It’s probably getting dull around here with all the polish posts, but hey – I had a lot of polishes to show, and my schedule has been hectic so I’m not so good with the original ideas lately *brain fried* I do have some fun stuff coming up soon so don’t you worry, my beautiful ladies!
Anyway, it can’t be all bad – all these polishes are so pretty!! And scream Fall, which is my favorite season and I’m beyond happy that the air is getting cooler and the leaves are falling….sorry for you warm-weather gals, but bring on the chill!
I actually wrote this post on the way to work today, because I just had to get all my thoughts down. OMG this polish. Seriously. I put Essie’s ‘Power Clutch’ on last night, as it matches the gray days we’ve been having here in Hali since the first day of October (rain, rain, and more rain!). I cannot stop staring at it!! Its endlessly interesting to me what colors we gravitate toward and end up smitten by. At first glance, Power Clutch is your standard gray creme. And really – that’s what it is! But for whatever reason, whether its the hint of brown/green in the shade, or its flawless application (two easily flowing coats), this polish has captivated me! Riding the bus to work this morning (no way am I walking in that torrential downpour!), I kept admiring my nails (hence the furious writing of this post), conscious of how vain I looked but unable to stop myself. It just suits my skin tone perfectly; not too blue, which is common for gray shades and tends to make them look stark on my olive/caramel coloring. Not so here! With top coat, the shiny concrete hue looks both edgy and elegant. I feel it’s entirely work appropriate (not that that’s ever really a consideration for me) without being boring or unoriginal in the least. Just supreme awesomeness ~swoon~
Yeah, I’ve got it bad.
Enough of that, I gotta show you photos!! Note how it changes in tone depending on the angle/light (more green/gray/brown):It’s entirely possible that my rambling just led you to the biggest let down ever lol. Remember, I did tell you it is just a gray creme, with no bells and whistles. But something about this polish…my oh my. It just does it for me. And in person, it looks even better – trust. However, please feel free to let me know I’m ridiculous – I’d love to hear if you agree/disagree! I won’t listen if you tell me it sucks ~ you understand ~ but I like to hear your opinions regardless
Have you tried this or one of the many gray shades out there this season (NARS Galion, Deb Lippmann Stormy Weather, China Glaze Concrete Catwalk)? Would you wear gray polish to the office? What do you consider ‘office appropriate’ shades?