Sunday, March 16, 2014

A fan from a closed land - My mom memorable Momento

My most memorable momento is from my father. See, he went on a charity trip to Cuba several years back to sing. The whole trip was sort of a hairy situation from setup to end. First with clearances, then last minute change ups on their trip there, and more on the trip back.

During the trip our communications were SEVERELY limited. He could not speak of much of what went on while he was there except his actual singing as informed by the groups guide.

Anyways, for awhile I became very nervous when he did not contact for a few days. Although later it just turned out that the wifi/phones hadnt been working.

On his return he brought me a lovely silk fan, and more than that, much relief to see everything turned out fine. The ordeal made me realize how much I miss and worry about him even if he's out of communication for only a couple days.

It made me realize, no matter how old I get that I will always see my dad holding and comforting me as a little girl.

He was able to sing for the people in Cuba and hopefully put some smiles on some faces there. Along with being able to share the experience of visiting a country that most of us Americans will likely NEVER see.

I tag the following to pass the torch on posting your most memorable momento. Kelli Gonzo, Vintage Musings of a Modern Pinup, and Konad Addict

This post is my entry for the ‘My Most Memorable Memento’ contest conducted by My Yatra Diary travel blog and Indian Coupons."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

I was asked to try out Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (Thanks, Influenster!). I Tried it out several times over the past few weeks, although sadly, only snapped one picture. My hands have been so dry this winter, I didnt feel "up to" taking tons of pictures.

The colors are lovely. I was sent 3 colors to test. #540 Jaded, #510 Pat on the back, #470 Red my lips as shown above. Red my lips is very very red. It goes on in 1-2 coats fully and has quite an eye popping sheen to it. Pat on the back is a lovely deep purple. I, personally, liked the light color it went on in the first coat but it was streaky and required 2 coats. At that point it comes out nearly plum/black. Still, lovely.

Unfortunately, my fave color of the 3, took MANY coats to reach saturation on the nail. Jaded took maybe 4-5 coats to not be streaky and be visible. It is a very translucent color. At full color saturation it is gorgeous.

The good news is, this polish dries very fast, even with 4-5 coats you wont end up with a gooey undrying mess like other brands. It will just take more patience & time that 1-2 coats.

The finish lasts pretty long, at least 24-48 hours with "mothers" hands (you know, washing dishes, cleaning, fixing things).

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