Month: October 2022


Spooky Skylla

Did you miss me?

More importantly, did you miss MY NAILS?

My dad died last week, so I’ve been a bit out of pocket…I’ve been in Upstate New York for the last week or so, dealing with cremation arrangements, hanging with my sister’s family, doing HORRIFIC Marketing homework…but I’m finally back in my “Beauty Hoard” headspace.

Julep Boho Glam “Skylla” has just been chilling in my untried basket since…oh, 2016? “Skylla” is a black coffee ghost shimmer. It does quite resemble wet coffee grounds?

This is two coats of “Skylla” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I added some fun spooky decals from Julep and topped with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Glitter Grabber really kept the decals from lifting and peeling – it’s a must when using decals!


Sweet Tooth

It’s spooky season! And spooky season means spooky nails!

Candy corn isn’t exactly spooky…but it is definitely October-y.

This is Color Street “Sweet Tooth”. This is one of the best Color Street applications I’ve done, if I do say so myself…and I do.

Not to brag, but I had no less than FIVE nurses compliment my nails when I went in for a colonoscopy on Wednesday. One of them was a dude…just saying. (If you are in the “45 and over” boat like me, go get your pooper checked! Please and thank you!)

I also want to point out the glittery avocado charm I am holding – I am OBSESSED with it. Many thanks to my LaLa and my Lisa for picking it out for me! I may have to pull out “Let’s Guac and Roll” again…


Plain Blackcherry

Remember “Blackcherry”? Not to be confused with Buckcherry, one of the shittiest band to ever exist. I fucking HATE the song “Crazy Bitch” – it’s so misogynistic and cringey.

Sinful Colors “Blackcherry” has been sitting on my coffee table patiently for nearly a WHOLE YEAR, waiting for me to wear it again. So patient – thank you, “Blackcherry”.

This is two coats of “Blackcherry” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Isn’t it gorgeous with a shiny top coat? I could get lost in that shimmer…


September 2022 Ipsy Bag – You Got This

LOOK at September’s bag….look at it! The iridescent crinkly fabric reminds me of one of my FAVORITE Barbies – Crystal Barbie.

My product choice this month was Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum. I am glad it doesn’t SMELL like guacamole…but also sad. It’s a light, vaguely vegetable-y scented serum – I like using it in the mornings.

Also in this month’s bag: BYROE Golden Carrot Overnight Relief Mask (again, vaguely vegetable-y smelling. but not outright carrot-y); Ciate London Extraordinary Translucent Powder; Laruce Beauty LR117 Angled Shading Brush (yes, another fucking brush); and Tween.Ty Skin Tightening Cream (what an odd company name…but this shit does seem to tighten up my wrinkles).

Not a bad bag…but not ass-kicking either.

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Moon Glow

I finally tried the last of the Formula X polishes!

This is Formula X “Moon Glow” – it’s a super sheer, super shimmery turquoise polish. I love it! There are hints of gold and violet in the shimmer…or maybe my nails are just stained….

This is two coats of “Moon Glow” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

When I originally posted the pic, I had mislabeled this polish as “Moon Stone.” I drove myself crazy trying to figure out when I originally bought it, until I found the post with the correct name…then I walked into the other room an d looked at the bottle…oops!