Thanks, Desi, for help with the title! I couldn't think if a clever one or name for this mani, so I asked her help arranging the names of the polishes I used in it.
My mani today is thereby referred to as:
Suzi Loves Cowboys in Greenwich Village. And Did you Ear About Van Gogh? He went Over The Taupe!
All of these polishes are OPI brand.
I love OPI. I love the sturdy brush. I love the formula. The dry time. The shine. The chip resistance. It's my other favorite, next to Zoya, for big brand polishes.
I decided that, since I chipped my nails from yesterday in the shower at 1:00am, I would try a tape/striping tape/dotting tool manicure today. It was quite a process. Took about four hours due to the fact that I screwed up once, and have two little boys to care for. I have actually only completed the left hand fully and will attempt to finish the right hand during nap.
I started with my favorite khaki- Did You'Ear About Van Gogh. I used one coat on each ring and middle finger. While that was drying I applied two coats - Over the Taupe, the yummiest milk chocolate color, to the rest of my nails.
The next time I could steal a few minutes for myself, I taped off the bottom of my khaki nails in opposing diagonals. Gave each a coat of Over the Taupe.
Fast forward. I taped off the tips of all nails, switching directions at the khaki duo, and also added a line if striping tape not far from the other. Then, I gave each nail a generous coat of Suzi Loves Cowboys.
I took out a dotting tool and gave each nail one or two little dots of Greenwich Village, a dark lime-ish color.
Sealed with Sally Hansen Anti-Chip fast dry top coat (red bottle). I am torn between keeping it glossy or going matte.
These colors are very Nik. They complement my skin, my hair, and my eyes. And, I think I'll be wearing these colors to MOPS in the morning, if I ever get my laundry done!