Good morning, everyone. It's my first post of 2011! How exciting. Strangely, I agonized over which polish to choose for my first foray into color in January. My nails were completely bare for two days because I was short on time and I also had a hard time choosing. I started 2010 off with a red so I didn't want to do that again (lest that red set the tone for my year--ie, not a good tone). Instead I chose a neutral, Essence Walk of Fame, which I picked up at Ulta.
Walk of Fame, a taupe, is a little chameleon. As you can see, sometimes it looks browner, sometimes grayer, and in low light it has definite cool undertones. I can think of about five colors off-hand that this reminds me of, like Rimmel Steel Grey, OPI Over the Taupe, or even $OPI Metro Chic, but I still really like this color. The application was fine, if a little watery. This took two coats. And as most of you probably know, Essence polishes are 99 cents. This wasn't on the regular display. I found it discarded in an aisle somewhere in the after-Christmas sale madness. I did check the regular display, but Walk of Fame didn't have a spot. Maybe it's part of a little seasonal collection? I really don't know.
Today begins my actual vacation. By vacation I mean that I have six days where I have to do nothing. No Coffee Inc., no school. Just [hopefully] relaxing. I really, really need it. I like my barista job, but the holidays were bananas at Coffee Inc. Everyone wants a mocha. Yesterday when I called out a medium-non-fat-half-caf-dark-chocolate-peppermint-mocha-with-half-peppermint-and-no-whip I all of a sudden became fed up with coffee. People, if you want a mocha, order a damn mocha. If you're so obsessed with calories that you have to modify it that much then you don't really want the mocha. Get a hot tea instead :) Anyway, I am waaaay behind schedule on my recreational reading. I was hoping to read both Tom and Jack and Eakins Revealed before I started the semester, but I'm only halfway through the former and I don't see myself speed-reading over the next week. Oh well. I had the best of intentions.
That's all for today. Do you guys have a favorite taupe polish? Mine is probably Metro Chic, but I'm always willing to try out new ones, especially if they only cost a dollar. Countdown to January 10, when I will once again be enslaved by graduate school. I better enjoy this vacation while it lasts, huh?