Thursday, January 27, 2011


This is pretty late coming, so here it is finally!
The lacquer haul from over Christmas break (and some from before Christmas):

China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway, Sun Worshipper, and For Audrey
Essie Sag Harbor and Lapis of Luxury
Package Irony, Lapis of Luxury was in the big pack,
and Sag Harbor  was in the tiny one. So weird
From OPI's Shrek Forever After Collection,
 Who the Shrek are You?and What's with the Cattitude?
Sally Hansen's  Grey by Grey, which was a consolation
for not being able to buy MAC's Blue India, but I love it
just on its own.
ULTA polishes, from left to right: Grin and Berry It,
 Sweetheart Pink, Vintage Violet,
and The Jungle Look
Christmas presents from my wonderful roommate:
Finger Paints Silver Sculpture, Orly Girly,
and China Glaze Frostbite

I'm pretty stoked about Frostbite, The Jungle Look, and Lapis of Luxury, which I haven't tried yet. I've worn a good number of them, but forgot to take photos, so I will have to swatch them again for you :) I'm going to do a series from this haul, starting yesterday with Who the Shrek are You? so keep posted!
What about you, any of these strike your fancy?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Who the Shrek are You?

It's Wednesday. It was really rough for me to wake up today, and I had a mild temper tantrum this morning that resulted in me accidentally kicking my phone/alarm behind my dresser. Real mature. 
 Polish review today!
Presenting: OPI's Who the Shrek are You?
Pea soup green, and it's seriously fugly.It's actually the perfect match to Shrek's body. I put it on for fun yesterday, and thought it was a blast, but now today I just think it's nasty looking. My camera didn't like this color either, and it had a hard time focusing. 

The pictures aren't really color accurate either. It's kind-of a mix between the two photos, but the color really makes my fingers look red and lobster-y. Not fun. Boo.
All color complaints aside, this went on like a dream in two coats, and it's maintained itself pretty well so far since I'm terribly rough with my hands. I've already got a tiny chip on my thumb, but that was application error, not the polish. 

I bought this, along with OPI's What's With The Cattitude? during Christmas holiday, partly because I LOVE Shrek and loved the collection, and partly because OPI appears to be phasing out these two, along with Fiercely Fiona since I can't find them on their website. However, it appears that Funky Dunkey, Rumple's Wiggin', and Ogre the Top Blue are still being put out. (but don't quote me on that)

Side note, I'm super confused about Funky Dunkey. It says on the bottle "Dunkey". It says on OPI's website "Dunkey" but nail bloggers all over the place insist on calling it Donkey, with an O. On one hand, this bugs me in an anal-retentive sort of way, and on the other, I can't figure out if I missed something. I'm really late in getting part of the Shrek Forever After Collection, so I would expect that any confusion would have been worked out.  I don't know, maybe I'm the only one that noticed the difference? lol

Ever have one of those days where you're just crazy? That's me today. 
Gotta run to immunology!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Days

I've been able to organize my schedule better this semester, so I'll be posting every Wednesday at around 12:30pm MT.
Long post today, so bear with me:

We're on the third week of the semester. We have our first exam in Immunology this Friday, which is crazy early. But I feel great. It probably has something to do with the fact that I'm trying to keep myself busy, or that I'm eating 3 solid meals a day, or perhaps! it's because I've been doing an hour of pilates every day. I snagged a workout video from my mom last summer, and I've just gotten around to actually working out with it every day. I take a day or two for a break on the weekends, but it's a goal of mine to work out every school day.

But the cool thing is that even though I told myself it would make me feel better, I really wasn't expecting it to, but it does!! I feel great. I'm way less stressed now, and I'm having much milder mood-swings. I'm not snapping at the Boyfriend near as much, which is huge. And I feel happy. As sad as it is to say, I wasn't happy with anything last semester, I didn't smile as much and didn't laugh often. I try to advocate exercise to my friends and family all the time (I'm a Physiology major) but I'm super hypocritical and didn't really exercise myself. But now that I am, I really understand. So Exercise! It's a great anti-depressant :)

I'm also a big advocate of eating right. I love nutrition, and I wish my university offered a more extensive program on it. So I give you a little bit of food porn:

Pesto with Chicken and white wine

Homemade pasta and chicken, it was delicious! Sorry the presentation isn't great, I'm totally not a food photographer. I used pesto from King Soopers (yeah, not hand-making that. I tried making pesto once, and it was good, but not fab. The lack of a food processor really makes a difference). For the chicken I cooked it on the stovetop with olive oil, oregano, garlic, very little black pepper, salt, and a dash of white wine. It wasn't as great as I had imagined, but it wasn't bad at all. 

Now, with my views on eating, I'm a huge fan of cooking food yourself. I'm not big on making frozen dinners or buying fast food, and do so sparingly. There's just something wholesome about cooking something yourself, smelling the delicious aromas, and then getting to eat it!! But I'm terrible at refusing ice cream and butter and cream, so I'm definitely not the healthiest eater.

Lastly, allow me to introduce you to my betta fish Óðinn. 

Isn't he a handsome devil? He's a petite red betta splendens with a snarky personality, and loves to beg for food. The Boyfriend taught him to jump a week ago, so the fish proceeds to exercise his new found trick frequently, which freaks me out. I opened the tank the other day to feed him and he plopped himself right out of the bowl! I screamed (helpful) and the BF kept his head and put him back in the water. 

I've had him for about 6 months, and he's proved to have quite a large presence for how small he is. I had originally named him Thelonius, for a minor character in Shrek, and it just never stuck. I'm taking a Nordic Mythology course this semester, and the name Óðinn just seemed to fit him. (Pronounced Othinn, which is the Icelandic/Nordic prounonciation of Odin, the god associated with wisdom, war, and battle, but also writing, poetry, and inspiration)

Impertinent Fish Butt

 With that, I leave you for the evening!
What about you guys, do you have pets? If so, what type, how old, etc? Spill!