Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing: Round 18

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  Winter is actually here, kind of.  The temperature finally dropped and it's supposed to possibly snow today or tomorrow.  We have had such a mild Fall/Winter that it seems weird that it's going to snow.  Seriously, it was 65 degrees on Wednesday.  It's about time that winter got here.

Today is Round 18 of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing!  I honestly cannot believe we are almost at the two year mark of this feature.  Where did the time go??  This month Amanda and I re-created this tribal looking manicure by Alondra Loves Polish on Instagram.  It shocked me that Amanda chose this manicure to re-create because she hates tribal designs and this is what it reminded me of.  According to her though, it isn't tribal, it's stripe-y.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • OPI - Just Lanai-ing Around
  • OPI - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
  • Orly Instant Artist Stripers
OPI - Just Lanai-ing Around is such a pretty polish.  I wasn't sure if I should purchase it or not, but I'm happy I did.  It's a beautiful dark mauvey pink with a subtle shimmer.  Since I added a matte top coat, and there is art on top of it, you can't see the shimmer at all.  It applied perfectly in two coats.  It was a little thicker than other OPIs that I own, but it was very easy to work with.  I think it's an odd color for a Spring collection.  It's perfect for this time of year in my mind.

To get the look, after my base was dried, I went through with my gold polish and did a swipe down the middle of my nail.  Then with my striper, I outlined the gold stripe and did the zig zag pattern.  I then went through with my white and added the final details.

I'm still working on the new bottle shot photos.  Sorry that they are kind of odd looking.  I purchased an OttLite but I haven't gotten it out of the box yet.  You think I would have ran home as soon as I purchased it and tried it out, but nope.  I'm a lazy little nail blogger.  These photos though have turned out really well considering they are up against my bed, using a regular light, and my iPad.  Some turn out better than others.

What do you think?  Fan of the design?  Do you like these colors?  Do you think it's tribal?

Make sure to check out Amanda's design!

Until then, <3.

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