Anyway, when my friend Madeline finally tried a texture polish, she said it gave her a wiggins. Until I wore this polish, I had never experienced said wiggins with any textures.
But I know exactly why I felt that way. Pics first, and then I'll spill that tea.
I should have started this post by saying that Sally Hansen is my absolute favorite drugstore polish brand. Last spring, SH started to get into the texture game, but those polishes seemed to have disappeared from stores just as suddenly and mysteriously as they arrived. Closer to the end of 2013, SH took a second stab at textures, even renaming their texture line "Sugar Shimmer" (it was originally "Sugar Coat"). I got WAY too excited about the Sugar Shimmers, and bought four.
Mint Tint makes me think Sally Hansen could have waited a minute before (re)releasing more textures.
Want to take a stab as to why it sucked? It sure wasn't the color! What a shame, because this shade of mint green is just beautiful, probably more on the neutral side of mint. Anyone could wear it.
--Anyone who likes polishes that look like cottage cheese, anyway. Ew. Wow. And herein lies the problem with Mint Tint: It was in fact *not* a sugar shimmer (that is, a shimmery base), but had a creme base. Creme-based textures are a huuuuuuuuuge problem for me, and there was no way of knowing this polish would look like cottage cheese on the nail when I saw it in the bottle. You can't even see the golden shimmer on the nail, which blows. So I'm telling you now, do not buy this one, DO NOT PASS GO. Good? Good.
Okay, that's it. I have the rest of today off and I'm planning to swatch, work on some posts for the next couple of weeks, write some emails, catch up on my shows, marathon some "Hannibal" Season One episodes for background noise (you know your life is weird when "Hannibal" is a comforting background noise), and maybe break in my new credit card. You know, some books, some jeans, and maaaaaaybe some polish. The essentials.
Thanks for reading, and I'll see you on Monday, I promise! Skinny Dipping will be back!