Monday, June 8, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze Bad Landing

Above & Below: Posing with our new President Hibiscus tree, outdoors with no flash. I wish the sun was out because both the polish and the flowers are absolutely beautiful.

Above & Below: Indoors, with flash.
Hopefully, you're not getting too tired of my floral shots, but today I wanted to find a polish in my collection that matched a new tree we got called The President Hibiscus. They are native to Hawaii and I know it won't make it through our cold Michigan winters, so it's going to come indoors when the weather cools off. In the meantime, I repotted it and it's out on the patio for the Summer. It's about 4' tall right now and the blooms are just stunning. A bright coral/pink with 5" wide flowers. I used China Glaze Bad Landing and I was pleased with the match! This is a beautiful shade of bright coral with a hint of pink and is one of those "glowy" polishes with lots of shimmer. 2 coats was all that I needed and I can't complain about that. I don't really care for the name of the polish, because I don't see how 'Bad Landing' ties in with the color, but how many times have you thought that?!!

14 comments:

  1. Hmm I don't think the name is all that good for a red polish - it made me think of pain and gore - ouch - and that's never a good thing.

    Aside from that it is a lovely shade - I wish I could pull of the reds as well as you. And I love your plants! That one looks amazing - I am mega jealous as we don't have a garden and the cat eats our houseplants.

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  2. I love this color and the Hibiscus! I love seeing the flowers in your pictures! :)

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  3. Mary, I LOVE your floral shots!! That President Hibiscus tree looks so beautiful :) So do the nails; you know I've been eying this for a while, never seen swatches of it until now ;) Gorgeous!

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  4. Well it's a nice bloody color lol.

    XD

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  5. I think it's gorgeous,next to the Hibiscus.I love the President Hibiscus trees. They remind of south Florida.(sigh) Beautiful color too.

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  6. Nice hibiscus and lovely nails :-) I want more floral shots :-)

    I really like this color, even though I'm not a coral-fan ;-)

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  7. I love the floral shots, they are so lovely and I can almost smell it up to here :-)
    I agree with Helen about the name - it reminds me blood and pain....but I loved the color of this one - really pretty shade of red :-)

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  8. That flower is gorgeous!! YOu should take a full garden shot so we can see all your hard work you have been doing in the yard.

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  9. How beautiful, nails and flower. Brooke has a good idea. Full garden shot would be nice. Lovely shade of polish. I really enjoy the floral shots. The more the better. Nice that you match the flower.

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  10. What lovely photos, That name for the polish is something else, though..... kinda dismal.

    Your hibiscus is beautiful - I love all your photos with flowers.

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  11. Helen~I know, the name makes me think of an airplane crash :/ For some reason our cats don't eat the plants very often :)

    Olivia~glad you like the polish and the flowers! I always enjoy it when you post flowers, too.

    Vanessa~then I think you need to get this polish! Im glad you enjoy the flowers, this one was extra pretty, I thought.

    Crissy~I really don't know what they meant to imply with that name, hopefully not blood, ew :/

    Velvet~I know, the Hibiscus makes me think of somewhere tropical, too. I almost got a light peach one, but then I saw this coral one and it was an instant decision!

    Kristine~I will be happy to provide more floral shots! Glad you like this coral :)

    Tuli~yes, pretty shade of polish, dumb name! I'm glad everyone seems to like the flowers I post, I thought it might be boring to some.

    Brooke~thanks! It would have to be a series of shots, they're scattered all around the yard :)

    Lucy~I'll have to work on some kind of camera angles that encompass more than just a flower here and there. Of course I match the flower, it was a must :)

    Deez~bad name, I agree, but such a pretty shade. I hope I don't kill the hibiscus!

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  12. I like the photos with your nails against flowers with similar colours. :) I don't think I've ever heard of ChG Bad Landing, weird! It really is a gorgeous colour!

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  13. I dont get the Bad Landing name either but its a beautiful match for that flower!

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  14. I am so happy to see this! I have the same flower in my backyard and I've been thinking that I would love to find a polish that color. Now I know what to get.

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