Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Orly Royal Navy

Hi Kids!
It's been a week since my last post, and all I have to show you is the base for my next 'nadicure. Yesterday was my day off, and I needlessly spent 5 hours in court for a minor traffic violation. The issuing officer wrongly checked the "court appearance" box on the ticket, and I sat there and sat there, and sat there, until I was the very last soul in the room. The judge and clerk felt so sorry that they dropped my traffic fine. Ironically all I had to pay was court costs. Considering that I have but one day off, it was little in compensation for the 5 hours I wasted there. I would have gladly paid my fine and court costs- twice over- just to be out of there in a timely manner.

Anyway, I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to do my fill and apply my base color- which was a toss-up between Maybelline Vanishing Venus and Orly Royal Navy. I don't usually wear a stainable color on newly applied acrylic until it cures for at least 24 hours. I was so taken with the fake nail swatch of Royal Navy, I decided to go for it anyway. I don't wear a basecoat, but in this case, I applied an OPI that Amber uses as a precaution against the possibility of staining. Wow! It's been so long, I forgot how much smoother color applies over a basecoat! I just may add using a basecoat to my routine.

Finally!- Orly Royal Navy... a seriously gorgeous, jacked-up, bright blue with a conservative amount of turquoise sparkle. This was 2 coats- no top coat. It was a bit runny  first touch on the nail, but thickened quickly after a couple of strokes. It dried to a satin finish and to the touch fairly quickly.
Royal Navy reminds me of concentrated printer ink- so awesome! After work tonight, I will be adding another coat and some 'nading.


Heather said...

I had to have this when I saw it. It is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you do with tis!

EvilAngel said...

Oh that is gorgeous! I need it!

Colette said...

I've seen this color & think I need to pick it up =)  Too bad they probably would not have tolerated you bringing nail supplies & making good use of your time in the back of the courtroom XD

Allyson Ingle said...

<span> Gorgeous color! I picked this up the other day, and plan to use it as part of my July 4th mani. :) </span>

By the way, I just started a nail blog and I need followers if you happen to be interested.


glitterM said...

Love these bright cobalt blues! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

thriszha said...

love these bright blue on u... I cant wait for what design u would came up with this polish...*excited*

ange-marie said...

That color is HOTTTTT! like, super hot!  I think I'm gonna go pick that up today.  Looks stunning

Jackie S. said...

My favorite blue this season..loves it!

Arrianne said...

How often do you redo your acrylics?

makeupgirl21 said...

Isn't it just wonderful to waste your time in court! Hope you had a book to read.  This is a gorgeous shade of blue.  I have to buy this one.  

lilynail said...

<span>i love this blue !! but not avaible in france :( </span>

Sarah Bott said...

gorgeous color :)

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