Well hello, dear readers. Today's mani features the lovely Wet n Wild Fast Dry Waves of Enchantment. This color is part of the new Mermaid's Cove collection that, not unlike every other WnW limited edition collection, seems to be impossible to find in my town. I received a super fantastic birthday package on Monday from my sweet friend, Erin. (As you may or may not know, May 10 was my, gasp, 38th birthday.) Here' what I received:
Check out my swag! I received three WnW polishes from this collection, Ocean Grotto, Diving for Pearls and the aforementioned Waves of Enchantment, as well as a beautiful card and sweet treats galore. I have some fabulous friends, that's for sure.
Now, onto the mani. This is two coats and wowza, what great coverage. It's quite opaque, as you can see, and the application was smooth and easy. To get back to the title of this entry, along with it being my cheeky nod to Monty Python's Flying Circus, it refers to the fact that I never EVER wear "warm" polish colors. If it's not evident from my hand shots, I am fair skinned with cool undertones to the extreme. I've always considered most peachy-orangey colors "warm" by definition and have therefore avoided them in makeup and polish. I'm no expert but I figured this was a safe way to go. However, as soon as I saw my first swatch of this color, I knew I wanted to try it. I'm quite into "sparkle" lately and when Erin asked me which three polishes in this new collection I liked the best (after reading my "whining" about not being able to find them around here), I didn't hesitate to name them and, voila, a few days later, they arrived in my mailbox. (I was giddy, seriously.) Wearing a color like this is SUCH a departure for me but you know what? I LOVE it! Now, don't think I'm going to change my color profile completely. Blues will ALWAYS have a cherished place in my heart, sky blue, in particular, but I am SO glad I (and Erin) took a chance on this one. I know I'll be wearing the heck out of it (and its been on since yesterday, with no top coat because I've been lazy, with NO chips or visible wear yet). Wet n Wild definitely has a winner in this one.