Nail Polish Talk is a once a month feature where I talk about my adventures in nail polish.
I think I want to do nail polish talk as a monthly thing, since that’s where it seems to be going.
This month, I wore Harriet from Julep, I did some ombre nail art with Rich In Color and A Lit-Teal Bit Of Love (Nicole by OPI) and Dining Al Frisco (OPI), Tammi by Julep and Peace & Love & OPI by OPI.
I really liked Harriet, and it’s such a pretty coral. It’s definitely good anytime of year but especially during spring and summer. I used Lilou and for the dots, and the white was part of a nail art kit. I didn’t like how they turned out, but I seem to have better luck with dots than with stripes. Maybe I’ll better luck if I use something like washi tape?
I’ve wanted to do something ombre for a while, and while I’ve done a sort-of ombre thing with a different shade of one color before, I’ve never done a couple of colors on each individual nail. I went with Rich In Color from Nicole by OPI, Dining Al Frisco from OPI and A Lit-Teal BIt Of Love from Nicole by OPI. Dining Al Frisco didn’t show up on its own, but I do think it blended in with the other two colors really well. It was really hard to get a good picture of what it really looked like, and unfortunately, that picture was the best I could do.
It was my first time doing an ombre effect on one nail and it was pretty messy! I did like using a sponge make-up wedge, and I found that pouring out a little bit of nail polish at time was a really good idea, otherwise the nail polish dries after a while. I definitely picked the wrong kind of nail polish for it, because chrome/metallic nail polish, especially when you have two on one nail. I think next time (and there will be a next time) I will not do two chrome/metallic colors together.
I really had to decide if I wanted to count them or not. So, once I wear a color, that’s it for that bottle. And as much as I want to stick with that, I also felt like I couldn’t really get a good feel for either color, and part of why I’m doing this is to figure out which colors I would wear again. It feels weird to re-think this but I also didn’t take nail art into consideration. Like, do I want to count colors I use for things like dots and stripes? It’s not enough to get a good feel for the colors, and I honestly couldn’t give my opinion on the colors I used, but there’s a part of me that feels like I’m cheating.
I’m not completely sure what my final decision is, but I think for now, it won’t count. And that the “rules” may change over time.
Anyway, I also wore Tammi by Julep, which I really liked. It’s a fun yellow/green, and while it’s good for spring and summer (which seems to be a few of the colors I’ve worn lately), it would also be good during winter for a fun splash of color.
The last color of the month was Love & Peace & OPI, which I really liked! It’s a duchrome, and I like that it goes back and forth between purple and a gray-green sort of color. I can’t stop looking at it! I liked it enough to buy, and then I wasn’t sure about it, but now that I’m wearing it, I think I made a good choice!
I skipped the April Maven box, mostly because I need a nail polish break (and I did buy a couple of bottle of nail polish but I’ll talk about that in a little bit). More specifically, I think I needed a Julep break. Don’t get me wrong, I love Julep, and I think it’s awesome that there are curated nail polish boxes, but I just needed a skip. Which I also did for May, but that’s because the colors reminded me a little too much of colors I already have…and wasn’t into enough to get.
I did end up buying the Morgan Taylor Cinderella nail polish I was talking about last month. I got Best Ball Gown Ever and If The Slipper Fits, which is part of the Cinderella collection they have. I got them as a duo boxed set, because for some reason, I couldn’t buy them individually (but it worked out to the same price, so it didn’t really matter if I got them separately or together). Right off the bat, they seem perfect for winter, and I think it’s because of the different shades of blue. I can’t wait to wear them!
Have an awesome May!