Tuesday, December 15, 2009

NOTW: Dark & Light

Yes I do love my festive holiday colors. but sometimes you can make the dark colors festive. I did just that by using Orly Twilight as my topcoat to add some stars to my nightsky.

Products used:
-1x coat OPI Natural Nail Strengthener
-2x coats MAC Nightfall Nail Lacquer
-2x coats Winmax Nail French on the left hand ring finger (odd one out is back!)
-2x coats Orly Twilight Nail Polish as top coat

My natural nails are weak, even with calcium and I rely on a nail strengthener to help keep my nails from bending/breaking/peeling. The OPI strenthener does help, but doesn't completely prevent these issues. I keep my nails short now, but I kind of miss my hooker acrylics at times. Especially while watching The Jersey Shore. All dem broads have talons! Maybe my next long vacation I'll get some gel nails put on so I don't have to worry about the manicure chipping. Is there a better acrylic nail manicure that I should know about?

I have had MAC Nightfall for a couple of years and love it more now than when I first bought it. I have a more steady hand using dark hues and can better achieve 2-3 thin coats that are a bit neater. The Winmax Nail French was one of my buck fitty Daiso finds that I love! I bought it initially to do a french mani, but I like it more as an all over nail color and it is perfect for the odd one out.

I was surprised how well this mani held up during the week. I only applied another coat of Twilight 2 days after and it remained relatively chip free for the entire week. The trouble spots are always where my nails are peeling. :\


Neeyuh said...

This looks great! I love the odd one out, I always do matching colors but love your idea for dark and light! :)

Rhondalei G. said...

Neeyuh - Thanks! I've been doing the odd one out since August. :) I've been digging having that one stand out just a bit more.

Vanessa M. said...

cutenes! the bad finger haha

Rhondalei G. said...

Oh Vans! The 'bad' finger. Umm...hello, you don't have a 'bad' finger. Yours is now adorned. :D