I haven't watched the Oscars in some time and I was going to skip it again this year (I just got "Game of Thrones" Season 2 on DVD -- priorities! I'm also not as drawn to award shows as I was, and oh geez, Seth MacFarlane), except ... my friend's brother won a little contest and was selected to be one of the six student presenters at the show. UM, YES. WATCHING FER SHUR.
I would have had an Oscar party to get my brag on like the terrible person I am, but as I don't have any friends near temporary RachQ, the best I can manage for tonight will be to stick some drinks in the fridge and show you my nails. SO.
For your consideration: Ulta Red Carpet Red, a super boss candy apple red jelly that was gifted to me by Janice. It's more blue-toned IRL than it looks here. Shown are three coats and SV.
I love it sofa king hard. Look how squishy! Ugh. Janice, THANK YOU.
This is a mini bottle, so I'm guessing it was part of a set and I have no idea when it came out. I am just happy to have it because it's gorgeous and will be used to the last drop. Formula and application were perfect, dry time was FAST, and wear has been great. Edit: This is from the Salon Formula line, which often goes on sale (2 for $6, that kind of thing) and you can find it with all the eyeshadow and powders and stuff. It's $6 in-store and online.
All in all, a pretty classic red nail look. But lest it be too plain for an Oscar glitz fest, I tarted it up with three coats of Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd (last seen here):
One coat of Gelous was necessary before top coat.
(Sorry 'bout them cutes. DAMN, they look rough.)
I'm sloooooowly getting used to working with indie glitters (no matter what Lynn says, her stuff is about as indie as it gets) and dabbing little bits of glitter onto my nails. I have to say that I'm also pretty patient when it comes to these things, so it's not a huge deal if I have to work at it. I did have to do a little fishing, especially when I discovered The Glittering Crowd contained star glitter. I thought I was going to hate star glitter. I'm ... okay with it.
Part of me felt a little guilty about blogging this Lynnderella because it was super limited edition, has been discontinued, and is now VVVHTF -- at least, it is if you don't stumble upon a blog sale or something. BUT, it took me forever to get it after I decided I wanted it, so there's no way I WON'T be using the bejeezus out of it.
All right. What do you think? Good combination? Oscar-appropriate? Are you doing anything fun tonight? Who was your favorite Oscar host (or winner)? Or do you hate award shows as much as BEST ACTOR NOMINEE Joaquin Phoenix -- are they carrots you don't want any part of? (What a quote. What a gem.)
I will say that I'm glad they nixed the trophy girls this year and that I hope future producers continue to include student presenters in the ceremony. It's a significant (and positive) gesture, no matter what industry you're in. I can't wait to see my friend's brother on TV, LOL FOREVERRRRRRR.