Cult Nails: All Access Collection- Fall 2013

I won my very first nail polish giveaway a few weeks ago! I won the Cult Nails Fall 2013 collection from Imperfectly Painted blog. I've been reading Imperfectly Painted since 2011. I started to really get into nail polish back in December 2010, after a back injury that left me on bed rest for a full week. I had nothing better to do but look at nail polish blogs and paint my own nails, and search for pretty polish on eBay, lol. These are my very first Cult Nails polishes.

Wack Slacks, Disillusion, Feedback, Grunge, Lamestain.

Wack Slacks is a really gorgeous blue. I don't own any other blue that looks like it. It's a true one coater! I only did 1 coat, plus 1 coat of Seche Vite topcoat. My accent nail has Feedback which is a gold shredded glitter.

I really love Disillusion. It's a black jelly with pink magenta shredded glitter. It's really unique. I did 3 coats of Disillusion and 2 coats of Seche Vite. 

Grunge is a sage green. Perfect fall or winter color. It reminds me a little bit of Zoya Neely, but Grunge is much much darker. I think they have the same color tones. I used 2 coats and 1 coat of Seche Vite, Feedback on my ring finger.

Lamestain is a deep ox blood red. I don't own any color like this. It's definitely a great fall or even Halloween color. My camera wants to pick the color up as brown though. :-p

P.S. I am selling my ILNP My Little Glacier on eBay if anyone is interested. The color is just not my cup of tea. It was used once and only swatched on 4 nails.

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Cherry Culture Sale Haul!

A few weeks ago Cherry Culture had a sale. 20% off your order and free shipping over $40. This was the first time I ordered from Cherry Culture. I picked up an extra birthday gift for my mom and ordered myself 4 of the L.A. Girl Ombre Kits for $5.99 each. You get 5 mini polishes in each kit.

I'll have swatches of these soon. I have a bad slice on my thumb right now. I'm waiting for it to heal, so I can show all 5 colors on my nails when I take photos.

 Girl's Night Out

 Love Affair

 Spring Fling


I was also able to get 3 China Glazes colors I've been wanting forever. They were $3.99 each. Strawberry Fields, I'm not Lion, Riveting.

And last but not least, I ordered 2 Jordana Sweet N' Smooth lip balms. I've seen these reviewed on Confessions of  Sarcastic Mom and I've always wanted to try them. I got Watermelon & Cherry. I've tried them both and they taste really good and make your lips super smooth.

This last one wasn't from Cherry Culture. My husband & I went to Wegman's Grocery last night for a splurge shopping trip and I got these two Badger Balm products down the organic aisle. I got Lime Rocket lip balm & I also decided to get the cuticle care to carry in my purse. It smells like oranges & rosemary. (Mandarin oil is one of the ingredients).

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Violet "Baby Rat": 7/11-10/13

This morning we had to take Violet, "Baby Rat" to the vet to be put to sleep. She had a tumor growing near her bladder/rectum area for quite a few months already. It was an inoperable tumor. It was getting larger and ended up getting a scab on it last week- which got infected and turned into an abscess that ruptured this weekend. I feel so bad for waiting, I should have had it done last week... Baby Rat went peacefully at the vet, she was a fighter and her heart kept beating for awhile... I pet her until she passed away.

When we brought her home at the beginning of August 2011 she was just a tiny thing. She was so small she still had an umbilical scab... which ended up getting infected but healed eventually. We named her Violet, but we always called her Baby Rat. She was very spunky and adventurous. And even up to her last days never acted like she was in any pain, though she was slowing down. She would have been 3 years old this coming July. ♥


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I Love Nail Polish: My Little Glacier

My Mom's birthday is today and this year I got her I Love Nail Polish Birefringence. She tested mine out last week to see if she would like it. I also picked her up another gift which is a surprise from that I got in their 20% off store sale. So... since I was ordering from I Love Nail Polish... of course I had to get myself My Little Glacier Ultra Chrome. :-p

It's a really pretty greenish blue, silver duo chrome. It really does remind me of ice like a glacier. It's not nearly in your face as Birefringence or even Cygnus Loop. In regular light you only pick up on green, blue, silver colors. It does have other colors, which you can see in my underwater photo, but if you're trying to decide between any of the I Love Nail Polish ultra chromes, I would say go with Birefringence. That shows just about every color in every light, regardless if you have your hands in a bowl of water. Hehe. ;-)

One of my favorite bloggers is having her 1st first giveaway which ends October 28th. The Mercurial Magpie is giving away your choice of 2 Indigo Banana polishes from the Halloween/Fall collection & the Fiery The Angels Fell collection!

The Mercurial Magpie did gorgeous glitter gradient peacock nails last week and I tried to re-create them today with Butter London HRH & Zoya Charla. I still like hers way better than mine. I need to get Zoya Mimi.

I've got a full week of work coming up, so it's back to just painting my nails once a week again. I'm just too tired during the week to do my nails more than once. My manicure usually has to last until Friday when I'm working. Thankfully Seche Vite topcoat does a good job at making my polish last!

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Jack Skellington Nails & Pumpkin Everything!

I did some Halloween Jack Skellington nails, after looking at this Pinterest pin.

I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Whirlwind White & Night Flight. I used Messy Mansion stamp plate MM06 for the stripes. I drew the face with a nail art brush and topped everything with one coat of Seche Vite.

Ever since September I have been partaking of Pumpkin everything! (My husband on the other hand, does not like pumpkin!) Here's some Pumpkin photos from my Instagram. Fall is one of my favorite seasons! I love pumpkin anything!

 I baked Pumpkin Bread the other night too! Recipe Here!

The furkids also got in on Halloween pictures!
Starting at the top, left to right: 
(T.J., Jasper, Emile, Remy, Buttercup, Pumpkin, Violet, Toffee, Molly, Willow.)

I liked Emile's picture best, he was the only one that didn't look scared or annoyed! 

P.S. I went back to work on Thursday after the Government Shutdown ended.

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