Thursday, December 1, 2011

He Picked It

Good morning, Kitschies!  How is it possibly the first day of December?!  Only 31 more days left in 2011 - and I still have so much to do.  And don't even mention Christmas shopping.  I haven't even started...and I need to.  Badly.

So, instead of thinking about the "C" word, let's look at some pretties, shall we?

Every now and again, I get to a point where I can't think of anything to do with my nails.  That's when I enlist the help of others.  This time...I asked the hubs.  He said I should do something with purple, yellow and green.  Not really my first thought when it comes to combining colors, but that's what happens when you ask somebody else for input.  I went to my Helmer and dug around a bit.  This is what I came out with.

This is Orly Velvet Rope - it's a really pretty deep purple...and beyond that, a description escapes me.  It's not quite a shimmer and it's definitely not a frost.  It kind of has a glow-y quality to it, but not enough to call it shimmer.

Velvet Rope also has some glitter particles in it, silver, if I remember correctly.  It looked pretty in the bottle but it just ended up looking like little bumps once it was on my nails.


By now, y'all know how I feel about a bumpy finish!  While I liked the end result of the nail art, I didn't care for the purple itself.  I used acrylic paint to make the flowers.  And, amazingly, I was able to do that design on ALL my nails!  LOL

Pretty, pretty purple.  Velvet is a very accurate description of this color.  It's a very rich looking deep purple that has a glowy quality to it.

What do you do when you run out of ideas?  Who do you go to for input?  Do you search Google?  Do you pull from the space around you?

10 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful mani! Neil probably chose the colors of one of his comic book heroes - lol!

Makeup Zombie said...

Pretty Purple...Looks like Eggplants!

maisenzasmalto said...

Pretty combo, maybe I should ask my hubby, too when I'm out of inspiration1

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

That looks awesome! I find that some of my best manis result from my hubby picking the color pallette.

SilhouetteScreams said...

Awwh the flowers are adorbz! ^__^ I actually got a lot of my Christmas shopping done early for once, just have to get something for my impossible-to-shop-for dad now...

GothamPolish said...

OMG... this is me realizing there are only 31 days left of 2011... oyyy

I've been going over the Pinterest for inspiration these days!!! Check it out, it's a great place to get ideas :)

Danielle said...

lol it's funny the combinations men can throw at us for polish :)

Robyn said...

My sister, mum and fiance are all sorted, just my dad left and my Secret Santas. This is adorable - when I'm stuck for ideas I just stare idiotically at my polish box for 5 minutes, and then go and sit down again.

Emmy said...

Wow your hubby did good! And well you of course who actually did it. And yes time is going way too fast!

rins said...

I think the color combination looks great. The yellow and green really popped on top of Velvet. I have that color too on my stash. I suddenly went to look for it when I read this post. :)