Monday, March 31, 2014

Essie Bikini So Teeny

I'm forcing myself off the pink track to show you a polish I've been wanting to wear for a very long time. I bought it in...must have been January or February, and had to force myself to wait for spring. Because really, you can't get more spring than a soft blue. 

However, there is some disappointment attached to this polish. First, it would NOT photograph properly. The color you see in the pictures is accurate in sunlight, but it's not the true color of the polish. Bikini So Teeny is a beautiful periwinkle blue, but in the sun it's more bright sky blue. I really wanted to show you the periwinkle, but it just freaked my camera out too much. But rest assured, it's beautiful. There is also some gorgeous multi-colored hidden shimmer that is visible in the bottle, but takes a back seat on the nail, and adds dimension.

Secondly, the smell is...weird. It's really acrid and...farty-smelling, I guess? I don't know. I'm pretty used to nail polish fumes at this point, but I got a mean headache before I was done painting. 

Lastly, formula was a bit finicky. It took four coats for everything to even out nicely, but on the upside, it dried very fast. 

I did notice that the color does go well with my new phone cover:

I never expected to own an iPhone, but here it is, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. The case is from Pelham Cases on Etsy. They're based in Santiago, Chile, but the wait for this case was so, so worth it. It's drop-dead adorable. I kind of love kitties.

In other news, my boyfriend and I have decided to foster a dog. The doggy daycare he used to work at housed a sweet, very shy Shiba Inu/cattle dog mix named Ripley. Her owner paid to keep her there permanently, but about a week ago we received the news that she would probably be euthanized at the end of the month. This is atrocious in and of itself, but we were especially devastated because she and my boyfriend have such a close bond. We scrabbled around trying to find a no-kill rescue that would take her and Grace Rescue volunteered. So we will foster her and take her to adoption events on the weekends. If you live in the Southern California area and are looking to adopt a sweet and quiet little girl, come check Ripley out!

Her info should be up on the site soon!

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