Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Finally, here are some pictures of Jewel!  Also, the second polish I've tried from Essie's Braziliant collection!  Woo hoo!!

First up, the sweater.  I took about 20 pictures of this, but it seems that I pretty much stink at modeling - I never know where to look or how to smile!  These, sadly, are the best of the lot:

Jewel, by Kim Hargreaves

shoulder detail visible


As you can see, the fit is spot on.  This yarn is so silky against the skin.  I just love it.  I made the extra small size because this yarn is known to stretch (irredeemably) after wearing.  Right now it's just a smidge tighter than I'd like.

And look at the pretty buttons I got last week at the fabric store:

And look at my nails!  This is Absolutely Shore, from the Braziliant collection, stamped with China Glaze Sci-Fi and Konad plate m77.  And here it is before stamping:

Essie Absolutely Shore
Very, very pale green.  It's not as different from the Nubar Baby Sprout as I was hoping it would be.  I'll have to do a comparison one of these days.

And now Jewel and I are off to run errands!


  1. Lovely sweater, lovely lady, lovely nails. Have you ever done a post where you tell how you give yourself such a neat manicure? I'm sure would like to know how you get your manicure so neat at the cuticle! What do you use to get that line? :)

  2. Awwww . . . How sweet of you to say! Thank you!

    I have considered doing a post on my 'technique' such as it is, so since you have expressed interest, I will do one! I have some good tricks I've learned from other nail blogs!

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  4. The sweater looks awesome! Congratulations!

    The nails are fabulous! I did find Braziliant today but resisted. I hope it's not true that Resort will only be available in salons. We'll see!

  5. Oooo! I found the Resort collection on Amazon! But I had to search by the names of the individual colors.

    Thanks for the compliment on the sweater!

  6. I love your Jewel with matching buttons and nails!