Sunday, October 28, 2012

Funky French with Bare Bones and Brownstone

Hey there!

I don't know if I'll be around the next couple of days.  Hurricane Sandy is suppose to make landfall tomorrow morning and I'll probably be out of power, thus no Internet....   so God help us!  The grocery stores have been ransacked and there was crowd at Lowes madly grabbing at the generators.  There were three large stacks (36 generators) and I looked at them, walked away, got some outlet covers. (I'm painting a spare bedroom.) When I came back, my husband says.. "Look! One whole stack is gone already!!!"

So I said, "Do you want to get one?"  (They were $649).

He answered, "What's the wattage output?"  What kind of answer is that?  Silly goose!

"Beats me?"  I said back to him.... I think he started panicking because the crowd was, then he started to frantically read the side of the boxes.  I can see how the panic is contagious.  I started hoarding canned ravioli at the grocery store, just because other people were hoarding food too.  I put a few back.

Well, we didn't get one.  I hope we don't regret it, but I can live without electricity for a day or two and the environment might feel a little relief if some of us can actually stop burning some fossil fuels for a day.  I really start to get concerned when the water gets shut off.  The last time that happened was 2003, with Hurricane Isabelle.  Well we have two, 50 gallon rain barrels so we can at least flush the toilets.

Anyhow, I leave you with this funky french to have a gander at.


There's Bare Bones, my most visited swatch.

Bottle shot of Brownstone.


Revlon's Bare Bones is my number one, most visited post of all time, which amazes me.  It is a nice color and all but the formula is not the best.  It's from the colorstay collection which I have come to conclusion that the extra cost is not justified.  I don't think it lasts longer than regular polish and they take forever to dry.  Plus they don't work very well with my China Glaze top coat.  I had some bubbling issues (after applying top coat) and the paint started to run all over the place too (also, after I applied top coat).  I forgot I should have used the Revlon quick dry top coat instead.  Oh well...

Brownstone is from last year's China Glaze Metro collection.  Don't be a smart ass and ask me uptown or downtown because I don't think that matters. haha  Anyways, its a nice rusty brown and the formula on that is superb.  My bottle has been sitting around for over a year and I didn't have to shake it, it still looks new.  Where as bare bones,on the other hand, the pigments were separating and it needed a good shaking and inversion for a couple of hours before I decided I could paint with it.

Soooo, if your in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern U.S.,  (Shout out in the comments section!)  I will be hunkering down to ride out the storm with you.

Otherwise, I'll see you after the storm passes and the sun comes back out!

14 comments:

  1. I hope you guys make it though ok - so scary to hear about the storms! At least you have a great manicure on your nails )))

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  2. These colours are so gorgeous together! Fun yet classy and perfect for the season too.

    You guys take care and stay safe!

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  3. looove those colors together! so pretty. we are WAY under prepared on the water front so i pray that does not get shut off.. i expect the electricity to with 8-10 inches of rain though. I guess I don't have school though.. yay?

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    1. Thanks, Mel. I've been wanting to combine these colors for a while.... We made it through, I was nearing frustration, but we are okay. I hope you are okay too.

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  4. Gorgeous! These colors look cool together. I live in Massachusetts and we're all preparing (well, already prepared) too. I think people are just so nervous because of how bad the storm was last year around this time. I'm interested to see what Sandy's got in store for us.

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    1. Me too, kind of... I'm getting tired of the power outages. We had two this summer... in the big heat wave... well hope you are okay! Thanks for your comment.

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  5. Wow hold on! I'm sure everything is going to be just fine, I just hope it all goes fast :) So you'll be back to blogging in no time. It has to be interesting to live without power for a couple of days, I am sure we'd realize how terribly hooked we are on some things...

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    1. Me too. It's probably better not to see what the crowd is doing sometimes. Thanks M.

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  6. I hope you guys are staying safe and dry tonight! Here in Toronto we're getting some pretty big winds and are prepping for power outages later tonight too. These colours look really great together too!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! Hope all is well with you!

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  7. OMG Jenni, did you do okay through Sandy? Oh boy, I hope you and your hubby weathered through it all right. Thinking of you....

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  8. I love the combo of red and Nude!

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