Friday, June 15, 2012

My Anniversary Nail Look


Today, I am finally posting what I did on my nails for our wedding anniversary that was 2 weeks ago.  I can't believe how quickly the decade has passed!!  Wow, that sounds like a really long time when you actually use the word "decade."  Anyway....

The Mister likes it when I wear dark polishes, i.e. black, but I wanted some color and a little sparkle.  So I compromised.  Dark purple, glitter and heart glitters.  I really liked the final look.
  • Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler base coat
  • 2 coats Wet 'n Wild Fast Dry in 33600 Sea Witch (Spring 2011 Mermaid's Cove collection)

Sea Witch is a very hard-to-photograph-accurately purple/blue duochrome (?) that went on nicely in 2 coats, dried quickly and with a good amount of shininess. 

  • 1 coat of the glitter base out of Nicole by OPI Step 2 the Beat of My <3 on ring fingers
  • fished out 3 hearts for each ring finger and placed in a line down the center
  • thin coat of the glitter base to even out ridges from manuvering

Right hand
Left hand
 My left hand ended up with a purple heart near the cuticle line instead of pink like my right hand.

The hearts in a single line was inspired by a blog post that I saw last year, and right now I can't find the post. If I do find it, I will update this post with the link.  You can see how I used the N.OPI polish over a pale pink polish here if you want.

This mani wore really well, especially since I never put a top coat on it.  I believe I wore it for 3-4 days and even though I did get some cracks on my ring fingers, the polish didn't actually chip off until I did a bunch of kitchen tasks.

Do you like the compromise I came up with for our special day?

**all products purchased by me / my opinions and polish combinations are my own

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