The Nitty Gritty.

I must confess… I recently forgot where I came from.

My mom wanted to do her nails and asked where she should start. I told her “Slap on some cuticle remover, grab and stick and go to town”. The silence and blank stare that followed let me know that I may as well have been speaking Klingon. She had no clue what I was talking about. I promptly enrolled her the accelerated version of Nail Care 101.

I was initially surprised at how much my mom didn’t know. Then I reminded myself of just how much I didn’t know a short while ago. The Nitty Gritty is a new series dedicated to nail care (fab mani) essential. It will cover topcoats, basecoats and whatever other treatment goodies I come across.

Have you been dying to know if OPI Nail Envy is worth the $$$ (It’s not.)? Or need a rec for a good yet cheap base coat (Sally Hansen Nail Quencher is the stuff!)? Then let me know. Feel free to ask questions or request reviews. I will try my best to honor all requests.

Lacquered Love,



We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Some of you already know that I am in the process of moving to Florida. I swear this move has been going on since Moses was in diapers.

What does this have to do with my lack of recent posts?

My camera inadvertently ended up in storage and it won’t see the light of day for another month!

Today I went out and a bought a “get’er by” so I could still post. SMH… I can’t even begin to explain the levels of craptasticness that the poor excuse for a camera spewed forth.

These really are the best pics out of the bunch. The mani is a couple of days old and my fingers are greasy from eating popcorn. They were really just test pics. I intended on doing a nice fresh mani and posting pics proper. My hopes were dashed when I learned that the camera road the short bus to school. I figured WTH… I just had to tell ya’ll about French Kiss.


If you knew how many pics were taken to get this pic you would want to sue Kodak for wasting several precious minutes of your life as well. Especially since while this may the best pic, the color is hella off. Bastidges!

PI French KissThis pic much more true to life than the first one but it went all soft and fuzzy when I cropped it.

*hangs head in utter shame*

This is Pure Ice French Kiss. It is a wonderful true blue crème. It applied easily which is a huge plus for me. I get real special fingered when it comes to applying crèmes. These are all two coats. If the camera was worth a bucket of snot you would be able to behold the wonderfulness of PI Busted on the ringers. Busted is a wonderful light purple shimmer that makes one of the best disco topcoats in history. I that I don’t know about you all but I lurves me some Pure Ice polishes! Cute bottles. Fab colors. $1.97. I’m sold! This brand seems to be a Walmart exclusive. *snort… Walmart exclusive. That’s cute.* I have never seen it anywhere else.

The wickedly bad devil camera is going back to Bestbuy tomorrow and decent StS worthy pics shall resume post haste.

Lacquered Love,