Saturday, May 3, 2014

Black Tie Nails

So every year in Joplin there is a formal event benefiting the arts.  I was all set to go this year but tragedy usually does....and because me and Murphy don't see eye to eye on his "law (psh...more like guidelines).....tragedy decided to strike the morning of the long anticipated event.

I got the stomach flu.

Yes my friends....vomit for hours.

Two good things came from it tho.  Despite missing the event I had been waiting all month for (that I had bought shoes and jewelry and makeup for), I was 3 pounds thinner by the next morning (yes I know it's water...but still a nice ego boost) AND I had already done my I have this lovely pic for you.

Holding the necklace I was to wear to the affair *sigh*.  

I decided to go contemporary on the classic french and switch it up a bit.  

This is:

I used a striping brush to apply a glitter border using LeChat Perfect Match in Hologram Diamond
Topped it off with Kiss Top Coat

I will tell you that I think I am IN LOVE with the LeChat gel polish.  I mean it.  Most colors go on on one or two coats.  It's applies like a dream.  Wears beautifully.  Love.  And it isn't as thick as some of the other gels out there.  Just gorgeous.  This is after a week of wear, and I think with a more substantial topcoat it would wear solid 3 weeks.  (Kiss lasts maybe a week and a half for me but it's a good hard top coat.)  Can't wait to get my hands on more.  I'll put some swatches up soon.  But for now I have to get ready to take my darling daughter to the ballet in Springfield....and I think I will continue to sport this manicure for it.  :)


**For more Black and White Formal inspiration check out my Pinterest Board**

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