I'm showing them AS SUCH because I'm about to embark on a road trip to my parents' lake house for my annual family reunion/crazy-happy-funtimes/Fourth of July celebration. You may say to yourself, "But it's July 5th." To that I would say that you are correct, friend, but although my family has left already for the festivities, boyfriend Ben had to work today. When this posts we'll be on our way down a day late, tardy for that party as some would say. As I am writing this it is in fact July 4th and I'm all alone-y on my own-y while Ben is at work. I'm a little bummed and lonely, but I can't wait to get to the lake. So I Fourth of July-ed my nails to keep myself busy (I am avoiding packing, clearly).
So, China Glaze Cherry Pie. Warm toned red jelly with pink glassfleck shimmer, which cools down the color tone and makes the polish look like it's burning with a million tiny embers. Want to hear a secret, though? You see how that bottle up there looks so effed up and wonky? It's because I love this polish and I take it with me places. And I've begun to covet the remaining polish. This one requires three coats to be perfectly opaque, so instead of wasting Cherry Pie, I did a coat of OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston, one of Cherry Pie, then topped it off with another of the OPI. It worked out well, huh?
And to complete the obligatory red, white, and blue business I put China Glaze Ride the Waves on my toes. YOU GUYS. This blue is out-of-control amazing. I can't wait to wear this on my fingers.
As promised in my last post, I am wearing my Old Navy blue and gray chevron top as [most of] my Fourth of Jul-outfit, which you can sort of see here. No, I'm not driving so DON'T WORRY. My car was stationary. Also, Aztec sunnies. Favorite summer sunglasses, hands-down.
What else, what else...oh, right. I had something I wanted to ask you guys. Liquid liners. What are the best ones?
I've forgone lipstick recently in favor of a rather dramatic cat-eye look. Ben likes it and it's sort of a nice change, but since I'm not an expert in the eye-making-up field I thought I would ask you guys which liquid liners you're into. The one I'm using now is Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner, which is a mouthful. Aside from the fact that it's not waterproof I don't have any complaints. But could I be using something better? Also I'm pretty bad at achieving liquid lines, so I like things in pen form if possible. I can also work a tiny angled brush so I guess a gel liner could be okay. Things to ponder.
Well, anyway, I won't be posting until next week because my family thing goes until Sunday or Monday. Yay! Super excited. I'm even looking forward to the drive down with Ben [insert lovey-dovey talk here]. But. Is anyone else as obsessed with China Glaze Cherry Pie as I am? It might be...my perfect red. And I do cherish my little beaten up bottle.
AND as an addendum, I do need to think about which polishes to bring with me to New York. I will have limited packing space, and I think I'm only going to bring ten or so (plus base and top coat). Any suggestions? I mean, clearly Cherry Pie is coming with me...