So first mani of the year on the blog is my Christmas mani. My favorite red ever this one, from the Christmas 2009 collection. It is still available, but not part of the core collection. I say it again – I LOVE THIS! It is a very saturated red, this is two coats. I used my iPhone to take this picture, and it turned out ok – but I find that it is very up and down.
This is also one of my Top 20 polish favorites, check out my Top 20 page.
Coats: 1 coat OPI Nail Envy, 1 coat Orly Bonder, 2 coats OPI LRW, 1 coat Nubar Diamont and OPI Rapid Dry spray.
Light: Inside, Downlight.
Camera: iPhone 4.
From the China Glaze winter 2010 Wizards of Ooh Ahz collection. It is a re-release of a collection that came in 2001 and the polishes (except for Ruby Pumps that is in the core collection) have been notoriously hard to find. The new release was highly anticipated.
Cowardly Lyn’ is a frosty gold with gold glitter. Normally I don’t go for frosty polishes, but I really like this one. Think it’s the glitter that makes it so lovely. It takes several layers to get opaque, I wore both this and it’s cousin, the silver The Ten Man, with VNL (visible nail line). But despite this and the fact that it is frosty I like it
Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 1 coat CND Stikey, 3 coats CL and 1 Nubar Diamont.
Light: Daylight, overcast.
My christmas mani, poorly excecuted nail art:
It is not the most pretty nail art and I used ages doing the stripes. I did not have a pink nail art pen and mixed the Misa Heaven White and the red nail art pen to get a pink. I have all the equipment for great nail art, but will let it rest for now – leaving it up to the experts
Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 1 coat CND Stikey, 3 coats Misa Heaven White, 1 coat Misa Sugar Daddy and 1 Nubar Diamont. Stripes are made by red and white nail art pen.
Light: Daylight, overcast.
Polish is from the 2009 OPI Holiday collection. And what a gorgeous polish it is! It is a dark indigo, or blurple (blue purple) if you like… If I had better application skills it would have been a one coater, but I always find cremes hard to work with. It is in some way the more colorful cousin of OPI Suzi Skies in the Pyrenees, they are both dark, muted and almost black in some lights. It is perfect for this time of year.
More christmas NOTDs to come, I want to try a glitter gradient mani and a candy cane mani. Hopefully this will be good enough to take pictures off, am not that good at nail art… Plus some normal NOTDs coming (including some ChG Wizards of Ohh Ahs!)
Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 1 coat CND Stikey, 2 coats SitS and 1 Nubar Diamont.
Light: Inside with artificial light. In order to get the color right my hands look very yellow. Hopefully I’ll get some daylight pictures during my holiday break, I have over 2 weeks off during the holidays. Yay!