Hey There Polished People!
I know people love to hate reality TV but I’ve got to come clean- when I think about the shows that my husband and I actually record and take time to watch (live TV? Who’s heard of that?? :p) they are pretty much ALL reality TV shows! I watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette on my own, we watch American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Celebrity Apprentice and Survivor together. That’s a whole lot of reality TV. We also LOVE Modern Family and The Middle (seriously Modern Family is the show most likely to make me literally laugh out loud) and he watches a few other shows on his own and more basketball than I even thought existed on TV. Now, do I think you all really want to know my television watching schedule? No. I’m just letting you know that I like those shows so that I can complain about something. 😀 I absolutely hate on AI how the two boys who were there before last week, Lazaro and Burnell (I don’t want to have any spoilers here so I’m not going to say who, if anyone, was kicked off the week of April 1st or the week of April 8th. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m a couple of weeks behind on my DVR’d shows) keep saying they don’t know the songs they’re singing! Lazaro keeps forgetting words in every song he does and when Burnell gets a negative critique he’s like “oh I didn’t know that song.” C’mon guys… these are REGULAR songs that if you live in the US and haven’t been living under a ROCK there’s no way you haven’t encountered them at some point. Plus, I don’t even care if you haven’t heard it… you’re on a singing competition and YOU CAN’T SING WITHOUT WORDS so learn them. Am I some great singer? No. But if I was in a nail painting competition and I didn’t know how to use a dotting tool I’d LOOK IT UP AND PRACTICE! :p Regarding these guys messing up and then giving us excuses about not knowing the songs, I gotta go all Sweet Brown on you- AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT! Anyway, it’s very annoying. You probably thought that little rant was, too, huh? 😉 Let’s see today’s nails.
Sinful Colors Ardoise
Sinful Colors Ardoise is aptly named because Ardoise in French means “slate” (at least according to Google and “you can’t put anything on the internet that’s not true”) and this polish is a pretty, dark slate grey creme. It dries shiny but you know I love my topcoat.
This post got the title that it did because I really am just NOT that big of a fan of Sinful Colors. I love their wide variety and easy availability. I love their price. They came out with some rather interesting shades and glitters recently. I even love their light blue, Cinderella which is thin but does eventually build up. What I don’t love is their blog photo-stealing controversy last year. I don’t love that probably half of my SCs (granted we’re talking like 8-10, not a large number) are so thin they are almost impossible to get opaque. I don’t love never knowing what you’re gonna get when you buy a certain brand of polish. I don’t care if it only cost a nickel, I don’t wanna be spending my five cents on polish that is streaky, thin, and/or goopy yet never gets opaque (Unicorn, I’m looking at you, you fickle, terrible, uncompromising turd!). Now, that all being said- THIS POLISH’S FORMULA IS FANTASTIC!!! It could possibly be opaque in one thickish coat, but I used two, it dries quickly, goes on smooth, looks great, no complaints!!
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
Is this a ground-breaking color? No. Are there plenty of dupes for this dark grey creme? Sure. Do I have one (or more) of those dupes? Actually no! So I was really happy to buy it. And for $1.99 if you need a dark, slate grey- get this one. It gets a yes, please! from me! 🙂
Now that you know I loved this color, let me show you my favorite way to wear it as of right now!
SC Ardoise with SH Debu-Tint
Ahhhhh! (angels singing) Isn’t this just so pretty?!?! I LOVE IT!! Something about the dark-but-not-black base of Ardoise and the goldy flecks of Debu-Tint… I just think it looks so pretty. If dark nails are ok at your work I even think this looks like a work appropriate mani. What do I know though? I just sub occasionally and do my nails however I want, and then work at a park during the summer. ;p I can’t really say anything else about this mani because when I look at it I just drool a little and go, “ohhhh soooooo preeeeetttttyyyyy” like a hypnotized imbecile. I also just sneezed and nearly (only NEARLY, don’t worry) peed my pants (pregnancy, maybe?) so off I go! Sorry bout the TMI! :p
Let me know how you like Ardoise and the Ardoise/Dubu-Tint combo in the comments below. I know the dark grey isn’t really that special but it just strikes me as so chic. 🙂 Thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀