Mani Monday: Back-to-School Blues

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Guess who’s back? Back again? Mani Monday’s back. Tell a friend.

(I’m sure that Eminem won’t mind me misusing his lyrics to bring back Mani Monday.)

I recently lucked out at Ulta and scored a bunch of OPI and Zoya nail polishes on clearance for $2 that were also usable with their in-store coupon. It’s like God was giving me a sign to continue Mani Mondays. As a Christian, I find it is my duty not to ignore signs from God, so I am back to blogging my nails.

Since teachers and students are going back to school this month, I have decided to go with this chambray color from OPI called “Dining Al Frisco.” This color reminds me of blue jeans and the 90’s, so I believe it is the perfect color for the first day of school.

CHambray 1

I really like this color. It leans more gray-blue in real life, but it is hard to capture with my camera (phone). Unfortunately it does not last very long. I have some rather large chips after two days of wear.

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As I was researching this color, I realized that I had another color from the OPI San Francisco collection, Alcatraz… Rocks. This is an amazing royal bluish (navy/purple) textured glitter color that I wore on the red carpet for my husband’s movie Moms’ Night Out.

Moms' Night Out Premiere 2014

Moms’ Night Out Premiere 2014

That is Alcatraz… Rocks on my nails. Hmm, I really had planned on just talking about school stuff, but all of these San Francisco names are making me reminisce about my trip to San Francisco for my best friend’s 30th birthday. Forget going back to school! Let’s just focus on vacations!



San Francisco Bridge

Some old red bridge

I hope that you have enjoyed my rambling trip down memory lane. I know I have. I will save my back to school memoirs for another day.

The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters


Today I really didn’t feel like getting into my planned theme. This morning we returned the keys to our beach house rental and thus ended my glorious, week-long, 30th birthday-themed celebration. While it was time to go home, it was also hard to give up a theme revolved around me. However, life goes on, and life cannot always be themed around oneself. I had to press onward because today is a very special day for a Life in Theme. Today is the first day of The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters.

Last year, I received many grievous complaints because I forewent The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters. I had no idea that my themed apparel meant so much to so many. Although I was worried that the milestone of my 30th birthday may have marked the end of the acceptability of ironic sweater wearing, I have decided that I must give the people what they want. I do it for the fans!


Please stay tuned for more Christmas sweaters and more ways to live your life in theme!