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.
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 http://foryournailsonly.net/2011/07/it-all-ends.html|
|Photo courtesy of Claire http://shattermeclaire.blogspot.com/|
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.