What better way to jump back into blogging than by writing about the familiar? The loved? The obsessed over? My answer will always be nail polish and I'll always have plenty of that lying around (I say it sooo casually but you know they're actually proudly displayed on a wall and immaculately dusted at all times) so I hope you don't mind! Though honestly I never know why I worry about posting about nail polish since anyone who has read my blog even a little would know it's something I do on the (obscenely) regular.
I've been terrible at keeping up with nail polish collections lately ("out of sight, out of mind" translates to "don't know, can't/won't/don't buy" in my book and when I'm beyond broke [which is absolutely a thing and on a completely different level than just broke, mind you] that's something I try to strictly live by) so when I nabbed this out of the new collection display of essie polishes at Target I thought it was a part of a new release… which is/was completely wrong.
I'm not sure if Target was trying to pull off some sort of a sales ploy by putting a bunch of these yesteryear polishes in the Spring 2014 display or if it was just some punks pulling a prank (though honestly that would be a pretty lame prank even by my standards) but either way that's where the stock of "go ginza"'s were and I just couldn't help but throw one (with the utmost delicacy and motherly love) in my basket.
essie's "go ginza" actually hails from their Spring collection of 2013 (according to the trusty world wide web that we weave) but it's exactly what I needed in my life and what I've been looking for. I've been wanting a milky lilac pink for ages but have never found one that was predominantly lilac rather than pink… there's a stupidly profound difference! I was hunting down a lilac with pink undertones not a pink with lilac undertones and gosh darn it the nail polish world seemed to be full of the latter rather than the former. Regardless I have found winner folks!! And a stunner at that.
Ahhh~ bask in its glory while you can people; unfortunately this polish reminds me that before recently I avoided essie polishes, even though they really do have the most stunning collection of colors, because the formula can be (and often is) downright terrible. After even just one day of wear (there was one time where it was two days but pffffft don't care) this has cracks running through every millimeter of its being.
Please ignore my little nail nubs of the moment… as fantastic as they looked last week (the first set of photos in this post) they were driving me absolutely batty.
Not cute essie!! "go ginza" is basically the equivalent of meeting someone suuuuper attractive but then, when you finally work up the courage to go talk to them (horror), realizing that they have B.O. beyond belief. What a shame! What a waste! Time to go cry, ask them out anyways, then tell them to shower and apply deodorant before picking you up at 8 o'clock sharp.
At least that's what I've been doing with this polish… I've repainted my nails at least five times in the past week or two (when did I actually buy this!?!?) because I'm so in love with the color, just not so much with the unavoidable cracks. It's unfortunate but sometimes you just can't help but do ridiculous things when you're in love le sigh~
Have you tried essie's "go ginza"?
Do you have the same problem with the formula cracking after a day or two?
What has been your favorite nail polish color as of late?
xoxo - Cassie