Good morning, everyone. It's Thursday! That means it's almost the weekend (for most of you)! I've actually been counting down the days until July 25th (which is Sunday) for quite a while. Y'know why? Season Four of Mad Men starts on AMC. Be still my beating heart. I have never loved a show more than I love Mad Men. So excited!
It's definitely time to slather on some cuticle oil. I don't know why my hands are so dry; it's incredibly humid out every day. I was hoping that would help my poor dry cuticles, but apparently not. Anyway, this is MAC Coral Wave. If you read Short 'n Chic regularly you know how I feel about coral. If you are new to my insanity, let me break it down for you: I freaking love coral. Wanna see my coral trench coat? Click here. Some of my favorite coral polishes include: Chanel Orange Fizz, Wet n Wild Blazed, Rescue Beauty Lounge Starfish Patrick and China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. This MAC polish is nice, but it's a bit more orange than I like my corals to be. Actually, these pictures don't really do this polish any justice. It's a very beautiful, soft color. For some reason I feel like that doesn't translate well in the photos.
The formula on this polish was pretty good. I used two coats at first but I realized I could still see my nail line so I went back and did a third. Not a huge deal. The polish wasn't too thick or too thin and it was easy to work with. I'm still using Orly Bonder as a base coat, but yesterday when I went to Sally's I decided that I would try a different topcoat. Seche is fantastic and will probably always be my favorite topcoat, but it's expensive and it's got toulene in it. I go through this every couple months; I decide I'll try a new topcoat, I try one, I'm disappointed in it, I go back to Seche. We'll see what happens. This time I chose Out the Door. I've heard good things about it and it's a dollar cheaper than Seche Vite. I can give you my first impressions of OtD already: it's a lot thinner than Seche Vite; I wasn't expecting that so at first I got too much on the brush and it pooled in my cuticles. My fault, not the topcoat's. It smells awful, but so does Seche. I feel like it doesn't create a completely smooth surface like Seche does. It also takes a bit longer to dry, which is made of fail. I pretty much want instant dryness. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
That's all for today. I'm hoping that this occurs later:
Yes, I do have to work today so I could just make my own soy latte, but it's so much nicer when someone makes it for you at a different coffee shop. And puts it in a mug. And there is a chocolate square involved. Mmm. I'll see if I can make this happen.
What do you guys think of Coral Wave? Does anyone have a favorite coral polish? Spill, guys.