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Monday, September 19, 2011

Across the Universe... and a sad setback

  So sorry for missing the last couple of post dates... I am finding it really hard to shake this sinus infection, and am still a bit sick.  Things have been really busy, but I will try not to miss any more posts!

  Unfortunately, I also have some very sad news.  Last Friday I was so stressed out, because I have been waiting an entire year to get this particular cell line I need for my research and after finally getting the people to agree to send it... well lets not get too complicated, and simply say there were some possibly devastating consequences of the timing it was sent.  Anyways, super stressed + one of my nails totally broke off.  I chewed them all off.  Down past the nail bed, painful, super short.  I am so dissapointed in myself!  I am going to give them a few more days to grow out just a bit, and then I will share my new tiny ugly nubbins with you all, because I created this blog to be accountable to YOU for these nails and I have to make myself share.  Despite this setback, I will go on!

  For now, enjoy some gorgeous nails from pre-chewing disaster!


  This beauty is Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe, a fabulous sheer navy jelly base with green and blue large hex glitter, plus light blue small round glitter.  I am so in love with Lippmann glitters!  I do find it hard to keep my eyes off my nails when I am wearing them, haha.


  This was three coats, which gives fabulous coverage.  There was a tiny bit of dragging issues, but I did not wait at all, which is always important with glitters - so be sure to give this one a minute in between coats so the glitter sets.  The wear on this was very nice as well, only a small amount of tipwear after a few days.  Removal of course is a bit of a pain, as with all glitters... but I have had worse.  Overall a really great polish!

  If you have not yet, be sure to enter my giveaway!  It ends on Friday.  :)

14 comments:

  1. I used to bite my nails all the way down like that! OUCH! Hope they grow back soon!

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  2. I want this polish soooo bad! I heard Essence had a polish that was a good dupe for this. I think it is called Blue Addicted?

    Sorry about your misfortunes. Hope things get better.

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  3. Good Luck with your bumps in the road!!
    Cute polish!!

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  4. Oh My. I LOVE this polish! Love! And you take excellent pictures, by the way :)

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  5. This is one of my favorites and your swatch is perfect! :)
    I'm so sorry that work is going so stressfully for you - and I can relate, I think a lot of us are former nail biters. I've certainly had relapses in the last year, because of the amount of stress I was under. I hope it gets better for you!

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  6. WOW! It's really cool nail polish! I want to own it!!!:))
    Have a nice day!

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  7. awww i'm sorry you are so stressed out. I feel you. when I"m stressed I blog more.. lol too bad about your nail. but i love this polish.. major lemming.. it looks good!!

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  8. I'm sorry to hear the bad news and the nails. Don't beat yourself too much over it, when stress hits the nerves everything is allowed, I always say. Nails grow back! *hug* Love the polish, of course.

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  9. I'm sorry that things went wrong and you felt so stressed. Nails will grow back and look stunning as in this pics again *hugs and good vibes*

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  10. this nail polish is amazing! I'm sorry to read that, I hope everythinh will be fixed soon :)

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  11. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well AND had a nail break too. :( I hope so much you're feeling better soon. These are some of the most beautiful photos of Across the Universe that I've ever seen! You really captured it so wonderfully! <3

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