Downtown Brown may look familiar if you know Misa Embroidered Emerald or Urban Decay Bruise. It's a similar feel. But while the Misa and UD polishes have more of a plum base, I would call the base of Downtown Brown more of a true brown. So anyway, brown base, greenish/blue duochrome shimmer. It's a very nice polish, especially for one purchased at a Rite-Aid. The formula was okay. I used two coats but needed three; I noticed bald spots after the polish had dried. This seems like a nice color for autumn. In case you're super interested in this color, or the Peridot dupe, or any of the other polishes, here's what the display looks like:
In other news, today is my first day of classes. I spent this past weekend hanging out with my friend from college and being thankful I wasn't at the Graduate Center, which is across from the Empire State Building, when that crazy guy shot that one dude and the NYPD shot all those other people. Kind of freaked me out, guys. I was pretty out of sorts on Friday and Saturday. But as I was going out to meet my friend, my doorman told me I had a package. I took it back upstairs to open it and found this:
I had mentioned to Ben last week that I didn't have any tangible photos of us not in digital form. He framed these two from a wedding we went to back in June. I knew they existed because the photographer told us how cute we were together, etc. (actually he said, "YOU TWO ARE HOT"), but as far as I knew we were still waiting for the pictures and I didn't know what they looked like. These are especially nice because they're truly candid. Neither of us knew the guy was taking pictures of us. We were just dancing and apparently laughing at something hilarious. And also making out in a crowd of people. But anyway, I opened up the package, saw the photos and burst into tears. I'm glad I opened it in my apartment and not by the doorman's desk, is what I'm saying. And also yes, I do have the most thoughtful boyfriend in the world. Incidentally, he is also the best. I miss him so much.
Alright, that's all. Aren't Mondays exhausting? I'm writing this on a Saturday and I already know that I'll be exhausted today. Wish me luck on my first day of my doctoral program! I'm sure I'll need it.