Tonight, I get to see my favorite band of all time play! Yes, Motley Crue is my favorite for nostalgia’s sake, but overall my favorite? They don’t hold the top spot. No, the top spot is held by the band A Perfect Circle and I am CRAZY LUCKY to be able to go. They just got back together recently and have been touring. Their shows sell out in 3 minutes or less and I’ve never heard of one of their show NOT selling out. When I found out they were coming to Atlanta, I flipped. Then, they were sold out (of course). I was devastated. THEN I found tickets online and snatched those suckers up!!! The design today is based off of their album covers of my two favorite albums by them (okay, yeah they only have three albums, so what)…. The left hand (top) is for their album Mer De Norms, and the bottom is for Thirteenth Step. The also have eMotive, which has some GREAT songs too, but most of my favorites come from these two.
For the left hand: I started with OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, OPI Black Onyx and OPI Midnight in Moscow (sponged over certain spots of Black Onyx). Then I sponged some OPI Take The Stage (which I also used for the thumb symbols) and some OPI Quarter of A Cent-ury. For the duality circle symbol I used OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story and for the white I used OPI Alpine Snow. Topped with a coat of Seche Vite.
For my right hand I used OPI Natural Nail Base Coat as a base with Alpine Snow. I sponged on some OPI Skull & Glossbones and then used OPI The IT Color for their duality circle symbol. Lettering was done with Black Onyx and again topped with Seche Vite.
Some of the polishes used in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer. For further information, please see my disclosure statement.
I wanted to do another BAM POW! post with bunches of bright colors. Today’s design was inspired by an abstract piece of art that had white dots all over it. That was the plan originally but I liked how it turned out without the lines. I swear, in person the polishes don’t look so transparent or streaky! That’s my camera doing weird things to it! Haha
I used a coat of OPI Nail Envy as a base and then two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. For the colors: OPI Quarter of a Cent-ury, The IT Color, Planks A Lot, Green-wich Village, Dating A Royal, Suzi Says Feng Shui, Chop-Sticking To My Story, Black Onyx, and Seche Vite top coat.
See a pattern here? These seem to be the colors I go to for primary bright cremes. I know them and I love them and they’re, well, BRIGHT!
Most of you already know about the show “The Nail Files” on TV Network. If you don’t, you should! Its a funny, easy-going, and sassy reality TV show about The Painted Nail- yes- A NAIL SALON REALITY TV SHOW! Woot!
The Painted Nail teamed up with Nubar to create some new polishes and I am lucky enough to show you a few of them! You know I’m terribly impatient with full hand swatches, so I fit three polishes on one hand on a makeshift skittle swatching… thing. :)
The index finger and the middle finger are Love My Louby’s. The ring finger and pinky are Legendary Lavender. The thumb is Silver Screened.
I LOVED The formula on these- it was like applying butter- I really do appreciate a good brush too- gotta love Nubar for the brush and the handle. The colors were the bomb over all- I rarely like purple but I’m loving this one and I am a red-aholic so Love My Louby’s stole my heart before it was even out of the bottle. The surprise for me was Silver Screened. It looks pink in the bottle but its sheer and glittery on the nail. The only downside for me was that these are all three coats. Since Love My Louby’s is a jelly, that’s totally understandable, and the other two are glitter suspended in jelly- so again, totally okay with it. I’m freaking out though because I can’t wait to see the other colors in the line! They dried quickly (as Nubar does) and to be honest, I can’t really complain since I used three coats! They are fab! Well done Katie!
The Nail Files airs on the TV Guide Network on Tuesdays at 10pm ET and PT