An Earth Day Epilogue

Earth Day Epilogue Shade

This very Earthy dry brush mani would have made a fine blogging addition to yesterday’s Earth Day festivities, had I not been otherwise indisposed via computer busted all to crap (technical term, “busted all to crap.”)  I *might* read a lot into it happening on Earth Day, suggest it’s nature fighting back against our impersonal, technologically-dependent lives, except the Big Blue Screen of Death happened over a week ago.  In the meantime, I spun my wheels a little.  Or rather, I spun my wheels a lot. Turns out I’m way more technologically-dependent than I ever suspected!

Although these low tech nails might suggest otherwise – nothing more difficult here than the very forgiving dry brush technique in a handful of lush, jungley greens and aquatic blues.  I’m positively in love with how the tiny bits of holographic glitter catch the light like the surface of tropical, sun-dappled waters.  Happy belated Day, Earth!

Earth Day Epilogue Sun

Gecko Green

Gecko Green Collage

Here at the tail end of Earth Day (at least according to my time zone; WordPress Standard Time is telling me we’ve already moved on to the 23rd) I thought it would be appropriate to showcase a polish I recently picked up that reminds me so much of nature – either the skin of a gecko (hence the title of this post) or indeed, the lush blues and greens of planet Earth.

Gecko Green Fingers Side 1

This is Polish Me Silly’s Dreamer, a multi-chromatic colour changer from their Mega Multichrome line.  These polishes are so gorgeous, both in terms of colour shift and formulation (they glide onto your nails like satin) I don’t understand how they fly under the radar like they do.  There should be mad rushes on these polishes, wailing and lamentation in the streets by frustrated would-be shoppers (actually, no, I can totally do without the lamentation; I detest the “ninja fast” approach to online shopping.)

But luckily for you and I, Polish Me Silly doesn’t seem to engage in those sorts of retail shenanigans, and there’s lots of these gorgeous multi-chromatic lacquers to go around. And Dreamer is just the most beautiful and unique addition to the line, a rich chromatic that morphs from grass green, to jade, to turquoise, to navy and then back again.

Gecko Green Mega Fingers

The bottle I’ve shown in these photos is a generously sized mini and retails for $7.50 US. All of Polish Me Silly’s lacquers are actually available in mini sizes, which gives you the option of trying out a whole handful of terrific polishes without total investment in a full size bottle.  You can find Polish Me Silly’s fantastic lacquers on their Etsy site here, and you can also always browse around my archives and see some of the fun looks I’ve come up with using Polish Me Silly’s multi-chromes and more!

Gecko Green Bottle