Fall is here and with it some marvelous nail polish colors. This year’s autumnal trends center around earthy hues and jewel tones. Replaced are the bright beach-ball colors of summer by their more mature cousins. Where hot pink and coral used to grace every woman’s nail polish collection, now we’re bringing back oxblood and taupe. Our favorite lime greens and sky blues are replaced by intense emeralds and deep sea navies, both matte and glossy. And the great, larger-than-life glitters are forced in to retirement by metallic sheens and subtle, stardust sparkles.
Last week’s nail polish adventure was the ever classic but safe OPI “Got The Blues For Red,” so this week I wanted to play with something really vibrant. I chose Zoya’s “Solange PixieDust.” This nail polish looks great in the bottle, but it looks even better on the nail. It’s like bottled sunshine, this stuff. I’ve never seen anything this bright that didn’t run on electricity.
My manicure process was the same: two coats of OPI’s Original Strengthener Nail Envy, two coats of Zoya’s marvelous “Solange PixieDust,” and three coats of OPI’s RapiDry Top Coat. I added an extra coat of RapiDry this week to smooth the texture of the glitter in the color. My nails felt incredibly rough, even after the first coat of RapiDry, but after the third coat they were smooth as glass.
This manicure lasted a long time. Any chips and worn edges were kept hidden because the color is so distracting. Let me know what your experience with Zoya has been and what you chose this week for your manicure!