Day 15

Have you ever passed by a bottle of Deborah Lippmann and thought, “Who would pay $19-$20 for a bottle of nail polish?!”

I’m gonna admit I do. And what is even worse is that, that’s not the most expensive bottle of nail polish.

Sure I might spend a little here and there for a bottle of butter London, but I usually draw the line when it approaches $20.

HOWEVER–Nordstroms does have sales here and there. Can’t quite fight that…The more and more I write these I think I’m a sucker for sales, but who isn’t?!

So basically here it is, Deborah Lippman Good Girl Gone Bad.

sunlight

sunlight

Ok. Is this worth $19? Maybe. It was worth it to make my fiance stop working on the computer to come over and check out my nails because of it’s shimmery-glittery goodness. This is a deep, yet vibrant wine. Then I topped my accent nail with a sideways swipe of OPI Silver shatter.

Backlit

Here is a picture with backlighting. I just wanted to show you guys the many sides of this shade. It’s such a rich color.

Shade

Here is the last shot in shade. It looks like a nice purple grape.

When you apply this polish, I will admit it goes on amazing. It shines and glistens so amazingly, but there is a downfall. This polish dries to a semi-matte finish. Not quite a suede finish, but it isn’t as brilliant as when it is being applied. In these shots I only have one coat of Seche Vite. I’m assuming that if I were to add another top coat then maybe it will be as shiny–*shrug*.

There it is, day 15

Happy polishing!

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Arrrrrr matey!!

Just came back from watching the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie On Stranger Tides. I spent all night and morning finishing my POTC manicure for the release of this movie. I really enjoyed this movie. I’m not big on 3D movies, my bf made a good point, it’s Disney. They wouldn’t waste a penny on something that wasn’t worth it. It was probably one of the most enjoyable 3D movies I’ve seen so far. Tons of action scenes, mermaids, good CG, and plenty of Johnny Depp (yummy).

But back to business…

Right hand:

POTC manicure Right Hand

Left Hand:

POTC manicure Left Hand

Breakdown:

Mermaids Tears with Silver Shatter

On the base of each nail I used Skull & Glossbones by OPI from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection that was released May 1st. Here is Skull & Glossbones again complete with Mickey and crossbones that was created with OPI Black Onyx. I used the back of a sewing pin to create Mickey’s silhouette. For the crossbones I used my dotting tool, which was finer than the pin, and a very very thin brush to connect the heads of each bone. To create the stripes on each middle finger I used a good pair of scissors and tweezers. Cut each strip to any desired width and carefully place on nail. It’s best to leave parts hanging off that way it is easier to pull off the nail of course.

Stripes with Planks a Lot

Stripes with Sparrow Me the Drama

Lastly I wanted to try shattering…shatter. So on my right ring finger and my left index finger I put a layer of silver shatter topped with black shatter. I put a layer of topcoat in between to ensure smooth shattering for the black shatter.

Black shatter on top of Silver Shatter

It’s a little hard to see because I used such a light base coat, but I’m sure if you were to use a brighter, contrasting color you would see a cooler effect.

That’s it! Hope you like it. And if you haven’t gone to see the movie yet, I definitely recommend it. And stay after the credits to watch the little snippet. The credits are really long, but I promise there is something at the end.

Happy polishing!!