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I know it’s been a while, since Dec 13th, 2013 to be exact. That is the day I had a grand Mal seizure which started my journey of learning about seizures, strokes, the difference between .. Etc….

I won’t bore you with the details but I am back to almost 100%. I have come to realize I will never be seizure free but I can live with this disorder so I count myself lucky. Please don’t feel sorry for me. I feel like I owe many of you an explanation as to why I was here one day and gone the next. I enjoy this little blog of mine and have every intention of continuing with it.

So, please bear with me, stay tuned. I have some awesome new polish to show you. Have you heard CHANEL has changed their formula for real and, at this time offer only 14 colors. That is one story I would like to find out more about and I hope you’ll be interested, as well.

A couple of years away and there new trends to review, the gel nail without a light (or gel for that matter), the 10X shine that seems to be making the rounds. And of course the new CHANEL formula.  The pictures are Camelia.  This is one of the new formulas and I love it!  Like most of you I’m disappointed in the color choices by I am going to give CHANEL the chance to bring our favorite colors into the mix.  May anyone?  As in the color May, my all time CHANEL favorite!

I will have a full review of the new formula coming soon.  Let me know if there are any others you would like reviewed.

Without being sappy I have missed my blog friends so, so much. I hope to hear from you all, and soon!


2014has been a year of reflection for me as I haven’t been able to drive or to haunt shop my favorite beauty places to see first hand all the new items. To continue with my blog I had to rely on PR firms and friends to bring me the newest and greatest out there.
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This brings me to Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish. As you all know I do not care for glitter nail polish. My favorite finishes are cream, duo-chrome, metallic and matte. In that order. I do however own Deborah Lippmann glitter polishes, which I believe are compulsory for any nail polish collector, such as Mermaid’s Dream and Sweet Dreams, but I’ve never used them.
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This summer I was sent the entire 80’s Rewind collection from a PR firm for Deborah Lippmann and what an eye opener this was for me. This entire collection is made up of bright summer colors that popped on your nails. You know how when a polish dries it dulls a bit? Not these from Deborah Lippmann, the colors were nothing short of amazing. They were just as bright, true to their color a week after application. Gorgeous colors too! Perfect for summer. ☀️


The formula, the brush, the bottle and dry time all were given 5/5 stars. I loved this collection. I tried not to gush too much about it as it was sent to me from a PR company for review. I did not want my readers to think I was kissing up to them (the PR people) but from the response I got I know my write up was a success for both myself and the collection.
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The next 3 bottles I received were from the New York Marquee collection, again from a PR company.

As you can see, these are all metallic finishes. I love the way metallic polish looks but application is such a pain in the you know what I feel like I’m trying to apply chewing gum to my nails. But not so with this Deborah Lippmann collection.
The formula is awesome giving flawless results:



These gorgeous results are from a formula with great one coat coverage. Dries super fast and looks amazing. “Take the A Train” is my favorite which is why I have use half a bottle in a few months. It’s a great color as it can be neutral or not. “Harlem Nocturne” looks more gray in the bottle but it is more navy/purple when applied. Again a great look and finish for a metallic.
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These are a few of the reasons I’ve fallen under the spell of Deborah Lippmann this year. It’s nice to know she isn’t all glitter (not that there is anything wring with glitter), just not my cup of tea. I was pleasantly surprised at the formula, the detail to the brush and bottle and the overall wearability of these polishes. If you haven tried Deborah Lippmann nail,polish, for what ever reason, I highly recommend this brand and I think you will be very happy. Deborah Lippmann brand can be found at most high end department stores like www.nordstrom.com and I have heard the brand is featured on HSN (the home shopping channel). Retail price is around $18 per bottle but there are often times sales offered. Deborah Lippmann also carries a complete and full line of nail and cuticle care products for any problem you may have with your nails.
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I have wondered lately if I hadn’t been house bound this past year if I would have given Deborah Lippman brand a chance? I guess I’ll never know, but I’m sure glad I did. Let me know what you think of this brand, I’d love to know your opinions.
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Oh, and on my nails today? Hannah from the Girls collection by Deborah Lippmann


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She Drives Me Crazy by Deborah Lippmann came out this past summer as part of her summer 80’s Rewind Collection. The thing I loved about that particular collection was the colors were bright without being neon. if that makes sense to you then we should be BFF’s!
It is super cloudy here today so my picture isn’t very good but here is one from last summer, I wore this same manicure so often, hopefully you can see why.

More of the 80’s Rewind Collection, and a cameo of Betty the worlds smartest dog!

I would love to see what you have on your nails today. Please tweet me @JudiT4029 with a pic. I think it will be fun for everyone, not just me. And Deborah Lippmann if you are out there show us what’s on your nails today!

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As most of you know my beautiful Mom passed away in July of 2013. Some days it seems like a lifetime ago and then days Ike today it seems like last week.
One of my favorite times with her was giving her manicures. I did this once a week as she had the fastest growing fingernails of anyone I ever saw. She always had the most beautiful nails. After her seizures she just wanted them cut back with a no muss, no fuss approach so that is what I did. I would brings several bottles of nail polish for her to pick out and she always liked the brightest colors. I think it was because she had glaucoma and. macular-degeneration, so the bright colors were easiest for her to see .
Here are are her favorites:

Barry M Bright Pink was one of her favorites. She often remarked on how well it lasted. Her most favorite color was purple.



She especially liked the Catrice brand out of Germany, which is a great polish and if you have a chance to pick so up I hope you do. Mom’s favorite was “Heavy Metallilac” and “Even More Heavy Metalilac”, which are both a gorgeouse purple duo-chrome. Thank you to my friend Carla for sending these to me. I also love Heavy Metalilac but can’t quite bring myself to wear it just yet. Soon…

Since the nut doesn’t far too far away from the tree, she also loved her some CHANEL polish…




The other thing my Mom loved was her kids and Grandkids. She wore this one for her great-granddaughter Audrey. She would often times ask me to bring this one for her. More for the name than the color. As you probably know this is called “For Audrey” from China Glaze. This was made to be the exact color of a Tiffany’s box.

Although Mom wasn’t there for Jilly’s wedding, she was in spirit. She helped Jilly decide which polish to wear. Not only did Jilly wear this polish but she had all her bridal wear it as well. I think it was a great choice.









Happy Birthday Mom. You will never be forgotten.

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As I was adding another blanket on my bed last night I realized My Summer of Blues 2014 is over. As we look back one more time I always like to think of the things to come. I would rather look ahead then back but sometimes looking at blue nail polish somehow makes me happy!













I hope you have all had a great summer. Summer is never long enough for me but I do like the fall and the crisp morning air. Betty and I have great walks in the mornings.


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(These products were sent to me for review. I was not asked or required to write about them. All opinions are my own.

Although there are no groundbreaking colors included in this collection from Deborah Lippmann, these are different from your ordinary pinks, greens, blues, etc… I cannot describe any other way than to say there is a brightness that comes through on the finished nail

Deborah Lippman 80’s Rewind Collection for Summer 2014 has to be one of my favorites, not just for summer but for all year round. I love the cream finish of all these colors, and again the brightness is something that was a surprise. It is so hard to explain and even harder to capture with my camera. I hope you will try one of these and then you will understand my excitement.


Not only are the colors spot on for summer, year around really, but they wear like iron. All pictures are with 2 thin coats with a quick dry top coat.

This multi-color mani has been my staple for the summer. I love it!
Let me know if you have tried these or will try them. I would love to know what you think.

(These products were sent to me for review. I was not asked or required to write about them. All opinions are my own.

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**Some of these items featured may have been sent to me by a PR company for review. I was not asked or paid for commenting on these products. All opinions are my own.**.

Early in the summer I decided that the Summer of 2014 would be my year to have a ‘signature color’ of blue for my nails. (Those of you who are “Steel Magnolia” fans will totally get the reference. For the others, I’m sorry, Watch the movie!
One of the other things I played around with was multiple color manicures. Not just 2 colors as in my half and half mani but using 3 colors and I must say, I really like it!
Here are a few, please let me know what you think? I’m anxious if these are a yay or a nay, in your opinion.
















This happens to be my favorite using American Apparel polish.
So, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments below.
**Some of these items featured may have been sent to me by a PR company for review. I was not asked or paid for commenting on these products. All opinions are my own.**.

On this day of September 11th I will always remember and always thank the brave men and women who are fighting for our freedoms yet today.
This day started like any other for me, which was getting up at 5 so I could have my son fed and ready to practice football. This time of year they do what is called doubles, a practice before school and one after. The car radio is how we heard the news. I will never forget the banging sound on the radio broadcast and wondering what it was. It sounded like 200 pound bags of wheat being dropped. When I got home and turned on the TV I learned it was bodies hitting the sidewalk. Either those who had died or those who jumped. To this day my heart is broken for those families. Never again will I take my family for granted. Or the great men and women of our armed forces. Thanks to each and every one of you, active duty members and those who have served their time.

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