Yay! It’s finally getting a little cooler and more fall-ish feeling in my neck of the woods! That, plus we’ve been in celebration mode for the past two weeks or so: wedding anniversary, my birthday last week and hubby’s yesterday (Sunday – happy birthday, honey!), and I’m a very happy camper. So I decided to do my nails up right, or as well as I could in my iffy DIY way. I wasn’t up for a full-on red nail polish, so I poked around trying to find a shade that was in step with autumn and would be attractive on my short, chubby fingers.
Looking through my bottle stash, my eyes lit up when I saw this oldie but goodie near the bottom: Merle Norman’s Sunset Red, a coppery, bronze-ish hue with some red to give it a little oomph. Now if only it was still usable. I crossed my fingers, opened the bottle, and yes! It still worked. My son really liked the shade and dubbed it Scarlet Bronze.
Although I get crazy-impatient with all the steps (base coat, two coats of nail polish, top coat, etc.) and all the waiting and doing nothing until it all dries, the results are worth it. It’s been going strong for well over a week now and last night I touched everything up and re-did some protective top coat. (Pardon the not-so-great photo and condition of my nails – I’m in dire need of a manicure!)
This will get me through the early part of the week and then I’m giving the digits a much-needed rest and a trim. My nails get a little weird if they get too long: one or two turn up at the end like trumpets and another curves downward drastically on one corner. (I think my hand got partially shut in a door when I was a kid, but I’m not certain – repressing painful memories, perhaps? 🙂 )
Anyhoo, I’m thinking I might use this nail polish again for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas as it is festive and cheery without being too in-your-face. Sunset Red is discontinued (does Merle Norman even make/sell nail polish anymore?), so if any of you have seen a similar shade, please do share.
What about you? What nail polish shades are you wearing on your fingers and toes these days? Or are you going au naturel? My toes are naked as a jaybird and probably going to stay that way until spring rolls around; my sandals are put up for good now.