Below: The sprinkles on top are Chelly Cosmetics Shade #83 Rainbow Sparks, a clear polish filled with tiny multi colored holographic glitter. Read more below about where I got this polish.
Yesterday's Friday Follower Freebie contains 4 of Maybelline's LE Spring shades, and I wanted to check mine out too! You can still enter the FFF until midnight tonight. Goody Plum Drop is a medium lavender shade that appears to be a creme, but upon closer inspection, it has very fine shimmer...an added bonus to me, because pastel cremes are not always my favorite. I love the looks of them, but I sometimes have application issues with them. This shade applied nicely in 2 coats and dried quickly. I love the subtle shimmer and the color itself reminds me of my Lilac bushes blooming in the Spring. We are still getting lots of snow, so this shade makes me happy and gives me hope.
Speaking of happy--thrilled, elated and touched beyond words would be more like it--yesterday I received a FedEx package from someone for no reason other than because she wanted to. She has purchased Massini polishes from me several times and we've chit-chatted a bit in eMails about our love of nail polish. She sent me the sweetest note and the items she sent were all perfect for me. She took the time to wrap everything so neatly and attach little notes to each item. The fact that she took the time out of her life to do something like this means so much to me. That's where the Chelly polish pictured above came from. Brooke posted about this brand yesterday and I'd never heard of it, but thought they looked very interesting. Then this package showed up with a couple of them, along with many other wonderful items. I'll do a post about everything she sent soon, but it just shows once again how kind the people in our nail polish community are. As I told her, it's people and acts like this that restore my faith in humanity, especially in this sometimes sad and destructive world in which we live. Isn't it amazing how some pretty colors and a simple act of kindness can do that?