Samstag, 26. Februar 2011

"Happy Birthday" Fiepser :o)

Fiepser is my oldest Guinea Pig. He is now about 5 years old. 
I don´t know exactly how old he is, I got him from the local animal shelter a few years ago and he was so little and so shy. He always hid in the hay and slips through my hand when I want to catch him, because he is real fast and smooth.
He is still not very heavy (only 900 g), and still very shy (as shy as he looks in the first picture ;o)  ), but he trusts me and eats from my hand.
I love my little Fiepser :o)

Donnerstag, 24. Februar 2011

ArtDeco #68

I bought this at Douglas. It was reduced and on the ArtDeco Website I could not find it, that´s why I could not find its name, only the number.

It is a light grey that fits perfectly to jeans.
I tried to capture it in different outside lighting.

My cuticles look really bad ;)
My hands look very bad at the moment, too.

Montag, 14. Februar 2011

Small Douglas Haul and "Nail Art"

I went on a shopping tour with a friend and her daughter. 
I bought a reduced  ArtDeco laquer for 2,50€ instead of 4,95€, a Lip Smacker Lip Balm, and got two samples, one nail polish remover pad and one perfume from Estee Lauder, "Pleasures".

We spent a long time at an OPI-rack and made this piece of nail art with test bottles ;)

Montag, 7. Februar 2011

OPI * Russian Navy - Matte

I am really sick of being sick ;)
I´m having the second heavy cold this year. :(

I swatched OPI´s "Russian Navy - Matte" for you. It says on the bottle that the matte polish doesn´t long as OPI´s other polishes, and that´s true, it started to chip on the same day. Well, after washing the dishes.

It is very smooth to apply, a little hard to get an even finish, and the color is a very dark blue, but still far away from black.

In the last picture you can see a coat of China Glaze´s "Cowardly Lyin´" on top.

Donnerstag, 3. Februar 2011

Worries and Hope for Egypt

After Tunisia, Egypt is the seond country to stand up against its Authoritarian Regime.

 I watch a lot Al Jazeera these days. After several days of peaceful protests it got nasty yesterday when pro-  and anti-Government protesters clashed in Cairo´s central square, Midan Tahrir.
Before that the demonstrations were peaceful when a mix of young and old, men and women, protested against oppression.
These are historic enents that move me deeply. It´s very exciting what will happen next.

I have spent a few months living in Cairo and I have come to love the Egyptian people. You will hardly find a people more nice, friendly, pious (in a positive way) and happy despite the poverty and circumstances they live in.

I hope no more blood will be spilled and everything will come to an acceptable end for this proud, great and ancient country.