I'm not really happy with this, but I am guessing that even if I had the perfect manicure I wouldn't like it right now either. So, onward...
OPI - I Have a Herring Problem (left, greener of the two) and OPI - I Don't Give a Rotterdam! (right, bluer of the two). Both from the Holland collection, and both are very close in color. Photo does show the difference. I do really like these polishes though; muted colors and multi-color shimmer.
What I did: full coat on the nail with the bluer of the two, I Don't Give a Rotterdam!. I did a tip gradient with the greener one, I Have a Herring Problem. The idea was to put a stamp near the gradient line with silver. For that, I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Hi Ho Silver. The problem? The stamps I used were so delicate, they are not translating into the photos. It's there IRL, but not as...bold?...as I would like it. Poor choice of polish to stamp with too (I found out).
I tried to blur the pictures a little to show the stamps...
Oh, and FYI - this manicure wasn't even 10 hours hold, and there is already tip wear...overnight. I'm guessing these OPI's don't like Seche Vite. Another "good to know" thing.
So, here is a little darker and blurrier photo, but the stamps show up a little better.
Glad this week is done. Not exactly a "fail" because I've got polish on my fingers, but far from a success. Oh well, I'm already moving on to J...
Give everyone else a look-see that is involved with this challenge, hosted by Kimber of Kimber's Lacquer Korner. Want to join? Visit her website and drop her a message - all are welcome. (Isn't that a line from Poltergeist?).
Until next week!