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Purple & Green Neon Half Moon Manicure

Today was my first time trying out a half moon manicure. It’s a look I really like and I had two polishes I’d yet to wear that I thought would contrast well together, so I gave it a go using some clear hole reinforcement stickers I picked up from Whitcoulls. I used Color Club Twiggie (a neon light green) and Wink, Wink, Twinkle (a neon fuchsia-purple with silver glitter). I’m really happy with the result and I love the these colours together!

Click all to enlarge. The colours are more vibrant in person, the green especially is brighter. A bit too overcast to capture it today.

Twiggie has a semi-gloss finish, not quite as satin-matte as many neons are. The formula was a bit goopy and I’ll be adding some thinner to it. It also easily developed sheer spots so I had to be careful and do a little patching. I used two coats. Wink, Wink, Twinkle I really love. The silver glitter is suspended evenly throughout the base and gives a lot of depth — you get some glitter on the surface, and some with that submerged look. The formula was easy to work with, very pigmented, and it dries to a typical satin-matte with a rather novel plastic look on the nail. I used one coat over the reinforcement stickers. The Color Club brushes are decent, perhaps a little small. Because I wanted longevity in my mani — I’m going to Wellington this weekend for A Large Pink Woman‘s engagement do — I added Poshe topcoat. But I’ve included a picture hopefully showing Wink, Wink, Twinkle‘s plastic-like satin finish below.

The satin plastic-like finish of Wink, Wink, Twinkle without topcoat. Pre-cleanup.

Click here for my picture of the bottles.

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Happy ’80s Techno Nails

Today isn’t great but my nails are fantastic! I was going for an ’80s laser/dance/album cover in your face kind of look, and I’m happy with the result. They took me ages to do as I’d never done any tape manicure as complicate before (or with as much drying time between steps — I’m hanging out for my Seche Vite fast dry top coat in the mail). But I wasn’t doing anything else useful and later the Mister and I had our friend E around to shoot the breeze with.

The dominant colour is OPI Fly, from the Nicki Minaj collection, and it is gorgeous. I wanted it as soon as I saw it. This is my colour, everything about it I love and it makes me happy to wear it. This is the colour that I thought Butter London Artful Dodger was going to be by how it looked in the bottle. Fly is a smooth, highly pigmented, deep turquoise creme with a teal-green tint. On my nails without extensive taping I only needed two coats of it and it goes on easy. Damn I love this colour!

If you’re a local you might have noticed that Fly retails for between $25-$29. Ahahahahaha, yeah I’m not going to pay that for an OPI polish when Chanel polishes only cost a couple of NZ$ more overseas. I bought Fly from ebay. It cost me (NZ)$11.10 including (quite fast) shipping.

Taken with flash. Shows accurate colours for most lighting conditions.

Also included in this mani are Color Club Jackie Oh! (neon pink), China Glaze Papaya Punch, Orly White Out as a base for the coloured stripes (neons need a white base to show up as their in-bottle colour), and China Glaze Liquid Leather for the details (a really beautiful shiny black). As well as my usual Orly Top 2 Bottom for a base and top coat.

Blurry shot but shows the more teal colour Fly can get in dimmer light.

Thumb of left (dominant) hand.

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