Lights, Camera, Action…Bazooka?
LOL! Which one of these things is doin’ its own thing? Maybe someday I’ll figure out what Bazooka, one of four bright shades in Essie’s Poppy Razzi release for summer 2012, is doing in this collection, but until then I’ll just try to enjoy the neon-ness of it all.
Lights (an electric pink), Camera (a brilliant coral), Action (a vibrant orange) and Bazooka (a bright orange) — again, Bazooka? What am I missing?? — are darn near picture-perfect summer shades. All four apply smoothly from my cuticles to nail tips, despite having a formula on the thicker side, which is pretty typical, from my experience, of Essie polishes.
All I need is one coat of Camera (my fave!) or two of Bazooka and Lights. Action, however, likes being babied. It goes on a little streaky, so I usually apply a third coat.
With a good base and top coat, I can get a solid seven days (at least) from these before any signs of chipping.
If you’re thinking about trying the neon nail art mani I mentioned yesterday (highly recommended), colors like these would be perfect.
And if you took a pic and uploaded it to Flickr, you could even use it to enter the Buxom Photo Contest.
I’m just saying. That prize has to go to someone.
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MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (the shade, Action, is a little streaky)
Maybe I should go to bed immediately
This Sunday is the big Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. So exciting! I’ll be walking it with my friend Marisol, but I realized/remembered last night that it starts at 7 in the morning.
Uh…that’s early, especially since I live 30 miles away, and parking for the race is basically non-existent. The plan is for Marisol and I to drive part of the way there and then catch a 5:30 shuttle across the bridge into the city.
Easy enough, as long I can get my shizz together early. Like 4 o’clock in the morning early.
Yeegh, I can’t remember the last time I was behind the wheel at 4 in the morning. It’ll be quite the adventure! Wish us luck.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,