Last week, everyone in my house was entirely too sick to subject Sandra to coming over to get her nails done. Even our cat was sick, and Sandra gloriously helped me with transporting her to and from the vet and picking meds for her and so on. Stuff like that is why I do her nails for her. This week, we wanted to do something Halloween appropriate, and decided on something alittle more subtle than she usually goes for. See more after the break.
We started off with three coats of my favorite shimmery orange, OPI A Woman’s Prague-ative from the Spring 2013 Euro Centrale Collection. I wasn’t into nail polish at the time of release, but I got this one on sale at a random beauty supply store having a random OPI sale while Sandra and I were at the mall. I adore this orange, and it is the sort of colour that makes me patient for needing more than two coats to cover visible nail line.
We had a short discussion about whether we should stamp in black or purple, and we decided on the dark purple since it’s less common and cliche. I used Bundle Monster stamping polish in the engagingly named 10, which if you look at set 2 on their online store, is actually named Amethyst. I used plate PUEEN26 from the Pueen Love Elements set for all nails.
Sandra usually has such long nails that we cant use the smaller “full nail” style plates with her. We usually use a full plate image, and I even got a larger stamper to use with her long nails. Her nails are quite strong, but occasionally brittle, so with a few days of being polish free due to my family’s illness last week, she had to cut them back a bit from breakage. Ironically, that large stamper arrived while I was painting the orange onto her nails. Cue sad trombone.
What do you think of these subtle Halloween nails? Just right, or not enough? What’s your favorite sparkly orange polish? Let me know in the comments!