Spit and polish (minus the spit)

Since confessing that I am in a style rut, I've been trying to incorporate a little fun into my wardrobe. The easiest way I could think of was with nail polish. I gave myself a fun manicure last week.

I used Essie's Turquoise and Caicos for all fingers except the ring finger. That finger has Essie's Mint Candy Apple on it. I dubbed it the Mermaid Mani.

Yesterday I came home from work to a package addressed to D. He hadn't mentioned that he was expecting anything, but I have a birthday coming up next week and assumed it was a gift. Turns out that he had no idea what it was. He opened the box and this is what he found:


I had entered a contest on Essie's Facebook page where they were giving away bottles of nail polish to the first 50 (or was it 500?) people to enter. I had forgotten all about it and couldn't remember if I entered myself or my husband or both. Well I guess his came through but not mine. Now I have a bottle of Meet Me at Sunset, which is a beautiful orange-red. It will be perfect on my toes. I have a great excuse to finally get that pedi I've been putting off for ages!

Got any tips for me on breaking out of a fashion rut? Leave them for me in a comment!