Friday, August 28, 2009

I got a wild hair

 Update:  Rustic is the WNW up for grabs!


Before I tell you about my wild hair, I thought I’d tell you about the October Family Circle I just received.  It’s not even September yet!  Oh well, be that as it may, it came, and so I think it’s safe to say that if this issues isn’t on the rack yet, it will be soon.  Certain people out there, such as Brooke, may wish to look for it.  Why do I say this?  Because there seems to be a high incidence of varnish- and Halloween-lovers out there!  And take a look at the cover!




But I have to say, that I am less than impressed with it’s editors.  I certainly haven’t sat down to read it carefully yet, but as I flipped through the pages I cam across a photo of polish that, well, somehow caught my eye.  The corresponding text recommends we be on the Fall Fashion Bandwagon by having grey-toned nails.  Their recommendation is Zoya’s Loredana.  Not that I think anyone needs this reminder, but if you can’t remember what this  varnish is, you can see my post on it.  It’s a charcoal matte grey.  Matte.  Okay, everybody got that?  Matte.


(Not the best quality, but the only one I could find with the line I wanted.)


So I have to wonder why they tell you that you can “de-gloss” this polish by using the Essie Matte About You top coat.  There is nothing to de-gloss here.  It.  Is.  Matte.  Already!

Sigh, there are few things in this world as frustrating as people who have just enough knowledge to be dangerous.  Like those who tell you your lacquer’s life can be extended by thinning it – with remover.  In case you’ve ever wondered, don’t do that.

Okay – snide comments are done now.  On to my wild hair!

When I bought my Wet N Wild polishes, I secretly bought two additional ones for giveaways!  So here we go with my Very First Giveaway!

Up for grabs are Morbid and Rustic.





The bottom picture, with flash, shows the coppery Rustic true to life, but Morbid is a bit of a tricky mistress.  The shimmer is a bit bluer than the top picture, and while the grain of the shimmer is better in the second picture, it is no where near that blue.  It’s like a deep, blackened teal.

Okay, so this is what I’m doing:  The first polish has already been won by Aquaheart!  As a show of gratitude to those that have supported my fledgling blog, I put all of my Followers into a spreadsheet and then had pick a number.  Lucky number seven gets her choice of Morbid or Rustic

Whichever one she doesn’t choose goes to another lucky winner!  Since this is my first contest, please be patient with any growing pains that ensue.  So here goes:

If you are a Follower, you’re already entered!  If you don’t have a blog, send me an email so I have a way to contact you if you win.  Or, if you prefer, you can just check back when it’s announced.

If you are not a Follower, or if you are a Follower and want another chanced to win, leave a comment below including your email.  One comment per person, please.  International  readers are free to enter as well!  The contest will remain open one week, through noon my time (7:00 pm GMT) 09/04.

Good luck to all, and I’ll let you know which polish is left after Aquaheart gets in touch with me!


  1. I read and re-read that little blurb about the matte in that magazine and thought the same thing!

  2. Hahaha, oh my goodness. What kills me is this: I used to do youtube, and I know a lot of "beauty gurus" who are now trying to break into the polish trend, who know utterly rubbish about polish and you see them spouting of the silliest things that would make the real polish addicts shake their head and laugh! That is what your post on the magazine spot reminded me of, had me laughing.
    What a neat contest idea! I like the way you've gone about doing it :)

  3. Dangerous indeed! I used to subscribe but I don't anymore. What idiots but can we expect. Wonderful of you to have a contest. I'm a follower buy please don't enter me in the contest. I already have the whole collection. Let someone else have a chance.

  4. A month or so ago, I was reading Allure, and they were talking about the RBL glitters that came out in spring, and they mixed up the colors! They said that Look Rich, Be Cheap was Lovacore! I sent them an email correcting it but I told them I saw it in the August issue when it was the July issue (July got to me late, August came like a week later!) Oh well! I felt better having said something LOL!