Sunday, December 25, 2011

This Morning

Woke up to complete darkness, silence for the stampede of thoughts. Complete want and wish. Completely without you, yet fixed on your presence.

Good Morning

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nail Saga: Love Lacquer

Its been a long time. But I have Great news! I have found my nail method of choice. 

The Pros

Beautiful colors
Long lasting manicure
Easy application
No- Dry time
Easy removal (Acetone Soak off or Peel) 
Finished Product: HIGH SHINE

The Cons

I will let you know(LOL).

So what is it? Its called Gelish by Nail Harmony, yes, I am late. Nonetheless, I love this product. I tried this product first, at the nail salon. Originally asking to try Shellac, the Nail Tech suggested Gelish. I chose a Gold Glitter color called Bronzed. I loved it.. My gel manicure lasted 2 weeks. No dry time, no chipping, no smudging, NO WORRIES!
 Oh the possibilities. 

I watched closely, I had to try it on my own. So I made a trip and purchased everything I needed. You will need a UV Light. This allows for No dry time. I was so thrilled and excited. I still love my regular polishes though. But I'm so ready to try new things with my Gelish products. More updates to come, but for now, a few pics..

Beautiful, vibrant Red Orange
Minty Green

So excited, Loving this :D
Check this product line out, you may want to ask for Gelish by Nail Harmony at your next nail salon visit. Until next time. 
Be beautiful inside and out.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nail Design journey continues

I am trying to develop Two Study hands. Practice makes perfect.  Until then, just playing with colors.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Hey just a few random designs.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Update Me!

You would think I could get into the swing of things? Geeez! Ok I am back..again. its been a traumatic few months. Family. Friends. Ups. Downs. Deep Downs. Starting to recover. Hit an all time low. Hards times bring extreme emotions, actions, and ultimately extreme reactions. But moving on, pushing thru. Hard times can pull a family or any group together, even if for one common goal. We are testing the waters. But the tide has definitely changed. What can we do? We can only keep going. Stopping is not an option. Although it seemed impossible. I miss my Uncle. I miss old times. But losing my family member impressed upon me that you shouldn't let petty atttudes and differences get in the way of love, progress or consistency. Self control is a must. When its all over, all you have is family and friends.

But on a good note, I have the oppotunity to join Blinging Beauty. Working with Tracey Brown the beauty guru, its definitely exciting. Being a part of that has kept me somewhat upbeat.

Until next time...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

meet yourself...

Tests and tribulations.
Tsunami of feelings. Exalted tempers.
 Insecurities and rash action. 
Control issues and harsh words. 
Lies and mendacity all overshadowing the important fight we all have before us. 
Pressure can bring the best and worst out of people.
No lie.

Friday, July 22, 2011

I Found My New Nail Shop

OOolloo People!
Was on my hunt for the best Nail salon. From El Cerrito to San Leandro. Well equipped with Yelp, I believe I have found my salon. Great service. Friendly talented people. SimplyWonderful. A Family salon, "Mom" and 2 Daughters. 
Salon takes care of Hair and Nails. Hair cut starting at $8. A few guys popped up for a quick cut. Which I thought was cool. "Mom" finished nails and did a nice job on his hair. They also do designs. They will at least attempt any design you throw at them. So I am definitely excited about this place. Not only good but willing to try new things!! Gotta love it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Nail Update

Ive found a few more colors, various brands.
First group up, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, 410 Lavendar Cloud
Its like the cleanest purple ever. Almost white..I liked this so much I reapplied after a week.
Also, again 510 I Pink I Can. This is the girlliest princess pink. I love this Pink!!

New OPI! Came across this saucy color at a beauty supply. Part of the OPI  Texas Collection, its called Dont Mess With OPI. This color is dope. NO argument hands down. It looks amazing on your nails.

Crazed Crackle.. I am in no way knocking my precious OPI. But China Glaze has come out with its own Crackle supply. Its pretty good. Great for the price, and it works. So I definitely recommend buying China Glaze Crackle Glaze (less expensive foe same product). I tried 918 Crushed Candy and 980 Black Mesh.

Last but not Least# Useful
While at CVS, stumbled across Orly Bonder. Its a rubberized basecoat. I have to admit I was skeptical, but it works. Maybe extending polish life 3 days past normal time (before cracking). So definitely worth a try. I found it on CLEARANCE RACK! Whoooo hoooo. so even better right??... Just sayn.

Anyways I realize I am late. But maybe this is still useful..either way... be colorful people!

Nice to see you again..

Hello people!
I am back from beyond belief.
Learned a few things. Reaffirmed that I have much to learn.
I am willing to learn!
I am grateful for life and loved ones. Friends and family. Convos and peace.
Happy for rainy days to remind me of why ill always LOVE summer.
Sunny days are a matter of perception#lesson

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March 9, 2011

When it depends on you... be peaceable with all men.

When someone presents themselves as your enemy, count it a blessing. 
You may now be sure of who or what stands before you.
You deal with enemies accordingly, but what of your friends?
People will say anything to seemingly overcome you.
Watch how quickly they change when it becomes clear they have failed in their attempts.
People can be Typically Unbelievable.

"Cant do nothing bout the past but I can do something bout the future I have" - Lupe

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Note to Self

Natural hair, bare nails, home grown eyelashes, present yourself blind to the world's vanity. Blind to the media's promotion of the best and baddest, highest and newest. Beauty is just being happy you. A few add-ons or extentions, sure why not, but always believe (and remind yourself) tht you are complete without them. So when you feel that you need them, it is time to remove it all, go bare. Remember that you are just fine without the add-ins and cover-ups. True beauty is confidence and contentment within yourself. But if you add-on, be sure it for you.  The best add-on is good health.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Light Bulb

Ive learned...
To change my perception and point of view. What annoyed me before turned out the best thing for me. Gave it a chance, and realized, it was not so bad.

Ive learned...
Do not hold on to people that don't want to stay. Do not wear yourself thin with worry. Stress only brings pain.

Ive learned...
What I thought would be hard to be without, I cannot wait to severe all ties with. Never have Hate in my heart again. I must work on forgiveness. Hate is a strong word, strong feeling, dangerous feeling. Forgive, to be freed. Forgive to move forward. No Grudge. Cut it lose.. and walk.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Real Quick

Unexpected nice day. Let the dark clouds drift past, not the type of day to dwell on. Rinse the day away in a bubble bath. Good thoughts...Man is in the wind. Good motives and positive intentions come and go. Show face but fail to be made manifest. Yes, I seee right throught you! Show me you are here mind and body. Mind, because is so readily available. My summer starts March 24th.. :-)
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Nail Update - I luv O.P.I.

Sup Chickees!
Just another quick check-in.. I fell in love again ladies..
I went to my girl's shop (Get Dolled Up)
While looking around I found two colors. Both O.P.I.
Ogre-the-Top Blue and another color I actually have no words for. It like a shimmering purple-ish pink.
But it has every color in rainbow..Imposssible? I thought so.. but it has crushed Diamonds in it!
Hello!!!! Love it!
I fell for it as soon as I saw it. 
In the sunlight, you will be mesmerized. I caught myself staring at my nail while in a sun ray many times.
Bottom line the color is beautiful. I hope the picture capture the shine...
I also got 2 new Konad colors.. I bought metallics. Gold(my fav) and silver.
I have not used them yet, for I am still loving my divine shimmer.
I used a purple (Parlez-vous OPI?) that I had buried in my nail color drawer. When I put it on, I thought to myself... Where was this at! lol 
Shimmer Love
Ogre-the-Top and (not new) Parlez-vous OPI?
Konad: Gold & Silver
O.P.I.:Parlez-vous OPI?
DS- Diamond Collection

Anyway, yours and Nails truly
Later ladies.