Mani Monday with Hearts

Happy Monday everyone! Sorry that I didn’t post my V-Day mani last week. It was a hectic week. We had a really good Valentine’s Day though.

Last week I painted hearts on all of my nails like I did on my ring finger for this week. I guess you can’t see it that well in the pic. Sorry, I just take pictures on my phone, so they’re not exactly high quality.

The red color is my first bottle of OPI nail polish. It’s called The Thrill of Brazil. It has a wide opening on the top and has that noxious smell of nail polishes made before the 5-Free movement. The black and white confetti topcoat is called Yin and Yang. The brand, Poparazzi, is sold only at CVS. So far, I’ve found that the Poparazzi topcoats have good coverage but leave a chunky texture which needs a clear coat on top. The pink heart is Access 24/7 from Sephora by OPI. This pink is supposed to be darker than Techno Girl (used in my Grease-inspired mani), but are basically the same color when painted on my nails. This is odd since they came together in a pack of mini polishes. Here they are side-by-side:

 

So what did you do for Valentine’s Day? We take turns being in charge of Valentine’s Day. When we were dating, Jono told me how much pressure guys feel on Valentine’s Day to buy the perfect presents and plan the perfect day. As a former commitment-phobe, I had only thought of Valentine’s Day in terms of the copious amounts of chocolate I would get from my girl friends and the Galentine’s Day we would spend together (which was before the term “Galentine’s Day” was even coined!). I hadn’t realized that V-Day could be loaded with so much gender inequality (a serious term for something not really that serious). Anyway, I told him I would be in charge of our first Valentine’s Day, and ever since then we have taken turns planning our V-Days.

I decided to make this year’s V-Day low-key since we have been spectacularly busy lately. I spent all of Valentine’s weekend making Jono’s favorite things to eat for Sunday. We had to lead worship at church on Sunday morning, so I tried to make as much as possible ahead of time. I made a dinner of homemade beef, feta, and mushrooms pizza with key lime pie for dessert. I also made homemade soft pretzels with homemade mustard sauce as a snack. I made the mistake of taking Jono to the mall to pick out a video game. The mall was packed. We couldn’t believe how many people wanted to go shopping on Valentine’s Day. I honestly thought everyone would be out at dinner or the movies.

What did you do for Valentine’s Day? Did you eat pizza or go to the mall too? Did you at least paint adorable hearts on your toes? No one will see them there!

 

 

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Weekend Watchlist: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. My husband and I take turns being in charge of it every year because it’s really not fair to make the men do all the work (just like women shouldn’t have to do all the housework). I have planned a whole weekend of fun for him, but I can’t tell you about it because he reads my blog. He might even be my only reader this weekend.

Anyway, here are my picks for this weekend:

via TV Guide

c/o TV Guide

If you missed it yesterday, you can still watch Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown online here (if you are a cable subscriber). I’m really bummed that all of the Charlie Brown specials are no longer on Netflix, but I guess it was a really good strategy for ABC.

c/o zap2it

c/o zap2it

If you want a little less romance and a little more laughter, I know the perfect show for you. Whether you’re a cynical singleton or a hopeless romantic, you can never go wrong with the SNL Valentine’s Day special. It’s on NBC tonight at 10:00. Also, don’t forget to watch/DVR the 40th anniversary special tomorrow night. I’m so excited for it that I almost wish Valentine’s day was over. (Almost.)

c/o Old Fashioned

c/o Old Fashioned

I saved the best for last. This might be a shameless plug since my husband was the lead editor on this movie, but Old Fashioned is a realistic look at how hard it is to date (specifically for those who are Christians). The cinematography is beautiful, and the music is great. (I would say something about the editing, but you know I’m biased). Check it out at your local movie theater.

I hope you’re having a great Valentine’s Day. I ate so much chocolate that I gave myself a stomach ache.