This weekend I went to the Cinespia screening of Empire Records, so obvs I had to do ’90s-themed nails! I wanted to do something with daisies to mimic the daisy print that was everywhere in the early 90s, and I think my final result was actually pretty great!
I really wanted to use the fabulous indigo holo from my recent ILNP order, Indie Go. Previously I’ve only used ILNP’s glitters (which she doesn’t make anymore, sob) so this was my first time trying out a holo, and it was, as expected, fabulous. Indie Go was almost opaque in one coat, and the formula flowed easily onto the nail. It’s still sparkly under indoor lighting but of course comes alive in a holo blaze of glory when you’re in direct sunlight. It’s not a super linear holo, but very pretty nonetheless! It was really hard for me to capture the holo though, for some reason.
After two coats of Indie Go had dried, I used a teeny tiny brush from my Winstonia set dipped in Snow Me White to paint little stripes in flower shapes scattered around my nails. I finished the daisies by putting a yellow center on each flower with a dotting tool. I actually love how these came out! I was afraid they were going to look cheesy or messy but this actually turned out super cute and fun! Not bad for my first time trying floral nails, eh?
I’ve talked before about the cemetery screenings, which is my favorite LA summer event, and this time I saw Empire Records. Admittedly, it’s not a great movie, but it is a fun one, and a nostalgic one if you grew up seeing it on TV a lot in the late ’90s like I did. We were a little disappointed at first because usually they have an actor, writer, or director from the movie they’re about to show talk a little before the movie starts, and they didn’t this time. HOW-EV-ER, after the movie, who showed up but the director, DP, Ethan Embry (Mark), Johnny Whitworth (AJ), Coyote Shivers (Berko), James Willis (Eddie), and Brendan Saxton (Warren)?
Apparently the director got kicked off the set of the movie and it never officially got a premiere, so the cast and director were all super excited to be at the screening to see all the fans. They tried to do a Q&A but there wasn’t a mic for the audience, but a few people did run up and ask a question, including one girl who asked what everyone’s favorite song from the movie was. Everyone said the Gin Blossoms song (obvs) except for AJ, whose fav was the Romeo & Juliet Dire Straits song. (AJ, by the way, is still super hot – maybe even hotter than he was in the movie.) The absolute best, though, is that someone asked that Berko sing “Sugar High,” which he didn’t seem to want to do but then the DJ started playing it, and he sang the whole song!
Everyone was dancing and singing along and it was just the best, man. I complain about LA a lot, but there are a lot of cool events that happen in this city that you can’t find anywhere else, and that’s what I love about the Cinespia screenings. If you’re ever in LA for the summer, definitely try to go to a screening, you never know who’ll show up! :)
Thanks for reading! See ya next time – A x