First, while planning for the mashed fingers that thankfully never came, I was rocking red nails for possibly the first time ever. I've spent years avoiding red. It's so ubiquitous it's boring. Also, I'm definitely a spring and typically just cannot pull off jewel tones without looking like I'm in the final stages of acute liver failure. I have to admit, though, I really liked this look. Matte red with one complementary glittery nail had just a touch of pizzazz!
Then on nearly the last day it was possible to still go see it in the theaters, I went to see The Hunger Games with my two BFFs. I have to say they did a very good job following the plot as laid out in the book. So of course I had to go in style, though I do think it came out looking pretty hurried. Oh, well.
My mom has recently discovered the Steampunk phenomenon and just had to have something inspired by it. Well, cogs & gears to the rescue!
Family & friends both got pampered this week, with awesome amethyst jewel-toned toes (design courtesy of Robin Moses) here modeled by the lovely Jessie.
Hard to beat a French manicure with a bit of a 'punch' of color to liven up the stark white!
Also this month I finally got around to getting a curette and a set of Mango Miracle & Mango Magic for my cuticles. I'd heard good things about it, but I'd been leery of the price (Those are pretty darn small bottles for roughly $15 between them!), but I never did manage to move past the cracking and feathering cuticles. I'm just neurotic enough that I cannot ever manage to wait until I can get to a set of clippers to take care of them properly, either, and will just pick until I've removed the little waving tag of skin, which inevitably ends in a less-than-lovely scab and a tender finger for days. And after trying it out, I have just one thing to say:
This stuff Works.