Monday, June 23, 2014

Solitaire wants to Stick it to the Man


I've been quite busy today which means that I've lost track of time.  At least I got some gardening done before the storms came through, and I got a couple of inside chores done as well.  A little bit each day.  I thought for today I'd share one of my more recent nail looks that I quite enjoyed.  I've had both polishes for quite a while (one I got last year) but never used until recently.  So let's see what I came up with!

For some reason I really wanted white nails...but not super white.  Then the perfect polish popped into my head.  I pulled out my bottle and did 2 coats of OPI Solitaire.  I don't believe I had on any base/treatment of any sort, and since it's a textured polish, no top coat.
OPI Solitaire is a Liquid Sand formula and came out in the Bond Girls collection from last summer.  It's a nice "oyster white" (I used to have a bottle of acrylic paint called that and it reminds me of that shade) with a touch of a silver sparkle from the light amount of small glitters thrown in for extra interest.  While it does dry to a textured finish, it wasn't extremely rough.  I can't believe I took so long to wear this!
Side note - the solitaire game on my phone is actually one thing that's really helped my skin (huh?!).  Whenever my hands aren't busy and I get the urge to touch my face, I open the game and start playing.  It keeps my hands from my face so no picking at spots.

Moving on...for some reason I got in my head that I wanted to see blue glitters over part of the nail.  So I did my trusty diagonal color blocking with Wet 'n Wild Mega Rocks glitter nail color in Stick it to the Man.  It took a little work to get an even application of glitters where I wanted them, but I achieved what I wanted.
Wet 'n Wild Mega Rocks glitter nail color is the newest line from Wet 'n Wild.  Stick it to the Man is composed of bright metallic blue and lighter blue hex glitters and clear-to-orange iridescent square glitters in a clear base.  The glitters did try to stick to the brush rather than my nail, but it wasn't bad.  
It was a little tricky to get the glitters to stick where I wanted, especially at the most narrow part of the color blocking.  Looking at my pictures, my pinkie could have used a little more by the cuticle.  The base of this glitter polish smoothed out the texture of Solitaire, but I figured that would happen.  I did cover my thumb nails entirely since they are a different shape from the rest - every time in the last couple of months I've tried to square them off they break soon after.  I feel like this particular look, while summery with the white polish, would also work perfectly in the winter or for New Years.

This is the first time I've tried putting glitter over a textured polish and I really liked the way that it came out.  Exactly what I had pictured in my mind and what I was in the mood for.  I did this not too long before I moved my polishes to my office and reorganized them somewhat.  Since then I've been more inspired to come up with color combos than ever.  Yay!  There may be more glitters over textures in my future!

Do you get cravings to wear white polish ever?  What bottle do you grab?

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