My friend PerryPie sent me some Joe Fresh polishes quite a while ago, and I have one to show you today.
This is Storm. I'll be the first to say that this photo is bad because:
1. This is under indoor lighting and
2. My cuticles look jacked up. Clearly I have not been sticking to the Lemony Flutter routine (and I haven't). I solemnly swear I'm going to start putting that stuff on before bed.
I can't say that the color is incredibly unique, but it is incredibly beautiful. Taupes like this just sing to me. It's quite cool-toned, with pretty noticeable purple undertones (not as gray as Metro Chic, but not as brown as OPI Over the Taupe). The formula on this one seemed watery and sheer to me, and after the first coat I was sure I would have to do three to even it out. But, surprise! It was perfect after only two. It dried super quickly, too. About 10 minutes after applying it I realized that I was late to meet a friend, and after I had grabbed my keys, put on my coat, and rummaged around in my purse I still didn't have any dents in the polish. Yay. The only problem is that this chipped REALLY quickly on me. After about a day I had pretty bad signs of wear, hence the indoor light. It was already dark by the time I got home from work and took the photo, so I'm sorry about that.
I have been feeling so oddly sentimental lately. On Monday my boyfriend and I were hanging out, just lying in bed in my semi-dark-from-crappy-winter-light room, and I asked him if he ever consciously made memories. I've been doing that a lot lately. Living a moment and deciding right then and there that you're going to remember it as a particularly beautiful one. Having little to do on a lazy Monday afternoon except lie around in bed with the man I'm in love with merits a beautiful moment. But yeah, I don't know. Something about the past couple weeks has made me feel like I have to really live every day; really experience things, good and bad; remember the little things that make me smile or feel warm inside; laugh until I cry; relish the work I'm doing. Maybe it's because I know that this period in my life is close to ending and I have so much uncertainty about the future. But whatever has made me feel this way, I'm sort of thankful for it.
Anyway, Storm. Thoughts? Have I ever asked you guys what your favorite taupe/mushroom polish is? I probably have, but tell me again.
Here & There 4.22
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