For those of you who don't know who this guy is, he is
- the lead singer of the Old 97's, one of my most favorite bands since ... ever. You may have seen him in Jack Donaghy's celebrity contact chorus during the "Kidney Now" episode of "30 Rock,"
- a really nice, intelligent, well-read guy whose Twitter is fun to read, which is how I found out he's into "Friday Night Lights" (hello.), and
- a total babe. I can confirm this for you because I got to meet him nine years ago and have seen the 97's in concert twice since then, most recently in April of last year.
You can see why I think he's a pretty big deal. Do I feel the same way about this polish, though?
Three coats with Poshe.
Unfortunately, Dreamer barely made it one day on me without chips. I was getting ready to meet a friend for coffee last Saturday night when I noticed a huge chunk had disappeared from my index finger on my left hand ... oops? I'm not sure what's more to blame, my dying bottle of Poshe or the so-so formula on this one.
Admittedly, this is a rather dreamy pastel blue creme, somewhere in between sky blue and cornflower blue. The formula was so-so on my bottle -- it was easy to apply on the nail without base coat, but with the base coat it streaked a little bit. I try to use the thinnest coats I possibly can, though with some polish formulas, that isn't always possible, which definitely was the case here. This looked lumpy while it dried but it leveled out a little with top coat. Again, I don't know if it chipped so quickly on me because of a new base coat (I've been wearing Essie Feed Me for a month + Gelous), because pastels are finicky, or because my bottle of Poshe is dying a ded.
Over the winter, Revlon revamped their core line of polishes, adding new colors and taking previous limited edition shades and renaming them. As far as I know, Dreamer is one of the new colors. You can find this in the core Revlon display at any drug store, WalMart and Target, and if there are any drugstore coupons or sales happening, you can probably get this for super cheaps! The most recent sale I can think of was the week of Memorial Day, when RiteAid had a $2.99 sale on Revlons. I caved and bought Fashionista, a teal creme, that day (I had purchased Dreamer way back in January).
I have no idea whether I'm keeping Dreamer yet. First I'd like to make the rounds amongst my other sky/cornflower blue hybrids!
Talk to me about this Revlon ... or Rhett Miller/the 97's. Do you like his solo work? I wasn't crazy about his second and third solo albums when they came out, but I really do love them now (especially "The Believer" -- it got me through the first few months of 2011). One of my favorite things about the Old 97's is that it's a band I've grown and grown up with, and though their older songs are just as good now as they were then, it's still fun to see what they come up with as both the band and its fans enter a different phase in their lives. You really can feel that when you listen to their records ... or at least, I do.
When my friend and I met Rhett in 2003 after his set at Bumbershoot, he signed my copy of "The Instigator," and if that CD is where I think it is, I'll try to add a picture of his autograph to this post when I find it. He is such a babe, it's unreal -- and a fellow Virgo, to boot! \o/