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A couple new Indies and old Undies

Today I am adding a couple new looks to an old pair of undies (LOL), aka OPI’s Don’t Pretzel My Buttons.  I used it here before in a stamping mani, check it out. It’s a very nice neutral palette to add any other color glitter or stamping to.  Today I am adding a new glitter polish I recently acquired through the wonder that is the interwebs. 

OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons

I added a lovely new polish of mine from I Love Nail Polish called A Nice Chianti. It’s a gorgeous combination of  with small magenta glitter and hexes in a clear base.  The glitter spreads nice and even and I didn’t have to do any fishing to get a brush-ful.  It applied nicely and dried in a reasonable amount of time.

I Love Nail Polish's A Nice Chianti over OPI's Don't Pretzel My Buttons

Finally I added a coat of Top Tastic from Sparkles by Julie.  She’s closing up shop, I believe, and all polishes are on clearance.  Go snatch some up while they last!!  Top Tastic is a gorgeous holographic topcoat.  I can see using this over many, many color and can’t wait to use it again.  You can see the effect best on my middle finger in the photo below.  I absolutely love it and am VERY glad I got some.  The application was great and dry time was normal.  

Top Tastic over A Nice Chianti and Don't Pretzel My Buttons

OK, that’s it for today, folks.   I am going to be doing some updating to the look of my blog soon, so keep your eyes peeled for a new me! 

On a non-polish related matter, we are getting ready for hubby to have neck surgery tomorrow, his third since last July.  It’s been a pain, literally and figuratively, and we hope this will be the last one.  Any good vibes you can send his way are gratefully accepted. 

Have a great week!!


OPI German Manicure

Good afternoon!  This next manicure was made using a base of OPI Don’t Pretzel My  Buttons and stamping using OPI Schnapps Out Of It! and Bundle Monster 2012 plate BM-313.  I wasn’t sure whether to call it my German Giraffe mani, or the Carb Loader (pretzels and schnapps, get it?).  Yeah, that’s why I called it the German Manicure.  LOL  But I digress…….
Here is the base of Don’t Pretzel My Buttons.  This is a very nice, nude color.  A very light beige creme that would work with any color complimentary, I think.  It’s a but blurry and pardon my beat up cuticles..

OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons

OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons as the base

Here is a shot of the full manicure after top coat and a bit of cuticle care.

Completed Manicure

Final Manicure, complete with Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Finally, a close up of my thumb, which came out the best in my opinion (even though this was before I cleaned up the edges. That really isn’t my thumb bleeding, I promise).  I really like this plate design and can’t wait to use it with other colors!

Crop of German Manicure Thumbnail

Crop of German Manicure Thumbnail

These are the only two colors I have from the Germany Collection, but I would like to get my hands on several others. 

Thanks for reading!!