Welcome back, reader! Manicure Monday is a simple look this week. I’d actually planned something a little more intricate, but now that I’ve cut my nails down, I simplified it. I’m talking like there’s something wrong with just color and glitter, there’s totally not! For this look, I used Sephora by OPI’s It’s Bouquet With Me over Orly’s Rio Nights.
Originally, I’d planned a gray to purple gradient with Rio Nights. When I’ve got a multicolored glitter like this, I like to pick colors out and find cremes that match it, and that way everything is cohesive. With nails this small, though, there just wouldn’t have been room for it.
I love this mani, though. It’s making me all kinds of nostalgic. I was a hardened nail biter when I was younger — hell, until I was 23 — and this was what my hands always looked like back then. I liked wearing polish, but it was never a biting deterrent, so I always had these tiny little nails. I also feel deeply for purple glittery polish; the first nail polish that was 100% mine was a gift from my sister, and it was a purple glitter, right around the time unconventional colors and glitter polishes were getting popular in the late 1990s. I wore that polish until it was gone. This look channels that polish so hard.
I regret that I didn’t get any sunlight photos of this look. There’s been some inclement weather in the southeast, and the sun didn’t shine for more than five minutes at a time, and I could just never catch it. Also, when was the last time I wore a bow charm? It’s been ages!
The Sephora by OPI line has been discontinued; I actually found this particular one at Big Lots. Orly polishes are sold in stores nationwide. My bow charm is from Daily Charme.
HOW cute is that bow charm? I hope you keep it safely after you remove the mani – it’s too cute to throw away!
Of course, I’ve used this one several times already!
Even with no sun shots – this baby sparkles like crazy. I love this color and the bow adds the most cute accent!
That glitter is so pretty and sparkly!
Aww, that bow tie is so cute! 🙂 It goes perfectly with the sparkly purple. I’d totally rock this mani!
This is a cute mani, and the bow really completes the look!
I love the 3D bow – that’s your signature 🙂 I also am totally digging the shorties. So cute 🙂
The addition of the bow was such a smart choice!
This is so adorable! I love the cute little bow! <3
I also had a bunch of glitters back in the 90s!
This is so cute! I love the bow!
I wonder why OPI did away with this line. It was so pretty and a great add for Sephora. I love your nubs! Mine are so short right now but it makes typing so much easier!