It took me about five minutes to get tired of the blue nails. I'm not really sure that periwinkle shade works for me. So last night I took it off and tried out something that's been in my mind for a little while. I started out with two coats of Zoya Christina, a sheer frosty white, and then topped that with two coats of Essie Luxeffects As Gold as it Gets:
LOVE!! In addition to loving how it looks, I love that I've found a way to wear Christina that I like. It was one of the first Zoya polishes I ever got, and I was pretty disappointed with it when I put it on. It's supposed to have some silver shimmer, but it really just comes across as frosty white - very '70s. It doesn't apply evenly either. But I'm absolutely loving it with the gold on top.
This morning I decided to up the ante and add on some gold chrome tips:
Double love! This is my favorite mani of 2012 (hahaha)! On my right hand, I made some tip guides with tape and craft scissors (the "cloud" shape from Fiskars), but on my left hand (shown) I just did the tips freehand, and they actually look better than the ones I did with tape. I'm pretty proud of myself to tell the truth - these are the first freehand tips I've done in at least 10 years. I used to give myself French manis all the time back in the '90s when I had long nails, but it does take some practice. Not sure I could do it on my right hand though!
One of the things I love about this is that the texture of the glitter shows through the gold tips on close inspection, so it almost gives it a hammered metal look:
Triple love! Now I feel like I don't want to do anything because I don't want to mess up my pretty, pretty nails! But I think I'll see if I can get Hubby's shirt finished, so I can clean up my dining room!