It’s been pretty boringly busy around here lately so we’re going to talk about something that I am clearly an expert on: Tiffany’s. I’m just crazy about Tiffany’s (Don’t get me started I can quote the whole movie and tell you things about it you would probably never know otherwise)! Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my favorite movies ever; I love Audrey Hepburn and I wish I could be Holly Golightly. My dear boyfriend listened and got me Tiffany’s for my birthday (Not my first but my favorite pieces). Heck, I come from a family where Tiffany’s is basically a religion (There may have been a Tiffany’s bridal shower cake and the box collection might be considered decoration).
So I was bored on Pinterest when I saw my cousin had found Tiffany blue nail polish by China glaze called For Audrey. Immediately, I knew I had to have it. And what did I do? I marched my butt to Sally’s got it and the white nail polish pen so I can try to recreate this picture on my nails.
I have never been one to be good at nail art but I am pretty darn good at painting my nails. It’s a talent you develop when you think manicures and pedicures are just too darn expensive no matter how awesome they are. But I desperately needed to try it.
However, I have not been having the greatest luck with nail polish lately. My nails were this very lovely lime green from a brand that I love because it seems to last forever even without a topcoat. I got tired of it and went to take it off and it left my nails with this nice orange-yellow stain. Oh, golly gee damn! Quel rat (Sorry couldn’t resist a few more quotations)! Then, with Michael in class so much lately, I had some free time and painted them this pretty bronze color from the same brand that I put a purple and gold light glitter on top of as a topcoat. It lasted for a good amount of time. So long that I figured I’d have it on when we went out for our anniversary and it matched my dress really well. Well, I was wrong. I looked down the night before dinner and my nails were starting to chip. No biggie, I thought. I figured I’d just paint them again. I had time.
This is where things get messy. Now, I will preface this with I am neither a Beiber fan nor a Kardashian fan. That said, I own nail polish from both collections from Nicole by OPI. You would think that anything with the name OPI and that expensive would mean that it would last a fairly long time…especially if you use a topcoat. Boy, are you wrong. I found these two to be some of the worst polish I own (which is a lot) for chipping. I could paint my nails in the morning and have them chipped by dinner time. However, I love the purple of I’m a Belieber and the super purple and blue glitter of Kendall on the Katwalk. I figured purple dress, purple nail polish…and some massive glitter on top for the special occasion. I painted my nails, went over to the air conditioner, thinking that it would make them dry faster. Somehow, dumb me hit them against the A/C and smeared everything. Being the resilient (Read: stubborn) girl I am, I was going to redo it. Well, trying to take that crap off made my hands look like I had molested a sparkly smurf. I gave up, read Warlords of Mars, and played on Facebook.
Finally, we reach this experiment (Note: my toes are unchipped with that bronze color this entire time. Score one for that brand for sure). I decided that I would do Audrey on top and Jackie O on bottom. My toes are currently a really pale pink with a light speckling of pink glitter on top (Hey, if it’s pink or sparkly, it’s mine…double of it’s both). As for on top, there were quite a few options on Pinterest that I could have gone with. I especially like the one where every nail but your ring fingers are Tiffany blue and those are shiny silver. However, I went with the picture above. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a little blue box wrapped up in a white ribbon.
I could almost garuantee mine were not going to look as good as the picture. I just wanted something that looked good enough to go out in public with and I was going to try my darn-est to make that happen. I got the blue on fine. I’m good at just doing my own nails with color (or glitter hehehe). That wasn’t what I was worried about. I was worried about the ribbon part.
That’s where things got complicated. I got my left pinky done. Pause for sigh of relief. Then I skipped over to my middle finger. Quel disaster! I made my mama everything off that finger and I had to repaint it. I figured out the trick after that (A weird maneuver where your hand is upside down and your going like you are writing. I don’t know. It worked for me). I got all the lines done and got to the even scarier part (This isn’t fair that you basically have to save the worst for last). Shocker! I got it. The loops were a little hard but it didn’t turn out too terrible. It’s good enough to wear to work and the baseball game tonight. In order to save my masterpiece, I dried them in front of the A/C, being sure not to hit them against it (I still have no clue how I managed that one). And to save it even more, there is about three coats of silver glitter (because who doesn’t love a something silver being inside that box?) and clear topcoat.
I have to say I am quite proud of myself on this one. What better way to celebrate girl-dom than wearing my beloved Audrey’s Tiffany’s box on my fingers and fabulous Jackie’s pink on my toes? I love my classy girls of the past and I love them giving me ideas for myself even more. Plus, a big thank you goes out to my mama for helping me when I messed up, going with me to buy the polish, paying for it, and sitting there with me while I did this 🙂