Armed and Ready

Well I’ve done it again. I walk into a drug store for chap stick and I walk out with my hands full of new nail polish shades. I think I need nail polish rehab, for reals. But really, how can you honestly contain yourself when you walk past the beautifully colorful walls? It’s no easy task, especially when brands like Essie release their new resort collection, I’m a goner.

If you’re like me, which I don’t know how many of you sane individuals are, I typically pick out my shades by their names. Whenever I go to get my nails done in a salon I always feel rushed by the employees to pick out a color. It’s not that simple! But I usually crack under the pressure and grab the closest bottle to my hands and end up sad and angry with my decision. I try to take my time, but usually the deciding factor for me, is the name. If there are two almost identical colors, I pick the one with the cooler name. Is that weird? Well this past week while perusing the new Essie collection it happened again. I just finished reading the Hunger Games series so this particular shade stood out to me right away, based on its name. ;] It’s dark for spring, but I’m kind of digging it.

This is Armed and Ready by Essie. It’s kind of sexy. You can’t really tell from the pictures, but it has this slight tinge of copper shine to it.

See? I happened to be wearing a kaki color maxi dress today and opted for an army green makeup scheme and this color nail polish fits perfectly with the whole look. I’m kinda diggin’ it.

But wait, let’s get back to the Hunger Games… have you read it? I finished the entire trilogy in about 4 days, total. After finishing the third book I slipped into a little mild depression. I’m sad it’s over. I was so engrossed in the series I think I might have to go back and re-read the entire thing because no book I’ve attempted to read since has satisfied me.

Anyway, that’s my little random side note for the day. If you need a nice little change up from the typical bright and cheery colors of spring I highly suggest this one. It would also match a brown leather belt perfectly too. And guess what? You can win one! (shameless plug for my giveaway, thought it segued perfectly)… If you haven’t done so already, put your name in to win a gorgeous vintage leather belt from my favorite designer, Linea Pelle. Sign up here! You have til Tuesday. And as Effie would say, may the odds be ever in your favor! ;]