nail mail, mardis gras, & awards! (long post)

Happy Mardis Gras! :party
Woo! Though I won't be showing my ta-tas to get any beads today, 
I still think it's a fun 'holiday'.
I did a lovely little checkerboard mani today with the appropriate mardi gras colors,
& OF COURSE I just didn't allow it to dry in time, my daughter got fussy... and well, you can figure out the rest.
 Basically they looked like a smudged mess after I'd spent a couple hours (on and off) on them. humph >.<
So although I don't have a picture of the mani, 
I at least have a pic of the polishes I used:

Kleancolor's Metallic 'Jungle', 'Yellow', & 'Purple'.
They don't have names because they're mini's and are part of the Techno set, which I swatched way back in the beginner days of my blog.
Basically, they're some of my favorite metallics ever. The whole set is SO RICH and luxe, it's ridiculous.

** note: a few of these polishes DO stain quite badly :/

I got my polishes from the recent Zoya promo:

'Gaia', 'Kimmy', & 'Pippa'
I'll swatch these in later posts,
but I'm already totally excited about them.
 I got one for free + free shipping-
so all for $16! :)

NOW, on to the awards!

The lovely I Bleed Polish gave me these next 2 awards. I've gotten several from her; she's so sweet to think of me! :)

First up,
The rules are:
1. Link back to the person who awarded the award to you
2. Answering the following questions
3. Award to other bloggers and let them know

The questions:
1. What's your favorite song?
'Hide & Seek' by Imogen Heap!

2. What's your favorite dessert?
my mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies

3. Who's your favorite pet?
I don't have any right now :/ My german shepherd, Ajax, died this past July

4. Black or White?

5. What's your biggest fear?
Losing someone I love &  not being able to protect my daughter 

6. What's your best feature?
I've been told my hair.

7. What's your everyday attitude?
haha, not really. though having an infant pretty much puts you in that constant frame of mind.
I suppose a perserverent(sp), determined attitude would be my most common... lots to do!

8. What is perfection?
my baby girl :)

9. What is your guilty pleasure?
trash shows, like 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' and the competition gameshows on MTV...
also, dark chocolate...
and sex :x

I pass this award on to:


Here are the rules:

1. Link back to the person you got it from
2. Tell seven things about yourself
3. Give the award to ten bloggers

I've listed 7 things about myself here for another award, but I will try to list 7 more without repeating myself :)

1. The Disney movie 'The Great Mouse Detective' warped me when I was a kid, & I refuse to watch it to this day.
2. I think it would be fun as hell to go to a gay bar, even though I'm not gay O_o
3. I could watch 'House Hunters' & CNN all day- i'm a 70 something year old woman at heart.
4. I wear contacts & am legit almost legally blind, my vision is so pathetic.
5. I had a benign tumor in my leg when I was 12, and got the nickname 'Tumor Taylor' in middle school :/
6. I love talking shit to other gamers in my boyfriend's headphones while he plays :x
7. Roller Coaster Tycoon is my favorite game ever. Apparently I'm 12, but 70-something every now and then.

I tag the same people for this award as I did above :)
I love doing these little things.
Everyone have a great day!


  1. Mehh, I wanna see your checkerboards!

    1. when you come over i'll show you the couple pictures I took before deciding not to post them whatsoever. and WELCOME

  2. Zoya Pippa looks great :) I think I will add that one to my wishlist!

    Thanks for the awards :)

    1. thanks! I love it, too. gonna be great for summer. & you're most welcome!

  3. Thanks for thinking of me! And your answers crack me up! I always enjoy these types of posts. Although boo for no pictures. Even the messed up ones are fun to look at! =)

    1. you're welcome! lol, thanks. I think they're fun, too. and yeah i hate I didn't have any pictures, but they were that bad :/ lol


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