Monday, November 21, 2011

Glam Holiday Mani!!

Hey guys!! I really love this mani I did last night and was so sad to take it off - I did it as a pedicure and thought I'd recreate it as a one-hand mani to show you guys since I liked it so much!

It is OPI From A to Zurich with OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It! on top! I've shown A to Zurich on here before so I'm just showing the finished product here, but it's a gorgeous cranberry red, I think perfect for fall!

Gettin' Miss Piggy With It adds the perfect amount of ketchup-red sparkle on top of A to Zurich!

I did two coats of A to Zurich, and two coats of Gettin Miss Piggy With It, which did involve some dabbing, to try and get some of the silver hexagonal pieces onto the nail. I even shook the bottle for a long time and rubbed it in between my hands before applying with the hopes that it would help loosen up the hexagonal glitter pieces. I think this looks like gorgeous sparkling rubies when it hits the light!

Here it is with flash. You can really see all of the individual pieces of glitter - small red, larger hexagonal red, and some hexagonal silver pieces.

And as usual I finished it off with a healthy coat of Seche Vite topcoat. This is a little bit of a hassle to remove, being that it has the larger glitter pieces, but I took a cotton ball and added one extra pump of Zoya Remove+ than I normally do, and it really helped. I held it on the nail for about five-ten seconds then did my usual back and forth motion combined with some rubbing down towards the tip of the nail so I wouldn't stain my cuticles red! It seemed to work better than normal, maybe I was a little more patient haha :)

So I think this would be a GREAT holiday manicure!!! I can't decide what I'll wear this holiday season...I know I have work on Thanksgiving, but not Black Friday, so I'll probably do a mani Thursday as soon as I get off work. And I should be off on Christmas Day thankfully, but I'll have work Christmas Eve during the day. I've worked for Starbucks since September of 2006 and I have worked four of the Christmases since then, at least the last four straight, I think I must have not worked the first Christmas since I was still pretty new to the company. Anyways...I think I've earned a Christmas Day off work :) Thanks boss for giving me the day off!!! Well, maybe I'll do this as my Christmas mani! I could add some Zoya Ivanka to spice it up even more with Christmas colors! I wish I could have captured the wonderful sparkle this mani had in the pictures, unfortunately it's one of those "has to be seen" sparkles!

Have a wonderful day guys!!! Hope you like this gorgeous sparkly mani! :)

1 comment:

  1. This looks really pretty! Also, I just wanted to let you know that I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out on my blog. Thanks! :)