Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday | Coffee Inspired

After a week long work event in Baltimore, I overslept and my coffee inspired Twinsie Tuesday post is now up 12 hours late.  Ironic, huh?

Either way, I am a big coffee drinker.  Just love the stuff.  True what they say about New Yorkers, I guess.  For this mani, I went pretty literal I chose a polish I've had forever but never worn yet: Revlon French Roast.  An espresso brown crelly than dries like a creme, it had a surprisingly thin first coat but leveled at the second; I used a third just to make sure it was opaque and cover some bald spots.  What originally drew me to this polish was the very subtle holographic shimmer that could be made out from the bottle, which is rare in a drugstore brand polish.  However, once on the nail, the shimmer is hard to pick up and equally hard to capture.  In trying to photograph it, I took so many flash photos (hence my ruddy skintone in these pictures) and the demi-matte finish the polish finish appears to have.  It actually is super glossy and dries really lovely.

I included this macro to try to show some of the holographic shimmer (which kind of looks like flakies or glass flecks up close, no?) to prove it does indeed exist.  Even if it didn't, I'm still pretty in love with this shade of brown.  It's just that perfect balance of clearly not black but still richly brown.  I'm such a sucker for this shade.  Since Revlon is phasing out a lot of their stock I'm not sure this is still available but I do recommend it to those with a brown fetish if nothing else, it's rather unique and definitely affordable (if still on the market).

For more coffee inspired manis, be sure to check out my Twinsies' posts!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sharon at Behind Green Eyes 


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