Can’t get the ‘focus on the polish and the landscape at the same time’ thing down. But I did get this picture of me wearing Sinful’s “Holly-Wood” named red matte polish in front of the Hollywood sign during my trip to California last week. Swipe for a close up polish pic ➡️. #betteratpolishthanphotography
A couple highlights from the Getty Villa Museum. One pic is a Greek lion statue over 2,300 years old, often used as guardians for tombs. The other photo is an app. 2,000 year old Roman coin picturing Julius Caesar. More photos of the lovely grounds on my story.
The Griffith Observatory, built in the 1930s, overlooks Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign from 1,000+ft above sea level. The important and beautiful building also has a Planetarium. 🌘✨ And was in a pivotal episode of Beverly Hills 90210! 🤓 #teamBrenda#9 -0forlife
The elephant bath is not what it sounds like. (Swipe ➡️) It is not you giving the elephant a bath, but the other way around 🐘 My friend Samantha and I could not stop laughing. The guy kept pushing us down. I’m still not sure if that was to have the water go over us or for more of a direct hit. But the effect was more of a direct hit. 😆 Chitwan National Park, Nepal - 2013.
The morning ride in the low dugout canoe in Chitwan National Park was a highlight of my trip to Nepal in 2013. Swipe ➡️ We did see a couple elephants, crocodiles and birds. But as good if not better than that was just being so low in the water and slowly gliding thru the river gave you a chance to really soak it all in. #relaxing#namaste#imonaboat
I’m working on catching up with polishes to post (but I’m not done yet 😁). This is one from Essie’s 2017 fall collection inspired by the 90s (love that 💕 btw). Mix Taupe 📻 is accurately described as a warm ivory with a dash of pink. I don’t like a lot of neutral polishes but this one is lovely. Some are too bright or dingy or washed out. This is none of those things!
Two polish ladies I follow, @nailsenvacances and @nailsaloveaffair, do something they call Wear It With Us Wednesday. They agree to wear a polish the first Wednesday of each month and invite others to join them! I’m joining them this month whose color is Ready to Boa from Essie’s 2016 Winter Collection. I was glad to wear this untried beauty. I’m just glad I found it! I thought it was an OPI, so that is what I was looking for in my untried bin 🙈 #toomanypolishes#justkidding#nosuchthing 💕💅
The lovely pink glitter, G306 by @annasuicosmetics_usuk, is a perfect New Year polish (I put it over the black OCW polish Memento Mori by Cirque). The pretty and fancy bottle is nice to look at but hard to hold right for a photo... especially when you are not a pro 😁
Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉 Thank you for a great year on Instagram and to my friend Linda aka @coznlinda for getting me on here. This is a shot from our first int’l trip together, when we went to Norway and Sweden in September. Dottningholm Palace was impressive and had crazy cool gardens. Located a little outside of Stockholm, it was built in the 16th c. and is a private residence of the Swedish Royal family. I thought this was an appropriate picture to post for Linda since she is known as the Queen 👸🏻. 😁
I like the top 9, this is fun! A few from Tanzania and Croatia, which are places I loved 💕 One from Iceland, one from Romania and one from the beach at my home town in Florida. 🏝 And last but not least a polish made it! Which did not happen last year. 💅#2017BestNine
Social-Lights is the other polish I got from Essie’s Winter Collection. As with Ring In The Bling, it has a beautiful lit-from-within shimmer and the formula was fantastic. But I don’t love this one . I know I am in the minority. In the bottle it looked much lighter, more of a light neutral/pearl but otn it’s fairly dark. Pretty on but not what I expected.
Merry Christmas! 🎄 My Christmas nails are Surrender Dorothy by Marc Jacobs. LOVE ❤️ I have a couple polishes inspired by The Wizard of Oz ruby red slippers but this one hit the nail on the head! It’s an IG purchase. After seeing the gorgeous swatches of this by @simplynails94 I had to get it and I’m very glad I did. ✨👠👠❤️
I’m already looking forward to my first trip of the New Year - in January I will be visiting my awesome friend Jessica in California! I took this shot on another trip there a few years. It is so pretty there! 🌴☀️👯♀️
The next polish I wore from China Glaze’s Glam Finale Collection is Don’t Be A Snow-Flake and the cute name is the only good thing about this polish. The clumpy formula was a pain to put on, which is ok if the result is good but not with this one. It is kind of thick, kind of sheer, kind of glittery but dull at the same time. It reminded me of that line from Clueless. “A full on Monet...from far away it’s ok but up close it’s a big ol’ mess.” #thatsahardno#next
The Perfect Holly-Day from China Glaze’s 2017 Holiday Glam Finale Collection is a deep green matte. I almost always prefer glossy but this matte is all kinds of gorgeous. Swipe ➡️ to see matte and glossy swatches. 💚✨✨✨