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By on August 12, 2008
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Hey kids! I’m back from my mini vacay to Put-In-Bay, Ohio. The ultimate island party destination for us Lake Erie folk. It was a great time but not having a laptop or internet access was freaky. I had the shakes the first day or so but managed to survive. Twitter updates were my only link to the outside world.

If you’ve never been to Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island, I highly recommend it. It is home to the world’s 3rd longest bar (405+ ft), The Beer Barrel Saloon, in addition to 10+ other bars all jammed into a small town square. Between the campers, boaters and renters the tiny island draws thousands of 20 & 30 somethings every Summer weekend. Just don’t take the kids on a Friday or Saturday. The debauchery is not for young, impressionable eyes.

I had a fab time but wow am I dead tired. We plan this trip every year with friends from my days as a ride host at Cedar Point Amusement Park (the best coaster park on the planet!) but packing and planning and grocery shopping take a toll on me and the boyfriend. But getting to hang with my favorite party people make all the work worth it.

I couldn’t leave all the polish behind though; I may have ended up in a straight jacket. All kidding aside, one of my boys, Joel, is loving the look of painted toes. My friend Christine slapped a drunken coat of gunmetal gray on him in May and I noticed it being quite a convo starter with the ladies the following weekend. So he requested I bring a “manly” selection to choose from. Joel’s pick; the soon to be released Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Stormy Blue. It looked really cool and since he had to do his own toes (I wasn’t up for touching boy feet at 10 a.m. with a hangover) he learned just how hard good application is.

So I’m sure you’d all rather see the Fall polish collections than hear about my trip so let me tell you what’s in the works. I’m currently swatching/editing/reviewing:

China Glaze Rodeo Diva Flannel Fixation
OPI France
China Glaze Operation Color
Color Club Musique
Color Club Glitter Vixen
Misa Poisoned Passion

along with some other treats. So stay tuned! Fresh content in the a.m.

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  1. Nicki says:

    Ooooooooohhhhh! Can hardly wait for the OPI France swatches. I’m drooling over the collection, but seeing it on real nails is what makes it or breaks it for me.
    Keep up the excellent work!! Your blog has helped me make lots of choices in the past.

  2. Kyl says:

    I think I just got a wave of nausea at the thought of my last trip to Put-In-Bay. Nothing like stumbling around a freaky little island drunk in the middle of the day. And you didn’t mention all the drunken folks driving golf carts around! What is UP with that?!

  3. ashleydanielle4 says:

    i’m so excited for your review of the france collection!! i can’t wait to get my hands on these polishes but since i’m in florida i’m going to keep wearing the bright/neon colors a tad bit longer. =)

  4. Heidi says:

    I am so excited to see the OPI France collection – I am on vacation and there is no OPI within a considerable radius, so I have not been able to see them in person. Plus the pictures don’t look that great on OPI’s website, so I am in dire need of swatches and yours are always so fantastic! (Thanks.)

  5. Lena says:

    wohoo, swatch fest coming! thanks!

  6. gio says:

    Can’t wait for the swatches and reviews, thanks!

  7. Jason says:

    That’s awesome that your son is geting into the nail polish thing! He apparently has a good example to follow :)

    Many have heard me on my soapbox promoting guys wearing their toes polished (because it looks better than the alternative), so I won’t bore you with my schpeel.

    BUT, I will say I whole-heartedly endorse guys getting a pedicure to help make their feet presentable, and to try nail polish (‘manly’ colors, of course). Many women seem to like the look (my wife does!).
    Besides, there are a lot of other fun people (like those who frequent this blog) who are also into it and with whom you can share tips, tricks and preferences.