WHUT. It's just too pretty. Cristina is made up of green/teal, blue, and fuchsia glitter. I knew it would be nice over Tenacious Teal when I saw it, but I didn't know it would be orgasmic. It went so nicely with the Met button that I got on Saturday (gotta catch 'em all; unfortunately I already had a forest green. Whatever. I'm keeping them and someday will make a collage or something). I just could not stop looking at my hands. Cristina would also make a really nice Christmastime polish.
If you want to check out Cristina for yourself, visit the Shimmer Polish Etsy store, check out the Facebook page, or have a look at the blog. They run at $12/bottle, but for $15 you can get a custom glitter. Which is a neat concept. Cindy is on vacation right now (jealous), which gives you some time to look at her blog for some swatches and to figure out what's on your wishlist. And stay tuned to my blog, because I'll be putting more up.
Y'know. Some crappy stuff has been happening to me lately. Like my debit card number was stolen. And then my iPhone stopped reliably making phone calls, which sucks. I also had a total nervy b on the phone with my mom last week after being stuck inside for a week after Sandy. I know that most people had it WAY WORSE than I did, but the entire thing was stressful, and the cabin fever was super intense. So I'm going to tell you about four good things that happened to me as an exercise in positive morale:
1. I tried on wedding dresses, which you already knew. But I'm still sort of glowing from the experience, so I still think it's a good thing.
2. I saw this super awesome wet plate photography demonstration at a studio in midtown for one of my classes. The guy demonstrating (whose name I can't remember, which is terrible because he's an artist in his own right) was very engaging, and he showed us how to make ambrotypes and all of these old-timey photographic media. He showed us how to pour collodion onto the plate, set it in the silver nitrate bath, expose it, and then turn the negative image into a positive one. I wasn't looking forward to going to the demo because it was on a Friday from 3-5, but I was actually riveted the entire time.
3. Ben got me these incredible earrings.
Yes, they are life-sized cicadas. I love a good piece of statement jewelry. If you want these, ModCloth sells them, but they're currently out of stock. Here's the link. The site has a new feature where if you want something you click a giant obvious button that says "I NEED IT!" to let the proprietors know that there is a demand for the product. So, if you like these, go click that button. I'm sure they'll have them back in stock before the holidays.
4. Starbucks sugar free peppermint soy latte. Favorite thing ever. I JUST LOVE THE HOLIDAYS.
I'm going home on November 20, which is just over a week away now. Counting down. I love Thanksgiving, and my birthday is the Saturday after that, so I'm sure it'll be a good time.
Okay, that's all. Sorry for the mammoth post. I guess the gist is: if you like glitter and pretty things, go buy yourself Shimmer Cristina, and if you want bugs in your ears check out those ModCloth earrings.
Over 'n out.