Today I'm wearing a polish that I've worn once before. I went on a mad hunt for it at the end of last summer and when I finally found it was disappointed because the formula and application were terrible. I decided to bust it out and try it again.
Sally Hansen Forsythia. I truly adore this color, but you cannot deny that it is fucking ugly. Like, ew. It's kind of a mustard-y color with maybe a drop of green and some pearlescent shimmer. I still hated the formula. It was thick and weird. I also really dislike the old Sally Hansen Salon brush. It's so skinny. I can handle little brushes (like Essie) but this one is just stupid. It's not pliable enough to be as small as it is, if that makes sense. Who knows, maybe I'm just rambling. Anyway, here's a macro.
See? Shimmery. It looks pretty in the macro, but then once you see it on me it's like, ewww.
...yeah. I'm trying to think of a skintone that would complement this shade, but...I don't think I can. Maybe on someone with much darker skin? I don't know. However, the ugliness of this shade will not stop me from wearing it many many times. It's too unique not to love. This mustard-y color was super popular in like...the autumn of 2008-ish. I just remember that everything at H&M was mustard. I bought mustard shoes. I had a mustard purse--I still miss that purse, man. I wore a hole through it and had to pitch it.
Anyway, I wanted to wear Forsythia because there are like a million forsythia plants blooming near my house. Unfortunately none of them are in my yard and I didn't really want to sneak into a neighbor's yard like a crazy person to take a picture. I just got one from Google.
The flowers on a forsythia are a lot more of a goldenrod yellow than a mustard yellow, but that's okay. God, this polish was so hard to find. I remember as soon as I stopped actively looking for it I ended up stumbling across it. I also have Honeydew and Night Hydrangea from the same collection.
So who has Forsythia? Who thinks Forsythia looks less ghastly on them than it does on me? I fully admit that it looks awful on me, but that's not gonna stop me from trying my best to rock it. Oh by the way, that Maybelline La La Lime held up really really well! I was washing dishes last night for at least an hour and I only had one small chip. Good show, Maybelline!