macro that looks awkward but gives you an idea of what this looks like
My nails and cuticles got all stained from my foray into Vamp Land last week, so please forgive that. This is one of a myriad of layering combinations I've done with RBL Bikini Bottom. I did one coat BB, then one coat of another favorite, China Glaze White Cap (seen layered here, here, here, and here, and on its own here--see? I love this one), and topped it with another coat of BB. The resulting look is very light and ethereal, with just a tint of blue and a hint of sparkle. I like this a lot.
My only complaint about Bikini Bottom is that if you want it to be sort of opaque (four coats) it takes forever to dry. Like, forever. As in, last time I wore it opaque I went on a movie date with Sam like three hours later and it dented while I was shoving my hand into the popcorn bag--and yes, it can be argued that I have an unhealthy obsession with movie theatre popcorn, but this denting was just ridiculous. So anyway, I usually try my best to layer it (also this conserves my precious bottle of BB, which is now about 25% gone *sob*) to get the feel of this light, beachy blue. If you want to see some other things I've done with it: "opaque" and over Essie Marshmallow, with Revlon Colada Fizz, with Revlon Whimsical, with OPI Gone Gonzo!. This polish seriously never gets old for me, and I can always dream up new combinations for it, even with the limited repertoire I have here in New York.
Ugh, guys. This is going to be a hard week for me, I think. We have today off from school because it's Rosh Hashanah, so I had a three-day weekend and my Monday class is canceled. My Thursday class is also canceled because my professor is out of town. I always fare so much better, emotionally, when I'm busy, so having a lot of spare time on my hands is...sad. I just sit alone and think about how I'd rather be back in Cleveland and Apple Valley with Ben and my family. Yesterday I woke up to many Facebook posts from Ben and his friends on my NewsFeed because they'd all gone out together on Saturday night, and it really made me wish I'd been with them. Sadly the two things I was looking forward to most this month got mashed into one week. My trip to Cleveland, obviously, but also a couple days before I left I met up with ALU Michelle and Nancy from Beauty411, which I totally forgot to mention. They were here for Fashion Week, and their hotel was a ten-minute walk from my school, so we had dinner and drinks. And god, it was so wonderful to see a friendly face here. I laughed through all of dinner because these ladies were so hilarious together, and I loved hearing their Fashion Week stories from years past.
Anyway, I feel like I sort of have nothing to look forward to. Even worse, I have a paper due the Sunday after Thanksgiving, so I'm worried it won't even be feasible to go home for the holiday. I think I might try to schedule another trip home in October instead of having Ben come here. Honestly, I think it does me good to get out of the city and to lay eyes on home, if only for a couple days. I was griping to my mom a while back about how it's pathetic that I feel like I need to come home already, and she said, "Hey, come home once a month if you want to. I think you should." So maybe I'll do that. I'm aching for kitty cuddles, holding Ben's hand, and seeing my mom and dad.
Okay, enough of that. I have no idea what I'm going to do on this extra day off, but it'll probably involve a soy latte and a book.