Also, I like chocolate.
Four coats with Essie Good to Go.
It does look like cocoa powder, doesn't it? I would kill for some of that. Actually, I think I have some cocoa powder, but it's supremely ancient, as in, "five years ago from my first apartment," so ... um. I'll have to think about that.
This is a medium taupe shade containing just enough red? mauve? for this polish to be too warm on me. It doesn't flatter me in the least and brings out the red tones in my skin! It's beautiful, though.
Also, I don't know that I cared for the formula of this polish. I needed three coats to get it completely opaque and then another because I am crazy. This polish applies strangely: thin and watery on the first coat, but it gets a little color depth with the second coat. After that it's easier going. This post might show you what I mean. It dried a little darker than it looks in the bottle.
Hot Coco is from last year's A Winter's Tale collection by Essie, a collection I think the company knocked out of the park. I bought all six of those polishes, but this is the third one I've worn since buying them last November! Oops. I've decided this polish can sashay away, as I've other taupes that look better on me (and even more that I haven't tried yet) -- it's funny that I'm so okay with this because I HATE splitting up collections. I don't know why. It's just this thing I have, the collector in me, I suppose.
So ... you know that giveaway I'm having? (No?) Well, the last question on the form asked you all to name your favorite holiday movie. I've loved reading your responses!
I must say, I am a *little* surprised that no one mentioned this ridiculous rom-com holiday gem from 1995. (Is it good, but not great? In any case, it's certainly in my top tier!)
LOOK AT THAT ADORABLE '90s CHEMISTRY.
Come to think of it, I should've paired this clip with yesterday's polish. No matter!
"While You Were Sleeping" is probably my favorite Bill Pullman movie that isn't "Independence Day," and my favorite Sandra Bullock project that does not co-star Keanu. (Oh, Keanu. I will love him until the day I die, but that is another post and another polish.) This movie gave us so many wonderful things, not limited to Peter Gallagher's coma eyebrows as well as the classic line, "We're playing basketball. I carry a pencil! I'm a lawyer! I DO THAT!" Like, what the fuck, dude. LMAO.
My ex-roommate and I were constantly telling anyone who would listen (in other words, pretty much our same two mutual friends) about our heavily-pop-culture-supported theory that Chicago in the '90s was THE city to be in if you wanted to fall in love. To this day, I lament the fact that I wasn't old enough to go and discover the truth for myself.