Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Silver linings and gray finger tips

I have been very remiss in my movie-going the past year or so.  Aside from 'Brave' and 'Sleepwalk with Me', I haven't seen any newly-released feature films in theaters recently.  I add these caveats because I've been to a few special screenings of movies and TV events at the Alamo Drafthouse.  But even counting those, I haven't been a regular theater-goer.  It wasn't a conscious decision, it wasn't as though I went on a consumer strike to protest the lack of a sequel to 'Spice World' or something.  It just happened to work out that way that of all the things I did, going to the movies wasn't one of them.

Until last Saturday, when it was.  After going for a long walk to enjoy the sunny day, we earned ourselves a few hours hidden away from it.  There were a few options, but 'Silver Linings Playbook' held the magical combination of playing at a nearby theater and being palatable for all three of us moviegoers.  A little bit of drama without being depressing, funny without being a slapstick comedy, and a little bit of dance thrown in for good measure.  And let's face it: this was the closest my dad was ever going to get to a sports flick.  I can't try and play movie critic or awards judge, I'll just say that I thought it was worth the few hours of invested time.

What I can play is a beauty junkie, because there were times when I was distracted from Jennifer Lawrence's statuette-earning performance by...her nail polish.  Seriously.  This is one of those 'You know you're obsessed when...' moments, because my eye is constantly catching sight of particular polishes.  I liked Tiffany's slightly gothic but sophisticated dark gray.  It may not be a spring/summer color, but I still wanted to find out what it was.

Here's a screenshot from the movie posted on Vogue UK where you can at least sort of see the nails:

You would think that with all of the millions of pointless pieces of information which can be found on the internet, this would be one of them.  Especially with product placement everywhere we turn, I was expecting someone to lay claim.  Like, 'Moody but insightful nails provided by ______.'  No such luck.

What the internet did have were some possible culprits, or at least dupes which I could try to recreate the look.  Here's the list I have so far, in case anyone else is looking:

I'll have to raid my collection of nail polishes I already own and see if I have anything close, otherwise I just might have to add another bottle to the shelf.

1 comment:

  1. I adore dark grey nail varnish, why? who knows! My favourite is an Essie dark metallic. Its like car paint and I love it :)