Saturday, June 30, 2012

OPI Simmer and Shimmer

I promise that all of these pictures I've been posting are of my own nails. I'm just going out of order from pre acrylics to post acrylic nubs. These pictures were taken the day I got the acrylics put on. I also used my new fancy camera. I don't know very much about photography but I'm excited to have something new to learn about. I got a book on Amazon called Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson and my sister is giving me pointers as well. My pictures will be weird in the beginning but, like anything else, will improve with practice and time (I hope). 

By the way, my new camera is a Nikon D5100 and the lens is a micro lens. So far, I think it's awesome but what do I know!? My sister picked it out for me. =)

On to the polish! For my first salon manicure in years, I picked OPI Simmer and Shimmer. I tried to get the owner to sell it to me but he knew what it was. Dang. Application? I'm not really sure since I'm not the one who applied it. It seemed to go on smoothly. I only got two coats but it needed three in my opinion. The top coat he used was thin which left my nails feeling gritty. This baby needs Seche Vite. It is a beautiful glitter and I wish I owned a bottle but that's ok...I really don't need it (I have a lot of polish). Simmer and Shimmer looks predominantly blue but at a closer look, you can see gold and multi colored glitter mixed in. All of the glitter is the same size (small micro glitter). 

Since I don't own the polish to pose with, I thought I'd walk around my sister's beautiful back yard and pose with flowers and I think the bottom two was a light. I can't remember now. :p

What do you think? Do you have Simmer and Shimmer? Any pointers on my picture taking? 

I hope you're enjoying your weekend! As always, thanks for reading.



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