Thursday, December 31, 2009

Green With Envy


Sally Hansen's Double Life - Base & Top Coat
Wet n Wild Nail Craze in - #234 Jade
Brucci in - White
Absolute Nail Color in - Neon Green
Stripe Rite in - Black
Stripe Rite in Bright Green
Dotting Tool

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

After the dust had settled....

So, after all the craziness, otherwise known as Christmas, I got a chance to sit down with my gift. Just 1 gift you say? Well, yeah, that's all I got but I assure you, it was intentional. Not only do I find it completely unnecessary to have a boat-load of gifts, the truth is...I only asked for one thing & surprisingly, I got it! Behold.....the Kindle! ( cue the magical music! )

Alright, so for those few that have no idea what this little gadget is, let me explain. It is an electronic book lamens terms, it's an IPod for books.
Books, magazines, newspapers, even blogs can be read on it. You can purchase books from online & in 60 seconds, BING, you've got the entire book on your Kindle. You can even do direct ordering and downloading straight from the Kindle itself. It even has voice over, if you are lazy or just like to be read to, you have that option. I tell ya, it's pure genius. Here's the best part, it holds 1,500 books AND most of the books are cheaper in Kindle form, and the damn thing only weight 10 ounces!! For those of you who know me well, you know that I am an avid reader. I kill a book every 2-3 days. So this was almost a must-have with me, and I've wanted one for over a year. Now, not only can I carry it anywhere(have you ever tried walking around with 768-page Breaking Dawn? I rest my case.) and chose from any selection of books that you may have, but you also don't have to worry about where to store yet another book. My poor bookcases, they are busting at the seems, I think I can actually hear them sighing in relief. So, for any of you who are regular readers, I HIGHLY recommend you pick up one of these bad boys. It'll set you back about $300. depending on which type you get, but trust me, IT IS WELL WORTH IT!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Nail Tutorial - " X " Mark's The Spot


Sally Hansen's Double Life Base & Top Coat
China Glaze in - For Audrey
Stripe Rite in - Black
Hurricane Nail Art Polish in - Silver Glitter
L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Polish in - White
Star Rhinestones

Friday, December 25, 2009

God Bless Us....Everyone...

From my family to yours....wishing you a very happy and healthy holiday!! Enjoy this magical day! Merry Christmas!!

Much love, Dolly

Thursday, December 24, 2009

All I Want For Christmas.......

Dear Santa,

I promise you that I've been a very good girl this year.

I ate all my veggies.
I did all my chores.
I helped old ladies cross the street safely.
I even babysat my neighbors dog for a week....& I hate dogs.

So please, PLEASE can I have THIS (see picture above) under my tree for Christmas??
Thank You so much Santa, I know you'll come thru for me.

Much Love,

P.S. Can you make sure he's wearing nothing but a big red bow? Thanks Santa, you're the best.


Dear Santa,

I only asked for one thing, and yet when I woke up on Christmas morning, was Rob under my tree? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! What kind of messed up &^%# is that!!!
You know what Santa? Next Christmas, NO COOKIES FOR YOU!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Glitter French


Seche Clear - Base Coat
Sally Hansen's Salon Nail Lacquer in - Sheerleader
Green Glitter
Stripe Rite in - Red
Sequin Nail Gems
Orly Glosser - Top Coat
( Glitter from Michael's Craft Store & Sequin Nail Wheel from E-Bay)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Retro Christmas Polka Dot


Sally Hansen's Double Life Base & Top Coat
Pure ICE in - Wild Thing (apple-green)
Stripe Rite in - Gold
L.A. Colors in - Green Glitter
Sinful Colors in - HD Nails (kelly green)
Sinful Colors in - Show Me the Way (olive green)
N.Y.C. Nail Glossies in - #223
Sinful Colors in - Under 18 (pearl red)
3-Double Sided Doting Tools

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dramatic Christmas French


Seche Clear - Base Coat
Petites in - Universal (gold)
Sinful Colors in - Under 18 (red)
Sinful Colors in - HD Nails (green)
Sinful Colors in - Snow Me White (white)
Orly Glosser - Top Coat
KISS - French Tip Guides
Orange Stick
Various Nail Gems - Red, Green, Gold & Pearl

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Love Letters" Inspired Nail Tutorial


Sally Hansen's Double Life Base & Top Coat
Sinful Colors in - Pink Forever (base color)
Pure ICE in - Free Fall (striping & dots)
Sally Hansen's Nail Lacquer in Made You Blush (striping)
Stripe Rite in - Silver
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in - Celeb City (glitter heart)
Dotting Tool
Royal Gold RG 250 Brush
Nail Gems in light & dark pink hearts

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

!CAUTION! Daydreaming can be hazardous....

So what do you get when you combine daydreaming and cooking dinner? Last nite I was busy making fried chicken while my mind was wandering about people & situations that will remain anonymous,this is the end result. First degree burn on my right wrist. Truly not a pleasant thing. UGH, and don't even get me started on what this shape looks like!
The lesson here folks? DAYDREAMING & HOT OIL DON'T MIX!


YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I WON A TWILIGHT CONTEST!!! I'm so damned excited!! Thanks Momma Gee!!

"Christmas Presents" Nail Art - Contest WINNER

This is my contest entry for rastalove555's Holiday Nail Art Contest




Sally Hansen's Salon Double Life Base & Top Coat
Sinful Colors in - Under 18
China Glaze in - Moulin Rouge
Stripe Rite in - White
L.A. Colors Art Deco in - Green Glitter
Orly Glosser - Top Coat
Small Scissors
Gold Nail Art Striping Tape
Green Rhinestones

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Festive Christmas - Nail Tutorial


Seche Clear - Base Coat
Sinful Colors in "Under 18" (red)
Sinful Colors in "Snow Me White" (white)
Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Green Glitter
Petites Polish in "Universe" (gold)
Orly Glosser - Top Coat
Dotting Tool
Scotch Tape

New Years Eve Nail Tutorial


Seche Clear - Base Coat
NYX polish in Black
Multi-colored round cut glitter
Nail Art rhinestones
Orange Stick
Stripe Rite in - Gold, Silver, Pink, Green, Red & Blue
Scrap-book gold glitter number stickers
Orly Glosser - Top Coat

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My 3 Entries for PinkPuppya's Winter Wonderland Contest

Thursday, December 3, 2009

" Urban Twig " Nail Tutorial

" Urban Twig " Nail Art Tutorial
This is my contest entry for arabprincess82192

Seche Clear-Base Coat
Claire's nail polish in - Purple Neon
Stripe Rite Nail Art Polish in - White, Black & Silver
Orly Glosser - Top Coat

Any questions or requests are welcome.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Nail Tutorial-Neapolitan French Tip

This is my contest entry for BognaW's nail art contest

Seche Clear - Base Coat
Sinful Colors in - Pink Forever
Maybelline Colorama in - #55
Milani Nail Lacquer in - Brown-a-licious
Stripe Rite nail art polish in - Silver
Orange Stick (wooden nail stick tool)
Art Club Nail art Sprinkles - Silver Bullion
Orly Glosser - Top Coat

Any questions or requests are welcome.

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Moon - A Review

Friday, November 20th, the LONG awaited day! My theater did not sell advance tickets, so at 9am, I stood online and proceeded to by tickets for 3 different shows. Ok, before you look at me like I'm nuts, my reasons are least they are in MY mind. It was SO very important for New Moon to blow the roof off the box offices sales for it's opening weekend. Not only to prove to all the Twilight-haters that we are not going away & we are a force to be reckoned with. 2nd, it was important to prove to Summit(the company response for making the Twilight Saga)that YES, this is a "cash cow". Normally, I wouldn't encourage that...I've got better things to spend my money on...but I, as well as millions of other Twilighters wanted to ensure that the 4th installment, Breaking Dawn is indeed made into a movie. So, one week later & New Moon has grossed 473.7 MILLION dollars worldwide. Summit, I think we've made our point....GIVE US BREAKING DAWN!! But I digress, back to the topic at hand. New Moon was utterly beautiful, & I cannot give enough praise to Chris Weitz. The man is a genius. I didn't fully absorb the movie until the 3rd time I watched it. Kristen & Taylor did an amazing job. GREAT performance's. I cannot say the same for Rob, since he was hardly in it. But truth be told, he can do no wrong in my book. He was beautiful and gut-wrenchingly tortured. A true Edward through and through. I always get bummed about the minimal screen time the Cullens get, but I do realize it's necessary to tell the story correctly.This is why I am SO looking forward to Eclipse & Breaking Dawn as the Cullen's become more part of the main picture. The wolves were breath-taking. And even though I am 100% TEAM EDWARD, I truly enjoyed watching the pack. I must give one more thumbs-up for Melissa I know she gets ALOT of flack for her lame screenwriting( I've bitched a time or two myself)but I must give her KUDOS for linking Harry Clearwater's death with Victoria. Absolutely brilliant.

So, now for the negatives. OK, don't get yer panties in a bunch, they are minor complaints but I still feel the need to voice them.
#1 - The Score. Or should I say the lack of one. I personally feel it's the music that drives the base emotions of the movie. The Score( not the soundtrack)was seriously lacking, not only physically, but emotionally as well and I strongly feel that if Alexandre Desplat stepped it up a few notches, New Moon would've been even more thrilling. Chris Weitz's only misstep. Carter Burwell, you were missed on this film.
#2 - Edward's hair. I'm sorry, I know Rob bitched about them fussing too much over the hair, even complaining about having to stop because a hair was out of place...BUT.
BUT, he fought a little too hard and got his way by leaving him with a more laxed "do" His hair looked like Robert Pattinson hair NOT Edward hair. Minor, I know but it bothered me. Physically, he fit the bill in Twilight, but not so much in New Moon. SUMMIT, if you hear me, please fix this! Sorry Rob, you know I still love ya.
#3 - The Cliffhanger. Ok Summit, was that really necessary? It's not like that in the book. 90% of us know what's going to happen next, so I just felt that the way the movie ended was kinda pointless. Shrugs, maybe it was just me.

OK, so that's about it. I've seen New Moon 5 times so far and plan to see it at least a couple more.Now let the NEW countdown begin......209 days until Eclipse!! And Summt,can you please announce the filming info for Breaking Dawn already? :-D

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Twilight Saga Nail Art Series- Part 3-TEAM EDWARD

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Moon-The Movie Version Nail Tutorial

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Twilight Saga Nail Art Series-New Moon:The Book Version

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Friday, November 13, 2009



1 WEEK....

1 Week...that's 168 hours.....10,080 minutes until you....I....and the rest of the world will be sitting in theaters watching New Moon. It's been a very long year and sometimes it was really tough to wait, but I've had the pleasure of waiting with some of greatest people & the greatest fans I've ever known. From set pics & previews, to pics of Rob getting mauled in the street, we've traveled the road together and OH what a blast we have had. For all the amazing girls over at love you all and thank you for SO many laffs and drool worthy moments. I cannot wait for another ride with you for Eclipse & Breaking Dawn.(MMMMMMM leg hitch and biting pillows!) Our wait is finally over & I expect all of you to hold your promise and make this the BIGGEST box office hit of the year by seeing New Moon many, MANY times! And ladies.....please, DON'T forget to wear your Shamanties!

much love xoxoxoxo - TEAM PERV


Ahhhh, the long awaited trip. The one that you plan and plan for ages and then in a blink of an eye, it's over. Yep...said, but true. Taking my 2 kids to Disney was something I wanted to do for so long, but just couldn't scrape of the cash. Just as well I soon came to find out. Selma, 9 and Nick 5 could only handle just so much before the pooped out. But the great kids they are complained very little.....though Nick kept moaning about water rides. Really? It's Florida and 90 degrees and you don't want to go on a water ride? * Rolls eyes * Ahh the joy of parenthood. All in all DisneyWorld was wonderful. There were some changes since I'd last been ( 11 yrs. ago )Park Hoppers are a must if you plan to hit all the parks. And we hit a park each day. The highlight of the trip was Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. This special event starts after the park closes, followed by a series of Disney goodies like Trick-or-Treating, a Halloween themed parade and an amazing villian/Halloween themed fireworks show. Tickets cost extra, but if you plan on visiting in October and have kids, I highly recommend going. Disney never fails to disappoint. We hope to return soon...and this time expand our horizons to include SeaWorld & Universal Studios.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Remake Of A Classic.....

So, I just found out yesterday that Warner Bros. is re-making one of my ALL-TIME favorite movies, Clash Of The Titans. Released in 1981, it tells the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster in order to save the Princess Andromeda. Anyone who is a fan of Greek Mythology, knows this story well and has most definitely seen this movie. I have seen some petitions out there for Warner Bros. to NOT re-make this film...and to some degree I understand there argument.Why mess with a classic, right? But I've got to say, I am quite curious to see what they do with this movie, in today's day and age and the incredible graphics they have can make this film be tremendously more realistic & effective than it's original one.
It has a great cast too, including :Sam Worthington as Perseus - Ralph Fiennes as Hades - Liam Neeson as Zeus , and the list goes on. The film is slotted to be released in March 2010. Between the cast,my love for Greek Mythology, and my love for this incredible classic, I will surely be one of the first in line for a ticket to see this movie.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

14 second teaser

As many of you know, BandSlam will be released on Friday and with it comes an exclusive trailer of New Moon. Yes, you heard me...this is NOT the same trailer that we saw on the Kid's Choice Awards. THIS is new. For those of you ( me included ) that can't wait till Friday, here is a 14 second sneak peek of Friday's trailer. NO, there are no Volturi in it ( at least not in this short clip ), so don't complain to me....complain to Summit! In the meantime, ENJOY!


Twilight ruled over the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, winning 11 or their 12 nominations for :

- Choice Drama
- Choice Romance
- Choice Lip lock
- Choice Rumble
- Choice Soundtrack
- Choice Actress in a Drama
- Choice Hottie
- Choice Actor in a Drama
- Choice Villian
- Choice Fresh Face Female
- Choice Fresh Face Male

There wasn't alot of Twilight/New Moon coverage...most of the awards were won off camera, but all in all it was a cute show & I'm proud to say how many awards they won. Now everyone is off to Vancouver to begin filming Eclipse!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The next installment in The Dark Hunter series....

Ahhhhh finally, the long awaited release of Bad Moon Rising. Bad Moon Rising is the latest installment in the popular book series The Dark Hunters, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This series is technically labeled as romance or paranormal romance, but I assure you, it is so much more than that! Sherriyln draws you into her world of Dark Hunters, Were Hunters & Dream Hunters, surrounded by greek mythology and modern day love story of these souless hunters, silently protecting the world from the reigin of Daimons ( Sherrilyn's version of vampires ) Bad Moon Rising follows Fang Kattalakis( wolf ) & Aimee Peltier ( bear) and their forbidden love for each other. These books can be read individually, but if you wish to know the entire storyline as well as all the incredible characters in this series, I highly recomend that you start from the beginning; Fantasy Lover is the first installment in this series. There are a total of 26 stories, including Bad Moon Rising. Go out and get your Dark Hunter books today! They're Mad, They're Bad, & They're Immortal!

New Moon 2010 Calender

The 2010 New Moon calender hits stores today!!
The calender will not disappoint with pictures of the Cullens, the Quilette wolf pack and our favorite nomad vampires, Victoria & Laurent! Don't forget to pick up your copy today, cause these babies will definitely sell out quickly!!

The most incredible night!!

The stage set....the light's enters & then I go deaf. LOL I'm not kidding, from the moment Depeche Mode hits the stage there was endless screaming, singing and dancing. It was incredible. I don't have much of a voice left this morning.....but go ahaead and ask me if I care! I'm still humming from the vibration of the music and having the chance to see the most amazing band! WOW!

Monday, August 3, 2009

The greatest band...EVERRRRRRR

Tonight.....Madison Square Garden.....18,000 fans & Depeche Mode. OH YEAHHHHH!!
Depeche Mode has been my favorites band since they first hit the music scene, back in the early 80's. They have toured the states countless times, but every single time, the concert that I wanted to see was either sold out...or something happened in my personal life to prohibit me from going. Well, not this time. When the release of their new Album " Sounds Of The Universe " was announced, I knew not long after there would be a tour to promote it. Thanks to & depeche mode on MySpace, I was able to follow ever move, every announcement. I got hold of the dates when they would be here, in New York about 7 months prior to the actuall show and ran to the phone, because THIS time I had a guarrenteed in for getting tickets. My best friend Elaine, works for a company who is directly affiliated with Madison Square Garden. I told her, PLEASE, as soon as you hear about any possibity of these tickets being available, LET ME KNOW! Well, she did not dissapoint! The employees were offered a small selection of tickets, and so we jumped on them! No matter what the cost, no matter what they are I have to go!! Well, these tickets were expensive, but I assure you I ain't complaining....and on top of that, they are in a fantastic section!!! Just above the floor. NO WORDS can say how utterly excited I am!!! GAHHH!!! So today, I'm headed to the store to buy some glow sticks to flail around at the concert.....yeah yeah, so I'm a dork. I'm also looking for a hand-held fan, cause this humidity is a bitch & I know once I head into the city, the sweat is gonna be rolling off of me. EWWWW. So, check me back tomorrow and I'll give you the full scoop on the concert. YAY! I CAN'T WAIT!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rachelle Lefevre Replaced!!!

Ok, so, have you heard the latest? Rachelle Lefevre,( seen here on top left) who plays Victoria in the Twilight Saga being replaced!!!! Apparently it is due to scheduling conflicts, which I really do not understand. Don't they have a 3-movie contract?YES THEY DO! Didn't she know when Eclipse was being fiimed? OF COURSE SHE DID! I am telling you, there is more to this story than what we are hearing. I think this is Summit's doing...and it comes down to 1 thing....MONEY! Bigger name = bigger audience = bigger paycheck for Sumit. Or perhaps it's enticement for Ron Howard (Bryce's father) to direct Breaking Dawn? Who really understands Sumit's motives anymore.
Nothing is more infuriating to me than when they replace cast members in mid-stream, whether it be a TV show or a movies series such as this one. It completely screws up the dynamics of the characters and the flow of the story. I am so extremely BUMMED right now! There replacement is none other than Bryce Dallas-Howard.(seen here, botton right) Ok, she is fantastic, and I happen to like her alot. I think she can fill the shoes of Victoria very easily, but let's not kids ourselves. She IS definitely going to change the flow of the story. It's going to be very odd to see her face in Eclipse instead of Rachelle. Yes, yes, I know, get over it....and I've got 10
month's to swallow it....but it IS a tough swallow. Summit, I really hope you know what you're doing. And for God's sake.....DON'T SCREW UP BREAKING DAWN!!!

Eclipse Movie and New Moon Movie

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Moon Sneak Peek

If you don't already know, YES I am a huge...massively obsessed Twilight fan. My day would not complete without getting my daily fix. So, today's fix is : an exclusive sneak peek clip of New Moon recorded from this weekends Comic Con. No words can say how excited I am to see this movie, but alas, we still have 4 months to go. In the meantime, enjoy.

My Friend Pete

Had a frustrating conversation with a my dear friend Pete this morning. I've had this talk with Pete many times before mind you. Have you even gotten to the point where you just want to shake someone incessantly till they see the light? My friend Pete does this to me on a regular basis. Why remain friends with him, you ask? Well somewhere in my convoluted mind, I feel the uncontrollable urge to help and fix everyone. ( wouldn't it be lovely if I could apply those same terms to my own life)
Pete has been married for 11 years, with two lovely children. Pete's problem....he's a walking doormat. OK, so perhaps that is just MY term for him. He's a great guy, funny, sincere, loving...but wow, is he the most insecure and passive person I have probably ever met. His wife, well, just say she wears the pants in the family; along with the only set of balls in the household too. He is miserable in his marriage and though I don't know her personally, I am guessing she is too. She has major resentment issues towards him. Reasonably so I'd guess, a few years back, Pete had a battle with alcohol and gambling, where she was left to hold the family together. But he has since cleaned up his act, is doing very well and striving to do what's best for his family. With the physical hurtles behind them both, neither has worked on the mental aspect of their marriage. I get to hear him complain everyday how she belittles him, and chides him like a 12 yr old boy. But he takes it, without ever saying a word ( except to me) , thus the walking doormat has come to be. I asked him some tough questions does he still truly love her, does he want to remain with her and is he willing to work on making things better. I got yes answers to all of them. That's a good start. He's got to regain some power in the relationship and gain some self respect along with it. He plans on having a sit down talk with her. I hope he does. Even more importantly, I hope she listens. They don't need to be miserable if they can just find a common ground.