Yowsa, it's hot outside lately.
So hot that one of the local meteorologists proclaimed proudly on Monday regarding his 10-day forecast "that's almost 1000 degrees!"
When it's this hot outside, several things happen in my life.
- I immediately face plant into a cool bed in the dark when I come home from work, devoid of all ability to function having dealt with the inferno.
- I lose my ambition to paint my nails frequently.
- Since it's never just hot but always the best combo ever of hot plus humid, I'm always looking for a longwear gel formula for my nails.
Enter this week's nail color, a drugstore gem I picked up at CVS this week (they're on sale- seriously, so cheap you guys) as part of another starter kit. The brush on my original topcoat had a bit of an accident. I haven't spotted this color at Rite Aid, Walmart, Target, or outside of these two-packs.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish 630 Tawny Travels is a muted orangey red that reminds me vaguely of a more intense version of one of my all-time summer favorites- Julep Nan.
When I think of 100 (which was the actual forecast high here yesterday, with a "cool" 99 today), I think orangey red.
I don't think I've featured this formula before, but it's pretty amazing. No base coat needed, just make sure that your nails are freshly cleaned with remover. Each shade is perfect in 1-3 coats, depending on the polish. The most frequent number of coats is 2. I've got 3 on my nails plus the Miracle Gel topcoat on my nails here.
I've been rotating a number of longwear formulas that can be found at Ulta or your local drugstore as of late- Essie Gel Couture, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, OPI Infinite Shine, Essie with the Gel Setter Top Coat.... they're all pretty awesome. Right now I'm digging the number of shades and the formula of the Miracle Gel.
I've got Tawny Travels on my nails and Mauve-olous on my toes for a change of pace. Somehow it seems right as hot as it is.
Please send ice cream. And fall!