Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy 15th Wedding Anniversary to ME & The Sexiest Guy On The Planet!

It's our 15th Wedding Anniversary today!

I've pumped out 2 kids, my boobs don't sit where they used to and the belly is more jelly than belly...but he still worships the ground I walk on!
Luv ya Boo!
He is sweeping me off to Melbourne for the night tomorrow where we are staying in a swanky hotel with a buffet breakfast. I also get my present tonight....argh, can't wait!!

Onto the nails! Ange from sent me an awesome package this week which was full of wishlist colors. Because we have been housebound due to flooding, I have alternated my time around swatching, trying to keep kids amused and doing a teeny, tiny amount of housework. I try not to do much more that that or else everyone will expect it all the time.

Thanks to Ange I got my wonderfully painted nails on Zoya Valerie. The color is hard to capture so I have 3 photos all in different light.
Outside in sunlight.

Inside, no light and no flash.

Artificial light with a flash.

I have a love / hate relationship with Zoya. I love the colors they come out with but absolutely hate the chipping. Zoya will chip on me almost immediately after painting my nails, guaranteed. See the first pic? A chip on the middle finger and that was straight after they had dried!
I added a few nail stickers and 2 coats of Seche QD to make them smooth.

My Scandalous Swap! BB Couture, Misa, Zoya's, Mulberry Madness and my first Icing! Yummo.
Thanks again Ange!


  1. Congratulations, that's amazing! :)

    Have you tried using the Zoya Colour Lock System with their colours? I find they wear like iron if I do. All Lacquered Up has a good post on what to wear with Zoya polish to make it last longer, it's the quick dry top coats that are usually the problem because of an ingredient called Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, apparently. Here's the link:

    Hope that helps, and once again congratulations on your anniversary! :)

  2. Hahaha! Im glad you're still head over heels in luuurve with each other. you're an inspiration. :) Happy Anniversary! :)

  3. Wow, thanks Jenny$1983! It's a tad reassuring to find I'm not the only one with this problem but also a bit cheesed off that I have to buy their "Lock" system to make their polishes work. Things that make ya go hmmmmmm....

    Coffretgorge. Yeah, we are a bit sickening actually. Still kiss with tongues and everything!

  4. Congratis on your 15th marriage date! That's a long time.. don't worry about they boobies ;)

    And that art is amazing. Simple yet unique! I love it!

    Visit me back?

  5. Happy anniversary! That Zoya shade is a dream. :)

  6. Congratulations Carli!
    Zoya Valerie is the perfect color for a romantic date. Enjoy your celebration!!

  7. Happy anniversary, so admiring you two to still be madly in love after 15 years :)

  8. You need the color lock system! It helps so much. I'll send it in another package. I'm so glad you love the colors. I picked up one last thing and don't argue, cuz I'm sending it. As soon as my stupid computer gets fixed I'm posting the fabulousssss goodies you sent me. *sigh* stupid computer
    Have a wonderful anniversary!

  9. Happy anniversary !! ^_^
    ... appearance doesnt change the person you are thus he will always love you ;)

    totally in love with Zoya swatch :)

  10. Happy anniversary!!
    I love the mani :)

  11. Happy Anniversary!
    I love Zoya Valerie.

  12. I heard that you don't actually NEED the color lock system but that you shouldn't ever use Seche with Zoya. I've been using the Sally Hansen red bottle Insta-Dri instead with good results. Happy Anniversary!!

  13. Happy Anniversary!
    P.S. you've been tagged for the stylish blogger award:

  14. I read your blog alot and I love how you do it. That's why I tagged you!
    With love Melanie

  15. Happy anniversary and congratulations on 15 years. 15 years, that's a lot of manicures and nailpolish..hehe.

  16. Ange. Don't you dare!! I dont need it...who wears the same polish more than a day anyway??

    Amy. I just read that too. I think in future I just wont use a topcoat.

    Thanks Nail noir and Melanie, I'll get to them very soon!

  17. Happy Anniversary! Very pretty color!!!!


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