Monday, February 20, 2012

Swatch - OPI Did It On Em

OPI Did It On Em is a bright green from the 2012 Nicki Minaj collection. It is really bright on the nails and easily noticeable. I think it will be a great spring color!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Superbowl 2012 Manicure!!

I don't really watch football, but I like doing my nails an we were going to a Superbowl party. So why not?

This is what my nails looked like with just the base colors on them. I used Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in Going Green and OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air for the accent nail.

 Here is each hand with closeups of the respective artwork. I made a goal post on the pointer of my left hand and a football on the pointer of my right hand. I wanted it to be like a football flying over the goalpost. I used various colors to achieve this look including the Layla Magneffect in Golden Bronze.

Thumb shot

Here is my eye look. I used a bright green in the corners, darker green in the middle and brown to create a smokey look.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stars in the Night Sky

Orly Rock Solid on all nails except ring finger which has Orly Le Chateau. Orly Le Chateau is a very dark, almost black, green jelly-like color. Very complicated, which is interesting in a nail polish. Over the accent color, I put a Sinful Colors glitter. Not sure which one, but one in the clear base with irredescent glitter.

Overall, this looks like a beautiful night sky with lots and lots of stars.

Close-up of Orly Rock Solid to show some of the holographic glitter particles. It is not a super holographic polish, but in the right light it has nice sparkle.

I just got OPI My Private Jet (one of the newer versions) and wanted to compare it. As you can see, nothing close. This one has a sort of teal flash and very smooth finish.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Santa and his Chimney

Here is a photo of the items I used:
-OPI Girls Just Want to Play
-OPI Baby It's "Coal" Outside
-China Glaze Sexagon
-Ulta Set The Nude
-Seche Vite Top Coat (Not pictured)
-XL Stamping Plate A

Started out with OPI Girls Just Want to Play as a base on all nails.
- Took OPI Baby It's Coal Outside with the "brick-like" image from the stamping plate and did pointer, middle and pinky fingers. I then did those 3 tips as well. I put China Glaze Sexagon on my ring finger as an accent to be sort of like snow. I then painted my thumb with the Ulta polish and drew the santa face with a dotting tool. I used Konad White and Red for the hair and hat details.

Here's the finished look! LOVE the holo in China Glaze Sexagon.

Interesting close-up of the holograph in regular evening light. I thought this looked really cool. Kind of like trying to take a photo of fireworks or lights at night.

Here's a neutral eye look I also did. I used some colors found in a pallette I bought around Christmas time at Dollar General.

Friday, February 3, 2012

OPI Girls Just Want to Play

When I think of wearing red nail polish, THIS is the color that comes to mind. OPI Girls Just Want to Play was part of a double set from their Holiday in Toyland Collection. It is very bright and shiny!