Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pink Wednesday: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pink Boa

I have to admit this Pink Wednesday stuff has made me realize I need to swatch more of my pinks. I usually have "swatch sessions" where I swatch a ton of polish at one time for this blog. I have folder I keep all my "non blogged" swatches on, and on other days besides Wednesday which ever color so to say "speaks to me" I blog about. I looked for a pink to talk about today, and I only have 3 other pinks swatches, so it looks like sometime this weekend I'll need to have a pink swatch session! I got this next Sally Hansen for sentimental reasons.

Pink Boa
Pink Boa is a bright magenta pink with a blue-violet shimmer.

This color reminds me of the first polish I ever owned. My parents have owned a small business since 1989, and growing up they'd work on Saturdays, so I'd often spend the day with my grandpa or my aunt. On Saturdays, my aunt would take me to her nail appointments. It was fun for me because I got to look through the all the bottles and compare all the colors.

I often came across colors like the one above, and in the early to mid 1990's this is probably how cool colors ever got. I was memorized with how a pink color could have this purple flash to it. Now of course this would probably be considered dated, but I love it. I ended up buying a color like that with my aunt eventually. I have no idea what brand or what the color name was, but it was my first polish! Colors like this definitely have nostalgic and sentimental value to me.

I wasn't even into nail polish until the past few years, but I remember pretty much all my nail polish experiences!

Happy Pink Wednesday!

Steph

15 comments:

  1. Great color! These kinds of colors always remind me of the 80s for some reason. I have something similar in SHXW - Hot Magenta, I think is the name.

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  2. LetthemhavepolishApril 20, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    So pretty! I love polishes with a story :)

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  3. I love your color story. I have a pink that I bought because it was very close to the pink satin dress I had for my Barbie that was my absolute favorite. Oh, the torrid storylines we'd make up for Barbie in that dress. It was like a Mexican telenovela.

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  4. I really enjoyed reading your write-up... I like hearing nail-polish stories.

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  5. Great color! It really reminds me of a H&M polish called Pink Wink, from a Betty Boop collection. But it's fun that you actually have a story behind a color (:

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  6. Same here, I've gotten into nails a year ago -not even and I remember my experiences ..I in fact still own my very first nail polish I purchased lol
    -this is such a pretty pink ^_^

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  7. Cool! What nail polish is that?

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  8. Thank you! I appreciate it. I'm glad my stories aren't boring!

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  9. Haha, sounds like fun. I miss my childhood and the Barbie days!

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  10. Yeah I think they are pretty 80's color. Thanks! :)

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  11. I just LOVE these hot pinks.

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