Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nail Hoot Hang onto Your Diapers, Babies and Ever After Opal of My Eye

Hello!  It's been a whirlwind few weeks here, with the end of the school year and the beginning of summer.  Already, we've:

* visited our in-laws' beach house 
* fished and canoed in their creek
* canoodled with all the cousins at a local zoo/park/splash pad
* spent the day at lovely Turkey Point
* enjoyed a BBQ for charity with hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts
* visited a friend's house at the lake and spent all day swimming and, of course
* stuffed ourselves with ice cream any chance we can

I've changed my mani several times, but haven't posted anything since I'm so pooped at the end of the day.  Well, the kids are playing outside now with some friends, thus I'm taking the opportunity to share a mani I loved wearing.

I plucked Nail Hoot, Hang onto Your Diapers, Babies from my untried pile; I always gravitate towards aqua polishes. :)  This one was special as it has tiny gold (copper) speckles and shimmer and a smattering of holo.  It covered nicely in two coats and one of topcoat.

And what goes better with aqua than an accent of shiny gold?  There is a lot going on in Ever After Opal of My Eye: iridescent flakies, holographic glitter, and shimmer, but it all works together nicely and gives you a blingy mani!.   This polish is quite sheer, but three thin coats almost reaches opacity.  It is so shiny and shifty, though, that you don't really notice that it is not fully opaque.  I've heard that others have layered this over a gold polish; I might try that in the future.

In the shade
Nail Hoot Hang onto Your Diapers, Babies
Ever After Opal of my Eye (middle)

In the sun
Nail Hoot Hang onto Your Diapers, Babies
Ever After Opal of my Eye (middle)

It's almost lunch time now; I should probably stop drooling at my nails and feed my kids.  
Happy Summer!