So this is China Glaze Velvet Bow, which is from the 2011 holiday collection, Let It Snow. Before this...I didn't have anything from this collection! I don't know what the hell I was doing in 2011 that I missed all of these polishes. Anyway, Velvet Bow is a pretty standard vampy brownish-burgundy-deep red. I'm like 95% sure it's a dupe for one of my favorite vampies, OPI All A Bordeaux the Sled (last worn in 2012!). I read a lot of reviews of Velvet Bow after I bought it, and most people said they had issues with the formula. I didn't think it was bad, but because it's sort of a jelly-creme hybrid it did apply a bit patchy. I used three coats. I like colors like this a lot, but they're definitely a dime a dozen. You'll find something like this in every brand's core line, but I like this one anyway. I think vampies look great on everyone. Definitely worth $2.99. Thanks, Marshalls!
Not much to report going on over here. I'm slowly getting wedding things done, which is good because it's getting pretty close. My invitations went out last week, which is exciting. But the most exciting thing is that after months and months of talking about it, we finally booked our honeymoon flights.
On September 23 we'll be on our way to Edinburgh for a ten-day stay, yaaaaay! That's right, instead of going to a tropical location like I feel like most people do, we're going to a rainy, cloudy, kind of cold place with a lot of sheep. We're pretty excited about it. We've started reading Scotland books and deciding the type of things we want to do (should we pull a Lily and Marshall and head to Loch Ness? we think yes). The reason we're going is actually not because of How I Met Your Mother, but because we have a family friend who has a flat in Edinburgh that she's letting us use, so that makes the trip a lot more affordable. Regardless, we're pretty psyched. So if anyone has any Scotland things that they think we should check out, let me know!
Alright, I hope everyone has a good start to the week. Tonight I'm going to see my favorite band, Gogol Bordello, so I think I'm going to have a great day. Take care!