Thursday, June 28, 2012

Daddy's Little Girl Walks On Air

For the Rainbow Challenge today it is blue.

I probably have more blues in my collection than anything else, I'm always just drawn to pretty blues.  Some of my previous favorites include Today was a Fairy Tale by Deborah Lippmann, Across the Universe by Deborah Lippmann and Dreamsicle by Lush Lacquer.

Today I chose Essence Walks on Air as the base, I applied 3 coats.  I found after 2 there were still a few bare patches.  This is a pretty blue that is gorgeous all on its own, but I wanted to add some bling.

I chose to put 2 coats of Pam's Girly Bits Daddy's Little Girl.  What a stunner of a polish.  I love the combo of blues and purples.  It dries with a satin finish, but I put one coat of Seche on top and that gave the shiny finish you see here.  I have quite a few of Pam's Girly Bits and I've always been very pleased at the quality of her polishes.  It goes on like a dream, it isn't too think or too thin.  I never have issues getting the glitters from bottle to fingers.  I just can't say enough good things about her or her products.  Her customer service is amazing as well.  I highly recommend!

I knew I was going to buy this polish just for the name.  Me?  A total daddy's girl. I have four older brothers, but my dad always wanted a girl.  My mom was so huge when she was pregnant with me they kept telling her not to rule out twins.  So after she had me they wheeled her out to see my dad (I was born in the dark ages when the men weren't in the delivery room) she was crying so hard that he fell to his knees and said "oh no, you had TWIN boys!"  When she exclaimed I was a girl, he broke down into tears of joy.  He went out, bought a little pink dress and flew it from our TV antenna on the roof!  (Told you I was born in the dark ages).  Therefore I was truly destined to be a daddy's girl from the day I was born.

It has been 10 years since I lost my father, but I am still now, and always will be, his little girl.  The title of this post reminds me of when he used to teach me how to dance and I would stand on his feet and it felt like I was on air.  To him?  I did walk on air.  He was my biggest and greatest fan, the man who told me I could be anything I wanted to be.  Who told me never to settle for less than I deserved.  Yesterday I joked that if I had a TARDIS I would buy up the NerdLacquers, but truthfully if I had a TARDIS I would take my boys back in time to meet him.  Gosh, he would have loved them so very much.  My oldest would be his sports watching buddy.  My youngest would sit in bed with him and talk his ear off and my dad would listen to every word.   Thanks for listening to me talk about my dad.  <3

The beauty of this polish lives up to the name for me.  Thank you Pam for making it!

Prepare yourself for an onslaught of picture spam!

Shade:



Away from the sun:


In the sun at different angles to show off the pretty:



Sparrrkles!




Here is Walk on Air by itself:

Sun:

Shade:

Pam's Girly Bits can be purchased from her online store along with various etailers.  Essence Colour & Go can be found at Ulta.


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17 comments:

  1. I love both of these colors! Great choices for blue day :D

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  2. Gorgeous blue! Thanks for sharing about your dad.

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate you reading about him!

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  3. Gorgeous choices. Lovely story. I love the bit about him flying a pink dress from your tv antenna. :)

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    1. Yes, I had the dress up until one of my moves and it went missing. I still hold out hope one day I'll find it mixed in with something else.

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  4. You have so many unique polishes. I look forward to your posts!

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    1. and I also enjoyed your story about your dad:)

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    2. Thanks so much! I went on a bit of an indie binge of late, so I like to showcase those since they are different. I love regular polish too though!

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    1. Thank you so much! Pam's Girly Bits is awesome!

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  6. Aww, this was such a lovely post! Your are nails are also lovely. (If you can't tell, I love your anecdote.)

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliments. :-)

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  7. Beautiful words about your father. I too am a daddy's girl. Daddy's Little Girl is a major lemming. Great mani.

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    1. I got lucky during her last big cartel sale, it was the one I targeted, so I was thrilled I got it in my cart. Pam's Girly Bits are just outstanding polishes.

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