Let’s Whip It, Whip It Good!
|A few weeks ago, my friend invited me to a special screening of Whip It, Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut about the world of roller derby. You see, my friend is a member of the Burning River Roller Girls and they were at the screening to explain more about derby and their experiences in the league.|
Not only was the movie fantastic but hearing the different league members speak about why they joined and how it has changed their lives was empowering. Some of the women stood up to introduce themselves showing the diversity of the group. A concert pianist, a grad student, a stay-at-home mom, a local bar owner, an engineer (like my friend). Women of all shapes, sizes and ages. There is no typical roller girl. If I had even a modicum of coordination, listening to them might have compelled me to lace up my skates and join.I’m actually heading to see roller derby for the first time tonight as the Burning River Roller Girls host their 4th Annual Black & Blue Charity Bout to benefit Toys For Tots. I hear the “fresh meat” (aka newbies) participate in full contact musical chairs. Sounds like a blast!!
Since Alia’s character cheered on Ellen Page’s Bliss wearing blue nails, I’m going to scream and shout for my pal wearing the same shade Pash donned in the movie… No-Miss Biscayne Blue.
If you’re not familiar with the No-Miss cosmetics line, they’re dubbed “Healthy Alternative Products.” They can be found in stores like Whole Foods and are Big 3 and Camphor Free. I reviewed their Tamarac Tangerine polish a couple years ago.
Biscayne Blue’s consistency is a bit thin with a brushed chrome metallic finish. It reminds me of those old China Glaze Classic Chromes. Anyone remember those? I needed three coats and the finish is pretty brush stroke-y but the electric sky blue hue is very pretty.
To minimize brush strokes I have two suggestions: 1. Wait 5 minutes between coats (a tip from Deb Lippmann). 2. Instead of a typical middle-side-side 3-stroke application, try side-middle-side (a tip from CND’s Angi Wingle).
You can find No-Miss polishes at Whole Foods for $9.99/ea though the in-store color selection doesn’t compare to online. I bought Biscayne Blue from NoMiss.com where the polishes retail for $6.99/ea.
Thank you to Eryn Krueger Mekash for helping me solve the blue polish mystery. You may remember she also helped us find out what Tina from Glee wears on her nails. You can view more of Eryn’s work at Famehog.com including some of the amazing bruise work she did for Whip It and the incredibly detailed tattoo work she did on Justin Timberlake for Alpha Dog.
Have any of you tried No-Miss? What did you think? Who else saw Whip It and loved it? Do I have any roller girl polish fanatics?