Monday, February 23, 2009

my "new" nails

I'm in the middle of a big move, and even though my nails are short, I still hate breaking them. I got an acrylic overlay over the weekend. If you're not familiar with this it's basically a thin layer of acrylic over your natural nail. It helps protect it and the best part... polish lasts way longer! I know the jury's still out on acrylics but done right they can look tasteful. So here they are before I polish them tonight.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

opi south beach pics

I've tried out two of the new opi south beach colors so far. The first one I'll share with you is paint my moji-toes red. Which is exactly what I did! This makes an excellent pedi color, I loved it so much I did my fingers in it too. This is the perfect red color to complement fair skin!

The other color I have for you is feelin' hot hot hot. I love the color, but I can't say the same for the application. I had to do three coats of this one to get it opaque and smooth looking, it was a pita! It's redeeming quality is how gorgeous the pink is. I know I may be in the minority here, but I love this collection. Pinks and reds are my faves, so bring em on opi!

Monday, February 16, 2009

$opi madame president

This is the color I wanted to use for the inauguration, but it didn't arrive in time, so here it is better late than never. It's a pretty red, but it's just another red. By that I mean that if you have other red polishes, this one isn't anything different than the rest of them. I had a little trouble with cuticle drag on this one too, maybe I should have done 3 coats?

Get out your sunglasses!

After being m.i.a. for awhile, I'm back and I brought you something bright! This is one of the polishes from my misa order, bikini with a martini. It is bright! Almost glowing, it's hard for me to pin this color down, in some lights it looks hot pink, other times it looks like a bright orangey coral. This color definitely needs a good topcoat on me, like most neons it dries matte. Overall a gorgeous color!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

$opi metro chic

I finally got around to trying this one. I'd been wanting it for a while and just finally got it. I love this color, but I don't love it as much as opi's you don't know jacques. This is a bit more purplish on me, while ydkj leans more toward brown. I also noticed some dragging at the cuticles with this one. (maybe I should have done 3 coats?)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Summer in February...

The girls over at the nailboard had a summer in February day yesterday, and in honor of the occasion I used a new nail color. This is $opi in special request. This was a gift from my mom and I love the color. It's a coral that leans more toward orange, and It just screams summer. This is two coats of color with my usual top and base coats. It applied smoothly, and I'll definitely be needing more of these now!

This is the same color on my toes. The pictures look bubbly because I used solar spray and it beaded up on the nails' surface.