I never win anything…
No, seriously. No matter how much I study, prep, train, tap into raw talent, hope, wish, pray or enter 8,957 contests, sweepstakes and bake-offs, I never win anything.
But somehow I won two bottles of wine in a promotion from Virgin Wines.
Yes, that Virgin.
pictured: Seifried Estate ‘Split Rock’ Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (New Zealand)
not pictured: Ascension Salta Malbec 2010 (Argentina)
both available from Virgin Wines
metallic silver nail polish: essie ‘no place like chrome’ or zoya ‘trixie’
French white tip: Sally Hansen French Manicure White Tip Pen available at any drugstore or amazon.com
black stripe: nail striping tape available on amazon.com
A special note on top coat: I often forgo a top coat because 1) I’m lazy, 2) the extra layer makes my nails too “thick,” and 3) I change my polish so much that I don’t need the extra long-wearing, chip-resistification. However, I do like the ultra glossy look (see previous post re: wet-look nails to avoid shaking hands during flu-season), especially in the case of nail striping tape, which needs that additional adhesive and seal to keep the ends from lifting up and peeling. I used Sally Hansen, but any top coat works, obvs.