Hello everyone! I hope your weekend is going great. I'm finally having a bit of r&r before I start a new rotation on Monday. But of course my r&r consists of playing with nails most of the day. I've tried a bit of stamping and it didn't come out great, but I still like it. But first I have my birthday manicure for you!
|OPI Gone Gonzo! outside in the sun (yes I had sun on the 1st of December!)|
I carefully planned what I would be wearing for my birthday almost a month ago. Of course I had to order the polish because I didn't have it. I chose this one because my favorite nail polish color is blue and because I wanted something really special, glittery and fun. I was so pleased with my choice! It really made my day!
|another one in the sun|
I had to get out the window in my pajamas to take these shots. It was freezing but it was totally worth it. I apologize for the crappy background, it was my neighbors house. I have a lot of photos of this one so brace yourselves!
|indoors, artificial light|
OPI Gone Gonzo! comes from the Muppets winter collection of this year. It's a light blue small hex glitter with larger silver hex glitter pieces in a clear base. I wanted to use it alone for this mani because I didn't want anything to interfere with its beauty. So I used 3 coats to get it opaque and two thick coats of Out the Door top coat.
|super macro of this beauty|
It dries pretty fast so the three coat application isn't such an issue. One tip would be to wait a bit between coats so that you don't move the glitter pieces around while applying the next coat. Another tip for the last coat in order to cover the bald patches is to use a stippling motion rather than a regular polishing motion and concentrate the glitter were it's more sparse. This is super shiny when it dries. It has a foil like finish. But unfortunately you need top coat over it if you don't like supper gritty nails.
Finally, of course the removal is a pain in the behind. At this point of thickness (3 coats), not even the foil method works to pick up all of it. That's why I will probably layer it in the future. I've seen it over black too and it looks stunning.
What do you think about this beauty?