For a year, this OPI Texas polish has been languishing in the train case that houses my untried OPIs. Why try this now?
Last week, I was replying to a message on Facebook and scrolling down my timeline (no ... really, FUCK YOU, NEW TIMELINE), when I saw a journo classmate's pictures of a one-year wedding anniversary "photoshoot" wherein her photographer friend followed her and her husband around for an afternoon. My friend and her mister are crazy photogenic. Anyway, all I got out of the pictures was that my friend was wearing a really beautiful deep pink, berry, sort of magenta creme on her fingers and toes, and I WANTED IT. --To be fair, she's also an alabaster goddess, and the kind of color I just described is one that would pull differently on different wearers, so my yellow hands probably would make me look jaundiced.
But I couldn't get the color out of my mind, and I knew that I had to have SOMETHING that would do. Despite its stupid name and the fact that it photographs a hair warmer than it really is (it's so much more pink on my yellowness), this OPI did very well.
Three coats with SV.
I know we as an Internets collectively rolled our eyes at OPI's announcement of their
Do You Think I'm Tex-y? was one of the four jellies in OPI's Spring 2011 Texas collection. It never ceases to amaze me that I wound up with five OPI Texas polishes, despite being crazy underwhelmed by the collection! Anyway, I'm not sure if this one made it to the core OPI line, but it shouldn't be HTF online or at beauty supplies that stock OPI.
Also, this is happening, and worth mentioning:
I'm going on a short hiatus near the end of the month, because
TL;DR version = I'm moving!
--Not the blog, but me. And my Helmer. (Gulp.)
Please wish me luck! I'm going to need it. @__@
I'll be posting a mini blog sale on Monday. For the most part, you'll be seeing some familiar polishes that didn't work for me for whatever reason. I hope you'll be able to give those pretties the love that I just could not!
I've been in a not-so-great place for the past two years, emotionally and a little bit geographically. I know I've been very lucky and I shouldn't complain, but the fact is I've been unhappy, lonely and frustrated with myself and my surroundings. I'm stuck between the weird yet increasingly common position of deciding whether I want to go back to school and how to professionally reinvent myself. Other things have also affected me, and you guys, I can't even count the ways in which I've let myself go.
So with the help of a couple of really good friends, I'm making a necessary change. I'm probably making things more difficult for myself, but I'm moving back to familiar territory, to a section of town where I've never lived before. And the best part is that I'm sharing an apartment with another nail blogger, my bud Tara of Tara Loves Colors. (As Madeline put it, I'm going to OD on fun.) T and I looked at a few apartments in July and we found one that we're very happy with in terms of location, pricing, amenities and rental company policies.
Our move-in date is September 7, days away from my 26th birthday. As a child, I thought I would be more sophisticated and accomplished at 26, which might explain my debilitating childhood habit of comparing myself and my accomplishments (or lack thereof) to others'. I still do it (case in point: at 26, my mother was practicing medicine. I write a blog about nail polish.), but I'm learning the extremely hard and slow way that each person accomplishes things in one's own time. I honestly believe this move will be the catalyst for getting me out of my former mindset and into a happier, healthier place.
I've always said that real life comes first, and if I'm not around as much in the next couple of weeks, this is why. I have a couple of posts scheduled to go, but please pardon me if I'm slower than usual in responding to comments and e-mails. I think things will settle down after I move, and blogging will help me establish a routine I can live with.
Anyway, if you actually read all the way down to the end of this post, thank you! I hope you have a good weekend, and I'll see you back on Monday.