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.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pink! How I have missed thee!

The good, and the bad:

Good: I have pink polish on, for Pink Wednesday!

Bad: It's only Wednesday.

Good: I have very, very cool new polish!

Bad: I have very, very cool new polish that sucked canal water to apply.

Good: It's Wednesday! Two more days to vacay!

Bad: It's Wednesday. Two more damn days to vacay.

Nfu Oh #61 is simultaneously the most amazing and most aggravating polish currently available on the planet. I feel confident in that assessment. Prove me wrong. I dare you.

Shit is NASTY to apply. I just barely kept myself from heaving the damn bottle against the wall -- mostly b/c of the high price tag -- and did finally get it ON there, although my neatest job, she is not. I wound up with two coats, then top coat, then a third coat. Smooth enough, I guess. And honestly, looking at it, I initially thought, Meh. It's... harmless.

Then I saw it in the sun this morning, and my brain melted.

Oh, wait, that's every day in this heat. But no really. I need a gif of a Warner Bros character doing the CLANG/jaw drop thing. It's sensational in sunlight. Dayum.

I have only crappy iPhone photos, but they'll suffice.

It looks incredible in sunlight, and under some incandescent bulbs, but looked very meh under fluorescents at work. Still -- my first holo, and I really am impressed.

And to be honest, my nails have grown enough to satisfy me a bit better. Can't type worth a damn, but that's why I'm a supervisor now: Don't have to type for a living. HAH.

I also have the 52 and 56 coming up, so stay tuned. Major Nfu Oh-gasm coming this weekend.

::rim shot::

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Okay, you know how you feel when you're at work/home/someplace not the post office, and you're waiting to go pick up a package? And that package has SUCH UNIMAGINABLE PRETTY IN IT that waiting is somewhat akin to hanging by one's thumbnails from the ceiling? Or, at the very least, the worst clock-watching afternoon ever?

That was my day. Compounded by Week-Before-Vacation Fever. It's not that I'm GOING anywhere, or doing anything in particular. It's just that I won't be at WORK, right?

Staring. At. The clock. All. Day.


I was getting this:

OK OK, crappy iPhone photo, but -- more Nfu Ohs. ::shrieks some more:: I got 52, 56 and 63. Oh, I am so out of control, and it's GREAT.

So I shall have a PINK for tomorrow, finally (erm, I never did change out of the 51 -- I'm still wearing it, plus a third coat and another top coat, and it hasn't even chipped. Tiny bit of tip wear, that's all).

But not until tomorrow. Until then, here is a photo of Bei Bei the Wonder Kitten, at ease in his recliner. I think he needs a martini and a smoking jacket, myself.

Now to see if I can chip these five pounds of purple polish off my nails. MAN, I love these polishes.

ETA: I have been horribly remiss. Bei Bei is not my only cat. In fact he is my more recent cat. This is Mei "There Can Be Only One" Mei, who did come first. Tucked under her feather blanket, as befits a princess. Or an Immortal.