Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Green and Gold (Sinful Colors Leap Flog)

Guys, I'm exhausted.  I spent all weekend studying, and I think I'm just out of steam.  On Saturday morning I woke up and without even getting out of bed pulled my study materials toward me and went over things until I felt I had to move on to memorizing slides for my other exam.  Ben called me late in the afternoon and all I could do was repeat to him in a small voice, "I'm so...tired" over and over again in response to basically whatever he said.  I can't wait for this week to be over.

To keep my spirits up I decided to cover my nails it real gold leaf.  Because if there's one thing that's necessary in life, it's that.  The base of this is Sinful Colors Leap Flog (yes, Flog; I don't know what the people at Sinful were smoking when they typed out the final copy of this label.  Unless it's a pun I totally don't get.  In which case, good work, Sinful.  Good work), which came out this past summer.  It's a really nice sort of blue-based evergreen color.  Like a blue spruce.  It never looks dark enough to be mistaken for anything but green, even in super low light, so that's great.  The formula was wonderful.  I used two coats.  Over Leap Flog I did two coats of OPI The Man With the Golden Gun.  I think it looks pretty great.  I was writing about a fresco for one of my classes, which I mentioned a couple posts ago, and one of the textiles in it looks like this:

So I may have been subconsciously influenced by this nice green brocaded velvet.  Either way, it looks pretty holiday-ish to me.  I'm happy with my nails.

I kind of quit drinking coffee at all this past week and decided to just go with tea, and I'm wondering if that's contributing to how lackluster I'm feeling.  Either that or I'm getting sick.  I don't know.  Earl Grey, although my favorite tea of all time, is just not giving me the kick I need.  Wish me luck today, though.  I have a final in my photography class that I feel totally unprepared for.  But, if there's one thing that being in school so long has taught me, it's that no matter how prepared for a test I actually am, I always feel completely unprepared.  So maybe it'll be okay.

Until next time.


  1. Ooooh, so pretty!!

    Earl Grey's my favourite tea as well =) Good luck on your finals!

  2. Sometimes your blog makes me scared to go to grad school. :( Take care of yourself, okay? I once studied myself into a stupor for a final and then was so tired when I took it that I made stupid mistakes, and probably did worse than if I hadn't studied at all.

    Good luck and get some rest! :)

    (Also, your nails look fabulous, as usual.)

    1. You should be scared to go to grad school! Everyone should. It's a scary thing. Advice: make sure you absolutely, positively, fucking LOVE the thing you're going for. Otherwise it's not worth it. If you do love it, then in the end the sleep deprivation, headaches, tears, and general lack of excitement about life will be worth it. At least that's what I'm telling myself. Someday there WILL BE a Dr. in front of my name. Maybe.

  3. Good luck on the exam! I always feel horribly unprepared myself and haven't failed yet! I love the green and gold together!

    1. Thank you for the luck. We all needed it. Ugh.

  4. DUDE if you went cold turkey on the caffeine and you're the fiend that you've been saying you are? You may be in full blown caffeine withdrawal-technically it is considered a drug that you can get addicted to. Maybe you need some caffeine!

    1. Earl Grey is a black tea, which actually has a relatively high caffeine content, almost as high as a cup of coffee. But not quite. I have considered that I may be in withdrawal, but I'm definitely not depriving myself of caffeine. Just cutting back. Maybe I'll go back on the coffee and see if it helps. I've been having an Americano in the afternoon and you're right; it does make me feel a little better...

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