I managed to catch the last few moments of sun today. I walked to the park for picture taking and felt as if the wind was going to whirl me off the pavement. The temperature in Philadelphia is 23 degrees fahrenheit with a wind chill of eight degrees. That converts to minus five degrees celsius and minus 13 degrees celsius respectively. I know many of you would cherish such temperatures in comparison to colder climates.
To complement the icy touch of the wind, I wore China Glaze Luna. I love silvery blues in winter. The color conveys the sense of chill.
Above is a picture of my cat Moon. I tried to name her Luna, but she had a different preference. I always have let my cats decide their names based on what captures their attention and what sounds they respond to. She always came when I called her name. Moon passed away a couple years ago. She was such a dear and cheeky cat. China Glaze Luna reminded me of her and I wanted to share. She was a street rescue who came to me in an unusual way. On the night of a full Moon, she followed me five flights up an outdoor staircase to my apartment and she stayed with me. She was so dirty from the rusty colored soil in a nearby parking lot that I thought she was an orange cat! After a few days of rest, warmth and grooming, she showed all of her beauty. I do miss her.
Returning to polish, Luna has a frost formula stirred with holographic glitter and smaller silver particles. It took three coats for opacity. The result reminds me of a layering experiment instead of a single polish. I am rather amazed all the elements converged respectfully into one formula. It seems like inviting guests with divergent opinions to a dinner party and seeing if all can converse without a clattering of soup spoons. Thankfully, China Glaze understood how to bring a frost, a metallic, holographic and silver glitter along with a shade of ice blue together without incident or unpleasantries.
Happy painting, ladies!