In honor of the fact that classes are back in session, and the fact that Cornell has 20+ libraries for its 17,000+ students to choose from whilst they all scramble to study for exams (yes, even on the first day…) I’ve done a library for you!!
I’ve been known to frequent a few of the libraries on campus. though it’s been less frequently now that I live a few miles off campus…. but its the best place to procrastinate, get crazy hyper on caffiene from one of the mini cafe’s inside, read your facebook, check up on your twitter (or your blog :-P), polish your laptop, people watch, catch swine flu, et al… you can do pretty much ANYTHING in our library systems except for work…
For this manicure, I used one coat OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat and two coats OPI’s Shi-merry Chic for the base. The colors of the books include Essie’s Lady Godiva, Misa’s Chocolate Icing, Orly’s La Playa, OPI’s Chop-Sticking to My Story, OPI’s Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ, and Icing’s Envy (which you can barely see…) The details were made from OPI’s DS Radiance, OPI’s Golden Rules, Sinful Colors Black on Black, and the pages of the open book were Essie’s Body Language. I topped off everything with two coats of Seche Vite.
OPI’s Shi-Merry Chic is a gold/taupe shimmer with tiny bits of glitter, copper round glitter, and flakies (very subtle). I didn’t think I’d like it but it turns out that I am in love with it. The base here was two coats and I would certainly do three if wearing it alone and out in public as its a bit on the sheer side. I could see how this would look wonderful around the holidays (as it was part of a holidays collection) sitting by a fire, letting the flames reflect off of the unique surface this polish creates. Definitely a holiday winner.
Mrs. O’Learys’ BBQ is a maroon/brown creme that goes on smoothly and screams fall. It’s much deeper than a red creme but its not quite brown. In the bottle it looks purpleish, but when it translates onto the nail, the brown comes out and the purple disappears. It goes on in two coats, though I’m a habitual three coater for cremes.
So, go get off the internet and go read a book! (UNLESS you were about to enter my giveaway!)