Recent example: A few days ago, I blogged about seeing Wilco perform at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. Well, one of my best friends from high school lives in that area now, and we decided to go partially so we could spend some time together, which was nice because we hadn't seen each other since Christmas. I drove up to Vienna from Richmond early in the afternoon because I-95 can be a Clusterfuck of Epic Proportions at any given time, and I wanted to give myself some padding for traffic and various unforeseen conditions.
... conditions like nail polish shopping. I arrived in Vienna maybe an hour or so before my friend got out of work. How, oh how, would I ever pass the time? Yeah, you know where this is going. DANGER, WILL ROBINSON. DO NOT PASS GO. "Should I get a snack and some caffeine?" I asked myself. "OR SHOULD I GO STALK SOME DRUGSTORES FOR POLISH???"
I hit up RiteAid first, but I wasn't feeling it. Walgreens was the next stop. And then I saw this Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear display of limited edition summer goodies, and I knew I was in trouble.
These polishes looked extremely close to existing core Xtreme Wears, and I thought that perhaps the finish of these puppies would be different. The caps on these polishes also were darker and less reflective than Xtreme Wears usually are.
So I grabbed one. For science.
Here's For Sher-bert. All of the bottles in this display had the usual Sally Hansen labels, one label with the polish's name in English and the other label in French. So if you see "Tout Sorbet" in my photos, that's what's up.
This dried semi-matte, which led me to believe this polish had to be a some kind of neon. I'm not sure what was going on with my ring finger, but I'm willing to guess it was a bubble in my base coat combo. I used three coats here.
And with SV. So squishy!
The formula was lovely and you don't have to work super-quickly with this one because it gives great coverage. I guess I'm just curious as to the true finish of the polishes in this collection: Are they neons, or are they meant to be mattes??? Does anybody know?
Now we've come to the part where I get a little irritated with myself because I already own a few squishy reddish corals! In all honesty, this saddened me because it looked like a rosy reddish coral jelly in the bottle, but went on more red-orange neon on the nail. I'm willing to bet it's a skin tone thing. (Darn you, yellow skin tone.) Or maybe it's a neon thing? I don't know, but it takes on rosier reddish tones in low lighting. And because the color was a bit more orange-red on me, I have to let this one go on account of last one in, first one out.
Now that you know how I feel re: For Sher-bert, what about you? Were you drawn to this display, or did you buy any of these polishes? Do you have a red coral problem? Do you also find yourself stalking polish when you have the time?
Sirius the Sheltie, my friend's fluffy ham and a half of a dog, thanks you for reading and wishes you a happy Monday. (It was actually a Wednesday morning when I snapped this, but he's so cute I couldn't keep this photo to myself now, could I?)
Silly sheltie. I love him!