Then I picked up a magazine; there are a few fashion and design magazines I enjoy, though most of them display items way out of my budget, but are still fun to get ideas from. It was the September issue of Vanity Fair featuring Lady Gaga on the cover. She looked amazing! I loved her greyed out blonde hair, nude lips, and gorgeous nails. What color was on her nails? I began searching everywhere.
I went to all of my local drugstores and found a plethora of this popular greige/taupe. But none of these were the one. I picked up a bottle of Rimmel's Steel Grey, which had a similar tone, and later Revlon's Gray Suede, more of a nude, and loved the look of both. I picked up other colors to compliment my Autumn mood-- dusty lavender, metallic scarlet, deep sparkly plum, and others. But what really brought my experience to a new level was searching online: I discovered the world of makeup bloggers.
Since then I have discovered so many more resources, brands, flakies, and fellow moderately-obsessed lacquer lovers. And I even know what color was on Gaga's nails:
Right now I really enjoy nail polish as a sort of hobby. There are many days I don't feel up to messing around with eye makeup, especially as a contact lens-wearer where I always seem to get some kind of makeup gunk on my lenses! My nails are much healthier now that I've discovered the amazing benefits of using a top and base coat, and I just love to use my nail color as an "accessory" to match with the tone and colors of what I'm wearing. Now if only I could get the hubby to support this small obsession...
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