Square Dancing

    You know me, I love my mod, geometric patterns. This puppy is no different, with its brightly colored square outlines over black. I actually wore this one day, then redid it. This is v2.0. The first version had looser, bigger squares, but I prefer the smaller, more tightly woven squares I think.

    I was going to post these last night, but I made marinara sauce instead. From scratch. I've made sauce from 'scratch' to an extent before, meaning canned tomatoes, and the rest from scratch, but this time I used fresh tomatoes. Truth be told, it's kind of a pain in the ass, but man was it worth it! I blanched the tomatoes to remove the skin, then diced them, cooked them down, and added them to garlic, mushrooms, olive oil, and onions and simmered them til all the flavors melded. I was actually pretty stoked the recipe I was using didn't include basil (I hate basil). It DID call for carrots, celery, and bay leaves, but I didn't have those, so out they stayed. All in all, it was a total success, and much better than paying $5 for a jar of Ragu, which tastes like a monkey's butthole. Best part? Enough food for the two of us for two meals, and one more serving left! (all for the low, low price of $3.50- yes, that includes the 3 lb of fresh tomatoes!)  Next time I make it, I'm definitely doubling or tripling the recipe so I can freeze some for easy meals. Can you blame me? ;)

    BTW- Wanna hear about my New Year in India? Read all about it on Just Another Day in India...

    On to what you came here for... the nails. ;)

    I used American Apparel Hassid as a base, with white acrylic as a base for the design, covered with American Apparel MacArthur Park for the green, and Zoya Robyn for the turquoise. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

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