Perhaps you noticed that my baseball team, the San Francisco Giants, are in the playoffs. So to celebrate and show my support and pride, I did a few nifty manicures. I tried something new for this: Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black. I figured I could make a nice straight line with it and maybe draw a SF insignia? That didn't happen, but the line did appear very straight and flawless! Overall I liked it, but it kind of just reminded me of using a Sharpie? And you're supposed to put a top coat over it once you're done to protect it (otherwise it washes off with water, which is great if you mess up) but it still wore off a couple days later. It may have been because it was just on my tips and I didn't wrap my nails, but we'll see next time. So anyway, here are the manicures! **Don't forget to click pictures for larger detail!!!!!
Flit A Bit by OPI. I love a good orange, and this is my favorite! The Giants' orange is typically a bit more red-orange, and so I usually wear Brights Power by OPI. But I wanted a brighter, in-your-face orange! So creamy and gorgeous, I think this was two coats? Didn't matter really because I put other stuff on top.
Ick-A-Bod-Y by China Glaze on the orange half. I was hoping for a more sheer glittery orange to go over Flit A Bit, so it could peek out a little, but I forgot about the sheer greenish black jelly base of Ick-A-Bod-Y!! Didn't come out the way I imagined but it still looks awesome!
Brights Power by OPI with Cloud 9 by Sinful Colors over. Like I said earlier, Brights Power is pretty red-orange in color, so I tried Cloud 9 layered over it to brighten the orange and make it shimmer a little. If you couldn't guess, Cloud 9 is the bottle pictured. Sooo pretty! But kinda sheer! So great for layering! Then I used the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black very thinly on the free edge of the nail. I didn't want a super thick line so it was nice to be able to control how much black showed up on the nail. Love this manicure! But some of my co-workers said the black line looked like dirt under my nails?! I think they're crazy. :)
By the way! The Giants just won the first game of the series!!!! Whoo!! Tim Lincecum with a complete game, 2-hits, and 14 strikeouts?! Okay, maybe not Roy Halladay's no-hitter, but still impressive! Maybe I'm biased, but Tim Lincecum PWNED! YEAH boys!