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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.

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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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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!

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.

Purple-Xing

…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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The 7 Things Tag

October 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Well, I’ve decided to do this Seven Things tag since Kae was so nice to leave it up in the air for anyone to do. And the color she chose was purple. So here goes my attempt at it. Warning: This post will be picture heavy since I couldn’t fit everything into the lens of my meager little camera.

Berry Blast Outlast Gloss

Berry Blast Outlast Gloss

Pic #1: My Outlast Double LipShine in Berry Blast. Now, most of my purple stuff is cosmetics, but there are a couple things that aren’t. You’ll see them a bit later.

Key Chain Carabiner

Key Chain Carabiner

Pic #2: The carabiner in which I keep my apartment and mailbox keys hooked to. I need something large like this, otherwise I’m likely to lose my keys everywhere I go.

The Head of My Toothbrush

The Head of My Toothbrush

Pic #3: Now, it should be obvious what this thing is. If you don’t look at the piccie, look at its caption. There was no way in hell I could get the full length of my toothbrush into the pic, so I settled for the toothbrush head.

NutraNail Super Base Coat

NutraNail Super Base Coat

Pic #4: My NutraNail Super Base Coat. I neglected to use this for a base ever since I started on my Nailtiques regimen. But I should start again.

Pamplona Purple Polish

Pamplona Purple Polish

Pic #5: The first purple polish I got my hands on from inside my refrigerator crisper. This was my favorite color, actually, from the OPI Espana collection. I wanted to have a pic of the bottle rather than my nails, so my nails look blurry. Sorry about that.

WetSlicks AmazeMint Lip Gloss

WetSlicks AmazeMint Lip Gloss

Pic #6: My favorite lip gloss. It gives a little minty tingle on the lips and actually freshens your breath while this stuff is on. ‘Nuff said.

L'Oreal HiP Reckles Eye Shadow Duo

L'Oreal HiP Reckles Eye Shadow Duo

Pic #7 (and final pic): My most vivid eye shadow yet. Both purples. What I love to do with this is use the first shade on my eye lids. Then the second shade as an outer corner accent. Goes great with my almost black eyes.

Whew! That’s it for that! Now I’m gonna tag everyone that hasn’t already been tagged. And the color is… SILVER! I dare you to come up with seven silver things.

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Pedi For The Cure and a Rant

October 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Hello, my dear readers. Today I have another pedi for you–this time it’s Breast Cancer month, and I’ve got for you what I call the perfect Breast Cancer color on my toes. Check out the piccies below.

Uptown Pedi Left Foot

Uptown Pedi Left Foot

This is NYC In A New York Color Minute Uptown. It’s a beautiful Barbie pink that I thought would be simply the perfect color to represent the cure for breast cancer.

Uptown Pedi Right Foot

Uptown Pedi Right Foot

The same color on my right foot.

Now, I also have a rant for you. A little riddle if you will. Why is it that people see fit to ignore my blog over even those started later than mine? What is it that I’m doing to scare potential commenters? Or what is it that I’m not doing to attract attention?

You have to remember that my primary focus of this blog was to post about my journey in quitting smoking. I cannot do that for another nine days considering that I post about it every month on the 13th (which is the anniversary of the day I decided to quit smoking and start on the patch). And I do this every month because posting on the subject every single day would be just redundant.

I also cannot do contest giveaways because:
1) I simply don’t have enough polish to give away.
2) I’m a relatively new blog.
3) I highly doubt that any of my deets are worth lemming for and I can’t go out and buy more bottles of the same polish just for giveaways if you don’t want them.

All of my posts are available to comment on, as are most of my pages. Especially the galleries in my Stash. The only things that are not available to comment on are those that wouldn’t be logical to comment on anyway–my Contact page, which is simply giving you my email addy to send me suggestions or whatever, and my Updates page, which is to give you updates on technical things, like links and fixing broken piccies. And the bonus is, you don’t even have to register to comment.

If you’ve decided to even read this, let alone comment, I’m thankful. I’m more than grateful even if you decide to read any of my blog. This was just something I have to get off my chest with the recent tag that nobody has even seen fit to tag me for. With that, SilverDiva signing off, and have a great day.