Spurred on by my unusually good mood, I put a few dents into Low Buy (For My Life) 2012. I ordered three RBLs I've been wanting, scooped up three of the new fall FingerPaints polishes (with a coupon), and picked up L'Oréal Brit Invasion. (I think this should be it until I am tempted by Dior Shadow. DAMMIT, Y SO PRETTEH??) I can make an exception for seasonal FingerPaints polishes because unlike China Glaze, Essie, Orly, Zoya and OPI, they're only available for a short time and at one store (Sally's). I've had FingerPaints regret before. It's not a fun time.
I was going to pass on this color, but I have a weakness for jewel-toned metallics, particularly FingerPaints teals. Say what you want about that company, but it knows how to make some seriously pigmented, vivid teals. Here's Fall-ing for You from the limited edition Fall of Surprises collection.
Two coats with SV.
Hello, jewel-toned teal. Maybe it's not super unique, but this one is a nice deep medium metallic with a pinch of frostiness. Just a pinch. I feel like this stops the color from appearing too blackened. It's so perfect for fall and winter. I would say this is a great summer-to-fall transition color. I have a shirt and a cardigan in this teal that I wear a lot around this time of year. :)
The formula on Fall-ing for You is a little thick, and you might have to swipe some polish off your brush back into the bottle before you apply it on the nail. If you're careful, you even might be able to get opaque coverage in one coat -- that's how pigmented this polish is. I went with two to cover up some accidental bald spots and pooling. No matter how many metallic polishes I use, I still apply like a derp sometimes. Other than that, it dried quickly with SV. I wore this for four days with barely visible tip wear, which is pretty baller for a FingerPaints polish (to me). That's gotten me pumped to try the other two Fall of Surprises polishes I've got.
I had every intention of passing this one on account of already owning far too many teal shimmers/metallics that I barely wear, but the name sucked me in because of this ...
THIS SONG. THIS ALBUM. UGH. FEELINGS.
Opinions on this polish? Fall FingerPaints? Favorite FP teals? Favorite Weezer songs/albums of the past? I haven't listened to anything they've released since "Maladroit" back in '05 and even though I don't think I'd be too into their more recent stuff and I'd hate half the people who'd go now, Weezer remains on my concert bucket list due to their excellence in the '90s, the decade of my youth.
I know, I know. Seriously, listen to the entire "Pinkerton" album and run a Google search on "weezer pinkerton yellow fever" -- while this didn't bother me back in the '90s because I knew I would never grow up into a trophy Asian girlfriend, this equally amuses and bothers me now that I'm older. I can't NOT side-eye the hell out of dudebros who are into Asian girls. The mentality behind that fetish is just really disturbing, possibly even entitled and colonialist. I don't have time for that shit. (Take note, this does not lessen my desire to go on a Weezer cruise.)
O-kay. I did not mean to turn this post about nail polish into a mini Tumblr-worthy rant, but yeah. Now you know how I feel about that. Fall exclusives are fun!