Second: IT'S (almost) T-SHIIIIIIIIIIIIRT TIIIIIIIIIIIIME! This is less of a confession, more of a proclamation, and certainly nothing to be proud of, but I love, love, LOVE "Jersey Shore." IT MAKES NO SENSE. All I have to say to that is, hey ... sometimes love doesn't make sense, especially at the Jersey Shore. Ronnie knows what I'm talking about. (Also, because we can't have nice things in American television and primetime's comedies are painfully unfunny, "Jersey Shore" fills that slot for me.)
Tonight marks the show's fourth season premiere, with the kids heading off to wreak havoc in Italy. (I'm sorry, Italy.) Since I wasn't about to get duck nails for the occasion, I thought a neon pink would be quite apropos, as the girls usually sport neon pink acrylic horrors. First I pulled out China Glaze Shocking Pink, but oh no.
No, no -- the color for me was definitely going to be Essie Punchy Pink.
Punchy. Literally. Like something J-Woww and Sammi would wear to a girlfight. This was too good NOT to happen.
Four coats with SV.
Heyyyy. The neon freaked out my phone, but not as badly as I thought it would! I'm kinda impressed.
Formula wasn't too bad. It wasn't typical neon (thin and watery), a little more pigmented but still streaky, and you can see my bald spots in my photos. I think the ultimate neon formula belongs to Orly Va Va Voom -- well, it was amazing, for the two minutes I owned it! But Punchy Pink wasn't exceedingly difficult. The only thing that made me go for SV this time instead of Essie Good to Go (I usually use this with my Essies) was SV's self-leveling quality. Like neons, it dries matte, but your top coat will fix that in a jiffy.
I'm not completely sure what compelled me to get this one, since I normally like my neon pinks a little deeper than this, color-wise. The only other Essie neon I've worn before is Bright Tights, which I loved! Punchy Pink is from Essie's Neon 2009 summer collection, and I bought this one on AveYou a couple of months ago when I was buying an f-ton of Essies.
Also, I'm wearing dark clothes today, so this is a quite nice contrast and change for me. :) I need more pinks in my life. I wasn't crazy about pink, and I'm still not, but I think I manage to pull it off pretty well. And can we talk about the insta-tan I get with this polish? I know it's not bronzer and a tanning bed, but I think J-Woww and Snooki would approve. Maybe.
Tell me about your favorite neon pinks! Have I forever tainted Essie Punchy Pink for you? (I'm sorry. Kind of.) If you watch, what's been your favorite season of the "Shore" so far? Who's your favorite cast member, and are you as excited to see MVPD do their thing in the motherland as I am? Will we see the return of Single Ronnie? Will Vinny ever find a nice Italian girl to wife up? Oh my TV gods, I hope so. I HOPE SO.
Couldn't think of my favorite moment precisely, but this video very craftily combines elements of what make this Must-See TV at Casa de Rach.
And because I love it when people combine things I already love: The other night, my friend Matt started comparing the "Jersey Shore" cast members to "A Song of Ice and Fire" characters. The Situation = Littlefinger, Sammi = Catelyn, Vinny and Pauly = Sirs Renly and Loras, J-Woww = Khal Drogo (... I am dying right now. You don't even know), Angelina = Joffrey, Ronnie = Hodor. Not sure about Deena yet, and I don't even know who Snooki would be. Tyrion would be the obvious answer, but ... there are others.
Wow. This post is a little sad, actually. I need my life back! Oh well. *fistpumps*