Clinique Really Rio




I really wish I wasn’t feeling SO DAMN lazy today because I need to run some errands but I am sitting here in sweatpants and a tank top and do not want to move my butt off the couch. I’m watching a bunch of documentaries on Netflix as well so I really don’t want to do anything else. At the same time, I am dreading the start of another work week and I could literally cry. My friend Daniel posted this quote on his Facebook today: “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” It’s largely attributed to Buddah but according to google, it’s based on his teachings but not a verbatim quotation. Anyway, the whole point of sharing that with you is that I seem to never really enjoy anything because I’m constantly thinking about unpleasant things. Instead of enjoying my weekend, I have this cloud looming over my head about how much I don’t want to go to work. How does that even make sense? I don’t just do this with work, but with pretty much everything else in my life. I need to chill the f out before I give myself another nervous breakdown. Woe is me…blah, blah, blah. Instead of dwelling on this, let us talk polish now, ok? So I had these swatches of Clinique Really Rio done and edited a while back, but they got lost in my many desktop folders. I remember being really excited when the Clinique polishes were first released but now I am just feeling lukewarm about them. Let me show you what I did with this polish.

Clinique Really Rio 1Clinique Really Rio 2Clinique Really Rio is more of a coral leaning polish even though it looks fairly orange here. I can blame it on my lighting, but the color also freaked out my camera because it’s almost neon. Double whammy! The formula was nice and only needed two coats for full opacity.

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Then I figured I could play around with it by using the OPI Matte Top Coat (press sample), and I really love how this looks!!! I like matte finishes but not as much as shiny and glossy beauties. However, I much prefer this polish mattified.

And because I haven’t showed you any recent pictures of my little nephew, here he is:

DSC06507He just keeps getting cuter and cuter. I have a hard time getting him to smile when I take his picture because he is so interested in looking at the camera that he ignores any of my efforts to make him smile. He just melts my heart!!!

One last thought about the Clinique nail polishes: when I bought them, they were $16 and now I see that the prices have been lowered to $12.50. I guess this means that the polishes weren’t selling at the higher price point which I can totally understand. I bought two of them when they first came out just because of the novelty, but I was not planning to buy more because I found them way too pricey. I might be tempted to buy more now that they are priced a bit more reasonably but only if the color is unique. Have you tried any of these Clinique polishes? Let me know if you have any colors to recommend. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

P.S. Hey, have you checked out my blog sale recently? I’ve reduced my prices on many items, and I have also added tons of new polishes.


5 thoughts on “Clinique Really Rio

  1. Okay, wow, this is a really pretty polish! I think it looks better matte then it does glossy. I love me some glossy, but just maybe not this one! I hear you about being lazy! 😛 I’ve got posts to type and I am doing everything I can to avoid it!

  2. I haven’t tried any of Clinique’s polishes – I don’t venture into the department stores for make up too often – I can’t afford it… but I love coral and like this color. I defo prefer the glossy finish – I’m not much of a matte girl.
    BTW – I have the EXACT problem of worrying so much about what HAS happened, or what’s GOING to happen, that I forget to focus on what IS!!

  3. Sorry to hear you are having the case of the “blahs” today. I can completely relate. I have anxiety, coupled with OCD. My motto is to live the moment- I am not religious but St Teresa’s prayer about this really helps me. It is along the same line as your quote. On a day when I can be glad to have my problems, and not wish for someone else’s problems(yes, I have had days that bad) I consider that a success. I try to be thankful for and appreciative of anything, no matter how small, because otherwise the little anxieties and negatives add up to overwhelm me. I hope you are able to find some time to enjoy what’s left of the weekend. Or maybe it is time to look for a new line of work if it causes this much dread? anyway- Polish- Clinique has some cute ones but I only have the GWP. I swatched and liked Yellow Genius. very nice vintage look to that one. I like the look of and name of this Rio. What’s up with mid priced dept store lines lowering the price of polish? Bobbi Brown did the same in January and I got a similar explanation from a counter rep. Maybe the polish market at the dept store is saturated, or can’t keep pace with competition from indies, and other store brands? Higher end Dept store polishes just raised their prices by a dollar this year(Chanel, Estee Lauder, Tom Ford- I’m looking at you!) Meanwhile salon lines like OPI and Essie raise the price of theirs? I don’t get it.

  4. They spelled Rio wrong. 😉
    I’m going to have to agree with you and say that I like this one better matte than shiny, which you know is unusual for me!
    Peanut looks like he is being overwhelmed by toys in that photo, hahaha.

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