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.

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Leap Day

Happy Leap Day! Today is a special day that acknowledges that science cannot dictate that which it studies. Nature does what she wants! Nature is not beholden to humankind!

I’m celebrating Leap Day by watching the movie Leap Year while wearing green and gold on my nails. Apparently, it is tradition for women to ask the men for their hand in marriage on a leap year in Ireland, so the green on my nails is for Ireland and the gold for wedding rings.

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I have never watched this movie before, so I have no clue whether it is any good. However, it is on Netflix and does have Matthew Goode in it, so it can tide Downton Abbey fans over while we wait for the season finale to be aired. I would like to note that this movie was released in 2010, which was not a leap year. Someone really missed the mark on that one.

My mani today is from Zoya’s PixieDust line. I really love how the texture brings out the sparkles. The emerald color is called Chita, and the gold color is Solange. Both are two of my favorites in my vast collection. They both have really good wear time of three to four days with no chipping. I wear Solange a lot in the summer while pretending I am lounging in a cabana.

How are you celebrating Leap Day? Are you wearing green and gold? Are you watching Leap Year? Are you going to ask your boyfriend to marry you? (Get it, girl!) Let me know 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!