Yesss, I'm trying to get back to my weekly sections. I have no idea yet what I'll do for Friends' Friday or if there'll be a Minnie's Minute this week, but let's give it a try. For those who don't know, Wyrd Wednesdays are for talking about this and that, random posts that won't usually be about nails and manicures (I say usually because today, actually, there will be some nails!!).
So, today's a double Wyrd Wednesday since we're on February 29th and that's really weird. My calendar says it's August's nameday today, makes me wonder if Augusts actually have another nameday in the year or if they have one only every four years... yeah, I know, I can get lost on stupid questions sometimes. But the weirdest thing for me today is the weather: a couple of weeks ago, we were flirting with -10°C during the day (not that I minded) and now it's Spring. And spring means pastel. Well, it also means spring cleaning, but this week's cleaning is a difficult business, I can't seem to get around starting it, so let's not dwell on that. So, Spring and pastels. Of course, for nail polishes, we're showered with Spring collections, but truly, most of them seem to be the same to me. I know that there are minor differences between China Glaze's Electropop collection and their past Up & Away, but honestly, not enough for me to take out my credit card. Which I wouldn't anyway, since I'm on no buy! So I'm trying hard not to notice the few Spring shades that could appeal to me and to remember that I already have many pretty springy things in my Helmer that I haven't shown you. Or I did, but I'm trying them again, which brings me to my impromptu manicure of the day, once again inspired by the ever-talented Pshiiit.
The inspiration is easy to spot, it's on her blog banner, and in details, it's here. A couple of days ago, I felt like wearing H&M Peppermint Fusion, and on seeing again the banner on Pshiiit blog, I realised that the base colour seemed to be quite close to Essie's Lapis of Luxury, that she used in this nail-art. This morning, as I was shopping, I checked at the Essie corner and confirmed my impression. Coming back from shopping, I was having lunch (watching NCIS LA with cutie Chris O'Donnell!!) and noticed that my manicure was starting to look tired, but before I took it off, I gave it a try at copying Pshiiit. With some shock, I realised that I didn't have the konad plate with the roses, but I went through my plate stash and found another that could do. So there you go: H&M Peppermint fusion covered with Essie Matte About You, stamped with Excalibur and plate BM 221.
I didn't expect it would turn out so well at first try, and now I'm bummed that I have tipwear and that I have to take it off!!
Though my shopping didn't include anything nail related, I did go for some pastel: if you have a peek here, you'll see some items from the Home collection for Spring 2012 from a well-known chain of supermarkets. I needed new pans, well, the small pink one and her big sister the baby blue one are home... I know it's silly to buy a pan because it's pretty, but well, I first bought the small one, found out it was actually really good and went for another one, so I guess it's not that bad!!
On another note, I can't resist showing you this: Virgine asked what a lightbox was, well, here's mine fresh out of the box (I just wanted to see how big it was and it's completely upside down). I just turned my back two seconds and I had a model!!
And now I'm done and I leave you with a beautiful song from Loreena McKennitt: Minnie offered me her latest cd yesterday, it's an intimate live recording including, among others, this