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Leopard Over OPI It’s My Year

8 Jun

It’s My Year was just too pretty not to play with.  Do you see that bright, gold shine it’s got where the light hits it?  Gorgeous!  Like my mish mash mani from yesterday, I felt like this color was screaming out for some black to go with it. 

I decided to only do my ring and middle finger and thumb as accents.  Although, being that those three are in the majority, would my pinkie and index finger be considered the accents?  Hmm… thought provoking.  Anyway, I was in a hurry and wanted the simplest leopard I could possibly do.

Normally I would use a third color and dot it around my nail them build the leopard on top of those dots.  Again, I was going for quick and simple and didn’t want to cover up too much of the It’s My Year.  Hence, no third color and no center for my spots.  At first I was worried it didn’t interpret as leopard because my spots are empty.  Hubby could tell it was leopard, so I knew it was a success.

I’m really happy with it and am loving the accent nail layout of this mani.

OPI It’s My Year

6 Jun

Just plain old polish today folks.  I was at Target the other day and couldn’t resist looking through their polish selection and spotted this beauty.  It’s My Year is from the 2011 Miss Universe Collection.

It’s beautiful!  It’s a really warm, somewhat sheer, purple base with a gold shimmer.  It took three coats to get full coverage and went on very smoothly.  I’m really curious what this would look like over black.  The only reason I didn’t layer it over black is because I didn’t want to take black polish off.  It just doesn’t come off all that cleanly.

You’ll see this polish again tomorrow.  I’ve got plans for this baby.  Just some experimentation, nothing mind blowing.  This week has been and will continue to be a busy one, so I’m not doing anything too crazy or time consuming.

To be honest, I’m suspicious that this is an imposter.  There are a couple token OPI characteristics that are missing.  I don’t really care though.  If this were a Designer Series (DS) polish, I would care.  No big deal.  It’s gorgeous either way.

Have Polish, Will Travel

25 Apr

I spent last weekend out in the Denver area for a quick visit to some family.  These were my traveling nails.  I thought some heavy glittered tips would wear pretty well.  I was wrong.

Airports and luggage and hotels are tough on a manicure.  I did my nails the night before we left and I had a small chip before the night ended.  The polish probably wasn’t dry, but still, a bad start.  Of course most of the tip wear and chips were really only visible to me.  For our flight home, we got to the airport pretty early so we sat in the terminal for a long time.  Boredom + an already chipped mani= I picked most of my polish off while waiting for our flight.  I should’ve taken a picture of the aftermath.  It was pretty bad.

The next morning when I took the remnants of my polish off, my nails were stained.  I had to bust out my whitening toothpaste and do a bit of scrubbing.  Not all of it came off, but it was much improved.  Oh, you wanna know what polishes I used?  This is Milani Rad Purple and OPI Rainbow Connection topped with Poshe.

Dollish Polish We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat + OPI Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It

18 Apr

I love this Dollish Polish.  I first posted it a few months ago, here.  My oh my, how far my photographs have come.    I just love this bright, teal-ish blue paired with the red glitter, but wanted more red.  Enter OPI Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It. I just brushed some of the red glitter on to the end half of my nails.  Gorgeous!  Application of this Dolllish Polish is nice and smooth and it took just two coats to get full coverage.  Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It is like any other glitter in that you need to glop a bit to get a fair concentration of glitter.

Have a peek at the Dollish Polish shop.

OPI Gradient Fun

12 Apr

These three polishes are super sheer.  I had an idea to layer them over one another to see how the colors changed.  The polishes I used were OPI Calendar Girl (pink), Sea Ya Later Sailor (blue) and Sit Under the Apple Tree (green).

I tried to make each nail different, by doing the colors in different orders.  I love the green over the pink-ish because it makes a a really warm orange.  Then the blue over the pink/red makes a slight purple.

My ring finger is my favorite.  It’s got a bit of a ROY G BV gradient going on.  I’ve got a couple other ideas for layering experiments with these polishes.  Hopefully I’ll get around to them sooner or later.

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