Thursday, April 20, 2017

Press On Nails

Before you go any further, please watch this hilarious video from the 80's  
I remember using these things and they didn't work for shit!  They literally popped off with the smallest task.  How embarrassing is that??  
Thanks to The Museum of Chicago Classic TV on Youtube that shared that video.  What a hilarious blast from the past.

Here's the vid I made today!

I have totally been an acrylic nail kind of gal.  I've done coffin shape, ballet tip, stiletto, cat claws, you name it.  I've never done the duck nail though, that is the fugliest shape I've ever seen. 

Getting your nails professionally done isn't always an option for several reasons:

1.  It's too expensive
2.  It's too much upkeep
3.  Sitting in the chair at the salon gives you anxiety (me, see more below) 
4.  Your boyfriend doesn't like the way it looks.  (See more about that with Zoella below)
5.  You don't want it to shred your natural nails to pieces causing long term damage
6.  You like the natural look instead
7.  The chemicals you inhale can be bad for you
8.  You can get a really fucked up fungus' from nail salons, i.e. the salons are unsanitary 
9.  You are too lazy to go to the salon

 I am all of the above except for 3.

I have a phobia and it's whenever I'm locked into sitting in a seat for a specific amount of time without an option to get out of it, I panic.  This includes planes, meetings, and restaurants.  I don't always get that way but when it hits me I'm usually not aware it's going to happen.  Awful awful feelings of panic and racing heart beat, everything goes black, and I lose my hearing.  Fucking SUCKS and has resulted in me loathing to go get my nails done or a fill in.  How I've managed to have acrylics for as long as I have is beyond me.  It shows how many times you can expose yourself to your own phobia over and over and sometimes it just never goes away!

One of my favorite Youtubers, Zoella, once said she wanted fake acrylic nails but doesn't get them because her boyfriend (Alfie) hates them.  I know she struggles with anxiety so I wonder if she secretly has the same issue as I have with chairs.  She gets press-ons instead which prompted me to give them another go.  I figured they've got to be improved since the 80's right?

Anyway here I am!  I went to Sally's and spent about $7 on some Bella Nails.  They took about 5mns to pop on.  I am curious to see how long they last without one falling off.  They included extras in case one goes missing.  The glue was resealable so I can use that again too. 
Here is before: 
And After:
I will say they are quite comfortable to wear.  They are shorter which I like for work.  As a makeup artist, you have to go in pretty close to people's eyes with lashes and liners so shorter nails prevent any eye scratching incidents.

I had to file the sides down a bit to make them look more fitted, otherwise they poked out on the sides which made them look even more fake.  If they last awhile (a week is promised on the box) I will def go back and grab a few more.  

I will update here again in a week and report back!

Maybe this is finally my chance to grow my own nails out underneath healthily.  I take Biotin vitamins to help boost the growth as well.  I've noticed Biotin has helped with my hair growing faster but my nail beds were so damaged it has taken awhile to grow them past the part that had my previous acrylics.  I will say...if these end up being a pain in the ass you will see me sitting in a salon in the near future having a panic and letting some lady drill away!

Til Next time,


Saturday, April 15, 2017


Stay tuned for more, I may try a Instagram focused giveaway next!
 It's finally here!  
And yes I mean Spring but I also mean my second giveaway of beauty products too!

I have put together another box full of goodies and am hosting a prize giveaway to show my appreciation to my lovely Youtube subscribers and supporters.  I wish I could just give you all a box of makeup, I really do.  One lucky winner will receive all of the products mentioned in the video as well as anything else I throw in over the next month and a half.  

Some info and rules:

You must be 18 yrs of age to enter or get parental consent to win.
Shipping will be within the U.S. only (sorry, couldn't do international this time)
Runs April 15th to June 1st 2017 where a winner will be chosen at random.

To win you must be subscribed to my channel and your page cannot be private (I have to be able to verify you are a subscriber).  Having the bell notification on would be helpful to stay up to date on every video I upload.

The more social connections you make with me the more points you earn which increases your chances to win so add me on Instagram and Twitter too! Enter here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will update here on this blog as we go along.
Good luck and thanks for the support!

Video Of Prizes:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Getting Over a Hardship, off to Canada

Some of you who follow me on Instagram may already know a little but, recently I have been going through a very shitty personal situation over the last couple of weeks.  It isn't anything I would like to open up on the Internet and this blog isn't about what happened... it's about what happened after.
I spent a week in bed, unable to take deep breathes, unable to eat, unable to sleep.  I was actually even unable to cry.  I was in shock.  Booger stayed curled up next to the bed the whole time, such a good dog.  
I finally decided I would like to keep moving forward and try to cleanse my body of these harmful thoughts and depressed demons that sit inside me and eat away at my being. 
 I cannot live forever in a dark cave twisting things around and around in my head.  
So we took a trip.
I was so distracted that I didn't even pack a proper bag.  I forgot spare socks, underwear, hairspray...
  If you knew me you would know that packing is kind of my thing.  I always organize things down to a list and have enough of everything two times over.  I usually pack back ups for back ups.
  This was not the trip for that.  I threw a bunch of shit in a duffel bag and walked out the front door.  

We left the country.
Canadian money is absolutely beautiful.
Canadian candy is absolutely yummy.
We went to a majestic place called Harrison Hot Springs, also known as "the healing waters" in B.C.
The natural springs are pumped into the pools at the hotels so you can literally soak in warm mineral water from the Earth.

We hiked multiple trails on our three day trip, one around the edge of Sandy Point

across the beaches of the Lagoon
 and the last day we went up to see the waterfall named Bridal Veil which was a short one but a steep soggy climb.

Sasquatch is known to be prominent around those parts, signs everywhere and even warnings to not go near him or scare him.

 The hotel we stayed in was called the Harrison Beach Hotel and accommodated The Booger with a welcome bag with treats and poo bags in it.  He liked the pitter patter of his claws on the hardwood floors almost a little too much.  I really had to jam my ear plugs in my ears to sleep through him turning circles on the floor at night.  Always nice to have dog friendly hotels.
It also had a kitchen with pots and pans, a stove, and a microwave so we decided to bring home away from home and do a taco night.
Just before crossing back into the states at the border there is a castle with games and rides.  We had to lighten the mood on the way out with some mini golf.   Unfortunately, it's nestled next to a cow farm so it literally smells like your head is up a cows ass when you're outside but inside was nice.
We went for the Under The Sea course that played spa music and had oceanic sounds and decor.  
It was actually quite relaxing aside from being in a basement and could occasionally hear kids stomping on the roof playing laser tag.
I got a hole in one on the last hole which wins another round.  I hit the ball so hard directly at the hole it was like I was playing hockey with it.  It smacked straight in and set off the light upstairs to alert the staff so I didn't see what happened, I just ran upstairs with my arms out like I was the shit. 
We kept our free round for the next visit considering we fell in love with the area and have now deemed it our haven.  We got there in the Spring luckily before tourism really hits so I'm curious to see the town bursting alive with people in the summer.  It was so quiet out there I couldn't imagine boats everywhere and people all over the sidewalk.  I must say, I think I prefer the quiet pre-season vacay's myself.
Til next time Canada. 
Watch the vlog here


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