Friday, June 28, 2013

(Nail Polish) Test and (Zimmerman) Trial

As I suspected, my little "test" of similarly colored nail polish didn't last past the day of my last post. I'd received a box from that contained three new CG Outlast Nail Glosses, one of which, Eternal Oceans, grabbed my immediate attention! That coupled with the fact that I didn't like the way my cuticles were looking, caused me to take the polishes off so that I could work on my cuticles and apply the new polish. Eternal Oceans...oh a super duper gorgeous "blurple" that would qualify as my favorite "indigo" nail polish, were I to do a Colors of the Rainbow tag featuring all nail polishes! On my ring fingers, I added a couple of layers of Milani's One Coat Glitter polish in Twinkle, which features blue and purple glitters - LOVE!

I've been watching live video feed of the Zimmerman trial. I've already got an opinion on what happened and what I think should happen as a result. This case has made me appreciate those crime shows where they have two people tell their sides of the story and a case plays out but at the end they show things exactly as they really happened for the viewers' sake. I'm thinking of one show in particular but I can't recall the name of it...if you know it, TELL ME NOW!!! :)

I think Zimmerman should have kept his nosy behind in his car and kept it moving. I think he pursued Martin, Martin asked him why he was following him, Zimmerman asked what he was doing around there, and that egos flared up fast - though I think that Martin had already felt threatened because he was being followed - and that when they fought, Zimmerman got his behind handed to him and started to panic, therefore, what he couldn't do with his fists, he did with a gun.

At the VERY least, this wannabe cop should serve time for manslaughter. He should have ended his actions that night with the phone call to "report a suspicious person," AKA, "report a young man walking while black after dark," and then gone home. He went against all instructions NOT TO PURSUE and pursued anyway. His ego got in the way of his common sense, and now he's on trial...

He should be made to pay for what he did, if for no other reason than to humble him and make him think twice about his never-to-be-fulfilled-aspirations of becoming a law enforcement officer. GOD FORBID he should get off after all of this. It may make him even worse...

Until next time,

XOXOXO - Jessika

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sinful Colors Dream On Vs. Zoya Charisma

Hi, again. So, I made a short video talking about my last post and showing how my nails are looking today, three days after painting Dream On on my left hand and Charisma on my right.

Here's the video:

Here's a picture with flash in low lighting just for the sake of comparison:

I will say that Charisma is a teeny bit darker than Dream On, but again, if you already have one, you don't NEEEEED the other one. I personally prefer the formula and brush of Dream On.

As I mentioned in the video, on day ONE, I had to touch up the side of my middle finger due to a chip I got not even 90 minutes after I painted my nails. Yesterday, I had to retouch my thumb nail as well because of a large chip. Sigh. I know that my doing this doesn't make it an official "wear test," but I simply cannot stand to be seen with chipped nails. If I could hang out at home all day every day for seven days, then maybe, but not if I have to spend any time outside.

As I finish up this post, I'm already itching to change my nail color. These past few weeks I've been really good about limiting my manicures to once per week, but I'm not liking how the color is looking so uneven around my cuticle area...besides, I mean, I really just wanted to show you guys how similar the colors were...I mean...I didn't really mean to post an official wear test on my blog....well....I only said I "might..." sigh...I'm sounding like such a flake right now.

OH, BTW, yesterday I posted the first video I've done in NINE MONTHS because a lady wrote me on Youtube asking me to do the Colors of the Rainbow Tag, so I did:). Here it is if you're interested:

Until next time,

XOXOXO - Jessika

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sinful Colors - Dream On

I was at Wal-Mart yesterday and saw this amazingly gorgeous purple color that I just HAD to have. Before I put it in my cart, however, I decided to check my spreadsheet of nail polishes (via Google Drive on my phone) and found that I already owned it!

Friday nights, I take my polish off, work on my cuticles and then do a nail treatment that includes a nail growth serum, various nail oils, creams and the like. I let my oils sink into my nails overnight and then wash my hands and paint them the next day. I've been alternating between blues and greens for weeks, however, I absolutely HAD to put this polish on my nails after seeing it again at Wal-Mart!

FYI: This color is a very nearly, practically dead-on dupe for Zoya's Charisma. It's so dead on that I literally have Dream On ($1.99) on my left hand and Charisma ($8.00) on my right. I plan to test them out to see what formula lasts better through the week. I may do another blog showing both hands to see the results.

This two coats of base coat, three coats of polish and two coats of top coat. (If you'd like to know what I use, please let me know!)

This picture does NOT do this polish justice! It's an absolute MUST HAVE!!!! I could see myself wearing this color all year around!!

Until next time,

XOXOXO - Jessika

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Money in My Closet


I've made a decision about my ridiculous collection of handbags. I'd already down-sized, quite significantly, a few months back (like maybe 30 to 40 of my faux-leather bags were given away, for FREE!), however, I wasn't as willing to give up the large number of my leather bags (though I did give away two).

As much as I'm all about giving, a LOT of money was spent on bags that were hardly if ever actually carried out of the house! I believe it would be more wise of me to instead put them up for sale and get at least SOME money back.

The hardest part, I'm sure, will be in deciding which bags have to go. Sigh. I've never sold anything online before either, so it's going to be interesting to see how it goes. Fortunately, the merchandise I'm trying to get rid of is in like-new if not brand new condition.

I think I will also post the bags I have for sale in my blog, too, just in case some mystery reader happens to stumble onto my blog and want to make a purchase. I'm almost more excited about that aspect than the Ebay route. Not sure why!

Anyway, please be on the lookout for my very first "blog sale!"

Pray for me, please!

Until next time,

XOXOXO - Jessika

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Habit Rotation

I begin to watch another episode of Law & Order Special Victims Unit from season six (which is where I last stopped watching it on  Hulu Plus), a show I have not watched in at least two to three months, and I realize that I have a rotation of habits and it's getting on my nerves.

I go through these cycles of things I do almost obsessively and then just drop like a hot potato for days, weeks, months at a time...only to return to them eventually.

The cycle includes watching beauty YouTube videos, of which I'm super tired and can barely stand at the moment, Judge Judy episodes, the aforementioned Law & Order episodes, cell phone and Facebook games: Words of Wonder, Scramble with Friends, Words with Friends, Candy Crush Saga, Ruzzle, Hanging with Friends, just added Quiz Cross (which I super-suck at but haven't stopped playing yet), blah, blah, blah. I am never into all of these things/games at the same time, but when I'm into them, I'm REALLY into them and it's annoying.

I know the end is near - it's got to be - for all this nonsense and distraction, because I recently committed to DAILY bible-reading, which I'd been slacking on for a very, VERY long time. I find that when I do it in the morning, I'm less stressed at work. This is important because work is my one and only cause of health-affecting stress; I've allowed things that happen there to quite literally make me physically and emotionally sick, and that's not cool.

I'm currently in Hebrews and what I love about this and the previous nine books is that they constantly remind me of how I am to behave, and of the rewards that come from living and doing the will of God.

I also find that I'm able to read the bible for longer periods of time if I read the NIV version; King James and New King James put me to sleep within three minutes. I should have realized this sooner because the last time in my life where I was super-addicted to bible reading and really loving the Word, I was reading the NIV version...until someone stole my NIV Study bible from my car in a Wal-mart parking lot. I still refer back to King James when I'm not sure about the translation of the NIV text; it can sometimes sound unbelievable to me so I need to go back and make sure. It's been checking out so far:).

I long for the day when writing, worshiping God and bible-reading are my ONLY habits/addictions. It's coming...I know it is.

Until next time,

XOXOXO - Jessika