Saturday, August 1, 2009

Both Are Not Purple

I find myself buying a reddish brownish plumish color frequently. In fact, nine times. I counted. Here's the one I reached for when I wanted to showcase this color.

Essie - Rock Star Skinny. It's an indefinable color by one name.

It has almost a pearlescent glint to it and I think this color would flatter anyone's skin tone. If you look closely there's almost a greyish undertone. It's mysterious.

The love of my life called it "Conservative: especially for a Saturday." I'm sure naming it Rock Star Skinny means Essie was off the mark on this one. I don't think it's very rock star either.

I asked his opinion on this other one.

Sally Hanson Insta-Dri - Pronto Purple. He proclaimed this one "fun."

Which is odd, because when I first bought it he said it was "boring," and I agreed. I just can't get it with these Insta-Dries. (I cracked myself up with that plural.) The bottle is a cool shape, the brush is awesomely different, the application on SOME OF THEM is good, (I've had streaky mess experiences with the lighter colors) but the colors.....I don't know! I like them. I LIKE them. I don't love them. I think we should see other polishes.

They do dry quickly, even while you are brushing them on. They can get a little gummy on the ends.

I guess I'll go with the Insta-Dri for today so we can have fun. Which involves packing as we are moving next weekend! Which is NO FUN, but the nails should help. I'm determined to keep up with posting because it gives me joy, but if I miss a couple days here and there don't worry that I'm dead.


  1. They are both pretty colors. I have the Essie. I don't own any Insta-Dri. Have fun moving, I know it's an insane job.

  2. Thanks Lucy! I appreciate the thoughts. It is a tough job for sure.