Wednesday, May 19, 2010

UMD Red Week - Day 3!

Happy Wednesday!  I love Wednesdays because they are my midweek break day.  Yesterday was my party with my class, which was fun but also sad.  They've been great.  One of my students even gave me a gift and a thank you card, which was so sweet of her.  I miss them already!!

On an exciting note, yesterday I picked up some polishes for an upcoming giveaway :)

So today I have another aptly named new-to-me OPI for UMD Red Week...

OPI Thanks So Muchness!

Not only is this color AMAZING, but the name is great for graduation.  And I do have a lot of people to thank.  First and foremost my parents have supported me so much through these past two years of grad school.  My sister has always been there for me, and J has been so helpful.  My friends have been a huge help and the grad school friends I have made have truly kept me from going over the edge.  I have a few professors who have been awesome, and, quite honestly, my pets have been a great support (plus, it is always nice to snuggle up to an understanding kitty or pup when things get tough).  But I'm also thankful for my blog, because I truly do think that having this fun, creative outlet has helped keep me sane.  I started this blog right before I began graduate school, and having the opportunity to write, polish, and just have fun here - and have people read it! - has been such a great retreat from grad school.  So thanks so muchness to everyone for helping me get through grad school :D I couldn't have done it without all of you.


But enough about why I love the name; this polish rocks color-wise as well.  Although the great Maryland May Monsoon of 2010 appears to be taking a break right now, the skies are still quite overcast, so my pictures were taken outdoors with flash.  The color is spot-on (that first picture is 100% color-accurate), but the polish appears more glowy than it is IRL.  Thanks So Muchness is a rich, blue-based red with a moderate amount of very fine magenta and purple microshimmer.  It applied really smoothly and covered well with two coats.  It also dried very fast (love that!).  Yet another prize winning red - I am absolutely loving this one.  I was going to wear Crimson Carol today but I couldn't get the bottle open.  Seeing Thanks So Muchness, I'm glad I ended up switching to this one today!  It is such a gorgeous red.

I was originally only intending to have five days of red, but I've gotten a little, um, obsessed with red polish as of late, so there will be seven days of UMD Red Week, going straight through Sunday.  (Hip Hip Hurray!)  I'll be back tomorrow with another lovely red for you all.  Have a great Wednesday!!

PS: only a few more days left to win a Hana Professional Flat Iron and a KOR Hydration Vessel!!

Oh, and a quick question for you all... I have been breaking out a lot from all the end of semester stress and I'm considering buying a Zeno Hot Spot - that little $40 Zeno that lasts for 80 uses and (supposedly) zaps blemishes.  Has anyone tried it?  Is it worth it?  Thanks guys :)

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Aw, I love this post. It's so cute. I've become a little obsessed with red lately too. Weird how that happens, isn't it? This red looks particularly lovely on you.

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Anne-Marie said...

This sophisticated red has my vote! I have not tried the Zeno Hot Spot, but my skin has been unruly lately too, and I swear by St. Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub. Every morning. Works wonders. Also, fish oil supplements help clear my skin.

Brooke said...

Thanks Stephanie :) It is weird how we go through color phases!

Anne-Marie, I LOVE LOVE LOVE St. Ives Apricot Scrub! I use it every day :) I've never tried fish oil supplements but it seems like they work wonders - maybe I should give them a try! Glad you like the red :)

Tierney said...

Ah, I love this red too!!! It looks gorgeous.

Kate said...

I'm thinking red for my grad too. I really like this one, not too orangey (I've got sallow skin and red hair).

 
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