Sunday, February 26, 2012

Purple On Purple

Just a simple manicure this weekend using two OPI colors.  I originally had something completely different in mind when I started but it just wasn't working out the way I wanted.  I started with 3 coats of OPI Rumple's Wiggin', which is a soft lilac from the Shrek Forever After Collection.

Then I hit a wall.  I originally had a dotted design planned out with this color as the base, but I couldn't get dots as big as I needed them to be.  I'm not even sure if anyone actually makes dotting tools as large as I needed, but I've seen a bunch of do-it-yourself large dotting tools online using eyeliner caps and other common objects.  I just need to spend more time making and testing some to find one that actually works well for me.  I don't know if it was the curve of the items I tried or how high of an arch my nails have, but everything I tried kept resulting in extremely oval shaped dots, rather than circular dots.  So I decided to put that original design idea on the back burner until I can perfect a large dotting tool.

Since that idea was scrapped, I was stumped as to what to do next.  I already had 3 coats of Rumple's Wiggin' on so I decided to just keep it simple and I reached for my OPI Super Bass Shatter from the Nicki Minaj Collection, which I had yet to try.  And this was the first time I did a base color and a shatter/crackle color that were from the same color family, rather than going with bases and shatters/crackles that are completely opposite or that are complimentary but still different color families.

Really simple, but I do really like the way it came out.  I can't say that I'm sick of shatter/crackle polishes yet.  For as many as I have, I hardly ever use them so that is probably the only reason why I'm not sick of them yet.  I don't think I'll keep this on all week though.  I imagine that I'm going to get bored with it after another day or two.


  1. Rumple's Wiggin' is really pretty!!

  2. What a lovely base color. Reminds me of summer, which is what we have now here in the Philippines. :)



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