Pretty Polish Tag!

Pretty Polish Tag!

First I want to thank Hannah, one of my fave YouTubers on Evebelievebeauty! She did a great job with her Pretty Polish tag so I thought I’d share my answers. These are always so much fun to watch but since I don’t do videos, I’ll have to bore you with plain ole verbiage. Try not to fall asleep! 😉

1. When it comes to colors, are you conservative or hot mama?
I’m all over the map on this one. I may get a wild hare and bling it up with a total glitter bomb. Then the next day mute it down with a baby blue hue. Ya just never know.
2. Are you a drug store junkie or high end diva?
I am pretty much a bargain hunter. I love me some Pure Ice or Sinful Colors. Then I love nearly everything by Sally Hansen and I’m slowly working on my tiny Indie stash. L’oreal is amazing and Revlon has some pretty awesome scented polishes in their Parfumerie line. The higher end of my personal spectrum ends up with BOGOs and such with Zoya, China Glaze and OPI in my basket. I do have two Butter London minis but always looking for a sale. Sure I’ll take a Deborah Lippmann…girlfriend you want to send me one for review?! Seriously, it’s just not in my budget right now.
3. What’s your All time favorite polish to date?
If you’re talking brand, I have to throw my vote to Zoya with OPI, Sally Hansen and L’oreal running alongside.
4. What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a polish? Least?
The most I’ve ever paid, at full price, is $9-$10. That’s a rare event since I wait for sales. The least was 25 cents for a bargain bin bottle at a store closing event. But the coolest find was a 50 cent bottle of a Color Club duochrome. After seeing in on eBay for as high as $12, I’d have asked you to slap me on the noggin if I didn’t take that one home.
5. Would you consider yourself a pro painter or just an amateur?
Total amateur, rookie, noob, loser! Lol just kidding on that loser part. I’m a beginner when it comes to nail art but I do try.
6. What’s your biggest polish pet peeve?
I deplore slow drying polish. I don’t care if it smells like a chemical plant, I don’t care if it stains my nails. All fixable. But I hate spending time painting and prepping, all to have a nic or smudge even an hour later. I’m a big believer in fast dry topcoats. You bet your buttons.
7. What’s more important…top coat or base coat?
Hmmm, I forgo these both from time to time but I tend to base coat more for creating a good smooth surface. I’m loving the fact you don’t need either for textured polishes. When I’m applying heavy duty glitter, it’s Elmer’s Glue under all that shine. It’s much easier to peel it away than sit for an hour soaking in acetone.
8. Nail art- love it or leave it?
Love it. I suck at it, but I love it. I’m learning!
9. If you could design a polish, what would you name it and what would it look like?
I’m assuming this means a polish line. I love sea shells, well anything to do with the sea, the beach, etc. I love lacquer. So maybe ShellLacque. Please don’t anyone steal this in case I win the lottery and buy a warehouse, then start a company. Just kidding…not going to happen. 😉 Anyway, I love love love three particular trends right now. Textures or sandy ones in particular. I love multichromes and I am scary crazy over linear holos. My textures would have the consistency of Zoya’s Pixie Dusts but the colors would be shades of ocean blues, aquamarine, emerald, sea foam, white sand and some would have tiny holo stars and shell shape matte glitters. Oh, and one to resemble the soft blush of pink sand like they have on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. It’s a soft pink with tiny speckles of coral. How’s that for big dreams?
10. Share your best tip for the perfect manicure.
I think any manicure needs to have a smooth and healthy foundation. If it’s ridge city, you better be sporting a texture on that nail. Buff those beds girls. I promise it will make them grow!


My First Time tag

My First Time tag

Thank you to the lovely Youtuber, Christy Allysen at 52weeksofbeauty for tagging me for the “My First Time” tag. I love keeping up with this sweet lady’s life and get so much from her beauty videos. Check her out! Love you Christy! I don’t really do public YouTube videos (because mine would likely be boring and sporadic)! Lol But I DO have a blog so here goes. If you’d like me to tag you, let me know!

1. Do you still talk to your first love?
No, I have no idea where he is. He was a tool anyway! Lol

2. What was your first drink?
Literally? LOL formula! As an adult, wine.

3. What was your first job?
Cleaning hotel rooms. Ugh

4. What was your first car?
My brother gave me a non-working 1966 Sunbeam Alpine. I never drove it though.

5. Who was the first person to text you today?
Shock of all Shocks! I haven’t gotten one yet! I usually get dozens a day from at least a couple of my kids. What’s this world coming to? 😉

6. Who was the first person you thought of this morning?
My hubby. He’s had a bad cold all week.

7. Who was your first grade teacher?
Mrs. Smith. She was an older woman and the most I can remember about her is her getting mad at a student and lifting him up by his shirt and slamming him against a locker!

8. First airplane to?
Salt Lake City, Utah. My Cousins lived there. I was 10.

9. Who was your first best friend and do you still talk?
Sharon Sharp DeKnoop and yes! I searched for her via my high school’s alumni page and found her about 12 years ago. I had moved to the Midwest from California and she moved to Washington state. She’s now in South Dakota. We keep up with each other through Facebook. We are both still married to our first and only husbands!

10. Where was your first sleepover?
My first sleepover was at my house in Fremont, California. I was always the last one to go to sleep!

11. Who was the first person you talked to today?
My hubby. He’s been working from home all week.

12. Whose wedding were you in for the first time?
The only wedding I’ve been in, sort of, was as a photographer. I’ve photographed about five, pro bono. 😒

13. What was the first thing you did this morning?
Look at the time.

14. First concert?
The Allman Brothers with Black Sabbath as the opening act. Yeah, it was the 70s. In case you ask…No I didn’t smoke weird things. Yes, it was heavy in the air. No, my folks thought I went ice skating with girlfriends. Yes, it was with a boyfriend, Bob Mccan. No, he wasn’t a druggie! Lol no, Ozzie didn’t bite the head off of anything. Yes, it was loud as we were up front at the auditorium in Oakland, California.

15. First broken bone?
I broke my toe and had to have surgery on it about 8 years ago.

16. First piercing?
I was engaged, 1973, self piercing earrings. I was 18.

17. First foreign country?
Mexico. When it was safer, my folks took us there to Tijuana to shop.

18. First movie?
That we went out to as kids? We went to the drivein and as far as I can remember, it was a Disney film. I haven’t got a clue! I just remember loving the hamburgers, Bonbons, popcorn and Flicks chocolate candy drops in those metallic foil tubes.

19. First detention?
Never got detention.

20. First Roomie?
My hubby I guess. I didn’t go to regular college.

21. What is something you would learn if you had the chance?
Portuguese. My dad’s family was from there.

22. What were the first lessons you ever took?
Organ. I wasn’t very good.

23. Who was the first beauty related person on YouTube you ever watched?
HairGirl247! I had just started getting into hair extensions.

24. What was your first tweet?
I can’t remember. I’m not into it much.

25. What was your first YouTube video?
A video of my cat. She’s such a diva! Lol

26. What is your Facebook profile pic?
It’s of me kissing my hubby on the cheek.

27. First YouTube video?
See 25? 😉

28. First person you subscribed to on YouTube?
My son, Nathan. He’s into drifting and RC cars.

Well that was fun! Please comment below if you’re a Youtuber or blogger and want to play this tag. If you do, let me know!