Misadventures in Dating - Part 1

Dating isn't easy. Especially if no one asks you out. But then, what if your friend sets you up on a blind date? Thus begins the brutal process of agonizing over what to wear and what to talk about and gasp what if he hates horses? Of course I don't do that but I'm sure that some gals do. So let's just say, hypothetically speaking, this is how the date goes... Maybe he picks you up in a really nice car and you sigh in relief because there's always a chance that he could show up in a creepy white van that you saw on Unsolved Mysteries. What if you get to the restaurant and he realizes he forgot his wallet? Seeing that he's mortified, you say, no big deal dude, I got this. And then dinner is wonderful and you really enjoy the conversation and the food and the company, he even takes you to frozen yogurt for dessert, you pay of course. But all that said, it was a terrific date and he walks you to the door and says goodbye. You are absolutely sure he'll call to make plans to go out again (only next time, he'll pay). But instead, several days pass and he doesn't call. But what if one day, hypothetically of course, you come home from work, and there's a letter on the counter addressed to you? You open it, not recognizing the handwriting, only to find a check inside for the amount that you spent on dinner and fro yo. And that's the last you ever hear from him.

Okay so maybe that's a true story. And maybe that happened to me. And that's what I call a good date.

(Source: http://kittensarecute.tumblr.com/)

I'm obsessed.

With nail polish. And glitter. Seriously. There's nothing better than sending an email with a glittery manicure. It's the little things. Thanks to pinterest, I was inspired to paint my nails and then add loose glitter for some extra flair..Here are a couple of my favorite 'Glitta-cures' (glitter+manicure) that I've done so far.. This first one is "Christmas eve party meets first snowfall". I call it "Mistletoe Mishap"

This next one is affectionately named "unicorn". The kittens were added later with my favorite app of all time CATPAINT (you can add CATS to any photo!).

I know what you're thinking. That has to take 6 hours to do! And you're right. It does. Just kidding. You can do it in no time at all. Here's how:

You'll need your favorite polish/glitter color combo, I chose Sally Hansen's "Without a Stitch" and fine silver glitter. You'll also need a paintbrush for applying the glitter and a good topcoat to finish.

Apply two coats. Then the fun part..dip your paintbrush in the glitter..

Lightly press the glitter onto your nail (while the polish is still wet)

You'll get glitter everywhere. It's awesome.

Disclaimer: it's really hard to apply the glitter and take a photo with your iPhone at the same time. Don't try that at home. I was literally holding the paintbrush in my teeth.

Tada! This one is called "Champagne and Ballet Slippers". It's my favorite.

Love you forever.

Di