Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I got a chance to pick up the last few Pretty and Polished lacquers I've been eyeing! The one I've got on here is Bubble Tea. I kinda got it for the name, cause I love boba!
Have you had bubble tea before? It comes in a variety of flavors, but it gets its name from the boba (the round, chewy, sweet tapioca balls) that settle at the bottom. I suppose it's a drink/dessert hybrid, so you can quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time!
Boba shops are really common hang out joints over here. People meet up to get boba for everything, whether its to catch up with friends, go on a casual date, study, or just kill time in general!
I forgot how uncommon it is in other parts of the world, until I took my friend Lemara to try it one time. (She's a graduate student from the UK, who traveled all over the States to interview lady sneakerheads for her dissertation on female sneaker culture.) Her reaction was priceless! She was so astounded by the fact that Americans can stand their teas cold, and she compared boba to boogers lol!
I usually get honey green tea, milk tea, Thai tea or hot lavender milk tea, but I got green apple milk tea this time around, because I thought it'd match this polish perfectly. Was I right or was I right?! :D
I would have liked to shake my drink prior to taking the shots so that it would look more like the polish, but my cup had one of the snap on tops that would have totally exploded if I tried doing such a thing.
Okay, enough backstory. I think Chelsea was really on point with this polish! What do you think?
Hit the jump for close up pictures (:
Check out the subtle white shimmer!
Thanks for looking!