Sunday, January 19, 2014

Weekly Sum-Up #63

It's a pretty boring week behind me. I painted my nails a couple of times, pet my furry ones and before I knew it, I'm here on a Sunday evening. Feeling very lazy and hungry. My sister introduced me to the smoked salmon a few days ago and I can't stop thinking about it. And I do not say this lightly... I know there's a lot of you vegetarians and vegans out there. I wish I could say no to meat. And don't tell me I can do it. I tried and I need it. My body needs it. And again, please, don't tell me my body doesn't need it. OK? Let's move on. 

I don't make new year's resolutions, but if I did make one, it would be to widen the specter of the nail polish shades I'm using. Seriously, I have about 1000 nail polish bottles and I only use a couple of them. Those are my favorites, but still. This time I decided to try out my Catrice Shopping Day at Bluemingdales again. A bit too sheer for my taste, but I still only used 2 coats. Wonderful color though.  

I did not like the fact that Essence Miss Universe nail polish needs three coats for full opacity. So, my dear reader Nanethiel advised me to try layering it over a dark blue or black base. And I did. I used Stairway to Heaven from the Essence Re-mix Your Style trend edition. She was right, it does look pretty when layered. But all in all, it still took three coats for this manicure (two of the blue base and one of the Miss Universe). 

Once I hopped on the layering wagon, it all got so interesting. And I layered. All colors and finishes possible. I did make some combos I really liked...but I'm gonna tell you more about them in one of my next posts. Which one is your favorite? 


I realized that How I Met Your Mother is slowly coming to an end and although it became kind of hard to watch it (based on how bad the last two seasons are) I still managed to get through the last few episodes of season 9. Such a shame. What was once my favorite TV show is now... I can't even find the words. Even Neil Patrick Harris can't help this show anymore. Maybe CBS is just helping us to let go... In the words of a very wise man named Sheldon Cooper: ''They have to help the viewers let go. Firefly did a movie to wrap things up. Buffy the Vampire Slayer continued on as a comic book. Heroes gradually lowered the quality season by season till we were grateful it ended.'' And the same goes for HIMYM. 

I can't help myself, I just have to post my favorites from this year's Golden Globes red carpet. My favorite couple: Aaron Paul and his beautiful wife Lauren Parsekian. Perfection of a couple.  

My favorite dress was worn by Cate Blanchett. She looks so poised, doesn't she? Like she's a real life Galadriel. Amazing woman. 

Another Kate. Beckinsale. She's just so pretty and she wears the dress really well. Not a winner, but I like the whole package.

And my favorite preggy: Olivia Wilde as a proof you can have a belly and still look amazing.

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Posts of the week:

Sarah from Chalkboard Nails posted her Top 13 Favorite Nail Art Posts of 2013. Distressed Nail Art tutorial is among them too!

You can see the Cirque Alchemy Collection Review on Fashion Polish. I believe Sam has gotten one of my very favorite nail polish swatchers. Her photos are always impeccable. 

Judith from Spector's Nails posted Gradient Salted Watercolor Nails on her blog last Sunday. I bet the manicure was a big hit, because she also posted a tutorial on her blog. 

Deborah from Love. Varnish, chocolate and more... posted not one, but two gorgeous manicures: first one was Zoya Sunshine and the second one was Illamasqua Facet. Facet got my attention when I first saw it in the store and Deborah's post surely isn't making things easier for me... 

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Music of the week: A song from my favorite rock opera Beethoven's Last Night by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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