Lisa writes . . .
You can tell a lot about a person by the manicure she (or he) keeps.
Here we’ve a woman who’s painted her nails the color of sky and surf, and then gilded those tips with grains of golden sand.
Check her out…she’s just to the left of that palm tree over there, her tanned foot tapping out a reggae beat on the chaise lounge. Is that the second or third piña colada she’s sipped this afternoon?
Hey, did you catch the sunglasses she’s wearing? The big “celebrity” kind! And don’t miss the thick suspense novel she carries from towel to chaise, and chaise to tiki bar.
I tell you, this woman is steeped in “beach-mode,” with nary a care in the world.
And all this…is evident from her manicure.
Well, not really…
I’m nowhere near surf or sand, but I can assure you of this…
After a lovely five days away from the office, my head is in the summer clouds; and…
Some colors, like the two we have here – that glossy aqua creme that is My Lifesaver (Nicole by OPI), and the golden liquid sand finish of Honey Ryder, from the OPI Bond Girls Collection – just naturally lend themselves to beachy daydreams.
Don’t you think?
For today’s mani….
As far as nail art goes, these gilded tips were a breeze to create! Once the top coat was bone-dry on my main color, I affixed Nailene Perfect Tip Guides to delineate a neat edge, applied a quick and even coat of Honey Ryder, and then peeled back the tape for a satisfying reveal.
Ordinarily, with French-tip manis, I like to apply a final layer of top coat to blend any lines of demarcation between the tip and base polishes. But not today.
I took a pass on that extra shine, because I wanted to retain the beachy grittiness of the Honey Ryder sand finish.
Well, there you have it: another LOZLOSA mystery solved, and a perfect summer color combo, to boot!
So, what are your plans for the summer? Headed to any beachy destinations? And what’s your “go-to” summer color combo? Let me know, in comments! 🙂
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Thanks so much for stopping by.
Here’s hoping you have good day!