My problem is, every time I see the color or think about writing this post I get that stupid song caught in my head like an ear worm that plans to eat my brain. UGH!
Plus this mental image:
(image blatantly stolen from mamapop.com)
Which, honestly, if I could have tolerated the song without wanting to claw my ears off, something I sincerely doubt, the video would have ended that. I'm sorry. The vocal delivery....**HORK** And I sing. It's not like I don't know what I'm talking about.
I reiterate. if this is your kinda thing, then go with the Raptor, be happy...just please don't play it around me because I can not be responsible for what happens to your music player if you do.
Groove is in the Heeaa AhhhhaaahhHHHHHHAHAARRRRRRT! **manages not to jam pencil into ear drum at great personal cost**
The color, on the other hand, is a lot of fun.
And not nearly as obnoxious as that song. **turns itunes to Rammstein**
So, obviously, this is a candy pink. It's a candy pink that is IN YO FACE. It's bright. This is a really good shot of this, actually. It's REALLY BRIGHT. It's fun. I can see this as a great Summer pedicure color.
I couldn't get the magic in this to really relate, it has a scattered sparse silver shimmer that doesn't translate all that well to the nail. You can see it in the bottle, but it is really pretty sparse. I think it adds some je ne sais quoi, it's almost subliminal. I wish I could have got it to translate in the swatches, but it wouldn't.
This is 2 coats, nice opacity. It handles well, of course. It's a Lippmann. I even like the bright candy pink of it. I'm not as thrilled about it as I was the other two from this collection, but it's pretty and I will wear it. You can get away with this in an office, I think, if you keep your other accessories toned down and classic.
The thing I don't like about it, and this is generally true of pastels is that they tend to be chalky, it's just the nature of the beast, and as a result they show every last flaw in your nails. My nails are pretty good, I baby them as much as I can because I abuse them a lot as well, and so when this is showing ridges you know it's picking up on every flaw. Again, it's a swatch. Normally I'd have several coats of base and strengthener under this so it would never show it. Just a word to those of you who might short cut. Pastels really need the under pinnings.
And for all the Pantone talk of emeralds being the hot color this year, I'm seeing a lot of pastels out there. While this is on the bright side for a pastel, you could maybe still slip it into that category.
What do you think?
This is the last Deb Lipp for a little while. I'm going to shower you with butters coming up. I don't know if you'll be happy or sad about that, but that's the reality anyways! And this will post just in time for that most dreaded of all holidays - the Heart One. I hadn't thought of that...What I'm wearing now is suitably appropriate...Hm. Maybe I will just leave it this year. Hadn't even planned. Well...Maybe I need to go order some BPALs... :)