Sally Hansen Salon Parchment is (I think) part of the spring Alexander Wang collaboration (along with Oxblood and Petrol--I kind of wanted Oxblood just for the name, but it's just your basic vampy). I got it specifically for layering with a glitter. I thought it was a sheer milky jelly, but it isn't. It's a sheer, definitely, but it has a slight pearl finish. It wasn't what I wanted, but it's still kind of nice. I got another sheer also (Wet n Wild Sugar Coat) to layer with glitter, so we'll see how that goes later. I'm pretty into this look, though. This is two coats Parchment, one coat OPI Rainbow Connection, and another coat Parchment. My nails were described the other day as having been "birthday cake-d," so I'm pretty satisfied. They remind me of a sugar cookie or something. Sort of subtle but loud at the same time, and that is ideal.
I'm feeling pretty good today, school-wise! Things are pretty much done. Which means I survived earning a Masters degree. Graduation is May 20th, so all I have left to do is walk across that stage. I feel like I clawed my way here, so I almost think I should celebrate in some way. But I'm totally mentally exhausted and surviving on very little sleep, so I kind of just want to watch tv in my underwear (plus Cleveland is HOT right now; my apartment feels like the threshold to hell). Here was me Wednesday:
Hadn't slept. Hair was not behaving. Slight bit of down time in the library.
Here I was yesterday, post-exam-grading:
Smugly self-satisfied, right? Taken to commemorate my last real working day as an MA student. But my hair is still frizzy.
I'll probably do a post to wrap up stuff about my degree and with any advice for those who think they might want to go on for an advanced degree in the humanities. I am by no means an expert, but maybe I can help someone. I have one more e-mail to send to my supervisor at the museum, and then I need a nap.
Oh, and then I also start my summer responsibilities. No rest for the wicked. But there are pigtails for the wicked, and that's what's important.
So, Parchment? Thoughts? Sheers and glitters? Jelly sammies? Please tell me things.