Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 2nd. Iggle Craft Challenge

I'm thinking it's probably a safe bet to say I won't be doing BEDA this year. My heart's just not in it. Mayhaps I'll try Blogging Every Day in August?

Today I just wanted to share my project for March's Iggle Craft Challenge. The challenge was to use two ounces of green baking clay, with a pencil to be used as a tool. This is what I made:

 He's a little, faceless turtle sculpture with four-leaf clovers drawn on to his shell. I named him Lucky Leo. He sits here and stares at me without staring at me because he doesn't have a face. Heh heh.

This month's challenge:

Duct tape. That's it. I've no idea what I'll be making yet, but there's no minimum or maximum amount of duct tape required so it could be anything. We shall see.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 1st.

Ahoy folks. It is currently 11:50pm CST, the first day of BEDA. And I've not written a thing. I'm guessing this year shall be a fail. Ha. It's okay though. I'll still try to post every day if I can. We'll see how that goes.

Today's obviously a short post, due to the inevitable midnight. lol.

I finally, FINALLY tried to make some Jello/jelly shot recipes I'd had on my pinterest board for FOREVER.

These are Pink Lemonade Jello Shots.

10 lemons, *one box watermelon (or any kind of pink color) jello * 1 cup vodka  *1 cup boiling water - 10 lemons makes 40 jello shots - 

1. Prepare lemons by cutting them in halves and hollowing out the peel.

2. Boil one cup of water and add it to jello mix in a large bowl, stirring until it dissolves.

 3. Slowly add one cup of vodka and stir.

 4. Pour mixture into a cup with a spout (for an even pour). I use a ladle. Line up limes on a cookie sheet so they are secure and upright. Pour in jello mixture. Refrigerated 3-6 hours or overnight.

 5. Carefully (gingerly) quarter the halves with a sharp knife.

I used lemon jello and fruit punch jello, plus strawberry lemonade vodka for mine, and it was gooooood.

The bottom are Butterbeer Jelly Shots. Here is the recipe for that one:


1 cup creme soda
2 envelopes plain gelatin
1/3 cup vanilla vodka
2/3 cup butterscotch schnapps
colored large crystal sugar, for garnish, if desired


Pour soda in a medium saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute or two.
Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
Stir in the vodka and schnapps.
Pour into standard loaf pan (non-reactive metal or glass, approx. 9 x 5). Refrigerate until fully set (about 3 hours).
To serve, cut into desired shapes.
Immediately before serving, dip in colored crystal sugar, for garnish, if desired.

These are super sweet.

And that's all for today!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Farewell Psych mani

Today is the series finale of a show that's been on my top five faves list for the last 8 years. I love Psych, and have been a Psych-O since the beginning. I drove to New York City with a friend just to go to the Psych Fan Appreciation Day.

To celebrate, I painted my nails with what will probably be my last Psych inspired mani ever.

Polishes used:
Essie Grow Faster Base Coat
Sinful Colors Innocent
Sinful Colors Irish Green
OPI in Suzi Loves Cowboys
NYC In a New York Color Minute in Lexington Yellow
Sinful Colors Black on Black
NYC Long Wearing in French White Tip
Glisten and Glow HK Girl Top Coat

Monday, March 24, 2014

Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Top Coat Review [pic heavy]

It's about time, I know, I know. Spring cleaning got the best of me, and left me aching and exhausted.

But I'm here, sharing my review on Glisten and Glow's HK Girl Fast Drying and Super Shiny Clear Top Coat!
(One coat Essie Grow Faster, one coat nicole by OPI in I Do De-Claire,
one coat ILNP MEGA, and one coat HK Girl)

I received this from Glisten and Glow to review, and I'm so in love.

My first thoughts was excitement. I had been using Seche Vite for a couple months now, and really, the only reason I use it is because it was ten bucks, and it's fast drying. I have noticed shrinkage and thickness in the SV, and it's been driving me a bit nuts. I've heard great things about this top coat, so I was super excited to try this.

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day mani

Sooo much later than I planned, but here it is!! My St. Patrick's Day mani!

Polishes used:
Essie Grow Faster Base Coat
Maybelline Color Show in Lustrous Lime
Zoya Chita
China Glaze This is Tree-Mendous
Sinful Colors Happy EndingsSinful Colors Irish GreenSinful Colors Green OceanSally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Emerald City
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying & Super Shiny Clear Top Coat
NYC Matte me CRAZY Mattifying Top Coat

Compared to last year's mani, I think this is an improvement! :)


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