If you know me, you know I think even when I sleep. I take many dreams as a jumping point. I feel like a lot of what I am thinking or feeling gets incorporated into my dreams and then I try to determine if it was just a random dream or something more.
Well I had a dream one night that I made a collection of 6 various shades of "nude" that represented those of my family. See I always see nudes that are this pasty color and that does not represent me at all. I wanted one for me, something that would go with my olive yellow skin. Apparently this thought was brought into my dreams and in my dreams I made one for my moms milky tan skin color, one for my skin color, a beautiful pale ivory for my cousin's skin color, a light chocolate color for my other cousin and a super dark brown that reminded me of my "grandfather". (not my biological grandfather but he is the guy my grandmother married and I knew as one of my grandfather's as a kid.) I always thought it was so cool how different we all looked and even as a kid I thought it was so cool that my family had such a mix where most of my friends families all looked the same. I don't know why I thought that made me so lucky, but I always loved that about my family. In my dream I peppered my blog with all these family photos from when I was a kid while telling this story. In reality, that is just a bit too personal for me to be sharing. You all know what Juan and I look like, but I'm not about to ask my family to expose themselves to everyone for Cult Nails. It wouldn't be fair.
When I woke up from that dream, I knew I had to do it, but I needed to pair it down to only 4 colors. I started with opaque cremes, but I felt it was too stark and mannequin hands. I then moved on to make them thinner and more sheer and I loved them, they were perfect. But then hasn't that been done already? So I decided to add gold shimmer to all of them. And then I decided to make the colors a little "off" not an exact skin tone match, but more of an enhancement. Because frankly I want to show off my nails, not hide them to look like the rest of me. I also wanted colors to look good on everyone and not be so "skin tone" specific. So all that from one dream! LOL!
Needless to say when we were trying to name the collection Juan and I kept going back to the all skin tone thing, so we decided to twist it up just a little bit more and we named each color (with the exception of toxic seaweed) after a nude beach.
So here I bring you The Let's Get Nekkid Collection!
|This is a very subtle sheer light tan color. This was inspired by my mom. The shimmer is what makes this one stand out. It is very subtle, yet brings some fun with the gold shimmer.|