Friday, May 27, 2011

Teal & Flower Inspired

Hello, hello. I recently went on an OPI buying spree and picked up 17 of them in the last month. (Thank goodness for tax returns, haha.) Mind you, I did get them for $5.00 each so I don't feel *so* bad. One colour that I picked up and was really looking forward to using was "Austin-tatious Turquoise" from OPI's Texas Collection. It had been sitting on my nail polish shelf staring at me for a few days when I found this picture:

http://www.jade-glass.com/products/7-Flower-Copper-Steel%2C-Black%2C-Teal.html
I decided I would use this picture as my inspiration for the following look.

Base colour: 2 coats of ACO "Aruba Wave"

I layered OPI "Austin-tatious Turquoise" over the "Aruba Wave" on my accent nails and I used two coats.

With Flash. I then stuck a nail sticker on top. I didn't center it perfectly (ugh) and it looks like it's coming up but it was very secure under a thick coat of SV (Seche Vite).


I didn't have much time to do this look (I was headed to work) however, I was glad to be able to use my Austin-tatious Turquoise. 

What do you think of mixing the creme finish with the shimmer finish? I kind of liked it. 

Thanks for reading.

5 comments:

  1. i actually like the way it looks like its coming up - i totes thought it was on purpose!

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  2. Where are you getting OPI nail polish for only $5?? -This is such a cute mani I love the little flower on your accent nail!!

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  3. I got them at a salon that was offering a BOGO sale with Essie nail polishes, so in my mind each polish was $5.00. :)

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