Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Ends Feb. 20, 2010-- If you have not tried Konad and want to then get in on this awesome Giveaway from Tips On Nails. You will have everything you need to get started and get addicted!! Konaddicts enter too!! (more info here)
Ends Feb. 20, 2010-- Need your everyday polish fix? Daily Polish will do it for you. With 10 bottles of polish to be had for 1st place(and folks there is a 2nd and 3rd place too) you will be a happy camper. (pics and more info on the Giveaway page)
Ends Feb 28, 2010-- Miss P is closing out the month of February with a giveaway stocked with glam from MAC, NARS, Revlon and more... (pics and more info on the Giveaway page)
Ends Mar 1, 2010-- Jellynat, love that name, is thanking her followers with her very 1st giveaway!! (details here)
Ends Mar 5, 2010-- Yardstick 4 Lunatics has some goodies to share in a 120 follower milestone giveaway!! (Check out the loot!!)
Ends Feb. 14, 2010-- This one ends today so hurry up and get your entries in, Babbling Brooke has a whole slew of items of for grabs. There is also a second place prize as well. (pics and more info on the Giveaway page)
My new find is Kleancolor Purple Mist.
Yea!!! I am so happy I found this. My daughter doesn't like it but I am fascinated by it. What do you think?
Thursday, February 18, 2010
My gut thought is that the city budget only allows for a certain number of people to fill these positions. Okay so we can point to the money factor. Budget is an issue everywhere so why not try to maximize what you do have instead of complaining about what you don't
The problem is mass inefficiency. I have called the city so many times on various things and it is just the most inefficient you can get. Once I spend the 43 minutes on the phone I will have someone answer, let me get two words in, and then transfer me to the next queue. I have had so many robots answer the phone that don't want to do anything but transfer to the next queue it is pathetic. I actually got hung up on by one of these people because at the height of my frustration I called her a robot. I didn't yell and I do admit that it wasn't the nicest of things to say but sometimes if they would just listen and let common sense prevail it would be so much easier not to mention efficient. But no, I guess some things are too easy.
UPDATE- I should have looked at the time I called but I didn't so I will let you know that in the time I have been on the phone. I have eaten 2 bowls of cereal, gone to the bathroom, responded to a few emails, and started cleaning off my desk. Needless to say, I am still listening to the same elevator music and my neck is starting to get a little out of whack from holding the phone with my shoulder.
Okay so back to what I was saying about inefficiency. I think the easiest thing to do instead of set up 5 different menu options that lead you in circles cross-train your people. Most of the problems people call about are for billing or loss of service. Surely, they can set up a queue for people just calling to say thank you but I don't think that one is necessay.
Granted there are going to be some issues that need to be escalated to more experienced professionals but that is fine. If the first level of people are cross-trained to handle multiple types of calls and accountable for answering the question and solving the problem the first time that may cut down on a lot of the inefficiency that we the customer get to reap the benefits of.
RANT OVER...it 12:49 PM this post was started at 12:27 PM and I had already been on hold for at least 15 minutes!! I will be happy to come back and update when I am graced with the voice of a human.
UPDATE- It is 1:00 pm and I have a human!! But back on hold again.
UPDATE 2- At 1:08 after getting 1 issue solved and working on the 2nd issue we were disconnected.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
To do this Konadicure I used Konad plate M36. This plate has a lot of dainty little flower designs and 2 cute butterflies. The white I used is Sally Hansen French Shell Shimmer in Naturel White.
This mani is some what blah to me but it has already started chipping so I think a new one is in order tonight (if I have time that is). Wooo hoo!!!
If you don't know the DMV was pounded by an obscence amount of snow in the last 2 weeks. Schools were closed, heck everything was closed for a few days if not longer. Lots of people were off work, with out power. Hmmm... what's to do in times like these? You guessed it. With that being said expect a massive baby boom come the November, Decemberish time frame.
Trust when I say it won't be me cuz I ain't having no more babies but I am interested in checking out some statistics come the new year on babies born in the DMV.
That's all I have to say about that.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Here are the photos, on the left I used a flash and on the right, no flash.
This is 3 coats of polish. I probably could have gotten away with 2 but as if I see a tinge of white from my nail then I do a 3rd coat. This polish was very easy to apply. It seemed smidge thinner than the few other China Glaze polish I have used but it goes on with no issue. Each coat was nice and smooth with no need for touchups because of streaks or unevenness.
TMI is not in my I LOVE THIS COLOR pile but for sure in the hate it pile either. Next time I use it will probably be to stamp a Konad print instead of using with a base.
What do you think of this color? Love it, hate it?
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I am slowly trying to add more to this blog and today I added 2 fun new pages.
The first new page will be a photo gallery of the pictures posted on this blog and since I don't always post all the pictures you may get some additional eye candy as well.
The second page is dedicated solely to GIVEAWAYS!!! Now these are giveaways that other bloggers and websites are hosting. It will contain photos of some of the prizes as well as links to the site.
So check the link bar at the top and check these two new pages out.
Hopefully you are enjoying the blog so far, please leave comments, it makes my day to read the feedback.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Anyway, better late than never especially when it comes to sharing goodies. This was my first order ever from Transdesign. I have heard good and bad reviews pretty much split 50/50 so at that point you just have to see for yourself. Most of the negative gripes were about shipping costs more so than customer service so I went ahead and ordered from them.
Don't you just love The Nail Towel? My daughter had me write that since that is where we do our nails and I just keep that towel on the table to protect the surface. I think the towel is one that I accidentaly walked out of the gym with anyway because I don't buy white towels. You can see all of my nail polish messes on there..LOL.
On to the goodies:
Seche Vite Top Coat- this box had some cute little heart decals in it for Valentine's Day
All the rest is China Glaze so from left to right:
I haven't used them all yet but the ones I have used are ...fabulous!!!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Could be better, much better, but it is a learning process. I will reiterate a few things I said in my previous blog post. Water temperature matters, you may have to test it a little to see what works best for the polish you will be using. Use Vaseline around your nails and on your fingers for easier cleanup. This time around I found that 2-3 drops of polish instead of 1 buys you a little more time to swirl the polish around before it becomes a film on the surface. And last but not least work quickly. Oh, and 1 more that I don't remember if I mentioned before or not, don't do this on your bare nails. In trying to do it I have found that having a colored base makes all of your other colors stand out much more giving a more vibrant and distinct design on each nail.
For the record the colors used for this were China Glaze Fly, China Glaze Pink Underground, and Revlon White on White.
Thanks for looking :-)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Side-Saddle confuses me though. In a good way because I do love the color. When I opened the bottle for the first time I was shocked. The polish was purple. I knew I had done my research so I thought the wrong bottle or color was shipped. No, they got it right. Once it was applied to my nails it did look brown but don't get me wrong you could still see purple. I want to say it is a duochrome but it really isn't...oh, I don't know, just look at the pictures and you can decide.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Pretty right. Not that this polish needed any help but I am a fan of Konad so I pulled out one of my new plates. The S6 with China Glaze OMG added a little silvery goodness to the mix.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Here is the movie trailer provided courtesy of HBO. Check this movie out if you can.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Now I can actually try and get some of my work done. Thanks for letting me vent!!!
Of course I spent the next week constantly scouring the internet for more news, details, some type of charges to brought against the person who did this. I just kept going in circles like a cat chasing its tail but even though I couldn't find anything new for some reason I read the same stories over and over again. Perhaps I thought that I would find some sense of closure if I knew every last detail and commited it to memory.
I wish I was able to say goodbye to him more appropriately and the fact that I can't or just don't know how to really eats at me. Maybe just by writing this it will help my heart heal some but even though we didn't see him often or speak to him everyday he was our friend and I feel a tremendous sense of loss.
Rest In Peace Shawn
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The polish was a lot thinner than I expected it to be, not in a bad way though. For some reason I was expecting somethng else, not to sure what but a was a little taken aback by the consistency. It took 3 coats to get it just how I wanted but each coat dried in a reasonable amount of time so it didn't take forever.
I think the beauty of this polish is that is such a basic pink. I love it and yes, I know I say that about all of them but I'll tell you when I don't like a polish. I wonder why this is called Pink Underground. Duh, I get the pink part, it is the underground part I don't get.