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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Mrs. P's Nail Potions has opened up shop!!!!!

I am so excited and proud to announce that Mrs. P's Nail Potions has finally opened up shop on www.etsy.com.  The shop name is MrsPsNailPotions.  Here is a direct link http://www.etsy.com/shop/MrsPsNailPotions?ref=si_shop.

Here you will be able to find and purchase all Nail Potions I have available for sale.  Due to the opening of the shop I no longer take email requests for orders.  If you do not see a Potion listed in the shop then I do not have any stock of that Potion at the present time.  I will stock and restock as much as possible and be sure to "like" my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MrsPsNails in order to keep apprised of restocks and shop statuses.

Thank you to all of you who have already purchased from my shop.  I plan to package up all orders throughout each week over the following weekend and have the orders sent out in the post on the following Monday mornings.

Here is some further information on my shop policies and shipping etc.

Payment

Payment is expected within 48 hours. If special circumstances or delays are eminent, please email me at mrspnailpotions [!at] hotmail.com and I am sure we can work something out. PayPal will be the ONLY method of payment I accept. Not familiar with PayPal? Go to www.paypal.com

Shipping

Items will ship world-wide, however, predetermined shipping prices have only been calculated for Canada, US and Australia. If you would like to purchase an item and you are located somewhere other than those countries, please contact me and I can calculate a shipping cost for you. All items will ship via Canada Post based on size and weight of package as determined by Canada Post.

Refunds and Exchanges

I am not responsible for lost or damaged items after your package(s) has been sent to the post office. Please ask for insurance on your shipment if you so wish. Having said that, if your shipment is lost or damaged please contact me and I will see what I can do to make you a happy and satisifed customer.

Additional Policies and FAQs

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility should they incur. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying, thank you.

*Looking for a nail polish to match a certain dress or you have something in mind for a specific occasion? Email me at mrspnailpotions@hotmail.com with your custom requests and ideas and we'll create some Potion magic :)

- *Custom 5 mL bottles (minis) $6.00 each plus S&H
- *Custom 15 mL bottles (full-sized) $12.00 each plus S&H

And last but not least, here are some product photos of items currently for sale in the shop.  If you see anything you like, be sure to snap it up quickly as I have limited stock of each item available right now.

Green Gold Shifty from Shifties Collection
Pink/Blue Shifty from Shifties Collection
Green/Blue Shifty from Shifties Collection
Sunkissed from Summer 2012 Collection
Your Pool or Mine? from Summer 2012 Collection
Summer Nights from Summer 2012 Collection
Kiwi Kolada from Summer 2012 Collection
No Boys Allowed
No Girls Allowed
Plenty of Fish in the Sea
Hot Tamale
Hella Holo
It's My Party!
Thank you for all your love and support throughout this venture :) <3

An end date is in sight

Good morning!  Just thought I'd give you all a quick update on me and the baby since it's been a while.  I'm due TOMORROW!!!!!!!  Who knows if Devereux will actually show up tomorrow or not but the end is near.  I was at the doc for my weekly checkup yesterday and I haven't progressed really since my checkup the week before and I was barely 1 cm dilated then.  A couple weeks ago the baby decided to shift and set up shop on my tailbone which actually caused me quite a bit of discomfort.  Luckily I had a doctor's appointment a few days after that happened and the doc was able to shift him off my tailbone.  I felt like a whole new woman the next day and haven't had any tailbone issues again since so Devi has behaved and hasn't shifted back thankfully.

At yesterday's appointment the doc said baby was in a good position and had a good heart rate.  My measurements hadn't changed so I hadn't dropped anymore and I've had no contractions or Braxton Hix or any signs of labour so he went ahead and booked an induction date for me just in case.  So if Devi doesn't come out on his own accord in the next week and a half the doc is only letting me go 10 days overdue and I will go in to the hospital on Monday, July 9th to be induced.

So we will see what happens in the next week and a half.  We're still very excited and anxious and impatient all at the same time right now but it feels good to have an end date in sight and know we'll at least have the little munchkin in our arms by July 9th/10th :)

Here's a some pics I've taken with my iPhone (my pregnancy fashion diaries) over the last little while of the progression of my pregnancy that I haven't posted in any previous blog posts yet.
Love this shirt!  Perhaps my fave shirt I wore throughout my whole pregnancy
Love this shirt too but it got too short shortly after this and it didn't entire cover my belly anymore.  It's "stretch" was limited.  And I was still working so every so often I would get a little ambitious in the mornings and do something nice with my hair like add an accessory
Just a casual day on the weekend
Love this outfit too.  Nothing like a big bling necklace and a sparkly sequined tummy :)
This shirt is another all-time fave.  Worked regardless of what size I was and it was actually sheer so it was nice and light and airy.  Again I was still working and would get ambitious some mornings and actually accessorize, hence the fun feather/leaf motif necklace.  The ring is actually a Penfold family heirloom that Dorian's mother gave to me as an engagement/wedding present when she came over for our wedding last Fall.  The ring is Dorian's Grandmother's engagement ring.  It is yellow gold with a garnet stone.  Garnet is actually Dorian's mother's birthstone and happens to also be my mother's birthstone (their birthdays just happen to be one after the other funnily enough)
Just a simple fun and colorful tank top.  I was on mat leave at this point and it was getting warmer so dressing was simpler and simpler LOL.
Anther casual outfit on mat leave.  I think it was an overcast day and Daniel and I were just going to head to the stores
This was actually just last week, my most recent pic of myself.  It was super hot and our house was sweltering but I had a doctor's appointment and some errands to run so had to dress appropriately.  I chose this top because it was sleeveless AND sheer so I could just get away with a little cami underneath it.  And of course maternity shorts since my bumming around sweat material booty shorts aren't appropriate for public LOL

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Kids' World

So as most of you know, I am pregnant with mine and my husband's first child together.  He should actually be arriving any day now as I am full term now but my due date is not until June 29th.  Anyway, with baby just around the corner Dorian and I have been doing lots to get ready for him, including decorating and finishing the nursery.  We moved Daniel (Dorian's 2 year old son - my step-son - that we have full-time and I love as if he were my very own - been mommy to him since he was 9 months old) into our other spare room and did him up a special room as well.  Daniel's big boy room and Devereux's nursery are 100% finished now and thought you all might like to see the progress of the rooms from start to finish.

So this was our first day of painting.  The colour chips we chose are on the left (Daniel's room are the blues at the top and Devi's room are the greens at the bottom).  On the right is me and my baby belly in grubby paint clothes.  All the colours we chose were from the Disney Collection offered by Behr Paints.  The lighter blue is called 100 Acre Blue and the darker blue is called Blue Adventure.  The darker of the greens is called Sonic Boom and the lighter is called Alien Green.  The greens are almost neon and they were fantastic on the chip and you really have to see them in person to really appreciate them.  But I'm getting slightly ahead of myself.

Hubby was great with the painting and super helpful and thoughtful when I came to me painting.  I did not too bad.  My belly wasn't super huge so I could do the edging along the baseboards as Dorian did the edging along the ceiling.  He would then roll the top portion of the wall as he did not want me on the ladder and we didn't have a really long roller handle for the roller and then I would roll the bottom two thirds of the wall.
We started with the 100 Acre Blue on the two walls in the far corner of Daniel's room.

 Then added the Blue Adventure to the other two walls in the opposite corner .

Here are the two blues together.  By this point I was really exhausted and actually the next day my arms and legs were kinda sore.  Felt like I had done a workout LOL.  Especially my inner thighs from having to roll the middle third of the wall standing and then having to roll the bottom third squatting because I couldn't really bend over to roll the whole bottom two thirds in one cuz SOMEONE making a home in my belly was in the way LOL.


Then came Daniel's new big boy bedding as he was moving out of the toddler bed (it had to be converted back to a crib for the baby) and into a twin bed.  So we figured we would give him Cars bedding as he still loves Cars and Mater but especially Finn McMissle since Cars 2 came out.

We then added all the little touches (some of which he already had in his previous room as he got a bunch of Cars room decor at his 1st birthday).


Some little storage bins
A quilted wall hanging

Some little wall decals around the light switch
And a little wooden coat hanger
Then came the super fun part!!!!!  I ordered really large wall decals for the kids walls and they arrived just yesterday actually so we were able to finish the rooms completely yesterday and we are totally thrilled with the results!! :D
 


A few weeks after painting Daniel's room we finally got around to painting Devereux's room.  My belly was actually much bigger by this point and Devi had dropped so it was a little more difficult for me to paint this time.  It was practically impossible for me to edge the baseboards this time with how much more my belly had grown and with it being even lower now so Dorian had a little more work this time than the last.  But he never complained :).  I still edged all the doors and windows and rolled the bottom two thirds of the walls once he had finished edging the ceiling and the baseboards.

We were very excited about these greens because not only did they look fabulous on the paint chips but when we opened the cans of paint it was almost shocking how bright the greens actually were and it was so much fun to see them go on the walls!!!



We started with the Sonic Boom green which was the darker of the two on the two walls in the corner of the room when you first walk in.  Unfortunately the pictures don't really show the true potential of this green but you get the idea.  It's kind of like a bright Slimer (from Ghostbusters) green.


We then painted the Alien Green which we were most anticipating.  It's really truly the closest to neon as you can get without actually being neon.  Again the pics don't show near the potential of this colour but the best way I can describe it is like glow stick green!!!

We then put the furniture in the room and added some other little touches.



Some small wall decals around the intercom/light switch
An awesomely matched wall lamp for some subtle lighting during those night time feedings and diaper changes.  We found this at Ikea, it was called a SKOJIG!!!!!  LOL.  Had to add that, gotta love Ikea and their names :)  The lizard/chameleon on the wall is actually a kite that Dorian's best friend Jen brought back for Daniel from her travels somewhere.  We left it in Devi's room though as it matched better than it matched in Daniel's new room.  Plus Daniel has enjoyed it in his room for the last 2 years so we thought we would give Devi the chance now.
A Buzz Lightyear wall border (which is actually 3D and comes with 3D glasses believe it or not!!!!!!!)

And a neon green netted toy holder to hang from the ceiling for all the stuffed animals that Devi is sure to receive over the years
And as I said above, the giant wall decals I ordered for the kids' rooms arrived yesterday so I put Devi's up too and here are the 100% finished results.  I was actually shocked at just HOW LARGE Buzz and Woody were :D



So that's that!  Daniel is thoroughly enjoying his room (and loves to also check out Devi's room) and Devi is sure to love his room once he can actually appreciate it.  Mommy and Daddy are more than thrilled and pleased with the results of both rooms and now we are jealous of the kids' rooms cuz our bedroom is still just builder's beige and we haven't done anything with it LOL.  Ours is the next project for sure but we'll wait on that for a bit obviously.  Perhaps a Christmas present to ourselves...

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Mrs. P's Nail Potions - Summer Nights


Hello all!!  This is another sneak peek at a Potion that will be part of my upcoming Summer 2012 Collection.  This one is called Summer Nights.  It's supposed to be reminiscent of all the gorgeous colors in the sky during a summer sunset over the water.

This polish is a purple jelly base chalk full of large iridescent hex glitters and fine holo purple and blue glitters.  It can be used as a layering polish or on it's own.

This is one coat of Summer Nights on its own indoors near a window/daylight
This is two coats of Summer Nights on its own indoors near a window/daylight.  Full opacity achieved after just two coats.
The below photos are all two coats of Summer Nights taken outside in direct sunlight.  I finished them off with my usual coat of Essie Good to Go top coat.  I love how this Potion shimmers and sparkles.  It's sooooooooooooooooooooo glittery!!!!!  The pics don't do it justice at all!!!








The formula was pretty good for a jam packed glitter and wasn't too gritty/rough to the touch.  Obviously a coat of top coat smooths it right out.  The wearability was fantastic and it didn't chip at all on me and I had it on for nearly a week I loved it so much!!!  That's a long time for me with the same mani LOL.  The removal was like the usual glittery polish, remover soaked cotton balls wrapped in aluminium foil and it came off like nobody's business.

Again, this Potion is not yet available.  It will be part of my upcoming Summer 2012 Collection which will include Pink Lemonade, Sunkissed, Your Pool or Mine?, Summer Nights and Kiwi Kolada.  This collection will be sold as a set of 5 mini potions for $17.50/set.  The collection should be released soon, I am just awaiting supplies to make the last of the Potions to be included (Kiwi Kolada) and once that is made and swatched I will release the set for ordering/purchase.

As always, you can comment below or email me with any comments, quesstions, orders etc. at mrspnailpotions@hotmail.com and be sure to check out my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MrsPsNails where you can find more information and more photos (Facebook is kept up to date always, I'm a bit behind on my blog posts).