Ugh, not a great week so far. Last night Boyfriend told me that his car had been stolen. He parks it in the street in Bronzeville and usually only drives it to go grocery shopping or to come visit me. It's kind of strange that he parked his car in the street in Hyde Park for two years and no one ever touched it; Bronzeville is, I think, considered to be a way better neighborhood than the HP. I guess the last time he drove it was like a week ago, and yesterday when he went to check on it or something he discovered it was gone. He reported it to the police and everything, but for all we know it could have been gone for a week already. Sad, sad panda. We've had a lot of experiences in that car. It has driven us through Illinois, Indiana and Ohio many times. Boyfriend drove from Seattle to Chicago in it. His friend drove from Canton to Seattle in it. Once it broke down on Lake Shore near 47th Street (not fun) while we were driving back from Wicked. At night. I did kind of freak out a bit at that one. Anyway, the reason I'm so upset is kind of selfish, and that's that...now he can't come to visit me whenever he wants. We were looking for flights last night to get him here. He has the option of taking a bus, which I always do to go to him (because parking there is terrible and because I hate driving alone) but he gets super, super motion sick. Once he came home from a trip where he had to ride a shuttle kind of often and he was dizzy for literally a week. I don't want that to happen again, so I think flying is kind of our best bet. Sigh. Sorry to rant.
I needed something to cheer me up today so I chose to try out something from the new Sephora by OPI spring collection, Go With the Flow-er. This collection has the dumbest polish names of all time (Iris I Was Thinner? I rest my case). I was attracted to Go With the Flow-er because it's a jelly, and I love me a jelly. Unfortunately this polish is so packed with glitter that that "squishy" look jellies usually provide is largely absent when applied to the nail.
Oh, before I show you my pictures, let me just do a Rampage wrap-up. You know how mothers always say that they kind of forget the pain of childbirth after holding that fantastic little pooping, crying bundle of joy in their arms? I kind of had that experience with Rampage. I kept looking down at my hands all day yesterday admiring the color. By this morning I kind of forgot I had had any application issues at all. So...Rampage is totally worth it, in case I didn't get that point across yesterday.
Alright, here's Go With the Flow-er.
By a window. All of my pictures kind of look the same of this one. It's pretty in all lights.
Also by window.
I really like this. I'm not usually much for pink, but this is just so...happy. The glitter in it can either be gold or pink depending on the lighting and the angle at which you're viewing the polish, so that makes the pink look like it leans way orange. This was three coats. The formula was really wonderful, as is pretty standard on all $OPIs. When I took this polish out to put on I thought it looked pretty similar to another OPI shade of yesteryear.
Go With the Flow-er on the left and Dress To Empress on the right (one of OPI's best ever names, in my opinion).
Dress To Empress is a pinky red base packed with gold glitter. The main difference between these two polishes is that Go With the Flow-er is pinker (but not by much), it has more glitter, it has smaller glitter, and its glitter is pink/gold. I still think they're similar, though.
Go With the Flow-er on my index finger and Dress To Empress on my middle finger.
You can see the difference pretty clearly, huh? But now that I think about it, the base colors may be the same; the $OPI may look pinker because it has so much pink glitter in it. I guess I'm not really sure. Oh, by the way, Dress To Empress is from the Japan collection...from 2005, maybe? I think that's right. My bottle still has a pro-wide, so it couldn't have been from too long ago. That collection also contains one of my favorite colors of all time, Let Them Eat Rice Cake. Suzi was in fine form when naming those guys.
Today I went to get my beloved grandma one of those pill box thingies with the days of the week on them. Last week she came over for dinner and said that she had had chest pains the other day and did nothing about it. The woman is 86 and lives alone. 86! I got her an appointment with her cardiologist right away (my mom took her) and we found out she had stopped taking the like six prescriptions he had given her a year ago. Sigh. I thought it would be easier for her if she had one of those little box things. Plus it gave me a great excuse to go drug store hunting; one of my favorite past times. I went to Ulta too, just to look at the polish that Nicole posted yesterday. Once I saw it I thought it was too light for my skintone so I passed. I was shocked to see that they were already carrying Up & Away because Sally's hasn't put theirs out yet. Usually Sally's is so ahead of Ulta it's ridiculous. Anyway, here's what I picked up at CVS after I left Ulta empty-handed.
I have decided to try Sally Hansen Mega Shine topcoat because my Seche Vite has gone retarded from being thinned too many times. The bottle is more than half empty, so you guys know how that goes. Milani was buy one get one 50% off at CVS today. I picked up Rad Purple because I heard tell that it's a jelly. I got...Techno Red, I think is the name because I opened the bottle and it looked more coral than red to me. I hate opaque bottles. Hey Milani, you're not Chanel. Be normal.
I had just read about the new Maybelline Sweet Thing collection last night on Nouveau Cheap, so I was shocked to find them already at my local grocery store, Giant Eagle. I picked up Sweet Clementine (come on; you guys didn't really expect me to resist that orange, did you?), Goody Gum Drop and Pie in the Sky. I wasn't going to get the purple, but it has a nice silver shimmer to it. I couldn't resist. Pie in the Sky looks like a pastel cornflower to me, so...sign me right up. Plus they were $3.49 apiece. At first I was worried Sweet Clementine might be too similar to OPI Hot & Spicy, but...
Nope! Nice. Alley was Godzilla-ing again. Hehe, furry legs.
So...yeah! There's my little haul. Not bad. Oh! Jellynat correctly identified my painting fragment yesterday! Yay! Good job, lady! In English we do indeed call it The Cheat and the artist is Georges de la Tour. Let's play again, shall we? This is too fun.
Once again, no image source credited. I took this myself.
Alright, sorry for the ranty post. Stuff just isn't going my way, is it? I hope everyone is surviving the week!