I have TONS of work to do lately but I really have been itching to do a design. I’ve been painting my nails with just basic shades on the days with no art, but its frustrating because I look down and get ideas, but I just don’t have the time to do them!
Here’s a quick design today that was inspired by our nice weather. Its beautiful out (50F!) and windy, which reminds me of the summer and fruit. That, combined with the amazing squishy sorbet shade “Ya’ll Come Back, Ya Hear?” from the new OPI Texas Collection, I couldn’t resist doing this design.
Good things about this polish: SUPER high shine, even without a top coat. Dries super quickly, and unique texture. Bright colors with high pigmentation and saturation. doesn’t chip or scratch easily. DOESN’T Stain :-D
Bad things about this polish: I use thin coats, and even after 4, there was VNL. I REALLY don’t like VNL so in the future I’ll layer it over a layer of Alpine Snow, but I wanted the full squishy effect so I didn’t do that this time. Also, the texture is SO shiny that its actually pretty hard to paint over. Its like using watercolor paint on plastic- its sort of just streaks over and beads…. yeah, weird. A solution I will try in the future is after the sorbet dries, I’ll add a clear coat of a regular polish if I’m going to paint over it…. its almost rubberized!
In other news, I don’t know if you noticed but my nails are finally longer again! Which means, more frenches and bigger and better designs. Its great to have them back after the gel-tastrophe. And Rafik and I are headed to Atlanta to setup an apartment, find our dream jobs, live happliy ever after, that sort of thing! :-)
Until next time….