Purse again: Fossil!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I am still in love with my Dooney & Bourke Mickey bag, but I was on a quest to find an unprinted bag. That quest has ended with my new Fossil Adrina that I got at an outlet Fossil store. The girls in there were so nice!! Fossil and Dooney are quickly becoming my favorite brands.

I love so many bags from them, and the accessories! I am not one for necklaces or bracelets, but I could go on a shopping spree there and 50% would be accessories.

What's nice about this bag is that even though it is all leather, I feel like I can put it in dirt and it will bounce back. One of the reasons I put the bag where I did for the pictures. The Dooney I have to baby, and I love it, but taking it to the bowling alley was a bit stressful. I had to put it on a menu on the floor when the food came. Enough chatter! Here are the pictures:

I love the double pockets that are nice and deep. The side pockets add for even more storage with is so lovely. 

I know Fossil isn't high end or anything, but it's not cheap either. I think it's a happy medium, given it's quality and price.

Essie Lady Like

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I would like to apologize first about the tip wear. I just realized I never swatched this color, but I've had it for months. I would have reapplied it, but the bottle is half empty and the formula is now thick.

Oakley Miss Conduct

Thursday, February 23, 2012

     I've been promising my husband a pair of Oakley sunglasses for about 2 years now. Either birthday, Christmas, or Wedding present. I just didn't have the money like I thought I would. Before visiting a few friends, we had 30 minutes to kill, and we went to the mall. I never realized there was an Oakley store there, and I wanted to go to Bath and Body Works. What was before Bath and Body Works? Oakley. So we went in intending to LOOK, not buy. Right like that was actually going to happen! While I am not impulsive with my purchases, I am when I make the actual purchase. *sigh*

     As habit would have it, we were told by the Sales Associate that the clearance ones were half off if you buy a pair at full price. Ignoring that for a bit we looked around for my husband's pair. I chose the ones that fit his face best, which were the Straight Jacket (receipt says matte fiber frame), swapped out the lenses for the black polarized ones, and then decided to look at the clearance sunglasses. I picked a pair, the Miss Conduct (Polarized). Normally this type of "bug eyes" glasses don't look good, I am a small person, and big glasses usually don't flatter me, apart from these. May I mention that as per observation; Oakley sales associates have to have A.D.D. and a great short term memory in order to keep up with customers. Or at least the one who took care of us did. Bouncing between customers, and yet always remembering what was going on with each.

     The original price of my glasses are $200, they were marked down to $190 on the tag and after the discount my receipt tells me I paid $59.50.... Not sure how that works out, I'm assuming they didn't change the discount tag or something. Not sure. Spencer's said $210 on the tag, but somehow came out to $190. I was so confused, but I am not complaining since the price came out to be less than I expected. I think they make the number on the tag larger than the actual price to make it seem like you got a discount, but I can't be sure on that. Or they labeled it wrong. Either way, we walked away with well over $400 worth of stuff for practically half that. It was a good buy, and I'm glad I finally got these for him! It may take me a while, but I always fulfill a promise.

     Below are more pictures. They sparkle!! They are so pretty. I am so glad I got them. I have horrible luck with glasses. I used to loose them in my house (I can't explain that one), and the last one I bought started to peal and the part that held the lens broke. Those were cheap from Target, so I didn't expect much from them. Spencer's are tax deductible since they're for work, and will also be better for him at his job since they are polarized, and practically shatter proof.

OPI Planks A Lot - Nails Swatch

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

If you saw this post: Click. You would know that I already swatched this color, just on my toes. I figured it would be nice if I swatched it on my nails so you wouldn't have to see my oddly shaped toes. Here it is, a better swatch of OPI Planks A Lot from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection.


Basin Haul

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Basin is my equivalent to LUSH. There are four locations, two in Disney, two in Las Vegas. Yesterday I went to the Disney store in the Grand Floridian. I prefer the one in Downtown Disney, but they're renovating and wont be done will around April (or May, I'm not sure). I love their bath bombs, and realized I actually had a favorite scent which is Pink Sugar. It smell so yummy!!! I had $25 to spend for the day. $5 went to breakfast, mom paid for lunch, and $20 went to these Basin lovelies.

I was originally going to get the Pink Sugar soap, but I spotted a basket of variety samples. I picked the one that had the Pink Mickey (same scent as Pink Sugar) and walked around the soaps and smelled them. This is the one I chose!!

They're cheaper than the actual soap bars, as you get more for less. The one I was going to get was $5.99, and this is $3.29 and I get more!!! Good find.

Scents are: Pink Mickey (Pink Sugar), Wine Soap, Tahitian Vanilla, Surfs Up. Yes there are different stores, one for Basin and another for Basin White. I don't know why, they have basically the same stock.

The bath bombs!! I don't fully remember one of their names, but the upper left one is Pink Sugar,  and I believe the bottom one is Sweet Pea & Vanilla. The upper right one could be Basin White. These were 3 for $12, or $4.99 each.

I wanted to try their lip balm. The other option was spearment, but I liked the peppermint on a lot more (I smelled them), so I chose this one for $3.99.

I am not being payed for this, I bought all of this with my own my husband's money. I do really recommend them though! Next blog post (tomorrow) will be a nail polish one, followed (day after tomorrow) by my new sunglasses!!!! Yes, another off topic post, but I want to offer a variety of things here, not just nail polish.

Brights and Dots

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I saw a design similar to this on Julep's Facebook page. I loved the idea! I looked at all of my bright colors and chose the ones below. I then tried different dot designs before choosing the single straight line as my favorite. Then I chose the colors! My dotter was a dull pencil.

Julep Helena, Julep Anne, OPI What's With the Cattitude, Sally Hanson CSM Model Behavior, Essie Cute As a Button, Mark. Fuschia-istic, Essie Play Date, Mark. Ibiza Sol Tango.

A little bit of bunny for you

Friday, February 17, 2012

Poshé Super-Fast Drying Top Coat - Review

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I tested this top coat right alongside Seche Vite and China Glaze's quick drying top coats. I like all three, and all three compare to each other wonderfully. Of course I will have a favorite, and a least favorite, I wont knock either of the two I reviewed as "bad topcoats". They are both very good.

Quick drying time. Not as fast as China Glaze and Seche, but still up there. No bubbles, no shrinkage. No chips, which China Glaze failed at. Smell isn't too bad either. Still stink, as nail polish does, but it's not the pungent smell quick drying polished tend to have.

I noticed the weirdest tip wear. It was more fading then chipping. Almost like the nail polish was being rubbed off of the nail. Weird, I've never heard of this.  The second day I had this top coat on the tips were chipping more than normal chip wear. I also noticed it wasn't as glossy as the others. Seche and CG had a glass like finish to it, something I couldn't achieve with this top coat.

I will probably find myself picking up this topcoat from time to time, but it will mainly serve as a back up if I need it. Out of the three, I place Poshé last. It just didn't hold up to the quality the other two had. I will keep it, and use it if I run out of the other two. It's good as long as I don't plan on keeping it on longterm. Longterm being 2 days+.

OPI What's With the Cattitude? - Swatch

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

China Glaze Fast Foward Top Coat - Review

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I have mentioned in posts recently about loosing my Seche Vite. This caused me to think about other possible quick drying top coats. 2 stood out, China Glaze and Poshe. I tested both and Seshe on my nail wheel and as far as shine and drying time China Glaze came in second after Seche. Yes, I am comparing these to Seche Vite. It's why I bought them, and I want to know if there is an alternative to the stinky top coat everyone loves.
I bought mine at Sally Beauty Supply

I love the shine this top coat had. The dry time is almost as fast, if not equal to Seche. No shrinkage spotted. I find applying it is a lot easier than Seche and Poshe. I don't know if it picks up less on the brush, or It's easier to wipe off, but I did find myself using less of this than the other two. I like to slather my top coat on, and with a normal top coat (like OPI's) it tends to bubble. Seche doesn't do that, and neither does China Glaze, which is great! It also doesn't stink. It doesn't have that pungent paint thinner like smell. Still stinks, but you're not meant to go around sniffing the bottles.

Chipping was pretty bad. I didn't even do anything that would cause the amount of chipping I saw. With Seche, I've put it through some pretty tough situations where it should have chipped, but didn't.

I will be using this from time to time. Even with the chipping it's still a pretty good top coat. I don't wear a single color on my nails for very long, so the chipping just causes me to change the colors out, which is fine. I find it therapeutic to paint my nails. In short, yes I will continue to wear this top coat as long as I know I wont be doing much that day.

My new love

Monday, February 13, 2012

I posted a little while back about my adventure involving finding nail polish at Disney's Magic Kingdom. Well, while I was there (I went back another time to purchase Sparrow Me the Drama, I think that was the one) I would stare at this bag. I wanted it, but never really actually thought about buying it. I eventually saved up to buy another bag. The one I was looking at was a Vera Bradley. I have a pretty decent sized Vera collection that I accumulated throughout my later years in high school and a bit the first year in college. I just got sick of the patterns. I still use the ones I have, but I don't want to buy anymore. Personally, it speaks to my teenage years, which is not where I am anymore. I am 21, an adult, and I want my bags to not remind me of being a teenager (not that those years were bad). They look fine on other people, just personally I don't want to buy anymore for myself. Anyways, I was looking at a bag, this one to be exact:

I liked it, I even looked at in person, but I didn't love it. Then Saturday night I dreamed of buying a new purse. Literally had a dream about buying a new purse. I woke up around 7 (we were headed to Disney that day), and I had a revelation! The purse at Disney. We arrived, and I went into that store on Mainstreet, which is quickly becoming my favorite, and I saw it, looked at it, and looked at the rest of the bags they had in there, and then I decided it will be mine. Side note, the nail polish isn't there anymore.

At the end of our trip I went back into that store, and bought it. I am so happy!!!! Good idea to wait until you're done to buy something like that. It's not ridiculously expensive, but more than the Vera one. I was afraid it would look tacky, as most Disney themes things do, but it really doesn't (in my opinion, at least). It's by Dooney & Bourke, and It's really pretty and it's mine. Here are some pictures of it and it's prettyness.

So pretty!!! This is the front. The bag has the following Disney/park themes on it: Dumbo, Minnie, Mickey, Chechire Cat, Tinker Bell, Goofy and Donald's hat, a crown, Minnie's box, Mickey ears (hat), the spinning tea cups (ride at the park), fire works, Cinderella's shoe, Mickey shaped ice cream, balloons, and Cinderella's castle.


 Inside. Not yet a mess.

 I love the buckle thing!

Ice cream <3

It retails to about $195, and so far it's worth it. It's made of leather and a plastic type material. The bottom is hard so there wont be any sagging. My only complaint is that there isn't anything preventing the bottom from betting dirty. I'll have to watch out for that. Yay my new purse =)

I have a review in the works, one of 2 in the series. Watch out for that either late tonight or tomorrow morning. Not sure which yet. Whenever I decide to post it. Till then, toodles!

Pink Frenchie

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I really like mixing up a french manicure. This time I did a french tip with either French Affair or Raise Awareness by Essie, I can't remember which, and then put Orly Fifty Four on top. It was so pretty, but I took it off since I did it when I was without a quick dry top coat. So sad.

OPI Stranger Tides - Swatch

Thursday, February 9, 2012

We went to the beach yesterday, well actually, it's a preserve. I snuck the bottle in my backpack and whipped it out to take pictures haha. My hubby was making fun of me, but I don't care! It's perfect for this bottle.

China Glaze Sex On The Beach - Swatch

Essie Mint Candy Apple

Monday, February 6, 2012

This one was a hunt to find. I bought it a few months ago, and when I was looking for it none of the stores had it! It was crazy. I don't wear it often, even though I love the color. The formula isn't the best. I think it's just my bottle though, I've never heard any complains about it from anyone else. If anything I hear it's a staple piece, which I have to agree with.