This "fatigue" is true of polish, too. In March 2011, I tried wearing green polishes for an entire month. Now you know I love green polish, but damn. (The next month, I tried wearing ONLY American Apparel polishes. It too was a doozy.) So if you can wear and/or blog only one color/brand/finish for an entire month, my hat's off to you.
Having said this, I have no idea what's with all the Sally Hansen I've been wearing and blogging lately. But hey, why not?
Three coats with SV, two days of wear, and really groce cuticles.
It occasionally will give off a blue tint in certain lights. Observe:
Someone tell me: Does ANYONE like these new Hard as Nails polishes? I just ... I dunno. This is the third one I've tried from the revamped line, and you know what, the line could use another revamp. The existing core colors are okay, but the formulas are garbage. They remind me of old, pre-B3F polishes without the smell. Made in Jade was thin, which would not have bothered me if it had not also been watery and a little hard to work with.
And the finish! It didn't look super frosty in the bottle, but on the nail it was somewhere between frost and true metallic shimmer (ex: China Glaze Frostbite, Essie Sexy Divide). Like, the color is balls-out awesome. Green teals look amazing on everyone. But the finish, man. I would be more willing to forgive that if it hadn't been so thin and watery. I waited a long time in between coats (easy to do when you're entranced by "Game of Thrones" DVDs) and used SV, and it hung on pretty well for two days. It didn't dry crazy slow, nor was it insanely brushstroke-y, so there's that.
I picked this bottle up for cents last March along with Hard Cash from a limited edition St. Patrick's Day display. In all honesty, I usually don't even bother with the Hard as Nails line at drugstores, but ... clearance prices! If you want this bottle, LET ME KNOW. Shoot me an e-mail and you can have it (as long as you're in the contiguous U.S., of course).
Made in Jade, or heck, the current SH Hard as Nails line: good in concept, poor in execution? (Story of my life.) Seriously, just buy Xtreme Wears or the new CSM polishes. I'll happily endorse those.
Have you ever tried wearing one color family or brand for an entire month? Was it excruciatingly awful or completely awesome? Do you get burned out on things easily? Do you like "Burn Notice"? (My parents love it so much they're more caught up than I am, but that's another post.)
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a great weekend -- my plans include a Friday night TV and dinner roommate date, another Met Opera Live in HD screening ("Parsifal") on Saturday, napping with Sterling Meowlory Archer (who also loves yogurt), and Sunday lunch with a nail blogger friend who'll be in the area. Awesome possum.
P.S. This is a really crappy picture from October-ish, but it is hilarious proof that Sterling Meowlory is indeed a little yogurt ninja. (Don't worry, we only let him lick the spoon when we're done with the cup.)