Armed and Ready

Well I’ve done it again. I walk into a drug store for chap stick and I walk out with my hands full of new nail polish shades. I think I need nail polish rehab, for reals. But really, how can you honestly contain yourself when you walk past the beautifully colorful walls? It’s no easy task, especially when brands like Essie release their new resort collection, I’m a goner.

If you’re like me, which I don’t know how many of you sane individuals are, I typically pick out my shades by their names. Whenever I go to get my nails done in a salon I always feel rushed by the employees to pick out a color. It’s not that simple! But I usually crack under the pressure and grab the closest bottle to my hands and end up sad and angry with my decision. I try to take my time, but usually the deciding factor for me, is the name. If there are two almost identical colors, I pick the one with the cooler name. Is that weird? Well this past week while perusing the new Essie collection it happened again. I just finished reading the Hunger Games series so this particular shade stood out to me right away, based on its name. ;] It’s dark for spring, but I’m kind of digging it.

This is Armed and Ready by Essie. It’s kind of sexy. You can’t really tell from the pictures, but it has this slight tinge of copper shine to it.

See? I happened to be wearing a kaki color maxi dress today and opted for an army green makeup scheme and this color nail polish fits perfectly with the whole look. I’m kinda diggin’ it.

But wait, let’s get back to the Hunger Games… have you read it? I finished the entire trilogy in about 4 days, total. After finishing the third book I slipped into a little mild depression. I’m sad it’s over. I was so engrossed in the series I think I might have to go back and re-read the entire thing because no book I’ve attempted to read since has satisfied me.

Anyway, that’s my little random side note for the day. If you need a nice little change up from the typical bright and cheery colors of spring I highly suggest this one. It would also match a brown leather belt perfectly too. And guess what? You can win one! (shameless plug for my giveaway, thought it segued perfectly)… If you haven’t done so already, put your name in to win a gorgeous vintage leather belt from my favorite designer, Linea Pelle. Sign up here! You have til Tuesday. And as Effie would say, may the odds be ever in your favor! ;]

Tunesday Spotlight: Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars

Why did I not know that Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars had a song out together until like… literally 5 minutes ago? I am totttaaallly digging this song and I’m glad I didn’t post a song yesterday because then I’d have to wait a full week to share it with everyone else. I posted Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars a couple weeks ago, which you can watch here. I’m a big fan of theirs so their teaming up with T. Swift makes me super happy! I feel like even though this song is pretty much completely sang by Taylor, it should be listed as The Civil Wars featuring Taylor Swift because it’s totally their vibe. I love hearing this side of Taylor, the song itself is eerie and creepy and haunting and the video only makes it worse, haha. Apparently it’s being featured in The Hunger Games, which based on the one preview I’ve seen for that movie 100 times in the past 3 days, it makes perfect sense. It’s a breath of fresh air to hear something completely different from Taylor Swift. Don’t get me wrong, Mean and You Belong with Me are like, 2 of my favorite songs ever, but we know she can do bubble gummy pop country. This song is by no means the same. So here is Taylor Swift along with my personal faves, The Civil Wars. Enjoy!

Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars – Safe and Sound

PS – Can we just talk about something else real quick that’s irritating me? The Moonshine Bandits… My Kind of Country or something or other… what in god’s name is that awfulness? Two horribly over weight red necks singing the same lyrics over and over hitting the right note every so often? Really country music? You consider that good? Proof that all you have to do is mention how you hate war and love your country and you can make it big in country music. I’m thinking about coming out with a country record called Proud to be an American. It’s an instant classic already. I am pretty much tone deaf, but who cares, I love my country. Phew, ok. That’s just my angry rant of the day haha. Thanks for listening. And in all seriousness, I hope you liked this T. Swift & Civil Wars diddy cause I am loving it.