How did you all make out this winter? We’re finally getting some sunshine here in NYC. The huge piles of snow have mostly melted and it’s a lot easier to get around.
I’ve been plowing through several chapters of European politics reading and lots of schoolwork. I should know better than to procrastinate….but nail polish swatching seemed more important than learning what the EU commission does. 🙂
Here’s what I’ve been loving recently:
1) “Building a Mystery” by Sarah McLachlan: this was one of my favorite songs back in 1998. It’s strange to think how much the music industry has changed since then. I bought “Surfacing” just for 2 songs. And Sarah’s music videos didn’t have flashy costumes or half naked dancers. Just Sarah with slicked back hair singing while a man darted in and out of a strange door. Lady Gaga could learn from her.
2) Guyanese plait bread: I grew up on this (along with tennis rolls and butterflaps). It’s a thick, slightly dense bread with a soft texture and a thin golden crust. It’s so good toasted with jam and organic butter.
3) Chagrin Valley Cornmeal and Honey soap: it’s scrubby and it gets the job done. I like slightly rougher scrubs (even though some have warned than they can be too harsh) because I feel like milder exfoliation products don’t do enough for me. This has been working quite well for me.
4) Tomato red nail polish: I really like OPI Keys to My Karma and Sephora Formula X in Pyrotechnic. Tomato reds are not usually my go-to because I’m a real sucker for deep red wine shades. But I think the brighter reds need to get some love too. 🙂
It’s supposed to be a representation of Jayne Mansfield hugging the Pink Panther. From the other side, her breast is exposed but she’s covering it with her hand. There are many interpretations of this, but I think two whimsical and entertaining icons of American cinema embracing in such a way speaks to our shared and intertwining views on the need to entertained and reach of glamour and visual style. But I think I am wrong. I don’t really know art, do I? 😛