Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Nails of the Day: Rites of Spring

Until this (rainy) morning, it had seemed as though spring was right around the corner for us Californians.  To mark the occasion I decided to paint my nails using one of my recent purchases, Wet ‘n Wild’s Fast Dry Nail Color in “Sage in the City,” a bright spring green with a slight metallic sheen.

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Green, you may have noticed, is the big color for 2013.  According to Pantone, not only is Emerald the color of 2013, “Tender Shoots” (i.e., spring green) is also a shade making it into the season’s wardrobes.

While I am a fan of Emerald—the rich jewel tone suits my coloring and set off my hazel brown eyes—I have never been particularly fond of yellow-toned greens like “Sage in the City.”  However, for fashion (and for $1.99) I was willing to try something new.  Here are the results.

[caption id="attachment_458" align="aligncenter" width="232"]Wet 'n Wild Sage in the City Wet 'n Wild Sage in the City[/caption]

I’m wearing two coats of “Sage in the City” with my beloved butterLondon top and bottom coats.  While I can say much for the polish’s durability (these are second day nails after a whole lot of typing) and the speed at which it dried (it is from the “Fast Dry” line after all!), I am still not bowled over by the color.  Though I think this is a fun, punky color to experiment with, tender shoots/spring green/ this color just doesn't suit my very cool skin tone.

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So, while “Sage in the City” is a unique addition to my nail polish collection, I do not believe I will be reaching for this bottle any time soon.

Cheers,

j.

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