Friday, 14 December 2012

Drunken nights at MacLaren's

This is one of my all time favourite polishes.
I do like my greens. (And my blues!) So when I saw the little green half moon glitters, I instantly got the idea to make this polish.

Drunken nights at McLaren's is not inspired by one single episode, but by the Irish bar that the gang always hang in. And also live right above.

A lot of crazy things have happend in this bar....

Like the pencil incident...

And the election night when Barney had to decide which strip club would become his new regular...

And that time Ted and Barney decided to get even...

And when Barney decided to play 'Barney's favourite things' and give away cool stuff. Like on Oprah.

And, you know, just your regular drunken night at the bar:

So I got inspired by the fact that MacLaren's is an Irish pub. Therefore there's a lot of green glitter in different shades and sizes in this polish.
It comes in a clear base, but it's also filled with midnight blue micro glitter to give it a nighty finish.

Here's two coats layered over black:

Oh, and btw, did you know that there in fact is a real MacLaren's in New York City?

It's a little bar called McGee's, loctaed at 240 W. 55th Street. This is the bar that the magnificient Carter Bays and Craig Thomas (the creators of HIMYM) frequented on a regular basis, and it would later become the inspiration for their fictional bar, MacLaren's.

And it's named after Carter Bay's Irish assistant, Carl MacLaren, who was also the namesake for Carl, the bartender at MacLaren's.

McGee's is supposed to look almost the same as the bar set of the tv show... So forget SATC the Tour - when I go to NYC (I simply just HAVE to one day!) I won't be stepping on that pink bus, I'll be going downstairs in the dark to visit 'MacLaren's'...

Remember the night Lily Kicked Korean Elvis in the Nards?

'Kicked Korean Elvis in the Nards' is from one of my favourite episodes (although you really shouldn't have favourites among your kids, eh? ;))

It's from the episode 'Nothing good happens after 2 am', where something epic happens. Something about Robin and Ted. And Victoria, Ted's cup cake fling.

But that's not what's important in this episode. Korean Elvis is what's important!

Because he shows up one night and tours with the gang, while they try to prevent Ted from making a mistake, which is going out after 2 AM.

At one point Korean Elvis annoys Lily so much, she turns around and kicks him in the nuts. Making Barney proclaim the night has become legendary by saying this phrase: "Hey, you guys, remember the time that Lily kicked Korean Elvis in the nards?"

Epic! Not to say: Legendary! Especially Barney's face ;D
I love the phrase, the episode and of course Lily's dress! So I just had to make a polish inspired by the colours she's wearing :)

It's a white base two-coater filled with red, black and gun metal glitter.
Here it's layered over bare nails:

Btw, when I googled the name to find this pic, I discovered that I'm not the only one who's crazy-crazy about this TV-show.

Because someone has made a facebook page for that comment. And there's 123 likers!

Friday, 7 December 2012

100 likers give away! Win the bestselling polish: The North Pole is a real place!

Wuhu! We've reached 100+ likes on the Facebook page!

Wednesday I posted an update saying, that if we reached 100 likes, just 10 more than we had at the time, I'd open a give away with an awesome prize: My best selling polish, The North Pole is a real place.

And thanks to the lovely Lauren of Make Up Your Face, I reached 140 (!!!!) within a few hours!

So now - here it is!

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