Thursday, June 25, 2009

Joining With The Weather

Still no sun...this is getting ridiculous and depressing. I feel bad for everyone taking their vacation at the Jersey Shore this month. I was looking for a polish to lift my mood but nothing was grabbing me, so I decided to join with the weather and do one of my never-trieds, Sally Hanson Gunmetal.

Longest brand name ever!


















This polish is different from all the other metallic grays in that it's not super shiny and it has an interesting blue-gray color. I think the ManGlaze polishes look more like gun metal, but I'm not an expert. I've never held a gun. Gunmetal could be referring to cannon though, and maybe they had this blue-gray galvanized look.

This is three coats. Two would have been okay, but application was slightly uneven.












I had to thin this out with Seche Restore. Not sure why it came out so thick. I've had it for awhile and not used it.

See how it matches the light outside? Gloom.











The brush was wide, like the Insta-Dri brushes, but longer. Easy to work with, but the brush holds a lot of polish, so you need to wipe most of it off.

This polish matches a dress I bought for a wedding! The blue-gray is really quite unique. Hopefully this attempt to accept and work with the weather will lead the weather to a change!

Update: That totally worked! Ha! The sun came out, so here is Gunmetal in the sun.

Looks about the same.


















Yay! Sun! Now I want to put on something really bright.


4 comments:

  1. Like this shade. Very pretty on you. You should post a picture of you in the dress. I'd love to see it. I'm having some sun! I know it won't last. More showers on the way.

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  2. Good idea! I think I will. Hey, update! The sun came out! Tomorrow's supposed to be a big thunderstorm though. Those I don't mind so much, at least it's doing something. The constant overcast thing gets soooo depressing!

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  3. Okay, I was staring at this in the store and passed it up. I'm definitely going back to get it! I love gray/metallic shades and this is quite pretty.

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  4. Mmmm, nice colour - I love bluey greys

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