Monday, November 9, 2015

A Galaxy Far Far Away

Long ago, in a gal...
You get the point

I started this blog as a nail polish/nail art showcase. And as life has happened, I became less able to do my nails or nail art on a constant basis. I guess that's what happens when your baby grows up!!

So I abandoned the blog for a bit. And then did the redesign I guess you could call it. And decided is rather blog about all sorts of stuff:nails, beauty reviews, daily happenings, etc...

But today I thought I would go back to my roots (another daaayy, some other waaayy) <---you'd probably have to be an Imagine Dragons fan for that one..

Im just going to post a few of my favorite manicures, nail art, or colors from lately

The one above is the most recent, and a recreation of one of my favorite holiday manicures that I first did yeaaaars ago. 
This is one of my favorites from Polish Addict Nail Color. It's a thermal, meaning it changes color in cold or hot weather. You can see the color difference from the tips of my nails down to the base. 
This is from Liquid Sky Lacquer, her holos are absolutely gorgeous and her colors are so vibrant
And finally, FINALLY I "mastered" in my eyes anyways, the ombré effect. Going from mint green (my favorite color in case you ever wondered) to white. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you're reading an early version of this, I will have links to Polish Addict Nail Color and Liquid Sky Lacquers shops in later today!!


Newest family member!!

No. No babies. Well not human babies, and not yet anyways. 

But we lost our first "baby" in June this year when our 12 year old male German Shepherd Dog, Zeus, died of cancer. Worst day ever. Of course it was 11 at night, and Josh had a huuuge promotional interview first thing the next morning. 

We grieved for a few months and then having a one dog household was a weird feeling. And we didn't like it. So we called the breeder that we had purchased Zeus from (and our female Shepherd, Isis) and she had puppies becoming available soon!

We set a date to go look, which quickly turned into us planning to purchase that day. Hubs really wanted another male, since he's outnumbered by females already. And so it was decided. 

We've named all out dogs after mythical gods and goddess, so we needed another for this boy. And settled on Apollo, after many many many back and forth conversations about names. 

We brought him home September 25, when he was 8 weeks old. Man! Having a puppy is hard work. I had forgotten how much since we got Isis 9 years ago!  But he's worth it. He's adorable. Very calm. Loving, and best friends with Audrey 
They grow even faster than human babies, which is too fast. He was just under 20 pounds when we brought him home. And he's now close to 40!! He's going to be a very large dog; his paws are massive!
One look at his toy box will tell you how spoiled he is!  We subscribed to BarkBox, which is something we never did with our dogs before. Zeus destroyed any toy almost instantly, and Isis has no interest in them. Apollo loves them!  He chews all day, throws them in the air, chases them!  It's so nice to not have to pick up stuffing al day!!
That classic shepherd stance gets me every time!  He's growing into a very handsome, breed standard dog!!