The Parrot Ate My Homework




Ever wonder what it would look like if a large parrot took a bite of your nail art?  I didn’t either however, my Cockatoo answered it for me anyhow.

Here she is…




She is not biting me but is fascinated with my nails.  I’ve been trying to keep them unpainted which helps quite a bit or paint and then remove it immediately. I don’t think gloves are the answer.  I can’t be the only one having these issues.

I don’t want to give up my hobby.  Anyone have any useful tips for distracting parrots from fingernails?


Zoya Haul



I grabbed these guys from Zoya’s summer BOGO.  I’m glad I was able to pick up Charla finally.  I also bought:

Tallulah, Emme, Robyn, Marley, Reagan, Rory, America, Midori, Jolene, Breezi, & Tracie

6 months ago I’d never even heard of Zoya, now I’m in love with the brand.  😀

Spring Break



I think I’ve become spoiled by the overabundance of glitter in the indie polishes I’ve been buying.  I never saw a swatch of the gold glitter but the bottle looked promising enough. Wet n Wild 18K Gold is one of those polishes you have to fish around for the glitter & then try to place it. Not my favorite.


Jesse’s Girl – Spring Break

Wet n Wild – 18K Gold

Psychedelic Calico Color Kitty




This kitty came home during a visit to the Hemingway House in Key West, Florida.  The Author, Ernest Hemingway, owned polydactyl cats and 40 or so of their feline decedents still live there.  The cats are all over the property, it’s like an Easter egg hunt finding them lounging about. Check out their website if you’re not familiar and fond of cats.


I had a blast doing this as I’m such a fan of color.  At some point I’ll likely mimic the paint on the other side too.

Polishes used:

Zoya: Julie, Wednesday, Rocky, Pippa

China Glaze: Grape Pop

Wet n Wild: Sunny Side Up, Red Red, Clear

e.l.f.: Yellow, Teal Blue (they need to increase their font size)

Jesse’s Girl:  Spring Break, Frequent Flyer

Color Club: Pucci-licious

Sally Hansen: Limestone

Freshly Squeezed


Orange, guava & grapefruit juice.  It kind of  looks like the Today Show logo. The e.l.f. Party Peach coverage was impressive and only needed one coat.  I only have 3 Spa Ritual polishes that I’ve picked up at TJ Maxx I really wish I owned more.  I used the office supply hole reinforcements from Target that a multiple blogs had recommended, they’re fantastic.

e.l.f. – Party Peach

Spa Ritual – Poppy

Wet n Wild –  Sunny Side Up, Clear

Seche Vite

Yummy Kale


I love Kale, yes the leafy green vegetable. Kale chips homemade or store bought are a weakness of mine.  I was inspired by a $0.99 reusable grocery bag I own from Whole Foods.  I had stocked up on Zoya during their Earth Day sale which was fortunate as this called for many shades of green.  I don’t own any creme colors for the swirls so I mixed my own.










Wet n Wild:  The Wonder Years

Spa Ritual: Twig

Sinful Colors:  Snow Me White