9.02.2014

Super sleepy. + books.

I am tired. I was super hyper but I took my sleeping pill. Lol so now I'm falling asleep. I finished the book Three Sisters. It was really good. I recommend it. I wasn't sure what book to read next. I'm going with: 
I've had this book for over a year!! Maybe even 2. But I just would never read it. Then a 2nd one came out. I didn't buy it though but I was like well I need to get on this and read it. Now there's going to be a movie made for the home for peculiar children next year with it expected to be in theaters in 2016. So I figure I need to read it first!!!!! 

Some other books I've read recently are: 




The 3 flower ones called "In The Garden" trilogy and the first is Blue Dahlia, then Black Rose and lastly is Red Lily. Really good series. Dark Witch is number one of three but it was slow reading for me. I just couldn't get engrossed.... Then I finished the book after about 6 weeks of just reading it here and there. It did get better at some point but not enough that I'm going to start the next one just yet. But I will. I have the 2nd in the series and the 3rd comes out in I think October. 


I've read almost all of the books by Karen White. I love her books. This one is the last one in a series of 4. It was all very awesome. She mixes new with old. Like it could be an old house with ghosts and secrets. It could be old love letters. It's just awesome. All her books are like that.


I'm pretty sure I read these but my mind is drawing a blank on both of them. Uugggg!!!!! But I love Lisa Scottoline now almost as much as I love Karen White. 


I've read Cradle (it was slow reading too) and I think I read a soft place to land, started reading the orchid house but I think I got distracted by a different new book and didn't pick it back up.


These were awesome.


Come Home was great but I can't quite remember how Sister was.


Most of the books in that picture I haven't read, I read the garden of happy endings, memory thief, cradle, maybe I read a soft place to land and nothing in the top stack. I also started to read Castaways but didn't finish it either. I THINK these unread books are in a box labeled as such so I want to bring them into the house and start reading them so that I maybe don't buy as many new ones now. I bought 3 more on Friday I think. =) 


I just finished reading Susan Mallery's Three Sisters. It's a really good book.  I bought it over a year ago. The 3 new ones are Shadow Falls, Night Owl and Nora Robert's the perfect boyfriend. It is number 2 of 3 and I had 1 and 3 so I had to complete the series. Lol. 

Okay. Time to read about 3 pages and pass out. Maybe on Thursday I'll go through the barn and look for my unread books and make a post about them.

Does anyone have any recommendations for me?? When I get a large portion of my unreads done, I might buy Harry Potter and start reading them. What do you think??

8.31.2014

Review: Olay fresh effects make up removal wipes.

ZOlay fresh effects make up removal wipes. I had a free sample of this from work and never used it as make up remover. But it was great at just cleaning my face and making me feel refreshed. When I do deliveries at work, I sweat a lot because it's 90 plus degrees while I'm doing them. And I end up feeling so dirty and these were great at making me feel better before I could get in the shower. I would also use them in the morning before work sometimes and it helped me feel better. It says it came with 7 but it seemed like there was more in it. Lol. I would definitely buy these even if I wasn't using them as makeup remover wipes. 





It's midnight.

I have to wake up for work in 4 hours. I should lay down. I tweaked my blog but I'm still not happy with it. I'll work on it tomorrow. I'm going to also put together a list of blogs I read. If you have a blog that you'd be to add and start reading... Let me know! I love new blogs.

If you think I know and read your blog, leave it anyways so I know you read here.

See you tomorrow and later in the week.

Everything should end with a cute cat picture. That was our cat food container. We're not currently using it. 


8.28.2014

Nail polish remover review!


I don't know where to start with my love hate relationship towards nail polish remover. I've been pretty unhappy with them all. The ones pictured are the latest ones I've tried. 100% acetone is supposed to be amazing but... This one hasn't been amazing. It did the job but I've used other brands of 100% acetone and they've worked better than this one did. I don't remember why I bought the bottle of non acetone remover but it also wasn't great. Studio 35 is Walgreens brand and I love Walgreen's brand stuff but I'm not going to buy their nail polish removers again. The Sephora by OPI however WAS amazing. I bought it in a box set at Big Lots. The Sephora by OPI line was discontinued but I think you might still be able to find the set at Big Lots. It comes with a base coat, top coat and a purple nail polish. I haven't used the polishes yet. It was supposed to be $5 for the set but I paid $9. Huge sad face. Now when I see them, they're all marked $9 so I haven't bought anymore. If they were marked $5 I would buy more just for the nail polish remover. That's how much I loved it. It removed everything easily and didn't dry my skin out like the 100% acetone sometimes does. If you see the set for $5 like it's supposed to be, buy it for sure. I thought I would like the Zoya Remove + but... It wasn't as great as I was expecting. It was free with my last order from Zoya. As of right now, I don't have plans on buying it but I'll keep trying it to see if I change my mind.

I've saved the best for last. The pink thing with the animal print on it that says nail art?? It's a little jar of nail polish remover pads. I bought some last year from Dollar General. They were the L.A. colors brand and were scented. I don't remember what scent I started with. The scent isn't strong on them but they don't have a horrible smell either. So it's whatever. The one pictured is some other brand I picked up at Walgreens and they also come in different scents. The L.A. colors one are fruits and then the ones from Walgreens are either Jasmine or Vanilla I think. They're usually $1-$2. Some stores have them clearanced out and they are less than a $1 then. I buy lots of them at a time. They are great at removing nail polish. Glitter is still a pain in the butt but they still work for that. I don't mind the "work" that goes into removing glitter from my nails, I just really really really hate when the cotton (from whatever I'm using) gets snagged on the glitter. I used to pour the 100% acetone into the cap and just soak my fingers in it to remove glitter. I didn't care how bad that was me, I just really hate having the snagging. Lol. 

Anyways. I love the nail polish remover pads. They come in either 25 or 30 count and I'm not sure if they're supposed to be really thin or what but it seems like I can peel them apart and get more out of it? But I don't know if that's how they're supposed to be or not, I've never counted to see. Either way, they seem to last "forever". They're great for travel because you can just stick it in your purse or car. I've removed my polish several times in the car. It's less to carry since it's just that small little case and there's no need for a bottle of remover and whatever you use to remove the polish, cotton pads, cotton balls or even toilet paper. 

I don't know if these are airplane friendly or not. They could be since it's not liquid???? It's cheap enough that I would be willing to find out in the future. I wouldn't mind throwing it away if they said I couldn't bring it with me on the plane (since it could be considered a flammable material) but since it's not liquid, they might also not even notice it!! If someone knows, let me know. 

Some of the stuff that has happened today!

J decided to hang stuff today. Yay. So exciting. 


My skeleton key hook is back in action. I'm so happy about it. We couldn't hang up my new skeleton key hook though. Maybe later. He doesn't know where the drill bits are, he thinks they're in his dad's truck. 


My shelf is hung up!!! Hm. Maybe it should have been centered on the wall? Idk. The dresser isn't centered and we hung it to line up with the dresser. I need to get bookends now!! The stuff on the dresser really needs to be cleaned up. But I'm too lazy to deal with it. I always am like I have other things I want to do or I just want to sit here and do nothing. 


Here's a sort of close up of my books! I've read Don't Go and Red Lily. I'm reading Three Sisters right now. Oh and I read Return of Tradd Street too. Those 3 need to go in the barn actually and I have books out there that I haven't read yet that need to come back into the house. 

I went to the barn looking for our bug spray but I couldn't find it BUUUUUUUUUUUT I did find our toaster!!!!! I'm so friggin excited about this. Now I just need to find a place for it. Lol.


I'll probably clean up the top of the helmer and move one of the purple bins to it and then the toaster can go there. And I can buy toaster strudels now and waffles. I've been wanting waffles for a while now. I can buy bread and make toast. So excited. J says we can make grilled cheese sandwiches with the toaster too. I've never done that but I'll definitely give it a try. He said one time too that we could bring his new panini grill in here. And then use it to make cheese sandwiches. Mmmmm.... I am hungry now. But look at my pretty toaster! 

I also took down most of my magnets. I left 7 of them up there on the helmer and then I left all my Instagram magnets of course. 
 


8.20.2014

I want to be asleep.

I took my pills 2 hours ago. And I have to wake up in 5 hours. Why am I still awake? 

I really miss us having our own place and it's still weird that we're not in our own place anymore and that nearly everything we own is in a barn. We're not even saving any money. I don't get it. 

I have to figure out what I'm doing with my car. My insurance was due the 12th. I've been emailing someone at my insurance company about lowering my coverage since the car isn't being used. It also sucks not having my own car either.

Pity party for 1 here.

This has been a weird year. We couldn't find a new place. We moved in with his parents. He quit his job. My car broke. He hasn't found a new job yet. He even said he would go back to the old one but they never called back. He's now part time at his current job. 

On the plus side, I haven't called out of work this year at all. I've not had any medical problems. I've wanted to call off but I'm like must work all the days and all the hours and make all the money and not save any of the money. It really sucks. 

I want to sign up for a nail polish subscription and I can't even justify the cost because we're so poor right now and yet he spends all the money. Why can I not say eff it and do it? Why must I feel guilty for wanting to spend money on myself when he does it all the time? I don't want to buy cheap nail polish anymore. I want to splurge on the good stuff. 

Ug. 

8.18.2014

Brooke's and Walgreens.

We're at Brooke's. K and A are moving to Orlando tomorrow. And this is their goodbye dinner! I wonder if I can sneak and take a picture right now of everyone. 

Okay. Well it's not easy to take a picture of everyone without them knowing at my angle. Lol. So you'll have to settle for me and J. Oh. Did we take a July photo? I'll have to look into that. 

This past week hasn't been a good week for Walgreens in my area. Last Sunday a Walgreen's manager was carjacked when they went into to work at 430am ish. They had a gun. Then they went to Circle K and robbed them. But that time they shot witnesses. I know they found the car ditched but I don't know yet if the police caught the guys. I don't even know what the guys looked like. Then I think Thursday a guy bought a pack of gum and when the register opened the guy went to grab cash and the cashier tried to stop it? And the guy pushed the cashier aside and left? I don't know if he got money. No weapons used there. Then last night 2 employees were going to lock the doors for the night and a guy pushed his way in and demanded money. He got away with money and there were no weapons used there. In all 3 cases no one was hurt. Well I don't think in the 2nd case the cashier was hurt but they were pushed. 

It's crazy. It's all happened in the past 8 days. And all in my area. I know things happen all the time and all across the country. But it just sucks when it's in your area and so many things are happening. I hope nothing else happens and that everyone is safe. 

J and D and baby M left!!

Here's baby M before they left. He didn't notice me for a while then all of a sudden he was smiling all cute at me!!! 

I am so ready for food. But we're always waiting for people to come and so we wait. I am starving!! This happened during one of the World Cup games. We waited then I kept trying to tell the waitress I wanted food and it just wasn't happening. Then it finally did. And it was great. Lol. 

8.16.2014

Sigh.

I am in a blah mood right now. And my hands are super dry. 

8.13.2014

I'm reading a new book!

I've read 3 books since my birthday (May 21st) and I feel like I was reading them so slowly. I can usually read 2 books a month and I guess I was really that slow. Because 3 books in less than 3 months is okay. Well not really, for me. Haha. 

But I'm baaaaaaaaack! I started a new book on Monday. And I'm already half way through it. I'm reading it at home! I took a lunch yesterday just so I could read. That's what I've been doing though the last 3 months or so. 

The book I'm reading is Lisa Scottoline's Don't Go. 

It is so good so far. I've read several of her books already and she's a really good (okay really I mean great and awesome) author.

8.09.2014

4am.

I have to wake up at 4am and be at work at 5am. I am supposed to be sleeping but IM NOT!!! I only have 5 hours to sleep at this point. Sigh. I took my pill about 2 hours ago. I am no where near sleepy.

8.07.2014

Dentist.

I went to the dentist a few weeks ago. July 11th to be exact. So I don't have a cavity. But the dark spot is maybe a pre cavity? Or a spot where I lost a lot of minerals from the prescription and so I have to be careful and make sure it doesn't turn into a cavity because it can. The hygienist was rough with cleaning my teeth because supposedly they were bad. But she got all the plague and tarter build up so that's good. I have a prescription strength toothpaste that has more fluoride in it than non prescription toothpaste has, I think it's like 3 times the amount? I'm supposed to brush my teeth 3 times a day, twice with my regular toothpaste and then once with the prescription one. I'm supposed to only use it before bed and only a pea sized amount. I also ended up buying a rotadent toothbrush!! It was $100 but it's supposed to be the best electric toothbrush and I believe it. I had one when I had braces and used it for years. This one has a lifetime warranty on it so that's awesome. And it does a pretty awesome job it seems. You're not supposed to use toothPASTE with it, only gel toothpaste and the prescription one I have is a paste. The hygienist said it would be fine but I'm just using 2 toothbrushes with my 2 toothpastes. At this point, I figure it isn't a big deal. Lol. I have a dollar tree plastic tote that I have all my teeth stuff in and I just carry it into the bathroom when I brush my teeth. I have 2 toothbrushes, 2 toothpastes, a plastic container with dental picks, mouth wash and cups in there. I also have a cosmetic bag with picks, toothpaste, toothbrush and a small bottle of mouthwash in it that I bring with me wherever I go. I brush at work. If we're out, I might rinse in a bathroom somewhere. I don't brush 3 times a day all the time but I try to do something after I eat. I only eat about 2 times a day and I figure that's why I'm supposed to brush 3 times a day. 

I don't know if this will work but I am really hoping it does. She said that the prescription did this and that the toothpaste will remineralize my teeth so it seems like the medicine had zapped the minerals out of my teeth. 

As for the shifting thing, I have no idea if they shifted. She said they didn't have my old X-rays because they're digital now. I don't know why that's a problem! So what did they do with all the old files? Did they get rid of them? Is it a problem because they can't just hold the old ones up to the new ones and compare? I don't care. I feel like my teeth shifted enough that you could look at them side by side and see a difference. But what do I know.... 

They also were being difficult about my insurance. I don't want to say stupid... They said they didn't know what my insurance would cover or when my last X-rays were (I told you five times May of 2013) and they didn't know how many times my insurance will cover X-rays. It's definitely once a year and it's been over 12 months since my last ones so you're fine. They didn't do a complete set of X-rays, they only did a partial set. Just in case I would have to end up paying for it. Well my insurance did end up covering it. I got a detail letter saying what they paid for and so now when I go back to my 6 month appointment, they're going to say well we did partial X-rays 6 months ago so we still can't do a complete set. But I think my insurance covers X-rays twice a year. 

I didn't have much anxiety that day. 

Laundry day?

I am off work today and so it is the day of laundry. Maybe. I have so much that needs to be done that I just don't even want to get started. 

I've been eating a lot of salads lately and I try to have a salad before I eat anything now because usually it helps fill me up so I don't eat that much. But it isn't a proven scientific thing because sometimes I eat a salad and still am so omg starving and I still eat everything in sight. Or like today I eat the salad thinking I'll eat something else afterwards but the salad fills me up. I still haven't eaten anything other than the salad.

My salads are always boring too because I only like lettuce, cucumber, carrots, radishes, the purple stuff (eggplant?) and... I don't know... But I don't like tomatoes or olives. 

So I just buy the classic bag at Publix, Zesty Italian dressing and croutons. I buy the Texas toast kind that are either garlic and butter or garlic and cheese. They're so yummy. Anyways. Here's a picture of my salad from a few days ago! 


So... I guess I should work on laundry now. Sigh. 

Or maybe I'll keep playing on the iPad. Lol.

8.06.2014

Other nail products I own. Lol.


I'm going to post more pictures of nail products I own. 

Here's Revlon's nail polish strips: 

That was a hard picture to take. The camera had flipped the picture sideways but I had the nail strips up and down like that. And I kept going in the wrong direction to make sure everything was in the picture. 


That one sparkles.

D

I'm not sure how much I like the designs but they're Revlon brand and were at the dollar tree so I figured I better buy them now or they'll be gone forever. 

Here are the various stickers I have 

And here are my nails with some of them on.


Now I gotta seal coat them in I hope. Then go to sleep. I have to be awake at 7 and I'm not tired.

I'd also like to add that the stickers? Were all really cheap too. That cat design I bought at Walgreens on clearance for either $1 or ¢.50 I can't remember. But at Hot Topic they have to exact cat design for $4.50. Some of the stickers came from nail kits I've bought on sale, then finally some ares I ordered from the www.bornprettystore.com it is an site. Everything is cheap. I love the nail products. Lol. Obviously, 


Did my nails.

So. I have this problem. I love any product that involves your nails. (You're probably thinking duh by this point...) I always want to buy everything. Sometimes I pay full price but a lot of what I own was bought at huge discounts. Or even free samples. 

A few years ago I bought 2 packs of Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail strips. At work. They were on sale I think buy one, get one 50% off. I really wanted the skull and crossbones design and then my second choice was the butterflies you saw a few weeks ago. 

I used the skull and crossbones right away. The package comes with 16 nail strips (which the Sally Hansen ones are real nail polish) and they come in two little sealed packs and each one has 8. (I think my numbers are correct.) I saved the extra skull and crossbones in a bag all these years and then sometime in the past year I put them into a little plastic container. I never opened the butterflies package until this year. I used 2 nail strips out of a pack of 8 and then put the rest into a ziplock bag.

Then last night I wanted to just play around with the various nail strips and stickers I have. (I have a ton!) I have the 2 I mentioned, plus some purple ones that were samples from work and 2 packages of this black and white plaid design that I bought at Dollar Tree. I think that's it from the Sally Hansen line. 

I've really liked how they work so... Last night I started opening up everything. I tried the old opened ones AND THEY'RE dried out. I was so upset, lol. So I only could work with the purple ones and the plaid design. 

I did this set up on both hands: 

Except on the right thumb nail, I cut out a small rectangle from one of the plaid ones and stuck it on the nail over the purple. I was going to cut out more and put them on all the nails in some sort of pattern. Well I hated how it looked. 

I made so many mistakes last night but I didn't care. I was just playing around seeing what worked and didn't work and practicing with the nail strips since I have so many and haven't used them that much in the past. I have tip wear already because I had trouble filing the edges off. On the right pinky nail by the cuticle there's a big chunk missing. The edges on some of the nails aren't stuck down all the way or they're not the right size and so the edge doesn't go to the finger which means there's a gap there too. Or too big and the edges go over the nail. 

But it looked decent enough that I was going to go to work with it and take it off tonight. It was truck day today and I knew I would mess my nails up anyways.

Buuuuuuut I got so many compliments on my nails today that I couldn't believe it. I was like but I made so many mistakes, they're not perfect, I don't like them. Because of all the compliments though, I decided to leave them on another day and to also show everyone what they looked like!

Plus share my lovely boring story with everyone. Haha. If you're still reading this without caffeine, I'm sorry. 

I also tried these Loreal nail lingerie over the purple strips but it wasn't working. I'll try them again. They're just stickers and are clear with a design on them. Loreal says they can be worn alone or over your nail polish. I liked the idea of wearing it over nail polish. It would be easy nail art. But I was having trouble filing down the edge. They're removeable so off it went. 

That's how the Loreal stickers come. Oh look, there's the thumb nail I didn't like. I'll take a picture of how the nail sticker looks on the nail. 

It's a clear background so you can see your polish (or polish strip) color so it's a great idea. Except I cut the end off and then tried filing it down. Didn't work, I'll try again though another day since these won't dry out. Dollar tree had 2 designs of these and I bought each design. 3 packs of this one and 2 packs of another one. I'm too lazy to get out of bed and get the other pack to show you. Maybe tomorrow? 

But that's the awesome story of my crappy manicure that everyone else loved. 


I've taken the last 3 pictures with the iPad and am really enjoying it so there's another picture. That's all my leftover nail strips that I can't use. I wanted to see if I could use them with clear nail polish. Like paint my nails and stick it on there and then paint over it. 



That's the sealed packages I have left. Maybe next week, I'll use those 2 designs together, but when I do I'll lose out on 6 strips. Sad face! 

Well I'll end this super long post now!