HEY GUYS! I'm back! I expected that after last week I'd probably spend most of this week NOT doing nail art, but last night when I was painting my nails I was kind of grouchy and tired and I knew that if I did a little bit of artin' that I'd probably feel a little better (I was right). So this happened!
I have a lot of new, untried, REALLY PRETTY polishes in my collection right now and I'm trying to take a break from buying polish for a while and use all of the lovely things I already have. I had a hard time last night deciding exactly what to use since my Zoyas just came in from the promo, but then I pulled out butter LONDON Two Fingered Salute and I knew that it would be at least one of the polishes I used.
For some reason another untried color popped into my head and then it wouldn't leave - I've owned Zoya Tru since it was released last spring and I've somehow never used it because I'm awful. I finally pulled it down from the shelf because my brain wouldn't let it go and when I held it next to TFS I was sold. DONEZO, this is what we're doing.
I painted my left hand in TFS with an accent nail of Tru on my pointer finger and then did the opposite on my right hand (one of my favorite things to do btw). Two Fingered Salute is everything I wanted it to be and more. The formula is amazing, a perfect two-coater - I feel like if you did thicker coats you might even be able to get away with one, which is pretty astounding for a light color like this. The copper flecks shift to pink in the right light and man you guys this polish is just BREATHTAKING. I don't own anything like it.
The formula and general amazing-ness of Tru is on par with TFS, too - a perfect two-coater that seriously glows, especially after topcoat. It's a gorgeous medium-dark purple with this pinky-coppery-goldy shimmer that is just... it's too much. I can't believe I waited this long to use it.
After I was done painting these colors I decided to do a variation of the holiday swirl nails I did last month. I wanted my hands to match but I wasn't in the mood to spend an hour on each hand, so I kept it a little simpler with a full-swirl pattern on my first two fingers and little swirls on the rest. I used my tiny detailing brush and freehanded all the patterns without really thinking about them very hard haha.
To be honest I think I almost like this better than the full swirly nails I did... I love the sort of double-accent nails with the reverse colors and I like the way the little swirls echo the full-nail pattern without being exactly the same. The best part was that this design only took me like 15-20 minutes for each hand, which is pretty much unheard of here in Dressed Up Nails land. I think I'm gonna be doing more manicures this way in the future!
My right hand got the same treatment as my left, albeit with the color scheme reversed. The swirls are also slightly bigger and obviously not as neat - curved lines are still a bit of a challenge for me even with my dominant hand so I'm just happy that my little non-dominant hand could do this at all haha.
That's all I have for you today, my lovely friends! What do you guys think of this mani? Are you into pointer-finger accent nails and reversed color schemes on your opposite hands too? Do you own these two polishes? Because if you don't, you NEED TO.