I don’t know how many of you were wondering what all I did with my vacation. I gave myself a little self challenge. Many of you might now that I’m a bit of a handbag nerd (I used to have a handbag blog before this blog came to be). I’ve spent years cultivating a pretty unique collection of handbags. Well not so much unique but the collection it self is unique to me. I dive into really any brand of handbag that strikes my fancy. Certain things just speak to me. Many of my bags are “well loved” (aka not in the best condition) but I love them anyway.
So the challenge was to merge two of my favorite things. Handbags and Manicures. 60 days of 30 different bags and 30 different manicures. I didn’t really get to complete the challenge but I came close. I might edit this post later one with the final 5 bags. I was able to wear some bags that I hadn’t worn in a while and I was able to burn through some of my untried(s) pile of nail polish. Oh and you might get a sneak peek here or there of things I’ve worked on for elevation.
It was very much a fun zen moment for me merging to two loves of mine. I thought I would share a non-elevation post. Here is a little preview of my favorite mani of this challenge. I didn’t want the page to be slow to load so I added links with pics to the mani(s) and bags.
Day 1: Hayden Harnett Marcel + Crowstoes Heartless /OPI Casino Royal
Day 2: Balenciaga Town, Tomate + OPI euro central paprika/Enchanted Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
Day 3: Jerome Dreyfuss Navy Viper Carlos + Dior Tuxedo/ Blue Star Franken
Day 4:Chloe Bay North South, Pacific Blue + Doir Gris T/ Kiko Blue
Day 5: Mulberry Fox Lock Alexa + EP Cascade/ Contrary Adorned
Day 6: Hayden Harnett Paule Marrot Editions Pallenberg, Saffron + Illamasqua Venous, Cameo & MILF
Day 7 & 7 1/2 Hayden Harnett Tamasin, black & Derek Lam Ume black suede + Chanel black stain & dior mystic violine
Day 8: Proenza Schouler PS1 Pouch, Sunshine + Chanel Khaki Rose/ Elevation Polish Huangshan
Day 9: Proenza Schouler PS1 Pouch, Smoke + OPI Glints of Glinda
Day 10: Balenciaga City, Ardoise + OPI Glints of Glinda/OPI DS Sapphire
Day 11: Belen Echandia take me everywhere, bottle green + Dior Amazonia
Day 12: 49 square miles flirt, evergreen + EP “the glacier” prototype
Day 13: Alexander Wang ? Hobo + Dior Pasteque
Day 14: Longchamp Pillege Large + Dior Lime/ Hare Astriod turf
Day 15: Mulberry Postman’s lock satchel + Cadilacquer Cute Poison
Day 16: Belen Echandia Dark Purple Pebbled Love me Mini + Purple Mountain Mani
Day 17: Hayden Harnett Tharpe Hobo, Black (vajay jay bag) + Dior black sequins/Illa milf/Lynnderealla forget me not
Day 18: Lockheart ?? crossbody bag + Naked (butter london horse power)
Day 19: Jerome Dreyfuss Albert, Bottle Green + Elevation Polish Fall Prototype (Golden Moss Holo)
Day 20: Balenciaga Perforated City, Canard + OPI Berlin there done that/$OPI dark room
Day 21: Alexander Wang Lia Sling, Black + Chanel Graphite
Day 22: Hayden Harnett Havana Hobo, Eucalyptus + Ikat nail art
Day 23: Hayden Harnett Wyeth Hobo & Tote + Ikat Nail art
Day 24: Hayden Harnett Paule Marrot Editions Orsay Satchel + EP Prototype
Day 25: Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium, Blanket Print + Dior Charnelle/ EP Prototype
Click the link of the day to see the pictures. All of these were taken with my phone so they are not great but it was easy to do. I just got up in the morning. Picked a bag that went with my manicure from the night before. Snapped a pic.
And finally if you’ve made it this far into the post. A little reward. I’m going to set a little scene here. Picture this.
2AM-5AM Strolling the streets of NYC with a friend. Just chatting. Chatting about everything and anything. Buildings all around. Apartments full of sleeping new yorkers. The streets are quiet, calm and lightly illuminated by street lights. Like this is how life should be. Then like an oasis a street corner flower shop. Fragrant and beautiful. A single bouquet standing out like it had a spot light on it. It was one of a few fantastic moments of my vacation.
And I present: “2am walks with Farrihn” as soon as it gets done with testing (one of the glitters is newish to me, still has a little time left in testing) I’d love to release this. It might be LE it might be core. I’m not sure yet. I’ll make that announcement a little closer to it’s release date.
Dark Grey Jelly Base with an arrangement of purple, fuchsia, pink and sparse green glitters in different sizes and shapes. Yes and there are circles in there too.
Alright folks that was my last act of being on vacation. Back to our regularly scheduled programing. I hope you all enjoyed this little glimpse into my life. I’m well rested and ready to get back to the awesome work of making nail polish.