Anyways let's get our faces back on track. Yesterday I posted swatches for Sephora by OPI's Just a Little Dangerous. I wore it for a day like that knowing I was going to bling it out for my friends birthday the next day. Purple is her favourite colour and I wanted to make sure it was good and dry for when I put tape on it.
I figured this would be the time I use my OPI DS Original! Having bought it dusty hunting in Montreal (but that's another story). Recently on Nailside I saw she did a studded mani. Which was funny because I had had actually been thinking of doing one but using microbeads. So after I saw that I knew I HAD to do it.
I used tape and did the v-gaps, then I covered it in a coat of clear nail polish and carefully placed the beads one by one. Finally I sealed it in with two coats of topcoat* so the beads weren't going anywhere.
I love it! It turned out badass chic. Is that a term? If not it's MINE! I'm just sort of kidding. And this was one hard polish to capture on camera. Let me just say even the best photo I took pales in comparison the epicness it radiated in real life.
*I have heard that using topcoat can sometime dull the effect of holos. Let me just say that after covering the holo with a coat of clear polish AND two coats of topcoat the holo effect was just as strong.
Without the microbeads
Microbeads without the flash
Bad sunlight photo but the holo looked stunning!
Dicking around with the camera settings. I thought this was neat!