09. 16. 14. 03:46 pm

How to remove nail polish from carpet

I keep all my favorite nail polish in a train case bag and just recently had a red bottle burst while it was closed. Now in a way im thankful it was red because I have tons of that color, however, red is one of the messier colors of nail polish to remove (black is up there too). I had red nail polish and little shards of the bottle all over about 60 other bottles. This is an expensive mess so I decided to get a little messy and save my other polishes.

I used an old halloween bowl from dollarama, poured in some Up&Up 100% acetone nail polish remover (Target for $3.00), soaked the bottles very breifly (not even 2 minutes) and used papertowel to scrub the bottles until they were clean and glass shard free.

The positive:
- I managed to save my polishes and clean the mess

The negatives:
- I had to throw the train bag out and I loved it
- my hands were stained red for a couple days
- I used about 2 bottles of nail polish remover and a roll and a half of paper towel by the time it was over with
- the acetone ate off some of my hardwood floor finish
- my loreal paris nail color lids are all weird colored and sticky thanks to the nail polish remover taking off whatever loreal puts on those lids

Nail polish spilling is one messy job no matter when or where or how big the spill. One thing I did not have to deal with however was it spilling onto any fabrics. Which then made me curious, how would one remove nail polish from a carpet or rug? I have only ever seen it spill onto a hard surface and even that is a trick in itself, so I googled it :)

Wikihow is a fav of mine and through this link they make a few different suggestions for removing nail polish from a carpet.

Happy Reading amd I hope you never find yourself actually needing to use these tips :)

08. 19. 14. 01:35 am

Beginner Camping Tips

I have not been camping in probably a good 12 years, and this past weekend my boyfriend and I wemt to a place called Fish Creek Campgrounds, or better known as Kenosee. Now I had been there as a kid, but never had to plan for the trip and experience, and after 12 years, I was quite rusty. I want to document and share some thing I learned while camping:

Do your research!! I went to a place that offered so much 12 years ago and it has fallen apart since then. Try an app/site called TripAdvisor. I did, however, like the fact that I could view available sites online before reserving but wish I would have researched the campground map first and it was disappointing the photos were old.

Tarps; you will need lots of tarps…I mean stay within your campsites guidelines of tarp usage but most importantly you will need a tarp for:
* over the fire wood, incase it rains.
* under the tent
* over the tent
* over the table, keep your lounge area dry :)
* change area (take down when not in use), your really not supposed to hide what you are doing, other than in your tent of course, but if your site has a ton of trees hang a tarp or blanket to change behind. Chaging in a tent is a pain and your not always close to the good washrooms.
* ropes, to hang the tarps of course :)

If your campground is by a lake, try getting a site right by it. The view is amazing.

No smaller than a 6 person tent! It was just Aaron & I and a 4 person is just too small.

Raincoat and rainboots will be needed. Luckily I did have these with me, and thry did come in very handy as it rained most of the time I was camping, but if it wasnt for Aaron I would not have thought of it.

Buy washroom air freshners if going tenting and your site is by an outhouse type washroom. Those things smell so bad and if the wind is just right you will be smelling them all day. Not to mention if you need to actually go into it to use it.

Games that do not require an electronic device. Ill admit, im addicted to electronic devices to keep me occupied. I forgot all about brimgimg paper games like crosswords and word searches to pass the time during bad weather. Luckily Aaron brought cards.

Bring Books/Magazines for entertainment as well.

Drawing/art supplies. If you like to draw, nature can be a great inspiration. This also helps to pass the time when youre stuck under a tarp or in your tent

Bring lanterns! We had flashlights, but lanterns are a smarter idea for night.

Make sure everyone has a chair. We only brought one and Aaron, being the gentlemen he is, ended up sitting on the cooler the whole weekend

08. 18. 14. 03:59 pm

Sunday

* Packed up camp as soon as we woke up. We had to be checked out by noon anyways and had plans for before we headed home.

* Had a shower, pressure was awesome and water was a nice temp although I had to press the button several times as it only lasted 5 min at a time.

* Went for a 4.5 km hike along Beaver Lake Trail, the one we were supposed to go to on Saturday night lol. There were tons of frogs and Aaron managed to catch a couple. We heard an animal in the woods, it looked like a deer but it was moving and a little too far in to get a good look. Note to self for my next hike….BRING BUG SPRAY!!!!!!

* We went to the beach, I had told a friend we would be there for a while but the sun wasnt really out, the water was cold and I got a leechso we decided to get some ice cream before going home. The only real downside to this is that our vehicle pass for the weekend expired at 2pm and us thinking we were going to be there longer paid for another day. By the time we finished our ice cream and left the park, it was 2:05pm….I spent 7.50 to stay an extra 5 minutes :/

* On our way bavk to Regina, we stopped and took the photo with the Indian Chief Head in Indian Head like we planned to do on Friday :)

Photo Legend:
1) Aaron cutting onions for breakfast….with a spoon…we couldnt find the knives lol
2) Breakfast
3) Aaron packing the car
4) Aaron taking down the tent….lol

1) Frog #2 that Aaron caught on our hike
2) Frog #1 that Aaron caught on our hike
3) Beaver Lake
4) Aaron on the hike
5) Ive always wanted to take a photo of water on a leaf, and I took advantage of having the macro option XD

1) Me in Indian Head
2) Aaron in Indian Head
3) Couple selfie in Indian Head XD

1) Aaron and his strawberry ice cream
2) A woodpecker by our campsite
3) Selfie
4) A dragonfly. His wings are torn cause we were taking a blanket off the table and im still not sure if he was under it or on it but he fell onto the table after the blanket was removed. He was kinda creepie to me at first but just as I got more comfy with it, it flew at my face…..heart attack haha, just glad it can still fly.
5) Aaron and I on the drive home :)

08. 18. 14. 03:24 pm

Aaron and I went camping this weekend and since I am not the greatest story teller amd I only own a tablet, I will just be sharing photos and highlights from each day. Due to the amount of photos, each day will be a seperate post :)

Friday

*On the way out we made a pit stop at superstore, the trail mix I bought had chocolate in it and had melted by the time we got to kenosee :/ but it was fixed after some time in the cooler lol.

*As we passed Indian Head, I pointed out the Indian Chief Head to Aaron and we made a plan to stop and take a photo on the way back…

*When we arrived in the Kenosee area I was reading the map wrong and we drove up and down the highway between Whitewood and Carlysle until we finally found the turn off to take us to the campgrounds.

*We struggled to figure out where to park at the campground office; there was one empty parking lot…

*When we arrived at our campsite, that I chose online because of what it looked like, I found out it was the exact spot Aaron was in last time he was out there.

*There was a pathway connecting ours and another campsite (that was empty at the time) so we set up our tent in front of it to block any through traffic. I was a little disappointed as the photos of the site, online during reserving the site, did not show that.

*We were right across from the washrooms/outhouse. At first it seemed awesomely convienient but then the wind blew into our site a few times and it was quite disgusting.

*Went to walk a trail that was right by our site, but found it had been flooded and is closed indefinately :(

*Took the dingy on the lake, which was cool until Aaron saw a creepy wave so we headed closer to shore, then a paddle broke and we could not save it from sinking :(

Photo Legend:
1) Aaron & I on the drive to Kenosee
2) Sparkling White Wine in Yellow Solo cups XD
3) Aaron getting “more comfortable” before setting up the campsite
4) Aaron getting the table area together
5) Aaron and the set up tent…good job babe XD

1) Aaron tending to the fire
2) Aaron making duck lips lol
3) Our tent XD
4) Mini Golfing…although I think this was actually Saturday….
5) The fire pit.

1) Some flowers on our site
2) The wood chopping log
3) A leaf
4) Something someone else left behind
5) The view from my tent window lol I loved the branch sticking inside XD

07. 17. 14. 11:38 am
My sister gave me a neat sparkle nail polish so I decided to match it with a turquoise and red :)

I Used:
*China Glaze Hey Sailor 
* Loreal Paris Not a Cloud in the Sky
*Cinapro Sugar Rush Nail Sugar High-res

My sister gave me a neat sparkle nail polish so I decided to match it with a turquoise and red :)

I Used:
*China Glaze Hey Sailor
* Loreal Paris Not a Cloud in the Sky
*Cinapro Sugar Rush Nail Sugar

08. 23. 14. 09:03 pm
Nails, Inspired by my Wallet XD

Hey why not?  It is a neat color combination that is for sure!!!

I used:
* Loreal Paris in Walk On The Beach
* Loreal Paris in Not A Cloud in Sight
* Loreal Paris in Safari Chic
* Sonia Kashuk in Sunset Blvd.
As well as Finger Paints Top Coat and Sinful Colors Matte Coat

Enjoy!! High-res

Nails, Inspired by my Wallet XD

Hey why not? It is a neat color combination that is for sure!!!

I used:
* Loreal Paris in Walk On The Beach
* Loreal Paris in Not A Cloud in Sight
* Loreal Paris in Safari Chic
* Sonia Kashuk in Sunset Blvd.
As well as Finger Paints Top Coat and Sinful Colors Matte Coat

Enjoy!!

08. 18. 14. 10:47 pm
Finger Paints Top and Base Coats, Finger Paints Hollywood Decadence over Maybelline Color Show Porcelain Party, complimented by Finger Paints Peach Beach Scene XD

I love finger paints!!  As I have mentioned before, my sister works at sally beauty supply.  I go there once to twice a month and theres ALWAYS a new line from Finger Paints.  So exciting XD

These 2, the Hollywood Decadence and Peach Beach Scene are the 2 I picked up today.  The Hollywood Decadence is from the newest line. High-res

Finger Paints Top and Base Coats, Finger Paints Hollywood Decadence over Maybelline Color Show Porcelain Party, complimented by Finger Paints Peach Beach Scene XD

I love finger paints!! As I have mentioned before, my sister works at sally beauty supply. I go there once to twice a month and theres ALWAYS a new line from Finger Paints. So exciting XD

These 2, the Hollywood Decadence and Peach Beach Scene are the 2 I picked up today. The Hollywood Decadence is from the newest line.

08. 18. 14. 03:40 pm

Saturday

* We got up and decided to check out the kenosee waterslide giftshop, I used to love it as a kid, full of stuff. We get there and its moved to the other side of the building, is smaller, and has no toys, just clothing, its all lame and the shelves are mostly empty anyways… very disappointed. The waterslides were not very busy, mind you it was rainy and gloomy, but it looked very abandoned and the people working seemed more into chatting with themselves and their friends than anything.


* Since the waterslides were lame and the weather was slightly rainy we decided to check out this “Canningtons Historical Park”. It was about a 30 min drive and it was nothing but an old boarded up house, that was historical and in the middle of no where so it hadnt been vandilized and I didnt want to be the first to wreck it just to get inside. Then there were 2 old foundations. The barn which was 2 seperate parts of walls with a tree in the middle, very pretty, then an old pork factory, which was kind of neat and Aaron found raspberries in the old building area while I got burrs all over my pants. The drive off the highway into the yard was something out of a horror movie XD


* We came back to camp just in time, as it started to rain. We went to kenosee inn restaurant, the kabin, for food since it was pouring outside. I had a taco and fries and Aaron had a burger, onion rings and a poutine. Our cokes were best friends.


*After a 4 hour nap, we got up and hung out for a while then went and got wood for the fire. Were going to go hiking on Beaver Lake Trail but we misplaced something important and didnt find it until after dark so that did not end up happening…although a walk in the dark would be cool, I do recognize the dangers of doing it :)

Photo Legend:
1) Aaron in front of Cannington Manor
2) The backside of Cannington Manor
3) An old carriage wheel behind Cannington Manor
4) Aaron standing on part of the old barn foundation
5) The burrs on my jeans from exploring the old pork factory XD

1) The barn foundation, with a beautiful tree growing in the middle.
2) Old pork factory wall
3) Old pork factory
4) Old pork factory wall
5) Old pork factory floor

1) Aaron chilling by the fire with me
2) Our Coke’s are besties XD
3) Aaron lighting the Saturday morning fire to cook breakfast
4) Aaron having a smoke
5) The sparkling blush wine we enjoyed, again in a yellow solo cup XD

07. 23. 14. 02:39 pm ♥ 1

Had to try out a new polish XD Hard Candy Pop-arazzi, and I love it!!!

For this look I used:
*Fingers Paints Top & Base Coat
*China Glaze Polarized
*Hard Candy Pop-arazzi

How to Achieve This Look:
1) Apply a shiny base coat.
2) Apply a glitter polish that fades half way down your nail.
3) Apply the Hard Candy Pop-arazzi. You may need several coats.
4) Apply a shiny top coat.

There you have it, in 4 easy steps you can achieve a unique look :)

07. 17. 14. 11:30 am
So the target I work at has been open one year as of July 16th so for that days I decided to paint my nails red and khaki and target themed.  the Red smeared a little bit as it always does but it turned out pretty well.

I used: 
*China Glaze Hey Sailor
*Loreal Paris Walk On The Beach High-res

So the target I work at has been open one year as of July 16th so for that days I decided to paint my nails red and khaki and target themed. the Red smeared a little bit as it always does but it turned out pretty well.

I used:
*China Glaze Hey Sailor
*Loreal Paris Walk On The Beach