Monday, April 07, 2014

H&M Car Paint Purple

H&M is really stepping up their nail polish game lately; has anyone else noticed that?  The last time I popped in there they had a ton of colors to choose from, and one of them caught my eye because in the lighting of the store I couldn't tell if it was navy blue or dark purple, which was intriguing.  Sadly when I actually wore it and tried to take pictures of it, it would only appear blue.  I think if it had been sunny it would have been a different story, but c'est la vie.

oh yeah, and I didn't have the bottle with me when I actually took the photos, so that is my gym lock I'm holding

also some reddish lips, blue eyeliner, and a navy and white shirt for opening day...

Car Paint Purple is an indigo creme.  I think.  At least that's how it looks in the bottle.  Here it pretty much just looks dark blue.  I tried to coax out the purple tones by holding my purple padlock, but it didn't really work.  The formula was nice and easy to work with, and I only needed two coats.  The brush was different than I remember H&M polishes being; it was a bit wider and flatter, but easy to control nonetheless.  Unfortunately this color didn't last long on me at all.  It may have been because I have been washing my hands really often, but I'm not sure.  I basically have had to accept that polishes just do not last on me no matter what base/topcoat I decide to use.  You know which polishes really agreed with my body chemistry?  $OPI.  THANKS FOR NOT EXISTING ANYMORE, $OPI.  Sigh.  

Okay, that's all for me today.  There will definitely be two other posts this week; I'm sorry things have been so sparse lately!  I've been trying to balance my personal life/work/gym schedules and I haven't quite found a good equilibrium.  But soon I will and all will be well.  Also, today would have been my grandmother's 91st birthday.  I can't believe a year has passed so quickly since I last wrote about her last birthday party.  I still miss her every single day.  If you want to read about her, for a while I did a series called The Tess Collection because I have all of her old nail polish.  The series became difficult for me to maintain after I moved for a variety of reasons, but people seemed to like those posts.  And I certainly enjoyed sharing them.  Anyway, I'll be thinking about my grandma all day today.  Because she was such a special lady.

Happy Monday and happy April 7th.


  1. Have you had any luck with NOPI? I ask because right now I'm wearing a NOPI red (I think it was a Target exclusive a couple of years ago) that I've had on for the better part of two days with only one tiny chip. That's almost unheard of for me, especially since I washed my hair, which usually destroys my polish. My nails are pretty much the consistency of paper and chip if I breathe on them funny, even though they're short. All this is to say, maybe NOPI and $OPI have similar formulas?

    And big congratulations on the job!

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