Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 68

I would be remiss if I didn’t remind everyone that today is Earth Day which is really one of my favorite days…. here are some fun facts

  • The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. 11
  • Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990.
  • On Earth Day 2009, Disney released a documentary film called Earth that followed the migration paths of four animal families.
  • On the very first Earth Day, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result.
  • Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet.
  • Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day while he was working as a US senator.
  • Earth Day was renamed officially by the UN in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day.
  • Some schools and communities celebrate Earth Day for a whole week to expand the time frame that people focus on the earth and how they can preserve it.
  • On Earth Day 2012, more than 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce CO2 emissions and save fuel.
  • In an Earth Day celebration in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the Earth Day Network.
  • In Panama, 100 endangered species of orchids were planted and maintained to prevent their extinction in honor of Earth Day.

And of course on the nail polish front to remind you of Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange

 

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 7

Color Me Monthly’s Chiffon

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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 :https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Nail Polish Lottery Club Twitter hashtag: #nplclub

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I was looking to try something new, lately I have been really unhappy with the polishes that Julep has come out with, so on a whim I signed up for Color Me Monthly  Color Me Monthly is a monthly nail polish subscription that sends out an affordable bottle of non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free polish in earth-friendly packaging. The subscription costs $7.00/month. The very first polish that I got was a creamy lavender 20140415_183737named, Chiffon; which is perfect for Easter/Spring and it was rather fortuitous that his popped up in my mail about a week ago

Whenever I am given a new polish that I’m not familiar with, I find myself filled with anticipation and dread. I really, really want the polish to work out but at the same time I am always expecting major disappointment.

The plan was to spotlight my CMM polishes the month they were mailed as an additional spotlight with my NPLC posts, but it didn’t work out that way this week… I guess the universe knew how eager I was to try this polish.
When I first sat this polish I thought that the bottle looks a little bit like an Essie bottle, but after close inspection I realized that the handle is longer, which is great for me..I tend to have a better experience with the polish if the handle is a little bit longer, so I went in blind with this polish, a new company, a totally new color for me… HOLY  COW!
  I am a girl who takes her nail polish seriously, and I tend to be very fickle with my polish, and one small thing can set me off… so I was thinking maybe the brush would be wonky, the color would be thin… but nothing… there was NOTHING. I was instantly in love from the first coat; why because this polish is a true one coater….completely opaque once it hits the nail, you don’t come across many nail polishes that can do that.. and that alone gives this polish major points.

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So you know I had to check and see if maybe the color would change on the second coats, and as you can see from the photos above, it’s exactly the same; there isn’t any difference in the opacity of the color which tells me one thing, this polish is a great bargain because I’m not using as much on the nail…

When I went on instagram  to look at this month’s pick I only saw swatches of this polish on Caucasian women, I didn’t see any swatched of with any darker skin tones so I was concerned if the polish   darker skin tones; which you know is always20140415_183641 an issue with me, especially with lighter polishes.

I’m not sure if it’s the color or the fact that spring is (sometimes) here #BIPOLARWEATHER or simply the fact that Easter just passed but this color seriously takes me back when I wore white tights and pastel dresses with a serious petticoat. 30-year-old Tyra couldn’t get away with that look … but anyway back to the polish

The application of the polish was smooth and I had no issues at all with the brush. Overall I was really impressed with this weeks pick and look forward to future CCM mailings. I dont’ know that it is  but seriously it seems like third time is the charm, with the past two weeks scoring high this one breaks away and get’s a perfect score. This polish get’s a 10 out of 10! Ladies…run… run and go get this polish!

Until Next Time…
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Tsuki’s World : I Got Mail

 

 

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Humans, my name is Tsuki (the T is silent), sometimes my human calls me Tsuki Monster when I especially playful. Did you know that Tsuki is Japanese for Moon? Did you also know how incredibly fashionable and fabulous I am? Don’t believe me; my human has an instagram and I allow her to photograph me. I got tired of watching my human typing on her computer, seriously nothing is more important than me, so I have forced requested that she write a blog post for me… Humans are so trainable..

So let me tell you my story… I recently adopted my human… about three weeks ago Tyra came to visit me at my Fosterer Leslie’s house…she sat on the floor (as I require all human to do if they want to greet me properly) and because she was nervous I went over and greeted her, she smelled like yummies so I knew she might be a good match… then I sat on her and fell asleep while she, my foster human and an adoption agent talked about me and told me how pretty  and smart I was…Seriously what girl doesn’t like that. Tyra went to visit other cats, but it was too late MY scent was on her.. and they knew she was mine and knew to stay away.. a few days later she came and picked me up.

Anyway she brought me home, and I was very curious about everything; after a thorough inspection I deemed it worthy of my presence and claimed it as my domain… these humans are so easy… it took me less 20140421_210331than a day to bend them to my will. I have even commandeered the bed and have allowed my human to have a small portion of the bed… after all I need a lot of space to spread out.. I’m a lucky girl; but some of my friends aren’t as lucky a lot of them are still waiting for a human to adopt and to find their forever home so if you live in the Chicago area and looking for a feline master I would suggest this wonderful organization called Hyde Park Cats  (that’s where my human found me!!!) or your local no-kill shelter.

Things seem to be going along smoothly I have yet to train my human to give me her food… I stare and give her sad eyes an that doesn’t work, I’m sure if I start “talking” she’ll eventually give in…this might be a challenge, but I’m up to it! Last Friday she took me to the veterinarian for what my human called a “wellness check” I called it a “exercise of my patience” after the whole thermometer fiasco I vocalized my displeasure  and demanded to go home! I came home and went to a private room to sulk; I’m sure my human has learned her language an won’t make that mistake again. But I’m good now…

My human has just reminded me that this blog isn’t about me … but about what I got in the mail today…how rude!! EVERYTHING IS ABOUT ME!!

Anyway …. I’ve been here for a little over two weeks and my human is always getting things in the mail.. snacks, nail polish, craft stuff, clothes, make-up…she calls them subscription boxes; and to my surprise she order MY box before I even came home… such a good human….anyway it came today and I was so excited!! I got my very first MeowBox!

My human presented by with my mail an grabbed her camera (she’s always got the camera)…..

 

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Ooh it’s my box… I’m confused if it’s my box how come the cat doesn’t look like me?  Maybe they didn’t get the picture in time…hopefully next month they will correct their error…..
My human thought that I was going to be able to open the box myself… who does she think I am? Some uncultured dog? Pu-leeese, that’s what slaves humans are for.

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What should I inspect first? Wait……

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The human wanted to “stage” the box .. something about a a pretty picture, but I had to promptly remind her that it was my box and the only paws that should be staging are mine!

I will admit that she might have done a better job than I could have… I guess thumbs are good for something.

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I decided to take everything out of the box fist them look at my booty.

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Almost there….

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FINALLY I was able to get everything out of the box… well almost everything.

If I fits, I sits…

Here’s a video the human took…

So I should probably tell you exactly what was in my box: I have allowed my human to speak, her thoughts will be in red

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Cat Dancer Cat Toy

retails for $3.50

I love these… and this came right one time I have one with a purple feather that mom says is getting a bit worn out.

These type of toys have always been popular with my cats and Tsuki in particular loves them… this will defiantly get a lot of use.

Red Barn Grain-Free Salmon Treats

retails for $3.15

I love Salmon, but the cat looks scary… my human said I had already had my treat for the day and I couldn’t have anymore, but she did promise me that I could have these tomorrow.

I’m really impressed with this company.. they have the cutest names for their food.

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Purrfectly Natural Chicken Treats

retails for $3.99

Couldn’t try these either… something about the vet saying I’m a little over weight… since when is being a tad over 11 pound overweight… my human weighs more than and she’s always stuffing things in her mouth…

Ignore her…she just mad that she’s on a ”diet”…and for the record I am not always stuff things in my mouth

Fresh’n Purr Cat Litter Deodorizer

retails for $5.99

My litter doesn’t smell I don’t require this product

Liar! This will defiantly be used

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Shrimp Sushi Catnip Toy
retails for $5.99

My human kept saying that the shrimp was freaking her out… apparently she’s not a fan of seafood…Blasphemy!!! I love it…

I’m sorry those big eyes creep my out a bit and I will be one of those toys that I’m sure I will find in some odd location in the house a week from now

 

Crawly Critter Catnip Toy

retails for $5.50

I’m not sure what this is but I was torn between fighting it and licking it to death….this is my favorite!

I had to actually put this away, she was getting way over stimulated…it was the first thing she gravitated to in the box, and hasn’t let go since

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This is the look a very happy kitty!
Being me is a lot a work after all the fun and games I decided to relax and take a bath.

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So much excitement really drains a girl, I had to take a nap, you can clearly see I was done being photographed so I turned by back on my human hoping she would get the message

When I wake up for my nap I will thank my human by allowing her to pet me…

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So this box get’s 4 Tsuki paws…. it would get more but I only have 4. If you’re human spoils you like Tyra spoils me… ask them to get you one…happy cat always equals a happy home. Since I’m on a quest for world

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Over all I thought that the Meow Box was an good bargain, these are things that I normally would have purchased and I came out cheaper. her reaction to the box and especially to Crawly Critter was enough to prove that this is a winner, I’m gonna agree with Tsuki and give this a rating of 4 paws… I can’t wait to see what she get’s next month!

Clearly Tuski is out to prove that this is HER world, and I simply allowed to live in it

Until Next Time…..

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