14 July 2011

Confession:

This is my child's hand.

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My son's hand.

We were at Target the other day and I was looking for a good turquoise nail polish color. But, since my nails were already done (in Commander In Chic), I didn't want to test the colors out on my own nails.

(Wait - I'm not the only one who tests nail polish colors out in the store before buying them, am I? Shoot... bigger confession than I though maybe...)

Anyway... I needed bare nails and there his were. All cute and tiny and fresh for the painting. What's a Mama to do? He was very much a willing participant (though I think it may have been a different story if I had been hunting for a perfect pink).

It turns out they didn't have the color I was after. (A girlfriend of mine was wearing this perfectly matte teal at our wine tasting and since I'd been hunting for the perfect teal I asked her what it was and where she got it. She said Target but my Target didn't carry it. Hence the attempts to find a substitute by painting my son's nails many wrong shades of green.)

Sheesh, this story got long fast.

Let's wrap it up, shall we?

All of that craziness to say that the perfect summer teal nail polish color has been found and it is available. (I know, y'all are so relieved, right?)

Ladies and Gentleman...okay, maybe just ladies...I present to you:

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Aaaand, that was officially the biggest waste of your day so far. Sorry!

(Or, if you've also been hunting for matte turquoise perfection in a bottle; you're welcome!)

24 comments:

Kristen said...

Love it! Your posts always make me smile! I've never actually thought about testing nail polishes on my kids before (girls)....might have to try that out next time!

Laura Darling said...

I've been looking for a new nail polish! I wore lavender two weeks ago but wasn't the biggest fan. And on vacation last week I bought those Sally Hansen strips...in zebra. Which was fun, but a little wild for being back in the office! Currently I am sporting a dark purple, but I'm looking for something a little more summery! I LOVE the color of that teal polish! I might have to try it!

P.S. - I think this comment was almost as long as the post! :)

Bethany said...

Um, nope, you aren't the only one who tests out the nail color before buying. I do too. There's nothing worse than getting home and the red you bought is too pink or too opaque. I also eat a grape at the grocery store before I buy a whole bag of sour grapes. My husband thinks it's terrible. Is it? That's my confession of the day.

nic said...

oliver is such a swell little fellow. i don't do nail polish, but if i did, that'd be my color of choice. delicious.

Seagers said...

Essie is so great! Thanks for sharing. I have a turquoise dress for a wedding in 2 weeks, may need to see if this matches! Happy Thursday.

Sara said...

Definitely not the only one who does it. I do like turquoise s I might have to try that :)

I once got nail polish in Cape Cod that changes colors in the sun. It's pretty darn cool if I do say so myself. We got two bottles and I'm totally getting more next time I vacation there!

Lindsay said...

Weird! My bottle of Turquoise and Caicos looks totally different than this picture. It's very bright turquoise.

Becky said...

You are not alone...I test out the nail polish too...but I never thought of using my son's clean nails..that is a good idea! Thanks. :D

TimeForLemonade said...

SO funny! If I didn't bite my nails, I might encounter the same dilemma!

moxiemandie said...

That is SO funny! Commander in Chic is one of my favorites, and I've never even thought about testing in the store! If i had, perhaps I'd have about 20 less bottles of polish than what I've currently got.

Too cute Raechel (and Oliver!)

Jenny said...

I'm always looking for good matte nail polish, so thanks for the tip!

Sdlgillikin said...

I try them out too. And I eat a grape, and my husband hates it too!

Love that color! Thanks for sharing

Amy said...

I love trying new colors out!! Gonna pick this one up....at target??

And seriously!! Where is the wine/cheese post????

Anonymous said...

can you show us a picture of it on your nails?

Andrea said...

Ooh, I was eyeing that one at my Target the other day. I went for the lighter/cheaper Revlon color "Jaded" which is like the same color as the bottom of a swimming pool. May have to add this one to my summer blue polish repertoire.
My hubby can't stand it, but my 4.5 year old son gladly volunteers as a polish tester often!

stephanie joy said...

i LOVE essie polish!
my fav!
they always have the best colors
plus the polish goes on so nice... and lasts!
i'll have to find this color at my store.
try it on my toes!

cute post!

Sara said...

So cute!! And you can absolutely NEVER go wrong with an Essie polish. They are the only brand I will even look at :-)

karen said...

Love it! I may need to make a trip to the nail polish aisle myself :)

Melissa Hensler said...

Comander in Chic must be a popular color. You are the third person who has mentioned it in the last couple days and it's my go to color when I've been gardening and just can't get my nails clean enough!

keight dukes said...

YES! i was drooling after chelsea's color too! i heard her say "turks and caicos" but just thought with nails that chic, she must be referencing some posh vacay that she had been on. hooray accessibility! add this to my FMF tab of robspiration

Ashley said...

i LOVE that color. i sport is pretty often these days! and if i had a son, i would test them on him too!

Miss W said...

I love that color! I had to pick some up when I was at Target today!

✪ Miss W

Miss W Teaches

Marcella said...

This post cracks me up. Not a waste of time . . .just a big smile when I need it! Thanks.

keight dukes said...

ok i just went to get this at target because i LOVED it on chelsea. but then i saw the $8 price tag and when i tried it on it was SO thin. like chelsea must have put on about 3 coats. the less coats the better for this nonfancy lady. so i let the dream die and got a darker sally hansen color, mint sprint, for 4 bucks but it goes on mega thick. still pining for something turks-esque though