I got the job! Starting tomorrow morning, I'll be working for a local high school (!) with their Media Technology program. Considering I got my bachelor's degree in Radio/TV, this excites me, greatly.
While Gelato was a good interviewing color, tomorrow is my first day with the kids, so I wanted something that would pop, without being too off the wall and scary. I liked the vampy colors of Retro Diva, so I decided on China Glaze Drive In.
This color is a very shiny shimmery red almost the same color of Ruby Pumps sans glitter. It also reminds me a lot of Cherry Pie from the Summer Days collection (glass fleck). Either way, I think it's a nice introduction color to these kids, who are going to be seeing a lot of different nail colors in the coming year ^___^
Sadly, I painted my nails at 9:00 p.m. so no outdoor sun/shade or bottle pictures... instead it's just my "sunlight" bulb from my lamp. I got my light box in, but I still need to pick up some lamps for it, and iron the backdrop - I don't even think I own an iron :o
I can't wait until my nubbins grow out. I used Seche Natural this time to help smooth out my ridges, and two coats of Drive In. I could have gotten away with one, as this is a very nice smooth and highly pigmented shade, but I like going for two just to make sure I didn't miss anything. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite. Despite how orange it photographed, there's very little orange to it , more stop light red than tomato red.
And an original picture from the first time I threw this shade on. My best friend really liked this color - it's such a come hither color!