Like I said, not perfect but...that'll do, pig. In retrospect I think I should have chosen another color for the base color. I used CoverGirl Perfect Penny, which is a metallic rose gold (that's REALLY brushstroke-y), and it turned out to be kind of close to my skin color in photographs. In a lot of the pictures I took the sides of my nails don't even look painted with Perfect Penny, but I assure you, I went cuticle to cuticle with that stuff. The primary color here is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jumpin' Jade, which I've had forever and I don't think I've ever used. I wanted to use an Insta-Dri because they have that canoe paddle brush and I thought it would be easier to freehand the interior of the nail with it. Honestly, it wasn't too hard. I wish that the bottom of the green would have turned out a bit rounder, but I think it looks pretty good for my first time (Michelle's is way better).
Anyway, the Phillip Lim launch was fun. Some pieces were worth the hype, some weren't. But that's how it goes with those Target collaborations. There was one dress that I had my eye that I didn't see in the store at all. Neither did my friend Sam, who lives in Massachusetts, so I think it's safe to say that many stores didn't get that one in, period. I tried on [and bought] a few things that I liked, but my very favorite thing turned out to be this peplum tank in black:
This one was definitely a sleeper hit for me. Seriously, I pored over that damn lookbook and I didn't even notice this one. Once I got it on, though, it was so flattering. It has a nice, sturdy zipper down the front and the fabric is structured and substantial. I actually ended up getting two bags, too. I got one the day of the release and then decided to check out the Target by my place yesterday to see what they had. There was one mini-satchel in black left, so I decided to get it. I figure that I can return one of them if I decide I don't need one, but honestly I haven't gotten a new bag in quite a while so...why not, right? I'm also still mulling over the shirt dress that I got. I think I need to try it on for Ben and see what he thinks. But anyway, I had a lot of fun and it was good to hang with Michelle. She got to meet Remy, too, and he was, as always, really happy to make a new friend.
That's all for today. Has anyone else tried these outline manicure thingies? I'm excited to try it with different colors that are a bit starker. And what about Phillip Lim? Did you guys snag anything? Spill!