That's great for me because I love the 3 purple ones! *adds them to the next swaplist*
It looks nice on you!So here's my latest mani - Autumn Winds by Fancy Gloss. Lots of pics because of shiftyness!
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It's mostly an embers of the fire orange, low light turns it much more red and direct light pulls out the golds. In all states it's one of the glowiest polishes I've worn for a while, and may be my new favourite orange lacquer.
Hey Anita, good news you've had your jab! Side effects are rubbish though, so i'm glad you feel better. Hubby had his a month ago and was floored for 24 hours but fine afterwards. I get mine tomorrow! I don't think the govt have handled the vulnerable people thing very well throughout this thing, hubby's doctor said he should have been shielding, but they weren't allowed to put him on the list. Very annoying.Well, it's been another busy and difficult week. Plus I got my first Covid vaccine on Thursday and it really floored me. I woke up shivering in the middle of the night, then got really hot, had a really bad headache and felt pants all Friday. Luckily other than a sore arm I'm feeling okay now, and it's still miles better than getting Covid. Anne have you and hubby had yours yet? I'm guessing he must have had it as he's in the vulreable category. I didn't think I'd be offered it early, but apparently people with Coeliac disease can have a lowered spleen function and that's why I was offered it. I never knew that, I even looked it up when I was offered the flu jab and couldn't find anything about it, but yeah, apparently I have always been in the clinically vulnerable category. It would be nice if someone told you this! Oh well, I got the first vaccine now, the second is in June. Ex is due his in a week as he's over 50.
I decided to take yesterday off and only do things for myself (well, other than the feeding children and cleaning up after feeding children and sorting out pets, etc. bit) and managed to decant your polishes, Anne. I'm not sure when I can post them yet, maybe on Tuesday as Max has physio and the ex is taking him and my youngest, so may have time to pop out. I have to say, you made some really good choices!
Here are a few of my manis, I'll see if I can post more later. First is Emily de Molly LE 28 with Cupcake Polish Dead Men Tell No Tales. The EdM is a really pretty red, but it had some weird dark flakies that only showed once I applied it and I wasn't very keen on those.
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Next is Girly Bits Reveal topped with 2true Shade 6 (2013 untried) on the accents. The GB was supposed to be a subtle thermal, but it's dead now. Or incredibly subtle as I couldn't detect and changes when it was cold. Still it's pretty.
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This is Sally Hansen Lilac Aqua (2013 untried, over black) with Polished for Days The Pumpkin King. I wasn't very happy with this mani, not even with the PfD. Of course the SH got messed up again, and I just wasn't feeling the PfD.
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Hey Anita, good news you've had your jab! Side effects are rubbish though, so i'm glad you feel better. Hubby had his a month ago and was floored for 24 hours but fine afterwards. I get mine tomorrow! I don't think the govt have handled the vulnerable people thing very well throughout this thing, hubby's doctor said he should have been shielding, but they weren't allowed to put him on the list. Very annoying.
Anyhow, glad to hear you got a bit of time to yourself this weekend. I take it Max is doing well?
I have almost finished your decants (nine done, the rest sitting ready to do!). Hubby has said he's got to go to the PO on Tuesday so i will finish them ready to ship and he can take them along. As I suspected, finding them was the time consuming bit! One was tagged as in a helmer when it was actually in a box, and more than once I had to go through whole drawers twice because I'd managed to miss the one I was looking for! As a bonus I now have several much tidier helmer drawers than before, and that gave me a bit of extra space in them1 Plus I found Pahlish Waltz for Venus hiding at the bottom of the box of my illyrian overspills - good to get it put in the right place or I'd have gone nuts searching for it when it was wanted!
Glad to hear my decants look cute, I think yours do too!
Your manis are nice - the EdM is a lovely shade, shame about the weird flakies! And the pink mani is very cute, even if the thermal is dead. i like the last one best though! You are powering through those SH duochromes! i bought The Pumpkin King on BF last year, I thought it looked nice in the bottle and on you so hopefully I'll be happier with it when I get round to wearing it!
I had a very poor reaction yesterday, and was throwing up by last night but other than the aching arm I feel much better today.Hope it all goes well with the jab tomorrow. Yeah, side effects suck. I didn't think it would floor me that much, but I pretty much got all the common side effects listed. I only had a slightly painful arm after the flu jab, but this, ugh. I'm curious to see how the ex feels after his.
I don't think I was supposed to be shielding, because I'm "only" clinically vulnerable, not extremely vulnerable, but I didn't even know that I was that. I googled the Coeliac Disease and couldn't find anything about increased risk. I also have an underactive thyroid and that didn't come up either. Nobody ever mentioned the spleen issue to me either and I was diagnosed with CD 16 years ago! Ah well, I have been very careful anyway, I don't socialise and only pop to the shops if I absolutely must. I don't see wanting to go out even when we're allowed, but I know that my children are very keen to see their friends and that's fine too. I don't think we'll be going to Hungary again this year, they have extremely high numbers of positive cases at the moment and have only vaccinated about 10% of the population so far.
Max is doing okay, thanks for asking. His elbow wound wasn't healing well, so we took him to the vets on Wednesday to be checked and they gave us a gel to use and some more antibiotics and it seems to be healing nicely now. He is really trying to move and has been shuffling around a lot more, but he's still in the cot overnight to keep him safe. We do exercises with him 3 times a day which is time consuming, but he's responding well, so it's all worth it. The physiotherapist was very pleased with how much he's improved, so that's great.
Thanks to my spreadsheet and well organised drawers I didn't have any issues with finding your polishes and the decanting went really quickly, I guess I'm quite experienced now!
Ah yes, I have a ton of those Sally Hansen duochromes, I think there are about 25 still to be used. I think I have roughly 200 untrieds left from 2013, so need to crack on. The PfD is just too busy, it looked quite bumpy too. It's a nice colour and I didn't hate it, but it's definitely not my favourite.
Have you seen the new Glam teasers? The New Orleans collection looks nice, although it's the same formula as every year, neons in every colour of the rainbow with glitter/flakies and a glitter/flakie topper. The trio looks nice too, we'll see what the swatches say though.
I'm already liking the look of a few PPU polishes for April, but luckily there are a lot of grungy colours with the theme being the 90's, so I can pass on those. I hated grunge and I don't like grungy colours.
Sorry to hear you had such a bad reaction to the jab, but glad you're feeling much better. I'm feeling absolutely fine now.I had a very poor reaction yesterday, and was throwing up by last night but other than the aching arm I feel much better today.
I don't think travel anywhere is wise at the moment, sorry about your trip home but I think it's sensible to wait!
Good to hear Max is improving! I know it's a pain doing his physio etc but it will be worth it!
25 is a lot of Sally Hansens!
I am not that taken with the main collection of new Glams, pending proper swatches, but the macros on the trio look interesting. I'm eager to see them on nails!
As ever, I haven't seen any PPU yet, but doesn't sound like my cup of tea if they're going to be too murky and dull. We'll see, there are always a couple I "need".
In other news, I bought more Illyrians...
FYI I now have in addition to the ones I posted above, El Jefe, La Jefa, Black Dahlia, Odyssey, Pink panther, Bonbon and Amnesia - at least I got free US shipping this time! And good to have more than one order en route to Stackry, though of course lord knows when they will arrive (took six days from shipping notice to actual shipping on the last lot!).
Haha, I am the same with my parents - they come here and i never know what to do with them!Sorry to hear you had such a bad reaction to the jab, but glad you're feeling much better. I'm feeling absolutely fine now.
To be honest, I'm not even that keen on going to Hungary, it's more of a chore than anything, so I'm kind of happy to have a reason why we can't go. I know it sounds bad, but it's such an upheaval and the space at my Mum's is quite limited. I don't even think you can travel at the moment and they have a lot of new cases every day, and not sure if it'll be that much safer by the summer. Don't even know if my eldest can get his jab before the end of the summer, and my other two certainly can't being under 18. Maybe my Mum can come over in the autumn or at Christmas if things are better.
Max is not very likely to be able to walk on 4 legs, but one of his back legs seems to be quite strong and he's really trying to move, so even if he can only hobble on 3 legs it'll be better than nothing.
Ooh I like the look of some of those Illyrians, especially Amnesia and El Jefe. I bought the Girly Bits from Project Artistry last night. I was so annoyed though, the FB event said 7 EDT which is 11 pm, but the person that runs to group posted that it was 7 EST (midnight), so at 10.30 I specifically asked if it was happening in 30 minutes or 1 hr 30 minutes. She said in 1 hr 30 mins, so I set my alarm to midnight, only to find a post on FB saying "we're open, what did you get?" at 11.30. Then the site wouldn't work for ages. Ugh. Luckily nothing was sold out, but I got so annoyed with her. If I hadn't asked, okay, but I specifically asked!!!
Haha, I am the same with my parents - they come here and i never know what to do with them!
I didn't realise Max was unlikely to get full use of his legs back, I'm so sorry to hear that. I do hope he'll at least be able to move around unaided once he heals up properly.
I hope my Illyrians live up to expectation, they look nice on screen! I've added some mystery Lollipop Posses to my Stackry order and I also ordered some Nailed It! polishes from RC, I've been in the mood to spend obviously! I think I'm going to get a couple of Fancy Glosses from tonight's restock as well.
That's so annoying about the Nail Artistry launch, glad you at least got what you wanted though. It's a nice polish.
I really like how your "dead" thermal ended up!Time for some manis. First is Different Dimension Presto Chango. This is supposed to be a blue to purple thermal, but it's half dead now, so only goes from blue to a bit purply blue. It is around 3 years old, so can't really complain, I guess. It was hard to see the change, so I included both states in one picture, the left side is cold, the right side is warm.
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Next is Femme Fatale Prince Hans topped with Essence Party Never Ends on the accents. I didn't realise/forgot that the FF was a tri-thermal, but my nails aren't really long enough to show 3 states at once anyway. You can just about see the 3 colours on my pinky in the last 2 pictures.
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Another thermal, Femme Fatale Succulent Garden. It was okay, but not my favourite.
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I love all three of these! Is Steve a topper or a full polish?More manis. This is Color Club Metal of Honor topped with Lollipop Posse Steve on the accents. The color Club is one of the newest holo polihses and it's amazing. Almost a one coater, I did 2, but hardly needed and so holo! Gorgeous colour too!
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Next is Tonic Polish Boom Boom Room with Emily de Molly Modern Luster topped with OPI Don't Speak. The EdM is a bit more pink than my pictures show.
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My current mani is Fancy Gloss Crystalline. Probably the last thermal of the season, it's supposed to be 21 degrees next week! I love this one a lot, especially the cold state.
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I love all three of these! Is Steve a topper or a full polish?
I like the pink one from the trio, maybe the green one too, not sure yet. I haven't seen swatches of the main collection, don't even know if they're glitters or flakies, so can't make any judgments yet.So having now had a chance to see a swatch pic of the Glam trilogy, I'm much less impressed! The grey is OK but I've gone from thinking I'd buy all three to thinking I'll skip them altogether. And further bottle pics of the main collection have left me unmoved too, I think it's another month of no Glams for me. PPU preview only threw me three of interest - Alchemy, Fancy Gloss and Grace-full. I might send these to Stackry as it's open anyway. Hoping the first two aren't identical! I think they're different shades of blue...