Happy February! While frequently the worst month of the year weather-wise, I’m very excited for this month because it is Black History Month, the boyfriend and I are celebrating his 26th birthday in Gettysburg, PA, and I have so many books to read!
In addition to finally finishing up Smokey Mountain Lacquers Fallin’ for Holos collection (fall 2015), my goal for the month is to get through 8 books by black authors about black history. Funnily enough, for this Mani Monday, I’m slacking on both fronts:
Though I started Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly on the first of the month, I’ve made it a meager 50 pages into the book. To be sure, it is fascinating and gives me chills every other page, I’m just exhausted – between work being busy and making the trip home this weekend, I haven’t had much time to sleep and relax (read: read!).
That being said, these women are true heroes and now that their story has finally been brought to the light of day, I wanted to wear a polish that was unique, fabulous, and wonderful to honor them. I picked out Love, Angeline’s group exclusive, 02/16 for this week’s manicure. It is probably one of the most beautiful holo polishes I own. The spectroflair is fantastic and the color of the polish – a bright pink (leaning violet)/magenta – is absolutely delightful. Application, as per usual from Love, Angeline, is perfection. 1 coat got it done, but I did 2 just to be safe (and also because of habit). These two coats were sandwiched between Dream Polish Gem Stick Base Coat and Love, Angeline Topped with Love.