Tuesday, April 16, 2013

China Glaze Texture Collection - My Thoughts and Press Release

Warning! Press Release info coming through!!!


China Glaze® Introduces Texture: the Newest Technology in Nail Lacquer

Los Angeles (January 2013): China Glaze® introduces Texture, a unique new lacquer that applies as a crème but dries with a 3D texture effect. Unlike traditional nail art techniques that require multiple steps, Texture only requires one step—painting the nail.  Texture dries matte, but can be combined with China Glaze® Fast Forward Top Coat for a glossy effect. With a finish similar to that of a sugared rim, Texture is the perfect accessory for a beach day, night-on-the-town, or special rendezvous.  

In The Rough— light lime-green with textured grit

Itty, Bitty & Gritty— melon with textured grit

Of Coarse!— bright, cobalt-blue with textured grit

Unrefined— bright pink with textured grit

Bump & Grind— hot pinkish-red with textured grit

Toe-tally Textured— tangerine-orange with textured grit

The China Glaze® Texture collection will be available in May 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide
End Press Release.

My Thoughts
As you know, I've been a super big fan of other one-step textured nail polishes. So when I saw the following Press Release by China Glaze in my inbox I got interested. I'm not interested in the fact that they are doing this collection, but I'm interested because I want to see how they wear in comparison. I've been told I need to check out OPI's line of sandy textured polishes for the same reason.

I haven't done a lot of comparison lately, but with the incredible wear I got from the Zoya Pixie Dust colors I may indeed have to check these out and do a side by side comparison.

Your thoughts?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Quest For My Pretty - Why the Ticker is Gone...

Have you ever had something that is meant to celebrate your accomplishments become a nag? Well, that's the Ticker for me. On top of TickerFactory.com making it difficult to make NEW tickers I started to realize that the amount of self-loathing I've had looking at that thing over the past months was making it difficult to move beyond it and get back to what is important for me.

And being healthy is very important to me.

This time last year I was where I am now:  up in weight and hating myself for it. Only instead of being 20 lbs off my goal (like last year), I'm not 40 lbs off my goal. I swore I'd never see the number 171 again, much less 191. So yes, the ticker makes me feel like a failure. And I'm not. I've just had very different priorities for the last half a year.

For the last six months I've I've been battling my own anxiety and depression again. I've been working on making my relationship with my husband the best that it can be. I've been nurturing dreams other than fitting into THAT dress.

This time I hope to keep my anxiety over following my program to a minimum. Because it's really not healthy for me to beat myself up over missing a workout, while I advise others to accept it and move on to tomorrow and not make the same mistake twice.

It's time to ditch the Ticker.

It's also time to start anew, begin my journey again.

Thank you for understanding.

Friday, April 12, 2013

(Video) DE-Fi: What I've been working on while I've not been writing on THIS blog.

I've been very absent lately. I do apologize for that. I've had a lot of family things going on, as well as re-evaluating what I want to be doing with THIS space. I hope that you'll understand the lack of content and will stay with me - because good things ARE happening.

Let me give you an example.

DE-FI: Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator
Last year I got involved with the fashion community here in Dayton. Yes, there is one. There's a lot of talent, desire, drive here but it is not necessarily being nurtured in a way that would get that talent ready for the big world. Caressa Brown, who is very passionate about helping people reach their goals in the fashion community, decided to start a new thing here in Dayton: An Incubator. 

What does that mean? We're going to be putting designers, models, makeup artists, photographers, writers etc. who want to get involved in the fashion industry by nurturing them through the process from beginning to end! You wouldn't believe the amount of support and talent we have helping this happen. It has the potential to be huge (and I think it will be).

You can check out this wonderful article on Dayton Most Metro by Caressa describing the new organization.

We've also had our first casting call - would you like to see a hint? Here it is!

My role for DE-FI is Director of Social Media, along with general volunteer. In that above video, though you do not see me, I was the one recording measurements (incorrectly - but we live and we learn).

So yes, I'll be handling a new blog, new Facebook page, new twitter, coordinating other bloggers and other contributors. I'm looking to make this whole thing as lightweight as possible (and Caressa wants me to continue Pretty in Dayton blog). Please understand if during this set-up process posts come slowing from me.

This is in addition to the million other hobbies I have. 

Would you like to follow or get involved? Here's what you might like to check out!

DE-FI on Facebook
DE-FI on Twitter
DE-FI website

Wish us luck!