Tuesday, October 12, 2021

'Blindness' by Crystal @CrazyCombos

December 13, 2020

✨ Blindness ✨
There are those that are unable to see,
Some that wander, wondering where they should be,
Our minds so overwhelmed like a maze,
Trying to break through the foggy haze.
It isn’t until you hear the voice inside,
When you listen, and have no place to hide,
Only then can we find ourselves and share love,
Two of the greatest gifts given from above.
Finding balance is key,
Learning who we are meant to be.
Don’t forget what power can do,
Give into ego and you lose you.
We forget the gifts we’ve received,
And would rather believe we’ve been deceived.
If only we each did what was right,
Maybe then we’d have no reason to fight.


Pardon my scribbles but I free hand wrote THIS journal entry almost a year ago. Barb at convinced me to share in the spirit of the recent new moon in Libra so please enjoy! Use these words to see the beauty I see in each and every one of you. You have to see it in yourself though. Please don’t be blind to all that power within and let your technicolor brightness shine 🙏🏻🌈✨

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

JORD Watches

Press Sample

Hello Lovelies!  It's been a while, so I hope you've all been well.  Work has kept me busy, but I'm trying to make more time for my nail ladies (and gents), and painting them more often as well!  I always joke that I wish I had more hours in a day.  Wouldn't everyone love a few more hours of sleep? hehe

I'm really excited for a different kind of post today, featuring a wooden watch by JORD!  I've seen pictures of these watches before, and loved their look.  I started by taking pictures in my light box, but felt the pictures looked too bland to show off the beauty of the watch.  I decided to go outside to capture the natural look of the watch.  I have some great shots below!  The beautiful face is very reflective, and showed the greenery around me.

This is the Ely Series in Black available at JORD Watches.  There are many different styles to choose from for both men and women.  JORD offered to have it custom sized before it was sent to me, so it fits perfectly.  I love how lightweight it is, and how it shows the date.  The wood is beautiful, and the metal clasp is easy to secure and remove.

On their website, they have a frequently asked questions section, where I saw how to clean a wooden watch.  JORD recommends using two tablespoons each of olive oil and lemon juice, using a soft cloth.  Make sure to wring the cloth out, and apply with brisk strokes to keep an even coating of the mixture.  I thought this was interesting, since I have never owned a wooden watch before. 

They also talk about how wood will naturally develop a patina over time, and recommend using a beeswax, butcher block oil, or walnut oil to maintain the original appearance.  This will also keep the watch protected, keeping it from cracking or drying out.  It makes sense now that I think about it, as you would polish a metal watch, why wouldn't wood need some love too! 

I wore my watch last week with many different outfits.  I love how it added an extra bit of style of each outfit.  I felt it went with everything, and even matched the silver and black in my sandals! 

I love how my nails looked with the teal polish, Enchanted Daydream, and the wood together.  I felt they complimented each other well.  Below is a closer look at my nails.  Below is two coats and a top coat while in the sun.

Another view in my light box.

At my work, we have a beautiful roof deck garden.  It also happened that last week we were bombarded with butterflies.  Every time I walked outside, at least 10 would fly around me.  It was stunning, and I was able to capture some great shots of them while capturing the beauty of the JORD watch!  Below is my favorite picture.  On my nails is Enchanted Polish Entwined with two coats and a top coat.

All this rain we've been having is making the garden flourish.  I've been working in the city of Chicago two years now, but this being my third summer, I have never seen it so beautiful.  The sunflowers have just bloomed!  Isn't it beautiful?

I love how the face of the watch can be subtle and look like it's just a regular black, but then when the light hits it, you see that gorgeous texture!

Here are a few pictures of Enchanted Polish Entwined in the sun.  Again, this was two coats and a top coat.

I wore a maxi dress one day with a jean jacket.  Loved how the jacket buttons looked with the watch. 

Here is another look at Enchanted Polish Entwined in my light box.

Overall, my new JORD watch is an simple, yet stunning addition of style to my wardrobe.  I couldn't be happier to have a watch while commuting to the city, where I need to catch trains on a certain schedule.  It is a mechanical watch, so if not worn daily, you may need to wind it a bit, but it kept me on perfect track this week without having to dig my out my cell phone in my huge purse.
Thanks for reading!  I have a few other posts I hope to work on soon. 
Much Love,
*JORD watch product has been sent to me for honest review.  Enchanted Polishes have been purchased by me.  All thoughts and opinions in this post are that of my own.* 
Update 10/27/15 - I have accepted the JORD Preferred Partner Invitation.  I will receive compensation based on sales generated through my unique URL.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Kawaii Nail Lacquer

Press Sample

Hi Lovelies!  It has been ages, I know.  Life has slowed down a little bit in the last couple of weeks, as I had gallbladder surgery on the 23rd of April!  Luckily, I'm almost back to normal (and hopefully these bruises are almost gone too).   It is amazing how advanced we continue to be in medicine!  I'm extremely thankful I didn't have to miss much work.

Even though I'm still taking it easy, I decided that this weekend would be a great opportunity to get my polish room a little more organized.  So I sat down to look through what I have in my unposted folders and found this awesome post that I haven't shared.  I have to apologize, as these shades are no longer available, but I still wanted to share to highlight the beauty and quality of the brand, Kawaii Nail Lacquer.  You can purchase at  There are many other shades that you can choose from.  Polishes retail at $9.00 each.  You can keep up with Kawaii Nail Lacquer HERE on Facebook or HERE on Twitter.

Also, on the Etsy storefront is a message!

KawaiiNailLacquer's Shop Announcement

Kawaii has had a lot going on over here after just being married, we have decided to expand onto cosmetics as well! Right now we are perfecting the bath bomb making art, Soaps which we have one up as we speak, with tons more scents to come. Shortly after we will welcome lotions, sugar scrub bath whips, all with ingredients listed on the box, as well as in your listing so please read beforehand.

I am so happy to be back <3

However, as of 2014. We will NOT be shipping internationally any longer. Due to prices going up even higher Jan 23rd 2014. Shipping over seas will be $15 dollars or more and sadly, we we're paying all the other fees we didn't charge. Sorry for any inconvenience!

The formula must be spoken of first.  I loved these.  They all glided on and the glitter top coats laid flat.  Jamie, the owner, creates combinations that are fun and bold.

First up, Baby Doll.

For the base, I used 2 coats of Zoya Arabella.  You can see the original post - HERE.

Without topcoat

With Topcoat

I used 1 coat of Baby Doll and 1 coat of Clearly on Top by KBShimmer.

I love the white glitter in this.  It is so popping, and with the texture, it gives it a floating look!  I couldn't have been happier that way this turned out.

Close up!

Next, Dance Pink Dance!

I used two coats for Dance Pink Dance along with Clearly on Top.

The beautiful bold blue, purple, and pink look as if they are in pink milky heaven floating around!  Such a fun shade.

Close up.

Another gorgeous jelly shade, Purple Chaos.

I used 3 coats of Purple Chaos.

The blue and purple iridescent glitters look so deep in purple jelly!

Close up!

Next up, Dots All About It.

For the base, I used KBShimmer Pigment of My Imagination.  I haven't reviewed this yet, but here's a sneak peek!

You can purchase this at KBShimmer or for International orders, Harlow & Co.

I then used 1 coat of Dots All About It with Clearly on Top by KBShimmer.

I think something about the shift to the base and these amazing glitters, makes this SUCH a party mani!  I felt like I had to go somewhere with these.  I think maybe New Year's would be fun to wear this!

Next, Barney's Dance Party.

For Barney's Dance Party, I used 2 coats and Clearly on Top.

Another milky amazing base with purple and green glitters for Barney!

Close up!

And last, Salad Daze.

For Salad Daze, I used 3 coats along with Clearly on Top.

Such a fun mix!  I love the mix of colors in this one.  Such a fun name too ;-)

Close up.

In case you missed above, these are no longer available, but you can purchase many other shades at  Polishes retail at $9.00 each.  You can keep up with Kawaii Nail Lacquer HERE on Facebook or HERE on Twitter.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I can get a few more posts done soon!

Much Love,

*These products have been sent to me for honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.*