So for my current manicure I went with a shade from China Glaze's Fall Collection - Vintage Vixens. I selected Emerald Fitzgerald. It's described as a turquoise green frost with shimmer. I feel this crosses over very nicely into the Holiday season.
Until recently, I didn't really embrace full on color on my nails - I delegated dark colors to my toes only. I went through a french manicure phase - I know some of you may regard that as tacky but on natural nails it can be a very clean and polished look. Now I feel that cold weather and long nights call for deep, strong colors. Luckily I work in an enviroment where I'm not judged by nail color - my bosses are still trying to accept my cherry blossom wrist tattoo but I know I've won that battle.
YAY for fun nail colors!
I got this done on Saturday and I'm sad to report that my nails are chipping pretty severly. Maybe it's because I should have reapplied a top coat yesterday but I do try to preserve my color as long as possible to get my money's worth. I am considering trying out the colored gel polishes that's supposed to last a full 2wks but at this point I'm a bit afraid since over extended acrylic use in my past caused damage to my right thumbnail. My left was damaged as well but just as of a few months ago, I am happy to report that it's now healed. I am still waiting for my right thumb to heal.
As for my toes - I took a break from greys, purples and the ever popular 'greige' and went with a deep, blackened wine. Here's Rescue Beauty Lounge - Film Noir.