I’m Duana, first time blogger, long time subscriber. I was introduced to Cheryl and her blog through the wonderful world of Twitter and have since fell in love with her nail art! But, enough about me, let’s talk polish.
I find myself picky in most aspects of life, and my nail polish is no different. A few years back, I tried the perfect red at my local nail salon; it was in OPI’s Christmas collection and I have been searching for it ever since. None of the polishes I pick have ever come close, and it seems as if the perfect shade of red is about as elusive as a unicorn…hence, my red blues.
One day, as I was walking through my local Target, I stopped in the nail care section (as I often do) and found “Forever Yummy” by Essie. It was beautiful in the bottle, but made a bunch of promises that it didn’t keep. I needed it to be a little brighter, like a true red/scarlet and not crimson. It looks nice on my hands, but the red is a little too deep for me. Check it out…
Essie “Forever Yummy”
It looks brighter in this picture than it actually is. I think it was the bright lights at the nail salon.
This is how it actually looks…pretty, but not what I wanted.
My plan was to use a topcoat of Essie’s “As Gold As It Gets”. And I’m certain it will be pretty if I ever get around to doing it….. but something in my soul just prevented me from marring this beautiful polish. I couldn’t do it.
My nails wanted to make a statement. Wanted to be “heard”.
So I pulled out bold and bright primary & a couple secondary colors in the loudest temperature I owned. And let them scream.
For some odd reason the blue base in the purple is so strong it’s difficult to differentiate it from the blue in the pictures. If I can get a clear picture to show PURPLE instead of blue, I will post asap!