Monday, April 4, 2011

Bonus Post: Black Tie optional

Over the weekend I went to a black tie optional party in San Francisco for my husband's company.  The dress code was "black tie optional" but really in this case, it was wear whatever you want ans long as you are partying down!  So we got all dressed up and our 'color scheme' was black and silver.

I had a harder time trying to figure out how to do my  nails than I did figuring out what to wear or how to do my make up.  The company colors are red, black and white so I thought I'd try something fun.

And so it began.... 2 coats of Sally Hansen's Celeb City and a top coat of SV, the night before the party.  The morning of, I stamped swirls using my favorite Konad plate and special red and black polish.  Then topped it with a coat of China Glaze Fast Forward.  Incase you are not familiar with Celeb City it is a foil glitter bomb of a polish.  Usually I stamp with it but decided since it reflects so much light, it would be great to stamp over- and it was! The mani wore well, everyone liked it.  I kept catching people's eyes looking at my nails a bit confused, it was rad :)
Thought I'd share this as a bonus post for the day because it looked great in person and was fun for the occasion :)


  1. That looks really cool! I will have to try that with my new bottle of Celeb City :)

  2. I did a similar manicure last sunday, I used Nfu Oh 61 and the same design.
    I love your manicure!

  3. Carolina I'll have to check that out again and Nic, totally one of my top 3 favorite designs!


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