Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 67

So all last week several women posted on Polish-aholics Anonymous how nail polishes were on sale at Kmart. Now I haven’t been to Kmart in years honey…. YEARS… but when more than one person is telling me to hop, skip and jump to get on these sales…. you know I’m on my way, especially considering that it was one of the days that I was on medically ordered bed-rest. I went anyway. And of course is the luck of Tyra … the pickin’s were slim… SLIM! So I went home with 2 bottles of Sinful Colors, which were on a Buy 2 get 1 free….. I was able to get some other stuff that was majorly marked down as well… I traveled all that way for nothing…. see ladies this is why you should always listen to you doctor.. stay in bed and order your polish online!

I won some nail polish from Nicole by OPI and Dove Chocolate and The Nail Polish Lottery Club is having a contest as well… so if you’re interested in joining a great group and possibly winning some great products… so check it out here

Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link :
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Nail Polish Lottery Club Twitter hashtag: #nplclub


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Alternate Number 20+2 =22

Essie’s Lady Like


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This week’s pic is a little different for me  as noted on previous posts I tend to have an aversion to nudes/neutral/light pink nails polish. so imagine my surprise when this weeks pick lead to Essie’s Lady Like . I got a double triple whammy on this one.  Lady like is a pink/plum tone mauve polish that is part of the  “Brand New Bag” (2011) Collection. As with any neutral it can go with anything and pretty much looks good with everything that you wear. I should probably say that this polish was gifted to me, and that’s the only reason that I won it; this would never be a polish that I would purchase for myself.

This particular polish has several dupes…which is good since this one might be in rotation anymore, China Glaze’s Dress Me Up and OPI’s Tickly my France-y … are just two


DSC02578This polish only requires two coats and it’s opaque and something that seriously surprised be about this polish was it was so smooth to apply… seriously it was like butter…nice even strokes… I was pleasantly surprised by home much I like this polish. One of the things that I’ve noticed the past couple of weeks is that polish tends to look so different with shorter nails than it does, the last time I wore a nude shade I distinctly remember saying that my nails looked corpse like and it did nothing for my skin…. but I really, really like this; goes to show you that sometimes length of the nail does make a difference.



I wanted to add two pictures one with flash and one without flash so that you see the subtle difference that the light makes with this polish. So one of my tells when I am really into a nail polish is me constantly looking at my nails… I love the idea of wearing this polish but looking like I’m not wearing polish.. this is defiantly the nail version of the “no make-up” make-up. My mom and I went out so I asked her what she thought about this polish (I know bad or good she’s gonna tell me like it is” She didn’t really care for the polish, but without me saying the name of the polish she said “it looks really lady like and demure, it looks like something a grandmother would wear”…. well she’s says I act like an old person so there.. I consider that a complement… but she did add, “I like it better when you wear bright colors” Well that’s the beauty of NPLC you use what

the pick is … you have no say. I have to say I’m grateful because I’ve discovered polish that I would have never touched otherwise.

This polish is defiantly makes me want to revisit the other nude that I blogged about in Week 14 Essie’s Sand Tropez. I wonder if I will feel differently about it with shorter nails, I maybe have to do another NPLClub rewind and see if I feel differently DSC02581. But since we are still talking about this polish we might as well get to rating it… I think it’s been a long time since I’ve been so generous with my ratings, but here we go Essie’s Lady Like get’s a nice big 9 out of 10 ! So there you go. Lessons learned this week…. Listen to your doctor, stay in bed and purchase you nail polish online AND don’t discount the nudes.

What’s your favorite nude/neutral polish? I might want to extend my collection.

Until Next Time…

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Friend Makin Monday: Favorite Things

tumblr_muqt2pDTxi1rnmtj4o1_500Happy Monday everyone! After spending a glorious weekend enjoying the weather, reality came down and smacked up across the back of our heads with rain and temperature’s in the 40’s Sunday evening… where it stayed/ and continue to stay for the next couple of say… let me just tell you how is it possible in a matter of days that the temperate drops 40 degrees  …. you know someone had the nerve to say something about snow? I mean seriously . This past weekend I took out all the storm windows,  open the doors and the windows and allowed the spring air to flow through the house, and someone had the nerve to say, “we might get some snow on Monday” That is information that they could have kept to themselves. I don’t plan to see anymore snow until the end of November …. at least! Now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest…. let’s get to the questions


If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments here as well as over at  Losing Weight and Having Fun so we can all see your FMM questions and answers.  The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic! his week the questions come to you from Stephanie who blogs over at Athlete at Heart




Favorite Things

1. Favorite color? (be specific… what shade of blue/green/red etc)43127706fd16cf366639a07e7d1e6ca1

My favorite color is pink…. love pink, but I’m also partial to the color blue, it reminds me of my mother, but to be more specific I love Tiffany Blue, I think it’s the perfect blue… it reminds me of warmer summers, the Caribbean and iced drinks…I love this color so much, I have several bottles of this shade in nail polishes, my personal favorite is China Glaze’s “For Audrey”

2. Favorite piece of clothing you own?

Right now I don’t have a favorite item of clothing, it’s rough because I sort of afraid to buy clothing because I want to lose more weight, and my old clothes are sort of frumpy… but one thing that I do buy and enjoy… shoes! I just recently purchased a pair of leopard print sneakers….. YES!

3. Favorite smartphone app?

It really changes depending on my mood, but I was at the cancer center the other day and I was looking for something to do. And I found this Canasta app, I’m playing Canasta all day long.. I have it on my phone AND it I have it on the Kindle, I’m addicted.

4. Favorite city?

I love my city Chicago, it’s not a perfect city by any means, but for me right now it’s exactly what I need it’s really is a big city with a ton of little neighborhood… so you kind of get the small town sensibility. I’ve said it many times, but this is a city that really shines in the summer… so many things to do …so many festivals to go to.


5. Favorite strength training exercise?

One the days that I don’t go to the gym I get on the elliptical machine at home and I use my Sworkit app. And do a lot of the stretching/strength/yoga exercises… I love it and it’s great when you are traveling and don’t have access to a gym… and it’s FREE…you know I love free!

6. Favorite vegetable?

My favorite vegetable’s are broccoli and spinach. I have been known to sit and eat an entire head of raw broccoli…. it’s great… although I wouldn’t say the after effects are all that spectacular.

7. Favorite hair product? (shampoo, styling, conditioner etc)

CaptureI really like Wen hair products, they are a bit expensive but from my perspective it’s worth it. Due to my various medical issues I try to very gentle on my hair and I love Sulfate –Free hair products, but with the massive hair loss that occurred a few weeks ago (yep… you can thank the Multiple Myeloma for that one) I won’t have much hair for a while…which is why I’m emotionally preparing myself to get it all shaved off …. so then I would say my new favorite is gonna be the various (fabulous ) head scarfs I’m gonna be rocking until I am able to grown it back.








8. Favorite animal?

Seriously? My baby girl Tsuki! I think this is the 3rd week that I’ve posted pictures of FMM…I love my Tsuki Monster Smile

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9. Favorite superhero?

I have always bee a fan of Wonder Woman! I mean come on people….Princess Diana of Themyscira. When outside her homeland goes incognito, with her secret identity Diana Prince. She is gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers and superior combat and battle skills. She possesses an arsenal of weapons, including the Lasso of Truth. She’s fabulous..

10. Favorite recipe? (share the details with us)

I have lots of favorite recipes, but I am really partial to recipes that are quick and easy; and with the warmer weather coming, turning on the oven is not (and it’s not diet friendly)

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert


I’m really excited about reading everyone’s responses this week, I always love swapping recipes with people.

Until Next Time!

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