Gooood morning. Foul mood today. Foul. I apologize in advance. Reason? I took Boyfriend to the airport yesterday and now he's gone :( If you'll remember, his car was stolen in February so he flew. For some reason it's so much more emotional for me to take him to the airport than to just wave goodbye from the driveway. Perhaps because it's much more of a process. The driving there, the checking in, etc. Sigh. So, onto my nails.
Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees, natural light, natural light and flash, respectively. I put this polish on on Saturday and I am still wearing it. It's from OPI's autumn 2009 collection, Espana, and I have already shared my opinion on this collection several times, but because I have roughly twelve times the readers now, I will share it again: Not. Good. I found the entire thing really, really boring. The only color I have worn besides Suzi Skis is Can You Tapas This?, and I will admit that I do truly love that one on the nail. Having said that, I did not have high expectations for Suzi Skis. I was dead wrong. This polish is incredibly unique. The formula was kind of thin, and this is three coats. The color is so...difficult to pin down. It's definitely blue, but I could only positively identify it as blue in certain lights. It's a smoky grayed out blue. It's just so...unique. When I first started wearing it I wasn't sure if I liked it. I kept like, glancing sideways at it out of the corner of my eye for all of Saturday. Finally I decided that yes, I do like it. But how much? Like, if I had to somehow whittle my stash down to 25 polishes, would Suzi Skis make the list? Honestly? Yes. It's too unique and too beautiful not to have. A great alternative to black or even "almost black" like Lincoln Park After Dark. Also, it's a shimmer. Here is a macro.
Clearly blue and clearly a shimmer, though you can't tell most of the time.
So what do you guys think of this polish? Does anyone have it and love it? Does anyone have it and hate it? I guess the fact that I'm on my third day wearing this and that I have no plans to remove it until tomorrow should speak to how I feel about it. I have no chipping and very little tipwear, but I'm sure an evening at work will take care of that.
Now onto some funsies...I got a new ridiculous ring this weekend! Some of you may remember my ridiculous parrot ring that I showed you a couple weeks ago. After I posted that one my lovely friend (isn't it weird how you can have not met someone but still consider them a lovely friend? am I just creepy? thanks Internet!) Kelsea of the blog kelsealaurel threw down a ridiculous ring challenge. Her answer to my parrot? A rhinestone rabbit head. Touche, madam. Touche. My answer to the rhinestone rabbit head?
This ring is gigantic. Boyfriend went to Forever 21 with me to help pick something out, and afterward we went out to dinner. As I was practically inhaling a huge plate of ginger chicken, almost killing myself with chopsticks, I caught him staring at me. "What?" I said with a mouthful of chicken. "That ring..." he replied, "is enormous." Ha! I named the elephant Ruby, after a famous now-dead elephant. She made paintings. Here's her wiki. Now, I'm not sure that it BEATS a rhinestone rabbit head, but I feel that it matches it. Gauntlet thrown, Kelsea ;)
A couple other things. I went back to Ulta Saturday because I decided I wanted to do the Urban Decay deal again (buy $20 worth of UD and get two deluxe versions of their 24/7 liners for freesies). When I went they were out of pencils, but one of the salesgirls tipped me off that they would get a new selection of pencils on Sunday morning and that the deal would still apply even though it would no longer be advertised. I returned Sunday morning, picked up a new Stardust eyeshadow in Diamond Dog for $20 and got to pick from a veritable cornucopia of 24/7s. Seriously. Like, every color in the line was represented. I got Stash, a dark green/gold, which I have been lemming ever since I saw a swatch, and Crash, a dark plum with gold glitter. Here is an awful picture.
LASTLY, and I promise this really is the last thing, Katrina did respond to my e-mail about her win, so her package has been shipped. As I said Saturday, I will be hosting another giveaway quite soon, so don't lose hope! A requirement to enter my last giveaway was to tell me your favorite band or song. I realized that it wasn't fair of me to make you guys pick a "favorite" without telling you mine. It's hard to choose a favorite for me. If I really had to choose a favorite band, it would be Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (followed by The Beatles and then DeVotchKa). In honor of my SEVERE Tom Petty love (instilled in me by my parents and nurtured by my boyfriend, who is a tad older than me--okay, more than a tad. He's eight years older than me) I will share with you perhaps the best music video EVER. It's especially apt because of the wild popularity of Alice in Wonderland right now. And favorite Tom Petty songs?
1. Mary Jane's Last Dance
2. American Girl
3. Don't Come Around Here No More
For your viewing pleasure:
Okay, I REALLY NEED to stop talking now. Thanks for reading, if you did! Haha. I will be back tomorrow with more awesome.