Every fall is that transitional period where you get to start anew with your look. In my case, this rejuvination is simply replacing my lightweight cardigans with longer chunkier cardigans. I'm an edgy bastard. [Tangent: Let me reiterate that this is NOT a fashion blog. No one EVER has come to me for fashion advice although my family have compared my style choices to Punky Brewster and Dorothy Zbornak. They are fashion icons, right?]
Easter M&Ms colors for grays, blacks and burgundies. [Tangent: In the fall/winter I like to evoke my inner weird goth teen... you know there is a Lydia Deetz that dwells inside all of us.]
However, the cooler season also brings with it awful dry nail beds and complete bouts of slothful sitting around in yoga pants and deciding leg shaving is no longer mandatory. As you can see, my current homespun manicure is running on fumes. [Tangent: Because I have never shied away from coming off as completely disgusting, I will share with you my shame. I have the hands of a mental patient, I am totally aware.]
|a week and a half ago this was Blitz by Super Black. It's really pretty, I promise.|
The review set she sent me tickled me to smithereens. The rich tones screamed were season appropriate without being overly cliche. Included were 3rd Degree (a very perfectly autumnal orange based red), Guilty (a glitzy hologrammy gold that would make an 80s lame prom dress blush!), Heather (a plummy purple hologram color that made me unable to stop looking at my hands.) and Spanked (This color is somewhere between a wine and a magenta and made me feel like a lost member of Barbie and the Rockers!). The whole collection is like the Crayola Bold markers in shimmering lacquer form. [Tangent: All that is missing is Jungle Green.]
Here's some awkward pictures of me holding things in unnatural positions with my pretty new nails. Hopefully, this will erase those chipped black monstrosities from your memories.
Top- Spanked with Wishful Thinking top coat . [Tangent: I know you all are insanely sick of my blathering on about Wishful Thinking, but seriously, it makes you nails look like they have just been blessed by Ke$ha, but in the classiest way possible. The subtle silver hologram overlay turned the cranberry colored Spanked into little sparkling Sugarplums! I love it. I know $12 seems like a big investment for a frugal gal like me, so if you are on the fence as to what color to try, I recommend this one. This top coat can transform every color in your collection. Versatilty. Boom.]
Middle- Spanked (sans topcoat) with Guilty designs. [Tangent: I read about these little nail sticker stencils on this blog, and immediately bought them on eBay because they are like $3...and I am a sucker for things that are fun and cheap.]
Bottom- Heather with 3rd Degree polka dots [Tangent: You know I love a nail polish dot. I always think they look super holly hobby homespun, but today a stranger asked me where I got my nails done. This never happens, so they must look at least okay. You can also judge me for the color combo. In my mind they look great together...they probably clash like hell. And also I need cuticle oil STAT!]
Overall, I am super excited about her new line of colors, even though I know whenever she rolls out new shades, she retires some old ones. [Rest in Peace Purdy, Torque and Fatima. You are missed.] The colors, as always went on smooth and dried incredibly fast and non-goopy. My only real gripe is a teeny one. Miss Dee must have been eating her Wheaties the day she made these batches, because the lids were screwed on SUPER tight. I'm aware my muscle tone is non-existent, but it took several tries for a grown man to open the lid. I guess at least I know they are not drying out.
Because I love fall, and only have so many hands, I am sharing 2 bottles of Super Black Lacquer with a lucky reader! [Tangent: Also, your lids have been loosened!]
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