In line at Target last Sunday afternoon…
GIANTS SUPER FAN LADY WEARING HEAD-TO-TOE ORANGE AND BLACK GIANTS GEAR: “I like your Giants nails!”
ME: “Oh! Thanks!”
ME (INSIDE VOICE): I probably shouldn’t tell her that I know nothing about baseball…or that this is actually a Halloween-inspired mani.
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “That offense in game four…”
ME: “…nothing short of amazing.”
ME (INSIDE VOICE): What the hell am I doing?
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “How about that Sandoval?”
ME: “Right!? Amazing!”
ME (INSIDE VOICE): Change the subject, change the subject, change the subject…
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “I hope he gets over that stomach bug soon.”
ME: “Me too. Tummy troubles are the worst!”
ME: “You should totally do a Giants mani to match your Giants gear.”
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “I’d love that! But geez, I don’t have time to paint my nails.”
ME: “These Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Colors would be perfect for you then. They only take five minutes to dry.”
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “Wow, that’s great!”
ME: “They really are. You just apply a single layer, wait five minutes and you’re done. And they’re only $5 a bottle.”
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “How’s the chipping?”
ME: “Well, if you want them to last until the end of the series, you should probably do a base coat, at the very least, especially if you have ridges on your nails, because the ridges will show through the polish.”
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “Uh huh.”
ME: “And maybe also a top coat if you can spare the time. I’ve had this mani for about four days now, and I just used a base coat, and it’s held up really well. Just a few tiny chips around the edges, see?”
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “Oh yeah, right there… What a good idea! Are those all new colors?”
ME: “They’re limited edition. Sally Hansen made them special for Halloween, actually. The glossy black is called Night Fright, the matte black is Scaredy Matte, the glossy orange is Pumpkin Queen and the glossy white is OMGhost. They have them right here in Target, and I think they’re also at Ulta, CVS and Walgreens.”
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “I almost never paint my nails, but you’ve talked me into it! I can’t wait. Thanks for the idea!”
ME: “You’re welcome.”
GIANTS SUPER FAN: “Go Giants!”
ME: “Yeah! Go Giants!” 🙂
PRICE: $5 each
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Target, CVS, Walgreens and Ulta stores (they’re hard to track down online, unfortunately)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (Don’t skip your base coat, unless you want those ridges to show.)
Speaking of All Hallows’ Eve, what do you think of this costume on Tabs?
Tabs isn’t really feeling it, but I totally am!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,