Last Friday I found a package on my desk at the office, which puzzled me since I wasn't waiting on any orders and it was too soon for any of my current batch of swaps to have come in. The return address was on the back of the mailer, so I didn't see until I started to open it that it had come all the way from Australia. Very intriguing. There was a box inside the mailer, and soon enough I'd opened that to find a most wonderful surprise package from Beauty Verdict. I had huge grin on my face as I unpacked the things she sent. Work? I can't work when there are exotic Korean polish bottles to look at: a minty green shimmer from LUCIDarling in a heart shaped bottle, three Peripera polishes with elegant long handles, and another Peripera in a cat-handled bottle. Yes, I said cat-handled.
Just looking at the bottles was entertaining. I'm pretty sure the LUCIDarling is the first polish I've owned where I had absolutely no idea what the label said.
The printing on the front of the long-stemmed Peripera bottles has a holo effect, so I turned them this way and that to see the pretty colors.
The tops of those long handles look like roses—very fancy.
And the cat is just redonkulous; I love it!
There's even, as BV pointed out in the entry where I first got a look at these, cat butt crack. (In the background of the pic below you can see the cute makeup bag BV sent to hold the polishes.)
Ignoring all the holiday polishes waiting for my attention when I got home, I moved Mr. Kitty to the front of my swatching queue. After all, I've never painted my nails with a cat before. The polish inside turned out to be a lovely deep plum shimmer that covered in two coats. I also discovered that my bottle holding skills need a little work to be up to snuff when it comes to cat-shaped handles.
But wait, there's more! Look at this curvy goodness:
I would have been completely delighted with all the Korean goodies in the cute case, yet BV went over the top and also sent two Nfu Ohs. Seriously. I did a little dance in my desk chair when I saw these beauties, my first Nfu Ohs ever. That's 57 on the left and 41 on the right.
I just couldn't wait to try one, so I put 57 on top of the Peripera. Lime green on plum? Why the heck not, I said to myself.
I used only one coat of the Nfu Oh, which has both flakies and shimmer. I can only imagine how good it'll look when I put it over a more color coordinated base.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, BV!
And in other happy-making news, look what I found on my way home from the eye doctor this morning:
Yes, it's the elusive peachy pink creme snowman. He was at a Rite Aid I would have sworn I'd checked already, but either I somehow skipped that store or they put out their display after I'd been there. Not only was this one there, I also got a blue shimmer I don't think I had yet, though I need to double check that since I do have so many blue ones. It's been a good month for nail polish already, for sure.