Monday, September 3, 2012

A poorly planned mani

I was super scatterbrained this weekend. I was just completely out of it, and wasn't thinking for much of it. I need more than just one day off! This mani is just as confused as I am! I also ran out of q-tips for clean up...

I went into this thinking I was going to do a Chevron mani. Then, I realized I set up wrong. The neon pink should have been the base coat.  So I thought, "Ooh! I'm going to do hour glasses!" But no, that didn't happen either. But it will, because I'm sure I can think of some crazy fashion inspiration for it.

Speaking of inspiration, I was thinking chocolate and I always imagine chocolate coming in bright pink packaging even though it doesn't. Since Peter the Great picked up scotch tape for me, I decided to attempt a chevron mani... I mean they aren't difficult by any means, but I got my colors reversed. Sigh. 

Despite how completely baffled he is by this obsession, he's been pretty supportive. He even picked up a nail polish I've been wanting for a while for me and endured a trip to Sally Beauty Supply yesterday! What a trooper.

For this mani, I used China Glaze's Call of the Wild as a base, China Glaze's Purple Panic, and Milani's Fresh Teal.

Fresh Teal is one of my favorite polishes. It's in my top rotation. The formula is great, but like most neons you definitely need a top coat for it. Cool toned pale people rejoice! This is SUCH a beautiful teal cream. I can wear it year round and while a neon, it isn't "you need sunglasses'" so it's a bit more versatile. It has the best of both worlds- vibrant, but pliant.


This photo was taken in the evening shortly after completing the manicure.

The second one was taken in sunlight whereas the third one was taken in shade.

What do you think of the chocolate and pink combo?


Thanks for commenting! Let me know what you think. :)