One of the giveaways was from Liz at the Not Too Polished blog. She has her own line of polishes that she sells on Etsy and part of my prize was the polish of my choice from her shop. I chose a polish called Headless Horseman. I've been on a bit of an indie glitter polish kick lately and this one caught my eye right off the bat. It is a gorgeous mix of black, yellow-gold and burnt orange micro-glitter; small yellow-gold and burnt orange shiny hex glitter and random large black hex glitters thrown in here and there. I chose to do it over a semi-light base color so the micro-glitter would really stand out. For that I chose OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know; one of the few polishes I was able to get from the Spring 2012 Holland Collection. I only got 4 from that collection but there are still a few more that are on my wishlist. Anyway, on to the nails! First the polishes...
I absolutely loved this manicure! It looks so Fall-ish. This is only one coat of Headless Horseman; it applied effortlessly with no dragging or fishing for glitters. I didn't even have to fish for the big black glitter pieces which was really great. I followed it up with 2 coats of Gelous and it was still a bit gritty; for some reason I can never get glitter polishes smooth now matter how many coats of Gelous or Posh I put on it. It must be something with my body chemistry or something. And this manicure wore like iron! I applied it on Sunday and by Thursday I had a miniscule amount of chipping and a bit of tipwear. I only took it off because I wanted a change. And of course I had to make a pair of earrings to match. I wore these puppies all week I love them so much.
So there you have my first Fall manicure of the year. This is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love everything about it...the smells, the light, the decorations, pumpkin everything! If you want to follow Liz on her awesome blog you can find it here. You can find her amazing polishes in her Etsy shop here. I'm in the process of opening up my own little Etsy shop for my jewelry creations; I'll keep you posted. But in the meantime if you are interested in seeing some of my stuff I have a Facebook page here.
Hope you all are having a fantastic weekend. I'm working on another Fall manicure today so I'll post that sometime this week.
'Til We Meet Again...
*I purchased some of these products and won others in a giveaway*