Today’s The Fanboy’s birthday! (Yay!) But he’s stuck at work. (Not yay.) So anyway, I figured as a little present to him, I’d relinquish control of my polish choices and let him pick the colors.
Well, okay, kind of.
I actually relinquished control of my polish choices to The Fanboy as part of a challenge. It started with one post, this one on The Sparkle Queen, and it kind of snowballed. It carried over to Disasterpiece Polish, and she rounded up a small bunch of us polish loving ladies and the men who love us to make it a group thing. (Though, me posting today was NOT a coincidence.)
So, okay, here’s how it works:
1. Join us on Facebook.
2. Get some guy in your life (it doesn’t have to be a significant other. It could be your son, your father, your brother, even a close friend. As long as it’s a guy, it’s all good!) to pick out 1-3 polishes from your stash.
3. No matter what he picks, no matter how much the colors clash or look guady or just don’t flow, you must do a manicure using those colors.
4. (Optional) Post pictures on Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/wherever and add your blog posts (make sure to use #hepicksmypolish somewhere in the post title so we can keep them all together on Twitter) to our InLinkz collection (which will be linked at the end).
Now, without further adieu, I give you what I had been dealt.
I should consider myself lucky, because these colors aren’t difficult to work with at all, but I was hoping for a little bit of a mess. Anyway, Fanboy picked Nicole by OPI Basking in Gloria from the Modern Family collection (a polish he purchased for me as a Christmas gift), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I, and Wet N Wild Black Creme.
I started with Golden-I on all my fingers, then taped off the top half of my nails diagonally and added Basking in Gloria. I then used the black as a dividing line between the red and gold with my medium length striper.
See what I mean by being lucky? I don’t know if I would have thought to pick a color combination like this, but it really works.
Check out what the other ladies were dealt with below: