Monthly Archives: October 2012

Manicure Monday

I changed my polish today because I had to try a new China Glaze glitter polish from their Wicked Collection.

I saw all the swatches from the Wicked Collection on The PolishAholic back in September, and remembered that I wanted the one called “Make A Spectacle”.  I picked it up today, and layered it over China Glaze “Argo” from the Capitol Colors Hunger Games Collection.

China Glaze Make A Spectacle over Argo

 

I love the extra shine and sparkle I get from the glitter top coat.

I’ve had Argo since Spring, but never wore it much because it seemed like a fall color to me. I can see myself wearing it a lot this season, and into winter. The more and more nail blogs I read, the more and more I fall in love with glitter polishes. This one is particularly pretty because of the hex glitter and opalescent sheen. A year ago I would never had said I was in love with anything glitter.

I’m not sure how long this manicure will last since I have a meeting with my boss tomorrow morning. I normally don’t spend much time talking with the boss, and he never sees my fun nails. What I should have done was polish them a very pretty nude or shell pink.

There is also a good chance I’ll just say “Who gives a damn!” and walk in with sparkly, glittery nails tomorrow morning. Let me know what polish shades you are loving this fall.

– Rebecca

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I’ve been Botoxed

I have chronic migraines and headaches. I’ve been seeing a neurologist about it, and after trying several oral medications that didn’t work, he suggested Botox. I went in yesterday for my first set of injections.

I had over 26 Botox injections over my face, head, neck and shoulders. I won’t know for several days if it works for my headaches, but I woke up this morning and realized that I couldn’t move part of my forehead. I ran to the bathroom to take a look in the mirror, and when I saw how part of my forehead was immobilized, I started to laugh about it. That’s when I noticed that my crows feet don’t show up anymore when I laughed or smiled.

I wasn’t worried, it made me laugh even harder. It’s funny to me that chronic pain can lead to a wrinkle free face. It was ironic.

Botox Type A

Now I’m wondering what part of me has to get hurt so I can stop sleeping on my left side. I sleep predominately on my left side, and I’m starting to see more “sleep damage”  on the left side of my face than on my right side. My skin is less elastic that is used to be, and it’s showing it’s wear on my left side more than my right.

Maybe I won’t worry about it too much, and just age gracefully. As gracefully as someone with medicinal Botox can.

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Mini Beauty Haul Video

Just a short video with my latest beauty purchases from Sephora. What have you been adding to your collection recently?

Do you use any of the products I ordered? What are your favorites?

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