I was high on life the other day. I had a nice meeting, I went on a shopping spree, and it was a gorgeous day so I layed out (in the new blurple bikini I got on the shopping spree!) and I thought some neon nails were in order. I decided to go with Color Club - Ultra Violet, a neon purple. I thought it would be amazing but it just didn't wow me. I think that it just wasn't working with my red skin. I didn't want to change it. I wanted to like it. I wanted to give it a chance. So I decided to start digging through my stash to find a way to spruce it up. This is what I came up with.
I added some flowers with white NP and Konad plate M65. Then I took it up yet another notch with a coat of Cover Girl - City Lights, a holographic glitter top coat. I really like that! I actually have had it on for 4 days and still plan on wearing it for at least another.
I appreciate the shade more like this. I love the delicate, full coverage flower pattern and the glints of rainbows from the sparkles. Plus when the blue shimmer in Ultra Violet flashes at me I get completely entranced .
So if you have a nail polish you want to love but it just isn't working for you, there may be a way to help it be more desirable!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Hello! If you haven't seen the new limited edition Sephora by O-P-I, here it is! It is really beautiful. It has flakies, fine gold shimmer and holo glitter in a smokey gray-black base. It is super cool!
Check out those flakies!
Check out those flakies!
Now, I really love this color, however, the holo was not as pronounced on the nail as it looks in the bottle. So I thought I'd jazz it up a bit! I added two holo glitter top coats: Cover Girl-City Lights and Cover Girl-Disco Dazzle. I wish I had them for bottle shots but I left them at my friends house yesterday. Sorry. Here's how the mani turned out:with flash
Outdoor, but not really sunny
Another flash but more blurred to show the holoness!
And close up. (WHOA!) Looking at all the different layers of glitters made me think of deep space and the Hubble telescope. So I grabbed some desktop background images from hubblesite.org:Looking at all the awesome hubble pictures made me start thinking about more space inspired manis. I may do a whole series!
What do you think of $OPI-212? Got it? Gunna get it? Not impressed?
$OPI-212 is only available online. I forgot this and tried to get it in store. Doy! I did however ask them to order it for me at the store since I couldn't get online cuz the site was down, and they waived the shipping which they usually only do if you order something not in stock in the store. I wouldn't think this would count, since it wasn't even supposed to be in the store, but the gentleman who helped me hooked it up. Worth a try if you wanna save some $$$...