Monday, April 30, 2012

I have everyone. I hope you all are having a fabulous Monday.

I have an announcement to make. I don't know an easy way to say it, so I'm going to just jump in. I will no longer be posting about other polish brands or not on a regular basis anyway. I am in tears as I'm typing this. I love all the Indie Brands like Spooky Bones, DollishPolish, Nerd Lacquer, Nostalgic Lacquer, and many others. Bigger/smaller brands like Cult Nails, a England, Leighton Denny, Revlon, Sinful Colors, Wet n Wild, Spoiled, Ulta and a lot more. Not because I'm not going to be wearing them, because I am. How can I not? They're awesome! I won't get into all the needless details, but I was told if I'm going to take my brand where I want it to go then I need to focus on my brand. For my long term goals I know it's for the best, but I'm still saddened by this.

I've started Funky Nails Blog, I hope you all will join me over there. There's nothing there yet, but I'll be posting soon. In the mean time I'll still be here.

I feel as if I'm starting over. I may only  have 77 supporters, but that's not the point. I'm walking into the unknown and I'm a little scared. But, I have faith God is ahead of me doing what needs to be done on my behalf.

I will also be changing my Facebook page name, so if your over there, you'll be seeing a change shortly.

Ok, I'm going to feel sorry for myself for about 5 seconds and then it's time to get busy.

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Self Reflection Sunday

Hi everyone, I hope y'all's weekend has been great so far :D

Today's topic is about being positive.I always try to be positive and share it with everyone. I think I always tried to encourage people to follow their dreams and do what made them happy, but I only did this when they were complaining about the unhappy situation they were in. Ok, don't get me wrong, when it came to my sons I always told them there wasn't anything they couldn't do/or accomplish. But, anyone else it was only when I had to hear about how unhappy they were. I was always like, if you don't like something, well, change it. I was kinda harsh about it. Not very encouraging at all. For example: I used to be in restaurant management for many years and had employees that just hated going to work and complained about being there. I'm like if you don't want to be here, well, find another job. I didn't understand why they were complaining, when there's so many others who would love to have their job.

I didn't actually start to see a difference in my attitude until last year, when I rededicated my life to God. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior a long time ago, but because I was so busy surviving I didn't put Him first in everything like I do now. Now that I do I see things a lot different. I want everyone to know how happy I am and that I'm not just surviving, I'm actually living the life God made just for me. I want everyone to know how much I've been blessed and how God's continuing to bless me. I wonder if my close family and friends have seen a difference? Anyway, now I want to know about everyone's life. I want to be an inspiration to others. I want to encourage them to pursue their God given talents. I want them to do what brings them joy, something they love so much that it doesn't even feel like work. For me that's nail polish. There's so much I want to do with my brand. Those things I won't share just yet, because those are only for God to know, right now anyway. Will there be naysayers? Why, of course there will be and to that I say; I can't control what others say/do/feel and they are entitled to say/do/ feel the way they want. I say this because I want everyone to know that just because there are these kind of people in the world, it doesn't mean you should let them keep you from pursuing your dreams. Ok, now I'm rambling. So, I'll stop here.

Have a great day everyone :D

Friday, April 27, 2012


Hi everyone, The weekend is almost here! Whoop Whoop! My plans are to go to school :( The good thing is I I don't have to set my alarm because I don't go in until 1:00. Anyway, I hope you all have way better plans than I do. Oh, wait! I do have awesome plans after school Saturday! I'm getting baptized! Yay! I'm nervous, but ready! :D

Ok, today's mani is Fatigues. I was going to name this one Battle Fatigues, but I didn't like the word "battle." It sounded to gruesome to me, so Fatigues it is :D I chose to use Fatigues over a dark green I had in my untrieds. I really love this color combo! Although, I did swatch Fatigues on a wheel over several different colors and it would like great over many different colors. I've also named the last of this collection Hooah! You can click here for the meaning. I hope you like it :D

As I was typing this, I couldn't figure out why some of my pics had a blue glare. Well, it's my dang window! It only took me 7 months to figure out! HAHA! Sorry about the blue glare.

Have a great day!

Here's on with flash 

For the Troops
Fatigues, Star Spangled Banner, and Hooha!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone, Sorry for the late post. I've been super busy with school and of course Funky Nails :D

This Thankful Thursday I'm thankful for my blogger buddy Not Another Nail Blog. I've been going crazy trying to make a collage for my Every Woman Collection and she offered to help. She saved me a ton of time and money. She did this free of charge and wasn't concerned with getting any credit. Wasn't that sweet of her. Thank you D'Anna, you rock! I'm so proud to be part of community of caring women/men :D Don't forget to check out her awesome blog and follow her on Twitter and Facebook too! "Every Woman" in this pic is a part of my life, thank you ladies for allowing me to use your pics!

Have a great day :D

I haven't added in the nail polish yet, but didn't she do such an awesome job!

Monday, April 23, 2012

For The Troops

Hi everyone, I'm posting for the 2nd time and I usually never do.

Anyway, I just want to share my last collection with you all. For those that don't know, I have a son in the military, my sister was, my nephew was, and have many friends too. I wanted to do something for them to show how much I appreciate all they do and have done. This is nothing compared to what they do, so for all military members and your loved ones, this is for you :D My last collection; For The Troops: Battle Fatigues, Star Spangled Banner, and well, I haven't named the last one yet. The last one was created with the wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriend, of loved serving ones in mind. I hope you all like them.

Have a great day :D

Battle Fatigues, Star Spangled Banner, and no name yet :D

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Hi everyone, I hope y'all's Monday is a great one so far! Sorry, for the late post.

Today, I don't have a mani to show you, but I do have on  Funky Nails and since it's Monday can you guess which one I have on? Hehe Ok, not a tough guess to make. Red! My facebook friend Eric Bonner is naming this one and he hasn't decided on a name yet. Anyway, I just wanted to update you all on some Funky Nails news. Along with my Every Woman Collection, I will also have a two polish collection called Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams. Champagne Wishes is small gold hex glitter with gold micro glitter in a clear base and Caviar Dreams is black and silver hex glitter in a silver shimmer base. Oh my, I almost forgot, I also have one for my military friends and family: Star Spangled Banner. This is red, white, and blue hex glitter in a clear base. I am working on another collection, but as of yet I'm not satisfied with the results. So, I'm sorry to say that will have to wait, but not to long I hope :D Ok, on to the pics. They don't have labels yet, sorry.

Have a great day y'all!

Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

Star Spangled Banner

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Self Reflection Sunday

Hi everyone, I hope y'all's weekend has been great so far :D

I've been thinking so much about what to talk about for these posts. I'm so nervous about posting this, but I'm going to good or bad. I'm such a deep thinker and sometimes over think things. Anyway, I've always been a bit high maintenance. I've always been drawn to expensive high end things. If you know me in real life and only about 4 friends outside of my family do, know that I don't try to be like and have what everyone else has. I told/asked my bff, "I've never thought simple have I?" I don't know what I was expecting her response to be, but she said, "No, Minnie you don't. From the coffee you drink to the shampoo you use." My sister says, I used to always take her clothes when we were younger. I told her it was because I didn't have enough clothes. You see, my mom had limited funds to get us things. She did purchase the things we wanted, but mine were expensive so I'd come out with only a few things. Where as my sister came out with a ton of things because she always thought about the price of things and how much more she could get. So, my bff laughed and kindly told me maybe that's why. That was an "aha" moment for me. Don't get me wrong not everything I own is name brand. But given a choice/option I'm always drawn to high end. My honey even told me the first time we went out he could tell I was a bit high maintenance. He said I had a "Sex in the City" vibe, whatever that means. I am getting better, I think this is because I haven't been working and have to watch every penny. And, because of this, I find myself putting things back and getting the less expensive brand. Truth be told, I don't like doing this because I want what I want. I feel that I've always worked for everything I have and never depend/expect anyone to provide these things for me, so I'm entitled. I also think if God blessed me with the ability to be able to have these things I shouldn't be embarrassed. I hope I don't come across as this uppity snobby person because I'm not. What do you all think? Please be nice :D

Have a great day!