Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Silver Sculpture at the Louvre

Hey ladies!!

It's soooo late at night as I'm writing this and I really should be in bed.  So no stories for today, I will just jump right into the polish!

Today's 'artistic' polishes are OPI "Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not" and Finger Paints "Silver Sculpture".



Shamelessly I based this manicure on Marta's of ChitChat Nails!  She always has such beautiful manis and they're always work appropriate!!  Always so immaculate and elegant!!  She has been one of my biggest inspirations, and I have learned so much from her!! And today I'm pulling a Monkey-See-Monkey-Do on her!!


For my dark base I used Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not.  I'm not always too crazy about purples, and when I started applying it, I didn't like it at first...  until I put on a second coat!!  This polish is gorgeous!!!  It's a darker/dusty purple with subtle magenta shimmer.  It kinda reminds me of SpaRitual "Shooting Star", so I'll have to do a comparison!  Like I mentioned above, 2 coats of very nice formula to reach opacity.




Then I added Silver Sculpture to two of my fingers.  As you can see, I effed it up, I didn't mean to cover up almost my whole index finger!  oh well.  Silver Sculpture is a one coater pinkish-lavender with good amount of frostiness and brush-strokiness to it.  I don't love it.  It's going to my sell/swap bin!  Although the formula was awesome! =)


Then, like Marta, I added some Born Pretty Store glequins along the border lines.  Have I mentioned I love these things????  Glequins and rhinestones!!!  Just can't get enough!! =)




Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not was part of OPI's La Collection De France released in fall 2008 and can be purchased from Amazon or eBay.

Silver Sculpture is part of permanent stock of Finger Paints and can be purchased for $5.29 or $4.29 (Beauty Card holders) at Sally Beauty Supply stores or online.

I know Marta's mani looks a lot more 'polished' but I hope you like mine anyway!!  After all, practice makes perfect, right!!!

Happy Hump Day everyone, and thanks so much for reading!!! =)

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    1. Aww thank you so much Helena, I think that practice makes perfect!!! So hopefully after a lot of practice I will achieve perfection one day! :)

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  2. Beautiful! And I love to check Marla's manicures out for inspiration too. She does beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks Deb!!! She sure does, right!!

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  3. COOOOOOOOOOL!!! Me likes it a lot!!! :-D
    And I agree - you are really good!!!

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    1. Thanks Jin:))). You do it enough, you HAVE to get better LOL :))

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  4. This is so awesome!! You did a great job replicating it. And Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not is one of my favorite polishes! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Marisa!!! I got this OPI as one of my first polishes ever and I'm glad I did!!! I really really like it!

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  5. Amazing job. I love the glitter accents

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    1. Thank you so much!!! Glitter accents are my fav... I can't get enough!! :)

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  6. Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not was one of my very first OPI polishes, and still remains one of my favourites :)
    This is a great manicure!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie!!! This polish was one of my firsts too and I can't believe it spent a whole year on my shelf untried!! I'm so glad I did though:)

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  7. OOOOH WEEE LADY!
    YOU DID SOOOO WELL!!!!
    I am humbled by your kind words and your friendship- honestly.
    I appreciate the shutout and am always flattered that I inspired. This looks fantastic on you and, honestly, it didn't take all that long right!? Love the little glitters!
    Ps. Also, where did you find my picture? (referring to the monkey in the middle) :) It was a bad hair day for me ;)

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    1. Oooh that means so much coming from you!!! I truly learned sooo much from you and I'm trying to constrain myself not to pull a MSMD on you everyday!!
      And we must be twins!!! Because that middle picture is of me!! Also on a bad hair day haha :))

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  8. So pretty! And that shade of purple is gorgeous! Do you know of any dupes? Unfortunately, no one in my neck of the woods carries OPI. :( Thanks!

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    1. I will do a bunch of comparisons to colors from this week next week!!! I've been so crazy busy that I barely have time to do regular posts!! Next week and thereafter I will have a lot more time though!!

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