No, those aren't rabbit droppings, but they do look a LOT like them! Which totally made me laugh. :) Inside the very pretty fabric flower rimmed basket, there were 3 polishes (Orly Miss Conduct, Nicole by OPI Rich in Spirit, NOPI A Million Sparkles), the softest plush bunny I've ever had the privilege of petting, a gift card for the coffee shop where we work, AND as you can see, a card which was probably the best part of the whole surprise. I'm big on cards, especially when they have heartfelt messages written in them. ♥
And this is what I did with the aforementioned polishes!!
I don't even know how I came up with this idea, but all of a sudden I knew I wanted to use Rich in Spirit for the base color, do a reverse glitter gradient with A Million Sparkles, and finally a plaid-esque accent nail with Miss Conduct! I dare say it came out pretty close to what I envisioned!! WIN.
|When you're at work, sans polish bottles, use your matching plaid coat for blog photos!!|
Hehe I just realized that the chromey foil finish of RiS + Seche Vite ended up reflecting ME in my pointer finger!!! LOL
ANYhoo... after applying two easy breezy coats of RiS over Nail Pattern Boldness's Glitter A-peel, I used a triangular makeup sponge to apply A Million Sparkles (LITERALLY! haha) at the base of each nail, minus my ring finger which got a careful application of striping tape in as close to a plaid pattern as I could manage. One swift coat of Miss Conduct later, and some just as careful removal of the tape, and TA DAA! Super cool manicure, at your service. :)
This photo is from tonight when Deb & I went out for supper after work. :) We had a wonderful time (well, I know *I* did, anyways!!), simply enjoying eachothers' company and chatting for, ohh, 2 hours or so! It really means a lot when someone takes time out of their life to spend with you. I've always tried to remember the value of that, and thank my friends for it. Time truly is precious!
This incredibly sweet lady has been through unbelieveable heartache in her lifetime, and still has such a caring heart and a beautiful smile on her face. ♥
Rich in Spirit
Ugggh I do not understand why my skintones are all over the board in these photos! Oh well, I guess the most important thing is that the color of the polish came out accurately, right? Of course right!! (Fiddler on the Roof line right there!) lol
And how awesome is it that the reflection + the air bubble in the bottle formed what looks to me like a lightning bolt?! :D
Miss Conduct... naughty, naughty! So much magenta scattered holographic beauty!
A Million Sparkles
YUP, there they are!! LOL I don't really like the lighting nor the pose, and the fact that the big drop on my pointer shifted and got deformed, but it does show each glitter in very clear detail, so I decided to use it anyway. :)
Thank you all for visiting my blog in all its randomness & erm, highly sporadic/infrequent posts! If I may, I urge you to take time today to thank those dear, special people in your life simply for being a part of it. And most importantly: be sure to tell them you love them. :) If there's one thing that Deb has reminded me of, it's that you never know when you'll no longer have the opportunity to do so.