In case you missed Alli’s Must Have Polishes for Fall 2012 – it’s a must read and helped me choose to put on Seattle Sunshine on this gorgeous Fall day!
My next several posts will include either polishes from Fall collections or on trend colors! Pantone’s name for this season’s fall is titanium, and Seattle Sunshine is right on target for Fall 2012.
We’re huge Lex Cosmetics fans around here and I bought this last spring using the Groupon ($15 for $30) that was offered last year. Seattle Sunshine is a true light grey creme and it applied like a dream so smooth and perfect! I started off with OPI’s Ridge Filler on my middle finger and OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat on my other four fingers. I used two coats of Seattle Sunshine and topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite.
Seattle Sunshine was created by Jamila in honor of Seattle’s notorious overcast skies. $1 from the sale of each bottle goes to TreeSwing. You can purchase Seattle Sunshine on the Lex Cosmetics website for $10. If you’d like to learn more about Lex Cosmetics and founder Alexa click here.
Since Fall is officially here, what colors are you most excited to wear?
I am so excited about this nail polish for a million reasons! This is the latest addition to the Lex Cosmetics nail polish collection, Atlantic (in fact – it’s gone up on the site since I’ve been writing this post). After Alli got the chance to review Himalayas – I looked into Lex Cosmetics and was really blown away by the concept for two reasons. First, people submit their ideas for nail polish and it’s put to a vote – the winning nail polish gets created – super cool right? But it doesn’t stop there! $1 from the sale of every bottle goes to a non profit organization of the creator’s choice!
So of course I immediately tried to start thinking of ideas. I wanted it to be something important to me and my life but also that could be tied to a great cause. I spent time thinking about various things in nature, and it hit me – the ocean. I spent lots of summers on the beach and the ocean to me is one of those awe inspiring things that I knew I’d love to see reflected in a nail polish.
So finally after lots of thought and some rewording I finally submitted my idea & was ecstatic to see it up for the vote a month or so later. And here’s when I say thank you to everyone who voted! I won and I worked with Alexa to fine tune things – and she was fantastic, we emailed back and forth quite a bit and I could not have asked for a nicer more wonderful person to work with through this process.
Flash forward to last Friday, I got this beauty in the mail. I was insanely giddy about the color – I love it. It’s a gorgeous teal creme that’s bright and vibrant absolutely perfect for summer. Now the color is great but how about the formula? A+ on the formula – no I’m not just saying this because it was my idea – in fact I was kind of worried about what I’d write if it was awful – the formula rocks. It’s so pigmented that you can get away with just using ONE COAT. I used two because I’m not the most patient polisher in the world. It doesn’t hurt that the bottle is cute and the top is even cuter.
I’d like to tell you a bit about the charity that I chose – originally I’d chosen The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, but after some thought I decided on the Oceanic Preservation Society. OPS is doing some great things to save the dolphins in Japan – if you haven’t already I highly suggest watching The Cove.
If you’ve made it all the way down here – bless you – and Alexa has been awesome enough to give you all a coupon which I will post as soon as I get it. In closing, If you have a cool idea for a nail polish – go! submit it! – and support a cause that’s important to you at the same time! The latest winner is Seashell submitted by Sarah and I really can’t wait to see it!
EDIT: Coupon Code is n4i2g5g – it’s 3 dollars off Atlantic!
Happy Almost Friday!
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