Happy Sunday, everyone! C and I just returned home from an awesome little vacation at the coast with my parents. It was warm and sunny and we all had lots of fun. If you follow on instagram, you might have seen a few of my favorite photos throughout the past four days, from 11am scotch whiskey (never again) to my excellent choice to sport holos all weekend. It's GREAT to be home again, though, nothing beats your own bed. Los gatos are happy we're home again, too (in fact, my little blogging pal Sal is in her rightful and usual spot on my lap as I type this).
Orly Androgynie made its way into my stash a few months ago during a buy one get one Ulta sale. I had to have Rage and I decided it might be fun to branch out on my love of dark, shiny, opaque black cremes and work in some blacks with a little more interest.
Androgynie is a black jelly laden with gold and silver microglitters and medium sized blue, teal, gold, orange, and red-orange hexes. Reports of this one not looking the same on the nail as it does in the bottle rang sort of true for me. Because it's got the sheer-leaning jelly base, I used three coats, and these coats all but buried the colorful hexes. The gold microglitter, however, is plenty pronounced and even flashes a little holo here and there. It's kind of a gothically elegant polish.
Also, I totally miss the old bottle design... le sigh.
You can kind of see a hex on the base of my index finger and one on my ring in an above picture, if you look hard enough. It's not that they don't come out (though you do need to give the bottle a really good shake because everything settles to the bottom). The remedy to the buried hex problem, per Polish Insomniac, is to use a creme base underneath, but then you lose the cool depth of the layers of microglitter. I may give that a go and do an Androgynie 2.0 post. In the meantime, I'm not unhappy with this at all. The formula is great and it is fun to wear a flashier black polish.
So here are a few more pictures of my vacay, lol. C photobombed my selfie on the promenade of one of the towns we visited (that's my mom in the corner).
I love seeing animals just sitting around. It always reminds me of my Sal. These seagulls are sitting around like Sal.
We made an impromtu stop at a charming little cheese factory, complete with petting zoo and photo op cutouts. My husband is just so darned cute ♥♥ Here's a tip-- if you're in the Tillamook, OR area and want to go to the Tillamook cheese factory, go to Blue Heron instead. It's a lot more fun and it's got everything the Tillamook factory has (including Tillamook cheese, curds, and ice cream parlour), but with more character and a LOT less corporate influence (and a delectable selection of Brie).
And that's it! Thank you for reading and have a beautiful day. ♥♥♥