Imagine you're playing Jeopardy (Celebrity, College, All-Stars, regular, whatever you like) and you're answering this question to retain the lead in this round of the competition. For 500 points, think about what the following items have in common.
- ballet flats
- sheer patterned stockings
- blackened shimmer nail polishes
Alex, what are "things Rach tries to wear in spite of the fact that they are NAGL on her?"
I can't do ballet flats (my boat feet usually are too wide) or the stockings (my right leg is bigger than my left one, so the patterns look jacked up on that leg), and up until this point, the only blackened shimmer I've truly loved was Savvy Femme Couture Garland (for reference, please see Scrangie's post).
The only explanation I have for buying this last year was most likely the clearance sticker at Ulta. Also, I have no idea why this polish was not a good time to photograph. I know I'm out of practice, but damn.
Three coats with a dying bottle of SV.
Sultry Nights is a gorrrrrrgeous deep teal blackened shimmer. It's not so glowy in natural light for some reason, but it's great in low artificial light. I actually liked this more than China Glaze Little Drummer Boy (which is more deep blue, less teal), despite my disappointment with the wear.
This polish has been sitting around for a good year or so (and who knows how long it was languishing before I bought it last year), and there was a little bit of separation. It was nothing a good roll of the bottle didn't fix, and it applied REALLY well after that. Two coats would have been enough. However, this shrunk quicker than a straight guy unsuccessfully trying to pick up girls at a drag bar, and it chipped after the first day of wear. I kept this on for something like three or four days, though, because I was moving Carload No. 2 and I didn't have time to be vain.
CHI nail polishes seem to be discontinued, for the most part. I used to see collections pop up at Ulta, and I have no idea when Ulta stopped selling them. The CHI site has a really sad page of polish colors, but nails aren't exactly the company's endgame, so it's not THAT sad. (Or is it?)
I'll hang on to Sultry Nights until I find a blackened teal with better wear. Any suggestions? Do you have any other CHI polishes? Is there a polish or a certain article/style of clothing you keep attempting to wear, although you know better? Why is it so freaking difficult to let go of ideas that simply don't and WON'T work? --Interpret that last question as existentially as you like. At least we can agree that "Jeopardy" is pretty damn great!