One thing I've learned in life living in both Santa Cruz and Boulder, is that marijuana is everywhere, and the culture behind it runs thick. One of the most celebrated days surrounding weed is April 20th, or 4/20. I like to think of it as National Each Junk Food and Giggle Day, but you can read more about it here. Notice two of the images. One's from UC Santa Cruz, my Alma Mater. I've been out to that field just to experience it. Much like the naked run, it's a tradition that can't be missed. It's a harmless event out in an open field, where people literally just sit around all day getting high. At 4:20 PM, the lighters really burn hot, and a weed-cloud forms above the crowd. Then it'll peter out, and everyone goes back home to watch movies and eat some munchies. (It must be a good day for any delivery company.)
Moving to Boulder last year, I learned its just as big if not bigger here. I live right near the University, so I had planned to stop and see what it's all about over here. Unfortunately, they're locking it down this year, ticketing any non-students or faculty who pass through there. Again, it's harmless, but I suppose since it all technically happens on school grounds, it would be frowned upon if there wasn't some police presence.
So in honor of the most harmless and relaxed day of the year, I've done a little rasta-tribute using this tutorial and two new Etsy glitters from windestine.
On top of the three China Glaze's used here (Happy Go Lucky, Hey Sailor, and Starboard) are windestine's black and white glitters, Asbestos and Carbon Copy. I'm so unbelievably happy that I found and bought these two colors because they can completely change a manicure. The red was taking over most of my nail (oops), and I didn't like that. So enter windestine glitters and my problem's solved.