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.

Asili Love

Hello ladies and germs- today’s nail art is inspired by Pamela at Asili. She was kind enough to send along some great products for me to share with you and since her business card was so beautiful, I decided to do the design on it for my nail design today. BUT her business card is in tan and brown, and since I already did my Henna designin those colors, I decided to play with them a bit here :-)

Asili Flowers

For this manicure, I started off with one coat of Color Club’s Smooth Operator and two coats of China Glaze For Audrey. I then used OPI’s Ski Teal We Drop for the details and topped off with one coat of Color Club’s Speedy Top Coat. After I took the picture, I used Asili Lemon and Rose Cuticle Oil.

Before I get to the actual review for the cuticle oil, I just need to tell you how beautiful it is. What? Beautiful cuticle oil? Yes. It’s lemon and rose cuticle oil and it comes in a clear bottle with a dropper, but the pretty part is that in the oil, Pam has delicately suspended bright fuchsia rose petals. The design alone would make me buy this bottle of oil if I were in a store. It smells wonderfully and did I mention that it works really well to hydrate your cuticles? This is one of those products that I’m going to be desperate for when I run out.

She was also kind enough to send along samples of her Almond Body Butter and Ocean Rain Butter. When I use them, I will definitely let you know but I don’t want to waste them!

Thanks for all of your great entries into the nail art contest!!! What I’ve seen is so great and I hope you keep them comin’!!


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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