Monday, May 9, 2011

Testing out a birthday gift (and Chanel Mimosa)

My Dad got me an iPad 2 for my birthday today and a Camera Connection Kit (whose USB functionality was largely destroyed by a previous iOS update). But the SD connector thing works. Kind of annoying but it's very much a spoiled bratty bday girl problem.

Anyway, I decided to give the iPad (and camera kit, and PS Express and BlogPress iPad apps) a test run with my NOTD, Chanel Mimosa. It's pretty nice to be able to crop using a touchscreen. But I can't find a way to resize photos where the photos remain looking decent; it's kinda weird. I'm probably doing something wrong.

Chanel Mimosa

Uh.... I should look up the HTML tag used for centering...

Mimosa itself... I wanted this polish. I waited for this polish. And I paid for this polish. Damn, that's a lot of anticipation and money for something that still has bald spots after four coats. And chips after only about 36 hours of wear. That's kind of unacceptable. I do love the color though. Sunshine yellow with the typically subtle shimmer (gold-colored) that Chanel enjoys using and I enjoy wearing. It's the yellow shimmer I've been desiring for years -- most yellow shimmers are nightmares on me because they often are sheerish and gold-leaning -- but the application ruins it. I understand that crappy formula is the nature of the yellow beast but dude... at least charge me a price that's commensurate with the quality of the polish. :P

Right-o. Time to stop mucking around with new toys (which also includes a pretty pair of Pyrex or pyrex-like knitting needles, a steel crochet hook that look like a rocket and a plush Weighted Companion Cube). There is work to be done. A lot of it.

By the way, anyone want a used iPad (in great condition, with Apple's black case thing)? I'm happy to sell my old one for relatively cheap. Currently, I have no idea what the going rate on used iPads are so make me an offer (please email me using the form above). Happy to knock the price down if you don't need the charger or USB cable for it (mostly because I can't easily find either).

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adrienne said...

That's such a pretty yellow! It's sad that the quality doesn't match that of Chanel's other polishes though, since you don't come across that color very often :(

soknitpicky said...

It's a pity the Chanel didn't work out.

I've been enjoying this blog and am pleased to learn you're a fellow knitter!

Olivia Frescura said...

gorgeous! wish I could afford chanel polish. and a chanel bag too. hehehe.

Lucy said...

Happy Birthday to you, belated that is! Pretty yellow but darn those Chanel prices. I was almost tempted by this and Morning Rose. I then thought how many other polishes I could buy from a cheaper brand. Shame this has so many problems.

Ruthlessrocks said...

It came in to the store, they called me and I snapped it up. I thought it was going to be more yellow and less goldenrod, I am not thrilled with it at all. I should have got the pink instead

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