Nail Polish Lottery Club
By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis
It seems my secret fetish with nail polish is out. Thanks to my “personality-twin-blogger-friend” (who also happened to grow up in Brampton as a kid, hence our affectionate nickname for each other: Best-Friends-Forever-from-Brampton [BFFFB]!)—Lindsay—who is both a book reviewer and nail polish guru! Don’t believe me? Her blog, Turning the Pages, originally only a book blog, happily became a hybrid of book and nail content just this past year.
And because I not only consider her a blogger friend, I also happen to subscribe to and follow her blog, which means I’ve recently caught the nail polish fever.
As a novice nail painter, my original collection started with approximately 50 nail polishes. In a week’s time, my collection has glittered to a luscious 80 bottle count! Yup, I’ve lost my acetone!
And because of this new-found inspiration that I credit completely to my BFFFB, Lindsay, who also happened to steer me towards the Nail Polish Lottery Club online, a community of hardcore, nail polish lovers, I’ve decided to incorporate a post per week (for now) about nails, which I’m calling, “Cute”-icles of a Bibliotaphe.
For now, I’ll be joining the Nail Polish Lottery Club in showcasing nail polish colours that I haven’t yet had the chance to try based on its random number drawing every week. I just completed a database for this very purpose and realize, I’m really starting from scratch!
The Nail Polish Lottery Club creates a fun way in which to go through your unused/untried nail polish by selecting a random number each week on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Based on members’ spreadsheet/database lists, whatever number corresponds on the list with the random number chosen, is the colour to try, wear, and post or v-blog about!
Would you like to join the club? Are you a nail polish hoarder? A secret nail painter? Do those colourful bottles just take your breath (and your budget) away every time you visit the beauty section of a store? Or would you like to just paint your nails from time to time and aren’t sure which polish to choose? Then this place is for you! (And Lindsay…and me…and oh, I don’t know how many others!).
For more details, check out the Nail Polish Lottery Guidelines here.
And now to the fun stuff!
This week’s random number is 187!
If you don’t have 187 nail polishes then use 1+8+7=16 and if you don’t have 16 use 1+6=7.
Number 16 on my nail polish spreadsheet listed:
Klean Color Nail Laquer #105
And while I thought I’d never wear any type of green nail polish whatsoever in my lifetime, after I actually tried this shade on, it turned out a lot better than I had expected. It’s like wearing a wonderful, dark green scarf around my neck (which I do and which I have!).
But, just because I love nails, don’t think I’ve forgotten about my first love — books!
To integrate both loves, I’ve decided to also include with my nail lottery posts, a book cover(s) that I own in my library that I think complements or can be said to inspire the nail polish colour of choice or its art.
Here’s what I found to complement, Klean Color’s #105, Military Green:
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada.
Do you own any of the brand, Klean Color, nail polishes? If so, what do you think about the brand?
What do you think of the nail polish colour, “Military Green?” Would you wear it? Why or why not?
Have you read its corresponding book (cover), The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones?
Are you a part of the Nail Lottery Club?