Another Leopard Mani

gelish – “Little Princess” w/ gold leopard spots

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Sheer no-chip base color makes this design just neutral enough. Then there is that spot of gold to subtly jazz up my design.  Winking smile

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See, told you.

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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
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Taking a break….

….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. Smile

China Glaze – “Escaping Reality”
OPI – “ Goldeneye”
layered with “When Monkeys Fly!”

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Bond…James Bond

Excitement about OPI’s new Bond Collection “Skyfall 007”!!

I finally picked up the collection over the weekend.  The colors are definitely season appropriate.

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I LOVE Bond movies. And really, I love the old black and white ones. Pierce Brosnan was a great Bond…. so this manicure will be my mini- ode to him. LOL.  But my FAVORITE will always be Sean Connery.

OPI – “GoldenEye”

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The glitter is so dense, it looks like textured gold foil on my nails.  It’s a dark amber gold, so even though it’s blingy, it seems tamer.  Like understated sophistication.

This will be perfect for Christmastime manicures.  I can’t wait.  Smile

Beautiful Girl

Felt like a princess with a little crown after this manicure.

Maybe my expectations are too high now because I am not at all enamored with the formulation of this polish.  It’s a pretty color, but it’s thin, and slightly streaky.  You will most definitely have to use a minimum of two coats for any remote coverage and opacity.  I will still use it again… because like I said, it’s a pretty color.    Plus, I feel like a beautiful girl with it on. 

Sinful Colors “Beautiful Girl”
gold acrylic paint dots
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