Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nicole By OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?

NOPI Am I Making Myself Claire?

Nicole By OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?

NOPI Am I Making Myself Claire?

NOPI Am I Making Myself Claire?

Nicole By OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats NOPI Am I Making Myself Claire?
1 Coat Color Club Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

The weather is rainy and gray, and my nails aren't really helping. To be fair, I've had this polish on since yesterday, so I've only got myself to blame for not switching to a brighter, cheerier shade!

Am I Making Myself Claire was part of NOPI's Modern Family collection that came out in January 2013. She's Lily Something was also part of that collection, and the only polish I picked up at the time. This and Alex By The Books were on clearance at KMart recently for just $2 a bottle. How could I say no?!?

Application was a breeze, too! Three thin coats, and no streaks to be seen! At 2 coats, my nails were still a little patchy, so the 3rd was definitely necessary for me. Am I Making Myself Clairs is a slightly gray-tinged, red-leaning lavender. It's a really pretty shade... Kinda reminds me of the Zoya rose-toned neutral polishes that came out earlier this year. I also like that it doesn't look incredibly harsh or chalky. Pastels tend to do that sometimes!

Did you pick up any of the Modern Family NOPI polishes when they came out? Or did you pick them up recently, like me?!?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

NYC Mimosa Bouquet

Mimosa Bouquet by NYC

NYC Mimosa Bouquet

Mimosa Bouquet by NYC

NYC Mimosa Bouquet

Mimosa Bouquet by NYC

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
5 Coats NYC Mimosa Bouquet
1 Coat Color Club Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Shimmery pastels seem to be a thing this Spring. I can't say that I mind! It's a fun way to liven up pastels, and tends to cut down on the chalkiness and streaking that pastel polishes are prone to.

Amanda from Pretty Girl Science posted about this shade the other day, and I knew I had to find it! So, while I was polish-binging at K-Mart, I picked up a bottle. I'm not sure if it's just my K-Mart, or if it's the whole beauty clearance they have going on, but this display was precariously balancing on a high, sloping shelf. I was a little afraid that the whole thing was going to come toppling down on me, because me and coordination do not the greatest coupling make. I'm not sure I understand my local K-Mart's display system at all... Maybe they don't have a nail polish enthusiast working there? Or maybe they do, and that's why all the new and good stuff is always hiding or in strange locations? I couldn't tell you... Now where was I going with that?

Oh, right! Pretty Girl Science is quickly becoming one of my favorite nail blogs. Nichole and Amanda post regularly, and I like that they cover brands that I know and recognize! I also like that they post straight swatches, because some days that feels like a dying breed in blogland. They also post gorgeous nail art, looks of the day, cosmetic reviews, etc. (Excuse me while I fangirl a little bit over here, okay? 'Kay.)

So, Mimosa Bouquet is a pretty pastel yellow with a very fine silvery shimmer running through it. Sinful Colors has been adding shimmer like this to a lot of their pastels this season. (I'd like a pastel lavender with gold shimmer when anyone gets the chance... kaythanks!) The shimmer does help cut down on the chalky appearance and streaking that pastels can have, but not completely. Mimosa Bouquet isn't a streaky mess or anything, but I do notice small streaks on some of my nails that I would prefer weren't there. Oh, and the nail on my middle finger was totally my fault. I tried to fix a smudge without starting all over, and it totally didn't work!

What do you think of Mimosa Bouquet?


* all photos shot in natural light

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Layering: Grape Dreams (or Sweet Jelly)

Surprise, surprise! It's another jelly glitter sandwich featuring polish from the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies Collection... (longest name of a collection ever? Probably not.) This time around, I've gone grape...

Layering with Sally Hansen Grape Jelly

Sally Hansen Grape Jelly Glitter Sandwich

Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Grape Jelly

NOPI Sweet Dreams Jelly Glitter Sandwich

Layering with Sally Hansen Grape Jelly

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
7+? Coats Sally Hansen Grape Jelly
2 Coats Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams
5+? Coats Sally Hansen Grape Jelly
1 Coat Seche Vite

Maybe I spoke too soon about triumphing over the Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies from Sally Hansen. Jelly Pirouettes featured Jell-ous?... one of the 3 pinks from this collection. That layering used 9 coats to get the results I blogged about. I had won. I felt victorious. I felt adventurous. I was ready to move on and conquer another shade...

So...

Grape Jelly.

Originally, I thought about layering with Sea Through... but I have this tendency for pinks and purples. Also, I just picked up NOPI Sweet Dreams, and the teal, purple, silver glitter combo called out for Grape Jelly much more strongly than Sea Through.

I put a movie on Netflix and started painting coats, and painting coats... and. painting. coats. I honestly have no idea how many coats of Grape Jelly I used before and after the glitter... I know it was more than what I used in Jelly Pirouettes. Honestly, I remember getting to 5 or 6 coats and thinking that Grape Jelly was still reeeeeaaaalllllly sheer, and maybe I should take it all off and try something else. But, eventually, the purple built up to a stage where I decided I could add in a layer or two of Sweet Dreams.

And I did. Exactly 2.

Then, it was back to Grape Jelly. (Just keep painting, painting, painting...) I'd say at least 5, probably no more than 10, but I'm not sure. (like, at all.)  I probably could've kept going, but I was getting tired, and wanted to go to sleep... I slapped on a coat of Seche Vite and called it a day.

This morning, I woke up with smudges on both my thumbs and my left pinky... kind of surprising, since I'm pretty sure there's got to be at least 20 coats of nail polish on my nails. Only...

It really doesn't look like it.

I've put layers and layers on to make some pretty impressive jelly glitter sandwiches in my day, and trust me, they usually look like there's a zillion layers. Not with the Palm Beach Jellies, though. That's not really good or bad... just a little factoid I thought I'd throw out there.

So... are the Palm Beach Jellies worth it? I guess it depends on your polishing fortitude. If you don't mind having a little patience, or are incredibly stubborn when it comes to translating the manicure in your head to your nails... yeah... pick this collection up. I haven't tried any of the "watercolor" manicures involving this collection painted on a white/light background, but the ones I've seen on other blogs are pretty. Like here, here, and here...

If you want these polishes expressly for making jelly glitter sandwiches... I'd skip them. (and it pains me to say that!) Honestly, it's a lot of work, and you've gotta be patient and want to see the finished outcome. Oh, and you've gotta have time, too. I spent almost 2 hours on this layering, although I was distracted by the movie I was watching at various points during the process...

Am I done with Palm Beach Jelly Glitter Sandwich-Fest? I'm not sure... I've yet to crack open Vitamin D-Light, Water Melon, Ice Tint, or Sea Through... I think I'd like to try to make sandwiches with Water Melon and Vitamin D-Light... I'm just not sure if that's the immediate next thing I'll have on my nails. Mimosa Bouquet has been calling my name...

And... before I forget! K-Mart was having a pretty huge clearance sale in their beauty department last week when I stopped by. I scored Sweet Dreams from NOPI for just $2! Definitely check it out... they had a pretty decent selection!

What do you think of Grape Dreams?


* all photos shot in natural light

Monday, April 21, 2014

Layering: Jelly Pirouettes

Since I picked up the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies... only one thing has been on my mind. Jelly. Glitter. Sandwich. Sooooooo...

Layering with Sally Hansen Jell-ous
natural light

Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jelly Glitter Sandwich
artificial light

Sally Hansen Jell-ous Layering
sunlight

Sally Hansen Jell-ous Jelly Glitter Sandwich
artificial light

Sally Hansen Jell-ous Layering
sunlight

Layering with Sally Hansen Jell-ous
artificial light

Sally Hansen Jell-ous Jelly Glitter Sandwich
natural light

Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jelly Glitter Sandwich
natural light

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
5 Coats Sally Hansen Jell-ous?
3 Coats OPI Pirouette My Whistle
4 Coats Sally Hansen Jell-ous?
1 Coat Seche Vite

Yes... I currently have 14 coats of nail polish on my nails. But look at all that glittery jelly goodness! 14 coats isn't really so bad... is it? I mean, when it comes to Jelly Glitter Sandwiches?

I had fair warning. Before I even picked up this collection, I read lots and lots of reviews. Considering Sally Hansen calls them "jellies," I think the general nail polish community was a bit surprised that the finish turned out to be more akin to the Sheer Tints OPI just released. (Em-phasis on the sheer.)

In addition to being incredibly sheer, I heard these were thick, not fun to work with, took a long time to dry... There's been a lot said about this little collection... BUT... I think all of those critiques actually helped me to be more patient with these little gems.

So, how did I do it, you ask? I took my time between coats. Like, really took my time. This whole layering took a little over an hour from start to finish. I didn't really time it out precisely, but I'd say I probably waited anywhere from 2-5 minutes between coats. Also, I was super careful. I was pretty determined to see how this polish would look in a jelly glitter sandwich. Honestly? I really like how this layering turned out. Totally appropriate for Spring!

In terms of jellies... Jell-ous? is really unique for my collection. It's definitely a mid-toned petal pink shade compared to the more pigmented hot and berry pink shades I already own. So that's always nice! I've read in other reviews that this whole line of polishes contains a super-fine micro shimmer, but I didn't really capture it in my photos. I can't say I really noticed it in person, either. I blame that on all the glitter in Pirouette My Whistle!

I'm excited to see how the rest of this collection wears, and even how the different Palm Beach Jellies layer with one another. Initially, that was what drew me to this collection... All the different layering possibilities! :)

What do you think of Jelly Pirouettes?

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies

When I first heard about Sally Hansen's new Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies... I was ecstatic. A whole new collection of jellies for glitter sandwiches?!? Sign me up!!! But then... well, word got round that their formula was a bit problematic and that these "jellies" were more aligned with the OPI Sheer Tints than any of the jelly polishes in my collection. So, to buy, or not to buy? That was the question...

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies Display

And then I saw them in person. (To buy! To buy!) I've been scouring my local CVS and Rite-Aid stores for a few weeks now! I actually found these not-so-prominently displayed at my local KMart.

Sally Hansen jell-ous, grape jelly, vitamin d-light, sea through, water melon, and ice tint

l to r: Sally Hansen Triple Shine LE Palm Beach Jellies in Jell-ous?, Grape Jelly, Vitamin D-light, Sea Through, Water Melon, and Ice Tint. 

Welcome to the stash little translucent jewels!

Have you picked up any of these Palm Beach Jellies?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Layering: Pacific Hypnautical

My nails were in need of something bright and cheerful... but it's a little early for an Easter manicure. So... I went with a pop of electric blue, and turned it into a dazzling jelly glitter sandwich... :)

Sally Hansen Pacific Blue glitter sandwich

Blue Jelly Glitter Sandwich

Layering with Sally Hansen Pacific Blue

Bright Blue Jelly Glitter Sandwich

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats Sally Hansen Pacific Blue
1 Coat OPI Last Friday Night
1 Coat Sally Hansen Hypnautical
1 Coat OPI Last Friday Night
1 Coat Sally Hansen Hypnautical
1 Coat L'Oreal Miss Pixie
1 Coat Seche Vite

I was looooooong overdue for a layering manicure... specifically, a jelly glitter sandwich. The electric cobalt of Pacific Blue was calling my name, and begging to be layered with some glitter. Last Friday Night was an easy first choice for this layering. On its own, the opalescent glitter was really pretty layered over Pacific Blue. But it needed... more. (doesn't it always?!?)

Enter Hypnautical, by Sally Hansen...

Hypnautical houses blue and green opalescent glitter sprinkled with green to blue flakies in a translucent teal base. It added quite a good deal of depth and range to the layering! But, you know me... 1 coat of anything is never enough, so I went back and added a second coat of Last Friday Night, and then another coat of Hypnautical to really get the glitter going.

To top it all off, I used Miss Pixie, the blue jelly from L'Oreal's Miss Candy Collection. For about half a minute, I thought about using Zoya Frida and turning this into a teal jelly glitter sandwich, but decided against it. I'm glad I did, because I really like how this turned out. The longer I wear it, the more I like it! My favorite thing about this layering is the fact that despite 5 coats of glitter polish and 1 coat of seche vite, Pacific Blue is still incredible vibrant. Since I used opalescent glitter, at some angles, you just see the incredibly bright cobalt blue... but at other angles, you get a really nice flash from the glitter and the flakies.

What do you think of Pacific Hypnautical?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Pretty Little Liars: Season 4 Report Card

Last June, I made some predictions about the 4th season of Pretty Little Liars. I thought it would be fun to see just how right/wrong I was...

Q: Who/What's in the Trunk?
My Prediction: Pretty sure it's a body. Possibly a very water-logged body. I'd have to go with Cece, Jason, Wilden, or Noel. Unless we're introducing the twin thing on the show. If so, all bets are off. Cece was in a hurry to leave town the last time we saw her, Jason has been MIA since leaving the hospital, Wilden is just shady in general, and Noel... he's more of a recent theory. I'm 98% sold on the fact that there's a body in the trunk. It was my first thought while watching last season's finale, considering the looks on their faces.

PLL 4x1 Dead Pig in Wilden's Trunk
c/o FabCassandra @ PLLWiki (lightened by me)

What Really Happened: It was a pig. A pig. Who saw that one coming? Definitely not me! But, I must say, it was nice foreshadowing that a cop was going to die relatively soon.

Score: I'm giving myself half a point for predicting that Wilden would die...

Q: Who is the Queen of Hearts? 
My Prediction: Jason DiLaurentis, Lucas Gottesman, or Wren Kingston. I would really hope that it wasn't Toby, considering he was supposed to be protecting Spencer, not trying to throw her off a train. Jason makes sense, because he's got good potential for being the person Aria stabbed. Lucas has been up to no good lately, but I like to think of him as just a minor pawn, not really bad or evil. Wren is another good contender... he shows up at the most interesting places and shows an awful lot of interest in the girls.

Pretty Little Liars Queen of Hearts revealed
Two Queens...

What Really Happened: According to Mona, there were 2 people in the Queen of Hearts costume on the Halloween Train. Detective Darren Wilden and Melissa Hastings. Wilden wasn't too far of a stretch, but Melissa was a bit of a surprise.

Score: Nada.

Q: Is Alison really alive?
My Prediction: Well, the title of the premiere is "A is for A-L-I-V-E..." but that doesn't guarantee it. Alison could be dead or alive. She may or may not have a twin in the series. Said twin may or may not be alive. Still following along? There are a lot of differences in the back story of the show that differ greatly from the books. It's been rumored that we'll be seeing more of Sasha Pieterse, so perhaps she really is alive. Maybe "A" or "red coat" targeted her first. It would be interesting to see the timeline be altered and have the PLL's team up with Alison to fight against "A" or "Red Coat" that's her twin.

Alison DiLaurentis is Alive
Ali's alive but shhhhh... only 1/5 of Rosewood knows!

What Really Happened: Alison is indeed alive. Someone was harassing her around the time of her "disappearance" and after her mother buried her alive, she chose to follow Mona's advice, letting A think that she had really died that night.

Score: I'm giving myself half a point, even though I really didn't answer yes or no to this question...

Q: Toby, the lighter, and his "new direction."
My Prediction: I was glad that Toby was really in it to help Spencer. The thing is, we were told that he definitely wasn't good. And then he was good. And now he's not good again? What's next... he has a twin? An evil twin? If he was all about protecting Spencer before, that means that he's headed down a different path. Does it have anything to do with his mom? Maybe his sister? Could it be that Alison and Toby planned the "Jenna Thing," unintentionally blinding Jenna in the process? Was he really just helping Mona, or does "A" have something on him, too? And what's the significance of the lighter?

PLL Toby Cavanaugh
Toby Cavanaugh

What Really Happened: As far as we know, Toby is still on the side of the liars. The lighter was totally planted on him, and his new direction had to do with his mother, and Toby doing anything in his power to find out the truth. Toby confirmed that his mother's death wasn't a suicide... but he didn't really gain any closure, and all the audience got was another question. Who was the fragile patient that was on the roof with Toby's mom? Was that person involved in her death? Toby's mom died almost a year before "The First Secret" when Alison started receiving threatening notes.

PLL 4x24 Shooter on the Roof
I might be Toby, but I could be Darth Vader...

As I said above, the writers did a pretty quick 180 with Toby, making him a member of the A-team just to look out for Spencer and the girls. But is that really what it was? Toby wouldn't be the first one to fall in love with a target... Ezra and Mona certainly did! I can't really rule out Toby as the shooter on the roof in A is for Answers. He definitely has the physical prowess necessary for the jump across buildings. Also, he would be a decent contender to go toe-to-toe with Ezra. If Toby is the shooter on the roof, there's no way he could be acting in the best interest of the girls. That was definitely A's workhorse, if not A in the flesh mask.

Score: I can't even justify giving myself points on this one.

Q: Why will we hate Ashley Marin?
My Prediction: Ashley Benson, who plays Hanna Marin, claims that we're not going to like her mom very much this season. Umm... she's stolen money from the bank, run over Wilden, and she's still managed to be a sympathetic character. What could she do that would make us hate her? More importantly, what could she do to make Hanna hate her? In the books, her job is transferred and she leaves Hanna to live with her father. I think Laura Leighton is waaaay to popular on the show to have her off-screen.

Pretty Little Liars Ashley Marin
Hanna's Mom

What Really Happened: Hanna's mom was falsely accused of killing Wilden, and spent some time in lockup. When Travis came forward with information from the night Wilden died, the charges against Ashley were dropped. Other than breaking up a makeout session with Travis, and taking her daughter to throw plates at a wall, Mama Marin didn't have too much of a storyline. I'm thinking this was just a well-played attempt at misdirection, or just a miscommunication.

Score: Zilch.

Q: Who is the girl in the black veil?
My Prediction: Could this be Alison? Could it be Courtney? Alison pretending to be Courtney? Courtney pretending to be Alison?!? Just a random girl? Maybe someone we've already met attending the funeral of the body-in-the-trunk?

Pretty Littls Liars Black Widow
Who...Are...You...? Who...Who...Who...Who?!?

What Really Happened: As far as I can gather, black veil, or the Black Widow as she's been dubbed is "endgame" for the producers. In other words, there is a really good possibility that the Black Widow is Uber A... the one who stole the game from Mona.

Score: Wasn't.Even.Close. We still have no clue about her identity. I think the producers have spent more time talking about her than she has appeared on-screen. At least, to our knowledge. I think they claimed she was in an episode here or there without the veil, but those were in episodes with a loooooot of faces, hence; a lot of options.

Q: Who is "Red Coat?"
My Prediction: According to Janel Parrish, Red Coat might not be "A." Huh? Does this mean they're going with the twin storyline? Maybe it all played out like it did in the books, except Courtney didn't really die, and she's Red Coat, but crazy Alison is "A." Or maybe the other way around...

PLL CeCe and Alison as Red Coat
...and Two Red Coats!

What Really Happened: There were 2 confirmed Red Coats... Alison DiLaurentis and CeCe Drake. There's been talk that there might've been a 3rd one, but if that is true, it has yet to be revealed on the show.

Score: I was half right... so half a point!

Final Score: About 1.2 points out of 7... In other words...

I failed.

Oh well! It was actually really fun looking back and checking my sleuthing skills, however bad they may be. I'll definitely be doing another post with my predictions for Season 5. So... stay tuned for that! Oh, and if you've got a particular prediction you'd like me to make... hit up the comment section! I feel like I need more than 7 predictions this time around... :)

-S

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sephora By OPI Frankly I Don't Give A-dam

SOPI Frankly I Don't Give A-Dam

Sephora By OPI Frankly I Don't Give A-Dam

SOPI Frankly I Don't Give A-Dam

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Sephora By OPI Frankly I Don't Give A-dam
1 Coat Borghese Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Gray nails for a gray, rainy day. This wasn't my original plan, but I chipped 2 nails yesterday while dressing my iPhone in its new stylish Otterbox...

SOPI Frankly I Don't Give A-Dam, Purple Otterbox Defender

Originally, I had planned to turn It's All About Me into a jelly glitter sandwich. But the chips just didn't fall that way... It was just polish that chipped off my middle finger, but I actually managed to chip a tiny chunk of nail, polish and all, off of my pointer finger. Both were on my rarely photographed right hand, but still. I had to file all the nails down to match Pointer, so I figured I'd just put on a new shade of polish while I was at it.

Frankly I Don't Give A-dam is another SOPI polish I scored from Big Lots for $1.80. It's a gray creme polish that doesn't lean a little towards the blue side, and it's not a grurple. It's just plain old gray polish, but it's super shiny and kind of springy, even if it is gray. I love gray polish for the same reason I love black polish... it goes with everything. If Spring had a "new black"... gray would so be it.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sephora By OPI It's All About Me

I've finally found my purrrrrrrfect pink. No really, this time, I swear I did. I know I've said the same thing the past 9 times... but this... thiiiiiis is thee one. (Seriously!) Presenting... It's All About Me!

SOPI It's All About Me
Shade

Sephora by OPI It's All About Me
Sunlight

SOPI It's All About Me
Sunlight

Sephora by OPI It's All About Me
Shade

SOPI It's All About Me
Sunlight

SOPI It's All About Me
Shade

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Sephora By OPI It's All About Me
1 Coat Borghese Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

I purchased this polish at Big Lots, while they still had a decent stock of SOPI polishes. There were a good deal of these in stock for a little while, but they definitely went fast. What can you really expect? Mark down a $9 bottle of polish to under 2 bucks and it does funny things to us polishaholics! I picked this up and put it down so many times, thinking that it had to be a dupe for a polish I already owned. But, you know me, I finally broke down and brought it home to meet the rest of the stash. I needed something bright on my nails after so much pastel this past week, and It's All About Me was just begging to be used from inside its shrinkwrap.

Can I just say now, that I regret not buying every.single.bottle?

The finish on this really surprised me. It's not as much of a jelly finish like Do You Think I'm Tex-Y? from OPI... but it's also not a creme finish like OPI Conquist-adorable Color. It's a similar raspberry pink shade with a finish that isn't jelly, but it's not what I would consider to be a crelly finish, either. I think my VNL is a bit more visible with It's All About Me than your average crelly. You guys... I was sooooo surprised by this polish, and I love a good, unexpected surprise.

The formula was great... very easy to apply, and it went on evenly. I probably could've gotten away with 2 coats, but I went for 3 because I love a good, solid coating o' polish on my nails. I also wanted to make sure the finish would end up how I thought it would... and it totally did! So, yaaaaaaay for the little things, right? :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Butter London Bossy Boots

Bossy Boots Butter London

Butter London Bossy Boots

Bossy Boots Butter London

Butter London Bossy Boots

Butter London Bossy Boots

Bossy Boots Butter London

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Butter London Bossy Boots
1 Coat Borghese Top Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Today's nails are totally brought to you by my sister's stash. Bossy Boots was part of the 2012 Spring/Summer Butter London collection. Yep. A whole YEAR before mint was a thing... :)

I know last year's color of the year was Emerald Green, but it might as well have been Mint Green. Everywhere you looked... there was mint, totally soaking up its moment in the sun. Spring and Summer 2013 were FULL of it, and honestly, the forecast doesn't look too different this year. Pastels are always big in Spring, a breath of fresh air after all those vampy shades and neverending snowfalls.

SO. I borrowed this shade a very loooong time ago, and up until a week or two ago, it sat on my desk at work. For a full two seasons, we had a staring contest. Short story, I blinked, and Bossy Boots won. Sunshine and degrees above 50 will do that to a girl. :)

Bossy Boots is a celery green creme polish, and it reminds me of a GAP bookbag purse I had in high school. That was also celery green, and believe it or not, I had socks that matched it perfectly. (Don't even get me started how I totally used to wear birks with socks like it was going to catch on or something. ahem, FETCH*.) Celery Green is a pretty color, and I really like this shade on me. It's a leafy yellow-leaning pastel green that reminds me of the pastel green... (Tantrum, I think?) in the original Hard Candy polishes from the 90s that I could never find. You know, the ones with the cute gummy rings? Anyway... nothing says Spring like a little pastel nostalgia. Pastalgia**, anyone?

What do you think of Bossy Boots?


* FETCH = not going to happen. like.ever.  
** see FETCH.
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