Thursday, April 12, 2012

KleanColor: Covalt & DRAMA!!

*cries* Last night was so bad!! I didn't want to jump right into sitting through another magnetic mani so I opened up my spreadsheet, threw a mental dart and decided on KleanColor Covalt. A polish I got from Ricky when he was packing up to move. It went on smoothly enough (amazing concidering it's age) and I didn't even notice the smell until the second coat. I did get a little confused because the swatches I saw online looked blue, but my bottle is distinctly purple.



Like, leaning towards red kind of purple. Some people claim there's a blue-purple subtle duochrome, but I got no blue. Even after the super bright halogens of Walmart. Since it wasn't drying to my satisfaction I figured I'd have to topcoat it, and if I'm going that far, why not add some holo glitter? I added a coat of the Chunky Holo Bluebell (believing somehow that this would make the blue more evident), and my quick dry topcoat. I was going to wait until the sun came up to try and get the best pictures of Bluebell. Then... disaster struck.

Aaron tries to load up Fallout: New Vegas which was just working and..... "open tray". WTF? "Open Tray". Stupid XBOX! "Open TRAY" *kicks it* "OPEN TRAY"! shutupshutupshutupSHUTUP!!! *sigh* So with mounting trepidation over my nearly-freshly polished nails I gathered up my tools and wrenched open the xbox, using my handy-dandy (and newly revived) laptop for reference on this "open tray error". It was late, I was tired, my neck hurt and none of the online "fixes" helped at all. To top it all off, while trying to release the side panels I dug up my mani horrifically. The only upside was that while I was watching videos I could just scrape off the semi-fresh polish so I could just remove the leavin's later....



*ugh* I hate having to do that. So I went to bed around 2am and somehow miraculously woke up at 8am. -_- Had my alarm set for 10, but whatever. I removed the last of that polish and headed out with a purpose. Stopped by the post office and got my packages mailed, then made a beeline for Walmart. Somehow my T10 screwdriver bit has gone missing. Again. Ever tried unscrewing a star-shaped screw with a flat-head and a wrench? Not fun. Where's my T10?! I don't know. So I made my way to the hardware section and I swear the lights got a little brighter. What can make Lizzy grin near as much as a fresh clearance rack?



44 piece bit set for under $7!! And it's got 2 T10s!! *faints* I still don't know if I'll be able to fix either of the XBOXs (we have another one sitting around with a stuck disc tray I'm going to take another whack at), but I'm not giving up just yet! Also, this is my bit set and if any of the pieces go missing somebody will die for it.

*ahem* With a bit of change left in my pocket, and my nerves still a bit frazzled from the drama, I swung by Ulta on my way home. No coupon, but I didn't have $10 to spend anyway. I got a fresh mascara so I can finally throw away the 4 old ones I've been hanging on to, a bottle of essence: A Lovely Secret (I don't know why I thought it necessary to own another pale purple cream....) and from the clearance rack I managed to nab Barielle: Berry Blue for 99cents! :D The last of my change is tucked safely away in my Beetlejuice Fund. Which, I don't care how desperately we need a new XBOX, is not getting touched. No way, no how. That's my $19 dangit. lol Hope your night was better than mine!! Hopefully I won't bork A Lovely Secret when I open these buggers up later......

6 comments:

  1. That looks like it was a beautiful polish whilst it lasted :P shame it all came off :(

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    1. It really was pretty, but alas. I'll probably give it another run eventually.

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  2. the color is beautiful but i agree - def. purple! i think i also read this on klean colors FB page that others had this same issue...? but maybe not..

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    1. *shrugs* I'm a little disappointed because the blue swatches were really lovely. Hopefully the Barielle will satisfy the 'vampy blue' hole in my collection. :)

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    1. *sniffles* I know, right? At least I only dinged up my pinky this time around. lol

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