In order to console myself, I decided to do a mani with as many neons as possible (hence the title of this post, haha!). It was a bit of a trial and error kind of mani but in the end, it worked out great!
Although I'm a little sad that the vertical, rainbow gradient didn't work out, I LOVE my modification. Sometimes, things don't pan out the way I envisioned, but when I figure out a way to save it without having to start from scratch, I legit feel like this...
Haha! Oh Carleton.
The synopsis, from Goodreads:
With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.
But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.
Seriously though, there was already a very intense plot in this series and adding a time travel element amongst the already high stakes was a risky move. The biggest rewards come from the biggest risks though, and THE INVASION OF THE TEARLING is a shining example of that.
I was so engrossed in the story that the hours I spent in the waiting room of a Lasik eye place while The Remix had his consultation felt like minutes and when we got home, I went straight back to reading. By the time I got to page 401, my eyes were aching for me to stop, but then something so intense happened that I had to get off the couch and pace around the living room while repeating, “Oh god, oh no, oh god, oh no.”
So even though I could barely see, I was so riddled with tension about what would happen to a certain character, I turned on my brightest lamp, brought my nose about five inches from the book, and squinted my way through the last hundred-ish pages.
Luckily, my eyesight wasn't damaged, but even if it was, it probably would have been worth it. Haha! Also, hand on heart, I swear that I’m not exaggerating with my account of how I finished THE INVASION OF THE TEARLING. And if nearly going blind in order to finish a book isn't a five-star review, I don’t know what is.
There's only one week left for Neon Month, so if you haven't played around with the brightest colours in your collection, there's still time! But even if you're not into the theme, you can absolutely still link up your post. The more nail polish, the better!
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!
With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.
Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.
While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….
To start, I let two coats of Paper Mache dry completely. Then, I did two coats of Kiwi Cool-ada on my middle finger and let that dry. Now, I didn't have to use a white base for Kiwi Cool-ada, because it's pretty bright by itself, but because this is Neon Month, I wanted it to be as bright as possible. Haha!
So yeah. I love this mani. Haha! It's fun and bright and represents not only my favourite bags, but also my favourite sport. A double-win mani!!
So what were you rocking this week? Were you inspired by Neon Month? Link up and show off!
Hope you have an awesome weekend!
1. This is Life with Lisa Ling/ Our America with Lisa Ling
2. Beyond Scared Straight
3. Teen Mom/16 and Pregnant
4. The Real Housewives Franchise
5. Surviving Marriage
6. Dr. Phil
YAY FOR NEONS!
One of my favourite pieces of jewelry is a pair of earrings I've had forever, and since they're all sorts of pink neon goodness, they served as the perfect piece of inspiration for our first neon week.