Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ya hafta believe


You know, I’m not really a pink person.  Don’t think I’ve ever been.  Maybe when I was very young, but I remember being all over purple, and anytime I could get something in a rainbow, that was what I wanted.  As such, I have a rather small collection of pink polishes.  Some just appealed to me one day as I was looking at polish (Sinful’s Easy Going), some are part of a collection (China Glaze’s Don’t Be a Square), and some are just really different (Revlon’s Sinful Strawberry). But well and truly, I have very few in my collection.  Twenty-one total.  That’s a minority of my collection, believe me.

So as I was getting ready to do my pedicure (which is really little more than a fancy word for changing my toenail polish, as I do little more than that), it struck me that I wanted to wear one of my vibrant HDs that were glaring at me.  (I don’t use that word for its negative connotation, it’s just so much like there was glare coming off of them.)  So, as I often do, I asked my BF for input in picking out a color.  I knew the color family I wanted, so I brought out Digital, Three D, and Hi-Res.  He picked the Digital (#06).

Now, at this point in time, I had only ever worn BLU, and, well, we all remember what a nightmare to apply that one was.  But here’s the thing – I totally suck at applying polish to my toes.  I can’t get my foot close enough to my face, so I can’t swear whether it was streaking like BLU was or not.  Point of fact, it looked like I was good to go with two coats, but I decided to play it safe with a third.

I finished up painting, and I liked it.  I did – good color.

The next day as I’m walking about, I keep glancing downward going, “You know, that’s really a great color.”

By the third day I wore it, I LOVED it!  Inside, outside, it was always glowing!  Can I call it a neon?  I don’t remember it drying matte, but who knows, right?  But if it’s not a neon, it sure feels like a neon.  It glows like that.  In fact, I’ll throw caution to the wind (you don’t mind, do you, Wind?).  It is a neon!

I say this in part because I have a father who has collected neon signs for years, and I can easily picture this color coursing through the glass.  So, as far as I’m concerned, these are neons. At least for the colors I’ve worn.  If anything changes, I’ll let you know.  Promise.

But I am not going to subject you gals (guys?) to my feet.  I know, I know, we all think our feet are weird and no one is as picky as we are about our own bodies, and blah, blah, blah.  And that is true for me.  But also, as I said, my application really sucks eggs.  I mean seriously.  Polish all slopped on my toes and everything.  And the only clean-up I do is what comes off in the shower.  So I had to wait until I did a mani with them.  And finally, I did!








The Craw!!



(Not in the slightest politically correct, and I apologize to anyone who finds this offensive, but Don Adams and Get Smart will always have a special place in my heart!)


I have to say, as the second color from the collection I’ve worn, night and day when it comes to application.  Applied beautifully.  The brush splayed appropriately.  Two coats gave me this gorgeous coverage.  (Though there appears to be VNL in the pictures, I couldn’t see it at all IRL)  You can see some tipwear, but nothing major.

However, I do have to cop to the fact that this polish did bubble.  Bubbled pretty bad, actually.  It may have been the formula.  It could have been the SH base coat/top coat I used with it (that really felt as though it could do with a thinning, but as I was not at home when I did my nails, thinner was not at hand).  It might have been the fan that was blowing indirectly on me during the application.  Who knows?  But bubble it did.




Interestingly, though, this color is such a, well, COLOR that the bubbles were completely beyond notice to me unless the nails were pretty close to my eyes.  When this color started chipping after a couple of days, if I didn’t think about it, I wouldn’t even notice.  And that is not my M.O. – normally chips drive me insane!  Again, I think that when you look down you see COLOR, and because of that, you pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, as it were.




But I could NOT capture the beauty of this color in photos. Check out this bowling ball – this is what I was looking at!



(Available at


I picked the following clip to go with this polish for a few reasons.  First off, talking about all of the colors I liked as a kid is *really* taking me back!  On top of that, there’s something about this color that’s making me think of the 80’s and, specifically, leg warmers. Yeah, I don’t know why, either.  Secondly, the fact that I’m all into pink is magic in it’s own way.  And finally, there is a pink light that’s shining down on the stage and the people and props on it that is colored very similarly to this polish!



Don’t forget, the HDs are on sale through 08/22 at Walgreens!


  1. I love that pink on you, and I love Get Smart as well, the original tv series, of course (I didn't see the movie yet!)

  2. It's surprising how much I dig this color, considering I'm usually pretty pink averse! I haven't seen the movie, either, but no one could replace Don Adams for me, anyway.

    Would you believe almost no one? ;)

  3. That clip bought back memories. Don Adams was always so funny to me. I really believe your bubbling problem was the fan. That happened to me also. I make sure it's off when I do my nails. I love pink polish but I rarely wear it. I have loads of it. I've worn more dark colors this summer than light.

  4. You know, I thought about turning that fan off, but it was the middle of summer, and the thought of living without it just seemed like torture!