Monday, May 27, 2013

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... and a holiday

I've just moved this mani to a seperate post, because we're only allowed one mani in the entry for the Beauty and the Beach 2 contest. 

Here is the actual mani I've put on for our South Pacific Cruise holiday, because, while the other mani was uber pretty to look it, it's not really a pratical mani to wear on holiday.  So what would I wear?  Exactly this..

No surprises here - it's gold. I love gold polish, especially for holidays.  When you're away on holidays and your polish chips, you usually don't have the tools you need to fix your mani or change your polish. With a gold or flesh coloured polish, chipping isn't as noticeable.  The other thing I did for my holiday nails is started with a gel base.  I used Gelicious optional base coat, which is just a clear soak of gel polish, and Gelicious ultra glaze top coat.  Using a gel base for a holiday mani provides me with a much longer wear time than I would normally get from regular polish. Plus I'll be doing lots of swimming and polish always chips off lots when you're swimming, but a gel base really helps it last.

This is the mani that I put on last night and I truly will be wearing on our holiday, leaving tomorrow morning.

I created this simple look with Picture Polish Majesty as the base colour, then I did a simple freehand strip down the centre of the nail using OPI Golden Eye.  I finished it off using a striping brush and Essie No place like Chrome. Simple tone on tone gold.  It will match the sparking sand and twinkle in the sun.

So that's it folks, I'm off on vacation and wont be back on here for nearly two weeks!!  Myself, Mr More Nail Polish, Mr 5 and Miss 2 are off on a South Pacific cruise.  We sail out of Sydney tomorrow and I can't wait.  It will be warm and sunny and a delightful change from Canberra's start to the cold winter.  Big hugs to my folks who are house sitting and looking after my kitty cats while were are away.

Of course I wouldn't leave you all without having prepared something for while I'm away,. You will all be pleased to know that I have organised 15 guest blog posts from a whole range of awesome Aussie nail enthusiasts.  Needless to say, I wont be replying to emails or responding to comments while I'm gone, but I will catch up when I get home.


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