I am sooooooooo sorry for the disappearance! I've been in finals, Mari was out of town, and her nails are healing from some bad breaks. This last week and a half has been brutal. I didn't paint my nails until 2 nights ago. I decided I deserved a break and gave my nails some love! I worked my butt off to finish a take-home exam and outline/study for my other exam so I could afford to spend some time with my boyfriend last weekend since he was visiting. I just barely made it. First, take-home exams are not easier! Having the ability to use your book, notes, outlines, etc doesn't do much when professors come up with insane scenarios on an exam question. LOL! And lets not talk about that second exam... Lets just say everyone walked out of there saying "what the hell was that!?!?!" I have one more exam and a mini paper/motion to go.
I can't wait for all this to be over! I go on a cruise in 2 weeks. My niece turned 5 this week (and I had to miss her birthday party at her school because I was stuck taking my final exam) and we are going on a Disney cruise to celebrate. And then I come back from the cruise and have to quickly pack 2 months worth of stuff! I'm going to spend the summer in St. Louis with the boyfriend and take classes up there. I leave the day after I get back from the cruise. I'm so excited! But the thought of packing 2 months worth of stuff is a little scary! Of course I'll be taking nail polish with me! I'll keep photographing and posting but I won't have my light box (I'm not packing that, LOL). Hmmm... Maybe I'll make one up there (if my boyfriend won't think I'm an official weirdo). LOL!
Enough of my ramblings! I'm sure you rather all see some polish! However, this is not a current manicure. As I said, I took time to paint my nails and photograph them. But I haven't uploaded those pictures yet. So I'm posting one of my "crap I'm behind in my posting" manicures. LOL! (And I still have plenty of those to go... Some as far back as February!)
So this is Essence's Hypnotic Poison. I got this color from an international swap I did with an awesome blogger (Colour Victim). I had seen this color on All You Desire and I fell in love with it! I'd say Hypnotic Poison is like a wine red color with very very very subtle pink shimmer (super subtle). It only took 2 coats for full coverage. I think the application and formula was great. My only complaint (and this is a general one for Essence) is the size of the bottle. It's not as comfortable to hold while painting your nails. I like bigger bottles that you can get a sturdy grip on. At the end of the day, its really not a deal breaker considering the awesome colors and the awesome price (I can only speak for the price on the bottles available in the US, $0.99).
Again, sorry for being MIA. I promise I'll TRY to set up some posts this weekend just in case my time gets a little crazy again before my last final.