Can you believe that Galaxy Girl is the only Orly polish that I have? This is unforgivable, and it's definitely something I need to work on rectifying... They come out with some really amazingly beautiful and unique colors, and I don't even have a good excuse as to why I don't own more of their polishes. At any rate, when I first got it, I wasn't crazy about the way the color looks on me; sort of like a bruise. However, it's been growing on me, and I recently played around with layering it... boy, does it glow with a base color underneath! For this manicure, I used three polishes. My base was OPI Number One Nemesis, a very sparkly gunmetal. I put Galaxy Girl on top of that, which is sheer enough that the sparkles of Number One Nemesis show through, but dark enough that Galaxy Girl's color dominates. Finally, I added a layer of Icing's Pampered and Primped, an incredibly sheer orchid with angular pieces of mylar suspended in it that flash blue and peach.
|OPI Number One Nemesis, Orly Galaxy Girl, Icing Pampered and Primped|
Ugh, I know, I know, I need to get back into the habit of cleaning up my manicures... This is embarrassing, but I dropped my clean-up brush into my bottle of acetone! And it started melting! I need to remember where I put my backup brush...
What layers do you guys like on your nails? Do you have more manual dexterity than a child? I sure don't. Any clean-up tips? (Other than pouring your acetone into a small dish so you don't lose your brush in your industrial-sized acetone bottle... Figured that one out on my own. Gotta break a few eggs, right?)