For the record, it’s very, very awkward to take a picture of yourself that has your hands in it and have it look natural! Why do I feel like my paws look bigger than my head here? 🙄
I haven’t worn rainbow nails in a minute, but I absolutely HAD TO after we rented Promising Young Woman last weekend. It’s a thriller starring Carey Mulligan as Cassie, a young 30-something woman who experiences something traumatic that leads her to drop out of medical school, move back in with her parent and…pursue other ends. I don’t want to give away too much, but it involves some revenge.
Cassie wears a pastel rainbow manicure throughout the movie, and it’s front and center at a few key moments.
I’ve been reading about the styling for the film, and it turns out that the manicure was writer/director Emerald Fennell’s idea, and fun fact for ya — she’s the lady who plays Camilla Parker-Bowles in The Crown!
Symbolically, Cassie’s nails and makeup represent both her armor and a weapon. Her sweet girlishness at times conceals her anger.
I just wanted to wear rainbows on my hands to have a little fun, but I definitely appreciate using makeup as armor.
- Pink: Smith & Cult Plastic Beach
- Orange: Chanel Orange Fizz (no longer available, try Chanel Cruise)
- Yellow: Sally Hansen Lemon Heaven
- Mint Green: Sally Hansen Prince Char-Mint
- Baby Blue: Essie First View
Near the end of the film, there’s a scene with Cassie in a candy-colored wig putting on a bright lipstick, and dagnabbit, even without my glasses on, and consequently being half-blind, I knew it was MAC. The movie’s makeup artist, Angie Wells, used MAC All Fired Up Retro Matte Lipstick.
I’m wearing it here with MAC Beet Lip Pencil.
Speaking of bright and colorful things…I got a gluten-free sprinkle boxed cake mix and a matching sprinkle cake frosting (both by Pillsbury) at Target a few weeks ago to make a cake, and you know what? It was pretty darned delicious. Both the boxed Funfetti cake and the frosting were surprisingly tasty and flavorful (I could really taste the vanilla). The cake was also light and fluffy, and the frosting spread easily.
Everything was so good that I went back to the store and got more for the next time I have to bake something last-minute!
You know that I’m totally 100% down to bake a cake and make frosting from scratch, but sometimes it’s sooooo nice to have something easy around for when you get a hankerin’ for cake.
While we’re on the topic of baking, look what I found at Michaels…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,