Category:Travel’

PwP Moved to Portland

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Wow, it feels like it has been forever since my last blog post! Well I’m not dead and haven’t lost interest in blogging. My husband got a new job, and we moved to Portland, OR. The past month has been crazy, but we are really starting to settle into our new home. My nails and cuticles are in bad shape from the move, but I am woking on rehabbing them. I have also picked-up a few polishes since we arrived here just before midnight on April 21st. I am looking forward to blogging again, and having fun with nail polish. Portland is a beautiful place, and hopefully it will provide a lot of inspiration! :-) We have a yard now, and I am looking forward to trying my hand at some gardening. It is likely that I will start wearing my nails a bit shorter so I can better tend to my flowers and veggies. I will need to work on getting a photo tent though, because one thing it will likely not provide is a lot of sunny days for outdoor photo shoots. Anyway, it is so good to be back! :-D

a few polishes I have picked-up since our move

a few polishes I have picked-up since our move

PDX Polish

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My husband and I just got back from a week in Portland, OR. We had a blast. We enjoyed hours of walking around and exploring the beautiful city. The vegetarian/vegan food and craft beer there is phenomenal :-D While we were there I picked-up a few of the new Butter London spring/summer colors (tax free baby!!).

Butter London Disco Biscuit, Butter London Slapper,  Butter London Knackered

Butter London Disco Biscuit, Butter London Slapper & Butter London Knackered

I managed to catch a cold on the tail end of the trip. I feel like crud, but I will try to get some swatches up soon. I can’t wait to try these! Maybe a spot of color will make me feel better.

Put a bird on it!

Put a bird on it!

St. Johns Bridge Portland, OR

St. Johns Bridge

My German Nail Polish Buys!

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My husband and I just got back from a two week trip to Germany, Austria and Italy. We visited friends in Munich, and traveled a bit in the surrounding area. Of course I wanted to buy some nail polish while we were in Europe! I asked my friend if there were any special polish I should look for while we were there.  She told me she would much rather buy polish in the US! Most of what I saw was the same things that are available in the US such as Chanel, OPI and Essie. The only difference I could see was higher prices. However, I did spot a few things I hadn’t seen before. I did grab a couple of those at Müller (drugstore)  and a few more at Karstadt (department store). One interesting thing I noted was that I saw some drugstore type polishes at the department store and vice versa. The product mix was certainly not the same as in the US. We had a lot of fun shopping though, and both Munich and Salzburg had amazing luxury shopping! Salzburg’s old town was especially amazing with all of the old buildings and narrow winding streets.

Catrice Big Spender Wanted!, Nivea Cherry Glacé, Art Deco 275, Mavala Flashy Violet, Mavala Agena, Alessandro Green Green Baby

Catrice Big Spender Wanted!, Nivea Cherry Glacé, Art Deco 275, Mavala Flashy Violet, Mavala Agena, Alessandro Green Green Baby

Old Town Shopping in Salzburg, Austria

Old Town Shopping in Salzburg, Austria

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