Just a Little Dangerous Nail Polish & a Day in Augusta

Last weekend I had an opportunity to go to Augusta on business. I was delighted to go because one of my college friends lives there. I spent Friday night at her place and painted my nails a dark purple called Just A Little Dangerous from Sephora by OPI from her nail collection. It is a dark purple creme, and it was very smooth.The wear time is good too. Unfortunately, Sephora and OPI have parted ways, but you can still find bottles of Sephora by OPI at TJ Maxx sometimes. 

While I was in Augusta, I had lunch at the fabulous Boll Weevil. This cute hole-in-the-wall is known for their generously-proportioned cake, but I thought their fresh salad was delightful as well.

The Boll Weevil is conveniently located near the Augusta Riverwalk. Since it was a perfect spring day, I popped some allergy medicine and took a nice stroll. The pollen there was kicked up into mini-tornadoes by the wind, but I bravely soldiered through my walk with the help of my friends, the bees. 

Gorgeous, right? I also did a little shopping. I accidentally spent too much at Ulta. I bought 3 lipsticks/glosses despite the fact that I have enough lippies to last me until I retire. I guess it’s like buying shoes. Shoes are easier to buy than pants, so shoe-hoarding happens. Anyway, I’ll share my lippie haul at a later date. Have you ever been to Augusta? What did you do this weekend? Let me know in the comments.

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Mani Monday/Tuesday: Blue/Green/Black


This weekend I painted my nails a beautiful chameleon color called Mind Your Mittens from Essie. I chose this color because I thought it was a subtle green to celebrate March and the incoming spring. On our way to church, my husband complimented me on my black nails. I lifted my nails closer to the window to proclaim that they were a dark, grayed green.However, in the sunlight they looked more blue. I tried to capture the color with my iPhone, but I obviously failed. Just know that this is a beautiful creme polish that you will love. It lasted almost three days on my nails, but it probably would’ve lasted more if I had some gloves to wear while I scrubbed the tray from our convection oven.

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It’s 2:00 am right now. What am I doing up? Well, I was busy working all day, so I didn’t get to watch the Downton Abbey series finale until late tonight. Did you watch it? I wore my cloche, pearls, and cameo while drinking tea with milk to salute it farewell. I’m going to miss this show. It is like an old friend is moving away. I’m very attached to my shows, you know. What did you think? I really think they pandered to the American audience with all the happy endings, which made me, an American, very happy! I love to see a series end happily! Did you watch the Downton finale? Let me know what you thought in the comments. I don’t want to post any spoilers, but I’d love to talk about the deets in the comments.

Mani Tuesday: The Wearing of the Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you are all celebrating St. Paddy’s Day in style. For me, that means having a sparkly green manicure. This is not just any green glitter nail polish. It is the fairest in all the land.

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Isn’t it lovely? The color is from Nails Inc. and called Piccadilly Green. I actually thought the name was Emerald all this time because of this odd sticker on the cap. I only noticed it’s real name yesterday.

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(Why does it say “Emerald” on the cap? Did the people at Nails Inc. think that we might not be able to see what color the nail polish is? Is this a blue/black or white/gold situation?)

I’m definitely not confused about how much I love these myriads of green glitter on my nails. The glitter comes in various sizes and is full coverage. It’s everything I wished Deborah Lippman nail polish to be and with a 50% smaller price tag. Unfortunately, it only lasts one or two days. I think it’s worth it, and I wear this color every March 17 and around Christmas time (with the red version of this polish). However, I have some bad news. Nails Inc. has revamped their nail polish and no longer sells this color on their website. I bought this at Sephora a long time ago, so you might check around to see if they have any bottles still loitering on the shelves.

How did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Did you eat corned beef with boiled potatoes and cabbage? Did you call your husband “Seamus” all day? Did you get a free frozen lemonade from Chick-Fil-A? Did you watch half of an Irish film on Netflix and then not finish it so you could watch The Mindy Project?

I did.

Let me know how your day went already!