I can say without doubt that I am beyond in love with Essie Beyond Cozy. I wasn't sure how I would feel about it. Who needs ANOTHER dense gold glitter, amirite? At least that's what I thought. But really this one is a mixture of champagne and platinum glitter, giving the polish an overall lighter effect. It's super dense, and I only needed two coats for full coverage. The only semi-downside is that this one just NOM NOM NOMS topcoat. I used two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri on top of this one, and it doesn't look or feel like I used any. But I'm okay with that. Ben liked this one, too! He said, "You actually out-blinged your own diamond with that one." The highest of glitter compliments.
Because I've been hanging out with my friend, we've been doing a lot of shopping. I haven't bought much. We were shopping for bridesmaids dresses (still undecided) but also for a dress for her to wear to a formal event next weekend. But in our travels I did buy this.
I'm...pretty excited about it. When I spotted it I dropped whatever else I was looking at and ran over to snag it. I was initially upset that the Forever21 we were at only had a small (my boobs and hips usually can't fit into a small anything). Weirdly the sweater seems to run large, and a small was more than adequate (really strange for F21), so I was so glad to bring this one home. First repeated animal print sweater of 2013: CHECK. I'm on a tight budget, but I got some dollars for Christmas, so I am also on the lookout for this one:
You may remember how I feel about lobsters. I've been on the hunt for a lobster-print dress for a pretty long time, so maybe this sweater, which can be had for around $20, will satisfy me for the time being.
Other than that, things are pretty slow here. My grandmother seems to be recovering. I sort of felt like I had to get away (a luxury), so I'm just staying in a hotel with Ben in Columbus, seeing him after he's done with work at night, and hanging with Aimee during the day. I'm enjoying it. A lot. I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing, actually. Except maybe hang at my parents' lake house. I'll see if I can get that done, too.
So, opinons on Beyond Cozy? ...on marine animal sweaters?