looks like I used flash, doesn't it? nope! the polish is just that bright
Pink Parka, which is from the Fall 2009 collection, is a true neon pink. These photos make it look way more violet-toned than it is in reality. The formula was streaky, and after three coats it still had bald spots--but this polish is so glowy and bright that you can't tell in photographs, which is convenient for all of us, isn't it? I really liked this polish while I was wearing it, but sadly this happened after less than a day of wear:
see all those chips on my nail tips? ack.
Unfortunately for those of you who love this color, it's now discontinued. Fortunately for those of you who love this color, true neon pinks like this are not hard to find these days. As it is, I wouldn't recommend this one because of the formula troubles (although neons are notoriously difficult anyway) and the staggeringly awful wear time I had with it, even after using SV. But still. Looks fab, doesn't it?
Sorry for my absence lately! Remember last week how I was saying that I had a cold? Well, I still have it. As of Sunday evening I did feel much better, but for the seven days prior to that I felt like I was a dying snot bomb (and I'm sure Ben felt like that too, because my sneezes were diabolical). I still have a cough and a lot of lingering congestion, but I don't have that weird fuzzy-headed-where-even-am-I sick feeling anymore.
My other news is that I got a job! Yes, after nearly six months of looking and being not-so-funemployed--and wondering whether or not I had totally messed up my life by choosing this path instead of a different one--I got a job at a museum in Cleveland. Yes, you read that right: I have a job related to my liberal arts field. And it's kind of a fun job. And this has been a happy, happy time despite how sick I've been. I'm getting on a normal-person schedule (sort of--I work through weekends now) and I'm starting to feel, well, normal. Life exists beyond grad school for this art historian, everyone!
Let's all celebrate with neon pink!