After last week’s “problem child” manicure, I am going to follow it up with the another Chanel which might fairly be characterized as the red-headed stepchild of my collection: Mica Rose. Ok, I am not exactly being fair. Mica Rose is a beautiful, delicate pink with fine iridescent shimmer; its beauty really comes out in the sun. Sadly, it is also incredibly sheer. I need a minimum of 4 coats to achieve any kind of opacity, and even then there would probably still be some VNL. For that reason, I rarely wear it even though it is precisely the kind of pink I love; I wish, wish, wish it was a creme! In a concerted effort to wear it more, I have started to layer it. So far, my favourite base colour is China Glaze Something Sweet (a pastel pink creme).
In the pic above, one coat over Mica Rose is layered over one coat of Something Sweet. While there is a ghost of VNL in the photo, in real life it doesn’t really show. I love how soft and girly this colour (combo) is, without being as chalky or stark as pastel cremes tend to be.
Of course, for my inspired outfit I had to go with pink. I love pink, but don’t have nearly enough of it in my wardrobe. And it’s not because I believe that old tale that pink and redheads don’t mix. Sadly, it’s hard to find pink pieces that I would actually wear, style-wise. But you know I love my boyfriend-cut relaxed chinos in bubblegum pink! I think they prove that pink isn’t restricted to frills and foofs. [Yes, “foofs” is a word. I just decided.] And, of course, I had to add red – because you know I’m crazy about red/pink combos. A skinny belt, patent leather pumps …done!