Perpetually Purple Gave Me Promising Pride

Isn’t it great to stumble onto some new brand of polish and just adore it?  I did about a month ago.

My job takes me out and about all over town.  I can stop by different Sally’s, CVS, Walgreens, Kohl’s and Ross stores.  I like Ross because I can get older collections of Color Club polishes there.

Then, I stumbled onto a brand called Cosmetic Arts…

I picked up 4 different colors because I had no idea how good they would be.  The first color I swatched was a pink during my St. Patrick’s Day Marathon Manicure here.  And for a creme, I was impressed and happy with how easy it was for me to use.

I also picked up in that shopping spree this purple.  Yowza, is it PURPLE!  No name?  How about ‘Perpetually Purple’?  I got 2 compliments on this before I even left the nail salon.  I wonder if it was obvious that I was admiring my own nails.  lol!

What a color!  I did find 4 more, new colors at a Ross yesterday.  However, there wasn’t an almost full display like I found the first time…

Since Color Club is one of my favorite nail brands, I went to their site only to discover that their parent company, Forsythe Cosmetic Group, Ltd., makes Cosmetic Arts as well.  No wonder my love-fest for it.  See that purple polish set in the front?  That’s the same as my swatch, just that the color is more true in the group photo.

I don’t think I’m going to change my salon manicure for a few days, I like this so much.  And it is an unusual shade of purple. 

No sunshine today in Florida.  But I couldn’t hide that shine if I tried.  This is 2 coats and a salon top coat.  I should have sneaked a look at that top coat they used.  But they refill their bottles so I know it wasn’t what the bottle said.  Alas, I’m just left to be narcissistic with my manicure.

Mimi, who owns Makeup Withdrawal blog, got a serious lemming from the color I used during the Marathon.  I owned up that I found it at Ross.  However, she reported back to me that her Ross stores tend to be picked over before she can get to them.  I can relate; mine usually are too.  However, she told me she got lucky and found one Cosmetic Arts polish left and snagged it.  I’m looking forward to her swatching it on her blog.  Check out her blog because she does a bang up job on swatches and reviews. 

This is one time I showed buying restraint and wish I would have gone ahead and bought all the colors I liked right off.  Have you ever done that yourself?  What item was it?

Dolly Lips – St. Valentine’s Day Manicure Marathon-Day 13

It probably is quite clear, even though I haven’t flat out said it, that I don’t have kids.  Reason: I don’t want kids.  This should have been evident when I was a child.  I didn’t play with dolls, instead, I had a microscope.  While other kids played ‘dress up’, I read a book. 

However, this doesn’t make me oblivious about baby dolls.  My sister, who has 2 adult children, had lots of dolls and loved playing with them.  I think she had about 10 Barbies and a couple extra from me that I got as gifts.  So, I DO know what color dolly lips are…

I have never heard of Cosmetic Arts before.  But I found a full display of them at Ross.  I got this pink creme and 3 other colors; all creme.  If those other colors work like this one, I’m going to end up liking cremes more.

This color is like no other pink I have.  And they didn’t even name it.  Thus, ‘Dolly Lips’…

I would almost say this is a day-glo color.  It’s super bright and an in-your-face pink.  I got 3 compliments wearing this polish.  And, one was from a self-professed polish addict that works at Ulta.

I’ve mentioned before how cremes do not like me.  I think I found the exception.  This is 3 coats with  Quick & Slick top coat that made it shine way more than the camera is showing. 

I’m fair skinned and this color looks great on me.  But I bet it would really rock on someone that’s darker or tan.  Perfect for summertime.  Or…for Valentine’s Day.

Did you play with dolls as a child o,r where you nerdy like me?  I had one of those huge Barbie heads that I could apply makeup to and style the hair.  It was a complete fail, so I used my sister instead.  Did you have that make-up Barbie head too?