I want to thank everyone who left sweet messages of encouragement and commiseration of having gone through a similar situation of being sick, having bronchitis, or being on similar medicines. It's hard to not feel like I am just being a whiny complainer but to hear such sincere stories about people feeling the same way makes me feel like I'm just human. Truthfully, I've been feeling like some weak excuse for a person lately. :P
Also, thank you so much for being supportive and not angry with me for having been inconsistent with the blogging and responding to e-mails. I've all but given up on formspring (seeing nearly 100 unanswered questions is giving me anxiety) but I'm sure I will get my second wind of answering gusto soon. :D
For now, I'll post something that doesn't need to much explaining... Nails!
Revlon Plum Baby is a pretty pinky-purple cream that has a bit of a retro feel to it but I wasn't feeling it as soon as I put it on. I don't know, I just need my polish to FEEL right and it didn't feel right! Pretty color though. Maybe too pretty. Heh.
Your Royal Shyness is one of my favorite polishes for its pale pink color. I almost wish it didn't have the pearly sheen though. Still on the hunt for the perfect opaque pale pink.
Secret Peri-wink-le is a gorgeous blue cream that my mother-in-law got me as part of my birthday present. Isn't it an amazing color? I thought it would look funny on my skintone but I ended up really loving it so much.
I decided to do a gradient with the blue as a base with NYX Lime Sparkle and Las Vegas for the gradient. This incredible glitter, a present from wonderful Eki, is my favorite new glitter polish for the different sizes of glitters. It's soooo beautiful in person, and this mani reminded me of jellyfish swimming in kelp in the ocean.
I also loved Secret Peri-wink-le so much I used it for a mani on one of my bffs Hannah. (She's the talented friend who is amazingly crafty, gifted, brilliant, and really good at hair. I'm trying to encourage her to create a blog. Shh! Don't tell!) This has China Glaze For Audrey at the tips with leopard Konad using China Glaze OMG and a silver glitter stripe.
This polish was a special gift from the hilarious The Asian Girl from the Gettin' Nailed polish blog. She hasn't updated in FOREVER and she needs to because hers was one of my favorite polish blogs! (Yes, this is me personally pressuring you back into posting. Also HUGE THANK YOU for the polish pressies! :D <3) She heard I was totally crushin' on Chanel Jade and told me this was the best dupe for it. It's Charlotte Russe's house brand in the color Jade. It was kind of a butt to apply since it was so sheer, but it does seem to be the right intensity of Jade and even has the little shimmers.
I tried to capture the shimmer in photos but failed mostly. It looks messy this close. My fault for yucky application. Also, I hate flash but the shimmers were being really fussy and disappearing in my natural light photos.
Gotta save the best for last, right? This polish is one of those amazing duo-chromes that change color depending on the light and angle you see it at. It goes from a deep purple to an amazing green. Again, it's impossible to truly capture how vibrant and cool this is in real life. It looks so dull on camera! But trust me, it's cool. I feel like I remember an old Hard Candy polish from junior high resembling this...
A close-up shoes the "essence" of the duochrome a bit better.
And, because I'm me, I used L8R G8R, a lime green holographic polish from Chine Glaze to konad leopard print over it too. And again, near impossible to capture on camera but I tried!
So that's it for my barrage of nail pics. Sorry I didn't list the konad plate names. I blame the illness. Being sick makes me unable to look up plate numbers. ;P Bahaha. The next nail pic spam shouldn't be as long since I actually went like, a whole week without painting my nails while I was sick. Pretty unheard of. Also, for some reason I wanted really boring medium pinks when I finally did paint them? Obviously, the sickness affected my brain in more ways than one. Hopefully this will be remedied soon.
Omg, it's so late. I think I'm going to pass out since I stayed up so late watching the Olympics. It royally pooped me out. I'm banking on waking up tomorrow with even more strength, health, and happiness. ^_^
PS. Did anyone else cry at Kim Yuna's gold metal, record-breaking performance? I am so not good with watching people cry, and I love ice skating so much. SO proud of my parent country and Yuna! It was absolutely brilliant. <3