Unfortunately for me, when I went to grab the polishes to do my manicure, I had difficulty finding Bike Lane. After a fruitless search lasting several minutes, I realized why. I had not actually *purchased* Bike Lane. Derp! I had picked up the white color, Five Over, instead. Since I am not the kind of gal to let cold hard reality interfere with my plans, I decided to work around that little problem by using Five Over as a base for the texture and topped it with a mixture of Five Over and Wet'n'Wild Black Creme to give the black background color I wanted for the mani. I then used a nail art brush to add the red X using California Stop. This yielded (snerk) a dark grey base rather than the literal pitch black that Bike Lane would have been. I also lost some of the texture and shine I would have had from using just the e&a color but I think enough was retained that it was an acceptable compromise.
So there you have it. Please go read Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom's blog post to learn more and to enter her giveaway. It is far too easy to turn a blind eye to the fact that human beings are suffering and being treated as commodities in this supposedly enlightened day and age.
The emerald & ash Road Trip collection can be purchased on their website.