March 27, 2013

nail polish whoo!

Ah, nail polish, how much I love thee. So much so that I made a separate tab for "nail polish" on my blog's home page. So colorful and sparkly... which not-so-coincidentally are my two favorite qualities in... anything! I've amassed quite a collection of glittery nail polishes. Too many, maybe?

Anyway, here are pictures of super-pretty nail polish colors on my not-as-pretty fingers!
China Glaze Blue Paradise, Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean, China Glaze Techno
KBShimmer Oh Splat!
OPI Cosmo-not Tonight Honey and KBShimmer Clown Puke

Hm... looking at these pictures makes me realize how short my pinky is in comparison to my other fingers. Weird. In an attempt to achieve a balance between enthusiast and crazed hoarder, I've been giving away some of my unused polishes to my friends. I don't know if it works that well when you keep buying nail polish, though.

Not really sure where you can find the China Glaze and OPI colors (I bought these years ago), but KBShimmer polishes are available on their website. And I buy most of my indie nail polishes like Girly Bits from Llarowe.

March 24, 2013

kauai, hawaii

I was in Hawaii a few weeks ago! It was a little disheartening to come back to snow-bombed Boston after a week of pineapple cocktails and constant sunshine. Oh well. I love Boston. It may be a different kind of love than the way I love Hawaii, but it's love nonetheless. B's brother lives out in Kauai (aka paradise), so we got to visit him!

I don't know what this crazy, dragon's egg-looking thing is...

So, we hiked part of the Kalalau Trail. The entire trail is about 11 miles long, but we only covered the first four miles. Oh man, it was INTENSE. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're in good (or great) physical condition, and don't mind hiking some pretty steep (and slippery) hills. The views were so worth it, though, as you can (hopefully) see by my gazillion photos. After hiking 8 miles (4 miles in, 4 miles out), I spent the next day spoiling myself at the spa. My life is so tough sometimes... ha.

I brought a bit of the island back with me! Sunrise shell earrings. They can only be found in Hawaii, and are supposed to be lucky. I haven't worn them yet (whoops...) but I'll let you know if I have an especially lucky day when I do wear them.