Today I bring you a duo of manis. The first one is what I wore late in the weekend and Monday. I was *almost* going to wear it on Tuesday, but there was some chipping at the tips and I just couldn't bring myself to wear chipped polish to work. That would be just plain sacrilege! LOL So, this is Zoya Shivon. I got this beauty with my second Zoya exchange back in June.
This color is very pretty - it reminds me of Fall. The Zoya website describes Ms Shivon as a dark rose gold with hints of purple and bronze and strong gold duochrome shimmer. This color flickers and changes with light and movement so you'll never be bored. Yep, they're right. How do they come up with these descriptions? Do you think a bunch of people sit around a big table and throw out ideas and then they pick the best one? LOL However they do it, I'm glad I don't have to do it.
Sorry about the quality of this mani. I took this late in the second day so you can see tip wear and kind of an uneven finish. I'm fighting with my FDTC - it made the finish all rough. Booooo!! I really do like this color - darkish rose with a gold duochrome. You have to see it outside for full appreciation.
Oh. You're wondering about the title of this post, are you? Well...as I mentioned, I almost wore Shivon to work, but just couldn't do it. At the last minute before I left for work, I took it off but I couldn't wear nekkid nails to work, either. That's even worse than wearing chipped polish!
Instead of being all-out nekkid, I slapped on a coat of basecoat and pulled out my trusty dotting tool and two nail art polishes for some quick flourishes. Once that dried, I added a coat of Orly Glosser and I was out the door!
Quickest. mani. ever. LOL I got lots of compliments with this one. People are always so impressed that I did this myself. With the right tools, nail art really is rather easy! I don't think my designs or my art are all that original or that great, but I usually like the end result. And if people are impressed by my "abilities", that's fine with me!!
So, there ya have it! One fully-dressed mani and one *almost* nekkid mani. For those of you who obsessively polish your nails, do you ever go out without polish? *gasp* That's kinda like going out without makeup!
One more thing - I almost forgot!! The wonderful Becky at From The Kitchen of: Mrs Bettie Rocker was cool enough to tag me as a Blog with Substance. How sweet is that?!
Rules for award recipients:
- Thank the person for the award
- Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five words.
- Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.
Linda at More than Quilting
Debra at Housewife Eclectic
Chris at Lacquer Ware for Tips & Toes
Annie at Nailstah
Wendi at Makeup Zombie
Jacqueline at Purple Chocolat Home
Amy at Baking and Mistaking
A Family of Shorts
Ms B at Elevation of Purpose & Desire (and it's her birthday, too!)
Lisa at Rugby Beauty
I love each and every one of these blogs for one reason or another. Please go check them out!
Listening to: Dreaming with a Broken Heart by John Mayer (what's up with him not doing videos?)
Mood: I'm outta here!