Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer Colors

Here's what the sky looked like at 1:00 p.m. yesterday in Chicago:

The menacing view from my guest bathroom.

I needed to get some summer colors on my digits to brighten things up:

Toes:  Orly Frolic
Fingers:  
Essie Tart Deco

The Orly is only the second polish of this brand I've purchased, the first being Space Cadet, with which I was less than impressed.   The formula was very thin and shrank as it dried - before I even put any top coat on!  And the color looked a lot less appealing on my nails than it did in the bottle.  But I had a $5 coupon from Sally Beauty, and knowing that a lot of people love this brand, I decided to try it one more time.

Frolic applied very nicely, and I liked the brush.  But it dried semi-matte, which I thought was unusual.  I'm not sure if this is common with Orly.  Top coat fixed it of course, and I think the color is great.

Here's a better pic of the Essie:

Essie Tart Deco


I wasn't sure this color would work on me, but I really like it.  Unfortunately, I messed up one nail while cooking dinner later on.  But it was fun to look at all afternoon while I was working on finishing up Capri!  Button bands are knitted and sewn on, neckband is picked up and knit.  All that's left is to sew the thing together!



3 comments:

  1. I'm amazed by how often you change up your colour, and by what a perfect job you do each time. I'd love to have such well-groomed nails, but I have no patience for it.

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  2. I agree with K-Line re. patience. Looking forward to seeing your finished Capri!

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  3. Interestingly, for me it is a very relaxing thing to paint my nails. Meditative, almost. I think that, combined with my short attention span, are what spur me to change the color all the time!

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