Like lipstick on an Akita…

When it comes to beauty in the garden it’s truly all about the garden and not the gardener.  Especially after attempting to move five yards of topsoil before the last rain,  at least that’s the story a ‘friend’ told me.  Maybe it’s the memories of Glamour ‘do’s and don’ts’ or the popular definition of crazy  which would be doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. I’m not sure what drives the desire but I do know that I’ve always wondered who got the job of naming all those lipsticks and nail polishes.  On that note my tip for the day is dark polish on a short nail.  I’m partial to greens, browns, red in December and purples.  Recently I’ve also been drawn towards the turquoise blue that appears to be the color du jour but the purchase has not been made.  My current favorite polish is Essie’s ‘Smokin’ Hot’ a Paynes grey purple.  The bliss of a dark color is that it always hides the dirt that lingers under one’s nails.  This works for the staining that happens during the grape sorting portion of wine harvest as well.

Essie's 'Smokin' Hot' Nail Lacquer

If I were in charge and yes I often picture life that way even though more often that’s not the case I would have chosen ‘Helleborus’ as the name. ‘Smokin’ Hot’ is a bit tired.   As these blooms age (this one is showing a bit pink) there is more of a smoky purple tint.

Helleborus bloom

4 thoughts on “Like lipstick on an Akita…

  1. When I asked a young (French) sommelier friend how a particular old wine, which I had drunk many times as a young wine snot, had showed when she tasted it recently, she replied “It was tres émouvant, it had the beauty of death.” I love this expression and it seems a sentiment anyone who loves the beauty of a garden, a flower, a walk in the woods, needs to have room for as well as for those inspired when things are in full bloom…

    Nice post.

  2. I think my favorite is Essie’s “Dive Bar”. It is a strange mix of Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Black. Going to have to check out “Smokin’ Hot” though… thanks for the suggestion!

  3. We also love Essie’s range of nail care such as Millionails for longer, stronger nails in just a few applications, and Nail Corrector , an innovative pen to quickly and easily remove excess nail polish.

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