Friday, July 29, 2011
Obnoxious Punktastic Nails
I've had two job interviews the past two days. As much as I would've loved to show up with zebra nails, I figured it was probably appropriate to change my nail polish to something tame. I used Essie Topless and Barefoot (sidenote: I STILL hate Essie's formula. Am I the only one?!) for my nude nails.
Well, I sat down today and after having boring nails for two days straight (oh the horror!) I decided I had to do something fun and obnoxious. I've been wanting to do some sort of mani with hot pink and black for a long time, just never really knew exactly what.
I decided to do a "punky" typed theme. If you know me in real life, you know this is TOTALLY not me. I like girly things...but this is a lovely combination of both I think! Makes me feel like a rocker chic ;)
I started with a base of Zoya Lolly on all but my ring fingers. I really don't like these Zoya mattes. They're hard for me to use -- streaky and they dry too quickly for me to get even coats. On my ring fingers, I used China Glaze Liquid Leather. I topped the black with OPI Teenage Dream which gives this mani some BLING! On my thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers I used plates m57 (zebra), bm225 (skulls), and bm19 (houndstooth). My poor pinky fingernails are the only nails the small BM plates fit on :( On my middle finger I tried to do a double lightning bolt a la nailside but I failed pretty miserably. The sparkley glitter on the bolt is OPI DS Coronation. It doesn't look TOO bad, but it's way harder than I thought. I struggled getting the tape lined up.
What do you think? Obnoxious enough for ya?? :)