Ya all about that accent nail life, babe? You know I am. Right now I can’t even fathom the idea of wearing the same color on all 10 claws. It would just seem…wrong.
There are too many cute colors to choose from!
So my mani mantra these days has been, “So many polishes, so little time.”
Today’s mani mixes two different finishes and plays with lovely lavender.
The main star of the show is Chanel Tenderly ($27), from the spring 2015 collection. It’s a creamy limited edition lavender with an undercurrent of tenacious tough girl grayish taupe and a faint whisper of traditional springy pastel.
Yeah, like something a tough-but-tender biker gal might wear on Easter Sunday.
FYI, if you’re going to take on Tenderly, treat her with kid gloves/paws. I sandwiched two coats between my standard issue base and top coats by Givenchy, thinking that altogether they’d last at least five days, but bah! — two significant chips appeared the very next day.
Don’t even think about doing a full sink of dishes without wearing a pair of gloves.
Heck, just leave the gloves in there, and then maybe your husband will take care of them. (hint-hint) Or, perhaps that magical housecleaning fairy that you’ve been wishing for and dreaming about for the past 30 years will materialize… You never know.
To tango with the violet tones in Tenderly, I used Deborah Lippmann’s Dream Weaver ($18) as an accent nail. It’s a moody, iridescent peacock polish that leaves me weak in the knees. The fine, complex shimmer complements Tenderly’s creamy sweetness nicely, methinks.
Ooh! I love this shade… The first time I saw it flash from forest green to deep teal to dark purple, my heart fluttered, and even though it’s “officially” (air quotes) a winter color from the Deborah’s holiday 2014 collection, it has killer summertime pedi polish painted all over it.
Next time I wear this mani, I’m going to use Dream Weaver as the main shade. I also seem to have better luck with Lippmann polishes lasting longer. With a base and top coat, this shade should stay chip-free at least six or seven days.
So, friend, tell me about your mani situation right meow. What are you wearing on your claws?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day.