Hi and happy Sunday evening :) I've got a late dinner of butternut squash soup cooking on the stove and C is playing Singstar in the living room. It's been kind of a bittersweet day at Haus LLPT. We found out this morning that my 89 year old aunt in the next state passed from congestive heart failure... not a terrible shock, but she was always one of my favorites, and I'm so sad for my dad. He's the youngest of six and now he's one of three survivors... That is life, though, and it indeed goes on. C and I spent most the day at his parents' house celebrating his dad's birthday with the rest of the immediate family, grandkids and dogs included, and it was a great visit. There's something satisfyingly comfortable about being with your parents on their birthdays. My nails looked kinda cool. ;)
I recently, through my Blogazons group, discovered Vicerimus, a light and lovely blog with gorgeous photos. You've maybe seen it on my Blogazons roundup posts. One of Yulia's most recent manis is a warm and beautiful milk chocolate mani done with a Chanel polish and OPI You Don't Know Jacques! suede. Suede polishes have a totally unique finish and mattifying/satinifying a creme doesn't give the same effect, but I had to give it a shot, anyway. I used OPI You Don't Know Jacques! all the way through, and accented with Essence Soft Touch Special Effect Topper.
You Don't Know Jacques was my favorite mani color back before I really cared about doing manis. I thought the dark taupe creme was so original, chic, and edgy. It's a pretty standard neutral nowadays, but I still think it looks pretty brilliant with dark pink. ;) I haven't used this color in a while, though, and I was surprised at how thin it is. It required a little more application care than most OPIs and I needed three coats to be happy with it. I used one coat of the Essence Soft Touch on my middle and ring fingers.
I felt a little wordy tonight, lol. So thanks for reading :)