Monday, November 29, 2010

Ladies Night

Happy Monday, Kitschies!  I hope you all survived the holiday weekend and got some awesome deals if you went out and braved the Black Friday crowds.  I didn't even venture farther than my backyard on Friday.  The hubs had to work, so I spent the day with the boys.  I was planning on taking the boys to the zoo on Friday, but it was SOOO cold on Thursday, I didn't want to chance it.  I did, however, go out on Saturday and between that outing and the online shopping I had done earlier in the week, I'm pretty much finished shopping!  Now it's time for wrapping.  Bah humbug!!

I have so many pictures to prep for the blog!  A bunch of recipes from Thanksgiving.  A couple manis.  *sigh*  There is never enough time in the day!  And when it's cold, all I want to do is go to bed early and curl up under the covers.  I got about a third of the pics prepped yesterday.  I wanted to do a recipe today, but I didn't get all the pics prepped.  Hopefully I'll get more done tonight.  So, instead, I'll share a mani from a couple weeks ago.

A while back, Magic Maid was having a great blog sale.  I picked up a few (or six) from her, and this was one of them.
This is China Glaze Skate Night from the Retro Diva collection.  This is a gorgeous deep red based purple shimmer.  Almost a wine color.  Whatever you call it, it is gorgeous.
It looks more red in this picture, but I promise you it's purple.  Maybe mulberry?  Dunno.  Don't care.  LOL

When I was putting it on, it reminded me a lot of OPI Diva of Geneva.  So much so, I had to pull out the bottle to compare. 
You can see here in the bottles that Skate Night is more red and Diva of Geneva is more purple.  I wasn't convinced.  I have this thing with OPI.  Once applied and dried, OPI seems a shade or two darker than in the bottle.  So, I grabbed a nail wheel and did a couple swatches to compare.
The pic is a little on the dark side (I hate that it's so dark so early now), but you can see that Diva of Geneva is, in fact, more purple than Skate Night.  I guess that just goes to show you that you can't always rely on memory.
Red.  Purple.  Mulberry.  Meh.  They're just names.  I loved this color the first time I saw it on other blogs and I snatched this one up as soon as I saw it listed on MM's blog sale.  LOVE it!!

Now that Thanksgiving is done, that means Christmas is just around the corner.  I hate the hustle of Christmas but I love being with family and seeing Nate and Mason enjoy all the excitement.  This year we are driving out to The Golden State to spend Christmas with my family and though I am NOT looking forward to the drive out there, I can't wait to see my family!!!  Most of them haven't even met Mason yet!  So, let the countdown begin: 25 days.  WOOT!

12 comments:

Copyboy said...

In my wildest creative dreams I could never come up with China Glaze Skate Night.

Marcy XOXO said...

I LOVE THOSE COLORS! I especially like the Skate Night color! I might just have to go pick that up tonight! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!!!

Thifa said...

Pretty! It's really a great color for the season I think. Looks good on you :)

colorfulbottle said...

This polish is beautiful, and Diva de Geneva looks awesome too =).

It's nice to spend Christmas with family, I hope that this 25 days will pass by quickly for you =)

Lu said...

Both colors are beautiful!

The Peach said...

Wow! What an awesome color!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

I gave away Skate Night in my blog sale....its an awesome color and needed a good home...like yours. That is a fabulous color on you.

Yakoi said...

Love the Skate night! I miss getting my nails done...will have to start doing them again so I can justify buying me some new polish =D

Stray Stitches said...

Counting the days!!!! Love both of the colors - very dramatic!

Myya said...

How exciting that you are going to get to show off Mason :)

sara said...

That is an awesome color...looks like it would be really flattering on just about anybody too.

Jackie S. said...

I love skate night, so pretty!!!! :)