As always, please forgive the cut on my finger. It looks way less disgusting now, since now it just looks like dry skin. But I'll take it.
Two coats with SV.
To my eye, Spring Moss is a smoky, dusty pine green that leans slightly more green than blue. But the blue tones are super heavy in this one, and I like it. I keep thinking I don't have anything like this color, although I could be super wrong. I dunno. It's just so lush. How could I not?
Nothing unusual about the formula and application here. Normally I go with three coats, but this looked really fantastic at two, so I stopped. I have to say, I am loving how consistent Sally Hansen's CSM cremes have been lately! I only kept this polish on for three days, and it held on pretty well. I had minimal tip wear but JFC, this got the dreaded Seche scuffs well within the first day. (My bottle of Seche is dying, which most likely has a lot to do with this.)
I guess the only bad thing about Spring Moss is that it was LE for last fall's Sally Hansen NYFW Runway collection, thus making it sorta hard to find at this point in the game (though I wouldn't rule out TJ Maxx or Marshalls entirely). Much like Candied Apple (blogged HERE), Spring Moss doesn't seem to be a designer collab shade, which my other two SH CSM Fall 2015 picks are. --And yes, I will post them eventually. :)
K, that's all I have nail-wise for today. I was hoping to get pics of last week's nails and then some pics for next week, but stuff kept popping up and there was never a good time. Here's hoping I can get that done this weekend!
I would write more about what I've been up to lately, but having an Instagram account has dissipated that urge significantly. Things have been relatively boring, and you can always have a look at my posts (link in sidebar!), BUT if I had to pick highlights:
- My sister and I attended a Lauryn Hill concert last week. She was incredible, her band was on point, and we loved the arrangements on just about every song. NGL, we didn't know what to expect in terms of there being an actual performance because uh, she has A History, plus there was the stunt she'd pulled in Atlanta the weekend before ... so we were a little nervous. Luckily, everything was great. The place was PACKED. We even made a friend in line. Worth it.
- I got to watch "Keanu" with a couple of friends from my old job. Highly recommend if you love kittens and Key & Peele. The way Jordan Peele's character is so OTT about the kitten = 100% me being OTT about SMA, which made it funnier because I am still not about cats.
- Last weekend was Richmond Brunch Weekend benefiting the VCU Massey Cancer Center, so I couldn't not go. I made a reservation at Max's (Belgian-inspired and owned by Tarrant's peeps, I think), and B and I lucked out and got a really nice table on their second-floor patio/open window set-up, right by the window. It was kind of busy because of brunch weekend and also because many new college graduates were out with their families, but we didn't have any issues with the service -- our server was great. Our brunch dishes and our dessert were really good, so I can only imagine how good the actual lunch & dinner items are! They also have valet parking, which is SO NICE if parking downtown is not for you -- if we hadn't found a space around the corner, B probably would have taken advantage of it. I think the only real con is that Max's is not somewhere you want to go if you're on a budget. There are so many other joints where you can get more for your buck (and ngl, I think you're paying in part for the ambiance), so if you're looking to treat yourself or if someone else is looking to treat you, then by all means ... eat up! I would love to go back for dinner, but that might not be for a while. It's just nice to know that this place exists. :)
- My ex-roommate graduated from her nursing program! She still has to take the NCLEX and all that good stuff, but this is a HUGE accomplishment and as I wrote in her card, she's gonna be as kickass a nurse as Claire Temple. ;) Whatever unit she'll work in will be stupid lucky to have her. So proud of you, T! (I also finally got to meet her parents, who are SO wonderful and just ... ugh, can they adopt me???)
- Not really job news, but I contacted an organization about a volunteer opportunity that could be a potentially awesome fit. I haven't heard back from them yet but I hope I do! It is so wrenching to repeatedly put yourself out there, whether you're job hunting or volunteering or dating ... so I would like to think something will come out of it. Please cross your fingers for me!
- Not a highlight as it hasn't happened yet and therefore is more of a consideration: I'm heading to D.C. for a day? a couple of days? next week, so if any of you guys are local readers, I would love suggestions on things to do, where to eat, etc. because I only ever visit my friends or go to the 9:30 Club when I'm there. So far my list looks like (1) the MLK Memorial, (2) the National Gallery of Art, (3) the Renwick Gallery, (4) Kramer's (duh!), (5) Eastern Market, and something else I'm forgetting right now so it must not be important. I don't want to spend a butt ton of money but I also don't want to have a crap time, you know? So if you can share any favorite fun places that aren't outrageously spendy, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
And thanks for reading! I can't believe May is almost over. 2016 needs to slow its damn roll. >__<