Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Sally Hansen Frutti Petutie

It's time for another installment of Twinsie Tuesday! This week's theme is your go-to polish. I debated between Sally Hansen Frutti Petutie and Essie Splash of Grenadine but ultimately went with my Sally Hansen. As much as I love greens, blues, glitters, duochromes and all those other crazy fun finishes and colors, I always reach for pinks and corals when I can't decide on a polish or need something that will be appropriate no matter where I'm going.

Frutti Petutie is a bright, red-leaning coral. I adore this polish. It's feminine and fun--not quite neon but in the same neighborhood. I originally bought this several years ago because I was trying to squash a major lemming for OPI Cajun Shrimp, which oddly enough (considering that it's core), I couldn't find anywhere. It's not a dupe for Cajun Shrimp but is kinda similar.


If you can believe it, I once wore Frutti Petutie--literally the only polish I wore during this time--for two months. I was on study abroad in Russia and brought a couple bottles of polish with me, as well as some remover. Well unfortunately my remover leaked all over my suitcase during my flight and rather than bother hunting down a new container (it was one of the ones with the sponge inside so I wouldn't have to waste luggage space on cotton balls as well), I simply wore the polish I already had on, Frutti Petutie, for the entire trip. I'd simply paint over the existing coats when I got bad chipping or regrowth. As dorky as it sounds, I associate this polish with a lot of really awesome memories so I'm kind of sentimental about this particular color.

You'd think wearing it non-stop would make me never want to touch this polish ever again but I still reach for it quite regularly. I can say with confidence too that the wear on this polish is supreme. I could wear it for many days without chips--usually I'd just put a fresh coat of polish on because of regrowth rather than there being something wrong with the polish itself. It applies smoothly and is opaque in two coats, which is what I used for this mani.

What's your go-to polish? Is there a particular shade that always brings back specific memories for you? I can't wait to see what all of the other Twinsie Tuesday girls chose today!

Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Marisa: http://marijonails.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.wordpress.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/

26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful polish!! It's so wonderful when a nail polish can be associated with wonderful memories!! :D

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    1. Thank you! And I agree--I love having those little personal reminders of great memories, even if it's something as small as nail polish. :)

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  2. Very pretty color! The name is super cute too!

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    1. Thanks! I like the name too. It's pun-ny but not in an obnoxious way--just cute!

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  3. What a great story to go with this lovely nail polish! :)

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  4. I love this color! Looks great on you too!

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  5. Colour's great! You may say dorky but it's nice that you associate so many nice memories with this polish ^-^

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    1. Thank you! It's a small thing but associated with some very important, very happy memories for me. :) Wearing this polish always makes me smile!

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  6. What a lovely color! Especially for Spring!

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  7. I lived in this polish last summer....it's a favorite! Looks beautiful on you!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I'm not alone! It really is a lovely polish.

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  8. Love the name of this polish and the color is nice. What a great story to go along with it.

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  9. I need to dig this out!!! I wore it all last spring!

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    1. Looks like this one is popular amongst the twinsies! :) It's such a perfect warm weather polish.

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  10. Aww..I enjoyed your polish story when you studied abroad. That would bring back so many memories wearing a certain polish for all of that time. I wish I had such a memorable nail polish story when I studied abroad in England! I bought a few shades from Boots when I was there but now I'd be buying all A-England ;)

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    1. Thank you! :) In my mind, I am instantly transported back to my room in St. Petersburg whenever I put on this polish--I love that! Having direct access to A-England polishes would be amazing so I'd be right there hauling them with you if I was in England haha. I bet you got some cool colors at Boots though! I didn't get any polish in Russia. :-/

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  11. this looks great on you! and i love the story:] polishes that have happy memories associated are the best

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    1. Thank you! I agree--it makes a favorite polish that much better when you have a good experience associated with it!

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  12. Oh darn - how come I discover this SH Salon Complete Formula when it's 2 yrs old? I really love this shade too. It's a great one..and yes it's nothing like Cajun Shrimp...hope by now you did get CS - it's easy to find on Ick-bay for not too much $.

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  13. This is a gorgeous color!! I think I need to try and find it.

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  14. Oooh it's gorgeous! I'm going to look for this.

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  15. This is gorgeous! It's also a plus that you can associate this beautiful polish with good memories.

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