Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day!

Today, or techinically yesterday, was Father's day, one of those great holidays that I just love. Why? Because it's one of those days that you get to share your appreciation for one of your loved ones, and they can't give you anything back! Unlike Christmas and Valentine's, if you're giving, you're most likely expecting a little something as well, but not with Father's day. Above is what I made for mine: carrot cake with cream cheese frosting topped with candied carrots. Cupcakes are my favorite things to bake, and carrot cake is my dad's favorite, so I figured it would be the perfect gift. I definitely wouldn't consider myself a master baker, but I think these look pretty darned good!

 How about you guys, did you get anything special for your dads? 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Zoya: Rica

My days as of late have been full of beaches and bonfires, which has been great, but sometimes you just need a good day to yourself. Today I've been busy watching loads of  Supernatural and eating junk food. Once in a while, the best feeling is that of being lazy! Something I love to do while watching my programs is nail painting of course, and today I chose this gorgeous little number: Zoya Rica.

Rica is a sheer hot pink based laquer filled with orange-gold, glas fleck shimmer that catches the light in every kind of atmosphere. These photographs really don't show how dazzling this color is. If there was ever a polish designed to depict the tones of a beautiful tropical sunset, this would be it!

two coats in direct sunlight, Seche Vite top coat 
two coats indoors with flash, Seche Vite top coat
Overall I love this color for summer. It's one of my older polishes and I haven't found another color like it. With its wonderful formula, two coats is just enough to be opaque. I've never had a problem with Zoya polishes, and it continues to be one of my most favorite brands at only $8 a bottle. Gorgeous color and such a steal! Hope your summers are all going wonderfully!