Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rapunzel Mani / Pedi (aka "I want something that I want")

Well hello Girlies!

I'm back!!  I have an extra special post for you today.

A few weeks ago I saw a post on the Disney Store facebook page regarding a new limited edition 17" doll....not just any doll, but a Rapunzel doll from the end of Tangled or from Tangled Ever After featuring her wedding dress and SHORT BROWN HAIR!!  It was love at first sight and I scrambled to get as much information as I could.

I feel like such a Gork!  All I could think of was the end credits of Tangled....

I do want something that I want....and I was definitely telling myself that I NEED her!

It seems these limited edition dolls are quite sought after, so I made plans to make her mine!  I'm a bit superstitious, so these plans included a Rapunzel themed mani / pedi for good luck.

Below are the colors I used for my pedicure:

OPI Meet Me on the Star Ferry and Essie As Gold as It Gets

First I started with 2 coats of Meet Me on the Star Ferry

MMotSF is a pretty and sparkly mauve color.  The name reminded me of the boat Rapunzel and Flynn ride in to watch the lantern festival.  I decided to add 2 coats of Essie As Gold as it Gets to simulate the lanterns.

Just look at all those golden shimmery bits of light!

Now for the manicure...that was the easy part!  2 coats of Rapunzel from the Disney Princess Designer Collection (now long sold out ~ sorry!)

Rapunzel looks a bit shimmery and mysterious in the bottle and there is a good reason for that....

 The reason for the mysterious dries to a lovely "suede" finish! (Rapunzel is actually quite a close cousin if not a dupe for a HTF OPI Suede that is also in my collection) Gorgeous and no top coat needed!!

That brought me to....Presale Day!

I woke up at 4:45 and arrived in line at 6:07.  I was 3rd!!!  Wahoo!  Only 3 hours plus till the door opened....but I know I'm getting my doll!

Once the store had opened for presales we were able to see the doll in person.  Say it with me now, "Oooooo!  Aaaaah"!  

With my presale voucher in hand, I headed home.

When I got home, I decided to celebrate by adding As Gold as it Gets to my mani...

Wow!  If you've ever put a top coat on a "suede" polish, you know that will bring the hidden shimmer out of the suede, well add AGaiG to that and KaPoW!!  Shimmer and sparkle and a very unique layered effect.

Well Girlies, that's all for today!  I missed you and I missed blogging.  I hope to be back now with fairly regular posts.  If you are interested in getting a better look at Rapunzel (the doll) I'll be taking some pics when I pick her up on March 28th.  Have a great day!!