Wednesday, February 11, 2009

5 bucks, a card and a stolen keychain

Remembering my only Valentine's Day with a boyfriend always makes laugh. My first boyfriend was a peculiar sort; he was the class valedictorian known for his laconic and deadpan sense of humor. When my best friend asked him what he was planning to give me for Valentine's Day, he replied, "Can't I just give her 5 bucks and a card?" In response, BFF1 hit him. I got a box of chocolates instead.

What I miss most from Valentine's Days of the past is a Snoopy keychain. It was a plastic figurine of Snoopy and Woodstock in a pink car with a heart on it; an additional gift with a box of chocolates. Sadly enough, this was stolen along with my set of keys that contained my credit card, college ID and drivers' license in October 2003.

Thus, I present to you, my Valentine's Day mani:

With flash

Without flash

My original idea was a half-moon mani with french tips. Unfortunately, my tips turned out too puffy, like fabric paint. I decided to add a little flair using the silver Sally Hansen nail art pen. I like the nail art pen, specifically its ease of use, but I dislike the $7.99 price tag. The base color is yesterday's NOTD, Revlon Color Illusion Silver Switch. The red is one of the best promotional items ever, Essie Pama. Essie Pama was free giveaway promoting Pama pomegranate liqueur, something I plan on trying one of these days. The tip color is Misa Sugar Daddy, one of my favorite whites yet requires 3-4 coats to ensure opacity.

I don't know what my final Valentine's Day mani will be yet; I'm going on a little trip to my favorite US city, New Orleans! I'm considering Essie Sexy Divide with maybe a coat of China Glaze Wireless Holographic top coat; it will definitely be a lot simpler than today's design.


Brooke said...

great job - that looks really cool.

I just picked up three more of those sally hansen nail art pens this morning before work. I know, its a sickness

The Asian Girl said...

I love those pens! I just wish they weren't $7.99 each; I'm holding my breath for a CVS/Walgreens BOGO sale. Maybe I'll head out to Hobby Lobby and Michaels and look for other art pens that would be just as suitable.

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