I just figured out what marriage is for.
You know how there are times when you are taking a bath, shaving and exfoliating and whatnot, then you lay in there for about an hour falling asleep and watching YouTube videos?
Well, sometimes you wake up and forget where you left off, so you just get out and end up going to bed with soap still on your back. Only to discover it the next morning with zero minutes extra time to spare to do anything substantial about it.
Needless to say, I got my very first sponge bath. Hubby kind of gave me a tiny stink eye when I said I needed a washcloth. And that he needed to get it really hot and rub it all over my back. And that he needed to do it while I was still sitting in bed because it’s cold out there. I’m not sure he enjoyed any bit of any of it, but because we are married, that’s the answer to everything that I don’t want to take care of myself.
Like bug killing. Lawn mowing. Making me a sandwich. Doesn’t he know this by now?
While he contemplates, let me tell you about nail polish! I received more fall polishes from Octopus Party Nail Lacquer, Fall 2016 Part 2 to be exact. There are four holo beauties made exclusively for Ella Ann Cosmetics, and will go on presale September 24. Let’s look!
First is called Prey For Me:
Welp, I’m dead. Dead and hungry for some chocolate. Do you see that luscious brown? Another of my favorite fall colors. Actually, it’s one of my favorite colors ever. I’m sure there’s a color-code personality test out there having a field day with that.
Under the lamps:
Do you see that holo? Do you see how pale I am? Ugh.
Perfect two coat coverage. Smooth application. Looks delicious. I can’t think of any reason why you haven’t bought this polish. Except for the fact it’s not available yet. But that point is moot.
Yep, you’re sucked in now. I’ve officially won the day. I’m gonna go ahead and get back in pajamas now.
Now here’s Hocus Focus:
Is it blue? Is it purple? It’s both. This one has a mostly blue base but that flash of purple can be seen at all angles. Lots of pretty holo. For real, you guys. You’ll love this one. Even if brown is your favorite color.
Again, two coats of perfection. A real pleasure to apply. And that’s not just me being dorky. (Okay, maybe a little.)
You can see the purple flash in this macro really good:
She’s lovely! Also, I’m mesmerized by my own cuticles. I can’t draw a stick in a straight line, but I dare you to tell me that cuticle line isn’t on point. Not meaning to toot my own horn, but give me something here. I got hit in the face with a basketball in sixth grade, so I’ve sat down the rest of my life since. I need to claim my special skills somewhere. OCD helps.
Next up is the steely gray beauty, Suffocation:
There’s a slight hint of purple in this one too. It goes on a bit purple-y taupe-y mauve-y gray-y, which is probably the most amazing display of color description you’ve ever seen. Well, I am a professional, so …
Just put a -y on the end of everything. Nobody argues with that kind of logic. Try it. After you finish with the -ying of all the words, you’ve confused everyone anyway. They’ll just agree to get you to move on. It’s pretty-y with a bit of ugly-y, homely-y beautiful-y. Yep, no one knows what it truly is now.
SHUT UP, BRAIN.
Here’s some holo:
Looks mostly gray under the lights. Or silver-y.
There’s that bit of purple! She likes to hide, but she’s in there I promise. And not that I need to mention it again (but I will in case you’ve skipped the entire beginning of this post for some [stupid] reason), but this is two dreamy coats. And I love her. I love her so much.
Last but not least is Butch Gardens:
If that brown one wasn’t in this collection, this teal green would be my favorite. It’s just such a pretty color. I thought it looked really nice on the nail, kinda classy despite not being a “traditional” office-y (!) shade.
But honestly, are there office-y shades anymore anyway? Nail polish just isn’t nude and pink like they used to be. And thank goodness too. I do not look classy in nudes. I look like girl needs a dang vitamin. Some electrolytes. Somethin’.
I love the holo on this color:
You better be setting an alarm right about now. Because if you miss this pre-sale, you will be the saddest most disappointed person in the whole world. And that’s probably not even an exaggeration because everyone knows there is UTTER HAPPINESS found in these teeny tiny jars.
Well, nail girls know.
Ugh. Do you see?! My heart is full.
The round up:
Goodness, those are pretty! Each one of these polishes applied fully in two coats. And then I had to physically tear myself away from them because I could’ve sat there all day adding another layer, another layer, another layer .. I was almost in full-fledged crazy mode, but I (somehow) managed to reign it in.
Be sure to stop by Ella Ann Cosmetics this Saturday, September 24 to place your pre-order. If you find yourself with an effed up priority list and can’t make it Saturday for some reason, the pre-sale will be open until October 1. Then you can sit back, relax, and wait for your pretties.