Happy Easter everyone! Today is a definitely a day to celebrate! I hope you have a great one with your friends and loved ones 🙂
Anyways, since it is both Easter and Spring already I thought I would do some egg-inspired nails today! I really had high hopes for this nail idea but I think I kinda failed on execution. I did a tape manicure and it seems my lines are kinda wonky. It is not bad in this photo but the next photo……please don’t scream.
The lines are really quite thick and uneven no matter how my tape is stuck. I suspect I may have pulled the tape off a little too late. Or maybe it’s just the matter of chalky pastel polishes. =/ And surprisingly, of all the nails, the one that turned out the best (in terms of how pretty my lines look) was my pinky.
One thing though, my lines may not be perfect but my nails sure do look cute!! I don’t usually wear pastel but I do love this color combination. It’s, well, srefreshing. LOL
I did a jelly sandwich with OPI Mermaids Tears, Rainbow Honey 20% Cooler and OPI Don’t Touch My Tutu and topped them off with OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, piCture pOlish peaches n’ cream, mellow yellow, honey dew and Essie Lapis of Luxury.
The first polish I have today is Witchy Woman by Darling Diva Polish. Witchy Woman is a black jelly based packed with different sizes of multi colored rainbow glitters!
Application of Witchy Woman was easy peasy! All the glitters came out nicely in one swipe. No dabbing required!
I love how the glitters are in Witchy Woman. I don’t know about you but it reminds me of corals under water.
It wore quite well too! What you see here is actually photos of the manicure on it’s third day. Aside from the little chip on my middle finger from opening a can of Coke, all is well.
As soon as I got this polish I knew I wanted to layer this over Cult Nails Time Traveler. This is Time Traveler at just ONE coat! Look at how opaque and deep the color is!
Ahh! I just realised why the polished chipped a little! This manicure is only 2 coats + top coat!
A quick quick update from my office table!
I did a mani using OPI Samoan Sand from the Winter 2011 collection if I am not mistaken. Or was it the Winter 2007 collection? Anyways, Samoan Sand is a lovely nude. Even after 3 coats it still looks barely there.
A photo with an apple aka my breakfast.
I tried to do a glitter sandwich with Samoan Sand and OPI Getting’ Miss Piggy With It from the Muppets collection but it didnt turn out to be what I imagined so I decided to scrap that idea.
Instead I did an accent nail with a pink hex glitter from the LUCIDarling Fantastic Nails collection. I just added 2 coats of the glitter on top of Samoan Sand. It looks kinda gold-ish in the photo below though
There! This is a better photo for the pink glitter but you can barely see what SS is like in this photo.
That’s what I’m calling it from now on! LOL
After seeing so many frankens all over nail blogs, and a small but growing nail polish collection I decided to try my hand at it too! Using polishes that I seldom use as a full manicure and an empty mini nail polish bottles that day for 50sen each I mixed up my own little concoction of a jelly pink.
I loved how it came out. A little pink, a little coral and a whole lot jelly!
In the photos, I used 3 coats of Franken-pink over OPI Base Coat and topped it with 1 coat of Seche Vite. One thing that stood out to me when looking at this pictures was that my nail line seemed to be a little blackened under Franken-pink. But it didn’t seem so in real life.
I tried to do a jelly sandwich on my ring finger with this new franken and OPI Crown Me Already but it did not come out as I expected. The formula of the franken seemed too thin to cover up the glitter nicely.
But OPI CMA did shine really, really well even under 2 coats of Franken-pink.
If I remember correctly, I filled the mini bottle up to the mid point with clear polish, added a dash (around 10 drops) of OPI Big Apple Red and another 5 drops of OPI I Need Sunglasses.