Seeing a story on The Weather Channel about the harvest moon – the full moon closest to the autumn equinox — reminded me that a long time ago I swatched a polish from China Glaze called Harvest Moon, and I’d meant to reswatch it when I had a little more color on my hands.
I swatched it back in March of 2012 and just shudder to see the pictures now. I was learning this blogging stuff (still am) and tended to toss up any ol’ photo. My nails in this old shot are horribly uneven and I don’t know what was going on with my weird red/white skin.
I call a do-over!
Harvest Moon was part of China Glaze’s Hunger Games set and you can still find it for sale online. It’s a golden copper shimmery metallic. The formula was good and I used two coats. Under indirect outdoor light and then with the flash:
I’m glad to rediscover this polish and see that it looks a little better on my slightly tanned hands, since I’m much more likely to wear Harvest Moon now as opposed to early spring. Love this color.
And speaking of the harvest moon, I can think of two songs that celebrate it. One is the very old “Shine On, Harvest Moon,” which I remember fondly as a song my Dad used to sing to us kids for some reason. It was recorded by artists Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney, among many others, and here’s a real antique, a recording of it from 1909 (!!!) :
A different song called “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young is really pretty. This video of it is kinda fun in that the flashback scenes in the second half of the video look like every bar dance I went to back in my dating days of the late ’70s and early ’80s. I’m usually not a big fan of Young’s high, reedy voice, but somehow it works for me in this song:
So enjoy the harvest moon this week, and shine on, nail polish!