After all the news coverage and phone calls with my Arizonans, I wanted to step away from the shock and sadness. This isn't a political blog, so this is a polish post dedicated to peace for my home state.
Arizona became the 48th state on February 14, 1912 (yep, Valentine's Day!).
In 100 years, the State population has grown from 200,000 people in 1910 to over 6 million in 2010.
The State Economy's growth and development is attributed to our 5 C's:
Cattle, Cotton, Citrus, Climate, & Copper
Phoenix is one of the sunniest cities with an annual average of 85% possible sunshine and 8 inches of rain.
Falling Star is from the Barielle Fall 2009 All Lacquered Up Collection. This shade is a medium blue creme base with small round copper glitter. In some indoor lighting, it takes on a darker dusty cornflower hue.
This polish is thick and runny so I had a learning curve trying to get it on nicely. Practice helps and, after a few manis of experience, I'm able to get it on smoothly and opaque in two thinnish coats.
|I'm learning how to use my new Ott!|
I see copper - I think of the 5 C's. I see a deep medium blue - I think of the afternoon sky after a summer monsoon rain. I feel like I have a little piece of Arizona on my nails when I wear Falling Star, so I'm going to wear it a few more days as a personal visual reminder of hope for a future without violence.