Sunday, June 2, 2013

Boys and Girls Are Different: China Glaze Bend Over Backwards

Hey everybody!  I think I should explain my post title. :)

My husband and I went shopping on Memorial Day after our family cookout.  I went with him to Dick's Sporting Goods...he went with me to Ulta.  I decided to do a little experiment.  I asked my hubs if he would pick me out a polish, one polish out of the entire store, something he would like to see on me.  Now, my husband is a manly man, the outdoorsman type who could survive on a desert island indefinitely with a baseball bat and a piece of dental floss.  But to my surprise, he very pleasantly agreed to my request!   He meticulously narrowed his choices down to 2 and ultimately chose China Glaze Bend Over Backwards.

China Glaze Bend Over Backwards

China Glaze Bend Over Backwards is a fiery, and I mean FIERY, orange-red.   Or red-orange.  It's actually equally orange and red.  You've heard before that this or that polish "glows"...well, this one does.  It looks like it's burning from within.  Bend Over Backwards is from the Cirque Du Soleil Collection.  I used 2 coats for the photos.  I had a couple of bubbling issues on the first coat, but they seemed to even out on the second.
China Glaze Bend Over Backwards

All my crafty suggestive selling didn't have one bit of effect.  As we meandered around the store,  I enticingly held up blues, greens, and aquas.  Each one was met with a resounding, "No."  I suspected my hubs would be drawn to the reddish colors, and I was right.  


China Glaze Bend Over Backwards

But there is no denying...this is a stunning polish.  It's just not anything that would appeal to me a whole lot when I first looked at it.  I find that the most drool-inducing colors are always the teals with me.  But I've noticed that my husband doesn't so much like those.  Well, pooh. :)  Oh, and don't even mention cremes to him.  That boy likes shimmer!  Well, that's more like it!!

Hmmmm...I think I could get used to this?  Maybe?

Curious about the runner-up?  It was OPI Danke-Shiny Red.


I heartily recommend trying this experiment on your own husband or boyfriend.  But I'll tell you right now, you will NOT be taking home butter LONDON Slapper.

You know how they say that men are from Mars, and women are from Venus?  





You just can't make this stuff up.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely evening! :) 

22 comments:

  1. Great color he picked out for you :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Replies
    1. "Ember" is the word that comes to mind...:)

      Delete
  3. Men ALWAYS go for the red. I just don't get it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know. And they don't get it when we reach for blue.

      Delete
  4. Hello, you have a new follower via the hobby polish bloggers facebook page :)

    Beautiful swatches, lovely polish x

    ReplyDelete
  5. LOL My hubs is the same way... A typical man has been trained to love red nails; while us ladies see it as a bit dated they see it as classic. My man chose WnW Behind Closed Doors; he admitted that he liked the red glitter shining thru the black base. Did you pick him out something from Dick's??? LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL!! Actually, I DID! It was a turkey tail feathers mount! :D

      Delete
  6. He made a great choice - that color looks amazing on you! Lol, I make my boyfriend help me decide between two colors quite often..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! He was very pleased with himself. I'm glad your boyfriend is a helpful sort too. :P

      Delete
  7. What a gorgeous polish! It looks amazing with your skintone too. I love the that it's somewhere in between orange and red... makes it look more fiery.

    Also... I just noticed the background of your page! So pretty. I love trees haha <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh thanks! The background pic is where I live. :)

      Hey, did you see I finally did the Sunshine Award??

      Delete
  8. LOL! What a fun story. I need to do this with my husband...I just have to get him into Ulta somehow???? And yes, I was very curious about the runner up:) Did you let your husband look at the prices? Chris wouldn't pick the Butter Londons because of the price alone!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You absolutely need to do this! My hubs did know the prices. And since the China Glaze was a WHOLE $1.50 less than the OPI, it won out! :)

      Delete
  9. This was a great post, I really want to try this with my husband. I know for a fact that he loves the reds whereas I love anything blue or green. It's funny how that works isn't it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it's their chemistry. My hubs was VERY proud of himself. He was still talking about what a good job he did when he read my post. :)

      Delete
  10. Too funny! My husband always picks bright and/or blingy reds too! He will go into Ulta with me, but he just walks beside me holding the bag.

    I LOVE this polish!! And your ring!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Hey, at least he goes in Ulta with you!! :)

      Delete
  11. Hehe you're right. My hubby likes to see "girly" colors on me - reds and pinks are his favorite. If I show him a green or blue (my favs), he's more like "meh". :D
    Love this color on you, by the way! Fiery is right!

    ~ Yun

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! It is so fiery! Hubs really did a great job. :)

      Delete

I really love comments. They brighten my day! But I won't make you do all the work...I always answer them! :)