I sported a simple and sophisticated mani for yesterday's festivities. I just love these two colors together and think they are the perfect duo for fall - OPI's "Lost on Lombard" and "First Date at the Golden Gate", both from the San Francisco collection.
I really wanted a mani that gave the feel of Thanksgiving and Fall, without painting a big fat turkey on my finger (let's be serious, if I did that you probably wouldn't be able to tell what it was anyway!) I think the subtle contrast in colors gives the essence of Fall perfectly. I started by painting my thumb, pointer finger, and pinky in "Lost on Lombard", and my ring finger and middle finger in "First Date at the Golden Gate". I painted two coats of each, and let them dry. Once dry, I painted the tips in the opposite color, creating the subtle contrast. If you read my last blog post (and if you didn't, you should - you'll love it!), you'll notice that I used "First Date at the Golden Gate" for the cheetah mani, too. It's amazing how much more of a burnt orange feel it has to it when it's up against the deeper burgundy hue in "Lost on Lombard".
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Now, in honor of the food fest that is Thanksgiving, I'm skipping the drink and bringing you a delicious recipe instead. One that involves....BACON! What!? Bacon on Thanksgiving? Yes! It shouldn't just be about the birds, the pigs need some love, too! Also, I just saw a recipe the other day for a "bacon wrapped turkey", so I decided bacon was a fully acceptable addition to this year's meal. This delicious bacon is called Pig Candy, and it only consists of 3 ingredients - bacon, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper, and it's really easy to make. Candy is a perfect way to describe this - you can't just have one! It was a HUGE HIT yesterday!