Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Five Day Deal

Here in America, there are only about three more days until we celebrate Thanksgiving. Since I work in a bakery, I do not see any kind of day off until Thanksgiving. So instead of picking out a different perfume to wear for each day, I've decided to wear Chanel no 5 EDT or EDP to wear until Thursday. Then on Thanksgiving, I will be wearing something else. I don't know what but I'll probably be figuring it out before I have to go to a relatives house. But for some reason, I'm already weary of wearing no 5 in EDT form. I think it's the whole 5 day stretch that's getting to me, well, the idea of the whole thing. I'm wondering if I should switch over to Lolita Lempicka.

But I did have a nice little surprise, perfume wise a few days ago. Before bed on Wednesday, I had forgotten that I was wearing Bal in PdT form, I sprayed Muscs Koublai Khan on my wrists. Bal was starting to get into the dry down phase but I've done questionable things with perfume before but this turned out really good. Both vintage Bal and MKK are slutty in their own way and Bal depending on the concentration, can be even sluttier than MKK. But this combination is just wow, it smells really good. Maybe not something I could wear in a tight space but if I were at an outdoor function, it would be great. There is so much slut note that I will wear in public. I'm not overly brave yet to have anything really sensual perfume wise.

My bathroom/kitchen remodeling saga continues. A new contractor was hired and I now have one of my bathrooms done, except for a face plate for the light switches and an door for the bathroom. So I now get my bathroom back, mostly. I am not some of the people in my household that can use the bathroom to either take a shower or do my business with the door open. As soon as I can, I will be putting the door up so I can do my thing without an audience. I'm strange that way.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Trouble Picking

Lately, I have been having larger problems with picking out a perfume. It's not the usual type of a lager collection than a lot of people but something different.

When I was getting started, it was fairly easy to pick out a perfume. Then decants came into play. Decants were so easy to slip into my wristlet. It started out as just one decant. That one decant was for touch ups but that changed. It may have started out as one decant, then two or three and let's not even get to the full bottles. The full bottles always get "stuck" in my work cardigan and then I am left with 4 choices to choose from when I get to work. Now, I'm getting back to either having 1 decant in my wristlet or 1 bottle in my work cardigan. Let's hope that this will lead to finishing 1 bottle of perfume and I was thinking of trying to finish my 1.2 ounce bottle of Chanel no 5 EDT. I would like to finish it because I have back ups of it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Nail Polish

I had so many ideas on what to blog about but my mind kept going back to nail polish. Probably because I didn't have a thing to say about perfume today.

With my nails, I have always gone through always having them polished or not having them polished. But there was that time that I did have gel nails. But having gel nails only lasted 6 months because it was time consuming and expensive. So after that, I left my nails alone for a while. But I do have my favorite colors and brands.

OPI at the end of the day, has to be my favorite brand hands down. It seems to be the best bang for my buck at the end of the day. I've tried many different lines and colors and many of them seem to pale in comparison to OPI. With OPI, more often or not, I can get away with one coat of nail polish and maybe a top coat (if I remember)
and I am good to go for about a week and a half. OPI always seems to have the greatest names for their nail polishes. My ultimate favorite line or collection from OPI has got to be the Russian Collection and the German Collection is a close second. But my three favorites from OPI are An Affair in Red Square, Don't Pretzel My Buttons and Do You Lilac It?

At this time. I am testing out the Essie line and I am finding it wanting. I can't remember the red that I tried for the wedding that I had to go to in Texas but it wasn't pretty. For starters, I've never been a fan of the type of red that has pink under or overtones and it was that way. One coast of this red wasn't enough, it was streaky and I didn't have enough time to do a second coat. It caught me by surprise that a red would be streaky because I have never had that issue with a red before. I would have expected that with a pale shade of nail polish and not with a red or a dark color. Then a three days ago, I tried Essie's Lilacism. And lo and behold, it was streaky and took my three coats to make it look nice as opposed to the red. It is a nice shade of lilac but I prefer OPI's Do You Lilac It? Just due to the fact that I'm not one to enjoy a super pale nail polish. I have noticed with the Essie nail polish is that even after three coats, the nail polish is peeling off. I probably will not be getting any more of the Essie line. For the price tag, I do expect a little better.