Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Private Lagoon mani

I haven't had a manicure done in a salon in at least a year, if not more.  This is going to be a bit of a ramble so if you don't want to read, just scroll.  So, yesterday I talked the SO into letting me get one and after the week I've had, I needed it.  I totally forgot how much they are not only because it's been ages, but because whenever I got one I also had a pedicure as well.  Luckily there's a nail salon right next to where we get my sons hair cut so I went in while he went to get a hair cut before school pictures are taken tomorrow. 

I walked in and looked at the selection, NO China Glaze.  They did have OPI, Color Club, Misa, and some others that I can't think of right now.  So I started looking through the OPI's to see if they had any HTF's(hard to find) to get my mani done with.  I was shocked to see Blue Moon Lagoon AND My Private Jet.  I instantly grabbed both, but couldn't decide.  What do you do when you can't decide?  USE BOTH.  I asked for BML on all my nails, with MPJ as an accent nail on my index finger. 

I sat down and let the lady go to town.  Luckily I had my nails at a good shorter length so all the had to do was file to shape them a bit as I kinda had some lopsided when I cut them down a few days ago.  She did her thing and even rubbed lotion into my hands and forearms for at least a good 5 minutes each.  A few people came in for mani-pedi's (2 couples) one of them was a Marine so she had to go take care of them while the guy came over to put my polish on. 

He had to thin MPJ down a little bit as it looked like a thick gloopy mess.  BML was extremely difficult for him to open, but he took care of it.  He put the base coat on, 2 layers of each polish, then put my hand under what I think is a UV lamp.  Let that dry a bit and put a pink OPI top coat on.  I admired my mani as I went to get a few things from the store for dinner, and to get some Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream (NOMZ). 

I took some pics and came out with this.

Anywho I got home, ate dinner, put the kiddo to bed, all that jazz.  Once I finally got ready for bed, like 5-6 hours later I notice this problem on my thumb.  I did nothing to it and this happened.  I kinda smoothed it back a little bit and this pic shows what it looked like this morning. 

Not to mention that all of my nails still felt a bit tacky to the touch. 

Here's another pic I took this morning before I took the mani off.

I didn't think I'd captured the holo-y-ness of them before I edited my pics so I asked a couple of ladies to help me out.  Below are pics from Tara at For Your Nails Only and Claire at Shatter me Claire.  You can click on their blog names to visit their pages.  Both of them are just wonderful and are nothing but nice.  Thank you ladies for helping me out with these.

Photo courtesy of Tara

Photo courtesy of Claire

I think it will be a while again before I go have my nails painted in a salon.  If anything, I'll just get a pedi and have them buff my nails.  Though for the mani only costing $12, I really can't complain too much. 

Also, I have some other posts I need to work on including a review and a guest post, so I may be doing a few eye looks for Football Friday for the next couple of weeks.



  1. You probably had the problem with your thumb because Blue Moon Lagoon is not 3-free and the OPI top coat they used was. Those two things don't play nicely together.

    I always use SV with older polishes for that reason. If you decide to go back and get Blue Moon Lagoon again bring your SV with you!

  2. Thanks for the info! I was tempted to use my SV over top when I got home, but was too busy with everything to do it.

  3. A new coat of SV wouldn't have helped once the OPI top coat was there. It doesn't react well with those old polishes and they never dry properly once the two mix.

    So don't feel bad. You couldn't have saved it.

  4. Sounds like you had quite an experience. I love getting pedicures! Ever since I started blogging, I stopped the manicures! I love the colors you choose. It is a shame you paid money and then had a messed up nail! I do that too!

  5. Beautiful! Congrats on your win today! WOO!


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