Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another iNOTD: China Glaze Crushed Candy over Essie Smokin' Hot

Got home from Napa yesterday night Still exhausted and completely drained (and without the will to unpack my camera for a real NOTD). Why so tired after your relaxing Napa getaway, you may ask?

Well, I'll tell ya but first my NOTD:

China Glaze Crushed Candy crackle over Essie Smokin' Hot

For Audrey-like Tiffany blue creme crackle. I applied very thin layers and I dunno if I like the thinness of the cracks... it's a cool effect but you can barely see any of Smokin' Hot underneath.


I do kind of like the really thin strands of crackle that connect the bigger slices...

So, the story: In an effort to show my SO's mom the stunning Pacific Coast Highway, we managed to get lost in the Santa Cruz Mountains for several hours. The GPS couldn't figure out where Highway 1 was! (It hugs the coast; it's a little hard to miss.) And it led us through some gorgeous old forests and some very narrow and winding mountain roads... and then we came to a complete dead-end near an apparent Men's Correctional Facility (or so said the sign where we took one of many wrong turns).

When we started out, it was late afternoon. It didn't take long for the sun to set and the fog to start rolling in. Driving on dark, foggy winding roads is, like, not at all fun, especially if you have NO clue where the hell you are and no reason to believe that the GPS knows what it's doing (and because we're in beautiful, pristine forests, there's no cellular service either). And, of course, no one thought to bring a map because everyone assumed GPS and cell phones were sufficient. (They are not.)

Anyway, we finally made it home, having never found our way to Highway 1. And I'm still worn out by the whole escapade. I get extremely motion sick very easily so I was thoroughly miserable throughout 95% of the drive. It was okay as long as it was light because the scenery was so breathtaking (and distracting) but there ain't much to look at in the dark. :P