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June 2010

I'm employed!

Monday, June 28, 2010 11

Hi everyone! 
I have great news!!!! I'm employed now!! woot! woot! Now I can fund my nail polish addiction.  

Here are some swatches for china glaze FYI ! I bought it because it is a holographic color but also somewhat appropriate for the office.....but i'm not working in an office..eh. I'm working in a science lab as a laboratory technician.  

Pro: Can wear any color nail polish
 Con: changes gloves 15+ times a day....polish chips very easily =(

I also filed down my nails since having longer nails just wasn't practical in the lab. I used to have very bad nail peeling, but I must say that ever since I purchased a glass file my nails are much better. 

I bought this file for $5.  7 inches.  The 5 inch one was $4 ...decided to get the 7 inch one..only a dollar difference. 
And here is my newest haul. I think I am at 30 polishes now. yay.  Left to right china glaze: TMI, BFF, 2NITE, TTYL, He's going in circles

Next item of business:  My giveaway.

The winner is:
Congratulations.   He/she has 72 hours to contact me.

Blog awards

Friday, June 25, 2010 0

2 wonderful people gave me blog awards.  awwww.

the first one is from Katrina.  She has the best nail designs ever!  Also her designs are very classy and professional.

Rules of this award are:
1. Thank the person who gave this award to you.
*Thank you Katrina., I really appreciate it =)

2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.

3. List 3 things which you love about your self.
*I don't give up
*I stand up for myself (rude people, bullies)
*I enjoy every possible type of music....except techno

4. Post a picture you love.

I just think this is the cutest Halloween costume ever. =)

5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award on to.
I tag everyone because all you guys means a lot to me =)

My second award is from my dear friend from university Juli

Here are the rules:
  1. Post the award on your blog
  2. Link the person who has given you the award
  3. Pass the award to other 15 blogs you've discovered
Once again I'm tagging everyone. I mean everyone. You guys all deserve an award.  It's hard work managing a blog but it is also hard work following blogs and reading all of them ( I know).  So much to read so little time.

I'm still alive!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Category : , , , 10

I'm sorry I haven't posted much recently, I've been super busy with job interviews. I started applying for jobs at the beginning of June and now suddenly i'm getting offered interviews all at the same time. This week has been rather hectic...and it's only Wednesday. ekk!

I have some quick swatches of OPI DS glamour that I got for $8.  This lady was selling several polishes onlin for a really good deal so I was @_@.  Must contact her and purchase ASAP.

Anyways, can you guys believe that glamour is selling for $28-32 on ebay? It seems too expensive. I'm sure that glamour will pop up in salons for the retail price of $12.50.  everyone just your eyes open okay?

Here are quick swatches of glamour (I apoligze, they aren't that great):

Under the sun =)

with flash

And for some light reading (elle magazine 2010)....your horoscope + matching nail polish (click on the picture to make it larger)

edit: so sorry, I was indeed missing one page.

sneak peek!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010 8

I picked up 5 polishes today.  It cost me $30 Cdn, I think it was worth it =)
Swatches up later~

OPI DS in: Passion, Shimmer, Glamour
China Glaze: Grape Crush, Stroke of midnight

I may sell/ trade grape crush and stroke of midnight.  People on the MUA board told me to get it but i'm eh towards it but I haven't tried it yet 

contest results up soon!  I've been a bit busy with interviews this week (I have one on mon,tue, and friday. ) and it has been taking me a bit longer than expected to tally up all the entries..

China Glaze OMG collection

Friday, June 18, 2010 3

This is the beautiful holographic china glaze collection.  If you don't like holographic polishes then skip this first part.  Let's go back a bit.... there used to be the china glaze kaleidoscope collection, but now it is pretty much impossible to find unless you trade/ swap for it because it has been discontinued.
Now I know a lot of people several of the china glaze OMG collection on their lemming/ wish list... I wanted to let everyone know that NOW is the time to get them

They are almost obsolete like the china glaze kaleidoscope.  I was putting stuff into my cart at http://www.head2toebeauty.com/, I checked my cart ..then I refreshed the page and suddenly several of the OMG collection polishes in my cart were gone and when I went back to the website page the polishes were no longer listed. This happened all in 5 mins. I then went to http://www.8ty8beauty.com/ ordered some polishes from the OMG collection, I get an email from Tom (the guy in charge) telling me that sorry some of the OMG colors I ordered is no longer available, can I replace them with something. The color is still listed on the site and you can still add it in your cart but it isn't available anymore.  

here is how the choices look so far (including 2 color clubs):
  • OMG collection 
    • http://www.head2toebeauty.com: has all the colors but LOL, DV8, OMG, wireless holographic top coat ( but some of the colors listed may actually be out of stock but they didn't remove it, can't confirm this)
    • http://www.8ty8beauty.com: has all the colors but LOL, DV8, OMG, QT, IDK  (it lists LOL as avail but it is not longer available)
    • http://transdesign.com/: Only HAS GR8, TMI, TTYL
  • Color Club worth the risque
    • http://www.head2toebeauty.com: No
    • http://www.8ty8beauty.com: yes
    • http://transdesign.com/ : Yes
  • Color Club Revvolution 
    • http://www.head2toebeauty.com:No
    • http://www.8ty8beauty.com: No
    • http://transdesign.com/: Yes
I have purchased the colors I want already =)  DV8 was super hard to find but I found it yay!!

I've actually been very busy lately because of job interviews. woot woot! I had one today and 2 next week. 
This is what my nails look like at the moment:

China Glaze Innocence (very nice pink, easy to apply) and Sally Hansen White on Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear. Very simple for an interview. My nails are a lot shorter now actually because I have a laboratory interview and well...I can't go in with a french manicure. I feel that by going in with a French manicure they might not take me seriously because lab work in my field of animal biology = rough rough rough.  So now it's short with china glaze innocence to make it look neat.

And lastly....some pictures from April 2010 LouLou magazine (it's a vancouver magazine)
*click on the pictures to make it larger to read..I have no idea why they are random sizes...hmmmm

China Glaze Passion and IDK

Sunday, June 13, 2010 10

ipehishere asked for a swatch of China Glaze's Passion so here it is:

The polish was opaque in one coat.  I did 2 just in case. =)
It dried very fast and was very easy to apply. It's a very smooth and shiney polish, I think it's very sophisticated. I may have to buy more from the romantiques collection

China Glaze also has 2030 which is similar to Passion. I asked Kris pimps about the difference between 2030 and Passion and she said that "Passion is a little more yellow of a gold than 2030", I wanted a gold gold polish so I bought Passion. 

 Now I have swatches for China Glaze IDK!   2 coats, I used a base coat and no top coat.
It dried super smooth. sigh.  I love your IDK! 
The application was ok at best. It's true for all holographic ChG polishes..if you run your brush over the same spot twice the brush will remove some of the polish you originally had on that spot and leave you with bald patches.  The trick is to do it all with 1 sweep of the brush then let it dry and go over it again afterward.
So...I really really desperately need China Glaze LOLand DV8.  does anyone have any extra or unwanted used or unused bottles they want to sell to me?  Or does anyone want to split their bottle of LOL and DV8 and sell that to me?  I know some people split their bottles since they want to keep the color but don't need so much of it. I'm scouring MUA right now and ebay but the prices are jaw dropping. sigh~  Buying it online through one of the etailers will cost me about $9 a bottle...shipping and all =(

And a little something extra for you guys, I bought E.L.F stuff earlier this year and was given a free elle magazine subscription. I don't really read it but I Was browsing through it and I found this review on nail polish removers. I thought you guys might like it so here you go:  Click on the picture to make it bigger so you can read it =)  

I'm copying Delaynee on how she replies to comments, she always replies to them at the bottom of her posts:

@Juli: yup it is a purplish.  it's purple bluish...lilac =)

@ipehishere: your wish is my command

@Liz: it is a cute color isn't it?

@Katrina: I can't wait to see all your swatches from your never used yet basket =)

@susies1955: thanks so much for your comment. I can't wait to see your LA Colors "Color Craze" swatches. you have so many to use..and you are so lucky to find them at a dollar tree. the dollar tree at my place did have them..and now they seem to be not stocking it anymore. I'm always kicking myself in the bum for not buying any of them....except a top coat. Can you believe out of all the colors I bought a top coat?

@nihrida: you have some pretty extraordinary polishes yourself =) actually you have an awesome collection of polishes. And the way you take pictures of the polishes is awesome.  the color drops.  I have no idea how you do it but I like it!

@jaljen:You and I seem to have similiar nail polish tastes. sparkly and shiney =) I'm going to have to try out the fairy dust...the removal may be difficult.

@jbrobeck:  You don't have your wishlist up yet =(.  I too want all my organs to be donated. I was thinking between donate body to research or organ donation. I prefer organ donation.  They can even use you eyes/ the cornea.

Hello Hello Gorgeous people!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 8

I had my first haul today! yay!  I never buy more than 2 polishes at one time but today I have 7 =) 
They were actually sent to me from lacquered lizard.  She is super awesome and fantastic! 

From Left to Right: Innocence, IDK, Electric Lilac, Wild at Heart, Worth the Risque, Fairy Dust, Passion

I've been feeling a bit blue since I haven't heard from any of the companies that I applied jobs for so I needed something sparkly to cheer me up...  Electric Lilac it was (part of the glitters collection).

Electric Lilac isn't seen around the internet much due to it's sheerness but I don't think its too bad.  It reminds me of the sweet younger sister of China Glaze Atlantis.
 It is not full of holograhic glitter like Atlantis, instead, the glitter is more of a pearl shimmer.  This is a good picture that explains what kind of glitter I'm talking about. (I took this image from nihrida's blog.)

I'll show you what Electric Lilac looks like for each coat until opaqueish.  BTW, the pictures can be clicked on to go super big!!!

 one coat

2 coats

 3 coats

4 coats

You can still see the VNL a bit but it's not very noticeable unless you really stare at your nails.
I think this and Atlantis are tied as my favorites right now =)

*** this is off topic but I wanted to mention it.
I've decided to apply as an organ donor. It is a simple process and I think everyone should consider it.  in some cities it is as easy as applying online and sticking a sticker on to your drivers license.  If anything should happen to you...your organs will be donated to someone who is in need of them. Please really consider it, if you don't apply to be an organ donor then the choice is up to your relatives.  I prefer to make my own decisions about my body (even though I love my family very much) and if I have the opportunity to save a life...why not?

-Li Lian

PS: my contest is still open so if you haven't entered go enter now!

Zoya Irene

Monday, June 7, 2010 5

I received Irene from Lacquered Lizard awhile back and never tried it so I decided it was time to put it on.
I didn't think I would like it much but I actually really love the color.  It's a frost/ shimmer olive green.
Application was wonderful.  Opaque in 2 coats, I did 3 just in case.  The only problem I had was the drying time.  It took a little longer to dry than other polishes ( i.e. china glaze, OPI).  But still, the drying time was alright. I decided not to put a top coat on ..so in all these pictures no top coat.

A few days later it was time to konad it. top right design on m63

I used Sally Hansen Xtreme in black out.  Initially I used Zoya Envy but it wasn't dark enough so I switched to the black.  See Envy on my ring finger (the left finger in the picture).
Alas....stamping was incomplete and done quite terribly because I had just received a package in the mail from Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes.

She was able to find me Hidden Treasure!!!!!

Muwhahaah, you can see it on my pinky. I never finished stamping since I wanted to play with hidden treasure.  Hopefully in my next post I will have some hidden treasure swatches. (which are all over the internet..but I don't care..I can't believe I was able to get it..let me rejoice a bit =)  )

-li lian

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