I made the fatal mistake yesterday of waiting at the drugstore while they filled prescriptions — because you KNOW that time was spent poking through all of the nail polishes. Thankfully I have most everything I want from that store and they aren’t really good about bringing new collections in quickly, so I only got all moth-in-a-bug-zapper with the new Wet n Wild Megalast polish line that was displayed on the endcap. They’re really pretty muted colors and come in new squared off bottles with a “ManiCurve Pro Brush” (that I really didn’t care for, the bristles were all over the place) but the formula is definitely new.
It’s weird. Once I got the third coat on I was frustrated with the application: it had gone on with this odd texture that was leaving valleys and peaks wherever I swiped the brush. I was convinced I’d have to go in and file & buff the surface once it was dry, but somehow it managed to settle itself out to a smooth finish — super bizarre. Anybody else try these yet/have the same experience? The color of Wet n Wild I Need Refresh-Mint is simply yummy, and reminded me a lot of the branding for a local store down here, perch.
Last weekend my friend and I dropped into perch. for a little sunny afternoon open house (with bellinis!) where they were featuring a promo box they’d created for a Venetian inspired gala called Sentimental Journeys on April 22nd at Longue Vue House and Gardens. The place is too lovely for words: I walked in and my eyes immediately went skyward to the most jawdropping chandeliers I’ve seen outside of the froo-froo French Quarter shops — I want one for every room in my house. But it’s not just big stunner pieces, they also have a lot of small gift ideas (magnets, books, etc.) just check out their blog for pics of some of the goodies.
Since the colors matched up so nicely I had to go in and try to add their logo elements to my nails in acrylic — the trees in white were obviously pretty easy, but the lettering it definitely something I need to practice more (dang serifs!) so that nail is a little wonkier/at least 4 layers deep. Anyway, if you’re ever walking Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans be sure to pop in to perch!