Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend (picture heavy)

First I hope everyone had a safe and fun Memorial Day. Thanks to all those who have served our country and deserve an honor on this, and every, day!

Even though I had the weekend off from work I was still rather busy.

Saturday my buddy Traci (The TraceFace Philes) and her pal Casandra came down and we went on a polish shopping expedition. We hit 3 Five Belows, 2 JC Penneys. Ulta, 2 nail supply stores, Trade Secret, Mac, Lush, Sephora, Nordstrom and a CVS. I believe they also hit another Ulta and Nordstrom Rack on their way home lol. Grand Total for my day was 14 stores, 3 malls, and several shopping centers. That's a lot of hoofing. But it was all worth it. We had a blast. Joked, laughed, mocked...and also found a ton of polish! Including a few lemmings. So don't let me bore you with things you had to be there to find interesting. Let me just show you the pictures!

Traci and Casandra enjoying some Rita's about half way through our day.

By the end of the day our nails were the ultimate tester skittle mani ;-)

Back to my house. Traci's at the top, Cas' in the middle, mine at the bottom.
this includes the couple of things Traci and I swapped before hand.

There's all mine again...

Shatters!...until this day I had none and was very sad. JcP had all their OPIs bogo half...
The Silver was one Traci swapped me.
and of course Purple is Sally Hansen which I got at CVS

Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, PotC Stranger Tides, Sparrow Me the Drama, and Steady as she Rose, Not Like the Movies (new version) and Simmer and Shimmer.
Sparrow me the Drama I actually had to get at Cedar on Sunday but it completed my Pirates collection =)

Hard Candy Fabuluxe (a Traci swap), Ulta- Pinata Yada (another Traci Swap) Little Black Dress, Underground, Green with Envy,  and Funky Finger- Baby Baby Baby, Sand & Stilettos, and Snakeskin

And of course some much needed extras... 

Of course as soon as I got home my sister (and even my mom) started drooling and I could see the gears turning in their heads for what they wanted to use first...ugh. Even my dear 2 1/2 year old nephew Brody was getting handsy haha. So my mom asked for me to do something patriotic on her nails that very night. I thought for a second and came up with this:


My mom's poor stubby nails. We put our hands through hell at work. 
 This is Sinful White (i forget the exact name) with China Glaze Dorothy Who? and OPI Red Shatter
I swiped the shatter sideways across the nail hoping for a horizontal "striping" 

Then of course I had to play with my new polishes on me =)
This is Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous with Turquoise Shatter. 

Sunday was also busy. Employee Appreciation Day at work so I could actually shop in my own store. Got a couple pairs of jeans and some jammies. I love 50% off sales in this respect. I also had to bake and decorate my sunflower cupcakes for our bbq at work. And my friend Carrie spent most of the day tagging along. Sunday was also when I made a point of going to Cedar to look for my last PotC color. 

Today, oh boy, today. Hectic and crazy and definitely not a holiday I got to celebrate. We always have a 50% off sale on Memorial Day. And when you team up the words "Sale" and "Thrift Store", well, all hell breaks loose. Staff meeting at 8 am, doors opened at 9 and then near constant pandemonium until 5 pm. Needless to say a nap, dinner and a long hot shower helped round out my day.

So now I'm well past tired and still have another day of work before I get my "holiday". I'll have 2 whole days to spend mixing and matching with all my new goodies. =)


  1. Looks like you all had a blast! I like the name of your blog. Take care!

  2. Thats a terrible photo of Cas and I. Ewww DISLIKE!!

  3. I can't believe you JUST noticed it! haha..and it is not a bad picture!