Episode 9 of each Game of Thrones season is the most powerful one, and this week was no exception. As book readers, Becca and I knew what was coming, so we coordinated our manicures to match.
My first attempt for this was to do a drip mani, which didn’t turn out as well as I’d like, probably because I was a little rushed. It looks pretty gruesome, so this could be a good Halloween look.
My second attempt was a gradient color-block with the help of some striping tape. I used Julep’s Coco as the deepest shade, butter LONDON’s Saucy Jack as the medium red, and OPI The Thrill of Brazil as the lightest. It’s a little difficult to see the distinction between those last two, but I think they’re a shade or two different.
All of it is over Julep Bunny, which was just released for the June maven box. Bunny is a thick stark white with barely discernible gold shimmer. It was a one-coat formula, which is rare for whites, I think, but a little difficult to work with because the formula was a bit gloopy.
Striping tape was another complication, although since I was just doing straight lines, it wasn’t too fiddly. It just took a long time to place everything, and when I was done, my dog needed to go out, and his leash running over my fingers messed up the manicure. Oh, well.
Becca and I were each inspired to cook Game of Thrones suppers as well. She made a delicious looking honeyed chicken with roasted root veggies and homemade oatbread, and I made a honey-glazed duck with onions in gravy, homemade flatbread, and an apple and blue cheese salad with homemade honey-balsamic dressing. All the recipes were from The Inn at the Crossroads and their cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire.
Becca swears she’ll update soon. Go tell her she should at Fishay Fishay!
Next week: inspired by a video game! Omg, I have no idea what to do; too many games to choose from! 😀