My cousin also experienced his first Christmas away from home, as he's studying in the UK now. He spent it with our uncle who lives in England. I've always wondered, when I watch movies, why there are bucketloads of presents under the tree, whereas in my home, one half of the base is surrounded by presents which aren't even piled on top of one another.
I never found out the answer until we were on Skype with my cousin and he said that each person buys a present for everyone who's attending the Christmas celebration at whatever place they're at. Even my youngest cousin, who's... um.. I can't remember her age, but she's still little, bought a present for everyone. I guess my older cousin felt awkward because everyone was giving him gifts and he didn't get anything for anyone.
Apart from that, everyone can't open all their presents at once (we do that over here like the buffet's about to close), instead, they have to open each present, one by one. The point of this is to see each person's reaction to the present they open. Which would be absolutely terrible for me, because I am terrible at reactions. I guess whether I like it or not, it'll show on my face, but I'm not the type to have outbursts of joy when I get something I really like, you know?
So maybe I'd have to practise my reactions a little, in case I ever get stuck into some situation like that.
Anyway, EPP402.. I don't like it when polishes don't have names because names are easier than codes/numbers. So I'll rename this Midnight. I wish I could look out the window at 12am and see this in the sky.
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this. It was better than I expected. I did two coats. The top coat (China Glaze Fast Forward) dragged it a little but I tried not to put so much pressure on the brush with my right hand.
Midnight is a very dark, almost black, purple with fine purple and a bit of pink and blue shimmer. The shimmer's not apparent unless it's in bright light. This looks pretty much black in normal light. The wear was quite alright, but I had some peeling after the previous mani and some parts of my nails were thinner than others and more prone to chipping. I wanted to change my mani too, so I messed around with this one and got a couple more chips and decided I could finally change it :D
The first 3 photos were taken in sunlight and the rest under my desk lamp.
The only minor problem I had with this polish was the brush. It was insanely short. I have no idea how I'm going to get to the bottom of the bottle, ever. It also had an uneven length. I did like that it was wide though.
I forgot to mention, I spilled half of what was left in my bottle of nail polish remover, which was quite a lot. Dammit. This happens every time. After spilling, I close it after taking what I need, but I need to get more quite often, so I have to keep opening it and closing it. So after a few manis I decide to leave it open and the moment I do that, I spill it.
I'm going to wake up early and go out for breakfast tomorrow. I love breakfast (: