07 August 2012

Challenge Day #1: RED nails

Challenge day 1! When I do red nails, I can't just do plain red. I always have to jazz it up somehow, I just can't leave them alone. For this, I wanted something reminiscent of Dorothy's ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz, and I think I succeeded! I started with one coat of Orly Rock-It, which is a beautiful rich deep red--almost purplish red--with red and gold microshimmers. I should have gotten a photo of it alone, it's so stunning! Atop that I used at least 3 layers of Milani Jewel FX in 584 Red, dabbing the pieces on a bit with the last layer to get good coverage. The Jewel FX line are all clear bases with big yummy juicy shiny glitters, and this red is so mesmerising! I love the contrast with the deeper red of Rock It. On top is a nice thick layer of Seche Vite fast-dry topcoat to seal it all in and make the surface smooth.

Despite the fact that I'm all about nail art, I decided to keep this relatively simple, because let's be honest: this polish is SO super pretty, what else was needed? (Click the photos to enlarge):

*sigh* Dreamy! <3 They practically glow...

And one more pic I took at my desk at work. This one's a little silly, but hells yeah red Swingline stapler:

Yeah, I 'm gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Saturday... mmhmm.. that'd be greeeaaaat.

Annnnnd that's all for now. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post... My peeps back home will either love or hate my design for day 2, orange! xoxo


  1. Have You Seen My Stapler? OHHHH there it is, caught red finga'd

    1. Milton? Who told you about this blog? I thought you were sipping saltless margaritas in the Carribean :D


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