OPI – “Alpine Snow”
OPI – “Alpine Snow”
This polish is dreamy. Creamy consistency, wonderful opacity and color saturation AND 3-Free.
What a perfect color. I’m such a coral/melon/peach type of girl. So, this is already a favorite.
butter LONDON – “Trout Pout”
For some reason, I just felt this color would be great to try as a ruffian inspired manicure…. which, before, I wasn’t the biggest fan of….. now…. I am. I just love it.
China Glaze – “Sky High-Top”
I was thinking that Chicago was going to just skip right over Spring. But alas, the weather is starting to get some act right. FINALLY! And with the warming temperatures, I was feeling more playful…on my nails, at least. I started by chopping them off which is always like a fresh start and always seems to make nail art more fun for me. I am also seemingly way more productive. Then…..
A bunch of Essie colors and a couple OPI colors later…. along with some
dots with acrylic paint in: yellow, green, blue, pink and gray
Well, my “regular” polish phase ended abruptly when I purchased new gelish no-chip colors this week. It’s sad that I have polish ADD. I really don’t know how people WANT to keep the same polish for two whole weeks. LOL.
So I did my no-chip manicure… let’s see how long I can keep it. This will definitely be a challenge. I give myself until Sunday before I absolutely have to remove this and change the polish.
gelish – “You’re Such A Sweet-Tart” w/ “Twinkle” (on the nail tips)
I really need to practice my filigree with a paintbrush more…..
OPI – “Can’t Find My Czechbook” & “OPI on Collins Ave”
w/turquoise nail gems
It’s clearly an incredible brand….. but they have the greatest window displays.
Perfect for my nail canvas. So…. here’s the Spring Summer 2013 Edition.
OPI – “Alpine Snow” & “The It Color”
Regular polish is so much fun.
I was playing in acetone (read: doing a client’s manicure), and forgot I didn’t have on no-chip polish…. so I got to change my polish (read: my manicure got trashed, lol).
That’s when I realized, I can’t wait for summer. Not necessarily for the heat…. because y’all know how much I LOVE snow… but, I can’t wait for the summer colors! I got a jumpstart:
OPI – “In My Back Pocket”, “Greenwich Village” & “The It Color”
w/ my remaining gold and glitz polishes from before & acrylic paint animal print
….from no-chip polish, that is.
As practical as no-chip manicures seem to be, they completely eliminate the absolute FUN of manicures!!!!
I need to go back to the “convenience” of changing my polish and nail designs at least two or three times a week. No-chip is just way too much maintenance for that scenario. I know, I know…. people LOVE no-chip! Some anyway….
Lots of people complain that it thins their nails, removal is a burden…. it’s more expensive…. etc., etc… But, of course, it has supporters too: long-wearing, super shiny, strengthens nails, less maintenance, non-smudging immediately after service, manicure that stands up to nail abuse, lol.
It would be practical for me, while I dabble in acetone every day, to have a no-chip. BUT IT’S NOT AS MUCH FUN!!! I promise.
So back to regular polish right now.
China Glaze – “Escaping Reality”
OPI – “ Goldeneye” layered with “When Monkeys Fly!”
My nails over the last month and a half…… I promise, I’ll get my words back soon
Sinful Colors – “Beautiful Girl” & “Pull Over”
Some random….really pretty color from the Butterfly’s stash
China Glaze – “Flip Flop Fantasy”
PRADA window display/ LaPalm Gel II – “Extreme French Pink” & “Midnight Black” (no chip polish)
LaPalm Gel II – “By The Bay” w/Missoni design
ibd Just Gel – “Whipped Cream”
Sinful Colors – “Innocent” & “Midnight Blue”
Sally Hansen Nail Lacquer Strips –“Love Letter”