I’ve been so happy because it’s been lovely and cloudy and chilly and RAINY the past few days! An extra benefit of rain in LA is that everyone stays home/off the roads so the city is way less crowded than usual, making this a very successful weekend for getting my errands done and easily grabbing a seat at my favorite lunch spot.
But I did spend a fair amount of time straight loafin’ on my couch, catching up on Hannibal and sipping hot tea while it poured outside. I’ve also been brainstorming a theme for March, since that’s a pattern I’ve gotten into and I really like it, because sometimes I get nervous that I won’t have anything interesting to post on here if I don’t have some kind of prompt, even if it’s pretty vague. I was uploading a few photos from the blog to Pinterest the other day and went back through my older manicures on there. I used to just post photos I took of my nails when I was sitting in traffic on the way to work or on my lunch break – if you want a giggle, there are some truly terrible photos in my “My Manicures” board from when I had a shitty old phone – and I kept saying to myself “Aw, I forgot I had that polish!” or “Whoa, it’s been forever since I wore that.” So my “theme” for this month is old favorites – basically me rummaging through my stash and pulling out some polishes I truly love but haven’t worn lately (or, you know, in like a year). So…get ready for some bright-ass colors, y’all.
My first March mani is one of my all-time favs, China Glaze’s Surfin’ For Boys. It’s from the 2012 summer neon collection – of which I own almost every single polish, because that collection was amazeballs – and normally corals aren’t my bag but DUDE this gorgeous color caught my attention from the first moment I saw it. It’s eye-searing coral with subtle pink shimmer, a great formula, and just looks good all year round, especially on your toesies in the summer!
I didn’t want to add a bunch of other polishes in the manicure because I wanted to soak in this faboosh color, but I thought some studs might be cool. I recently got a bunch of circular studs from Born Pretty Store, so I wanted to play around with those. I’ve only ever had square studs, and I actually had a bunch of really cool ideas for designs but…then I got lazy so I just did this:
I think it looks nice, though. Ugh I just love Surfin’ For Boys. I always get so many compliments when I wear this, because it’s something crazy lacquerheads and more conservative polish-wearers alike can get into. I’ve also given this polish away to so many people as presents, it’s seriously such a huge hit with everyone.
I’m so into this manicure – maybe it’s the circular studs, maybe it’s my new shorter nails, maybe it’s just the color, but I really love this. I’m kind of excited to dig out all these old favorite polishes this month. I feel like a lot of what I’ve put on this blog so far isn’t my normal thing – which is great, because I started this blog to get out of my comfort zone/laziness – but I’m ready to get back to some classic “me” polishes. I hope you enjoy seeing these, too! See you next time – A x
P.S. This is already kind of a long post, but I just quickly wanted to say that I reached ten followers! I really and truly appreciate every one of you for keeping up with my silly little blog, thank you so much!