Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 74

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 120

Alternate number is 12

Sinful Color’s Sugar and Spice

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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 here . Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page Remember to use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram and most importantly paint your nails and have fun!!

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Sugar and  Spice is from the Sugar Rush collection that debuted last Spring, you know the collection that Robin had to send me all the way from Las Vegas (plus some other glitters that I didn’t know existed because my rinky ass Walgreens didn’t have them…. and a year later they still don’t get them, … how much do you wanna bet that they probably rank as the lowest Walgreens in ALL of the Chicagoland area….yes I’m still very angry about it)

20140525_211807Sugar and Spice is a creamy bright pink with an extremely subtle shimmer.  The shimmer is barely apparent in the bottle as well as on the nail, but it adds a soft touch to the bright shade of pink.  I own a lot of pink polishes, have been unsure about what they would look like, but I liked this from the beginning. It’s the perfect pink for this time of the year… it’s bright, but not bright enough to be neon. The shade is exactly as it is in the bottle.

The application was perfect.  Pictured is two coats to achieve opacity. But to be honest I would have been perfectly happy with just having one coat; this is so refreshing considering last week I have four or five coats on my nails.. not a streak, not a smudge, just an overall positive nail application experience.

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I purposely took this picture without flash, because I wanted to show the variation in the colors depending on the light

I wanted to do a little nail art so I used Sinful Color’s Cotton Candy (Also a part of the Sugar 20140525_213608Rush Collection), Snow me White along with Sugar and Spice.  I love these colors together, so pretty and so girly.  And I loved this mani so much I did my toes as well. I started thinking that I was gonna do a leopard (but for some reason I temporarily forgot how to do it ) on my accent finger and it turned into some weird abstract nonsense… but hey … if you don’t look too hard it’s not that bad (if you squint it looks like flowers)

 

Although I loved this polish Tsuki didn’t seem so impressed with the polish despite pink being her signature color. She was more concerned about the picture, this cat loves taking pictures… Well forget here… this polish is getting a solid 9 out of 10!

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Until Next Time…

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What I Ate Wednesday: Eating on the Run

 

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So clearly this is not an original thought WIAW was originated from Peas and Crayons  and a lot of other bloggers have started doing it as well; and since I can’t be original and I really like the idea of doing this… I decided to give it whirl as well. This will pretty much be a mish-mash of stuff,  some days I will try a new technique or perhaps I’ll be eating something for the first time as is the case today… and someday it might be leftover chili…who knows, and I guess that’s part of the fun. When I first started blogging it was to remain accountable with my exercise and food intake, so this is kind of takes me back… Very little of this is planned… but it’s 100% honest…

My early days and the days that I am on the road are the worst because I eat when I can and not all the time is what I’m eating completely healthy. As was the case today…

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WIAW Breakfast

My early days and the days that I am on the road are the worst because I eat when I can and not all the time is what I’m eating completely healthy. As was the case today…

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Since the only shake that I had left from my Influenster sample was Chocolate (I hate Chocolate..) I had a Slim Fast shake for breakfast, not sure what was going on… maybe it was too warm outside, maybe it was just my stomach being weird, but it did not sit well on my stomach at all… I started to sweat and thought that I might see my shake again…. but it stayed down… so I gotta add that calories

WIAW Lunch

All of the sudden I hear, “I’m hungry, I need to eat or I’m gonna die” When ever you hear that stop what you’re doing and find food immediately… My mother literally saw Popeyes down the block, so we stopped for a quick lunch.

What I ordered was a 2 piece meal, which consisted of a breast, a wing, a biscuit, and a side of beans and rice with a sprite…what I ate was everything but the breast and half of the soda (which was flat Sad smile )

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WIAW Snack

I was stuck in the car with noting to drink, and I couldn’t quite make it how with out dying of thirst so I popped to Starbucks and got a Shaken Iced Team Lemonade . The Iced Tea Lemonade is one of my favorite things to drink, along with the refreshers, because they are refreshing (duh) and they are low in calories

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Fun Fact: When you have your own up you save $.10 and help the environment at the same time.

WIAW Dinner

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  I had to left over breast from lunch and bakes a potato…. nothing all that special..

But any who….  here is my caloric intake for today…. and based on the calories (let’s not even talk about the sodium) I consumed and how I feel I will be spending a LOT of time at the gym before I put on that swim suit next week

 

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And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday; oh and before I forget if you want to follow me on MyFitnessPal . What did you eat today? Do you have any recipes that you’d like to pass along, leave them in the comments..

Until Next Time…

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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 73

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 185

Alternative Number  1+8+5 = 14

New York Colors’ (NYC) Tudor City Teal

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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
Use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram

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I come from the school of taught that you can never go wrong with a teal polish a bright teal, a muted teal….I’m all for it; it’s one of the shades that can work for everyone. Although this shade is a smidge darker, you can achieve an identical look with the slightly more expensive Turks and Caicos from Essie

I do think that NYC is a very underrated brand for polish, and usually I have really positive experiences with their polishes and let’s me honest you can’t get any better than a buck for good polishes

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This polish is watery, sheer, and  has an uneven formula. it requires three coats to be opaque, 20140523_210824but there were parts of my nail that was very thin and streaky in places so some nails requires four and five coats.  The photo is a picture of my thumb with 3 coats of the polish and you notice there are areas 20140523_213949that are still a but streaky.

This nail polish looks exactly like it does  which to be honest I wasn’t so sure about since I had to add so many layers on my nails. And despite the fact that this nail polish only coats $.99 cents,  I found this polish to honest be a LOT of work… but the overall look was fabulous!

This might be a polish that I’ll be giving to my little cousins to use when it’s time to play dress-up, because of the price it’s not a huge loss, so I guess I’ll have to use other polishes to expand my teal collection. This one is gonna be short and sweet…there is really not much I can say 20140526_210537about this polish… the application process completely soured my opinion of this manicure. This weeks pick get’s a 4 out of 10! Let’s me real, I could have given it a 6, but I didn’t want to.

Sookie seems more excited about the polis than I did…

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Until Next Time…
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Happy Memorial Day

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I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He’d stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t free.
I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant “Amen,”
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn’t free.

          – Kelly Strong

 

*Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end