right hand; you can see on my ring finger where the acetone ate away the nail polish. whoops. but it's hardly noticeable in reality.
So for this one I used a base of OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?. I only did one coat of it. I wanted to see how colors would fare over a nude instead of a white-ish, and it turns out they fare pretty well. For the marbling colors I used Essie Boxer Shorts, China Glaze Trendsetter (that's the bottle that I'm holding in the picture), and Rescue Beauty Lounge Dead Calm (I almost always type "Dead Clam" when I write about that polish--gross). I used Boxer Shorts first and I do think it ended up contributing to the overall blue-ish look, but it didn't do much because the color was so light. Trendsetter did really well, and then Dead Calm just TOTALLY TOOK OVER EVERYTHING because the color is so dark. And I used a tiny, tiny amount of the RBL, trust me. But still, I like the way it turned out.
and here's some marbled paper
The other day after I got out of class and it was like 9pm I was really craving popcorn--as usual (it's my favorite food). So I went over to a Duane Reade (there are two within walking distance of my school), and when I went up the escalator I saw this.
All DRs have these weird lit-from-below nail polish displays, but this one was totally full and just looked so pretty. I didn't get anything, I just creepily took pictures of it. Like a weirdo.
And just for fun, the state of the floor next to my bed:
DON'T WORRY. These aren't all my books. I have more on my bed with me. That I literally sleep with. So I'm pretty good on the books.
Now if I could just open one of them today...