Hey guys! It's such a gross, rainy day here today. As most of you know, I am pathetic and living with my parents between college and whatever else I'm going to do with my life. They left to go on a bit of a vacation yesterday, so the cats are off of their schedule. My mom usually feeds them every morning around 6:30am. Today I didn't drag myself out of bed until 9:30, so when I got downstairs I found them both sitting BY THE COFFEE POT. It's like they conspired about it: "Okay, we're hungry. Now, where is she sure to notice us? By the TV? No, no. That's not where she'll go first. THE COFFEE POT! PERFECT!" It was pretty funny. I fed the little buggers, cleaned their poo, gave them water, and then drank a vat of coffee. I feel almost awake now!
Yesterday was one of those days where I couldn't decide what I wanted on my nails. Bestie Angela had told me the other day that I just had to get Pure Ice Purple Reign from WalMart. I take her recommendations quite seriously, so I picked it up. Bestie Angela loves purple and always has, so this polish is definitely right up her alley. I tend to either really like true purples like Rescue Beauty Lounge Mismas or China Glaze Grape Pop, or purples that lean blue. Purple Reign leans red...but I have to say that I love it anyway.
Purple Reign is a base color of grape-like purple (which kind of reminds me of OPI Catherine the Grape) with...I think copper shimmer particles. Large shimmer particles. I wouldn't quite call it glitter, though. Here's a macro.
The particles are so dense that they almost look like flakes.
The application on this was pretty good for a $2 polish. The formula was pretty perfect, actually. Easy to control, almost good at one coat (but I did two). Unfortunately this chipped on me about two hours after I put it on. Maybe it was operator error, I'm not sure. It just seemed to be falling off my nails at the tips. Regardless, I removed it pretty quickly. I kind of wish I hadn't, though, because it's absolutely gorgeous.
After I removed Purple Reign I decided to give another polish that I had completely written off a go. Last summer I finally bought OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. I used two coats of it and had bald patches. I was pissed off. I didn't want to have to use three coats with such a dark color. Now I've realized that sometimes that's necessary, especially with OPI. I pulled it out again yesterday and very carefully applied it. I even wrapped the tips. I have to say...I love this. I think it'll be my go-to toe color for summer, along with China Glaze Sneakerhead, my favorite release from last summer. It's not sunny out AT ALL, but here is a bad picture of my right hand.
Definitely looks black in this picture but we all know it's not. It's eggplant. And it's lovely. I guess it's a cult classic for a reason. Ideally my nails would be a bit shorter for a color this dark, but whatever. It's chic. Alright, that's all for today. Hopefully this doesn't chip on me while I'm cooking later. I will get really, really irate...
Have a great day, everyone!
BY THE BY: Bestie Angela is giving away a really adorable gold bow necklace. Its retail value is something like $120, and did I mention it's ADORABLE?? The rules to enter are easy-peasey, so get over there and do it. Click here to do so.