It was too early for a Halloween manicure so I went with a lovely green by Sinful Colors (Rise and Shine) and a top coat of glitter by L.A. Colors on my thumb and ring finger. A little sparkle always makes my week better.
Happy things with which to end the week (1)
Happy things with which to end the week is a post that Micaela at Dolce Vita Micaela does almost every week, featuring exactly what it says. I love the positivity of her posts, so I’ve decided it’s something I’m going to try to participate in regularly. Plus it’s a great opportunity to make use of Instagram and give a little more information about the pictures I post there now that I’ve officially joined the club. You can find me @strandedhero if you’re looking for more nail polish and other random things (probably food, based on this first week).
Last Saturday we went to visit M’s parents and his mom made a delicious, but gluten-filled, pizza which meant I got to spoil myself with sushi instead. There’s a new local place there that I’ve now been to twice and both times it’s been satisfying and wonderful. I had tuna, avocado, and one with avocado, smoked salmon and cream cheese and all three were great. Any week is better with sushi.
The next day M and I went out for lunch with his mom at the local truck stop where he got a happy meal. “You wouldn’t want a sad hamburger,” the waitress said and she is obviously right.
I got hailbut and a massive chocolate milkshake. M had a vanilla one, which he usually gets when he goes there with a friend and I was glad to finally get the chance to taste what he’d been raving about. That metal cup in the background was also pretty much full, so that I ended up with double what the glass holds (though I couldn’t quite finish it!) It was just as delicious as it looks. I have an intolerance to dairy and so it made me kinda sick but it was definitely worth it.
After lunch we picked up a massive (1/2 bushel) amount of Cortland apples and I made applesauce from scratch. Thanks to M’s mom for her help peeling! I love my homemade applesauce, all it has is apples and a touch of cinnamon in it. I’ve been enjoying it all week. Oh, also the second photo is before I mashed it, so it’s not that lumpy anymore!
And by Tuesday it was finally time for me to justify my Halloween manicure. I went with the Hunger Games orange nailpolish by China Glaze and a slightly sparkly black by Gosh. Again, I went with the accents on the ring and thumb finger– I guess it’s a style I’m fond of lately. I think it’s a pretty classy Halloween look. I do have a more traditional orange and black (sans glitter) that I might use next week if this chips off in time. Nothing like some holiday-themed nails to cheer you up.
It’s great to look back on these photos on Friday, after I just came home from a fantastic time at a departmental grad student Halloween party, and be grateful. Especially because I’m going to be spending much of my weekend on a midterm that is eating my soul and my all my free time. I really hope I can keep this up though! It was a lot of fun taking photos on my phone– and a lot easier than having to upload and reformat them all, even the quality is better on my camera.
What happy things do you have to end your week with?