(R): My second zucchini coconut bread. Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/zucchini-coconut-bread/
Sad-looking shih tzu
I haven't worn purple in a while, so after polling my Twitter friends, I went with this one; unbeknownst to me, elbee also had this polish on for Thanksgiving! Dior polishes are probably my favorite high-end ones. I love them. I love purple. So when I first heard of the Les Violets Hypnotiques collection, I knew I NEEDED this one like the burning.
I also think of this Shadow. Don't hate. DON'T YOU DARE.
As far as seven-year-old Rach was concerned, if you were a kid or a parent of a kid in the '90s and you didn't get violently upset at least once during this movie, you had no heart. I mean, between this and "The Brave Little Toaster" ... GOOD GOD. I caught the end of "Toy Story 3" on the Disney Channel last Saturday and cried a little, much to BF's amusement, because how do you not?!?!
If Dior Shadow makes me cry, it's because it's the bomb.com. The shimmer on this one isn't as WHAM POW in most lights as I was led to believe, but we all know how I feel about cremes.
Two days of wear, three coats with SV.
Y'all, I'm so sorry about my cuticles. My skin has gotten drier as it's gotten colder, and no amount of moisturizer will do anything right now. Maybe in another week, they'll be back to normal.
Depending on the light you're in, Shadow will look either like a smoky purple creme (think a blend of OPI Siberian Nights and Essie Smokin' Hot) or a reddish violet. As I said, the shimmer isn't the most apparent one -- admittedly, Dior is pretty excellent at making polishes with "secret shimmer" -- but DOES glow a little bit in artificial light and does come out to play in the sun, so yay. If you decide to keep this on for a few days, make sure you refresh your top coat, because I felt like this dulled after two days. (Also, I was slaving in the kitchen yesterday ... so that could have had something to do with it.)
If the edges of my nails look jankity, it's because I hate the Dior broom brush. This one wasn't cut perfectly, and polishing fails are easier to see with darker colors, no matter how neatly you try to clean them up. At least the formula and dry time with SV were nothing short of perfection.
Shadow was the crown jewel of this fall's limited edition Les Violets Hypnotiques collection. Although this is probably long gone from your Dior counter, you can snag it (and Orchid and Poison) on the Dior site for $23 USD. I actually bought this bottle online from Dior when conducting a mini-haul in September with Tara.
Tell me about your Thanksgiving! Did you make anything yummy? What polish(es) did you wear? Did you brave Black Friday shopping? Did my "Homeward Bound" reference just blast you to the past a little? Or we can talk about Dior ... have you tried any? What's your favorite high end brand? Did you spring for any of the Violets polishes?
I'm out to try my luck at Target and Best Buy for DVDs, and then I'm going to see "Lincoln" with my sister and my dad. SO EXCITED, but so angry that almost no one I know had any Lee Pace sightings when "Lincoln" was shooting in Richmond last year. Boooooooooo. Speaking of "Lincoln," I'm going to cackle when I see Sally Field. I always do. She'll always be Sassy the Himalayan cat to me.