Somewhere, along my life, I started liking Fall more than I liked Summer. As a kid, it’s easy to love Summer because there’s no school. So maybe I started liking Fall when I got out into the workforce, and Summer no longer held its spell.
I’ve always loved Fall styles and the trends, though. It makes perfect sense, then, that I love all things to do with make-up and nail polish for the Fall.
Here’s a case in point…
This is Nina Ultra Pro’s ‘Velvet Underground.’ The clearance tag from Sally’s shows ‘$2.99.’ I think this polish is at least 2 years old. It really needs some thinner, and the manicure reflects that.
As pretty as the polish photographs, it was a disaster to apply. It was thick and had a terrible fit when I tried to apply a second coat.
I had this polish setting out well before Halloween, queuing it up to swatch after that holiday. Before then, I would pick it up and enjoy the swirl of dusty purple, shimmers of dusty gold and purple all mixed up.
I still like the color, but the look after application disappointed me enough that I think this will go into the trade bin.
It isn’t fair to say I hate ‘Velvet Underground’. I don’t. But for someone who is trying very, very hard to achieve better looking nails, ‘Velvet Underground’ doesn’t help me out. I used 2 coats and did a final coat of Color Club’s ‘Vivid’ top coat.
The name ‘Velvet Underground’ reminds me of my favorite singer and song…
And this album, ‘Buckingham Nicks’, one of my most prize possessions, was given to me because I made a wish out loud that I had passed an earlier chance to purchase it and wished I had it. This will never go in the trade bin…
And, why not pass the autumn night, listening to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, enjoying tea, wishes made aloud and having fond memories of past childhood Summers.