Mani Monday: Impressions of Spring

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In honor of the lovely spring weather we have been enjoying, I give you my own interpretation of blooming flowers. I was going to actually paint flowers on my nails but did not like the stark contrast of the white nail polish I had painted as the background color. I randomly decided to dot different hues of pinks, purples, and nudes on my nails and found that I enjoyed the results.

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It feels rather impressionistic, right? If only someone paid me to do my own nails. Then my life as a nail artist would be complete. <Insert dramatic sigh here.>

I have really been loving my new Butter London basecoat and topcoat. I believe I did these nails on Thursday, and I only have one chipped nail today. Usually, I would redo all of my nails when I get a bad chip, but this mani is easily fixable. I added more colors to the chipped nail, and now no one will be the wiser.

It is important to look my best tonight because we are going to a film screening, and I am hoping to meet the funny star. I’ll update you about it tomorrow.

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For now, I’ll leave you with this disturbing stuffed animal/goldfish bowl combo. It can hold your pets or your snacks! What an amazing invention.

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Weekend Watchlist: Spring is for Bunnies

I know that people are more likely to watch something if it is available for instant streaming. Okay, most people aren’t going to watch something that they have to leave their house to go get or buy. However, trying to find movies to recommend to stream that fit my life themes is hard. A lot of times my first or even second choice of movies isn’t available. Am I letting people down with my recommendations for weekend laziness? I don’t know. I’m in a bit of a quandary, which is why I skipped the Watchlist last week and it is late this week.

Last weekend, I thought of a great many movies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Boondock Saints, The Departed, Philomena, etc. There were also some films that I hadn’t seen yet but thought I might like to watch and pass on. I know now that I should’ve watched The Wind That Shakes the Barley or The Quiet Man, but instead I watched Ondine. It was pretty meh, so I didn’t recommend it. I already wrote about I.Q., and I thought that might be pushing it.

This week I tried to find a movie about spring. When you google “movies about spring,” you will mostly end up with B movies about girls on spring break. No, thank you. The best film I could come up with is Miss Potter, a quirky little movie about Beatrix Potter.

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I actually liked Miss Potter. First of all, how could I resist a movie where Ewan McGregor sings? Second of all, how could I resist an eccentric, independent female author who lives in a time where women are stifled? Third of all, how could I resist Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor together? However, the plot is more dedicated to historical accuracy than to an audience’s pleasure, so I can see why others might not be so smitten with this little movie. If you like bunnies and underdogs, you can stream this for free on Amazon Prime or rent it for $2.99. However, if you don’t like a slow-burn romance and high society, skip it.

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If spring is more about spring cleaning and redecorating for you, may I suggest that you watch Income Property and Property Brothers before they disappear off Netflix on April 1st? No, this is not an April Fools’ Joke. Get your fix before they are gone. Don’t worry about Hilary and David though. Love It or List It is staying for now.

Do you have a suggestion for my Netflix queue or Amazon watchlist? Let me know in the comments!