A Rose By Any Other Name

Growing up, I could rarely use nail polish.  Mostly because my father is highly sensitive to odors.  So nail polish, nail polish remover, incense (hey, it was the 70’s!), and perfumes where out of the question.  When I could, on rare occasions, apply polish, it was done outdoors, hours before my father got home from work.

I’m soooo lucky I didn’t inherit THAT trait!  Not that I love the smell of polish, but I just plain like to polish my nails!

And I love, love, LOVE deep, rich colors.  Check out this cutie I got from Forever 21…

Hooray!!  The camera DID pickup on the gold duochrome in this sassy magenta.  But why do they name this lamely ‘Rose’?  At least spice it up like ‘Gilding Rose.’  Forever 21 calls their makeup like ‘Love and Beauty’ which is much more appealing.

Yea, it is sassy on my toesies.  See the brown patches on my feet.  That’s my attempt with self-tanners.  I try to embrace my paleness.  But, well, remember I can’t leave well enough alone?

This is a mini bottle.  It has a rubber-grip top.  That is a nice quality.  With a squared bottle, I like the way it fits in my hand.  The brush is long and thin but nothing weird or terrible about it.  The consistency of the polish is very nice.  It’s not watery, nor is it gloppy thick.  Goldilocks approves it as juuusst right!

I admit I am so smitten by the color, I took more photos of the bottle!    But I am so fascinated with the gold veins in this polish.  Uber love-sauce!

And the kicker, for me, it only cost $2.80!  One last note on the polish; even though the gold shimmer came through digitally, the color of the magenta is a little bit darker in real life.

With this winning cutie, I will say that it has the sweet smell of success.

What’s your favorite smell?  Baking bread?  Babies’ necks?  Newly mowed grass?  Those are a few of mine.