"Happy Endings" returns tonight for its third season at 9/8c on ABC. I mean, how can you love cheesesteaks as much as I do and NOT love a show with a food truck called Steak Me Home Tonight?
Other reasons to love "Happy Endings":
- the entire cast is awesome. I could not with Elisha Cuthbert on "24," but I LOVE her on this show. Also, this is the best thing to happen to Casey Wilson after her unceremonious dismissal from "SNL"
- I wish I had my own Brad
- seriously awesome guest stars
- random awesome: actor Zachary Knighton attended my alma mater. Now I do not know if he graduated, but still. I'll take it
- it's EXTREMELY quotable (very important for any show purporting to be a sitcom)
- the female characters wear nice polish colors (Jane's are the most interesting)
The show garners the most comparisons to "Friends" (six white people doing "wacky" stuff; Brad is a wild card LOL) but that comparison does nothing for me because I am a ~special flower~ and didn't like "Friends" even back in the '90s when it was a thing (sure I watched it, but I didn't LIKE it). Don't judge me for linking to Vulture, but you NEED to see this chart (judge me when I start linking to Slate). I'm pretty sure none of those other shows are on any more, so now you have an idea which show had lasting power. ;) It had some awkward growing pains in the first season, but it was nothing as awkward as "Parks and Recreation" (which is currently in its prime, thank you).
The gang is often seen at brunch, and if you run a search for .gifs on Tumblr, you can see the mimosas. I love mimosas, but unfortunately the following is not true for me after I've had one too many:
No, when I got drunk I was really into drunk texting and dialing and cleaning kitchens. Now I tend to eat drunk McDonald's, and it's more "buzzed McDonald's" because it's kind of hard to get drunk when you have a drive home ahead of you, whether it's 20 minutes or two hours away.
Bottom line: Is Chanel Mimosa as AH-MAH-ZING as Penny and Alex's drunk powers?
Four coats with Cult Nails Wicked Fast.
At first I thought Mimosa would be a little darker than lemon yellow, but that's only in artificial light. The sun turns it into a classic bright, sparkling mimosa color and you can see the shimmer, which is typical Chanel and therefore very fine and not so visible. It's PERFECT.
Formula- and application-wise, it's a bit of work ... but LBR, isn't every yellow? I didn't think it was THAT bad. Three coats will get it nice and opaque, though I had a few bald spots because I was applying quite hastily, hence four coats. My bottle of Poshe is dying a ded so I had to use Wicked Fast (SV shrinks my Chanels a bit). I only wore Mimosa for one day, so I have no idea how it would have worn with this Chanel -- I'll have to do a wear test and report back to you!
Mimosa was from Summer 2011's Les Fleurs D'été collection and is still available for $26.00 USD on the Chanel site. I remember buying this at my Nordstrom counter last year maybe a month or so after it was released, and I asked some local friends on the MUA nail board if it would be HTF at that point. One girl (hi, Jennie!) said our counter had plenty left -- in our area, a Chanel yellow was not nearly as sought after as Morning Rose and Beige Petale ... but what can you expect from an OPI town? (My friend Lizzard pointed out that it would be nice for us to be an Essie town ... OPI was my first love but Essie is just as worthy of adoration, if not more.) Revlon Top Speed Electric is supposed to be a close dupe, so keep that in mind if you're not into buying polishes for names or buying Chanel.
Mimosa: Great on the nails, or only for Sunday brunch? Did you snag any of the other two Les Fleurs polishes? If you're a fellow "Happy Endings" fan, are you excited for this new season (DRAMAAAAAAA)? Who's your favorite character? I can't wait. I was planning to have taco salad, but I think I might need to go get a cheesesteak for dinner ...
Tomorrow, I'll have yet another TV-related post! It WILL be on time, I swear.