seriously bad hair day=Indians cap and hair wrangled into pigtails
I feel like I should have taken more photos of Night Hydrangea...and really, I did. But purples are so rough to photograph that most of them just didn't turn out. Anyway, can we just pause and have a moment of silence for the Sally Hansen heavy square bottles? .... miss ya, squares. Miss ya. Night Hydrangea came out in the spring 2009 collaboration with Tracy Reese. I have a couple polishes from that collection, and let me tell you...these bitches were really hard to hunt down. I remember exactly where I was when I found an almost-full display: in Chicago, visiting a Boyfriend Past, in a CVS in a kind of terrible neighborhood right off the green line. I wandered in on a particularly hot summer day and THERE THEY WERE. I was so excited and I grabbed Honeydew, Forsythia, and Night Hydrangea. I really love when I can remember the little stories behind how I got polishes. Just because I hadn't used it until now doesn't mean I don't have a special warm place in my heart for it!
I was fully expecting the formula on this polish to be terrible and I was dreading using the old skinny brush. But I was delighted to find that after I gave the bottle a good shake, the formula was just fine. I used three coats and dry time was good. The color is really nice, but probably not something that's not completely dupable, especially within the last five years. I don't recommend tracking this down on eBay or anything for that reason, but I will say--damn, it's a nice purple. I believe Rach is also showing you all one from this collection today, so lucky for you, you get a twofer!
Alright, I have to keep this short because I'm tired of staring at a computer screen all day (making powerpoints and scanning stuff is just the worst). Hopefully I will be back with something new next week, and thanks for stopping by! Remember to visit stuff i (s)watched to see what Rach is wearing today!