The Colour of Imagination

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That’s what our Disney overlords have deemed this bright, sparkly pink, here shown as ILNP’s squishy, summery polish, Jello Shot.  In its never-ending quest to siphon allllll of the money out of your wallet, Disney periodically declares X, Y and Z colours to be the hottest, trendiest hues to grace a pair of glittery Mickey ears.  This year the Mouse is stumping hard for this Imagination Pink shade, as well as a silver holographic hue they’re calling Magic Mirror Metallic, here shown as another ILNP polish, this time gonzo rainbow-thrower, Mega.

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I love both of these hues – is there anything more spectacular than the midday Florida sun cresting the spires of Cinderella Castle and alighting on a beautiful pair of Mickey ears? – and while I’m well down with the inspiration behind the silver holo, I’m less sure about the Imagination Pink, because the name, well, stinks.  Like, what precisely IS the colour of imagination?  How does Disney know it’s pink?  What if it’s, like, sludge brown?  Why is it not orange or purple, the colours of Figment the IMAGINATION Dragon at Epcot?  Dude’s got an entire ride called Journey Into Imagination with Figment – as in “a figment of your.”  Is it really necessary to start assigning other hues to as nebulous a concept as imagination?

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Anyhow, I think Disney missed the mark with this one, which of course means it’ll be the most wildly popular colour release in ever, and two years from now when our entire world is awash in various shades of hot pink, I’ll bow and grovel before our Imagination Pink overlords.  Until then, at least I know my nails are on point. 😉

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Jello Shots Collage

Shots!  Shots!  Shots!  Shots, shots, shots!  Shots!  Shots!  Ugh, actually, no, let’s skip the shots – I simply can’t handle that kind of debauchery at my advanced, dinosaur-like age. I learned that the hard way this past Christmas when I met up with some old high school friends and we partied, well, like it was high school (which is to say wantonly, and with very little regard for compatible alcohol flavours – fireball whiskey and champagne totally go together, right?)  I was hungover for about three days afterwards, and even talking about it now is making me feel slightly unwell.  The upside?  There were no jello shots involved that evening.  Had there been (particularly the jello shots I made in university, which were, for real, 50 percent hard alcohol) I probably would have wound up in the hospital.  Egads, my jello shots were pure, fruit-flavoured poison!  There but for the grace of a 19-year-old’s constitution nearly went I and all my friends unfortunate enough to have choked the things back.

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So having established that I’m a pretty big wuss around alcohol now, you can see why this Jello Shot – another fabulous pick from ILNP, this time a glittery, holographic jelly – is right up my alley.  Jello Shot is the first jelly-type holo I’ve purchased from ILNP, and it’s utterly fantastic.  The formula is spectacular – a rich, glossy jelly that dries down to a smooth, squishy finish in three coats – as is the colour, a sheer, cerise pink glaze sprinkled with holographic micro flakes.  And the things Jello Shot does in the sun?  Incredible!  The term “nail porn” was made for polishes like this one.  Best of all, there are no photography tricks at play here – that bonkers rainbow holo effect is completely unfiltered, because that’s how Jello Shot looks all the time in direct sunlight. So gorgeous! Hmm, and most likely less poisonous than my actual jello shots…

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