So what do Unicorn Puke, the Pope, and I have in common? Sounds like a bad joke, doesn't it? But it's not. Answer: We were all at Buca di Beppo having lunch yesterday, along with some other polish and beauty bloggers . . . and some non-blogging polish addicts, as well. Okay, so it wasn't really the Pope. Not the Pope. It was this one:
|The "Pope" blessing our nail polish. Or at least the Pope's head.|
|Cult Nails Unicorn Puke, bottle 66 of 275|
So what do a bunch of polish addicts bring to lunch? Sounds like another bad joke, I know. Answer: polishes to trade, of course! Boxes and boxes of polish.
|A sampling of boxes and bags filled with nail polish after nail polish|
We ate, we dug through boxes of polishes in an all-out polish frenzy (we left some behind for the servers, by the way), we laughed, and we dug through more boxes of polishes. Oh, and we took photos!
|Left: Stephani from Imperfectly Painted. Right: Kari from Once Bitten (look at Kari's awesome hair!)|
|The whole gang! That's me in the back row, far left (look for the red hair!)|
It was so nice meeting some of these bloggers I've been following, and meeting new (to me) bloggers and friends. I was surprised to learn that several other bloggers live quite near me (who would've guessed that Kari from Once Bitten and I shop at the same grocery store?!).
After lunch, we headed to Lush and Sephora, where I managed to restrain myself from purchasing Illamasqua Veridian, my number one lemming. I confined myself to gazing longingly at it. It was while at Sephora that Maria showed us her nails, painted with Cult Nails Mind Control from the upcoming winter collection. I promise you that the pictures on Maria's blog, R3Daily, do not capture the full awesomeness of this polish. When Maria held her hand next to a grey top, the polish appeared a very dark--almost black--grey. Next to other colors, the purple and pink dominate.
I came home full from baked ziti, loaded with polish scavenged from my fellow polish lovers, and longing for Cult Nails winter collection. And yes, I also came home the proud owner of my very own Unicorn Puke, which undoubtedly received the blessing of bodiless pope.
Until next time, sending you lab love!