Hello, folks! I was at the park with Baby ACD earlier today, and I witnessed a mildly disturbing scene. A dad was with his two kids, a boy about 6 years or so and a girl who couldn’t be older than 3. He was smiling, texting, keeping an eye on his kids while they rode their bikes and played in the sand, all the right things to do. I was by the swings (Baby is obsessed with the swing recently and I spend hours there!) and had a clear line of sight to the trio. So the dad was sitting on a bench and doing something on his phone. At one point, the little girl took off her sandals and he got up, went over to her, literally lifted her off the ground by one arm, threw her on the bench, and made her put her sandals back on. The girl didn’t even flinch, she did as she was told and went back to playing; she was right back by his side within a few minutes with a smile. Now, I understand that parents can lose their tempers; these little ones sure have an instinct for knowing which buttons to push. What really caught me off guard was that he didn’t give her a warning or anything, and what she did wasn’t really that offensive to begin with! I was a little stunned, but obviously felt uncomfortable saying anything. He seemed fine with them afterwards and I got to thinking it was nothing or maybe that I had missed something. Fast forward 45 minutes, I finally managed to get Baby off the swing and was on my way home when I came upon this family further up the park. I turned a bend to find the dad reenacting that same scene, this time with the boy who was thrown on the ground. I’ve been feeling quite disturbed about this whole incident. I think what bothers me most is the children’s reaction to it – they didn’t seem to give it a second though, which makes me think this is a regular phenomenon in their lives. It made me cringe and I’ve been thinking ever since – is it ever appropriate to intervene in situations like this? What is an appropriate response?
Moving on to happier thoughts, today I’m sharing a manicure I did fairly recently (given my current trend of posting manis that are months old).
The base is two coats of a gorgeous magnetic polish, Golden Bridge by Masura. It is a smoky dusky turquoise colour with a golden magnetic shimmer. The top picture is more true to colour, but I had to include a sunshine shot to show off the glow. I used a ring magnet to create an arc of magnetic shimmer.
I am absolutely in love with this polish! I stamped the snakeskin pattern on the nails using Moyra black stamping polish and Creative Shop plate-118, one of my giveaway prizes from when they had the contest. I used the same plate to reverse-stamp the image of a snake, which I believe is a cobra. I can’t say I love the colours I picked for the snake – Born Pretty stamping polishes BP-WT05 (Crimson Cheeks) and BP-WR05 (Pretty In Pink). Thankfully, if you forget for a second that it is a snake you’re looking at, the colours seem to work with this mani.
I know the last shot is unfocused and blurry, but will you please just look at that glow?!?!!
I have acquired a few Masura polishes by now, and I find them a little hit or miss. I have some that have gorgeous formula and will respond to the weakest magnets I own. Others are thick and gloopy, and seem to be unaffected by my strongest neodymium magnet. I cannot decide if I love the brand or hate it, but I continue to give them the benefit of the doubt, although consistency is definitely not their forte.
Let me know what you think of this mani. I will be back on Friday with this week’s fluid art. Toodles!