Sunday, October 23, 2011

Unicorn Puke, The Pope, and I

Happy Sunday, Lab Partners!

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.
So there's one mystery solved--you now know what the Pope and I did yesterday. But where does Unicorn Puke fit into this picture? Well, this whole shindig was arranged by none other than the lovely Maria, from Cult Nails, who presented me with--angles sing--the Unicorn Puke I bought on pre-sale! Let's gaze at it's loveliness, shall we?

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!



  1. That pope is so funny. LOL. What a fun time! I wish I could've been there!

  2. omg, this is soooooo exciting! I must move near u guys!! lol

  3. I'm still so jealous!
    It looks like so much fun, and I love Buca's! Also, it's so cool to see everyone together.

  4. How awesome! I was going to try to come to this meetup, but it was too hard to try to drive to FL 2 weekends in a row. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  5. WOW! What an epic day for you all!

  6. I bet you never thought you'd utter/write "unicorn puke, the pope and I" did you?

  7. that pope would of kinda freaked me out . LOL but omg! ur teasing me witht he nail polish! i want to see it swatched already! :D

  8. OH now I am jealous! You got bottle 66 of UP! I like that number :-)

  9. I'm glad you all had a great time, but so sad that I missed it!

  10. It was wonderful to meet you and to discover your blog! We must get together again sometime soon :D

  11. We had a great time. It was nice meeting you!

  12. I have been dying to get my hands on Unicorn Puke!

  13. Ace--yeah, that freaky, creepy pope! Nope, never thought I'd write UP and the pope in the same sentence! LOL

    Heather--um, yes! You MUST move here! That's an order. LOL

    Charlie--yeah, it's neat to see everyone together, isn't it? I'd never eaten at Buca's before. There's another one that's even closer to me, but I've never been there. Massive food portions! I ate half of the lunch portion and I was stuffed.

    Jacki--aw, too bad you couldn't come!

    Tess--epic is the perfect word!

    Maria--seriously, that pope head was freaky. Funny, though. But it's kinda weird sitting at a table, eating your lunch, with a pope head looking at you! I'm dying to try UP! Soon, I promise!

    Ace--yep, number 66! A good year! :)

    KayJay--I'm sad you missed it, too. :( I thought about you!

    Kari--Definitely, let's get together soon! Send me a friend request, 'kay? You have my info. :) And I didn't even realize till I got home that I wasn't following your blog! I thought I was because I "like" your FB page, so I see your posts. Well, I'm officially following now!

    Stephanie--so nice meeting you, too! It was fun, wasn't it?!

    Kitty--I was so excited to get that Unicorn Puke! Now I have to get it on my nails!

  14. It was a blast to hang out with you and the rest of the beauty blogging gang. :) And, it was a pleasure to meet you. Look forward to seeing you again soon. :D

  15. Hey that's me! Lol! Yesterday was so much fun and I was in polish heaven with all that swapping! So nice meeting everyone and I can't wait until next time!

  16. Kimberly--it was so nice meeting you! What a fun day!

    Alyssa--Haha, yep! There you are! I was in polish heaven, too! I still can't believe I came home with all those new polishes. See you next time, if not before!