As has happened entirely too often – and as is only to be expected, what with all I’ve gone through lately (which I’ll
bore you with tell you about some other time) – I again came to a point where I needed a real pick-me-up kind of color.
I started out with twelve promising colors that I eventually weeded down to four. I brought them in to the BF to see which of the four he voted for. (He likes to get involved with my polish obsession. I just love that!)
Of the four I brought in, he opted for Color Club’s Femme Fatale (# 851).
I thought that it was particularly appropriate, as FF came so close to making it onto my nails the last time I was feeling glum.
Ummm – didn’t quite have the effect I was hoping for.
A nice enough color, to be sure, and I’m sure it’d look gorgeous over black, but. . . .
That’s four coats, people.
This is getting relegated to my “work” pile (since I’m indoors so often, if it’s barely noticeable in indoor light it’s a “go”) and, possibly, to be tried with black underneath.
There is some nice glittery shimmer to this, if you look just right.
But, really, it’s hard to notice. And when I do notice it, well . . . it looks like too much. Like the polish is bubbling. It may be because of the large number of coats. I think one or two would work better, since the color doesn’t build up at all, anyway.
And – aha! – yet again I think I’ve got another dupish color – this one without the glitter.
L’oreal’s Resort (on ring), two coats, no top coat.
I can maybe see a slight difference in color; sometimes I think Resort is a little bit of a darker pink, but if even in person, up close, specifically looking for a difference I’m not sure I can find one, I think it’s safe to call it a dupe. The only difference is the fine glitter in FF which isn’t in Resort.
And, for the bubble illusion mentioned above, I kind of prefer Resort.
So, long story short, nice enough color, but I wouldn’t want it living here, if you know what I mean. It stayed a day, then I was moving on to something that TRULY fits with the “Cheer up, Charlie” theme!
And now for the big excitement!
Aquaheart has nominated me for the, um, something blog award!
I did a little searching online and have discovered it’s the Lemonade Award! I am now to nominate twelve blogs I love to read myself!
There are really so many great blogs out there – just look how long my blogroll is! – so while I nominate all of them in my heart, I will only enumerate a few, so they have names left to nominate!
Happy Thursday, everybody!