Regretfully, all these photos are shot at night. I have done most of my Northern Lights manicures before leaving for work, and ...you know by now what shift I do, right?
First, here's Northern Lights over OPI I Vant to Be a Lone Star.
First, the OPI here... I decided to use it with Northern Lights because the finish is so incredibly shitty. Frosty. I knew I'd never wear it with a regular clear topcoat. Secondly, the OPI again... Specifically, the name. I just don't get it. I. Don't. Get. It. What the hell is "Vant" a play on? Does it mean something? Suzi is just too American for us int'l peeps these days.
The next one is really fabulastic. I loved wearing it. Northern Lights over New York Summer Hot Atomic Red.
Hot Atomic Red is a jelly, and, of course, red, so the color appears quite differently in different lights. This photo is evidently shot with flash, but I took this manicure to work too, and I couldn't stop looking at it all the time because it changed so much, ranging from a pinkish hue to warm red. I love jellies, they are everything but boring!
Last, a bit of a shocker for you: the alizarine wearing a french!
Yep, it's true. I did a french manicure. Freehand. Honestly, my first successful freehand french. Not that I really did a lot of practising before... Originally, I just did a quick coating of Northern Lights, like I often do before going to work, but I just couldn't stand how stained my nails were, so I had to do something. I grabbed my bottle of Essie Marshmallow, and this is how it turned out. Not bad for someone who never does french manis. If I may say so myself. And I do. Unfortunately, you can still tell my nails were yellow.
Anyway, this is how much I love INM Northern Lights. I'll try not to post a gazillion more combinations, so I'm sorta hoping this is the last time you see it on this blog.
Oh, and the final vote is in. You're getting a China Glaze theme week soonish.
Swedish word of the day:
hallonsvamp -noun raspberry mushroom
Not as gross as it sounds - it's a popular type of Swedish candy, and it's in my mouth at this moment.