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Totally NPC (not polish-related) but I wanted to share this. So if like me, you’re into craft projects like this knitting one, please read on. If not… I’ll share more polish-related posts soon πŸ™‚

A few weeks ago, I spotted these amazing fingerless gloves on Instagram and set out to find the magazine they were in, KnitSimple Holiday 2012 edition. Now that I have it, I thought I would share the pattern with you.Β  πŸ™‚

 

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Happy knitting!!! I still have to find the time to attempt these, but I love them!!!

How many of you knit? Crochet?

~xo

While I was drafting up yesterday’s post about Dollish Polish’s Go Luigi!, I kept staring at my nails and debating how work-appropriate some of my more glittery looks are. While I personally adore glittery and colourful nail polish, sparkly eyeshadow or blush, red lips as much as nude lips, I often feel hindered by my professional job. I should point out that I do not work in a law firm or a suit-type environment; in fact, my office is quite relaxed and offers a casual dress code; yet I sometimes look at my nails before running out the door in the morning and wonder if I should have removed my polish.

Yesterday’s post with my two-toned Go Luigi! is already off in favour of my next blog post’s colour, but would you wear this to work?

This look was quite demure….

…before I added the sparkly The Many Shades of Mr. Grey:

And how do you feel about this look? Office-appropriate?

Sometimes I even wonder if my simpler polishes are “appreciated” in the workplace:

Thanks to my polish (and beauty products) addiction, I am always seeking my next purchase. Many times I want colours that are different, unlike anything sold in a beauty store, but I purchase and wear it, write a post about it, and then decide it’s not “safe” to wear in “real-life.”

I would love to know how my fellow polish lovers and non-polish-lovers alike feel about this dilemma.

Do you wear some polishes only to blog about them, then immediately remove before your work-day? Do you have weekend and weekday-specific polishes? Or are you bold enough to wear the bright and glittery confections, no matter the place?

xo

The other day I came across this contest that made me do a double-take. Shellac for LIFE??? Umm, yes please!!!

Since I have already entered, I thought it would only be fair for me to share this with you. Have you entered??

Go to Shellac’s page on NailpolishCanada.com and enter by telling Nailpolish Canada how winning would change your life. And you could win a lifetime supply of CND’s Shellac (to be exact, a 25-year supply of Shellac, and they even throw in the UV lamp)!

And the best part: this is open to both Canadian and US nail polish addicts, erm, I mean, readers!!!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!

xo

I stumbled upon my tag on Amanda Berry’s Facebook page/blog over at Berry Polished, and thought I’d better respond before I forget all about it!Β  That’s how I usually end up not replying to these types of tags, but this one seemed fun and I made an effort! πŸ™‚

Ok onto the tagging rules!

  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
  • Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
  • No tag backs.
  • No stuff in the tagging section about β€˜you are tagged if you are reading this’. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

Here were the 11 questions I received:

1. What is your favorite color of polish to wear?

Ooh this changes all the time. I love vampy, near-blacks (like Lancelot that I am wearing today…) or sparkly jellies in brights, nudes, and fun glitters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2. When was the last time you actually kept your nails naked for a significant amount of time?

Probably before I started this blog a few months ago!
3. Do you prefer your nails long or short?

I prefer my nails with just a bit of length (like in the Lancelot pic) though I will let them get a little longer for nude polishes or french manis.
4. Do you have a hidden talent?

Umm… speed-shopping? : )
5. Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have a little boy (ok fine, he’s a Dobie mix) named Rambo. My true true love.
6. Where is the farthest place you have traveled from home?

Recently? By plane?? Los Angeles maybe?
7. What event are you most looking forward to at this years Olympic Games?

Hmmm, not sure… maybe swimming. I do prefer Summer Olympics over the winter ones though.
8. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?

I used to play a little violin. But I’d really like to play piano.
9. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

Ooh to be invisible!! I’d love to be a fly on the wall!
10. What is your day job (other than painting your nails of course lol)?

I’m in Human Resources. *(So sometimes have to save my crazy polishes for the weekend lol)
11. Goldfish or Cheez-Its?

Ooh I love love Goldfish crackers because my little nephew eats them! (I’ll steal them when he’s not looking. Or accept him sharing and stuffing them in my mouth. : )

Tag you are it!! I really enjoy reading all your blogs and interacting with you on FB. Please don’t feel obligated to participate – I know I had to sit down and do it immediately or else it wouldn’t have happened…Β  Or you may have already been tagged and done this! πŸ™‚

Let’s see if I can get 11 people. xo

Is it really terrible of me to borrow Amanda’s questions?? They were great questions! (and my brain’s a little fried, to be honest…)

(Hope you don’t mind, Amanda!)

1. What is your favorite color of polish to wear?
2. When was the last time you actually kept your nails naked for a significant amount of time?
3. Do you prefer your nails long or short?
4. Do you have a hidden talent?
5. Do you have any pets?
6. Where is the farthest place you have traveled from home?
7. What event are you most looking forward to at this years Olympic Games?
8. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
9. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
10. What is your day job (other than painting your nails of course lol)?
11. Goldfish or Cheez-Its?

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