NOTD 64 – Absolutely Fabulous

Ugh! “OPI DS – Mystery” I curse you!! I painted my nails on Saturday afternoon, by Sunday night I had chipped tips even with wrapping.. I did chip damage control on Monday morning and again by lunch time, a big chip had dampened my mani on my thumb! grr! Last night I stripped it off and took out some trusty oldies but certainly goodies 🙂

After seeing Frosso’s nails yesterday at Lacquer Me Silly (yes I was very behind on my Bloglovin’ as she posted this on the 10th haha) I decided to bust out some olf favorites. I painted “OPI – Absolutely Alice” from the Alice in Wonderland Collection on my accent finger and “OPI – Dating a Royal” on the remainder 😀 I love both of these blues! Alice of course is my favorite because its glitter, and it’s Alice! and Dating a Royal is just such a classic blue, I love them! Unfortunately as Frosso had mentioned and I agree, there are some chipping issues with “Absolutely Alice” hence why I decided not to frustrate myself further after the last mani, knowing this one chips, by only doing accent nails 😀

You will also notice how short my nails are again 😦 I cut them very short as I have been having chipping and peeling issues again, ugh! I started using my CND Stickey base coat again the last few manis and not my peeling base. I didn’t realise how much it was working until I stopped using it, back to the peeling base coat.

I apologize in advance for my pictures today, they are not as clear or large as normal. I forgot the battery to my camera, in the charger, in the wall at home…. lol a lot of good it does me there, it was dead yesterday and I forgot to bring it back in. I used a friend’s phone today to take the pictures for you.

 

PS did anyone notice the changes in the layout? colors and new header, if you did, what do you think? 😀

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Day 11 Polka Dots – 31Challenge

I would like to start off with a brief review of the Cuticle Oil that I got in my most recent Julep box, since I used it when I did my manicure last night. It smelled very nice, wasn’t too greasy, and after I rubbed it on my cuticles & nails it seemed to soak in after about a minute or two. The next morning my fingers didn’t seem as dry and cracked as they normally are during the winter months. Overall I found the product very helpful so far. 🙂

For the Polka Dot Challenge Day , I went with a more Spring / Easter ( I know it’s early still but don’t worry I’ll change it again soon. For the Stripes day of the challenge I want to go back and do another St. Patrick’s look 🙂 ). Here is a close up of one hand.

And the final look.

To start the look I varied my base colors, I used “OPI-Too Pink to Hold em'” for the pink fingers and a clear on all of the mainly polka-dotted fingers. For the Dots I used “OPI’s – Planks A lot – Pirates of the Caribbean collection”,  “Revlon ColorStay – Bonsai”,  “OPI -Dating a Royal”, “Ulta – Celebutante”, my Pink listed above, and my Dotter Tools. For the full polka-dotted fingers I started out with scattered dots of the blue, then once dry, the Pink, and so on for the remainder of the colors. For the pink based/polka tipped fingers I used the “Celebutante” as bigger dots on the tip of my nails, then once dry I dotted a thin layer of the blue, the other purple, and then green.

What do you think of this Polka Dotted look? Have you bought and tried any dotting tools, if so what did you think?

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