Being a beauty junkie is ridiculously fun. Every day we get to revel and delight in every new shade, formulation, and skincare discovery we come across, and some of us even blog about it. However, as we all know, often a really good thing comes at a cost. While we frolic and play in the beauty world, we’re also painfully aware that all of these products we amass over time will RARELY be entirely used. It’s just not possible. To even conceive of completely using a whole blush, or finishing a bottle of nail polish, is a crazy notion that would only happen in (some of) our dreams. In my case, thinking about this fact gives me a li’l anxiety, I gotta tell ya. I deal with it – because OBVIOUSLY I’m gonna buy more stuff! – but sometimes I wish it weren’t so. Thankfully, my wonderful boyfriend had a terrifically simple idea that only boy brains can come up with.
“Why don’t you start painting all of your friends nails?”
So, this past Thursday, I brought my shoe box full of nail polish (I haven’t got enough yet to buy a specific storage system for them yet, but there are far too many to display on my dresser top any longer) over to my friends’ place with the announcement that I was going to do manicures on everyone. The idea was well-received:
My cute li’l preggers friend who’s due in less than two weeks! Might as well have her look as spiffy as possible before the big day :) I showed you this shade before here.
Another friend has beautiful long, strong nails – I don’t know how they don’t break! And this shade looks MUCH better on her paler skin than mine.
One of my close friends is going as Mrs. PacMan for Halloween, and wanted something that looked kinda 80′s to go with her outfit. Neon is always a great choice! I finally managed to photograph this shade more accurately (the first photo) with its more violet tones, rather than hot pink (second photo), which it looked more like when I swatched it previously here.
I wore this out recently and my friend loved it, so she finally got a chance to wear it herself! I think it looks positively smashing (but of course! This IS the polish of the season, in my opinion).
I really love this shade too, and it was nice for me to see how it would look on a different skin tone than mine. I am very much enjoying how it looks very neutral on her skin but not at all boring – so pretty and feminine! She paired it with Zoya’s Neeka on her toes and I think that was a great color combo!
This li’l experiment was super fun for me, for two reasons: 1) I was able to use up a little more polish than I would have before – making this a somewhat regular occurrence will be an infinite help in reducing my stash over time; and 2) I love all things beauty! Any chance I get to incorporate cosmetics in any capacity into my life is a great day to me
Now I’m off to get ready for some Halloween shenanigans!!! And I will be posting a bunch of fun Halloween stuff in the next couple of days that I hope you enjoy :) ‘Till then – have a great weekend!