Sunday, December 15, 2013

Quartet Plus 1

It's me again! Posting twice in one week. Woot! Thankfully, now that I am on winter break from school, I have a bit more time for posting. So here I go!

So today's post is really mushy, a bit selfish, but over all, kind of cute. I have decided to dedicate this post to my boyfriend of 5 years. I know, super gross.

The Mushy Part

So I think I have mentioned a bit about him before but anyway, he's a super hot trumpet player. We met while I was in high school (OMG I'm so old now) and despite my annoying habits, inability to cook, and refusal to ride the Coney Island Cyclone with him (that thing is like a zillion years old), we have been together ever since.

We are "that couple" amongst our group of friends who has been together so long, we are now called old and married. One of my friends once told me that if we ever broke up, she would stop believing in love. No pressure. Some of his friends even call me "the Mrs."....It's gotten kind of crazy. He always gives me the last bite of desert, lets me pick out what movie we are watching, and eats the crust of my pizza (I hate crust!). If that's not true love, I don't know what is.

Anyway, earlier this year, my boyfriend started a brass quintet called Quartet Plus 1. This group is a  New York based brass quintet that plays a wide variety of music, from jazz to oldies to current favorites, but specializing in classical music.

(mine is the cutie in the middle)
Photo by Cassandra Jolicoeur of On Wednesdays, We Wear Polish

Photo by Cassandra Jolicoeur of On Wednesdays, We Wear Polish
Over the past few weeks, my boyfriend has been putting together a charity concert to help raise money for the Philippines to go to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. This Wednesday, Quartet Plus 1, will be playing at St. Marks Church on the lower east side of Manhattan. Come out to hear some great music if you are in the Manhattan area!

Poster designed by Jose Habana (

So for the upcoming concert, I decided to do a music themed manicure. What do you think?

I am really happy with how this one turned out. Definitely super funky. Except for my ashy hands, which I just noticed in these pictures. haha pardon my ashy winter skin.

***The Selfish Part***

So when I told my boyfriend I was planning to do this post, I told him that my blog was getting a little more popular and that maybe it would get his group some attention. He thought that I was just being cute. And I love a good challenge. Basically, I ended up betting him that my post could increase his face book page likes. In the end, we came up with this: He promised me that for every three likes he gets on the Quartet Plus 1 face book page, he will buy me one bottle of nail polish. His page currently has 61 likes, so for every three likes he gets after that, I get me some colorful goodies.

That means I DESPERATELY need your help!

Take a look around the Quartet Plus 1 website. If you click on media, you can hear some samples of their music. If you like what you hear, like the Quartet Plus 1  face book page and help me get more nail polish! Yayy

Now onto the nail polish!

I wanted a funky feel for this mani so I used white, dark gunmetal gray, and a gunmetal gray glitter,  for my bases. My favorite is definitely my middle finger which has Milani Silver dazzle as the base. This color has a clear base absolutely packed with tiny gun metal gray glitters. As you can see, with  two coats, this lovely glitter polish is completely opaque.

Once my bases were all dry I used my newly purchased Moyou plates which I discussed in a previous post. These plates are from their Roxy Collection. Details are at the end of the post. Thanks for stopping by!

Like this design? Check out my others on pinterest and tumblr : )

Note: Poster design for Quartet Plus 1 was done by Jose Habana who is a digital and traditional illustrator. He is available for freelance work. You can contact him at

Milani - Silver Dazzle (gunmetal gray glitter on middle finger)
Milani - White on the Spot
Revlon - Black Star (black/grey)
Moyou London Roxy Collection 02 - wavy music staff
Moyou London Roxy Collection 05 - jazz player, musical instruments, musical notes
Konad White (stamping)
Konad Black (stamping)

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