It's Monday again. Happy Monday, everyone! I had a weekend full of making coffee for other people. It was fun, though. I love coffee. I love giving people coffee. It's like I'm the bringer of happiness and addiction and heart palpitations. It's sunny here today; completely beautiful. I love summer. Today is the first day that I've felt like wearing a neon in quite a while. The last ones I wore were China Glaze Sun Worshipper and China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.
Here's China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, a polish I'm sure you've all seen a million times. This was the one polish from Poolside that I desperately wanted. Why? Because it's coral. I am completely obsessed with coral! Of course if you read Short n Chic with any regularity at all you already know this. Coral is my jam. I like wearing coral. I like coral on my nails. I especially like coral on my lips lately. We got to choose new summer t-shirts to wear occasionally at work and I chose a crazy bright coral one. It's a coral that leans red, but it's still coral.
Yay! I almost got a green one because when I wear green it makes my eyes look green. But...nah. I came to my senses and ran off with the coral one. Anyway, Flip Flop Fantasy is absolutely beautiful and super, super bright. Obviously its brightness doesn't translate on camera; you'd have to see it for yourself. The formula wasn't great. It was kind of runny but very thick and difficult to get even at the same time. Not fun. I used four coats for opacity. I could have put it over white first, but I think I would have ended up with four coats anyway (two coats white, two coats neon). May as well just use four coats of the neon, yes? Unless you've got a good one-coat white. Okay, now I'm babbling. I love this color and I love how bright it is. I think it would look great on toes for summer, but as I've said before I'm really into neutrals for my footsies lately. Still sporting Essie Marshmallow.
I've got a couple pictures from the event at Coffee Inc. on Friday night. I mentioned I had my face painted a bit. The girl doing it was in high school and she was so cute. She painted Ariel from The Little Mermaid on my friend's face.
Please notice the coral flower in my hair. Also, please disregard my apron. I was on barista duty, after all.
Glee. Glee eternal. All night people kept saying, "Oh, did you get your face painted?" and I loved replying, "No...why? Have I got something on my face?"
I cut my darling buddy out of this picture because I wasn't sure if she'd want to randomly displayed on my blog that she doesn't know exists. Anyway, we had a grand ol' time.
In other news, my parents went out of town this past weekend to Detroit. My mom's best friend lives there and whenever they go they make a pilgrimage to Ikea. I mentioned to my mom that there is a storage unit there that's perfect for nail polish and she jumped at the idea. Apparently my shoebox storage system has been bugging her. Who knew? Anyway, I'm now the proud owner of a little Helmer. I have to put it together, though. I can't even put together a coffee carrier and I'm trying to put together this complicated-looking metal thing. Here's what I have to contend with.
Yes, those are the instructions that little Alejandro is sitting on. She wouldn't move. She looks a bit irate here because I had just tried to pick her up and place her elsewhere. She wasn't having it. She bit me. I did get some of it put together, but I gave up halfway through, went out for frozen custard, and asked my friend Chris to finish the rest. I'm planning on luring him over here with food. He can deal with Godzilla Cat. Hopefully I'll have Helmer pictures for you soon!
So that's all. I hope everyone had a great weekend...and have a happy Monday! I'm planning on heading to Target for...no reason at all. I just love Target.