Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Helloooo sixties!

::pant:: Just making it under the wire for Pink Wednesday. Whew!

Although I'm back to Stubsville. ::sulk:: I know this polish looks really white, but it's a MEGA FROSTY pale pink. Did I mention frosty? If this were the temperature in here my fingers would be snapping off. Like liquid nitrogen frosty.

Nina Ultra Pro in Powder Puff. I shall hide behind a poor iPhone photo. The frosty, frosty nubbins:

Did I mention frosty? Brrrr. Absolute zero Kelvin. -273 Celsius. -459 Fahrenheit.

Applies well, though. Now I am off to bed. Today sucked. Tomorrow is not shaping up to improve. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ah, tragedy!

I was about ready to leap into the shower this morning -- okay, trudge into the shower, not much leaping happening this morning -- and thought, Huh, my nail feels funny.

*Robin Williams/Genie voice* "Eet BROKE."

::sigh:: An hour later, I put on my most ruthless panties and did this:

I'd apologize for the horrific iPhone photo, except -- who WANTS a good photo of this? You can sorta see where it broke; not a good angle, so I figure in a week or two I can even them out a bit. But rather than try to nurse it along and wind up yanking it off, I decided to just start fresh.

Well, at least I'm typing faster again. ::slump::

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Question: Tunneling?

Way back in the day, I used to get acrylic overlays on my nails. I stopped after a short time because I hated the damage to my natural nails, but during this time frame I noticed that as my nails grew longer, they curled at the edges of the tips, eventually pulling away from the acrylic. My tech called it "tunneling."

Thing is, my nails still do it, and I'm wondering why. I attempted to get a photo of it tonight, although I'm not sure if it is adequate. Left thumb:

The nail itself is this length:

I wonder if there's something I can do to prevent this. It isn't unsightly, not yet, but if I don't trim soon I'm really going to notice it, and not just on the thumb. I'm not sure if you can see it starting on the rest of my nails:

Maybe there's a sort of event horizon with nails. A maximum attractive length, something. I know my nails will grow longer than this, but I'm at my PERSONAL max in terms of usability -- I'm constantly having to be careful with things, because about now is when they get a lot more fragile. (Mad-Eye Moody Moment(tm): Constant vigilance!) But it isn't only the fragility issue here -- it's also this curling thing I got going. I esp. notice it on thumbs, of course, and on both middle fingers. But it's starting on all of them, just not as noticeable yet.

Any thoughts?

(Polish is 2 coats of Nfu Oh 52 over a coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Black Heart. Poshe on top. Sorry the photos are crap. But oh wow, is this polish purty.)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Still not dead!

Hello, you. Still grinnin' here in nasty dry West Texas. How are you?

I took a short vacay from blogging and Cityville, but I have returned here before Cityville, I'll have you know, so there. I'm fresh off an entire WEEK with the same mani. ::dizzy spell:: Yes! But it was a week with my BFF I'm Not Really a Waitress, which makes it all right. Best Red on the Planet.

Tonight I'm wearing a new color for me -- OPI Brisbane Bronze, another from my gift pack from a few weeks ago -- no pics yet, but my my, she is comely indeed. I'll show you soon as the sun comes back up.

Also am edging back into Dragon Lady territory, and I likes it, precious, I does. The longer nails get the more I love dark, Mata Hari-ish colors. Sup with that? I dunno, but I do.

Then I went and dinged up my middle right finger. Sorry, Brisbane! I might visit you next year and I'll make it up to you then, I promise, 'kay? 'Kay.

Meanwhile, Texas is still the Inner Pit of Hell, work is still cooking AND eating my lunch, and in other breaking news: Sun rises in the east.

I hope to return soon with photos and a resumption of my interrupted blogging schedule. Until then, be shiny.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Am not dead.

On the contrary, I am a year older. However, I sort of...lost momentum there for a bit, and as today was my first day back in Hell -- well, you know, work -- I'm feeling rather as if I aged several decades instead of a measly year.

To briefly sideline to yet more personal and less humorous subjects, I have a couple of health-related issues going on, which are causing a bit of worry. Nothing too serious, I hope, but I am a melanoma survivor, and any tiny whiff of scary shit really, truly ruins my day. With work becoming a kind of daily crapshoot as to who will even be there (my quite beloved managers have all left, with the last one only official for me today, thanks to my vacay), and hoping my dad's cancers/plural stay the hell away, and that I don't grow any gorram NEW ones -- etc., etc., I'm only halfway here at the mo. If you are on Livejournal I post regularly there; it's really my main squeeze. janissa11 is my username. But that's the non-nail/sometimes-fannish content. I shall entirely understand should you choose to eschew it.

Y'all take care of yourselves.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hello again, Mr. Pink!

Huh. That header's giving me Reservoir Dogs flashbacks. Eeek.

If you're going to wear pink, wear PINK, man. This OPI Flashbulb Fuchsia is PINK ALL OVER. Heee. Bits of glimmer inside, but just as fuchsia as they come. (Adult language alert: You just KNOW someone involved in naming these things REALLY wanted to call it Fuck-You Fuchsia.)

(Or maybe it's just me. Tra la.)

I'm in a bit of a hurry, no regular camera, so resorting to iPhone again. Blurry, I'm afraid, but it's the gist.

This is yet another in the gift set from my friend L.

My mom's birthday tonight, so off to get various food items prepared. Hope this top coat's dry enough. Y'all have a good day and stay cool! (Or warm, as the climate dictates.)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Piggy piggy piggy

I may have pics from yesterday's incredibly brief mani sometime, but since it was really INCREDIBLY brief, right now I won't bother. (Nfu Oh, and the stink was so bad I nearly yarked, SO. Bye-bye. To be fair, I was already feeling fairly ill when I applied it, sort of exacerbated the problem, but I think I'll take an Nfu Oh break for a few days nevertheless.)

Today, however, is the first official day off of my vacation, and I have a slightly less stinky OPI for y'all. Part of my gift set: And This Little Piggy.... Which is sparkly and girly and very much fun!

Substandard iPhone photos, due to my laziness, sorry.

This seems like a very good everyday polish to me -- nothing outrageous, but still sparkly and pretty. Then again, I'm on vacay, so I can wear whatever the hell I want this week, so there.

Full sun pics are a bit blurry, but that shows the sparkly well, I think.

I have a special pink I've been saving for Wednesday, so not quite yet. Have another non-pink (!!) for tomorrow.