Monday, March 30, 2009
New York Summer: Amaranth and Word Origins for $100, Alex!
This morning finds me still trying to defy the 18 degree temperature we had last night and longing for warmer weather. What better way to do that, than by painting my nails a bright, summery color! New York Summer Amaranth is definitely one of those colors. A rich, medium Kelly Green, often used as a base color to franken the elusive Nars Zulu, it's perfect for summer. It takes a good 3 coats to make this color opaque and a topcoat brightens it up considerably, giving it a jelly-like finish. You can get this line (45 colors) at Transdesign.com for only $1.59. For you word origin buffs, Amaranth is actually a plant. Some species are used as an edible grain crop, some as a leafy green vegetable that is high in nutrients, and others as ornamental plants. So there you have it: Body & Soul, not only a source for your nail polish hobby but also a source of useless information!