Saturday, January 2, 2010

Weird Colors & Polish

April and Ashley posted an interesting link: Top 10 Weird Colors You've Never Heard Of (although my English-degree-holding brain wants it to say "Top 10 Weird Colors of Which You've Never Heard," because ending sentences with prepositions is something up with which I will not put).

They then issued a challenge to fellow nail polish bloggers to come up with a nail polish to go with each color: Malachite, Gamboge, Fallow, Razzmatazz, Falu Red, Arsenic, Feldgrau, United Nations Blue, Xanadu, and Caput Mortuum. I decided to take that challenge, which turned into a lot of fun. The hardest color BY FAR to find a matching polish for was Gamboge, a dark spicy mustard color. Yellows and golds don't look good on me anyway, so I'm not very knowledgeable about this polish color family.

If you want to see pictures of the polishes, I recommend the awesome Community Nail Polish Gallery.

Malachite - vibrant dark teal

Rescue Beauty Lounge Orbis Non Sufficit
Misa Dirty Sexy Money
Nails Inc. Upper St

Fallow - fawn-like light brown

Essie Oriental X-Presso
Butter London Fash Pack
China Glaze Heirloom Organza
OPI Barefoot in Barcelona

Razzmatazz - dusky rose

Orly Pink Chocolate
Sinful Colors Vacation Time
Essie My Place Or Yours

Falu Red - dark barn-red

Sephora by OPI Brunette on the Internet
Diamond Cosmetics The Naughty Intern
Essie Berry Hard

United Nations Blue - bright pastel blue

Hot Looks BMX Bandit
Amoresse Maui Maui
Orly Calypso Breeze

Xanadu - green-grey

Butter London Artful Dodger
Essie Greenport
Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion

Caput Mortuum - dark rust - red/purple/brown

Rescue Beauty Lounge Au Chocolat
Misa Can't Nobody Take Me Down
Color Club Haute Couture
Zoya Nina

Arsenic - dark grey-blue

Precision U Rock & I Roll
Ruby Kisses Blue Denim
Ciate Paint Pots Superficial

Feldgrau - grey, very common in military uniforms

Sinful Colors Soho
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Dangerous
L.A. Girl Flare Galaxy

Gamboge - dark spicy mustard

Creative Nail Design Kumquat Dahlia
p2 Color Victim Joyful


April and Ashley said...


Kaz said...

Great Post! Feldgrau is one of my fave colour names ever! I am going to try and work the others into conversation haha!

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