Monday, January 21, 2013
Today I get to show you my favorite polish! I have shown it before, but never like this. This is almost identical to how I had my nails on my wedding day. The only difference between the two days, is that I had acrylics on for my wedding. If you are wondering why my middle finger looks so weird, it is because I have a nail patch on. When I am wearing a darker polish you can't even tell, but with these lighter polishes, you can see it. :-( Oh well. After I did this mani on Saturday, I started cleaning my bathroom, and when I say cleaning, I mean spring cleaning. I scrubbed the wall and doors and some other stuff that doesn't need to be said, lol. Well, needless to say, I forgot that I had used a PVA base coat and wasn't wearing any gloves. About an hour into my scrubbing, I looked at my nails and they were peeled back pretty bad. I was so sad because I wanted to get some pictures in the sunlight on Sunday, but that wasn't in the cards for me. I'm sorry! :-(
To achieve this look I had to wait for the base color to dry completely. Once that was done I applied a binder reinforcement to each nail, working with one nail at a time. I painted on the pink base and then removed the reinforcement. After I had done this to each nail, I went back to the first nail, applied another reinforcement, and then painted on the glitter. A little time-consuming, but honestly, not too bad.
Base coat: PVA base coat
Base color: Audrey from Zoya - 3 coats
Base pink: Charming Rose Creme from NYC - 1 coat
Pink glitter: Sparked from Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - 1 coat
Top coat: Seche Vite
This color and I go way back. We go so far back, that I owned it when all of my nail polish fit into two 32 ounce cottage cheese containers! Oh, those were the days. I remember going to WalMart and buying this one because I wanted to try something that was different, (read not pink or purple). A lot of good that did me. It has been sitting in my untried pile for two plus years. I really didn't want to use this for this day because, well, because, it's yellow. Yellow and I don't really see eye to eye. You will see why below!
Base coat: Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler
Pinky and ring finger: Unzip Me from Pure Ice - 3 coats
Middle and pointer finger: two coats of Unzip me over two coats of White on the Spot from Milani
Top coat: Seche Vite
If I remember one thing for the rest of my life about nail polish, it will be to always wear white under yellow. Look at that huge difference. Had I never learned this and worn Unzip Me all by itself, I would have thrown this polish away!
What is your oldest untried polish, and what is keeping you from wearing it?!
I also am interested in hearing what the most important tip you have gotten about nail polish is!