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Bling-tastic Tuesday…or Wednesday Vol. 5

Let’s get ready for the Tuesday…or Wednesday bling-tacular spectacular!!!

First thing’s first, don’t forget to check out the last of yesterday’s posts where I talk about my first ever giveaway here!

Haha, ok, now that I’ve got that off my chest, how’s your Hump Day going? Mine is crazy busy (well, I think all the work days of the week are for me!) between “normal” work activities, travel planning for business trips this month and next, as well as the hot issues of the day, I’m not sure how I have time to breathe.

This is actually why Mr. Entropy and I took off for a week to Traverse City, MI-that’s a city that’s right on Lake Michigan on the western side of the state. I’d never been to that part of the state and we’ve been a little cash poor after the emergency, uninsured feline spinal surgery earlier this year.

[Tangent] The little, orange guy in the photo below was having trouble walking at the beginning of this year. When we took him to an emergency specialist the weekend his hind legs completely failed him (we had already taken him to the vet twice in the span of 1.5 weeks), we found out he had ruptured a disc in his spine. This required a very expensive MRI and surgery. He’s no longer as mobile as he once was, and he can’t run and jump like he wants to, but he can stand, walk and use his litter box all by himself now, so we’re pretty pleased. 🙂
Duke closeup1
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Anyways, we rented this beautiful condo that was probably less than a five minute drive from downtown Traverse City that was on the second floor of what was the Northern Michigan Asylum. Yeah, you read that right. The place we stayed used to be a mental institution! Those who know me fairly well would assert that this would be an appropriate venue for us to stay. 😉

So, while we were there. Gilt had a sale on several designs of Converse including styles like Chuck Taylors and Jack Purcells. It was during this sale that I saw these bad boys and HAD TO HAVE THEM!
Ombre Sequin Converse Chucks

Yep, those are indeed ombre sequinned Chuck Taylors in lovely, varying shades of blue. I’ve decided that they are my fancy sneakers for when I want to be classy and add a touch of bling to my outfit. 😉

Speaking of bling, I didn’t want to leave you hanging w/ just one shoe pic to get blingy w/ it. The polish I’ve decided to showcase today is by Color Club called Revvvolution from their Spring 2009 collection, “Femme Fatale.” Yep, three “V”s. It’s cooler that way. 😉

As you can see below, it’s a really unique dark grey/black holo much like OPI’s My Private Jet (or so I’m told b/c I don’t own it for comparison). I can’t say enough how gorgeous and amazing this polish is. You could get away w/ just one coat of this stuff, but just for posterity, I used two coats. I also couldn’t decide between all the photos I took so you get to stare at the four below. 🙂
Revvvolution1

Revvvolution2

Revvvolution3

Revvvolution-closeup

If you really love this, I got this polish from Head2Toe Beauty for only $2.75!

Has anybody else fallen in love w/ Revvvolution?

China Glaze-Awakening

Contest is now closed!

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is probably my favorite “holiday” to celebrate. Also, I really enjoy watching the season change from a hot dry summer to a damp, cool fall accompanied by seeing the trees on fire as their leaves change color. The reds, golds, and oranges of the leaves as they float to the ground is certainly something every person should see themselves. 🙂

In addition to the Vintage Vixen collection this fall, China Glaze has also released the limited edition collection Awakening. This collection totally makes me think of the leaves falling, Halloween, cider mills, hay rides and haunted houses! Plus, I think you’ll all be amused by what CG decided to name each of them.

I was pretty pleased with these three polishes which all covered in about three coats (shown below with no top coat).

Ick-A-Body – I wondered how similar this was to last year’s Fortune Teller, but it’s quite a bit different. This polish was packed with orange glitter in what I thought was a black jelly base. However, it looks like the base is more of an olive-y jelly. This looks so unique and wonderfully like Halloween.
Ick-A-Body

Ick-A-Body-closeup

Mummy May I – Now this one was another one that I thought was just a colored glitter in a black jelly base. Boy, am I bad at this! I swatched this on some paper and saw for myself that this is actually a lovely, sparkley purple glitter in a deep purple that looks black after two layers. Love it!
Mummy May I

Mummy May I-closeup

Zombie Zest – Ok, this one was my absolute favorite of the bunch. Simply calling it green would be a horrible understatement. It’s a shimmery, mossy green w/ flashes of yellow and gold and even blue! However, I have heard that Zombie Zest is a dupe for SpaRitual’s Optical Illusion and Orly’s It’s Not Rocket Science from their Cosmic FX collection. Either way, if you can get your hands on any of these, it would be totally worth it!
Zombie Zest

Zombie Zest-closeup

See any you’re drooling after? Well, guess what?! I’m doing a giveaway! Can you guess for what? Oh, come on! You know this!

I’m giving away ONE set of the China Glaze Awakening collection.
One lucky winner will get a set of one bottle each of the following: Ick-A-body, Mummy May I, Zombie Zest and CG Fast Forward Top Coat (set is a total of four bottles of polish).

The rules:
1. You must be a subscriber to my blog. The form to do so should be 2nd from the top on the sidebar to the left of the posts. (Sorry about the earlier GFC confusion. That was totally my fault! Thanks to everyone who powered through that and subscribed anyways.)
2. Please leave your email address in the comment. I’ll need a way to tell you that you’ve won!
These first two rules are mandatory and count as TWO ENTRIES.
3. TWEET about this giveaway. Please leave a link in the comment with the status address where you did this. ONE ENTRY.
4. BLOG about this giveaway or put it in your SIDEBAR. I will accept either method. Please leave a link in your comment where you did this. ONE ENTRY.
5. Put Makeup and Entropy on your BLOGROLL. Please leave a link where you did this. ONE ENTRY.
That’s it! You have a possible total of 5 entries with this one!

PLEASE PUT ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES INTO ONE COMMENT. Thank you!

This contest will end on Friday, 10/8/2010 at 11:59 PM EST and I will not accept any entries after that.

Thanks for sticking w/ me and good luck!

*10/7/2010 Edit: Sorry, I’m an idiot guys. For rule #1 I meant you must subscribe to my blog. *sigh*

Tuesday Bling-tacular

Glitter…how can you not like glitter? It’s just so sparkly, shiny and adds a little something extra. And dammit, it’s glitter! I often get distracted by pretty shinies. 🙂

In any case, when I started really obsessing over nail polish (srsly, this may require therapy), I wasn’t sure what I would have called my favorite finish. After reflecting on it a little bit, I realized that the whole reason I got in to nail polish was b/c the jewelry obsession I had been indulging in was far too expensive and completely not sustainable in any way. (Hello only spending $8 per bottle of polish instead of $100+ per jewelry piece!)

Nail polish was a perfect obsession replacement since it’s pretty much like jewelry for your nails, it’s waaaay cheaper, AND there are so many options to choose from to change up your look. Enter glitter nail polish.

The beauty of glitter nail polish is that there’s quite a variety of sizes and shapes. This allows for just a little shimmer or an all out bling-fest. I personally prefer to shout from the rooftops, “HEY! I’M WEARING GLITTER!” I swear to you, if I could get away w/ wearing bright red sequins to work, I would do it.

Now, having rambled for over 200 words (Yay WordPress and the word count!), I think I’ve found a love that will last forever. I spotted these babies during the Nordstrom anniversary sale pre-order. Those of you familiar with Deborah Lippmann’s Ruby Red Slippers know how beautiful it is w/ the chunky glitter pieces and saw something similar in the promo pics for Across the Universe and Bad Romance. I just HAD TO HAVE THEM! So I bought them and swatched them. I think everyone needs these bad boys in their polish stash.

Across the Universe is dark blue/navy jelly with green and blue glitter which applied quite nicely and covered completely after three coats.
Across the Universe indoors with flash

Across the Universe macro

Bad Romance was a black jelly with dark pink glitter and reminded me a little of Ruby Red Slippers (which is totally not a bad thing). This also covered nicely in three coats. I suppose I could have done just two for this one, but three is how I roll for polishes like this.
Bad Romance

Bad Romance macro

The macro shots show how dense the different sized glitter is. These shots are also nice b/c the previous layers of glitter don’t just get lost, they add to the overall dimensionality on the nail.

LOVE IT!