Gorgeous sunset over Chicago and my first thought is “That would make a fantastic ombré.”
So into these water decals from Born Pretty. They were ridiculously easy to apply. I need to buy every possible set. (You can, I think, also use temporary tattoos and a very similar process. Need to get my guinea pigs to let me try that.)
Reminder to self to try this Illustrated Nail technique. I think it can be done with homemade decals. (Famous last words.)
For my birthday, my oldest friend Molly got a bunch of polish, including The New Black’s Foiled Again set. It’s a black and a cream, then clear polishes with gold, pink, or silver foil flakes. The flakes are huge, which really allows it to look metallic and not like confetti. This was the look for my birthday party and I immediately wanted to try all of the rest. Here’s a detail shot:
Man, neons are just so neon, y’know? Also from the Molly Haul, these two polishes (Pink Outside the Box and Blue It Out of Proportion) are from the OPI Neon Revolution set. They come with a white polish and instructions to do one coat of white and then two coats of color.
- The blue was crazy thin, so this is three or four coats. (Edited to add: in the sunlight the next morning, it was still streaky as all hell. This is coming off tonight.)
- Putting white at the bottom makes neons pop, but also shows all of your mistakes. It took me a while to get a shot of this manicure that didn’t have a glaring white spot in it.
I love Julep’s Maven program, I do, but just because I get the It Girl all-polish box doesn’t mean I want so much yellow. Bea here is a bright, lemonadey yellow, but I think it was the third yellow this year, and there’s another in the September box. I just don’t have the skin tone for yellow.
I love this mani (of stuff from the Julep warehouse sale), even if the color was too subtle for my not great camera to pick up. The lighter color, Annette, is a very pale lavender. The darker color, Lisa, hits that sweet spot missing in my collection between dove gray and charcoal.
Attempting the all-white mani tonight. Pray for me.
Got any to add?
I SAID IT’S NOT IMPORTANT HOW I FOUND THIS!!
You know you want some amino acid nails, Joe. And that is great!
Note to self to try college ruled nails and the blue-on-blue galaxy nails.