Saturday, July 27, 2013
Today's mani was inspired by this mani by Manicurity. I didn't try to create an exact copy, I left out the half moons, but I think the inspiration is still celarly visible.
I started with OPI Glitzerland (Switzerland Collection) and OPI My Private Jet on my ring finger. I used three coats of Glitzerland, a yellow toned gold foil. My Private Jet is a little more opaque, I used only two coats of this brown scattered holo.
I added some topcoat for a shorter drying time (Sally Hansen Insta-Dri) and after I thought the polish was dry, I added the tape (striping tape plus normal scotch tape for the lower half). As you can see on my thumb, middle finger and pinkie, I was too impatient and left tape imprints on my not really dry polish...
After the tape was applied, I used OPI Honey Ryder (Bond Girls Collection; my all time favorite Bond Girl, by the way, the swiss godess Ursula Andress in her gourgeous white bikini... that's just perfection), a gold liquid sand (=textured) polish over Glitzerland, and OPI What Wizardry Is This? (Great & Powerful Oz Collection), a slightly golden brown liquid sand polish over My Private Jet. No topcoat for this mani :-)
It turned out a little more subtle than I intened. I probably should have used base colors that are a little lighter or darker than the textured ones. But I'm still pretty happy with the result.