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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!


Up next for my comparison by brand study, Butter London All Hail the Queen, formerly called All Hail McQueen. This is a taupe, goes on like glass but in the right light it looks like a bed of diamond dust. So, so pretty.

This goes on great, the formula is perfect, no streaking, no dragging. I applied the same as I have the other polishes in my review. (complete details in prior posts) Although, I did go pretty heavy on the tips of this one, on the first coat. I could see the writing on the wall and I did not want the dreaded VNL. Still in certain light, certain angles there is a little bit of VNL.

I don’t think I’m going to be able to capture the beauty of this polish on film. When the light hits it just right it looks like a bed of diamond dust covered in glass. This polish is as smooth as glass.
So, so pretty!
This picture is from cosmetic cupcake

This shows the micro shimmers better. Although a tad darker, this is very much like Yummy Mummy, but with the micro-shimmer.

These 2 would be a great combination for a subtle half & half manicure. You know how I like my half & half manicures!

OPI’s Wooden Shoes Like to Know is about to be history. I applied this Tuesday evening, it is now Thursday evening.


As you can see there is considerable wear on the tips. Not really chipping but wear. This appeared within 12 hours of application. I thought it was because I hadn’t ‘wrapped’ the tips so I wasn’t going to hold that against the polish. But after 2 full days the wear has increased to the point that I have to take it off.

As you know I am working on a proper review and comparison of the brands of polish I use. I am going to paint my nails the same with all the polishes, use the same top coat and that way I should have somewhat of a controlled outcome. Also, I said in an earlier post, if this was in the real world I would just paint a quick patch coat over the tips, probably wrap them and get on with it. But, because of my review I am moving on to the next brand.
What will it be? I don’t know but I’m thinking it just might be Butter London’s turn. Check back to see which company I use next.



This is from the new Holland collection by OPI. Yes, this is a new polish but I bought it before Lent began, along with several others. Kinda like a ‘last supper’ if you will. I will post other swatches from this new collection as I do them.

The sun came out, for literally three minutes, so I took this picture outside. I love the sparkles in this. They make me smile. 🙂
This polish goes on exactly as it looks in the bottle, which is always nice. Although I must tell you, this is with 3 coats. Normally I do 2 coats, not always a top coat, but this one still showed the tips of my nails with only 2 coats so I added a 3rd coat because I do not like that. I also have on a top coat of Seche Vite fast drying topcoat as I don’t have all day for my nails to dry.

The other polishes I got from this collection are Gouda, Gouda Two Shoes, Wooden Shoes Like to Know, and Thanks a Windmillion. Go to my YouTube page for my video of Wooden Shoes Like to know by clicking here: My You Tube Channell ~ NOTD Wooden Shoes Like to Know
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E-bates.com is Money in the Bank!

If you're like me, you shop online more often than not. You need to be using ebates.com because they give you a percentage of your purchase amount BACK TO YOU. Please use this link: x-apple-msg-load://34551FF7-8289-409B-9D58-885154AB7BAF/ Which will take you to ebates, ten you pick your store and will be directed to their site. Each store has a cash back percentage, some more, some less. In 2015 my cash back amount was $138. I didn't do a lot of shopping because of, well you know. Try it, and please use my link because yes I do get a part of that back. I promise it will all go back into my blog to purchase nail polish lipstick and other items to review for you. Trust me, you have nothing to lose. I know I was very skeptical but now I just have to remember to go to ebates.com first! Let me know what you think.

Haute Look for Amazing Deals ~ A Nordstrom Company

HAUTELOOK is a Nordstrom company. They have a return policy that allows you to return items purchased online to be re- turned to their Rack stores. I have never had a bad experience shopping at Nordstrom nor HAUTELOOK. I HGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH STORES. Be sure to go to Hautelook on Monday Dec 1st To see what great deals they will have on butter LONDON polish. Butter LONDON is a mid-priced polish with a high end quality. I'll see you there, bright and early! http://www.hautelook.com/short/3Bg7v

Nail Polish of the Month!

For me the Polish of the Month has to be CHANEL, with their new formula that I happen to love. I'm not thrilled with the color choices and I'd like to know where I'm supposed to get a new bottle of May , which will be empty soon? you can find CHANEL polish at www.chanel.com or my favorite place on earth: Nordstrom www Nordstrom.com

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