okay, it’s no secret that i have a small love for nail polish. i mean, my whole medicine cabinet is full of nearly every shade you can imagine. i just cannot help myself when i walk down the cosmetics aisle. a new color is such an exciting thing and can cheer you right up! all my ladies out there can certainly relate. all these shades just remind of “colors of the wind” in pocahontas, which means i just cannot leave this post written without this video to bring back all your childhood disney memories. you’re welcome.
anyway! the other night after dinner at bua thai in town brookhaven (which, by the way, might be some of the best thai and sushi i have found in town – it was top notch!), sarah and i took a stroll through publix so i could pick up ingredients for rocky road pie. i also needed some new facewash, so down the beauty aisle we went and, oh, wouldn’t you know it! a new nail polish jumped right out at me! it was the revlon colorstay gel envy line, and the eggplant-plum color called “hold ’em” caught my eye instantly. it’s a great semi-neutral, just different enough from a brown or nude to get someone’s attention but not so bright or pastel to be a little too much. the color is rich and saturated and hasn’t chipped in the couple of days that i have had it on my nails. it will definitely be a keeper, and i suspect i might be coming back for more.
something else i want to highlight for you all are the lovely bracelets i’m sporting in this picture. first off, i have my classic alex and ani monogram bracelet that my sweet cousin hannah got for me last summer. along with it are a couple styles from the stella & dot spring collection. the horseshoe wishing bracelet is just so dainty and unique that i couldn’t resist. also there is the amelie sparkle bracelet, which isn’t particularly my style, but i liked the idea of the clear stones with the gold accent; lets me mix and match it with some other pieces. gotta spice things up every once in a while!
okay, so i have no recollection of where i got this recipe. i do have a friend Ashley, but i do not recall getting it from her at all. oh well! this spinach and artichoke dip (aka ‘spinart’) is another friend favorite that is also very easy. i would recommend serving it with wheat thins or another thick, sturdy cracker.