Here’s a little ruby-shaped heart ring that my grandmother got for me a while ago. It’s the inspiration for today’s manicure. I have gone short with my nails because they’re getting a little weak. I’ve been lazy about the strenghtener, so now it’s time to go short and try to make them happy once again. Also, I think can get away with crazier colors on shorter nails.
It’s easy to make burgundy shades- just add a couple drops of black to a red polish. I used OPI Quarter of Cent-Cherry and some dollar store black creme. Add the black to the red drop by drop until you get the shade you want. I then finished it off with a coat of Orly Love Each Other, a clear polish with some transparent pink shimmer.
Of course, next came the Konad! I love the lotus pattern plate M66, which has some cute Asian-style images. I used China Glaze Sunset Glow for the Konad, and it worked really well. It’s a medium pink with orange flash, and is opaque in one coat on the nail.