Glitter is magical.
I went dusty diving at my old nail shop when I visited Birmingham a few days ago. I found this old white-label China Glaze named Verano. And yes, it does say “Summer” to me (a tidbit for those who don’t speak Spanish: verano=summer). 😉
Anywhoodle, Verano is a pink-toned purple with silver shimmer (almost frosty, but definitely not). And it’s really pink compared to the glitter which I bombed it in (Sinful Colors Frenzy). You can see my very first glitterbombing with Frenzy here.
I have not been able to stop staring at my nails. I am super pleased with how this turned out. Special thanks to Kari from the Once Bitten Blog for helping me with my gradient. She does them the best. I had to learn from the master.
This is the mani I was we wearing when I tore up the cupcake place earlier today (I won a free 1/2 dozen cuppy cakes on Twitter from Twist Cupcakes).
Their menu makes me want to live there.
I had planned my assault late last night. I picked which six I was going for. When I got there, I almost lost my game plan. They had additional flavors!!!
Like Dreamsicle(!!!) and Salted Caramel(!!!). *dies*
I stuck as close to my original agenda as possible (and for orientation, the box display is two columns of three):
I knew I had to have a Maple Bacon one. HAD TO. It’s the one at the very top on the right. There’s bacon crumbled on top as well as in the cake itself.
Kids, I have never had a more satisfying cupcake. I could wax poetic about this one all day and night (and I just might have already gotten started about it on Twitter). I do not have the vocabulary to express my joy. If you are in Mobile or Baldwin County, you need this cupcake in your life. That is all.
The next one I asked for was Chocolate Mint. There are crumbled Andes mints on it. I might be in love. Center right.
And I love lemon, so Lemon Blossom was a no-brainer. Bottom right.
Of course, I had to have a Red Velvet. I had been dying for a Red Velvet cupcake. If you follow me on Twitter, I’m sorry. I got carried away lamenting over this last week. Center left.
By this time, I was feeling guilty because I hadn’t gotten any for the hubs. So he picked out two Carrot cupcakes. Top & Bottom left. He doesn’t know I’m going to help him nosh one of them. Shhhh.
All in all, I am in love with Twist Cupcakes. I don’t want to move to Panama City now. I won’t be able to get the deliciousness in my face whenever I want. 😦