Well, 2012 has finally approached! So I'm sure there's tons of people who have new years resolution that probably won't last past January haha! I think this year is going to be full of excitement and new opportunities! Man, I'm going to have a son pretty soon (dauntinnnnng). My friend is already 8 1/2 months and it seems like just yesterday Tom told me that she was pregnant! I'm already six months! Aaah! So nuts.
Anywho, I have a new obsession which is nail polish specifically OPI (they just have sooo many colors!) and just last week I learned how to "marble" nails. So of course I went on this rampage trying to perfect it. The thing about this technique is that every finger is like a snowflake and you will never have two fingers that are alike (besides color). I personally think there's pros and cons to that. A pro being that every finger is different and it's always interesting to see what design will manifest itself on your finger. The con being every finger is different and you may REALLY like one specific finger but you'll never be able to duplicate it (unless you're super good...which is not me haha). As I'm going along I'm learning different tips and tricks. For example, use room temp or cold water for dipping. Put vaseline or an oil base around your fingernail making sure not to get any on the actual fingernail. You have to make the bullseye pattern with at least 5 or 6 rings or you won't see shyt (learned that the hard way). You must be expeditious while doin the whole thing or the polish will dry and then you can't make a design and then you've defeated the whole purpose of the whole thing. And lastly I think it's best to use 2-3 colors. I just redid my nails and I used gray, lavenderr, silver and turquoise and I just wasn't pleased with the overrall outcome. It just looks sloppy to me. From now on 3 colors is my limit. The first 3 pics are of good examples, id say one being of the first marbling I ever had done. The second is one I did on Friday and the other is of my friend Tinas that I did for her for new year's (she had a red and black outfit). I wish I had photographed the one I did for my sister this weekend but ah, such is life. The last one is slop city...definitely redoing them tomorrow. Hopefully it will be exponentially better.
This weekend I went back to the 207 (for all that are confused that's Maine's area code. Yes, we only have one). I spent a lot of time with my sister and my nephew which was really great because...well, it just is! I just love being around them and just hangin out. That's exactly what I did for new year's too, hung out. I didn't even stay awake for the ball to drop! I guess it didn't really matter either cuz Kollin isn't even here. I wish we could have spent new year's together but that's life, right? I still had fun in my own pregnant way haha!
I also got to see my best friend of 13 years (fuckin nuts, I still can't believe that shyt) and my son's godmother. She made me this spectacular carrot ginger soup and we watched youtube videos and looked at pretentious baby blogs as well as the cute hipster ones. As I was heading out her parents were coming in! I was hoping to see them since I haven't seen them in YEARS! Her mom is a freakin riot! I call her the queen because if you knew her you'd be like, "YES!" She's so outspoken and her accent makes it even better. She told me that labor/delivery is easy...if you can shyt you can deliver a baby so there is no need to fear! It's crazy to see Alfine (my best friend) in comparison to her parents. So different, it's wild! But always makes for good stories at the end of the day. It was really good to see her. She always looks so fabulous but it always looks so effortless. And I'm like "gaaaah she's so fab!" I always feel like a bumbum. But here's some crazy shyt...she looks at ME that way! Always being like, "oh I wish I could've gotten my Imani courage" and I'm always taken aback since I always feel awkward, shy, anxious etc. I guess I put up a good front but it's crazy how we view eachother after so many years of being best friends. It's also crazy how we've maintained such a strong bond despite our distance. I knew as soon as I found out that I was pregnant that without a doubt she'd be the godmother. Heck YES id leave my baby with her if it came down to it. I know that he'd grow up to be an upstanding human being cuz I have learned sososo much from her and at times am like "omg why can't I be like her!" I bet if she read this she'd be like, "what!? Shutup! I'm not even like that!" What's awesome about her is that she has no idea how awesome she is and also how much her presence has impacted my life in such a tremendously awesome way. I feel as though I owe her so much and honestly I'm super pumped that my son will have her as his godmother! Eeeep! Just thinkin about it gets me so excited haha!
I'm a little vexed because my darling son is giving me heartburn right now so I truly hope that the old wives tale is right and that he will have a headful of hair! He better be the male rapunzel, srsly. I hope he has a big curly fro that would make me so happy. Truly I don't care what kind of anything he has. I'm just dying to meet him and see what he's like. I do know that I'm obsessed with him already and I hope that he will love me just as much (think Gemma Teller and Jax from Sons Of Anarchy). I'm also super pumped to dress him in cute stuff like baby supras, sweater vests, fitted jeans and cardigans etc. So many awesome things in store! I feel like we're gonna have tons of cool adventures and see the world together! Actually I KNOW that's gonna happen:-)!
Anywho, it's late, I have school and I'm sure I'll regret my nightowlery (yep, just made that up) tomorrow morning.
Ps I kind of got sidetracked looking at that website earlier in this post. First of all, the girl has the "rainbow connection" muppets color that I so thoroughly desire. Second, she has a nail polish collection that is absolutely to die for! So jeal. I love love love cosmetic collections like that. If you guys get the chance check that shyt out! Pretty epic...it got me excited that for sure!