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I was super lucky to get a nail mail care package with a couple of OPIs in this week which definitely arrived at the right time as I currently have zero pennies in the bank and a major hankering to splurge. I received Did It On Em – a lime yellow from the Nicki Minaj Collection and Kiss Me On My Tulips – a lovely bright pink. Seeing these colours together in the parcel I immediately knew I wanted to combine them in a mani. They got me in the tropical mood and I decided to add a third colour for accent finger purposes – I thought I had grabbed Amazon… Amazoff but turns out I actually picked up Jade is the New Black (it was 2am at the time, please forgive me!).
This mani is definitely inspired by all the various brights under black manis around at the moment as well as the tribal nail trend – I used MoYou Tourist 17 (aka the Hawaii plate) and Konad Special Polish Black for the pattern. For the base I started with one medium coat of Did It On Em, if you were wearing this on its own you would probably need two medium coats or three thin coats for full opacity (it is to the thinner end of OPIs formula spectrum). Once the base was dry I added a couple of quick swipes of the next colour – at this stage the mani does look a bit strange but the stamping really pulls the colours together. My thumb also has swipes in Jade is the New Black but I am rubbish at photographing my thumb. When all was finished I just top coated with HK Girl for shine et voila – this really was a simple and quick mani.
I got a little carried away with props when I was photographing this mani at 3am… this is one of those sand filled lizards, he lives on my shelf of curiosities along with other small toys and random items.
The wooden mask you can see was a gift from my Mum from her holiday in Cape Verde on the island of Sol. He stands watch on my bookcase – I really should get him up on my wall. I hope you’ve enjoyed the mani today, I am trying out a larger size of picture in my blog posts so let me know if this is better for you! Hope you’re all having a great week!