Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Period Polish and Other Inspirations

So, some of you may recall mine and Lola's obsession with naming nail polish.  To say our picks were slightly out there is like saying Jennifer Anniston has slightly bad luck with men.

But nothing I could come up with would be nearly as sick as this.

According to their web site, STRANGEBEAUTIFUL creator Jane Schub took "inspirations (sic) and references range from the vampiric gradations of a healing bruise; the moody rusts of menstrual blood; sooty, phantasmal India ink; the profile of a gray blue Heron scooping fish against a background of gooey river runoff and the apocalyptic color palette of Medieval Flemish paintings. Visceral and private, each shade cloaks the finger in an aqueous film of color for an effect that is strange, beautiful, and impossible to forget."

Yes, you read that right. Menstrual blood. Because one wishes to be reminded of that time of the month on date night. Oh, and in case you were wondering, it's a specific day of that time of the month. The polish is reportedly called Menstrual Last Day.

Lola's and my animal noises are looking a might normal now, eh?

What's the weirdest marketing you've heard recently? Would you wear something with the word Menstruation in it on your nails? Or anywhere other than the obvious parts?

12 comments:

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

That is so gag-worthy. Ugh. Seriously people? Why??

comfortablydomestic.com said...

There is no way in the world that I would wear anything for fashion with the name menstruation in the name. I'm just not that edgy. And, blech!

Mads said...

I have to say the "Milk cures PMS" ads are some of the craziest I have seen in awhile. http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/got-pms-have-glass-milk-you-crazy-bitch-133353
Gotta love that advertisers are cornering the market on inappropriate "female troubles". I don't understand...

Aleta said...

Ok, that's pretty sick. It's like watching TV and the commercial comes on to "have a happy period." I want to throw something at the TV!

Charlotte said...

WHAT?!?! Ewwww! LOL, yea, definitely NOT what I want to think about when I'm getting my nails did.

Kat said...

Menses is 100% welcome to stay away from my glamorous bits. Yipes. I haven't seen any bizarre marketing snippets lately, but the Grand Casino Story ads on TV kind of freak me out.

Mama Spaghetti said...

That is so bizarre. I think I wouldn't buy anything with the word "menstrual" in the product name just on principle. Except maybe tampons. Definitely not nail polish, though.

Sparkling said...

Umm really, the last day of menstruation? That's like the nastiest day of all!! YUCK!! I don't like the idea of gooey river runoff or vampire blood either though.

Sparkling said...

Umm really, the last day of menstruation? That's like the nastiest day of all!! YUCK!! I don't like the idea of gooey river runoff or vampire blood either though.

The Woven Moments said...

I think it's HILARIOUS. If I liked the color, I'd totally wear it.

But if they were going for period humor, they could have tried harder.

How about "PMS Primrose"?

"Crampy Crimson?"

No? Too much?

Ameena said...

I wish I hadn't read this at 6:30 am...now I just feel nauseous!

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

That? Is disgusting. Yet there are people out there who get a kick out of crap like that. Have you been to regretsy? They are always making fun of people who paint with the menstrual blood andmake art out of used tampons.