Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Chevron and Dots with Orly Oh Cabana Boy!


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Wednesday, smack dab middle of the week Wednesday.  I was going to hold off and post this tomorrow, but I have a surplus of manicures to post, plus I'm planning on having a Nail Artist of the Month post, so I figured let's get some out of the way.  I'll regret this come the weekend and I don't have any photos edited to write up another post.  Seriously I have 5 drafts, and I think one might have the photos all ready to go in it.  Gosh, I'm a slacker.

I better stop slacking though because I want to start sharing holiday manicures!  I have only painted one that I can consider holiday....maybe, so really I'm not too far behind.  Maybe this weekend I'll start painting some Christmas designs.  Oh and then there is Bestie Twin Nails coming up!  I think December is going to be quite busy over here on the blog.

I'm getting off topic.  Today I'm sharing with you a manicure which is a recreation of one I saw by Nicole over at Young Wild and Polished.  Some of her kitchen sink manicures are to die for and super eye catching.   This pink polka dot/chevron combo was just that and I had to re-create it.  Of course, using one of my brightest neons.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Orly - Oh Cabana Boy
  • Orly - White
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
I just only now realize that I used all Orly polishes for this manicure.  I love when I'm able to do a full manicure using one brand.  My collection isn't nearly as large enough to do this for every single manicure, so when that one rare occasion pops up, it makes me happy.  My goal though is to own every single Orly polish known to man because I have yet to find one that I hate.  They're worth the extra money because I swear they never get goopy or dry up.  I think that I've said this twenty times over on the blog, but I had to say it again.



Oh Cabana Boy! is my favorite neon pink polish.  Back when I first started blogging, my first neon pink polish was China Glaze Hang Ten Toes.  It was my favorite polish because it wasn't just a neon pink, but it had this weird blue shimmer undertone.  I used that polish right down to the bottom, got super happy when I found some bottles at a supply store.  Sadly, I found that the polish was unworkable as China Glaze changed the formula and you could barely get two coats because it was so streaky and chalky.

So I my sad little self returned my defected bottles of China Glaze and went on to Sally Hansen where I stumbled upon Oh Cabana Boy, an identical dupe in my opinion.  It is the same bright pink with that blue weird shimmeryness to it.  Formula is pure perfection.  Two coats, solid coverage.  It dries matte like most neons, but when you add a top coat it becomes so shiny and it really makes the neon pop.  As I said, by far my favorite neon pink polish.  I actually love all my Orly neons.  I should do an Orly neon week soon.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Something you would try?  Do you love Orly neons as well?

This turned into a love post for Orly, which wasn't my direction when I started writing this post.  I do want to say before I sign off, the Twinkled T Chevron Nail Vinyls deserve a lot of love here.  They're beyond awesome!  I love how Nicole did the chevrons up and down.  I'm not that creative to think of putting the vinyl on my nail in a different direction.  I just love everything about this manicure.  All products, the look, everything.

Okay, I'm going to stop talking now.  This post is becoming the longest in the history of this blog!  Have a good day!

Until next time, <3.