Groovy Baby!

Last night was an “Austin Powers Movie-a-thon” night which inspired me to do some neat-o 60’s – 70’s nail art. The only problem is that once I got into it, I ended up with a design that wasn’t so much groovy but was a bit more psychedelic… or ionic since it looks like some abstract sort of molecular model of bonding… haha. Also, when I did the Asili review, I wanted to put up some more pictures, but I’ve been having some serious technical difficulties this week so I finally was able to get some good shots to put up.

Trippy Dippy
For this manicure, I started off with one coat of Color Club’s Smooth Operator as a base. For the shading, I used the following formula: two coats of base/one coat of sponging color- for the thumb it was China Glaze For Audrey/Zoya Ali and OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. For the index is was Zoya Ali/OPI The IT Color. For the middle it was China Glaze For Audrey/OPI Ski Teal We Drop. For the ring it was China Glaze For Audrey/OPI Jade Is The New Black. For the pinkie it was OPI Jade Is The New Black/OPI The IT Color. I then used all of those colors to make the marbled ionic lines and starbursts, also using OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story, Sinful Colors Black on Black and China Glaze Snow for details and outlining. I then topped off with one coat of Color Club’s Vivid Color Enhancing Top Coat, a drop on each finger of Color Club’s Dry Ice rapid dry drops, and some lovely Asili Lemon and Rose Cuticle Oil (after the picture).
Also, here are the images of the BEAUTIFUL cuticle oil that Pamela sent me from Asili. I took off the label so you could see through the entire bottle and I did it both with my hand behind and a clear background so you could see the color of the oil itself:

And the business card that inspired my last post’s design. I apologize for the blurriness- I suppose I should have scanned it but taking the picture just has to do for now. I just loved it!
Don’t forget that my nail art contest is coming to and end pretty darn quickly, so you better get your tush entered before you miss you chance! I can’t wait to see what other designs you send in! :-)

Some of the products in this post were sent for consideration and review by the manufacturer. For further information, please read my disclosure statement.
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15 thoughts on “Groovy Baby!

  1. yes it does, Kimberly- it smells like amazing aromatherapy- the scent is Lemon and Rose and it smells fresh and floral. I love it. It makes my hands smell like I used a really expensive hand lotion. The nice part is that its super hydrating so if you put more than two or three drops (for all five nails on a hand) you can rub it in on your knuckles and fingers and it softens them as well.

  2. Tara…I love that design…sooo groovy baby! LOL So pretty though.
    The oil…is there a way we can order some for ourself? I would love to get some of it for me and for some gifts…
    Have you tried the China Glaze Peppermint Oil too? It smells so good…used it today ..everyday and well today about 10 min after I used it my husband comes in the room and he could smell it and thought I lit a candle LOL He loved the smell..!

  3. Kriss, if you click on Asili Lemon and Rose cuticle oil in my post, its a link to the Asili website. If you click on the hands and feet link and then the oil image, you can buy it there by clicking add to cart. You can buy tons of the Asili products online :-)

    I haven't had the opportunity to try the China Glaze peppermint oil yet, but I made one of my own since peppermint is one of my favorite scents (it helps with my migraines) and I love it. I'll try to find the China Glaze one to try it out. I've heard good things though.

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