You know my feelings about pink with a dash of purple...and Rio de Janeiro is just that.
Rio de Janeiro is a gorgeous, purple-tinged, deep pink creme. *Broken record alert* I didn't have anything else like this color in my collection. I used two coats, and the application was easy and covered Mr. VaNeLi quite thoroughly.
Although the Cruise collection was introduced in summer, I can absolutely see this deep pink as a fall color too.
The other polish I picked up from the collection was yet another purple-tinged color, this time a blue: Santorini.
Yep...I realize that my coloring looks at least 7 levels of weird in these pics...but BLAST YOU, SANTORINI!! I could NOT get an accurate color shot of this without doing funky things to my skin color. But this is a nail polish blog and not a Melissa's complexion blog, so the funkiness won out.
I used two coats of this lovely periwinkle creme, but I needed 3 because I was having some streaking issues. I was too darn sleepy to apply a third coat. I guess it's the nature of a light blue to behave badly. *sigh* The streaky patches aren't noticeable in person.
I purchase my Julie G polishes at Rite Aid, where they retail for $3.99. I love Julie G products!! :)
And now, as promised...some pics from my sister Melanie and brother-in-law Chris' Halloween party at their home, The Monster Plantation!! You may remember my post last year that showed how much they love to decorate for Halloween. Well, they also throw a themed party every year for their friends and co-workers. This year's theme was circus/sideshow freaks from the early 1900's, entitled Lord Rapscallion's CarnEVIL. I was the official party photographer and created a vintage group of photos reminiscent of those old circus sideshow acts. Incidentally, some of the costumes were based on actual performers.
|Lord Rapscallion himself...legend says he set fire to his own circus for the insurance money! What a jerk!!|
|Pip and Flip - read about the real Pip and Flip here.|
|The Bearded Lady and Half-Girl|
And a group shot of all of the circus performers during their glory days...that's Koo-Koo the Bird Girl on the front row!
Be sure to click on the group shot for a closer look. That very short, demented-looking Pierrot clown is yours truly. :D
As always, thank you for stopping by, and have a fantastic day! <3