The Street Carnival Collection was pipe dream polish's follow up to ANIVC, with the same great water marbling formula. Even though I wasn't there for Mardi Gras, New Orleans definitely seems to be a street carnival city hence I used SCC for the marble. Unfortunately April had to discontinue them so if you can find these in a destash or anything, snatch them up! I added a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust to lend it a bit of vacation sparkle.
I posted this photo of Brittany and I at the Denver airport on my Instagram but, in case you don't follow me there, here is the lovely Brittany. I look like I just crawled out of a hole (I had been awake since 1 am and was slightly delirious here) but Brittany looks great! AND she's so darn awesome in real life. Getting to spend time with her was a real treat!
For the stamping image I wanted to use a negative space image because I'm always raving about UberChic's negative space. I chose this one from UC 3-01 stamped with Mundo de Unas Black and topped with HK Girl top coat. I'm so happy this mani lasted me a few days (until I got sick of looking at it).
And lastly I'll end with the highlight of my trip - Preservation Hall. I learned about Preservation Hall watching Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways (that episode is partly why I wanted to visit New Orleans in the first place). It's a tiny room where you get to hear fantastic musicians play traditional jazz music. It was really spectacular. And my travel companion even noticed a couple of the musicians outside in between sets and took a photo of me with them.
'Til next time...