MacArthur Park is a weird murky, wasabi/pea soup green. I don't know what it is about colors like this, but they look amazing on me. I forgot to take a picture of my whole hand, but you'll have to trust me when I say that this polish looks incredibly elegant despite its ugly-pretty color. Also, sorry about my cuticles. My nails have not been faring well lately. I slammed two of the fingers on my right hand in a door yesterday afternoon and it tore those two nails pretty badly. Just my luck. Aaaaanyway, the formula on MacArthur Park was okay. Kind of thick and a little difficult to work with, but nothing you can't handle. This is two coats. I did an experiment yesterday. I don't get a lot of wear from AA polishes, typically, so I did two coats of color, one coat of Gelous, and then a coat of Seche Vite over that to see if the Gelous extends the wear at all. I'll report back as to when this chips.
I know that a lot of these AA polishes are named after places in Los Angeles, and I had absolutely no associations with MacArthur Park UNTIL about two weeks ago. Two weeks ago I watched an episode from season 4 of Six Feet Under where David gets carjacked. He gets carjacked and then a crazy man makes him smoke crack IN MACARTHUR PARK. All I could think was, "Hey, I have a nail polish named after that place with all the crack dealers!" So now I'm scared of MacArthur Park. By the way, I only have one season left of Six Feet Under! Disc one of season five is on its way to me and I can't waaaaaiiiit. What will I watch when I'm done with this show?
One more thing: yesterday I wore my favorite red lipstick. I wasn't feeling particularly sassy; actually, I was feeling particularly shitty and that's why I wore it.
MAC Lady Danger. It's so funny...whenever I read blog entries about red lipstick Lady Danger is always the example of what's an insane red lipstick that no one ever really wears. Relatively, I wear this one a lot. In fact, I'll be needing a new tube in the next couple months. The problem with Lady Danger is that it's a high maintenance lipstick. I need to apply it with a lip brush, which is a pain in the ass. And I need to touch it up throughout the day. It's also matte so it's drying...not something to wear every day, if only for that reason. But I love it. It's definitely my favorite lipstick of all time. Even if I wasn't feelin' sassy, I sure was lookin' it.
Okay, that's all for today. Time to get ready for my haircut!! What do you guys think about MacArthur Park? Is it too ugly for you? Do you find shades like this elegant like I do, or is it just me? I'm crazy about this one.