Friday Things Considered: The Ugly Nail Polish Edition

How does something ugly become a thing of beauty? Take the popularity of this bruise-like grey/purple/green nail color from Essie called “For the Twill of It.” (Don’t you just love nail polish names?) The shimmery black shade evokes beetle exoskeletons, fish scales and bat wings–perfect for Halloween but how about early September?  I decided to give it a test run this week. At first glance the changeable hue seemed icky, dreary, unhealthy.  But a few days later its versatility has won me over.  Like a basic black dress with just a little something extra, “Twill” adds a bit of attractive mystery to my otherwise predictable pedicure.

Here are some other things that wowed me this week —

Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2014 “Sad Beach” fashion show set  provided an oversized creepy cool backdrop for the blonde Victorian surfer girls (full disclosure—my daughter was part of the design team).

I’ve thought a lot about what a “good-enough” death might be after reading this essay about the author’s mother refusing medical treatment while she was still relatively young and healthy.

On a fizzier note – we’ve enjoyed this root beer chocolate cake all week.  Thinking I’ll try the 7-up recipe for company tomorrow.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

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  1. Posted September 17, 2013 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    LOVE the Essie nail polish.
    Not so sure about the Root beer cake.
    I’ll take a Black Cow instead as Root beer floats with vanilla ice cream were once called.

    • kathryn
      Posted September 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

      Welcome, Carol! The “Twill” nail polish is slowly working it’s charms on me. It may be my go-to color for the rest of the fall until I switch out for something red come Christmas. And the cake was a fun novelty, though there’s nothing quite like a root beer float :)

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