Rubber Duckie, I’m Awfully Fond of You (With an Assist from the Boogie Woogie Sheep)

Rubber DuckieHere’s a plucky little ducky manicure (I think the -ie suffix is reserved for Ernie’s yellow bath time pal and duckies, plural, as opposed to one individual ducky…and I may have already given this more thought than seems reasonable!) for week two’s theme of rubber duckies in January’s N.A.I.L. Challenge. Great song, although if we’re going to rank favourite Sesame Street ditties, my money’s on Ernie’s Dance Myself to Sleep song. Everybody sing it now! “And with the help of our friends, the Boogie Woogie Sheep, we’ll dance ourselves to sleep/We’re in our jammies!/We’ll dance ourselves to sleep/And thank you lambies!”

Aw hell, I can’t let this one go. I’ve never linked to a YouTube video before, one of my own or anybody else’s, but everybody needs to share in Bert’s incredulity when tap dancing sheep invade his bedroom and soft shoe his bed straight out the door so Ernie can get to sleep. Enjoy. 🙂

Cookie Party!

Cookie PartyLooks like that binge eating scamp Cookie Monster got to my first polish from Whimsical Ideas by Pam, the chip-a-licious Just Add Milk, before I could. Bad form, Mr. Monster! But pretty understandable given that this polish is ADORABLE! Just Add Milk is my first Whimsie, to those in the know, and it’s fabulous, just a simple mix of brown holographic glitter in a caramel-coloured jelly base. There’s not a whole lot to it, but on the nail it’s all chocolate chip cookie, and it positively calls out for a cold and creamy glass of 1%.

For this munched-upon mani I layered one coat of Just Add Milk over one coat of an opaque, nude creme before adding the little black bite marks and the accent nail of Cookie Monster himself. I initially tried it with nothing but Just Add Milk, but the density of the glitter – not overwhelming or drying, but definitely plentiful – meant that my mani was sporting a most uneven ratio of “chips” to “batter,” obscuring all that gorgeous tan jelly and diluting the overall cookie effect. Much yummier this way. COOOOO-KIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!Just Add Milk