Hello, all! I hope this post finds you safe. I don’t know if you’ve heard of the wildfires that are raging in Southern California (though now they are starting to get a handle on them), but my father – and the house I grew up in – were very close to the evacuation zone. Being who he is, however, he never gave a thought to packing up, and his major concern now is getting the ash out of his backyard. Dads, gotta love ‘em!
Anyway, I do have some lacquer-related news to share. First of all, the lovely beautyjudy is having her very first giveaway! And it’s not just any old giveaway, no; she’s giving away the Nubar Modern Matte Collection!!!
As has been established before, I’m not sure how much of a “matte momma” I am, but heavens to hamburgers (as Mayor McCheese used to say), even I am all agog about this!
So make sure you go over and enter, and be sure to stay for the posts; it’s really a very entertaining blog!
Next up in the World of Polish, I stopped in my local Sally’s today and was amazed to discover this display:
Immediately I went “Holy Guacamole!” and did a beeline straight for that gorgeous, gorgeous glittery green. (I know, it looks blue here, but it’s green.)
I had no idea whether these were re-issues, or even current polishes on the market that they’re just repackaging, but I knew I hadn’t heard “Boo” about them on the internet. (I have to admit, though, that I’ve been busy as late, and thus not able to keep up as much as I once did – sigh.)
As I picked them up and looked at the names, none sounded familiar. As no one in the store seemed to mind, I took snapshots of the bases, rather than trying to hunt down pen and paper to take notes on the polishes. So in order of the above photo, left to right:
You may have noticed that the shots of Atlantis and Nova look a little different. That’s because I knew immediately that they were coming home with me, even though I am trying to at lease slow down my rate of varnish acquisition. In the end, though, I just couldn’t say “no” to Medallion, so here’s the happy trio:
Once I got home and pulled up the ‘net, I checked out China Glaze’s website. Not only was there no mention of the “Glitters and Chromes” collection, I couldn’t even find these colors listed on their color chart. Weird. Even a Google search of “China Glaze” “Glitters and Chromes” turned up empty. If anyone can shed any light on the subject, I’d sure appreciate it!
But back to the subject at hand. The chromes looked alright (as did that remaining glitter, Cleopatra), but they just didn’t thrill me quite as much as these glitters did. I may or may not be quite “In Awe of Amber,” so to speak, but perhaps to round out an online order, whose prices are guaranteed to be lower, I may give in and add that one to the group as well.
And finally, speaking of online ordering, Nevertoomuchglitter just let me know that transdesign has Breathe Life in stock. I know that there had been interest expressed in this color when I did my guest post on her blog, and as I had cautioned, it can be hard to find. So anyone who is interested, head over that way and get your very own for $4.99 and help fund research for Lung Cancer in the bargain! Personally, I find it to be a stunner of a shade, though I should warn you that, as it is a bit sheer, I often wear it with four coats. (It’s also gorgeous over black, though, as I’ll show you someday.)
Anyway, I wanted to be sure and share with you all of these fun happenings! I also have all of the colors together for your next vote, so depending on how late I have to work tomorrow night, it should be up either then or on Friday. Friday, also, is the day that I will select a winner of the Wet N Wild Rustic, so if you want an (additional) chance to win, be sure to do so soon!