Sunday, March 8, 2015
A England 'Her Rose Adagio' Glitter Gradient Nails
I'm escaping snowy Northern Virginia this week and heading to sunny & warm Orlando Florida to attend the annual Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) Leadership Conference. WFF is the foodservice industry's premier Leadership Development resource. I'm honored to have been chosen by my employer to attend.
Traveling for work can be really stressful. Not only the dilemma of what to pack and wear but planning provisions at home so the hubby and my toddler don't starve. But my #1 thought: What about the mani?!
I decided I wanted something simple but sophisticated. Something that would match my jewelry and anything I'd bring to wear. Also something I could touch up should those 2 coats of Gelous not do their job. Because yes I do travel with a nail kit!
I decided to do a multi glitter gradient with a neutral but chic base. If you read my blog on any regular bases you know I love a glitter gradient!This would also be something easy to fix up 'on the fly' should a chip take place.
After looking through my collection I decided on the following (LtoR)
'Sterling' Mystic Muse Nail Lacquer - a luxurious silver flake topper. These flakes are made with real sterling silver! Talk about luxury!
'Chatoya' Julep - a bright platinum glitter top coat
(base) 'Her Rose Adagio' A England - Faded roses in a silver prismatic base, as romantic as it is 'en pointe'
I wrote about Her Rose Adagio in one of my first blog posts. Its really such a beautiful color. I used a eye make up sponge to apply Chatoya and then a little Sterling. Chatoya is really an amazing glitter topper. The description does it no justice. There is actually some color variation in the polish (silver, bronze, platinum). Then I added Sterling just for a little added luxe.
So what do you think? I really love it! This is one of those mani's that I really regret not (yet) having a macro lense for my camera for. I received a number of compliments on it already so you know that made my day. I'm here in Orlando for another two and half days so this is probably the longest I will wear a single mani since August!
What do you reach for when you need a more "work appropriate" mani? Tell me below, I'd love to hear from you!