Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gold-Tipped Jade

A little while back - I believe it was sometime last week, but don't hold me to that - I decided to wear OPI Jade is the New Black from the Hong Kong collection, which is my favorite OPI collection to date. After a couple days, it was showing some tipwear, but I didn't want take it off yet. The solution? Gold tips, of course! I used Orly Luxe and Nailene tip guides, but because I was in a hurry and didn't stick the tip guides down well, my tips were a bit uneven.

outdoors, shade

Sorry for my dry fingers and hangnails! Eurgh. I do like the look, though, which is no surprise seeing as I love green and gold together. The combination also makes me want to try the same thing with OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui and Icing Spotlight (a dupe for Orly Shine). I'm still wearing my leopard print nails right now, but I got four of the China Glaze Anchors Away nail polishes in a giveaway and they arrived yesterday, so I imagine that's what I'll be wearing next. Which would you like to see first - Knotty, Starboard, Lighthouse, or Below Deck?

EDIT: Some awesome new nail blogs I've come across! Why do I always forget to do this?
Peace Love Polish
Gotham Polish
Josie's Nails

NailenePerfect Tips and Toes were sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclosure policy.


  1. such an unusual but amazing combination:)

  2. This is fancy! I like the combo. I'll have to remember this one when I want to glam it out too. My cuticles are ragged too. But then I was chew the heck out of them yesterday at the doctor's office. :(

    Thanks for sharing new bloggers. I like finding new ones.

  3. Thanks, and I hope your doctor's visit went well!

  4. I LOVE this color, gosh it looks so good with gold! I can't do a French mani without those tip guides, literally. I've been using them since 9th grade. :-D

  5. Thanks! I'm hopeless without tip guides, too...I tried it once and the
    results were really pitiful. :)

  6. Thanks for mentioning my blog! :) I like this mani a lot. It's like a sophisticated Mardi Gras option. And I'm gonna have to remember your wisdom, tipwear=gold French. Lemons into lemonade, right?

  7. You're welcome! I hadn't thought of Mardi Gras at all, but it is fitting...St. Patrick's Day would work too, I guess. :)

  8. This is a really nice look! I'm gonna have to try it :)

    -Lauren DeathByPolish

  9. Thank you! Like all my favorite nail art looks, it's very easy. :)

  10. Thanks for the shout out!!! Gold & Jade is a perfect combo.

  11. You're welcome! I just realized while reading your comment that jade and
    gold are both precious I guess it is a perfect match! :)