I volunteered to be a coworker's hair model for the salon hair book, so she colored me, trimmed it and gave me a cool new style - while I was waiting for the color to process, I did my nails "edgy" to match her theme for the photo shoot.
This is Shellac Red Baroness, with black then silver transfer foil, and Shellac Millionaire. I love it! What do you think?
I finally bought a bottle of Matte About You, and got to playing with it straight away.
The first two are OPI Black Onyx with Seche Vite Top Coat and Essie Matte About You drawn on.
Purple is OPI Suzi & The 7 Dusseldorfs, Seche Vite Top Coat, Essie Matte About You.
Dots: OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me, Essie Matte About You, OPI Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue, Suzi & The 7 Dusseldorfs.
Gray is OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine, Seche Vite Top Coat, Essie Matte About You.
I love Halloween, so I tried a bit of nail art early. One of my favorite clients always gets a fullset of art, so I was trying to think of something to put on her next time (did spiderwebs with spiders in black over orange last time).
I might do the purple with bats, partly because I don't know what else I would put with the eyes!
Eyes: OPI Black Onyx, Did It On "Em, Essie Blanc, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Bat: OPI It's My Year, Black Onyx, Essie Blanc, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Now I'm trying to decide on the best way to display them at the store; I'm getting quite a collection!
A girl I work with asked for tie-dye and that's what I came up with; I wanted to try some bright lightening style nails, and I wanted to make a puzzle - unfortunately, the red in the center blends with the orange on the right in all my photos.
Tie-Dye: OPI Fly, Need Sunglasses?, Don't Know, Beets Me, Did It On 'Em, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Lightening: OPI Fly (blue), Don't Know, Beets Me (pink), Need Sunglasses? (yellow), Black Onyx, Orly Dazzle, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Puzzle: OPI Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue, Danke-Shiny Red, Suzi & The 7 Dusseldorfs, Deutsch You Want Me Baby?, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Had some free time, so I tried some more girly nails for the bride tomorrow - more conservative. I started with a French, because in my experience even the wildest brides tend to get French or natural for the wedding.
The bright one is supposed to be a butterfly wing; I saw it on Pinterest but it didn't turn out quite as nice as I remember.
Butterfly: OPI It's A Girl, Hawaiian Orchid, Black Onyx, Essie Blanc, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Wing: OPI Pompei Purple, Black Onyx, Essie Blanc, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Poppy French: Essie Blanc, Mademoiselle OPI Color So Hot It Berns, Half A Cent-Cherry, Black Onyx, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Purple Flower French: Essie Blanc, Mademoiselle, OPI Honk If You Love OPI, Suzi & The 7 Dusseldorfs, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Music French: Essie Blanc, Mademoiselle, OPI Black Onyx, Seche Vite Top Coat.
First up: a client wanted "lace" over her French manicure to match her homecoming gown.
I used OPI Black Onyx; the remainder of the service was done by another technician so I'm not sure what else was used.
I had some free time later, and was trying to think of conservative art for a bride I'm doing this weekend... Not sure if she'll like them!
Clearly, I need to start photographing in natural light - it looks so much better that way!
Flowers: OPI Princesses Rule, A Grape Fit, Suzi and The 7 Dusseldorfs, Seche Vite Top Coat.
Pink & Black: OPI Pink Friday, Glitzerland (on right), Black Onyx, Lucerne-Tainly Look Marvelous (on left), Seche Vite Top Coat.
Wine themed nails! These were all in a magazine I was flipping through, so I thought I'd give them a try.
There actually is a glass around the wine in the second nail, but it's in white, and I couldn't get a visible shot of it on the nude background!
For the French: OPI, So Many Clowns So Little Time, Kyoto Pearl, Honk If You Love OPI, (glitter and rhinestones) Seche Vite Top Coat.
For the bottle: OPI Heart Throb, Honk If You Love OPI, Got The Blues For Red, Jade Is The New Red, San Tan-Tonio, Black Onyx, Essie Blanc, Seche Vite Top Coat.
For the grapes: OPI San Tan-Tonio, Jade Is The New Red, Honk If You Love OPI, Got The Blues For Red, Seche Vite Top Coat.
For the glass: OPI Kyoto Pearl, Jade Is The New Red, Black Onyx, Got The Blues For Red, Honk If You Love OPI, Seche Vite Top Coat.
I had a lovely pedicure client this afternoon ask for art on her toenails. I asked what she wanted, and she replied "I don't care, but it'd be cool of you could keep it in the fall theme, so black and white" [on her orange base color]. Spider web, I asked her? "Sure!"
That is OPI Deutsch You Want Me Baby, CND Base and Top Coat, and acrylic paint.
Luckily the spa is decorated with spiders (and witches, ghosts, etc) this month, so I had a reference, or I probably would have drawn the legs out the rear segment instead of the front. O.o