Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nicole by OPI Roughles - On What Grounds Swatches + Review

Hi everyone!

Today on the blog I have another textured polish.  This one I got in my March Glam Bag from Ipsy.  As you may know if you've read my blog before, I really dislike the textured thing.  I have to have glassy smooth nails at all times, so this whole textured trend is driving me nuts!! I did a post of a bunch of different kinds and different brands here figuring I would give a bunch a shot to try, still didn't like any of them.  But anywho, here is today's post (which is also my first Nicole by OPI polish *gasp*)

The name, "On What Grounds" actually perfect because it has some brown spots that remind me of coffee grounds.  The color of this is beautiful, as you can see it is a baby blue with dark blue and brown grit.  I love the base color and if it was dark blue and brown glitter instead of the textured thing I would probably wear it often.  This was 2 coats of the polish, I could have gotten away with one I think, but I missed a few spots and thought it would be good to even it out a little. Overall the formula isn't a problem, the color isn't a problem and it looks kinda cool, I really just can't handle my nails being rough!

If you like the textured trend, you might want to check these out.  I know there are a whole host of pastel colors of these out there, I just haven't sought them out and wouldn't have this if it wasn't for my Ipsy bag.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I'm Back + Hair Bows, Archery and Wedding Planning... Oh My!

Whew! Well, its been a while.

Long story short, I decided to take a couple of full time legal assistant jobs and they didn't work out for me.  They were sucking up too much of my time and making me miserable - I'm not meant for a desk job. I'm meant for freedom and creativity.  A few of you might think its foolish giving up a really good paying job for uncertainty, but I'm so happy now.  Especially because my bosses were a little not all there.

So what am I doing now? I started my own shop where I currently sell hair bows, I will in the future have jewelry, nail polish jewelry and maybe my own nail polish line.  Its something I've wanted to do for a very long time now.  Even though I haven't been blogging or doing videos as much, makeup and nail polish have still remained a passion of mine.  Below are some of the bows available at my shop, Enchanted Wares Boutique.

I'll be having more designs soon, as well as jewelry! I'm really excited about this venture!

So just in case starting a business and looking for a part time job wasn't enough, I'm starting to plan my wedding!! I'm getting married on July 9, 2015 at a small ceremony and then honeymooning at Walt Disney World!  I'll be doing updates and wedding blogs and vlogs as I plan.  Its going to be a big DIY kind of a wedding since we are on a limited budget and we really want most of the money to go to our Honeymoon.  The "us" time is more important than the party we throw for everyone else.

My wedding will be Tangled "I See the Light" Themed.  That song is pretty much perfect to describe our relationship and how we both kind of came alive when we met.  My fiance is amazing and totally okay with this whole thing :) I am giving him some concessions like letting him have half of the wedding cake to make it batman :D It is his wedding too, afterall.

Other than that, I took up Archery and I'm LOVING it.  Its very fun shooting pointy objects.  I'll also be doing some videos about that I think on my vlog channel.

So I think that's about it.  Would you guys be interested in wedding planning and wedding DIY posts here?

Thanks for reading!