Anyway, Malt. If you're wondering why on earth I bought this polish, I can sum it up with one word: clearance!
If you're wondering why on earth I was even interested in buying this polish, I blame the store lighting in Target, which made Malt look like a potential nude polish staple/mannequin hands candidate. I'd already dropped some dollars on two shades from the same Tracy Reese display at the time, so I didn't get Malt until I found it a month or so later in a clearance bin. Since I passed on all but one of the Tracy Reese 2012 spring shades, I figure now is a good time to go back and really examine past purchases.
For the record, this looks waaaaaaaaaaay better in the pictures than it does on me. :/
Three coats with SV.
I don't think this is 100% my mannequin hands shade, but it's close -- it's a closer match to what my hands are like when they're red. It's a bit lobstery in real life. I don't know how to describe it -- band-aid-ish, with red tones?
The formula was okay on this one and it covered the nail in one coat. I honestly think I could have been done at two coats if it hadn't been for the stupid broom brush! Because of the weird width, thickness and shape, I often find myself getting cuticle drag when using wider brushes like these and I have to carefully apply an extra coat to disguise it. I bet this wouldn't be such an issue with a regular tiny brush!
Malt is from Tracy Reese's Spring 2011 collaboration with Sally Hansen. I acquired five of the polishes from her set and one from Prabal Gurung's (which I wound up gifting to Chelsea), and Malt is the third one I've gotten around to trying. PAH-THETIC! Anyway, this shade is still floating around on Amazon and eBay if you're interested in it ... or *cough* you can leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address and we can arrange a swap (if you're in the contintental U.S.) I'm kind of on a time crunch, so this offer is valid for the next 48 hours. *cough*
Questions, comments, concerns re: Malt? Mannequin hands: fug or fashion-friendly? Malt ice cream and milkshakes, or malt liquor?
Although Colt 45 is in every other (alt-)country song ever, I never quite got around to drinking it in college on account of the fact that my school was a PBR school and when it came to 40s, I would go with OE. My most semi-memorable experience with OE was the night I had dinner with a coworker-now-friend at a Chinese buffet/Mongolian BBQ joint (Super King, holla!) before he and I went to another coworker's apartment to pre-game before seeing "Scream 4" at a local second-run movie theater.
WELL. I was good for the movie, probably because I'd eaten, but then started running into trouble maybe an hour after it because I started going in on mixed drinks another friend was making. I remember telling Mixed Drink Bartender that the 40 was starting to get to me. Somehow it was decided to move the party to Dinner Friend's apartment, so he and I drove a few blocks over and I remember drunk cleaning his kitchen. (WHYYYYYYYY) Things got hazy after that, because then the party moved down the street to another apartment building that was owned by our school at the time and you had to get signed in by a resident if you wanted to visit. That's when the 40 hit me HARD. It was like, "HEY LIZ LEMON, IT'S THE AFTER-AFTER-AFTER PARTY!"
I remember spending practically an hour on the floor and telling someone his roommate was cute and had a great music library before stumbling to the bathroom and throwing up in the most dignified manner a drunk Asian girl can manage. I thought I was fine. Yeah, not so much. I wound up emptying the contents of my stomach right in front of the elevator as I was leaving (I remember someone going, "RACHEL WHEN DID YOU EAT CHINESE FOOD!?!?"). After that night, I was so terrified of going back to that building again lest I get banned for my drunkenness. LMAO. But my friends are still friends with me, so I guess there's that!
/cool story bro
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