Anyways. This is my NOTD for yesterday, OPI Little Red Wagon. I hadn't intended on posting this, but it was SO BRIGHT that I just felt it needed the attention. The brush was a bit small, it was one of those sample bottles, but the application was fantastic. The manicure lasted a whole twelve hours, chipping in the shower and being half-gone through the next day. I was disgusted and surprised--it just came right off!
I know it's not really important, but my dad took some pics of my mommy and me in Joe's.
This is a lipstick case I got at a street on Harwin. It's in Houston, and is a very long street famous for great knock-off purses and a great selection of all sorts of things. There's an asian store with Hello Kitty galore, kimonos, and all sorts of cute little things like this. It snaps close and has a mirror inside, and I have one that's black, orange, and green also.
That's all for now.
He /loves/ taking his picture taken. It completely cheers him up!
This is Luke, also at snacktime. He claims he's not ticklish.
Sunday night we went up to the church (we meaning I) for our little Vacation Bible School meeting. We set it all up. It has a dock theme, and the hallways have a dock-looking type of pathway (that is very very slippery). Nets with rubber fish and corks are hanging from the ceiling, and our room is very grassy, watery, with a few alligators. This morning from 9-12 we begun! I'm teaching the preschool with my friend, and we split into crews, and I take six kids--being the older. I know most of them, and they really are sweethearts, and so much fun to work with. I think VBS really gives me the opportunity to grow closer to these kids, and these parents too. Preschool is one of the hardest grades to work with because first off ,we have to do everything for them. We make their crafts for them half of the time, and really playing with the toys at the church is far more fun than a Bible related game about how god is with us (and each time a student hears that you raise your hand up and shout Fear not!, which the kids love). It's very interactive and nostalgic. I think it has a good basic knowledge, and they sing some fun songs with handmotions (though my kids are always too shy!!) We're just starting out, but I think the week will be fun. They watch Chadder's Theatre and his adventures, play games, do crafts, and have healthy snacks. It's good to be able to lead a class who are always willing to sit in your lap, too.
Of course, that is the good part of this week. The "bad" part of this week is Twilight Camp.
No, they aren't turning the Cub Scouts into vampires. Twilight Camp is for kindergarten thru fifth grade. My brother is a fourth grader, a "Weebelo," I think. They do all sorts of things, the older groups focusing on teamwork and leadership. My dad, mom, and I and our little Home Depot buckets for chairs and a cooler for snacks and a dinner are working with many others in the crafts section. It is kind of cool because we are shaded, but on the side that the sun sets so around seven it hits really hard. Today they painted flags for their den, and it was really messy and quite a hassle. The rest of the week they'll be building things with kits, and one day they'll be hammering. That's eighty kids hammering at once!! I do, of course, need to mention that there is a very sweet, adorable guy. I perchance might take interest, even though he might talk too much. My last relationship didn't turn out so great (whiny little thing, who constantly sends me text messages claiming that he understands I want him to leave me alone and yet begs me to tell him to stop so that he knows he's supposed to). -shrug- Whatever happens, happens. The good thing about this is that they always have a tub in the front of water and of Gatorade! Free Gatorade!! The only thing is that it's a "bit" watered down. =[
I'm starting to experiment with my cheap little camera, and was possibly thinking of maybe posting some FOTD. Nothing drastic, of course. On general, I'm not very good with makeup. I like to do simple things, because to tell you the truth I have very little. I have a set of cheap brushes given as a gift, and I make do with cheap palettes and drugstore products. Some are good, but most aren't. Maybe it's good development for a good artist, to use lipbrush as a crease brush and a eyeshadow brush for /everything/, in which the angled and straight "shader" brush is far too fluffy but not round, but still flat? It's slightly frustrating, but I'm making do. I don't really understand lighting, or taking any good pictures of myself. Heh. I'm cheap enough to use a thin line of blended lip gloss as liner for a perfect contour, but then again, I'm not a professional. My only true hobby my parents help me spend money on is my snakes, and thank goodness for that! I can't pay for the electricity bill, the aspen bedding, the fresh water supply in my faucet, and weekly doses of frozen rodents, can I?
So, I tried it. God, no, I can't take pictures, at all. Especially of myself. It's kind of like...when you look in the mirro and say, "GOD THAT LOOKS GREAT!!!" and then you take a picture of it a thousand times and can't seem to make yourself look normal? And you go, you know if this were live, or perfect timing, then it would show how I actually look, not some weird angle of me and me taking pictures of myself. Bleh, I give up. Anyways, that's some glimpse ^ of me.
To the main point. =] Kreme de la Kremlin.
First off, I want to talk to you a little bit of where I do my nails. I don't do my nails on a table, hands laid across. In fact, I could never ever do my nails like that! Especially not my left hand, I couldn't possibly twist up my hand like that to do it. No, I actually do my nails in my bed. I have a Best of the Beatles easy piano book from when I was younger, and it has become my nail polish base. I use it when filing my nails, cleaning my nails, everything. I turn on my side and rest my right elbow on a pillow, and do my nails on this book. Lame, I know, but it makes me comfortable and I have actually less issues than if I were in a more "proper" position. My right hand I paint flat, and my left I paint by curling my hand slightly.
Anyhow, this just proves I'm human, and sometimes get a little too excited. Or careless.
In my slight humour, I actually slapped on a coat of Seche Vite, figuring it was better for it to dry quickly than for me to get it on something else trying to clean it! (Who would waste cotton?)
This is Nubar Baby Pink (I think, I forgot), and the whole manicure took way longer than I really wanted it to. Part of it I think was a lack of patience. Baby Pink took forever to dry, and with short nails I was really unable to paint my nails properly, so it was a huge pink waxy mess that I had to clean up with several Q-tips and several minutes wasted. The brush was fine, under normal circumstances, but it was too big for my now small nails, and I couldn't get the right amount of polish on it. The polish is thick, not really runny but a good consistency, but when I would wipe it off because I had too much then I wouldn't have enough. It was really frustrating.
So frustrating, I almost didn't want to follow through with my Konad. However, I did. I'm still quite new at Konading, so I guarantee this isn't as bed as it should be. Although my nails are short, I'm liking the shape and the strength so far. I'm just really experimenting and getting the hang of it.
Isn't that a bit early for band practice for the fall?
I have VBS and Cubscout Camp coming up. I'm trying to live a little freer, closer to God. I'm really blessed to be able to have lots of things, but when I watch blogs I always see people with tons of things I don't have. It makes me really..quite envious.
Isn't that a commandment?
Anyways, yes. I'm trying to stock up (huh? Yeah, I know. A bit contradictory). So, I'm saving up for some more hauls. I cut my nails, because they were thinning and peeling and just awful. So, I chopped them clean! I'm barely brave enough to show my nails when they're a little bit on the average side, considering how gorgeous some blogger's nails are. It'll be a bit before I'm brave enough, or they grow a bit longer.
Now, I can post pictures of my snakes. Surely I can! I think I love my snakes too much. I can't wait until Tangles is old enough to have eggs!! Tangles is from a wonderful professional breeder, Don Soderberg (I know I've said this already) at South Mountain Reptiles. Their shipping is great, but he's kinda -_- personally.
Great snake breeder, but he thinks I should be more focused on business.
Anywho, I'm hoping I can keep a few pretty ones. =]
First up is Heimlich, my BCI.
Love that tannish colour. He's really starting to darken. The nail polish is..Meg'N? I think, by Ice. I've had several chips and major tip wear after like..a day. Then again, I didn't use /anything/. Well..I think I used a base coat..