Thursday, February 7, 2013

Gone Dotty

The colors for today were once again thrown together simply because I just couldn't decide which to wear first.  The day I did this mani was also hair dye day, which is every 28 days without fail.  Hair dye day is a sacred day and I never miss it. Ever.  I've even checked myself out of the hospital for it.  No kidding.

You see, I was born a blonde and I've been dyeing my hair since I was 16.  It started innocently enough.  Just a bottle of Sun-In and a beach vacation.  Then it escalated to doing it at home with a hair dryer.  Is Sun-In even still on the market?  It was a product you'd spray in your hair and the heat of the sun would bleach your hair. You could use a hair dryer to mimic the sun also.  Next came the serious white blond hair dye kit from the store.  I looked like Billy Idol back then.

About the time I turned 19, I was tired of the dumb blond jokes and was experimenting with temporary hair colors.  The stuff that washed right out.  One day, my hairdresser at the time said 'let's just go for it' and I came home a full blown permanent redhead.  My mom was so mad, she told me to go wash it out.  When she found out it was permanent, she called and yelled at my hairdresser.  But I was hooked.

The problem with red hair is the fade factor.  It's the one color that fades faster than any other.  Every month, my now hairdresser and I play with the formula a little. Sometimes I go more copper, sometimes more merlot.  It's just hair and I love to play with the colors.  For almost 26 years now, I've been a redhead.  It's who I was born to be.

Ramble aside, the design for today's mani simply came about because of little time and little imagination.

Here is your silly bottle shot.


This is Deborah Lippmann Hannah and Shoshanna from the Girls show set. Unfortunately, my stupid camera is ruining Shosh and showing it as blue, when in reality, it is a gorgeous pastel violet with hidden shimmer.  Hannah is a hunter green.

Not normally two colors you'd think would go together right?  I started with Shosh and an accent of Hannah.  Here is that step.

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I wish this would have shown this as the beautiful purple that it is.  Next I simply dotted with the opposite color.  Here is that step.

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I felt this needed some sparkle so I added a layer of holo topcoat and my funky.  Here are the results.

Shade


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Shade

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Close Up

Macro
Unfortunately, there was no sun and this is not blue!  Even though these are two colors you wouldn't think would play nice, IRL they actually do.

What beauty routine do you do that you never miss?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


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