Belated Mardi Gras polish post…
During my three years in New Orleans I pretty much avoided mardi gras as much as possible. The thing is, carnival isn’t nearly as fun for residents as it is for tourists. Sure, the parades are always awesome and the extra days off work is a ton of fun (really, we treat carnival like it’s a month-long holiday); but there’s another side of it. Tourism booms and that means traffic. It means that snowball shop on Plum Street that just reopened following their winter hiatus is possibly crowded and there’s likely no parking for blocks and blocks. It means that the French Quarter has turned into something you don’t want to see (and I’m not talking scantily-clad coeds). Good luck getting reservations and you can forget about parking in New Orleans proper. Unfortunately, I let all of those little annoyance overshadow what is supposed to be a fun and joyous event.
And I regret it like crazy.
And I’ve been a little “homesick” the past few weeks. Writing about New Orleans does that to me, but I push through it and channel my love for the city through Eliza’s experiences in ANOMALY.
So even though it’s a little late and carnival is over and lent has begun– the spirit of the city lives on in my heart.
I did my nails in the colors of Mardi Gras– purple, green, and gold with the following colors:
Sally Hansen’s Nail Prisms “03 Purple Diamond” (I’ve had this color for years)
China Glaze’s Magnetix “Con-fused?” (Yes, that is a clearance sticker. I’m a smart shopper, thank you.)
It’s So Easy’s Stripe Rite in Gold (no formula name given)
OPI’s Rapid-Dry topcoat.
That’s all for now. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m reworking my plans to visit the City this weekend. 🙂