Anyway, to get me in a better mood let's talk polish! I've got a great one here today. I had been looking through all my untried polishes and trying to decide between the four Essie polishes I'd gotten for my birthday when I had a great idea: just use all of them! Well almost all, I didn't use Sexy Divide but I'll get to that eventually.
I decided to use In Stitches from the Fall 2010 collection as the base color:
I never thought I'd love cremes as much as I do. Now I'm just about swimming in them! So of course then I had to come up with a nail art design. I remembered how much fun I had doing my orange plaid and decided that plaid would work quite nicely, especially considering the names of a couple of the polishes I was using.
Essie In Stitches, Sole Mate, Merino Cool, and OPI My Private Jet (version #5)
I used my striper brush to apply a line of Merino Cool down the length of each nail, then Sole Mate across the width. Next came MPJ down the middle and another stripe of Merino Cool across it.
I love the simplicity and repetition of this and the pop of glitz from the MPJ.