If I had been charged with the task of naming this polish I would have called it OMG UNICORNS!!!! Because there is nothing about this that doesn't remind me of like...Lisa Frank. And girly-ness. And, well, unicorns. This is one coat-ish of Lights of Emerald City over three coats of Wet n Wild Sugar Coat. So many things went wrong with this manicure. First, I forgot that Sugar Coat is a streaky-ass mess. It took three pretty thick coats to even it out, so the polish on my nail was already pretty substantial. Then the glitter. Oh, the glitter. I mean, I wouldn't call this glitter super difficult to work with, but you do have to finagle the pieces to sit where you want them on the nail. The white pieces, of course, have the tendency to move to the edge of the nail as you drag the brush across its surface. So my coat of Lights of Emerald City ended up being thick too. And then I think I should have used Seche on this one to really amp up the dry time, but I used NYC GCS. Which didn't really play nicely with quick-drying-needs this severe. So a couple nails got dented because this took FOR-EV-ER to dry fully.
I mean, look at it. It's pretty great. I have a sneaking suspicion that this glitter would probably look amazing over something vampy. But I really wanted to try it over something light and airy first (ha--Sugar Coat was not a good option). I do love the way this came out. And I got a ton of compliments ranging from, "is that...are those dots?" to "is that glitter?" to "do you actually do your nails yourself?!" So, people really liked this one. And I'm not ready to give up on it just because it's a pain to work with. It's too pretty.
I came home on Monday to find a package from Ben waiting for me.
Behold, China Glaze Avant Garden! Monday was the day I had my midterm, which went pretty poorly, I think. And then I had a two-hour German class directly after that. And then I got caught up talking to someone for another 30 minutes. So I didn't get home until like 10. That is why I look like a nightmare in the above photos. It was really nice to see something from Ben that day. And it was even nicer that it was A WHOLE SHITLOAD OF NAIL POLISH. I couldn't decide what I wanted from the collection so he bought them all for me as a gift. Super excited about them! Ben is the best at cheering me up.
That's all for today. Anyone pick up anything from the OPI Oz collection? The sheers this year seem to have got nothing on the NYC Ballet ones from last year, amirite?