Saturday, July 2, 2011


I have decided to move the blog to a different account. Please take a look at the previous post (July 2nd) and then visit me at my new home:

Hope to see and hear from you there!

It's been awhile...are you still there?

Hello! Long time no see! I'm not too sure if anybody still reads my blog anymore, especially since I haven't had proper time to devote to this blog. Since I last posted, a lot has happened. Here's a brief update:

I'm still in graduate school, but now I'm a doctorate student! I officially defended my Masters of Science thesis and degree (I can now put Grace, MS), passed my doctorate preliminary exams, and I am presenting at an international conference later this summer (which I am extremely nervous about since public speaking wigs me out)! I have also gotten into photography as a hobby after buying a DSLR camera as a reward for myself after my MS degree. Hopefully with this new camera, I can take tons of nice pictures of my nails :)

Unfortunately at the moment, my nails are in a very sad shape since they've been neglected. I resorted to the Sally Hansen nail stickers for a few weeks, and my nails haven't stopped peeling since. (refer to figure 1)

Figure 1: State of Grace's Nails

So what does this mean for my blog? I hope to return to posting as soon as I can, but I have decided I might need to clear out the closet yet again of old nail polishes that I never use anymore. Would anybody be interested? Please comment at my new site:

See you soon!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pampering to destress

Hello! It's been a very stressful semester so far, but one of the things that I have been doing to de-stress is splurging on a few limited edition polishes. This post is mainly on NARS Zulu..and what I have done with it :)

When I found out NARS Zulu was being re-released, I knew I had to have it. And to make it a little more special, I topped it off with some Rococo Gold Leaf Lacquer.

And since I was at the mall, I decided to pick up the MAC Disney Villains Maleficient nail polishes. Here is Zulu with MAC Mean & Green painted diagonally. The ring finger has a bit of the gold flakes on it too ( I couldn't resist)

In other news, the NC State Fair is coming up next week. Time to bulk up those arm muscles and scoop tons of ice cream! back to writing :(

Oh, and GO GREEN!! Victory for MSU!! :)
(I think my green & white toes with the Spartan logo are good luck )

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Unattainable no more!

Since I heard about magnetic nail polish, I have been on the hunt for these little guys. It was no surprise that the one I wanted the most would be a blue one, since that is my favorite color. Unfortunately, the only one ever made (to my knowledge) was a limited edition UK exclusive. I thought I would never get my hands on this little bottle of Lancome Le Magnetique- Blue Enigma. Miraculously, I had the opportunity to buy this little guy (off the bay of evil), and those last few seconds of the auction were the most nerve racking.

So without saying anything else, the hunt for my biggest lemming to date has ended. Observe...

The anticipation builds up....

The little magnet that comes with my most prized 5ml liquid...

Ta-da!! Lancome Le Magnetique- Blue Enigma, 2 coats in natural light
I only painted 3 fingers just because it is such a little volume, and I want to save it for special occasions only.

(with flash)
Now that I have this little gem, I feel "complete"...until the next lemming. The application was typical of magnetic nail polishes, and the blue color is gorgeous and has a slight green tinge and purple glitter in it (which is hard to see in pictures). I really wish they would make more of these truly unique polishes in all sorts of colors...but until then, I will have to be satisfied with the ones I do own.

Friday, August 6, 2010

brief update

I just got back from a conference across the country and while I was away, I received my biggest lemming of all time in the mail!!!! I'm sooo excited to try it out, but I have other more important things to do than paint my nails (for instance moving everything in one day). When things calm down, I will resume posting to this blog.

Thank you to everyone that participated in helping me clean out my nail polish collection!!! I hope you all enjoy the polishes!!

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