Friday, February 24, 2012

Hangin' with Elle instead of Ella

I have had an extremely long week.  I have been working overtime, and a few things have been suffering.  Firstly, my Ella still has short sleeve caps.  I wanted to fix it today, but I had to attend to another more pressing matter.  My fingernails!!! EEEKKKK!  The polish was chipping off terribly, and the hangnail hooked onto the yarn when I knit.  So, it was about time that I gave them some TLC.

I went to Duane Reade's website and saw that Essie came out with a new line called Luxe Effects. All of the colors have a pop of shimmer or glitter, and can be used with other polishes to make really pretty effects. I saw that they paired a pearlescent shimmer polish with a white base coat.   So, here is my take on it. 

I used O.P.I.'s "A-ha Moment" to paint the tips of my nails. 

Then I used 2 coats of "Elle's Pearls by OPI" as the main color.

After that, I applied Essie's "Shine of the Times" over each nail, for extra shimmer.

Here is the complete look.  I love it.   
French Luxe Bling
Here is a closer look at the Luxe effect.

Don't worry.  Tomorrow, there will be knitting.  I just received some new yarn for a totally new project.  I will tell you all about it soon.  And yes, of course there's PINK! 


Tawana said...

Heh, I have some of those patterns and I am planning on making some of those monsters soon. Love the nails btw!!!!

The Soapy Knitter said...

OOH, I like that very much. I go through phases where I go get the gel set at the nail spot but then it chips too fast so I start doing them at home! LOL