Good morning, lovelies! It's sunny again today, though I'm thinking it won't be for long. When I woke up this morning I wanted to use one of the new Maybelline Sweet Thing polishes, but I seem to have misplaced mine. Not to worry! They'll pop up eventually. Instead, since it's sunny again, I pulled out one of the new Zoyas from the spring 2010 Reverie collection.
I'm sure you all know that this is Zoya Adina. Actually, All You Desire posted great pictures of this one either earlier today or yesterday. Speaking of All You Desire she's having a giveaway to celebrate 500 followers. You'll want to get in on that one. Trust. Anyway, this polish is definitely a stunner. The base color is a blue-toned purple that really, really reminds me of the base color of RBL Scrangie. It has a bright green flash and is a true duochrome. What I mean by true duochrome is that it really does look completely different at different angles. I couldn't really capture its true character. I don't really have any other duochromes like this, but I'm expecting to maybe get one from Nubar soon, so I am pretty psyched. These pictures are of my left hand, as always, but the nails on my right hand have an issue with peeling. Adina shows all of those flaws. I should have used a ridge-filler since it's a metallic, but I wasn't really thinking about it. Just a little advice!
I was kind of afraid to use this one because I read on The Nailphile that Adina just wouldn't dry on her. I think it's okay on me. I put one good coat of SH Mega Shine on and just sat quietly for a few minutes. I even had to pee like immediately after I finished my manicure (thanks coffee!) and I didn't smudge the polish or anything. I'm thinking maybe she had problems with the dry time because of the length of her nails and how much polish she has to use. Mine are basically stubs compared to hers. That's just a guess, though. She's got a great blog :) The true test will come when I try to put on tights in about thirty minutes. Eek.
I have heard this color compared to an oil slick.
I kind of see what people mean. Something about the refractive qualities of light creates this effect. I have no idea. Science is weird. I found a really, really awesome tutorial on how to make yourself one of these:
All you need is black construction paper, an eyedropper, a bottle of clear nail polish, and a pan with enough water in it to cover the paper. Here's the tutorial if you ever want to try it. I wasn't going to post it, but it's relevant since it uses nail polish ;)
I don't have anything terribly interesting to tell you all today. I'm thinking it'll be a lazy day until I have to go to work at 5. I'm thinking of going to see Alice In Wonderland, but I'm not sure. It got really crappy reviews from most critics so I'm kind of torn. I just don't want to be in the theatre with a bunch of kids. That always pisses me off. I remember when Betsy and I went to see Up we were surrounded by children. That's to be expected with a Pixar film, but I was still irrationally upset about it. Anyway, I hope it's sunny and warm wherever you guys are too! Spring is definitely on its way.
PS Tomorrow (March 12) is the last day to enter my GIVEAWAY. If you haven't entered yet go ahead and click on the image at the top of the righthand sidebar. That will take you to the entry post and give you all the instructions.