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Equal Parts Both: STRANGEBEAUTIFUL nail polish

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I love nail color.  One one my first beauty memories is of a bright yellow nail polish called "Maize" that I had as a kid.  I love color and I love color on nails.  It's a temporary thrill to look and see your nails another color, and a cheap thrill at that.  I have drawers and drawers of nail polish.  I love the way it smells and the beautiful shiny shellacked look of freshly painted nails.  That and your mom's lipstick are the first beauty products you experiment with, and they're the least intimidating and the most user friendly.....

I read about this great new line of nail colors today called STRANGEBEAUTIFUL.  Not only are the colors done in "volumes"-- the bottles were designed to look like books on a shelf -- but they are the most unexpected colors with the most wonderful names.  The story of each color, the description of the inspiration, pulls you into another world and makes you look a little differently at the every day objects around you and really think about the colors you're taking in.  Jane Schub, the creator, went to my alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design, and was an illustrator before she segued into the world of beauty and cosmetics.  You can hear her art school voice and her exposure to art history in the descriptions of her colors...it's really wonderful to know that people translate what they see into what they make, even the most random inspirations make it into their creations.  Jane, I can't wait to see what you do next!

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