I’ll Take (a) Manhattan

Manhattan Front

It’s apparently round-the-clock cocktail hour here at Finger Candy, between yesterday’s fruity strawberry daiquiri nails and today’s bracingly brown Manhattan mani.  My grandmother’s drink was a Manhattan – a double Manhattan, actually (once again, Grandma, get down with your bad self!)  Me?  Well, after a young adulthood steeped in wine coolers and across-the-bridge brew, I don’t actually drink very much any more.  Alcohol just doesn’t seem to agree with my old lady constitution (never did – a graph depicting my response to alcohol is pretty much a straight up and down line; I’ve been known to go from “WOOOOOOO, LET’S GO TO THE BAR!!!” to sprawled out and unconscious in about five minutes flat.)

But there’s something quite alluring about a Manhattan, with a perfect little cherry gleaming out of its clear, brown depths.  To get that perfect Manhattan colour, I used a favourite – unfortunately also out-of-production – polish from Nfu Oh, the quite unimaginatively named JS39.  I have used this polish in SO many foodie manicures – it makes the perfect lacquered stand-in for caramel sauce, pumpkin spice anything and coffee.  Also nylons, but that’s not quite applicable in this situation.  Anyhow, drink up – plenty more where this came from (although maybe not; that beautiful bottle is distressingly low, and I’ve no idea where to find another.)  Boo to that, but yay to this mani – with its little martini glass and pair of cherries, it’s quite charm-ing. 🙂

Manhattan Bottle

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4 thoughts on “I’ll Take (a) Manhattan

  1. Oh my goodness what a squishy piece of maple syrup looking artwork! I love it! I have two Nfu Oh colors in the silver and pink holos from back forever ago and the Aqua Base for them. Did they stop making Nfu Oh? Sexiest polish bottles out there.

    • You know, I actually don’t know if Nfu Oh is still in production or not, but I do know that the spots where I’d grab a bottle have sold them all off and not replaced them – bit of a drag, because they’re really lovely polishes. I don’t have any of their holos, just a handful of jellies, but I remember they were beautiful. And those bottles! Very sessy – I love all that corseting detail.

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