Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Today's post will be a little different, I want to talk about my insecurities. One in particular is my fear of screwing up things someone has entrusted me with.

This fear is really strong at the moment as I sit in front of my washing machine watching it color fabric. I'm doing this for a friend who doesn't own a washing machine and she asked if she could come over to color them and I said that would be no problem or I could also just take the fabric and color it for her and get it back to her when done. I have dyed fabric before and had no problem with it.

Now I sit in front of the washing machine and have run every possible scenario in my head how this could go wrong; maybe the fabric won't color, maybe it will accidentally be pink, maybe it won't color evenly...
I had only ONE job and I screwed it up!!!

This fear is one of many things that my parents are responsible for, they constantly made me do things I wasn't capable of delivering as they wished, as a result I remember many failed attempts at the tasks I was entrusted with. Maybe I didn't do them right, maybe I did, but this has made me so aware of my mistakes that more that often I don't see my accomplishments and made my deathly afraid to take lead or be entrusted with something important.

I've gone to see many therapists and I'm constantly working my way through this to be a better person and see my many accomplishments and attributes as a job well done and not dwell on my mistakes. Most of the it works well.
But at the moment I'm deathly afraid of the fabric in my washing machine...

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ruby White Tips - Tanya and OMG... I... DIE... Swatches

I met this wonderful lady Laura in a Facebook group and she offered to send me a few scull shaped polishes (I had been lusting for them forever) and when she told me she had a Etsy shop called Ruby White Tips I couldn't resist buying polishes from her.

This is Tanya.
I put a thin coat of Essie - Mint Apple Candy on my tips so the nail line didn't show through.

This polish is so beautiful, with all kinds of glitter in it :)

OMG... I... DIE...
I put a one thin coat of Nabi - Burnt Umber underneath to get it more opaque, I had a little problem with getting the big glitters but with a little patience I made it happen :)

This one is definitely my favorite!!

Oh and if you go to her store
use the code CUPCAKE to get 15% off your order.

These are the awesome skulls she sent me
and will get their own blog post!

Thank you so much Laura!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Long weekend..

Just watched the last episode of Doctor Who!! Phew, Moffat is an Evil Genius!!!

I went to Reykjavik over the weekend with my family. I bought three polishes from the Make Up Store, they had many offers and discounts to celebrate that the song from Iceland made it to the finals in Eurovision.
They had buy two get one three on their nail polishes and I walked out with three :)
Not quite the right colors showing..

The colors are closer to being correct on this pic but still not quite.

They name their polishes women's names and when I saw a polish with my name on it I got more excited than I care to admit. 
Elin - Glossy watermelon red, this is the perfect color with my name on it ;)
Charmaine - Blue/green shimmer. Make Up Store writes on the bottles if the polishes are glossy, shimmer, holographic or another and on this it says shimmer but it reminds me more of a holo, haven't tried it yet but I'm hoping it turns out holographic.
Paula - Glossy emerald green, I tried this one and it stained my nails a bit..

I also bought the infamous Burt's Bees cuticle cream and so far I'm liking it.

The Eurovision song contest turned in to a snoring contest when my family (except me) all slept through the show in front of the TV. No fun in them -.-

And yesterday at work I boldly exclaimed that winter was finally over and summer beginning and what happened then?? 
This happened:
It started to hail! 

Okay enough for now.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Best Blog Award

Lisa from The Polish Playground nominated me for the Best Blog Award! Thank you so much!! :)

These are the rules:
1. Answer the questions asked by the blog who nominated you.
2. Nominate up to 20 other blogs with less than 200 followers.
3. Create 11 questions for them to answer.

Questions from The Polish Playground:
1. Do you have any siblings?
Yes I have four. I'm the oldest, five years younger than me comes my brother who is one of my best friends, then seven years younger comes my second brother and the last one is my sister who is seventeen years younger than me.

2. What's your guilty pleasure?

To name a few: The TV show Glee, Bollywood movies, buying nail polishes (a little money guilt), oh and doughnuts.
3. What's your zodiac sign?

I'm a Capricorn. Don't know if that says anything about me :p

4. What's your favorite color? 

Pink, pink, pink, pink oh and PINK!! 

5. Your favorite genre of music to listen to?
Metal and rock. 

6. What's your one favorite nail polish at the moment?

I'll have to say Color Club's Glitter Envy its Neon Green!!!! So summery!

7. What was your first ever nail polish you bought?

I'm not quite sure... I remember I had two Hard Candy polishes when I was younger, one purple and one golden, I lost them long ago but I thought I was sooo glamorous:)

8. What colors do you have the most of in your collection?

Pinks and purples.

9. What's your favorite nail polish finish to wear?

Glossy and matte.

10. What's your most expensive nail polish that you own?

I don't own many expensive polishes, the most expensive is Nails Inc. - belgrave square, I bought it even on sale but is still my most expensive one, somewhere around 25 dollars.

11. Do you prefer short or long nails?
On the shorter side, I like them best when they are a little longer than the tip of my fingers.

My Nominees for the Best Blog Award
Nail Art Novice
Nail Polish Sleuth
Fairly Charming
Baroque Fool
I Love Nail Candy
Em's Polish Paradise
Beauty Lit From Within
Ten Little Nubs

My Questions for the Nominees
1. What is your favorite movie?
2. How many nail polishes do you own?
3. Do you have any pets?
4. What nail polish are you longing for at the moment?
5. Have you traveled to other countries?
6. What base coat and top coat are you using?
7. Do you read? What kind of books?
8. What made you decide to start your blog?
9. Could you live without a TV?
10. Chocolate or gummy bears?
11. Do you collect anything?

Phew, this was difficult but fun :) 
I will be out for a few days so see you after the weekend and hope you have a happy one :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I've Got Nail Mail - A Few Months Ago

A few months ago I went on a internet hunt for a place that ships polishes to Iceland.
I was looking for the brands that everyone is talking about but aren't sold in Iceland, such as China Glaze, Orly, Seche, Zoya, Color Club, Misa and Essie.

After much google-ing and youtube-ing I finally decided to order from
After many agonizing days where I was sure it had lost its way to me the package finally came with everything I ordered and no broken bottles.
This is the best mail there is!!

China Glaze - Dorothy Who?  Tardis blue and the name, Coincidence or what!!  As a Doctor Who fan I had to get it. This is probably one of my favorite polishes ever!! 
Seche Vite - Fast Drying Top Coat So many people claim this is a miracle worker so after too many waking hours waiting for the polish to dry I had to try this and you know what? It IS pure awesomeness!!
Orly - Cupcakes and Unicorns This one I bought purely because it looked so unique, like nothing I have ever come across. Its cute and bubbly :)
Orly - Devil May Care After looking through some swatches on Pinterest I immediately wanted it.

CND Effects - Crimson Sparkle Beautiful reddish-copper sparkle effect which changes any mani into gorgeous sparkle fest. 
Misa - Blame It On Fat Tuesday As I looked though my stash I realized I didn't own any decent green creme polish, so this went to the basket.
Color Club - Harp On It Almost everyone who is into nail polish and has surfed the blogosphere knows about the Color Club Holos so of course I HAD to get one! And the internet didn't lie, it is gorgeous!
Barielle - Gelt Me To The Party The odd one out... I'm not sure why I picked this one, this is not like the colors I usually go for but none the less it's pretty nice.

I got my second order from transdesign today and will be doing another post on the goodies I got. I just wanted to do a post on my first package before I show you the other one.

I purchased these with my own money.

Have you ever ordered from
Where do you order from?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Failed Nails Because I Have Nothing Clever To Say

Squeekedy squee sqeekum sqeek...

Failed attempt at gradient nail, it looks better in person but still a fail... Might try this combo again and make  some adjustments. The orange is NEON but it doesn't show on the pic.
Polishes used 
Alessandro - Cashmere Touch
BK nail polish no 19.

Sometimes things work, other times they don't.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hobby Polish Bloggers May Challenge - Inspired by Fashion

I'm in this wonderful Facebook group called Hobby Polish Bloggers.
This is for the May Challenge: Inspired by Fashion.

Inspired by Kate Spade Fashion. Love the patterns and the bold colors that Kate Spade is known for so I chose her as my inspiration. 
If you don't see it its supposed to be a cherry on my ring finger, maybe an apple if you like that better..
Lets just say a fruit of some kind...

 As you can see I used a gazillion few polishes :)

The polishes used:
Nabi Nail Laquer - Black
OPI - Alpine Snow
OPI - Be A Dahlia Won't You
OPI - Mod About You
L.A. Girl Glitter Addict - Provocative
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Flashy Fuchsia
H&M Nail Polish - Lime
E.L.F. - Yellow
Kleancolor Nail to Toe striper - Beaming Pink

One down, three to go :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Blue Waves Watermarble

I got so inspired after writing about My watermarble evolution that I had to to it!!

As always I'm not too happy about the quality of the pics :(

The polishes used are : L'Oréal Color Riche - Magic Croisette
and L'Oréal Color Riche - French Riviera.

On all nails exept on ringfinger the base coat is French Riviera and on the ring finger I wanted to try something different so there I used Magic Croisette, still not sure if that was a good idea.

So what have I been doing since school finished? Absolutely NOTHING!!
Laying around watching Stargate, painting my nails, surfing the internet and petting my cats...
I am so good at doing nothing I should get a medal for it!! 

Hvað hef ég verið að gera síðan skólanum lauk?? EKKI NEITT!!
Ég er svo góð í að gera ekki neitt að ég ætti að fá borgað fyrir það.... Eða allavegana fá medalíu fyrir alla vinnuna sem ég legg í að gera ekki neitt!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

School's out for summer!!

No words needed!!

And since we are thinking of the Muppets I think this is appropriate 

Hope this brightens someones day, I know mine did drastically improve after watching this :)

The sun is up but it's still snowing, winter doesn't want to let go...
Oh and Lakkris my cat finally got the cone of his head and is licking himself religulously. Sounds pretty dirty doesn't it ;) (oh many puns intended)

Komin í sumarfrí frá skólanum og Alice Cooper er að fagna því með mér :)
Lakkrís kötturinn minn loksins losnaði við gervihnattadiskinn af hausnum á sér þannig að hann nær ekki lengur að horfa á ókeypis erlendar stöðvar (hóhóhó fyndna Elín).
Lakkrís losnaði loksins við plötuspilara hátalarann (phonograph)  af hausnum á sér þannig að við getum ekki lengur hlustað á gamaldags plötur. (tíhí)
Lakkrís loksins losnaði við lampaskerminn af hausnum á sér þannig að hann lýsir ekki lengur..
Lakkrís loksins losnaði við gjallarhornið af hausnum á sér þannig að hann er ekki lengur að vekja upp allt nágrennið með háværu mjálmunum sínum....

Fjúff hvað þessir voru lélegir, en maður má gera grín eftir á...