EXPECTO PATRONUM!!

Today is the day! I get to see the last Harry Potter movie! So of course I had to do another movie themed manicure.

Again I used all OPI colors.

For a base color I used OPI Curry Up Don’t Be Late.

For my accent nails I used one coat of OPI Spark de Triomphe for a little “magical” effect and using OPI Black Onyx, I painted an “H” and a “P” and a lightning bolt. It wasn’t easy. I did have to practice it a couple of times on a sheet of paper. But hey, practice makes perfect, sort of. =)

Then using a few strips of tape and OPI Ali’s Big Break, I striped my nails the colors of the Gryffindor house. The stars are sequins that my sister got for me from a flea market. You can find more products like these for you nails on facebook.com/imagicnails.

That’s pretty much it. I hope I didn’t miss anything. Here are a couple more pictures of the final product.

Happy polishing!

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I want candy…

Don’t get rid of that glitter manicure yet.

Try a candy mani to change it up. Just pick out the perfect jelly/sorbet shade and with one quick swipe you have a candy mani.

Jelly/sorbet nail lacquers are sheer nail lacquers that are very “jelly like.” For more information on different types of nail lacquer finishes, check out Lacquerized another great nail polish blog.

For my candy mani I used OPI Too Hot Pink to Hold ‘Em from the OPI Texas collection over OPI Spark de Triomphe from my last post.

Happy polishing.

Can’t decide what color?

Have no fear, glitter is here.

The weather here is so crazy lately. We went from Winter to Spring for a day, then back to Winter. And then all of the sudden it’s Summer?

How are you supposed to decide what color to do if it’s sunny one day, and then cloudy and rainy the next?

I say don’t pick a color, pick a glitter.

I don’t know what it is with me a glitter. I think it’s the way it sparkles and shimmers. Yes, I am one of those girls that admires the way my nails sparkle while I’m driving in the car. But I ask you to take a look at this picture and tell me how you couldn’t.

OPI Spark de Triomphe

Ok, so maybe this picture doesn’t shimmer and sparkle, but I’m sure you can get the idea. This nail lacquer is packed with big and small specks of glitter. And the super soft gold shade keeps the color very natural.

Here is a closer more detailed picture. This is OPI Spark de Triomphe in three coats.

Glitters are very difficult to take off. They take a little bit more than regular nail lacquers. So if you plan on adding a little bling to your nails, just make sure you know what you’re getting into. Typically I just use a cotton ball soaked in regular nail polish remover (yes, the one with acetone). I leave the cotton ball on my nail for a couple of minutes to let the remover soak and penetrate the nail lacquer. Then I continue with a rubbing motion back and forth.  I have seen others suggest securing the cotton ball on your finger with foil and leaving it there for 15 minutes, I don’t know if it is that serious, but if it works it works…

Have fun with it and Happy polishing.