Good morning and welcome to the start of Share the Love week!  This week I'll be featuring a guest post from a fellow blogger each day through Friday.  I will also be guest posting on one of their blogs each day throughout the week.  Today Top Coat It is welcoming Amanda from Amandalandish.  She is the brains behind this whole Share the Love guest posting adventure.  Take it away, Amanda!

Happy Monday, everyone!  And a big thank you to Rachel for starting me off on my week of guest posts :)

Today begins my 5 Days of Greys Series, which will circle through each of the 5 participating Share the Love blogs.  I'm really excited to unveil my first grey, which is my ultimate, most favorite, go-to grey: 

Diamond Cosmetics Concrete Jungle.

Diamond Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands.  Super cheap (everything is $2.50!), DC makes amazingly on trend colors with fabulous formula to boot.  Their customer service is also great, which always makes me happy.

Concrete Jungle is the perfect grey for my skin tone.  I'm very fair and prefer cooler colors to warmer ones.  Greys are sometimes tricky, though, because their bases are often beige, green, or even white, which as a neutral, can make someone look like they have mannequin hands and rigor mortis.  I don't really like either look.

With Concrete Jungle, the undertone is a really lovely slate blue, which I think just pops from my nail.  From the pictures without flash, this easily looks like a dupe for Sally Hansen Wet Cement.  Because this is clearly a creme on the nail and has that blue base, make no mistake, this is no dupe.


Just for kicks, I attempted to jazz this up as a half moon mani, with China Glaze Recycle overlay.  If you read my blog, you'll know that that was an epic fail.  However, I got one good nail:
Fuzzy picture for an equally fuzzy mani attempt.
Can't wait to see what all other girls have in store this week!Stay tuned for Day 2 over at Heather's blog, The Polished Panda!

Thanks for the beautiful swatch Amanda!  Hope you enjoyed your stay; come back again soon!

Be sure to check out the other Share the Love posters today:

Chelsea from Nailed: A Nail Polish Blog is posting on See Sarah Swatch
Heather from The Polished Panda is posting on Nailed: A Nail Polish Blog
Rachel from Top Coat It (That's ME!) is posting on The Polished Panda
Sarah from See Sarah Swatch is posting on Amandalandish