Yep, just one picture. That's all you get. It's the only one that turned out decently. I had sort of an issue with this polish because when I opened it I could see that there was some black powdery junk on the lip of the bottle. Not sure what it is--maybe plastic from the cap? (Also, if you look hard enough on the internet you can always find someone else sharing your complaints--and here's someone who found black powdery stuff on this polish, too. What gives, Sinful?) At any rate, it got into the polish while I was using it and you can kind of tell in the photo. I'm pretty sure that this was two coats. It may have been three on some nails because I had cuticle drag. I really like the color. It's sort of a cross between coral and cantaloupe. The spring collection this is from is called Sugar Rush, and I think this color fits well. It reminds me of a creamsicle, a little.
On my way home last night I was reading this book on the subway about the Brazilian Imperial Academy in the nineteenth century and I ran across this paragraph:
"The works of art themselves have traditionally been disavowed as merely derivative copies of artistic styles in Europe and often ridiculed for their tendency to lag many years behind the prevailing European fashion...[S]uch a critique is, of course, based on the kind of teleological reading of the evolution of art towards Modernism which is, hopefully, completely discredited by now. The multiple and complex ways in which artists outside Europe have responded to European artistic models and translated their formal values into something meaningful to their own cultures is surely what really matters to anyone interested in the development of a unified network of Western art over the past few centuries. To despise past attempts to come to terms with the all-encomapssing process known as modernisation is indeed a short-sighted, if not a blatantly foolish, cultural strategy" (65).
Sometimes I have serious nerd moments and I guess this is one of them. I highlighted the whole paragraph and wrote, THIS IS AWESOME. I love snarky writing like that in academic texts. Maybe someday I can be a snarky art historian (key word: maybe).
And with that I'm off to try to insert snarky sentences into an already-mostly-written paper, and then to keep working on another paper. And by "keep working on" I actually mean start. So, whoops.