Archive for the ‘Nails’ Category

Here are a few more fun sites with great tips and tricks for the makeup and nail fanatic. Check them out and enjoy:

Zoffee – A gal from Denmark whose great at doing daring color looks. I think her day job is as  MAC makeup counter sales person.

Queen of Blending MUA – More striking colors and outrageous makeup looks. Her tutorial videos are fun to watch.

Nails Magazine – They have a specific section just  about nail art. Tips and tricks. Wild stuff for people who love to do extreme nail designs.

Makeup4All Great site about all the lastest news in cosmetics. Marina is the gal behind the blog.  Be sure to download her beauty magazine too!


I hit a makeup jackpot at the Dollar Tree recently. I went to two different stores in different nearby towns as I was driving home from a visit with my Mom. I usually check in just to see what makeup is available on my 40 minute drive home.

Not sure why but the Dollar Tree in my town has a poor selection of makeup. They don’t seem to get all the good brands like the other stores in my county. Seems to me they get all they yucky cheap stuff while the other stores get good brands.


Ten Lipsticks. Yes 10 and only a dollar each. Woo hoo! Too many colors names to type, but from several color families: red, wine, pink, neutral, soft brown.

I also got one Maybelline lipstick in Cranberry Crush. It worked great for mixing my own personal makeuptini lipsticks so I plan on using this one for my next melt down mix up session.

Lip Lacquers and 18 Hr Lip Treatment

Lacquer Shines and 18hr Lip Treatment

Sally Hansen

One 18 Hour Lip Treatment – (According to Sally Hansen) “Time-Release Moisturizing Formula Lasts up to 18 Hours! Time-release formula delivers superior moisturization hour after hour. Lips look and feel revitalized, smooth and healthy for up to 18 hours!”

Three Lacquer Shines – Two in Poppy and one in Jasmine. Same yummy scent as the Orchid I mentioned in a previous post read about it here Beauty Treasure

Two Collagen Lip Lifts – Sheer Peaceful Plum and Sheer Soothing Spice – Too sheer for me I like full creamy coverage. They’ll work great for melting lip mixtinis.

LA Colors Nail Polish

LA Colors Nail Polish

Five colors: Nuclear Energy – Bright Purple, Electrified – Glitter Pink, Phenomena – Bright Fuschia, Atomic – Teal green, Live – Silver glitter.

I’ve tried Nuclear Energy and Atomic. Both need 3 coats to be opaque. Unfortunately Atom stained my hands blue green so I had to rub really hard with polish remover to clean the color off my fingers.

Sally Hansen Lip Sheers and Cover Girl Gel Liners

Cover Girl Eyeslicks duo gel liners in neon pink and lilac. Hard to apply. I feel like I’m rubbing a crayon on my eyelids. Worry about tugging on my skin. It did work well as a base for my shadows. Helped my eye shadow stay on for hours.

I got over $100.00 worth of makeup for about $26! Awesome!  My best haul ever!

A lot of the lipstick will probably end up melted into my personal makeuptinis. I’m excited to see what I can mix up. I’ll let you know what mixtinis I create in future posts.

Post your best makeup bargains in the comments section.

Sad news today for nail lovers. I broke the nail off my right middle finger.  I hit the car door wrong when I was closing it and it whacked my finger. The nail felt weird and when I looked at it I saw it had cracked. The kind of crack where the nail almost peeled off the finger but its hanging by a corner. Ouch! I decided to peel it all the way off so it wouldn’t snag on something and rip off.

The break happened all the way to the edge of my nail bed. I have a tiny portion of skin showing so it’s all sensitive. My finger even hurts a tiny bit as I type. It feels exposed.  WAAA!!!

Now I have one too short nail in the middle of all my other nails. Not that they look that great since lately I’ve been getting wretched cracks in my nails. And I’ve been trying to glue them until the cracked part grows out enough so I can clip it and file it out so I nails can grow out evenly.

It’s just so sad seeing my nubby looking middle finger among the fingers with nail growth. I was staring miserably down at it while waiting for the GOOGLE Make SLO Fast application to be submitted at City Hall.

Our city is trying to lure Google Fiber into our area for their high speed broadband internet testing.  The event went well and I even ended up in a distant shot on the TV news clip.

Viewing the damage after removing my electric blue nail polish made my finger throb all over again with remembered pain.  Filing my broken nail smooth was just sad.  I know the nail will eventually grow out but it will be an eye sore until it grows out.

What are your broken nail sob stories? Share them so we can feel blue together.


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