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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Oh hey there!

So good morning guys!! I had a minor relapse in the anxiety department, but thank goodness it didn't' last long, and I'm not even sure what happened. I swear I woke up one morning, and I couldn't even imagine opening my blog, it made my heart beat fast, and the panic sunk in, but it passed, whew. I have also been really busy. I even made an eye appointment, which I needed to do for months!!! Last weekend my neighbors had their Mardi Gras party, and it was a blast. Here are Jack and I, please ignore his out of place pink hair extensions, and glow necklaces, lol. I'm not sure what party he thought he was going to (sigh)
Here is a little FF, fun fact, the whole night of the festivities, I couldn't see a damn thing, lol. I was out of contacts and there was no way my mask was fitting on if I wore my glasses, and I have horrible vision!! So, it might have been a good thing jack had on his glow necklace, because I always knew where he was :)

and here are the kids. My daughter, Chloe, is the Peacock :)

Okay, well I'll show you my NOTD finally, lol.
I started with a base of Sinful Black on Black and then added a MUST have polish, IMO, Cover Girl Perplexed. Hope you guys like pictures, because well.....I took a ton.  I couldn't help it, there are so many sides to this polish! When I was reorganizing my stash, I discovered I have a couple of back ups of this one, lol. I never saw these in stores, and every time I ordered something off of Target.com, I would throw one in my cart just because it was so cheap and beautiful :) Oh, I just checked their site, and it is currently out of stock, hopefully they will get more in.











Okay, do you seriously see all those colors???? Well, I wore that all day yesterday, and then last night I did some stamping over it. I used my Bundle Monster plate BM-221 and Konad special polish in black :) 












See, I told you I took a lot of pictures :P

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  1. And they were worth the wait - tho the hubby and kids was cute too ;)

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  2. I love your mardi gras mask!!! I got the bundle monster plates the other day and am going to do a post about them at the weekend but I cant get the really detailed designs to come out. They have to be chunky for them to work. Have you got any tips on how best to use them?

    http://prettypolishednailart.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks. Are you using 100% acetone when you wipe the stamper, scraper and plate?

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    2. I wasnt but i gave that a go last night at it worked so much better!! Will have pictures going up on my blog soon now :D

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  3. So many colors in one nail polish: OMG! its rainbow in a bottle. Thanks for all this pics they all look awsome.

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  4. Great colors (well, one really can't say it's just one color lol) and I really like the photos. Looks like you had lot's a fun! :)

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  5. This came out fantastic! That CG is a cool ! I also wear contacts and if I ever had to go without them or my glasses (which, btw, I'm with you- I would *totally* go blind for the night to be able to wear my cute mask!)I'd be absolutely blind. I love how when I go to the eye doctor, they are always like, "your prescription is not that strong", and I'm like, "Huh!?". I would love to do Lasik eye surgery if I weren't such a chicken :/ Imagine being able to just wake up and SEE??

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    1. Seriously, haha, mine gets me ready for the eye chart, and when he ask what I can see, I simply say 'the door' lol. I would love to have the surgery done, but I do not have that kind of money right now. Maybe in 10 years, lol

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  6. First of all, your masks all look awesome! Great job on those :) Secondly, your nails look awesome, too! Such a perfect color for the animal print.

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  7. Perplexed is one of my faves! Love the stamp you chose to put over it-- goes great with all the colour shifts!

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  8. You have a full life so its ok if you don't blog every day! I understand about the anxiety and about glasses, I'm blind without mine. But I love your mask and all the pics show how amazing CG's Perplexed is!

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    1. Thanks :) It just amazes me how it can alter my entire though process so fast :(

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  9. All look greaaat !!


    i waiiit you ;)
    www.nzlsyn.blogspot.com

    i love your blog !!

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  10. You have a good husband and a beautiful daughter.
    Take care of yourself and post when you have time and mood.
    We love you and support you no matter what!

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  11. Your nails always look so awesome! Why don't I have this color ... I NEED it! Can't believe those pics are all the same polish with all those colors. Your daughter is adorable! Take care of yourself ... I suffer from anxiety too and know that's horrible at times. :(

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    1. Thanks, it is just so frustrating sometimes!

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  12. That is a great color! Glad you are feeling better!

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  13. ooh it has so many different shades! love it!

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  14. That bundle monster image was the perfect one to use over a polish that flashes as many colors as that Cover Girl one. Very very pretty!

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  15. Oooh I love this! I had no idea that polish even existed!

    I hear you on the anxiety relapse. Mine has been rearing it's ugly head lately as well. Maybe it's the leap year? I don't know. But leaving the house has been increasingly difficult, and I can't avoid it since my hubs is out of town and I have both kids. Once I'm out, I seem to be okay - it's making it out the door that take serious focus and effort. I can't even take a Xanax to help since I have to drive! Hopefully it stops soon, but as of now? I'm not convinced.

    I had a few days where blogging wasn't happening either. I had blogging anxiety because I broke a nail and had to take down my length. Once that happened, my anxiety kicked in and I couldn't bring myself to even start a mani, nonetheless post one. Funny how something as simple as having to go back to nubbins again threw me into an anxiety attack.

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    1. Thank you. It really is funny, how the smallest thing will trigger it. It's so hard for others to understand too.

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    2. That's always so hard for me - how others can't really understand it. My mother likes to say "Oh you're just being dramatic. It's all in your head.", then she rolls her eyes and acts like I'm insane. SUre, it's in my head - but it's a chemical imbalance. Not like I can just shut it off. Thankfully I'm still improving and have been able to get out and shop for polish and my depression has lifted considerably. Yay for meds!

      Glad to see you're still posting. You're such a huge inspiration to so many of us!

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  16. Love the stamp & color combo! I never would have thought of that. Your posts are always very inspiring. You really do have one of the best nail blogs if not THE BEST!

    www.paintedpinkies.blogspot.com

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    1. OMG thank you so much!! You are way too sweet :P

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  17. whoa! that's like 5 different polishes in one bottle! must have!

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  18. Man do I get the anxiety bit! Just so you know - those of us on the OTHER side of your blog get super anxious when you DON'T post! lol! I look forward to it every day. It's a "relief" to me when I see you have a new post for the day. One of these days, I'll understand why :). What an amazing color! I'll be on a search for it now! Just bought Essie "matte about you" and have been messing with matte and SV designs on top. Thank you so much for your posts!

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    1. Oh no :( I def never want to make you guys nervous. It really is hard to know if has such an effect on me, and what seems like immediately switch my mood.

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  19. Sweet heaven above! This is incredible! I love it. I suffer from anxiety as well, and it can pop up at random times. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better!

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    1. Thanks :) Isn't it just so frustrating some times???

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  20. Okay, I just died inside, I NEED that polish.

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  21. I'm so glad you're feeling better! When I feel a bout of depression coming on or anxiety taking root and I can nip it in the bud, it's rewarding because it's proof that coping strategies work and I'm capable of managing the symptoms. Every time, I gain more confidence that I know how to anticipate and navigate those emotions, and I'm learning to worry less and less about the next time it might happen. (Taking an extra 1/2 dose of my medication on bad days, which most of the doctors I've seen over the years—the good ones, anyway—approve of and even encourage, helps, too!)

    Anyway, this manicure is glorious! It sure doesn't look like a drugstore polish!

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    1. Thank you so much. I can usually tell when my mood is changing, but whoa, you should have seen my butt yesterday, lol. Jacks response was 'Lets go buy you something pretty', LOLOLOL

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  22. I have become SO inspired by your blog! I have a small collection of colors that I'm always meaning to do something with and never get around to doing anything. I found your site and was just so blown away by all the ideas! It inspired me to start doing my nails again and try to take better care of them. I love that you have very similar taste in colors. I am not all that interested in the stamping, but I like to see what you do with it. I also am SO SO SO grateful for you introducing me to Seche Vite! I had heard of it before but seeing how you used it and the raves you gave it, I had to get some. IT IS A MIRACLE! I love it so much! My mani's are much quicker and more protected. I love that!

    Thanks for everything you do!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much!! Isn't SV really a must for a mani? I'm not sure how I would handle it if they ever stop making it, lol.

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  23. Hi, I am curious what polish you wore to your Mardi Gras party?? We have chosen Mardi Gras for our theme for the Relay for Life Walkathon in May, and I am looking for some creative ideas for my nails, since I will be working the booth!!

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    1. Oh I actually wore China Glaze Marry a Millionaire. It went perfect for Mardi Gras since it's a mostly purple with green glitter, and soooo sparkly :)

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  24. I am so glad you have Jack to be your rock when you have relapses. you really are a special person and I look forward to your nails any time you post them! I love this mani! You really are an amazing inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much! You are so sweet. He does make me feel very lucky, like last night when I was not in such a great mood, his response was 'lets go buy you something pretty' lol. He does know me. Although I only wanted Pizza Hut wings, lol

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  25. Oh my gosh, that Covergirl polish is gorgeousness!!!

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    1. Isn't it!!! There needs to be more ike it out there!

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  26. You guys all look great Erika! Keep hanging in there!!!!

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    here's the link:
    http://ilovemakeup68.blogspot.com/2012/03/sneakpeeq-giveaway-win-20-gift-card.html

    hope you'll drop by and join! have a great day!

    x o x o
    jess

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  28. Very pretty, the combo with the stamping... ♥ this!

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  29. Gorgeous! This reminds me of Orly Space Cadet (which I have but never thought to stamp). Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. I love your blog, you have the best ideas! Post whenever you feel like it, because your real blog fans will wait as long as it takes without any judgement :)

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  31. I swear you had like 15 different polishes because it was so multi faceted!! :D I love you Erika!

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  32. Very cute mask! :)

    And I love love love that polish. I dislike shimmery stuff on my nails, but man, that is one awesome polish.

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  33. From now on you are not allowed to post things that I can not go online and immediately buy. :-) I LOVE these colors together.

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  34. Lovely as usual! Thanks for posting. :)

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  35. I... May be in love with this mani. Nope. I definitely am. lol The color alone is amazing, then adding cheetah print makes everything even better!

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  36. Awesome mani! I have this polish too, got it discounted to 50 cents!! haven't work it yet but such a great duochrome :)

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  37. dear cloe :

    i like what you doing >> i am from middle east but we dont have polish like that ,, please can tell me where is can i find polish as what you have ,, give me any address can i cantact with it or a website that can dilver these polish to our country >>

    i am thankful to ,, please help me i love this art

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  38. today my birthday please enter the happiness to my heart .. dont forget my favor

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  39. I love this color!!! I can't find it anywhere. The local Target doesn't carry any CG polish. :-(

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  40. this look AMAZING!!! i love it soooo much. :)

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  41. I love this! Kraftynails will have a leopard tutorial soon, check us out!

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  42. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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