“Orange” you glad its Sunday today? How was your week and weekend?
I’ve had a really rough week at work, and haven’t had much of a weekend either. Suddenly, its getting sort of hard to balance things on this tightrope. Yeah boo, feels sorry for myself and all that 😛 But I am trying to get over this slump and find something to look forward to and one thing that did make me sort of pleased over this week, was surprisingly, my nails.
The primary colour I used was Calypso from the Dior Summer Mix collection and it is lovely and bright and cheery. Calypso is a lovely coral shade that pulls more red than orange, and unlike Acapulco, I found this one a breeze to apply. I’d actually sort of given up on these polishes after Acapulco but I’m glad I didn’t. It was easy to get a lovely smooth finish with thin layers of colour (very important for me as I’m TERRIBLE with controlling colour). But what I enjoyed most was rocking the bland corporate world with colour blocking accent nails! 😉
No, I don’t recommend that you do this in a conservative office. It might raise too many eyebrows 😉 It is also nothing new in the nail world, but its new for me, standing outside looking in 🙂
I was actually testing out the texture of Acapulco next to Calypso and I must say I was right about my initial thoughts on Acapulco. Its got a horrid thick but sheer texture that needs at least 3 layers to be opaque but by then the polish is so thick it looks awful on me.
By contrast, Calypso applies opaque in 2 thin layers of colour and very very interestingly, has a delicious jelly texture once the colour sets. I’m not sure I know how to describe it, but it looks like you dipped your nails into jelly and let it set. Its translucent yet opaque and made me crave some nice cold fruit jelly (which I might just make later today to ease this craving 😀 ) Its delicious (and that’s a strange description for a nail polish!)!
I’m not sure if you can see it, but I tried to get a close up to show you what I mean about the jelly finish of Calypso.
Do you see the jelly-like finish? The 4th finger shows it best. Acapulco (yellow) looks quite thick and solid next to Calypso.
So that was me this week. Harried, harrassed, stressed and having my nails raise more than a couple of brows which I naturally, pretended not to notice 😉 I’m not sure how I get away with it, but I do… thankfully! 😛
I hope your week was better. What did you wear on your nails over the week? Next week, since the stress levels will not be letting up, I forsee me sporting skittle nails! Why not eh? Let’s see how far I can push this 😉
Dior Summer Mix Vernis come in 4 shades Price: RM72 Availability: Dior counters Limited Edition: Yes, Dior Summer Mix Summer 2012 collection