Hi guys! I have to admit, I'm not really in a blogging mood. I feel like my pictures suck, and once I load them on my computer, I'm not happy with how they turned out. *sigh* so lame!
On a plus note....I got my wedding dress! Ack, I'm so excited!
This is Leading Lady by Essie. I believe its from the new Winter collection. I found this at Fred Meyer, and the display only had 4 colors, but I believe this collection has a couple more, one of which is another glitter that I think I need.
Anyways, this red is packed with chunky red glitter (it could be silver, but the jelly base makes it red). The formula on this was a little weird. It was one of those sticky glitters. Not gloopy, or chunky.....just sticky, if you know what I mean! I applied 3 coats, but could have got away with 2 had I been more careful.
When I brought this home, I immediately knew I had something similar already. Does anyone else do that? You pick up a bottle and your like "oh, pretty! I need!" just to get in the car and say "I already have this color!". Ugg.....yeah, I do it all the time!
Essie's Leading Lady, Sephora by OPI Merry Me and China Glaze Ruby Pumps
I'm pretty sure if I do swatches of both of these, they will be almost identical. As I said above, I'm pretty sure the Essie glitter is silver like the SOPI, but the base is thicker, so it turns red. I know the SOPI once you apply it, gets covered by the base and turns red. Does that make sense at all? I feel like it doesn't, lol!
The SOPI is actually one of my favorites, so I'm not upset that I bought a dupe!
If anyone is interested in seeing my dress, continue to scroll down.
Its crazy hard taking a pic of yourself in a tiny full length mirror!
I was actually really nervous this would be huge on me. I was a size 6 in my waist, size 8 in my chest and a size 10 in the hips (gotta love wedding dress sizes....they make me feel crazy self conscious when I say that!), so they ordered me a size 10. It actually fit much better than expected. Its crazy huge in the chest (even though I am quite busty for a petite girl). And it is quite long. But overall, I'm quite happy with how it fits!
I kinda want to cut the train down, its a bit too long.
I wish I could have caught the contrast between the champagne dress underneath the ivory lace.
If you follow me on Instagram @glitter_n_unicorns you will see that I now have my dress, shoes and the start of my brooch bouquet.....but I haven't even set a date! I don't know if I've discussed it before, but we are definitely not having a big wedding. My family extended family makes it hard though! That's why I have agreed that if I have family, its going to JUST be immediate family. Which includes my mom and dad, my brother and sister-in-law, my guys dad, brother and sister-in-law (including their newborn and her daughter).
Finding a place that will do a very small ceremony is impossible! The one place I found that I really like, says I have to include a reception at like $2000. Common, that's crazy talk! I'm not having a reception with 10 people! lol!
So anyways, I've literally gone back and forth from small family wedding, to Vegas, to Hawaii! Once I mentioned Hawaii, my immediate family was like "oh yeah, family vacation!", it was hard to say that if we went to Hawaii, it would be just me and him. *sigh*, there is just making no one happy!
The ONLY thing's I want for my wedding are the dress, and that *perfect* picture of us. The one where its just us being candid, caught in the moment....that is ALL I wish for!