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!

6 comments:

  1. Lol! I wouldn't call it "useless information"! I always wondered what the name meant! Now I know! I don't own this polish. For some reason I've been on the fence about it. Looks good on you!

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  2. The logophile in me appreciates the etymology on that word! Great looking polish and fabulous price! I may have to cop a few for myself. :)

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  3. Velvet and The Pretty Brown Girl~Glad you both like it! I'd wondered what it meant for a while now, so I looked it up :)

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  4. lol - that is so funny!! When I wore this color about a month ago, I looked up the word amaranth to find out what it meant! too funny!!

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  5. Does this look anything like Misa's Dirty, Sexy, Money? You mentioned it is a medium kelly green. The picture shade looks like DSM. Just wondering and how does that brand of polish hold up?

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  6. Brooke~some color names I never can figure out, but this was easier.

    Lucy~not at all like DSM. This is more bright medium grass green or kelly and DSM is more muted or dusty turquoise. The color wears pretty well, not the best, but far from the worst.

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