And oh, ’tis true, ’tis true. Don’t you wish sometimes you could just reboot your whole day? Today is one of those days.
Had a major home service call scheduled today for 2 p.m. The time was confirmed twice for me, by two different people. So guess who shows up at 9 a.m.?? I was still schlepping around in my fuzzy robe, drinking coffee and checking email.
Then later, when wrestling with a window screen, I managed to break off a nail and chip two others on my swatching hand. I realize that, as newsworthy tragedies, this does not rate very highly, nor should it, but it was just another “Oh, $&^#!” thing.
It’s too early in the day to start drinking heavily, so one way to cheer up is to pull out a bright nail polish, chips and breaks be damned. I grabbed an older color from Julep that I got on sale, Maria.
Maria is unfortunately no longer available on Julep’s site, but if you like it you might find it in a swap somewhere. It’s a light silvery pink, and I was going to call it a foil but think it’s more accurate to call it a chrome. It appears to be lit from within. And wonder of wonders, it’s a one-coater for me. One coat, no top coat, under indirect bright outdoor light:
I don’t have another polish exactly like this. Essie’s 2012 set of chromes called Mirror Metallics had a lavender named Nothing Else Metals that was close, but no pink.
And because just about everything reminds me of a song or a movie, this polish Maria reminds me of the song “Sweet Maria” from the original Mission Mountain Wood Band, a 1970s Montana legend. Enjoy the song along with all the old LP pops and hisses!
Yep, a bright polish and an upbeat song — I feel better!