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Friday, August 19, 2011

A Week of Mixed Up Manis

I've mentioned before that I have NPADD (Nail Polish Attention Deficit Disorder) - this week has been proof positive.  I flip-flopped all over the place.

But I have so many untrieds!  I can't really justify buying MORE polish until I get the untrieds down to at least 50% of my stash.  Well, I could.  But I'm trying to be better.

First up, ORANGE!

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed
Sally Hansen always has a great formula and it went on great - two coats with Seche Vite Topcoat.

Then things heated up more and I went to RED!

China Glaze Salsa

China Glaze Salsa
That wasn't quite RED enough, so I changed to a darker blue-red.

China Glaze China Rouge
China Glaze is one of my top 3 favorite nail polish formulas, so naturally, they both applied perfectly.  Both have 2 coats and a Seche Vite Topcoat.

And to cool off, I switched to blue.

Orchid Royal Engagement
Orchid is a new-to-me brand I found at my local grocery store, H.E.B. Plus.  H.E.B. is a grocery store chain in Texas, the Plus being their version of a super store. Best I can tell, it might be a brand only distributed to H.E.B. - looks like it's manufactured in San Antonio.  They have literally 100s of colors in their line, which isn't what you'd expect from a grocery store brand, so I am hoping to find out more about it.  It applied perfectly and the formula was just right - not too thick and not too thin.  Standard brush, nothing special. But this is shown without a topcoat! Price range $4 - $6 each.

Then it was time to get creative.  I pulled out China Glaze Trendsetter only to find out it was a HORRIBLE color on me - I expected a green polish and instead got a Dijon mustard color. That's the chance you take when ordering online.  I was in the mood for green, so I pulled out an empty bottle and created a green franken.  In honor of Bob Eberly's birthday last month being the same day as mine, July 24th, I'm naming it Green Eyes after the 1940s song. (Don't try to figure it out.  My best friend Cindy calls it "Sheila Logic" and she might just be the only one in the world who can decipher it.)

Green Eyes in the last sliver of indirect sunlight

Green Eyes in artificial lighting
Green Eyes
It's an olive green with gold shimmer and I love it!  Shown here before the topcoat.

That's all for now - have a great weekend!

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