is that this creme doesn’t diminish the sparkle from the glitter. This was three coats to full impact.

Now, with that, I leave you until next week, only stopping by during the vacay on Tuesday and Wednesday. Have a great week, everyone!

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