My gorgeous sister, Allie, was over the other day, and let me partake in her newest hobby: nail art. And when Allie throws herself into something, she goes all out. The nails she creates are absolutely beautiful, and every week she has a new idea she wants to try out.
I wanted to do my nails for an actual event – friends had rented out a theatre for a showing of Skyfall, the new Bond flick, and the dress was black tie. I’m not feeling particularly sexy or Bond-girl-esque with my round belly, but I figured at least I could have some really nice nails.
The concept: Pink nails to match my dress, dipped in gold. And yes, I would make many cheesy “Goldfingers” jokes through the night.
Here are the colours she chose for me. The Sephora gold in the back is a colour actually made from flecks of 18-carat gold! How luxurious. To be honest, I felt bad she even used any on me, but I guess that’s the point of buying a colour like that. She also used Essie’s “Secret Story” and a cheaper, less made-of-real-gold shimmer for extra sparkle.
Note: Sparkly nailpolish does not come off skin easily with nail-polish remover. I will stick to you until death. A better way to do it is wait for it to dry completely overnight – it will dry right off the skin and you can to an easy clean up job. This is the finished product. I was having difficulty getting a decent one-handed shot, so you can’t see the tips as well as you should. Take my word for it that they look fantastic. Also: those are some hella sausage fingers!
As an added bonus, I had gotten a pedicure last week. The spa carried O.P.I.’s new Bond colours, all really deep, sparkly shades. I couldn’t resist – here are my toes in “You Only Live Twice.”
Up close with the finished product, including the red sparkles. I love the look, and will make her do this for me next week, probably. Unless she has an even better idea – candy cane swirls? Or should I wait until December for that?
Word of the day:
Sartorial: of or pertaining to clothing or style or manner of dress: sartorial splendor