Well, though I’ve been loving the Halloween nail art, I had to get a little more professional today. I’ve been doing a lot of reds and oranges, but they’re going perfectly with the Japanese autumn. The leaves have just started to change in Tokyo and there have been a few dark fall days. I think the reddish oranges go well with that. I’ll be doing some yellows and definitely greens and blues if my boss sneaks away from the office.
For now, the respectable (at least for me!) Coca-Cola red. It’s exactly the color of Coca-Cola Classic labels (at least here in Japan). I added a few drops of OPI’s Need Sunglasses (medium creme yellow) to a regular old creme red, about 3 drops yellow in 10 red drops.
It’s hard to tell from my lousy photos, but this is much redder than my recent Mellowcreme Orange franken. Straight red can be boring, but a little hint of yellow can go a long way! For me, creamy, glossy red-orange nails beat out red shimmer any day. I love shimmer, but it can be so…predictable.