Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sally Hansen always has me going on Mystic treasure hunts!

Hi everyone! I have missed being here, life has been pretty hectic lately! If you wanna read what I have been up to, you can check out My So Called Un-Life. On to more important things (like the nails!!)...

I first got into nail polish maybe about a year ago...there are just sooo many reasons to love nails and everything you can do with them. I remember when making my first "lemming" list and searching EVERYWHERE for certain colors. Somewhere at the top of my list was Sally Hansen Mystic Lilac. I must have gone to every drug store in my area looking for it and NOTHING! So heartbreaking!! rainy day I stopped at a random Walgreens and what do I see in the clearance jar.....MYSTIC LILAC! I remember thinking "SUCKERSSS...Ya'll don't know how precious this is!" I hoped to find a backup so I asked around, but no such luck. I guess I was meant to take just one bottle home. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, it ended up in my untrieds for a year. Yes, a whole year!! :(

This past weekend I sat down for my weekly mani/pedi and wasn't feeling any color, so I decided to purge with a nude/taupe. A few choices later and still...nothing. Until ML caught my could I have forgotten you for so long???

My nails are still pretty short (I have learned that I am a stress nail-biter)...but oh how I love the color!!

From Sally Hansen's Fall 2010 collection, ML is a grayed-out lilac taupe with grayish almost-green micro shimmer. I applied it at night, so when I took pictures I was a little dissapointed at how un-lilac it pulled on me, since it looked nothing like the bottle color. I still loved the color, though...

Direct light w/flash

Direct light, no flash

Look at that micro-shimmer!!

The next day I went outside and fell in love even more with this color. I think it's taupe-y enough that you can wear it to work, but still edgy enough that it's not meh...

I wonder what happened to all the bottles of ML?? It seems like there are never enough of these awesome colors....Sally Hansen, why do you do this to us???

I missed you all so much!! It's great to be back. I have some really neat (wait, did I just use that word??) things planned out for all the upcoming events/holidays. I can't wait to share them with ya'll!!


  1. It's great to see you posting again, missed your posts, but glad you are well. LOL we all have colors like Mystic Lilac, where we buy them, don't wear them for a long time and then suddenly fall in love with them ... you've got me wanting to put on SH XW Concrete from that same collection! ;)

  2. Is that the dark gray creme? I think that one is sitting in my untrieds also....along with Purple Gala, lol. I'm majorly slacking!!