I got into nail polishes about two years ago (and apparently so did the rest of the world! :)). I am still a bit of a nailbiter, and nail polish helps me to stop chewing on my nails. Sadly, I am not very skilled at applying my own nail polish. So, if my nails are done, it was because I got a manicure. I like to extend visits between manicures now because the visits were getting very expensive because I would add a pedicure and then, while they were in the middle of scrubbing my feet, they would ask if I want to get the “Spa” pedicures…and I am putty, then I say yes…and then I walk out much, much poorer. Plus, I noticed the regular, no frills pedicures were getting really expensive and less time…so, now I extend visits to when I NEED a pedicure and get my manicure done too. I extend the manicures by applying a different polish on top of the old as it peels. The place I go is actually very good at applying regular nail polish that lasts about two weeks. Around the third, it is starting to peel slightly. But then I slap on my own polish, kind of poorly, but thank goodness for showers that peel the excess from the skin. Then when that is a hot mess, I just remove all and go bare for a while.
I saw this Essie polish in Carry On, and knew I had to get it. I am not a fan of dull dark, or very light, polishes on my hand. I prefer super brights. But this is a great “goes with everything” shade that has a bit of brightness to it despite the depth and darkness of the color. It is a great fall shade that will go really well with fall seasonal colors and the occasional super bright pop of color thrown in.
I immediately thought of how well this shade would look against the new scarf I got at the Gap. Can’t wait to wear this polish with my Gap scarf and a oversized faded green cargo jacket, for the fall, as it gets colder.
On the side, whenever I see the word, or hear the word “wildhorses” I can’t help but think of the The Sunday’s song “Wild Horses” and the chorus: “Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllld Hoooorssssssses….Couldn’t drag me aaaaaaa—-wayyyyyyyyyyy…” and the reverberating guitar strings…