Penelope Charmosa is the Penelope Pitstop of my parochial kindergarten years. The linguist in me wonders why they didn’t retain the consonance + more precise meaning in translation, as is standard practice for any translator worth his salt: P-P is easy enough to imitate in Portuguese…

These bottles + colors = a certain kitsch tackiness of my mid-1970s kindergarten years as well. Endless excursions to K-Mart, Longs Drugs, Thrifty Drug (Rite Aid’s former name)…

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Armadilha Rosa, Atitude Pink, Apuro Violeta

Pink Snare, Pink Attitude, Violet Distress

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Penelope Charmosa, Pink Vigarista

Penelope Pitstop, Hustler Pink

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Armadilha Rosa, Atitude Pink, Apuro Violeta, Penelope Charmosa, Pink Vigarista

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And cos I’ll never show you these otherwise…

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All of the above were 4 coats on the nail wheel, for Pen Charmo AND Big Universo!  Four!  As Brazilian bloggers would comment, raliiiiinhooooos (super thin)…

The Big Universos are much more neon and less jelly sheer in real life.

xx beijinhos

blueberry milk tea (Gemminha)