Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Long time no see

I apologize to those of you that visit my blog for my absence. With the holidays, work, and the flu not to mention my loss of power for 3 days it has been hard for me to update my blog. I thought that I would share with you my current NOTD which is OPI Play Till Midnight. I didn't realize that this polish had little glitters. I couldn't see them when I wore it today during the day but they definitely pop under a daylight bulb. Quite spectacular and unexpected! I hope that you and yours have the Merriest of Christmases in case I don't have an opportunity to login before then.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Nicole Overwhelmed

Nicole Overwhelmed, originally uploaded by Candi's Addictions.

Long time, no see. I haven't been able to get online very much the past few days and I haven't changed my mani in several days. So there wasn't very much that I could show you. :>( This is Nicole Overwhelmed and it is the same mani that I have had for the past 3 days. I just took this pic so it is holding up very well, I might say. (Thank you, Seche Vite.)

Talk to you soon and thank you for stopping by!

Monday, November 30, 2009

China Glaze Blue Sparrow

Just about as close as you can get to the perfect blue. I love this color but I don't like the clean up. I need to try the trick of a acteone soaked cotton ball and tin foil because this took forever to remove. Next up....???? Probably a Nicole which one I don't know. :>D

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Carolyn New York Wise Guys

Today I spent the day outdoors. It was the first sunny day that I have seen in awhile and I wanted to enjoy it. So I got a glass of ice tea, some shortbread cookies, and The Fellowship of the Rings and spent some time reading in the sun. It was lovely. After that I finished some housework and then I treated myself to a polish change and this is what I chose. Sadly this company is not in business any longer but I was able to pick up a few colors before they went under and this is one of them. This is just one coat of color. Unbelievable! And I must say that the brush is very nice. Not too big and not too small just right.

Have a good evening!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A blast from the past…OPI Kris Kringle Makes Me Tingle

I took my mani off last night and have replaced the color yet. I am such a klutz that I turned over the bottle containing the last bit of remover that I had left so I will have to wait till I can get to the store this weekend to do another polish change. I have lots more colors to show you and I have some old favorites that I would like to wear again like this one:

This is OPI's Kris Kringle Makes Me Tingle which is one of my favorite browns. I think that it will suit most people. It is festive without being flashy, interesting without being tacky, etc. I could go on and on. Every time that I put it on, I think to myself that I should wear it more often. It is just one of those colors that makes you happy.

I wasn't able to go to work today because we have been having some major car issues such as brakes and tires. $$$$$$ :>( So I spent the day catching up on my soap operas. (I watch Bold and the Beautiful and The Young & the Restless) and eating tons of junk food like Smart Food Popcorn, Flaming Hot Cheetos, and how could I forget the obligatory Reese's cups. Yummy! I don't know how I will ever lose those 20 pounds that I want to if I can't stay disciplined enough to stop with the junk.

Thanks for stopping by to see me,


Thursday, November 19, 2009

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Ruby Pumps0001_1, originally uploaded by Candi's Addictions.

As promised, I present one of China Glaze's most popular color. Ruby Pumps!!!!!!! What is there to say about this that hasn't already been said before. I have always loved red polishes. I have a mega ton of reds and I am still attracted to new ones daily. But this is one of my top 3 favorite reds of all times. I wish that I had some shoes exactly like this.

China Glaze C-C-Courage

C-C-Courage0001, originally uploaded by Candi's Addictions.

I am so upset that I back to nubbins again. I have been trying to grow my nails out and today when I was leaving work and locking up my desk. I broke a nail! It broke completely off so I cut the rest of them off. I know that some of you ladies out there are super talented and able to reconstruct a nail or mend a broken nail but I can't. So when I have a break I don't have a choice but to cut them all down.

So tonight when I was trying to decide on a new mani I swatched this pretty. Royal purple with itty bitty silver sparklies...check...sign me up! I think that this is my second favorite of the collection but perhaps the one that looks the best on me.

I love to sleep in…

I must be one of those people that never get enough sleep. A couple of my favorite things to do are takes long naps and sleep in. I could probably sleep standing up. I have found that I am neither a night owl nor a morning person. I am a mid-day person, if such a thing exists. My idea of a perfect lazy day is to get up about 10:00 or 11:00am, have a cup of coffee, and then read some of whatever book that I happen to be reading at time. Fix and early lunch of fruit and cheese with crackers and a nice ice cold Pepsi © and then take an hour or two nap afterwards. Ahhh sounds so relaxing just typing that out and reading it back. I changed my mani last night and I am currently rocking China Glaze's Ruby Pumps. I will have plenty of pictures to show you later when I get home.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Notd: China Glaze Dorothy Who?

Long time, no see. It has been a crazy day at work the last few days and I have been up to my eyeballs in other people's work not to mention mine own. I am sure that we have all been there. Right? I received this pretty in the mail today from a friend and I used my work break to put it on. Excuse the wear because I didn't have a proper top and base coat at the time. But it put a smile on my face and made the rest of the day bearable.

What is there to say about this color that hasn't already been said. It is a mid to deep blue jelly with a megaton of silver and blue glitter. It is a like a darker version of Stroke of Midnight by China Glaze if you have ever seen that one. I didn't have any trouble at all with the application it went on extremely smoothly and the picture is with two coats and no base and top. I am so thrilled that China Glaze was able to re-release the Wizard of Ooh and Ahz Collection. Finally a nail polish company that listens to what their customers want.

I am over the moon with this polish!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Notd: Teal Franken

Teal0001_1, originally uploaded by Candi's Addictions.

I just finally got a chance to change my mani. I was wearing Atlantis earlier but I wasn't able to snap a pic before removing it. I had tip wear after just one day so I will have to re-do that mani again and make sure to take a pic because I think that the color was really flattering on my skin tone.

I received this Franken from a friend and just now had a chance to try it out. I don't have anything that matches this color in clothing but I think that it will make a great accent color. My pic is showing it a bit bluer than it is in real life. It is a tad bit more green and has a golden sheen to it. Really pretty color!

Thanks for visting!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Today's KONADICURE:New Snow Leopard

New Snow Leopard, originally uploaded by Candi's Addictions.

I have a dear friend who has a terrrible rash and I did this KONADICURE in her honor so we both have matching spots now. I think that it reminds me of a 80's, glammed up, heavy metal snow leopard. LOL. It is a fun look. I have enjoyed it and I hope that you liked the pic.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today's Mani is Sci Fi by China Glaze

Last night, I had such a hard time finding time to do a mani. So this is just a polish change. Everything that could have went wrong did. First, I couldn't decide which color. I knew that I wanted to do a metallic but they were all jumping out at me from the drawer begging me to pick them. So I just reached in and grabbed one and this was the lucky one. Next, I couldn't find my cotton balls. (Still haven't found them. I have looked in all of the usual places.) So I had to use bath tissue. Yes, I had to keep it real there for a moment. Sorry if that is TMI. LOL. And since I am running extremely low on remover the tissue didn't soak up the remover and hold on to it so I ended up using a lot of both! So I will have to try and make this mani last as long as possible since I won't be able to pick up some remover until this weekend. (I have enough for possibly two more changes if I can find that darn bag of cotton balls :>) So don't be surprised if you see another post from me before then) One of the ways that I personally can extend a mani is by using good base and top coats. Some of my favorites bases are Rock Hard, SH Nail Quencher, Zoya Anchor, and Creative Nail Design's Stickey. A few of my favorite top coats are Rock Hard, China Glaze's Fast Dry, CND Air Dry, Zoya Armor, and Sally Hansen's Insta Dri. But for this mani, I used CND Stickey and SH Insta Dri.

Without further adieu. I present to you China Glaze's Sci Fi

As you can see the KHROMEs are more forgiving that the Romantique's although they have somewhat similar color schemes. This is like brushed steel with a hint of lavendar. It is so reflective it is like having tiny little mirrors on each of your nail beds. I can't wait to KONAD over this baby. I am thinking M57 leopard spots in purple might be cute. I will give it some thought throughout the day and I will post whatever KONADICURE that I come up with for you bloggers.

Have a good day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

China Glaze Gussied Up Green Konadicure

I used plate m30 and M54 and the KONAD Special Polish in Pastel Green to create this amphibian look. Love it. What do you think?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

China Glaze Outta Bounds

Outta Bounds, originally uploaded by weedita.

A blast from the past from the photostream. Isn't this the most perfect green in existence? Don't answer that. LOL. I don't think that my wallet can afford to go on the hunt for any HTFs at the moment. For me it is a toss up between Emerald Sparkle and this for the coveted spot of favorite green in my book. Another Top 20 color for me.

China Glaze Yee Haw!

Yee Haw!, originally uploaded by weedita.

Another polish, I rediscovered through looking through my photostream. I just love this color. You don't hear enough about it but it is understated enough to wear in the workplace but still interesting enough to wear on the weekends. I think that it looks great with my skintone.

China Glaze Reggae to Riches

Reggae to Riches, originally uploaded by weedita.

Another of my favorite China Glazes. I really love this color. I was looking through my photos to pick my next mani and I came across this beauty. It just sings of summer and lazy days by the pool. I wish that I could have one more day of summer. Fall is kicking my butt. I am sick and just don't feel well today. I don't have the flu but I have a pretty bad cold. Me thinks.

Misa Poppy Dreams

Misa Poppy Dreams, originally uploaded by weedita1.

This was a pre-cleanup Konadicure with Misa Poppy Dreams. You can'tr really see the strawberries that well because they are upside down. Duh! This is the first time that I have used two colors for the stamps.

Misa Dirty Sexy Money

Misa Dirty Sexy Money, originally uploaded by weedita1.

This is a Konadicure with Misa Dirty Sexy Money and KONAD Special Polish is Pastel Green. I really liked this combination. I got a lot of compliments on this mani.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Halloween Mani

Hi, Viewers

I would like to present my Halloween mani. It is Creative Nail Design's Orange-a-Peel. This may be a HTF now since this company has recently overhauled its entire color range and products. I had to the best of intentions of doing a really awesome mani but as usually life got in the way. I will be changing tomorrow to something more work suitable but I have enjoyed wearing this for a day.

We didn't have any trick or treaters at the house tonight. I think that the rain kept everyone indoors. Boo. But on the plus side, I have 2 bags of candy to dispose of. :>)

Other than nail polish, one of my other interests is reading. Currently I am reading "Lost Souls" by Lisa Jackson. I am on Chapter 6 and I have struggled through this book for some reason. It is entertaining enough but I the pacing is off for me and seems to drag. This is my first book that I have read by this author but I have heard good things about her books so I am determined to finish it.

Here is what the editors say about it:

From Publishers Weekly
Kristi Bentz, having recovered from her last encounter with a sadistic monster in bestseller Jackson's Absolute Evil, faces an equally terrifying ordeal in this frantic paranormal thriller. Four female students associated with a vampire cult have gone missing at Baton Rouge's All Saints College, where Kristi is pursuing a journalism degree and plans to write about true crime. Kristi by chance rents an apartment once tenanted by one of the missing girls and begins investigating the case, thinking it might make a great first book. Kristi's old college sweetheart, Jay McKnight, provides an unexpected surprise (and protection) when he shows up as the fill-in for one of Kristi's professors. Not too surprisingly, Vlad, the mysterious serial killer, sets his sights on Kristi. Adding hot sauce to the blood bath is Kristi's new supernatural ability to detect anyone marked for a life-or-death struggle when she sees a person go from living color to deadly gray or black-and-white. Jackson peppers the action with insights into the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies trying to solve crimes in post-Katrina Louisiana. (Apr.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Sounds really good right? Well it did to me too! I love parnormal fiction, mysteries, and thrillers. And a dash of historical romance to lighten things up a bit but this book is a snore so far. I am hoping that it picks up a bit when I reach the half way point because as of right now the foreshadowing is killing me and I just want something to happen.

Well, that is all for now. Thanks for reading if you got this far. I hope that you stop in again soon. Nighty Night.

Friday, October 16, 2009

My Week of Manis

The weather was cold and rainy here all week so for my manis this week I wanted some fall colors and these China Glaze colors fit the bill. Take a peek.....
China Glaze Drive In
China Glaze Style Wars
China Glaze Street Racing

China Glaze is my favorite brand of polishes. They have the best color selection, they are easy to find, and the price is right. So you will see lost more posts of this brand to come.

I am trying to grow out my nails but I have the urge to whack them off and go "commando" with the nubbins (a.k.a. really short nails.) :>)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Welcome to Candi's Addictions

This is the first of many posts to come. Stay tuned for my addictions.