Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another iNOTD: China Glaze Crushed Candy over Essie Smokin' Hot


Got home from Napa yesterday night Still exhausted and completely drained (and without the will to unpack my camera for a real NOTD). Why so tired after your relaxing Napa getaway, you may ask?

Well, I'll tell ya but first my NOTD:

China Glaze Crushed Candy crackle over Essie Smokin' Hot


For Audrey-like Tiffany blue creme crackle. I applied very thin layers and I dunno if I like the thinness of the cracks... it's a cool effect but you can barely see any of Smokin' Hot underneath.

Closeup


I do kind of like the really thin strands of crackle that connect the bigger slices...

So, the story: In an effort to show my SO's mom the stunning Pacific Coast Highway, we managed to get lost in the Santa Cruz Mountains for several hours. The GPS couldn't figure out where Highway 1 was! (It hugs the coast; it's a little hard to miss.) And it led us through some gorgeous old forests and some very narrow and winding mountain roads... and then we came to a complete dead-end near an apparent Men's Correctional Facility (or so said the sign where we took one of many wrong turns).

When we started out, it was late afternoon. It didn't take long for the sun to set and the fog to start rolling in. Driving on dark, foggy winding roads is, like, not at all fun, especially if you have NO clue where the hell you are and no reason to believe that the GPS knows what it's doing (and because we're in beautiful, pristine forests, there's no cellular service either). And, of course, no one thought to bring a map because everyone assumed GPS and cell phones were sufficient. (They are not.)

Anyway, we finally made it home, having never found our way to Highway 1. And I'm still worn out by the whole escapade. I get extremely motion sick very easily so I was thoroughly miserable throughout 95% of the drive. It was okay as long as it was light because the scenery was so breathtaking (and distracting) but there ain't much to look at in the dark. :P


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13 comments:

Kimberly said...

Getting lost like that, coming up to a dead end, right by a men's correctional compound...I would have been FREAKING!!! Sounds just like a script for a horror movie!!! =O

I hope you can catch up on your rest. The mani is pretty. :)

Jessi M (Lacquered, Painted, Polished) said...

I feel you with the extreme motion sickness. I can't ride any carnival or theme park rides AT ALL. Last time I rode the Ferris Wheel I threw up. The FERRIS WHEEL!

I like your NOTD. I'm still not sure how I feel about the whole crack trend, but I'm really liking Crushed Candy over Smokin' Hot.

paint that nail said...

I get car sick and cant stand it, I am glad your home safe after all that though! :)
Really pretty NOTD! I think the color combination is awesome also!

Melissa at Silly Bee's Chickadees said...

What a trip! At least you have a good story!

Apriltini said...

*nods* Over-reliance on technology. Always bring a paper map. :)

Sia said...

How cool! x

Justine said...

Aww, flinty, I also get car sick very easily, so I definitely sympathize! If possible, I try to lie down -- either in the front seat or back seat -- and that helps a little bit.

Priyasaur said...

It doesn't look like you left Smokin' Hot to dry long enough... You should have been able to see a little more of it.

Sandi said...

Motion sickness, the reason I take I-5 down the coast rather than the more scenic route.

Lucy said...

You had quite the adventure. I like the small cracks. Maybe something brighter underneath. Sometimes it's nice to get lost. Not if you get motion sickness. I used to be like that.

Suzanne said...

hey! You were in my backyard :) Sorry about the getting lost thing.. :(

I love all of those new crackles

Geo58 said...

Who carries all these color "crackling glazes?" Like Sally Hansen and China glaze, Walgreen's or Sally's Beauty Supply?

Geo58 said...

Hi K2k: I ordered the China Glaze, "Crushed Candy Glaze" and the Essie "Smokin Hot" Nail Polish. Just like your swatch with the blue cream crackle.

However, Essie Smokin Hot is sold out, is there another nail polish that you can recommend that would work instead of Essie's "Smokin Hot?" To have the similar effects with the CG Crackle Nail Glaze?

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