Small tip: Unless you are giving your mother this lovely nail polish, Whimsical Ideas by Pam’s jammy-looking Peanut Butter and Jelly, and unless you are aged six and under, the phrase “peanut butter and jelly” should not factor into ANY Mother’s Day celebrations. Trust me on this one, friends – BREAK OUT YOUR BIG GUNS. My mom’s a pretty cool lady, but even I know one does not skimp on Mother’s Day. This evening my husband and I are hosting my parents here for a late dinner and a movie, but the other day my mom and I played hooky and took in a so cute (and very funny) showing of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, complete with mini Snickers bites, so at least that part’s sorted!
I hope you, too, are having a nice one with your moms today, if you’re able. I’ve always lived in the same city as my mother (and often within walking distance, at that) AND we have a close relationship – as such, I often forget that other daughters and sons do not enjoy the same. So I hope you are indeed having a happy one, hopefully just enjoying each other’s company. Go to a movie! Stuffing your mother full of chocolate bites works WONDERS. 😉
Mr. Finger Candy has recently become quite enamoured with a charming little Toronto-based rom-com called The F Word (in the United States you’ll find it under the title What If, as though the mere mention of a swear – an incorrect assumption at that, as the F in The F Word stands for “friend” – is enough to irrevocably damage the notoriously fragile American psyche such that the mass pearl-clutching that will result from one even glimpsing the highly offensive title of this PG 13 movie will be enough to strangle an entire nation.)
Tangent on nationality aside, The F Word is adorable. Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, it’s a sweet little movie about a sweet little pair of friends who eventually become a sweet little couple. It’s sharp and witty, and the two leads have phenomenal chemistry. Plus Toronto looking all hip and cool and so, so Canadian. All around, a very good time at the movies.
One of the major plot devices in the movie is something called a Fool’s Gold sandwich. I won’t tell you how exactly it factors into the story, but a Fool’s Gold sandwich was apparently a culinary favourite of Elvis Presley, a buttered and twice-baked loaf of French bread split end to end, hollowed out and stuffed with one jar of peanut butter, one jar of jam and one pound of salty, crispy bacon. Sounds horrifying, looks even more horrifying in the movie…but then after you’ve watched it about five times because your husband is, as I may have mentioned, enamoured, it starts sounding pretty yummy and looking even better. Were it not for the fact that Mr. Finger Candy is a vegetarian, I’m sure we would have already eaten our combined body weight in Fool’s Gold sammies days ago.
So this meta manicure, with its smiling bacon and glimmering, grinning loaf of French white on a bed of Whimsical Ideas by Pam’s Peanut Butter & Jelly, is for my husband. Because if he can’t eat all the Fool’s Gold sandwiches, he should at least be able to look at them on his wife’s nails.
PB & J nails inspired by my last (*ominous music* for now) polish from Whimsical Ideas by Pam, the sublimely yummy-looking Peanut Butter and Jelly. I can’t really account for why the jelly slice looks like he fell out of a Edvard Munch painting. Perhaps he knows something the peanut butter slice doesn’t (like they’re about to be eaten? Just not by me, because I’m not that fond of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The little peanut butter and banana pinwheel sandwiches my grandmother makes, sure, but never jelly. Good waste of fruit and pectin is jelly, but excellent inspiration for nail art.)