Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Another Year Over and A New One Just Begun

Even though this post is going up on New Year's Eve, I have to tell you that this is not in fact what I'm wearing today because this manicure chipped almost immediately.  But oh, it was just beautiful and I loved wearing it.  Remember in my last post when I told you that I didn't want to wear anything but Essie Hors D'Oeuvres for the rest of the year?  Well, I wasn't exaggerating.






I wanted to put more of a rose gold base under Hors D'Oeuvres, so I chose Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Style Steel.  I think if I had only used one coat of the Essie it would have read as more rosy, but I couldn't resist using two coats because THIS GLITTER IS EVERYTHING.  So it ended up looking more silver.  But you can still see the rose base in the second to last picture!  I wanted a pinkish base because I wanted to sort of try to make my nails complement a new watch that I got the day after Christmas, which looks like this:


Forgot to take my own picture of it (#lazy), but I'm sure you'll see it on me soon.  This is actually my very first watch; I've never worn one before.  Ben loves watches, and one day we were at Macy's poking around the watch case, and the rose gold ones caught my eye.  In the end I chose this very small and simple rose gold Fossil with a blush face (for a drastically reduced price...TJ Maxx holla), and I've really been loving it.  

In other news, Ben is sick.  On Sunday he woke up with 102 degree fever, so I took him to the doctor.  After an incredibly long wait in a room full of incredibly sick people (my paranoia was in full swing.  my immune system seems to be tiny and sad), the doctor told him he "might" have the flu, did a test, and prescribed Tamiflu.  I spent the day taking care of him, running around buying soup and filling prescriptions, etc.  All day I felt like I was in a giant bubble of virus.  I went to Panera to pick up some chicken noodle, and when I started to place my order the girl who worked there covered her mouth and yelled, "OH GOD I'M GONNA PUKE" and then literally ran away.  Perhaps needless to say, I left Panera and went somewhere else.  Gross.  Poor girl.  Much like the holidays last year, I've spent a lot of my time disinfecting and being really worried that I will also get sick.  I probably will, but dammit, I'm rubbing everything down with isopropyl alcohol and Lysol anyway.  

I know last year I did sort of a reflection post about 2012.  I'm not going to do that for 2013.  Mostly because I don't want to reflect on it too much.  I lost one of the people who I truly loved in my life; I moved again; I'm trying to start over.  I'm still looking for my path, but at least I'm settled.  So that's all for reflections.  

I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Year's Eve (I have no idea what I will be doing; we were invited to several parties, but depending on how we're both feeling...we might be in bed by 11 and watching Netflix while the ball drops).  And this is not the last you'll be seeing of Essie Hors D'Oeuvres!  Even though it chips immediately I'm planning on putting it right back on in some way.  Get excited.

Talk to you in 2014!

9 comments:

  1. I love the look of this one - I have to see if I can find a bottle out in my neck of the woods still. Hope you don't get sick - try making your own chix soup - it's easy and only takes about 20 mins - longer if you make your own chix stock of course which is how what I do but usually need to mix mine with some of the boxed stuff I buy at Traders

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    1. I keep seeing these displays in every drug store that I've gone to recently, so I have hopes that you can find it!

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  2. Tell yourself that Panera Girl is pregnant and had a sudden bout of nausea ;) (Her "announcement" would've sent me running, too - and possibly barfing.)

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    1. She looked way too young to be pregnant, but...no judgment here. I did a brisk walk out of that place.

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  3. OMG!!! This nail color is super pretty. I super love the color for its classy and very fashionable. I can't wait to have one and try it out.

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  4. Wow, love the gold on you! Hope Ben is alle better...! Happy New Year, hope you will find your path this year and make it all work :-) !

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    1. Much appreciated. And he is a little better! Except now he's lost his voice. Hopefully by next week he'll be completely better.

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  5. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I couldn't stop myself from doing your manicure!!! Although I quite like your two coats of Essie better than my one! - http://aprettytrippyblog.com/2014/01/30/snow-day-manicure-nail-polish-porn-sally-hansen-style-steel-essie-hor-doeuvres/

    Gillian

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