Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Layering: 212-Sephora

It's my comeback mani... The first time I've painted my nails since my daughter was born in October! For someone who used to change her polish every single night... this was a huuuuuge step towards normalcy. I also got to take a bath (complete with a LUSH bath bomb) and read a few more chapters of Beautiful Redemption. EPIC. WIN.


SOPI What's a Tire Jack?
Bottle Shot - Artificial Light

SOPI 212-Sephora
Bottle Shot - Artificial Light

SOPI 212-Sephora
Natural Light

SOPI What's a Tire Jack?
Natural Light

I absolutely love wearing black nail polish. It just adds a little something extra to an outfit... a little mystery and edginess. I also love accent manis, so when I picked up 212-Sephora and What's a Tire Jack on Saturday night, I immediately knew how I would wear them!

What's a Tire Jack? is obviously a black creme polish. 212-Sephora is described on Sephora's site as an "opaque smoky black with iridescent gold and copper chunky glitter." I think that describes it fairly accurately, but I also get some flashes of green. Also, this came out WAY before SOPI's jewelry top coats, so the glitter is a bit smaller than what I would describe as "chunky." It's a bit irregularly shaped, more like what you'd find in a flaky polish.

Application was great. For this mani, I used Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler, 2 coats of SOPI What's a Tire Jack? 2 coats of SOPI 212-Sephora on accent nails, and Seche Vite to top it all off quickly and make it shine. Hey... I have a 13 week-old who does NOT understand the meaning of, "Sorry, honey... Mommy's nails are wet. Can you wait another 5 minutes and then commence your end-of-the-world-all-the-formula-is-gone-i'm-really-a-baby-pterodactyl-melt-down? Kay thanks!" Uh-Uh. She gets what she wants when she wants it and she knows it. She's got me wrapped around that tiny little pinky of hers, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Did I mention it was the first time I've worn nail polish since Peanut was born? You should've seen the look on her face when she saw my painted nails. She totally noticed the black polish and has made it a point to study my nails very closely while I hold her bottle. I know it won't be long before she's raiding my Helmer, and I'm kind of looking forward to it. :)

What's your favorite way to wear black polish?


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