By 10:30, I shit you not, the show was sold out. I feel so, so lucky! (And although I missed the window to buy Shins tickets, I was able to buy a Loretta Lynn ticket yesterday for D.C. in July. Loretta FREAKIN' Lynn. SHAKING. AND. CRYING.)
Okay, now back to nail polish. I have a feeling I won't be doing much hauling this month, but after these tickets, I am completely fine with that. (However, now that I'm locked into Neutral Milk Hotel, maybe I should buy some Pahlish?)
Orly usually does a Back to School collection every summer, and when the press images of the 2011 Happy Go Lucky set came out, I lost my shit. I NEEDED THEM ALL. I love Orly! I love bright cremes! Nothing could be wrong about that, and generally I'm still happy with the collection, except for Frolic.
Oh, Frolic. :(
It was supposed to be a warm purple, and I swear to you that it was when I bought it. Check out the pictures at Colores de Carol -- those are close to what I remember. Two years later, it seems to have morphed into this weird, warm orchid color, not quite purple and a little more pink. It's pretty and that's fine, but I still wish this had stayed purple.
By the way, this orchid/pink is bright, but slightly more muted in person.
Three coats with SV.
As you can see, this would be a perfectly serviceable color if it didn't blend into my complexion. Up close, it looked fine; when I held my hand out maybe a foot away from me, YUCK. I think it would be stunning on someone whose skin tone is a little more pronounced than mine -- ladies with paler or darker skin tones could rock this. It kind of dies on me a little.
The good news is that the formula was great, and easy to work with. Frolic dries a bit matte -- not completely matte, more like semi-matte (think Milani Rad Purple) ... which leads me to believe that while it wasn't a true neon, it contained a good deal of neon pigment. Dry time was fast with SV, and I had no chips or noticeable tip wear for the day I wore it.
I did a little sleuthing online, and Frolic is in the Orly core line at Ulta. Next time I drop in, I'm definitely going to have to take a closer look at this polish to make sure it's really purple and that I have a freak bottle! This came from Sally's, and truly, it WAS purple then.
If you have Frolic, does your bottle look like this, or the original shade of purple? Or rant to me about polishes that have changed color over the years ... or your frustration with Ticketmaster, grrrr. And which would you rather see first: Fresh, or Sweet Peacock? I'll blog y'alls pick next week. :) Thanks!