Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Alexander born 12/24/11


002.JPG, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

So sweet. We just love him. We were so surprised to have a boy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

MUA: I need to express my sadness & frustration

I really don't know exactly what happened. In fact it was my DH who initially noticed there was much drama at MUA a few months back, since MUA nail board used to be my home page on my lap top. It no longer is...

 I can tell you what appeared to happen in my mind.

 I used to enjoy going to NB. It was like a non-stop party. Even on the weekends, in the evenings we'd share advice & pictures & stories & hauls, crack jokes, have a lot of fun and almost never at other's expense. The kind hearted ladies there never picked on others or teased or made fun of people. Not the usual mean-spirited fun you often find on the internet.

 Apparently, though, there are those who feel so lousy about their lives’ and themselves, that they can't stand it if other people are not miserable as well. So, they came and they trolled NB and complained. Not because they even cared about the community, atmosphere, or content of nail board. They did it, because they are truly miserable people who couldn't stand that we were having fun, something they don't know how to do.


 So, yea I'm pissed off. They went and ruined something good, something that gave me joy.

 Yea I've been using message boards and the like for around 15 years now... and nothing good ever lasts forever in cyberspace. I guess I ought to be used to it by now. It’s so trivial and petty, but I just needed to say it somewhere where I am allowed to say it without being censored.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Newborn fitted diapers

My sister made me these adorable diapers. I'm 37w 1d and ready for baby to come at any time.

ChG Cheers to You + Tinsel + Nubar Silver Glitter

Cheers to You + Tinsel + Nubar Silver Glitter

Cheers to You + Tinsel + Nubar Silver Glitter

ChG Cheers to You + Tinsel + Nubar Silver Glitter

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'm taking a little break

I just haven't felt like taking any photos of my nails. I've been polishing them once a week or less. It's amazing how hormones can change your interests and energy level so easily. Plus, I'm more than a bit distracted with everything going on in my life right now. I never like to say good-bye forever... so let's just call it a break for now.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Biggest Giveaway I've ever seen!

Late notice, but if you haven't entered Mon Coin a Moua's 1000 follower giveaway, go now!



Wow!

Speaking of giveaways, I've got something planned for you guys in celebration of my blog's 100+ followers. I've been pretty sick lately and not up to blogging. Hopefully, I am on the upswing.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fresh Air Fund, nothing to do with nails, everything to do with giving a kid a break

Can you imagine never, ever having spent a day outside of New York City? Never once playing in a back yard? Imagine not knowing the joy of catching fireflies on a summer night.

Recently, I was contacted by Sara Wilson of The Fresh Air Fund about sharing a way you can help a kid enjoy a vacation away from the city. You can donate or offer to be a host family depending on where you live. It sounds like a really great experience and a good cause. I'm seriously considering hosting a child in 2012.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Swatches


Swatches, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Borrowed this idea from a fellow MUA'er. I hot glue toe nail tips onto popsicle sticks. This is a few Zoya, a few Essie and almost all OPI. I have a lot of painting ahead of me.

Essie Better Together


Essie Better Together, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Part of Essie's latest bridal collection for 2011. I like it! It is pretty even after 3 coats. A little sheer, I wish I'd used something under it to keep my discolored tips from ruining the look.



What do you like to use as "underwear"?

Dot Art FAIL


Dot Art FAIL, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Not very happy with this one. Too many colors I think. Don't even recall what I used. Mostly Nubar Pastels and China Glazes spring collection from 2010. That grey polish is fantastic, though. Its SH Xtreme Grey Area. Love it!

Zoya Marley


Zoya Marley, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Pretty, pretty color. Love the result. Getting it on the nail isn't as easy. The formula was goopey and thick. I got some bubbles on the left hand, too. Zoya and bubbles seems to be a reoccurring theme for me.

Essie Body Language


Essie Body Language, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This polish is awesome! I'm very happy I finally bought it. It applies great (3 coats) and looks great! There's something so edgy and fresh about these sorts of colors. Fashionable without being flashy.

Zoya Nikki


Zoya Nikki, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This polish was just eh. It just has that mauve-grandma look. It has a subtle green flash in it, but not enough to make it exciting.

China Glaze BFF


China Glaze BFF, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Never wore this one before. I have a bunch of the OMGs, but I've sort of ignored the pinks in my collection. This one is fabulous! Cool, girlie pink.

Starry Night Franken


Starry Night Franken, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Very happy with this franken, It looks jelly-ish and sparklie! No idea what Essie Starry Starry Night really looks like, but I like this!

China Glaze BFF


China Glaze BFF, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Essie Sugar Daddy


Essie Sugar Daddy, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This has to be the least streaky sheer pink I have ever used. It leaves a nice clean look. This must be at least 3 coats. I just wish my tips were so yellowed.. makes them look like a cheesy orangish yellow, ewwww!

Navy Holo franken


Navy Holo franken, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This is fabulous! They just don't make holos like they used to :( Its Pink Rose Diamond plus WnW Nocturnal

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Nubar Meadow Sparkle + Nubar Grass Green Glitter + NOPI Brilliant Idea

The other day at Target I picked up Nicole by OPI's Brilliant Idea. This is part of the Target Exclusive Spring Collection. I really am liking these Target Exclusives! On its own, Brilliant Idea is a monochromatic glitter, made up of mostly micro glitter and a pinch of larger particles in a clear base. Its a spring green color that is leaning very yellow. Its pretty all on its own and can be worn by its self in just 2 coats.

I, of course, wasn't satisfied. In this manicure I layered one coat of Nubar Meadow Sparkle, which is very close to Brilliant Idea, perhaps slightly less yellow and more cool in tone. Then 1 coat of Nubar Grass Green Glitter, which is a bright, true green emerald color. Then I put NOPI Brilliant Idea on last.

The combination gives it a lovely depth. Its all green, but varying shades.

Nubar Meadow Sparkle + Nubar Grass Green Glitter + NOPI Brilliant Idea

Nubar Meadow Sparkle + Nubar Grass Green Glitter + NOPI Brilliant Idea

SH Xtreme Purple Pizzazz


SH Xtreme Purple Pizzazz, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Here it is looking more indigo or blurple. Lovely jelly polish.

SH Xtreme Purple Pizzazz


SH Xtreme Purple Pizzazz, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This is a purple jelly with fuchsia microglitter. 3 coats. It tends to look totally different in different lighting. Sometimes you do not see the glitter at all and it looks like super shiny purple glass. In bright light it looks indigo or "blurple" with sparkling glitter. I love the jello-y look.

Misa Date Night to the Twilight

I wasn't head over hills over this polish. It looks different in different lighting. Its something of a frosty foil. I guess I'm sort of on the fence on this one. It can look less blue depending on the lighting.