Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fainting Couch: amidst cherry blossoms

Hello ladies,

It has been an age since I swooned. Needing rest from this season's pastel creams, I brought my bottle of Sally Hansen Salon Arabian Night to assist me in welcoming Spring. This is an untried and true manicure. Arabian Night is from one of the mythic Tracy Reese collections that were distributed sparsely and randomly in drug stores throughout the nation. I found mine on ebay.

Arabian Night is one of the most beautiful shades of purple I own. There is so much gold shimmer blended into the jelly base. I also see hints of pink and green. The colors glow in soft light and appear liquid beneath the sun. Please hold onto your smelling salts before perusing the images below.






I love the lacy patterns of sun and shade on my hand. It was such a delight to encounter a cherry blossom tree completely dressed in pink petals. I was happy to be let the beauty of the blooms enhance this already spectacular polish.

Arabian Night is a little deceptive. Your manicure might seem finished at two coats, but I recommend three for a bolder look. In bright light, the nail line could be visible with only two coats. This polish is a little slow to dry, but I don't care. It can do whatever it wants. I would still wear it and I would still lose consciousness.

Happy Spring, ladies of this hemisphere! Happy painting to all.

13 comments:

  1. That's a perfect backdrop for such a beautiful colour

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  2. That is Gorgeous! I would love to trip on to that in a store!
    ~Sylvia

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  3. That is *very* pretty, like an indigo.

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  4. I definiteyl need that couch! Beautiful shade on you. I don't know why it's so difficult to get the Tracy Reese collection. I'd love to have this one. Beautiful cherry blossoms. I can't wait to see more nail and flower photos. Hooray for Spring. Saturday was a very beautiful day wasn't it? I had all the windows open and it was wonderful feeling the warm air.. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  5. NO fainting couch for me but as soon as I saw your pictures my heart went racing and I was almost jumping up and down with excitement of seeing Arabian Nights on your beautiful long nails!
    This is one has been on my wishlist forever and looking at your pictures on reinforced my lemming, sooooo pretty :)

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  6. simply gorgeous! and your cherry blossom tree is to die for :-)

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  7. From a photographic perspective, I LOVE the juxtaposition of the harsh lines of the polish bottle with the sweet cherry blossoms :)

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  8. Oh I swoon! I agree with Lucy, beautiful shade on you and I adore the pictures, the polish with the flowers is divine! xx

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  9. I found mine on e bay as well. It is truly a stunner! Love this color!

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  10. This color is beautiful. I've seen it swatched before, but the gold is really visible in your photos. Plus the flowers are so pretty!

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