Desperately Seeking Persistent Polish is a sequence the place I put on a nail polish for seven days and take earlier than and after pics to doc the situation of my paws over the course of the week!
I acknowledge that I speak quite a bit these days about Smith & Cult, however I’ve causes! They final, and so they’re tremendous saturated, and so they even have numerous colours I don’t see anyplace else, like grayish inexperienced Bitter Buddhist, an oldie however a goodie that also knocks the cat woman socks off my toes.
Problem is…Smith & Cult is nicely conscious of their fabulousness, and so they cost you want they imply it.
$18 a bottle.
Here’s one thing comparable that prices lower than half (!) as a lot: I swear on Jeremy Renner’s make-up brushes that Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish is simply nearly as good as Smith & Cult.
There, I stated it.
I’ve been sporting certainly one of their new fall shades — a wealthy, darkish reddish brown with bronze microglitter referred to as Falling Deep.
I’ve been sporting it for the previous seven days and, fairly frankly, I’m shocked by how nicely it held up. It withstood a household plague of three consecutive colds (first El Hub, then Connor and now me), typing 2,000 phrases in lower than 48 hours, and it made it by way of a mothers group get-together that I went to final night time wherein I awkwardly pretended to be an occasion photographer (extra on it is a second).
“Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy Nail Polish gives you color that cares while you wear! Intensive nourishment for healthy looking nails and up to 10 days fade-proof, chip-resistant Wear. 9 out of 10 women experienced a noticeable improvement in their natural nails.”
Falling Deep appears like a Smith & Cult or perhaps a Chanel polish, nevertheless it’s solely $7.99! And proper now at Ulta all the Color Therapy line is marked right down to $4.79, which makes them a steal.
I sandwiched two layers of Falling Deep between the identical Smith & Cult base coat and prime coat I’ve been utilizing all through the “Desperately Seeking” series, and after seven days it nonetheless appears fairly good.
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Tosylamide / Epoxy Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Triphenyl Phosphate, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimelliticanhydride Copolymer, Isosorbide Dicaprylate / Caprate, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seedoil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Etocrylene, Diacetone Alcohol, Hexanal, Kaolin, Aqua / Water / Eau, Phosphoric Acid, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruitoil, N-Butyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Butyleneglycol, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Tocopherol, Methylparaben, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), D & C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), Manganeseviolet (CI 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), D & C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850), FD & C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), D & C Red No. 34 Calcium Lake (CI 15880), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), FD & C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090), D & C Violet No. 2 (CI 60725), D & C Black No. 2 (CI 77266), D & C Yellow No. 11 (CI 47000)
There’s just one medium-sized chip on the base of my ring finger, however that’s not unhealthy in any respect after seven days for me.
*Hooray for Color Therapy!* Can’t wait to do my subsequent mani with one other one! 💅
I’m awkward, man…
I feel I’ll have talked about this earlier than, however I joined a neighborhood moms group this yr to search out some adults to work together with and provides myself one thing to do out of the home, additionally with the concept being that I ought to, in principle, have somewhat extra time for extracurricular actions now that Connor’s in preschool.
I started volunteering within the group, and one of many issues I’ve been doing is serving because the unofficial occasion photographer.
Here’s certainly one of my favourite items from an occasion at a neighborhood wine bar…
It’s been some time since I’ve needed to be social for an prolonged time amongst strangers, and my @ss is awkward as all hell. I imply…small speak is one thing I was snug with (I used to say that in case you give me 5 minutes with somebody, I’ll get their complete life story), however I’ve to work at it now. I dunno… It’s not like I’m shy, as a result of I’m by no means. It’s extra like I’ve forgotten the cadence of getting an honest dialog with a stranger. Like, I say an excessive amount of or too little on the incorrect occasions? It’s bizarre…
I’m assuming that everybody goes by way of one thing like this in some unspecified time in the future? I feel? I’m telling myself that although I really feel hella awkward, I simply must maintain placing myself on the market. It’ll get simpler. Right?
*Awkward individuals FTW!*
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,