Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A England Tristam and OPI Russian Navy

Today's mani features one of my two a england polishes (trust me, I'd have waaayyyy more of them if my budget allowed it!) that I bought in June....Tristam.  I'm in LOVE with this gorgeous navy scattered holo, so much that I didn't even mind when it chipped the day after I put it on.  Ah well, such is the nature of holos, plus I'm just so dang hard on my hands that it's a miracle if I can make it to day two without any chips with ANY polish.

Anyway, check out this gorgeous pretty lovely awesomeness:

Essie Millionails base coat -- two coats of Tristam -- Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat

You may notice that there is a different color on my ring finger?  That is OPI Russian Navy, a color I picked up recently to add to the ever-growing collection of blues in my stash.  Seriously...blues and purples....apparently I must have them alllllllll!  :)

More pics (a lot, actually) after the jump, including photos of how I embellished this mani on the 2nd day:

Russian Navy is far more interesting on the nail than I expected.  From a distance and in low light, it looks like a very dark navy, but in bright light/sunshine, there's a gorgeous combination of lighter blue and pink shimmer that I really love.  I'm really glad I've added this to my collection.

As I mentioned earlier, Tristam chipped pretty quickly, so I added some fancy french tips with Sally Hansen Violet Voltage (Xtreme Wear line) and a little glitter accent line with Color Club Jingle Jangle. 


  1. Jennifer!! how do I follow you? there are no gfc or bloglovin links...

    1. p.s. nevermind, added you to my Feedly =))

  2. Hi Gosia,

    There are no links because I'm a blogging newbie and have no idea how to get them on here. :) Thank you for following me, I love your blog and have been following you for a while. In fact, it's probably safe to say that you're to blame for my new love of Elevation Polish. Oh wait, that sounds negative....I mean, you get the credit! Lol.

    1. oh i'm so glad!!! Elevation Polish must be my fav indie brand!! flawless formula and such interesting colors =) and for adding stuff to your blog, you can do that from 'layout' option!