Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Polish Days - MANicure
It's November's Polish Days, and the theme this month is MAN-icure. I decided to dedicate my MANi to the most important person in my life: my husband. When I first got the email describing this theme, I thought about nail art with guitars, computers, cooking...all the things he's awesome at. Maybe add in a truck and a gun for things he likes. However, I have a board meeting at work today, and while working at a University means that even my more outlandish nail art is not only allowed, but enjoyed, I do try to put on a bit more of a professional look for the monthly board meetings, since they actually are important.
So instead of doing art to represent all the cool things about my guy, I decided to ask him to choose what to put on my nails - either the design, the colors, or both - whatever he wanted. Within minutes, he actually had an exact design in mind that he wanted to see, and even ended up drawing it out for me so we were both sure I knew what he was looking for. I even swatched out four different colors of "green with a subtle shimmer" to see which one matched his mental image best.
I started with a base of three coats of Sinful Colors San Francisco, which is a lovely green jelly with a beautiful shimmer that builds from a pale green at one coat to a luxurious deep emerald at three. I then added black tips with the curved shape Chris asked for in NYC Black Lace Creme, and matted the black tips. The edge between the black and green was then lined with first Sinful Colors This Is It and then topped it with All About You.
Enjoy all the other amazing nail artists that are participating in this month's theme!