Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Case of the Purples

Happy Thursday, Kitschies!!  Can you believe it's already Thursday?!  It seems like the days are going faster and faster...and really, since Summer Solstice was Tuesday, the days are getting shorter, so it's going doubly fast!  LOL  *sigh*

A few things before I get in to today's post.  I finally got around to changing the look of my blog.  If you know me, you know I'm pretty patriotic, so I thought this background looked good without being too obnoxious.  What do you think?  Oh!  And I made a new blog button, too, so grab one (if you want) and update your old button.  Also, I've been contemplating splitting my blog in two.  I'm thinking about making Kitschy Suburbia just about nails, nail art and maybe adding so makeup stuffs and then creating another separate blog for family, food, crafts and such.  To help me decide, I put a poll up in the top right of my blog.  And, as always, input is appreciated, so comments at the bottom of this post are welcome.

On to the pretties, shall we?

I wore this mani once upon a time (really, I don't remember but it's been quite a while).  I saw something similar to it on one of the blogs I follow (and it's pissing me off that I can NOT find the blog - if you know which one I'm talking about, please let me know so I can link to her) and decided I'd try it out.

This is OPI William Tell Me About OPI (from the Winter 2010 collection) as a base and Zoya Mimi (from the Sparkle collection) sponged on the tips.  I want to love WTMAO because it's a gorgeous vampy purple but it's pretty thin and even with 3 coats, you can still see drag in some spots.

The thin spots aren't as easily seen in the bright sunlight as in the flash pic, but I know they're there.  LOL  Anyway, I was really happy with the way this one turned out.  The sparkle on the tips was not completely obvious and I was good with that. 

Here it is in differing types of light - all outdoors.  I like how WTMAO looks different colors depending on the light.  For some reason, I remembered this mani being prettier than it shows up int he pics.  I guess you'll have to try it for yourself!  I think I'm going to try this one again but with greens using another OPI and Zoya combo.

Back to work!  Enjoy your day and try to stay out of the heat.  It's supposed to be 100* here today - it doesn't usually get that hot here.  And I don't like it.  At least it's a dry heat...?  And don't forget to vote in my poll...pretty please!


Robyn said...

Ooooh, I really like the sparkle tip idea! I love the base purple as well, that is hot!

Steelnpurple said...

Fantastic! I'm all for a good purple, this mani is awesome!

Following your blog now! :D

DesertNails8 said...

I love the new design and colors! Say, next time you do a food/cooking post, would you consider doing something healthy like freezing fruit for a treat? Or a cold & healthy something? (The heat's getting to me and I'm trying to avoid ice cream and margaritas - my usual cool-down fare.)

Stray Stitches said...

I like the new patriotic look - it's so you!!

Lorene (just Lu) said...

Ooh, very pretty! I love the nails, the new bg, and the new button! As far as the splitting up blogs thing goes, I love everything together, but I say go with whatever feels good to you. I personally think that managing more than one blog is very taxing, so I have my public, make-friends hobby blog and a more private family blog... and the family blog NEVER gets updated. I just never think about it, and it doesn't feel as fun/pressing as the fun blog :)

Kathleen said...

This is so gorgeous! I've been really wanting to try a mani like this but can't find the right colors I would like haha

GothamPolish said...

Great combo! I really need to try a mani like this... it looks so fancy

Kimberly said...

How cute is your America July 4th it!!!

This mani is almost deadly on your long nails. Roar!!!

SilhouetteScreams said...

I thought it looked pretty in the first couple of photos, then I saw the outdoor photos and my jaw dropped. SO FRIGGIN BEAUTIFUL!

Also, I voted to keep Kitschy Suburbia as one blog FYI :) I like that you incorporate so many things into one blog, it's really diverse.