Friday, February 04, 2011

An outfit, a re-review and my cousin the hero!

My go to orange books were like WOAH today.

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Dress Anthropologie
Hoodie Target
Socks Target
Boots Clarks
Scarf Target (last week for $3)
Earrings Gift

So I moved down the row a little.

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I did something new for me and I actually preplanned my makeup last night and pulled it all out. It made things go so much faster in the morning  because I didn't have to stand there and try and decide.

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And one I just had to include because I look so much like my mother in it!

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I have to update my intital review of the Sally Hansen polish strips. I mentioned how the very first day I had lifting up on one nail and some bubbles and creases that I couldn't smooth out. Today is Day 6 and I have not had a single lifting up problem. My pointer finger on my left hand that had come up a little, hardened and so did all the rest of my nails and not a single chip or issue in 6 days. In fact I think it would probably last a few more before regrowth became an issue. I still do not think it is worth $10 but that is because I am cheap and that seems a lot for a one time use. But if you think about it as a manicure that won't chip for a week then the price is a bit more reasonable. CVS is constantly doing coupons so this is something I would purchase again at coupon time. My nails are quite hard too after the first 24 hours it became quite solid. I no longer feared the creases and bubbles would cause it to rip. My nails normally chip like crazy because they are fragile no matter what I do. This seemed to thicken them up sort of like acrylics, but not as thick.I still find them a bit fiddly to put on and that the sizing on them is a bit goofy but with 8 to choose from and cutting some very large ones you can make it work.

See the pointer looks worn down a little. That is where it peeled up on the first day.
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To be frank I am quite bored and can't wait to take them off! I am tempted to leave it to see how long it really will last. One thing worth mentioning is where it is growing our at the cuticle it leaves a rough edge that gets caught on my hair. I think a very gentle sanding as they grow would help this.

And some news. Initially this was kinda being kept on the DL (yeah I don't know how else to say it) but remember me talking about my cousin B last week? It no longer is a secret because it was on the front page of the paper today so I feel safe talking about it!! My cousin is a  hero and he got the Purple Heart for his heroic measures in Afghanistan. I am not psychic nor do I think I am in the least but I have been INSANELY uneasy the past two weeks about him and I now know why. I emailed him 2 weeks ago just kinda checking up on him and I hadn't heard. He was hurt but I am so beyond delighted to say he is OK. That is all that matter. Now,  I can't wait until he is home. Pop would of been SO DAMN PROUD of him. I am too. Hey guys THAT'S MY KIN!!!

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Please be respectful and not talk about your views on war in the comments. Thanks.

29 comments:

hillary said...

I had a hard time with the nail wraps. I got really frustrated putting them on, and I felt like it took too long to get perfect... Which just may be my own crazy.
That is wonderful news about your cousin. I wish him a safe and happy return!
-Abbe


My Leather Jacket

hillary said...

Your cousin is a SuperHero. That is what we call all soldiers in my house. Hope he gets better soon.

hillary said...

I am sorry to hear that he was injured, but proud to hear he got a purple heart! One of my coworkers who I was close with is coming home from Afghanistan soon and I hope nothing happens to him before then! It makes me so "warried".

hillary said...

The purple heart. Wow. I'm speechless - I have tears.

hillary said...

The nail thing look interesting but, based on your earlier review way to complicated, I have the attention span of a goldfish.

Your cousin is a cutie, I hope he gets better soon!

hillary said...

My cousin is a navy seal. It just gives me the warm fuzzies thinking about how much of a hero I think he is. :)

I adore that scarf!!!

hillary said...

the orange-ness of that first photo is pretty fantastic.
and i like how your scarf and nails are coordinated.
and super congratulations to your cousin and whole family for supporting him!

hillary said...

I'm glad your cousin is OK. TACP is a very tough career field; go Air Force!

Best wishes for his continued safety, and thanks for sharing!

hillary said...

I really like your scarf. Then again I like most of them haha.

Also I would like to send a big Thank You to your cousin for doing what he does. That's a true hero indeed!

hillary said...

Make sure your cousin know how much we appreciate all he had done to preserve our freedom...
I love your dress and how you paired it with the layers socks and the great leopard scarf

hillary said...

Hey Hillary! I've read your blog for quite a while but have never commented as I don't have a blog myself. But I love reading other peoples. I'm from Boston (but have lived on the south shore since I've been married) so it's cool to read a blog from myneck of the woods too.

I am commenting today to say that I am proud of your cousin too. When you talk to him, please thamk him for his service to our counrty. My nephew is over in Afghanastan.Hhis battalion has been featured on channel 5 all week and my nephew has been interviewed, he is a medic and I am so proud of him!

tracy

hillary said...

So happy for your family that he is coming home safe!

hillary said...

Wow, congratulations to your cousin. Such an incredible accomplishment, and I'm so glad he's safe.

Also, I love your outfit. The socks peeking up above the boots is great!

hillary said...

Grateful he is ok! What a blessing for your family! Thanks to him for his service and sacrifice. We should all be grateful for people like him.

Oh yeah, your outfit is muy cute :)

hillary said...

I always worry about or forsee the worst. So I assumed someone would say something about the war. But to be honest I have some of the most respectful readers ever! I am just a worry wart for nothing!

hillary said...

Heroism should be lauded regardless of political affiliations and opinions! Hopefully everyone is sharing in your joy that he is now okay, and your pride in your cousin!

Whew! Very glad you moved a little down the aisle - the orange with the red was pretty intense! I tried to steal your "Pics in the library" thing the other week, but our shelves are WAY too close together. This week, since I won't be doing outfit pics at home, if I can pull together a decent outfit together I'll give it another try!

hillary said...

Totally agree. All are heroes!

hillary said...

All of our service personnel are heroes, and your cousin especially so - thanks go to him for his service.

hillary said...

I love your leopard print scarf and especially that your socks match it. I've really liked your hoodie+dress+layered socks and boots look lately. :)

I think Congratulations is the wrong sentiment--but I can't think of another term. Anyway, I can imagine how proud you are and glad that he's ok. It takes a brave and honorable person to enlist and go to war, and for that I send my thanks to him (through you).

I'm kind of glad you changed your mind on the nail thingies. I'll have to see when I get a coupon, but now I'm definitely going to try them. And speaking of nails, I got my free Zoya polish and it is amazing. The polish survived working out with weights, dishes and playing fetch. Thanks for letting us know on twitter about it.

hillary said...

I am an only child and he is the only other grandchild on that side. I think because of the huge age difference too I see him as my little brother. I wish we were closer (we live so far apart) He has 3 brothers and sisters though so I am just the annoying older cousin. (9 yrs apart)

hillary said...

I love the socks peeking out the top of your boots and how they compliment your dress so well. And I'm so pleased that your cousin is ok! And a hero to boot! It's obvious that you love him a lot!

hillary said...

One of my dads was a Marine, Pop in Navy, my ex-BIL Army, Bran Air Force and I have NO IDEA what you call it either!

hillary said...

That's so neat seeing the top picture and thinking how that cute little kid grew up into someone so important to his troop (squadron? I'm so bad at those military words. I probably shouldn't admit my dad was in the Navy and I still am a little clueless). Glad to hear he's ok and hope you can see him soon!

hillary said...

Congrats to your cousin! Good to hear he's well and so wonderfully honored.

hillary said...

Nope it isn't just you. I have a good deal of experience putting them on and I still found it hard.
I go into it on this post. http://www.byhillary.com/2011/01/my-weekend-outfit-and-review.html

hillary said...

Frist, I have to comment on the outfit. The tall socks/boots combo is awesome. Think I may have to try that out myself.
Secondly, your cousin = superhero and I'm so glad for him/you/your family that he is going to be ok. I can't tell you how glad I am to hear about soldiers who are willing to put their life on the line. My husband is currenly deployed to AF and I understand how important it is for him to be over there with other people who have their head/hearts in the right place.

byhillary said...

Thank you. This was a few months ago. He is all healed uP and home again for awhile thankfully!

Katie said...

Please tell your cousin that my family and I thank him for his service to our country. I hope he gets well soon!

byhillary said...

Thank you. This was a few months ago. He is all healed uP and home again for awhile thankfully!