So Play the Peonies is a pearly very, very light pink. I was worried that brushstrokes might be an issue but they didn't turn out to be. This was three coats. I received a bunch of Shimmer Polishes to consider for review quite a while ago, and so I decided to do a glitter gradient from the cuticle with Tiffany, which is a blue and pink glitter. It's very cute. This is the first time I've done a gradient starting from the cuticle instead of the free edge, and I have to say that I'm pretty obsessed with it. It looks a lot better IRL than it does in these pictures, and the pink on pink with touches of blue looks so adorable. The gradient effect makes it look ethereal and princess-y.
I like peonies. My parents have a bush in their backyard and in the springtime my mom used to give me a pair of scissors and tell me to cut some for a vase in the kitchen. But she always had to tell me to shake the ants off first. I guess ants particularly enjoy those flowers. Anyway, that's a spring memory I like. I've thought of incorporating peonies into my wedding bouquet, but I'm not sure. It's too early to think about that stuff anyway. I find myself thinking about that stuff a lot. Ben and I picked out our little save-the-date cards this week, and that felt nice. I got to cross something off my list.
It's the end of the semester now but it's not like the very end of the semester, and yet I still feel like this:
I expect it has a lot to do with my depression, which still hasn't lifted. I seem to be feeling it more acutely this week. Lately I sleep all the time and never want to go out or socialize at all. Maybe "sleep all the time" isn't right. I'm in bed all the time. I have trouble sleeping. And lately when I do I have really fucked up dreams, which is unusual for me. Or at least it's unusual for me to remember them. Anyway, complain complain. And I'm done now.
Maybe I just need some peonies to brighten up my apartment.
Disclosure: products in this post provided for review consideration.