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Back to the title of this post.
I think I've found my new purpose in life. Well, at least something I could be really, really good at.
I have never been able to have pretty nails. It's just not in the genes. And I'm not one to have fake nails, mainly because they are such a hassle. I like the way they look, and I've taken the plunge a few times because I thought I could somehow manage it, but it always ends in the painful ripping and bruising of my nail beds when I finally can't take anymore.
Just in the last few years have I really started trying to paint my nails on a regular basis. I find if they're painted, they grow. And in the last year, I've really been drawn to the darker shades of purples, greys, and even black (GASP...I know, it's only for witches and the hormonal adolescent teen rebels, but I just like 'em).
Growing up, I was allowed two choices...nude or nude pink. Granted, I didn't really have an interest in nail polish much, as much of a tomboy as I was. But beyond that, a young lady just never wore bright red nail polish in public, unless her first name actually was LADY, and her middle name was OFTHE, and her last name just happened to be NIGHT.
As I've started buying more shades, one thing jumps right out at me: color names.
Have you ever wondered who gets the job of naming nail polish colors? Wouldn't that be the coolest occupation? What would you call yourself? A color consultant? A polish expert? The Revlon naming guru?
Some of the names are so fun. If I were 'that girl', I would buy them just for their names, even though there wouldn't be a snowball's chance in Hades I would use them. They would just sit on my shelf and be fun...if I were 'that girl.' Some of the names I've seen lately that I've liked are:
-Light My Sapphire (ooh-la-la)
-My Private Jet (saw that one on Keeping up With the Kardashians...think I'm gonna try it)
-Curry Up Don't Be Late (this one just made me laugh, AND made me crave some Thai)
-Off With Her Red (from OPI's Alice In Wonderland collection)
-Hey! Get In Lime!
-Cherries In The Snow
-No Shrinking Violet
-Suzi and the Lifeguard (????)
-Paint My Moji-toes Red
-Keys to My Karma
-You Rock-apulco Red
I just bought a new bottle yesterday. It is Bewitching Bordeaux by Revlon. Love the name, and I
L-O-V-E the color even more. I've been looking for a really deep purple/plum color but hadn't been able to find just the right shade.
Now, it's your turn! What are your ALL-TIME favorite colors/shades?