Maybe it's all the glittery guest posts from my friends while I was gone, the fact that this is the only Lynnderella I will ever own (thank you to my Lynnderella fairy!), or the fact that I was batting around ideas for a TOTALLY RIDICULOUS AND SPARKLY mani for my ex-roommate's drag brunch bachelorette party a couple weekends ago. My nails ended up going nekkid because I was too tired to do them, but this was my front-runner.
Yep ... drag brunch.
I have no brunch pictures because I wasn't feeling well that day and my phone battery was dying, but believe me when I say it was fabulous and I'm ashamed of staying away for yeeeeears. I was so out of it that I was pissed when I realized I only had two $1 bills to give the queens, because I needed another $1 for the toll home (and I never carry cash any more). So don't make my mistake -- JUST MAKE IT RAIN.
Here's my sure shot of Essie Sure Shot, which was the only polish I bought from the Essie 2012 Resort collection. (I did end up getting She's Picture Perfect and No More Film in a swap last week.) It's all kinds of glowy awesomeness. The formula was smooth and it applied well.
I thought Sure Shot would make an interesting base for The Glittering Crowd, rather than the usual (but still gorgeous) silver, black, blue or green. What do you think?
As most of you know by now, The Glittering Crowd contains over 100 types of glitter in different shapes and colors. Lynn's description names the shapes as hex, square and bar glitters, while the colors range from "royal blue, chartreuse, red, violet, holographic silver and gold, orange, lime, emerald, teal, cyan, gold, pink, aqua, fuchsia ..." I'm not a glitter magpie, so I'm not overly familiar with the difficulties of spreading glitters around, but this wasn't too much trouble. This dried pretty quickly. A good top coat or top coat combo is a must, however, if you don't want to feel the glitter grit on the nail!
The Glittering Crowd was available originally on Lynn's blog, which seems to be shut down, and all Lynnderellas moved to Llarowe for sale. As far as I know, Llarowe is not taking any Lynnderella orders at this time because previous orders are being filled, but you can sign up to receive an e-mail alert when the site is accepting new wishlists. I'm out of the indie glitter loop (I like cremes ... what) and it all sounds a bit confusing, which makes me extra grateful that my Lynnderella fairy added this polish to her list for me! I have a few other Lynnderella lemmings, but this one was my biggest one by far, and I'm so happy to have it that I'm not going to be upset if others never make their way to me.
I'd like to try layering The Glittering Crowd over an orange like China Glaze Riveting next, or a teal/turquoise like Zoya Zuza for summer. Any other ideas? Tell meeeeeeeeee. Have you ever been to a drag brunch? (You should try to go at least once a year.) Also, I ended up giving a buck to a queen who was werking to "Macarthur Park" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe," and my other dollar to another queen who did Dolly's "9 to 5" and later Reba McEntire's "Fancy." My only real regret is not having more dollar bills for the other ladies! Seriously, I feel so bad about that.
I'm still having quite a time believing my ex-roommate has been married for almost two days. We've been friends for seven years, lived together for two and were really, really close until I moved away to start a new job and she started dating her now-husband (obviously he lasted longer than my job did). I did not meet him until the wedding. I'm not exactly surprised that she got married before me (everyone does, plus I'm in no rush). I guess I just thought it would be one of those things that would happen later.
My friends and I are at an age where everyone's growing up and moving on, and our priorities are changing. No one's of the mind to come over to sit around and drink, eat drunk food and watch "Bad Boys" at 1 a.m. any more, you know? While I wish them every success, I can't help feeling like I'm being left behind. I should note that said feeling doesn't bother me nearly as much as the fact that I have to find a new pop culture soulmate ... and those, like Lynnderellas, are extremely HTF these days.