Weigh-In Wednesday 12/6/2017

Wednesday already? I almost wore lazy clothes today….but then I remembered I had to take a full body shot for today’s post. :) And then it took me forever to pick out a dress because I couldn’t remember what I’d already worn. LOL. First world problems are really, really hard!

This week has been strange and has felt like an eternity. That must have been a good thing because I dropped 2 pounds this week. I hate to say it….but I wasn’t even trying. It’s amazing what NOT binge eating most nights will do for the scale and your waistline!

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I’m actually starting to get my waist back a little and I’m really excited about that. Perhaps I’ll be able to start seeing my feminine figure soon! :P

In dating news…I went on a date with a guy last weekend who spent 45 minutes showing me his vacation photos. Are.You.Kidding.Me??? I thought everyone knew that you never, ever do that to someone. Especially not someone you’ve literally just met who doesn’t give to fucks about your vacation. Gaaaaaaaah.

Zoya Party Girl Collection

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Oh man! This post has been a long time coming! The Zoya Party Girl Collection has been out for a while now and I finally finished swatching all of them! :O This is a great collection of really fun fall/winter colors.

Zoya Blake

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Zoya Kelsey

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Zoya Delaney

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Zoya Sheri

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Zoya Nadia

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Zoya Solstice

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Zoya Fallon

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Zoya Tawny

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Weigh-In Wednesday 11/29/2017

Phew! What a week, what a week! I went and visited my family for Thanksgiving weekend. My adorable nephew made me play Candyland for 6 hours straight. If I never see that game again, it will be too soon. (Ok, maybe not SIX hours, but it felt like 60, so give me a break. LOL)

I kinda stuffed my face on both Thanksgiving and the Friday after….oopsies! But, I did go on a walk with my mom so that good karma showed on the scale this week as I dropped 1 pound. Phew! I was kinda worried how it was all going to shake out after all those carbs and pie and booze!

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I was talking to my sister about what my body looks like now. I actually weigh more today than I do in the 2010 picture at the beginning of the collage. But, I feel like I look better in today’s picture. I think the difference is that I’ve learned better how to dress for my body. Nearly everything I own nips in at the waist so it gives me a more feminine figure, despite all the extra poundage. Both the dress and the blazer I’m wearing today are things I got from Gwynnie Bee. All of their clothes are designed for sizes 10-26++ so they really know how to dress a larger woman. If you’re a size 10 or larger, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s basically like Netflix for clothes, but you can buy the items you love and want to keep. (Like I did with both items I’m wearing today.)

Lastly, how about another mini horror story from my online dating adventures? Last night, a guy tried to hit on my by saying a joke about mentally disabled people. WHAT. THE. FUCK. Are you kidding me right now?! Not only is that not ok, but that is what you START the conversation with?! What the hell is wrong with people?!

Anyway….have an amazing Wednesday and don’t forget to come hang out with my in my VIP Facebook group!

Color Club Head in the Clouds and Online Dating Stories!

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Hey there and happy Tuesday! I have a little lazy nail art for you today. I started with two coats of Color Club Head in the Clouds which is a thermal polish. Unfortunately, the thermal change is from medium gray to light gray…so it’s really not noticeable. Then, I used Nail Hugs to press on the chevron design on top.

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I have received a couple VERY WEIRD questions during my online dating adventures. Here are the two most recent ones….

A guy asked me what my birth month and date were so he could check our compatibility with his numerology and supreme math….(WTF, dude. No. #blocked)

Another guy asked if I was Jewish. When I told him no, he asked if I would be willing to get a DNA test to prove my background. I don’t know if he is a total racist, was trying to make a very very bad joke, or if he only dates Jewish women…. But, needless to say, I blocked that guy!

Weigh-In Wednesday 11-22-2017 plus Thoughts on Online Dating

Hello again! Since last week, I’ve lost 1 lbs. I think it would have been more….but I ate a bit too much for dinner last night. LOL. Oops! I’m starting to get my waist back which is nice. And the pants I’m wearing in today’s picture used to be skin tight but now they’re fitting comfortably. Yay!

I went up to Seattle last Saturday with my dad and got 13,000 steps. I think that really helped. LOL. Turns out, walking all over Seattle quickly makes your FitBit very happy. Today, if this sunny weather holds up, I’m going to take one of my dogs for a walk when I get home from work. It’s been pouring rain nearly nonstop for a week. I like walking my dogs….but not in the pouring rain. That’s a bit much even for a crazy dog person like me.

As you probably know by now, I’ve starting exploring the fascinating world of online dating. A friend of mine asked me for the download on what it’s like. Here was my response:

First, everyone is much more mature (for the most part…) When you find someone who is actually looking for a relationship and not a casual hook-up, their needs/desires are a lot more solidly formed than in their 20’s. Additionally, everyone has been in a very serious relationship already so they have learned a lot from their past. Everyone has either been married or suuuuuper close to getting married before. This means they are a lot more clear on who they are and who they want in a partner.

With online dating, you skip the first few months of a relationship. The “I like you, you like me” part is a lot more straight forward. You don’t have to go ask your friend to ask his friends if he likes you. You’re just talking straight to each other.

You also get to vet things out a lot faster by reading their profiles. I see a cute guy, read he loves hiking and kayaking, and then I move on. In the ‘real world’ it would take longer to move past that cute guy. There are some sites (OKCupid is my favorite right now) that tell you answers to some pretty hot button topics. For example, their stance on gay marriage, if they are super religious, if they are messy or neat, how often they shower, if they like kissing, if they like dogs, etc etc. In the real world, it would take months to get all that information out in the open.

For these reasons, online dating moves you through a lot more guys a lot faster.

Each different dating site has its own subculture, just like any social media. So, you have to find the one that feels right for you and has an interface that you like. I like the culture of Match but I hate the interface, for example. Luckily, there are 1,001 dating sites so you can keep looking until you find a site you like.

Additionally, my sister recommend a book to me that everyone has heard of….He’s Just Not That Into You. I would highly recommend giving this a read to anyone who is in the dating arena. At first, I thought it was full of shit. The basic premise is that if a guy truly likes you, there is no excuse or barrier that will prevent him from trying to see you. I thought that was a big extreme….people can genuinely be busy, after all. However, I then met a guy who really is into me. And everything I read in the book made total sense. I literally said to myself, “OOOOOOh. THIS is what the difference is. This is a huge difference.” How often he texts/calls, what he says in those calls, etc. A guy saying “I had fun, I’d like to see you again” is nice….but if he’s really into you, he’ll say, “I had fun, I’d like to see you again. What are you doing on Saturday?” See the difference? The guy that really likes you is going to make a solid plan to see you again…not just talk about it in the abstract. THAT’S what the book is talking about. Give if a read if you’re in the dating market! Or, if you’re in a relationship and you’re not totally happy…

Until next time…

Lazy Betty signing off.

Color Club Happy Go Lucky

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Color Club Happy Go Lucky is one of Color Club‘s amazing thermal changing polishes. This one has one of the more extreme changes I’ve seen. It goes from yellow to peach!

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Weigh-In Wednesday 11-15-2017

Well hey there. Been a while since I last posted about this topic, eh? Well, it’s time for me to get re-focused. If you’ve read any of my posts the last few weeks, you know that I am in the process of getting divorced. Not so surprisingly, this has also re-motivated me to get back in shape. I gained all the weight back since my last weigh-in post, so basically I’m starting from scratch and all those other posts didn’t matter. LOL.

I count this weight loss journey as having started on October 15, 2017. It’s been one month since I got re-motivated and I have lost 11.5 lbs. YAY! I’m trying very hard to get back into the habit of walking in the morning, but my pesky brain refuses to get up any earlier than 5am. I would need to get up at 4:30am or earlier to get any sort of walking in before I have to start getting ready for work. Maybe I can trick my brain by getting up at 4:59…and then 4:58…and then 4:57…. Think that will work??

Color Street Peacock Throne

Howdy! I hope your day is going well. Thanks for stopping by my little ol’ blog today. Today’s post is Color Street Peacock Throne! This nail polish wrap has a white metallic base and then gorgeous peacock feathers on each nail.

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Color Street Interstellar + Funny Dating Story :)

Today, I’m going to show you Color Street Interstellar! This one is a duochrome finish with black outer space style designs. (Oh man, I am SO good at descriptions!) The design reminds me of that nail art style where you put a drop of polish in water and then spray hair spray on it then dip your nail in. Do you know what I’m talking about? If you don’t, it looks like this:

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I have a pretty funny story from my online dating adventures. One of my vetting questions I always ask is “Are you a murderer?” Everyone knows I’m joking and it’s simply my way of letting the guys know that I’m aware of my safety so not to try any funny business.

The other day, I asked this and completely got lectured on how rude it is. LOL. He sent me articles about how I’m more likely to die in a car accident and another article on how I’m more likely to be murdered by someone I know. He also stated that getting murdered from an online date “hasn’t been a concern since the 90’s.”

ROFL. I seriously died laughing. Uptight much? Also….huge red flags!! LOL.

So what do YOU think….is it a rude question or is this guy some kind of sensitive tool? (I’m thinking sensitive tool…)

Color Street Mardi Gras

Today, I’m wearing Color Street Mardi Gras! This is a blue-purple glitter that can shine the hell out of any other glitter on the market! :)

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If you saw yesterday’s post, you know that my husband and I are getting divorced. I’ve dipped my toe into online dating and I’m already sick of it. LOL. Here’s my tip for all you online daters out there: Do your part to keep the conversation going. You need to give the other person something to respond to. Ask questions, be flirty, read their profile. I’m sure I’ll have more tips to come…. LOL. Life is so weird right now.

Also, what’s with the facial hair trend? About 90% of the guys have big ol’ beards. Do you realize it hurts my face?

You’ve Been Flirting On Dating Apps All Wrong! and My Favorite Tinder Bio’s

Ok readers, I have some big news to share with you. If I know you in real life and you’re finding out via this blog post…well…sorry? Oops?

My news is: I’m getting divorced. <<insert gasps and shocked reactions here>> Ultimately, it’s a good thing and I think my ex and I will both be happier. But, that whole story is not the point of this post. The point of this post is that I casually joined Tinder and OMG some of the profiles are hysterical. Here are my 10 favorite (so far!)

  1. “Donald Trump is your new president. How much worse could I be?” Matt, 30
  2. “Sexiest thing about me? I use “your” and “you’re” correctly 10 outta 10 times.” Leonine, 28
  3. First man on Earth to be clinically diagnosed with resting bitch face(RBF).” Grant, 36
  4. Live on my own and shower regularly.” Herb, 38
  5. If you like bad boys, you’re in luck, I’m bad at everything.” Robert, 35
  6. Well I’m 30 years old and I don’t live in my mother’s basement so I think I’m doing pretty good for myself. I can open a jar of pickles in 2 seconds flat.” Ben, 30
  7. Unemployed and mentally unstable. Other than that, my mom says I’m a real catch.” Nick, 35
  8. Dear people who say that they “like fun”, Everybody likes fun. Nobody is having fun and thinking, “oh no, not this shit again”.” Nick, 36
  9. I am just a Jim Halpert with a slightly better job, looking for my Dwight Schrute with a slightly better face.” Deep, 34
  10. I’m just here to meet people while I poop.” Vinny, 28

Ironically, I also got send an article by TheLeague.com. The article is “You’ve Been Flirting On Dating Apps All Wrong!” Obviously, I opened that email right away. LOL. What have I been doing wrong?? Well…nothing, actually. I’ve been doing things right. Phew! :P But there are some very interesting stats that I thought I’d share with you!

Those who use emojis are more than three times as likely to exchange numbers (convert) and tend to have more than double the conversation lengths compared to those who don’t! (“Conversion” means that a phone number was exchanged.)

Use emojis:

  • Conversion: 20%

  • Average Conversation Length: 15 messages

Don’t use emojis:

  • Conversion: 6%

  • Average Conversation Length: 6 messages

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Flirty* women are 6 times more likely to exchange numbers, and have 2 times longer conversations than non-flirty women.

Flirty Women:

  • Conversion: 12%

  • Average Conversation Length: 10 messages

Non-Flirty Women:

  • Conversion: 2%

  • Average Conversation Length: 4.5 messages

*Flirty here is defined as those women who have used the following words/ symbols in any of their match conversations:

“heyy”, “:)”, “haha”, “mmm”, “lol”, “cute”, “gorgeous”, “funny”, “handsome”, “aww”

 

Espionage Cosmetics Blood Splatter

It’s a little late for Halloween, but gory nails are always in style in my opinion! :) These wraps are Espionage Cosmetics Blood Splatter. Even though these are simple, I freaking loved wearing them. The blood splatters are glittery, too, which just makes them even more cool.

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IT Cosmetics Miracle Water and Secret Sauce Review

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IT Cosmetics Miracle Water and Secret Sauce Review

It Cosmetics sent me their Miracle Water set to review for you! You can get these two products anywhere It Cosmetics are sold, including Amazon.

The It Cosmetics Secret Sauce moisturizer is jam-packed with moisture. I have really dry skin and even I only need a little bit of this. I’m officially a huge fan of Secret Sauce. It made my skin look brighter, clearer, and was very soothing.

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It Cosmetics Miracle Water Glow Tonic claims to transform your skin and maximizes the benefits of your skincare routine! It’s a lightweight, no rinse product. I applied it right after cleansing, before moisturizing.

Miracle Waterâ„¢ helps to increase absorbency and improve the efficacy of your moisturizers and serums. They say you can use it after cleansing or in place of your cleanser for powerful results immediately and over time. I tried using it in place of my cleanser, but it didn’t clean my skin enough. But, I really like it as a toner step! It made my skin feel softer and look brighter.

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Color Street Haunted Mansion

Color Street Haunted Mansion is one of the final Halloween designs that I have to show you! While these aren’t available on the website anymore, I still have some on hand if you want some!

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Color Street Ibiza Nights

I think it’s time for some more glitterrrr!!! This is Color Street Ibiza Nights and it’s a a solid purple glitter. You should see this baby in the sun. :O

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Color Street English Lace

Color Street English Lace is one of the more delicate designs from Color Street. It has a nude background, then it cuts each nail in half with white. On top of the nude background, there is a delicate lace design. This is a super lovely design. I think it would be great to wear to weddings! It’s subtle, but still has that fun, “nail art” look to it.

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Espionage Cosmetics Electrostatic Spark

Today, I’m wearing Espionage Cosmetics Electrostatic Spark. This is from their Nexus Box subscription which is two nail wraps per month. I actually just cancelled my subscription because a lot of their wraps are too thick for my very curved nails. :\ Luckily, these ones were thin and super cool! Who doesn’t love a lightening storm??!!

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Color Street Sunset Strip

I just landed back in Seattle after a few days in Arizona with my family. Talk about opposite weather! I love the rain and boy did I miss it! For some reason, Color Street Sunset Strip reminds me of Arizona weather a lot more than Seattle weather! Why is every building in Arizona beige? It was so weird. Can anyone answer that for me??

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Color Street Military Love

How about a little pink to brighten up the evening? Tonight, I’m showing off Color Street Military Love. I was never able to master the camo technique with wet polish so it’s really fun to have this design available in a polish wrap. Even more new designs were released this past week, so make sure your stock up! They have actually been selling out pretty fast! :O

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Color Street Rainbow Road

Not fall-themed, but a gorgeous design none the less! This is Color Street Rainbow Road. I love how it sparkles in the sun.

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Color Street Midnight Circus

Color Street Midnight Circus is a limited-edition Halloween nail art design! I think this MIGHT be my favorite. It reminds me of Nightmare Before Christmas, but also has a slight Harley Quinn vibe to it. Or maybe I’m just projecting?

If this is sold out on the site (Color Street), contact me directly because I have some in my at-home inventory. Order soon to make sure you get it before Halloween is here! Wait. Cancel that. Order whenever you want because you can wear Halloween nail art all year round! :P

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Color Street Autumn Harvest

Color Street Autumn Harvest is a limited-edition fall design. This is an orange shimmer polish wrap with delicate pumpkin designs. I’m in love with this one!!

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Color Street Sleepy Hollow

IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEK! This is my all-time-favorite time of the year. I freaking love Halloween so much. I’m thrilled to wear Color Street Sleepy Hollow as my first Halloween design this month. These are selling out super fast so if they’re not still available with that link, check with me and see if I have any in my at-home inventory.

These are glow-in-the-dark and the effect is super strong. It looks AWESOME.

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Color Street Island Vibes

Color Street Island Vibes is a beautiful coral polish with navy leaf designs. I felt kind of weird wearing this in the fall, but I didn’t want to wait until the spring to try it out! So, I decided, seasons be damned! I do what I want!

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