Thursday, December 27, 2012
Two Christmas Manis
Today I have my Christmas mani for you, that I was wearing for the last couple of days.
I started with Artdeco 171, a dark shimmery red, and Models Own Emerald Black on my ringfinger, three coats each. Emerald Black looks blue in the bottle shot and the sunlight picture, but on the nails it's a deep, shimmery forest green. I didn't take any pictures of the base colors alone, as I did my nails at my parents'. I did bring my camera with me (you can't leave the camera at home when you're spending some days with a little puppy), but the lighting didn't allow any decent pictures.
Then I added OPI The Man With The Golden Gun (Skyfall Collection), a clear base with 18K gold flakes. The flakes are a little sparse, so I had to use two coats o get a decent amount of flakes on my nails. I finished with one coat of Essie Good to Go. I took the pictures yesterday afternoon, after three days of wearing it. Please excuse the tipwear and the scratches in the top coat.
The afternoon of Christmas Eve I spent with my godson. His mother, my best friend Jessica, likes nail polish, too, and is a devoted reader of my blog. So I gladly accepted when she asked me to bring some polishes and help her with her Christmas mani. She chose a England Perceval as her base color, a gorgeous classic red shimmer, and a stamping with Barry M Gold Foil and the DRK-B plate. This was the first time I did the nails of somebody else, so the mani is far from perfect. But I guess it could have turned out worse...
What were you wearing on your nails during the holidays?