So that middle nail broke again because of course it did. My own fault, really, for allowing myself to decide that, yes, I did kinda like the new nail shape after all, and the length looked pretty good with it too. Because from the moment that thought was loose in my brain, the clock was ticking. Sure enough, before the sun had started to set I was snarling obscenities and cursing my traitorous brain for entertaining such a poisonous notion. I don't know what it is, but "happy with my nails" is a kiss of death. It's like when I travel, and the question isn't whether I'll break a nail but when the first one will go. And it's not like I'm using my nails to pry things open or anything; I break them doing super-coordinated stuff like turning around too quickly and jamming my hand into a wall, nails-first.
Anyway! I have a bunch of spring and summer brights to wear, but with my new shorties I wanted to wear something just a little bit darker. I was also thinking about a little sparkle, to cheer me up, so I dove into the Big Box o' Untrieds and came out with a polish whose turn was long overdue, Orly Rock Solid.
Turned out Orly Rock Solid was a fun polish and just right for my mood. From the 2011 Mineral FX Collection, it's nicely named, with a shimmering, granite-like finish, and the little dots of holographic glitter give it a gorgeous flare without overpowering the grey.
The formula was good, just what I expected from an Orly foil/shimmer finish. A little thin on the first coat, which wasn't any cause for concern because I knew it'd build (I gave it a total of three, which is my usual). Rock Solid does dry to a slightly gritty texture which isn't bothersome, but a nice coat of SV smoothed things out and gave the bits of glitter and (I think) glass fleck a little extra shine.
I definitely picked the right polish for my mood after that break, and honestly, now that my nails are all filed again and re-shaped, they're actually kinda...
No! No, I can't risk even thinking it, much less typing it out. Change of topic, change of topic, um... Hey, how about that giveaway!