Friday, July 23, 2010

The Diva of Geneva is the One to Watch


Base: 3 coats OPI Diva of Geneva
Design: OPI The Color to Watch
Konad: Plate m65

I'm really loving both of these colors (and Glitzerland!!), but I especially love the way Diva of Geneva and The Color to Watch look together.  I've used this plate with silvers before and it had a very technical, almost inside-of-a-watch look to it, but with these colors, it looks like Cinderella-esque bubbles (you know, in the Disney version, when she's mopping the floor?  Right?  I haven't seen that movie for at least 15 years, probably longer though, so my memory is a bit hazy).



And here they are separately, just because I kind of love the way these colors (and pictures) look.

So what do you think - is this mani a Do or a Don't?
TGIF!!  Have an awesome Friday!!

On a totally unrelated note, I have a question about nerve damage to ask anyone who has any knowledge about that stuff.  About a year ago, I accidently closed a car window on my finger... stupid mistake that involved trying to get a lady bug out of the window and almost being rear ended - trying to do too much at once, basically, and pressing the window button 'up' instead of 'down' because of that.  After it happened, I had a lot of numbness in my finger and two dark purple lines on the inside of my finger where the window crushed it against the top of my car door.  The lines went away after a few months and most of the feeling returned after 5 or 6 months, but just today, out of the blue, my finger went totally numb again and the two lines came back.  I'm kind of freaking out.  Why would the lines come back and the numbness return?

25 comments:

Tierney said...

This looks gorgeous Brooke!!! I lovee it.
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Colette said...

This is really cute =) I should see if my nails are short enough to single-stamp at the moment, since this design is kind of hard to match up when I have to double it.

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Cel said...

Wow that's a very pretty mani, the colours are breathtaking indeed.

Hmmm that is a bit worrisome. I had a similar accident once but when it healed I never had any problems again. Are you sure you didn't hurt your finger somewhere else? I think it's a good idea to see a doctor about it, if it insists.

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Susy said...

That's beautiful!! I love how those two colors look together! :D

Sorry, I have no idea why the numbness and the lines would come back, but I hope you can figure it out and your finger is ok.

Jana said...

Definitely a manicure DO! It looks really pretty, and both colors seperately are goregous as well. That finger issue is a little troubling - I'd go see a doctor about it. It could be nothing, but I'd try to go somewhere sooner rather than later. Maybe one of those walk in urgent care kind of places since they will have weekend hours? Good luck and I'll keep you in my thoughts!

Gwenn said...

Great Konad ! I love this design a lot :)

Zara said...

What a pretty mani! I don't know anything about nerve damage, but I think it would be a good idea to go to an urgent care place or something like that - urgent care clinics usually aren't as expensive as the ER. I hope it gets better!

Zara said...

What a pretty mani! I don't know anything about nerve damage, but I think it would be a good idea to go to an urgent care place or something like that - urgent care clinics usually aren't as expensive as the ER. I hope it gets better!

Caitlin said...

This is such an awesome combo! I would never think to combine those two shades, but they look beautiful together! :) xo

-Dreams Colors and Glitter- said...

This looks amazing!
good job! ღ

Lily nail said...

nice mani !!

Aurora's Nails said...

So pretty! And I so know what scene in Cinderella you're referring to!

I know nothing about nerve damage, but I would get it checked out. I would either make an appt. with my doctor for today or tomorrow or head to Urgent Care. Let us know how it shakes out!

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Brooke said...

Thanks so much, everyone!! I'm so glad you guys like it :) I'm a HUGE fan of pink and purple together, so this was kind of a dream combo for me :)

as for the finger, it is feeling MUCH better. A lot of the numbness went away after I massaged it for about 45 mins. It is feeling much, much better. The two lines are still there though, which is weird. I made an appt. with my doctor, so I'll see her in 1 1/2 weeks and she can give me her verdict. I assume there will always be nerve damage - but I don't want to have a dumb index finger - especially not on my dominant hand! Thanks so much for all of your concern - I was totally freaking out when it went numb. I appreciate the helpful responses :) You guys are great!!

Sarah said...

I totally love this mani!! It's gorgeous!! :)
I wish I was more playful with my Konading.

Anonymous said...

I'm a physical therapy student and from the sound of it you may have broken some blood vessels in your finger which occluded blood flow to your nerve causing the numbness. That's prob what happened in the original incident and it healed but you somehow reinjured it. It would explain the purple/ blue lines. I can't be sure without seeing it in person. Your doctor may be able to tell you more, but it is really only a problem if the numbness decreases function in your finger. Hope this helps!

Miss Emmi said...

Neuroscience student represent! I don't think that really sounds like nerve damage, especially if the function came back after the original accident. I'd be thinking more along the lines of damage to your blood vessels. I'm very pale and I can actually see two lines running along the inside of my fingers, so I don't think you need to panic just yet.

Mia said...

love the mani! It's so pretty! :)

Cristina said...

I love this manicure! Wonderful choice of colours and great design pattern! I'm afraid I'll copy your idea ;)))

Martje said...

ow wow Brooke, this looks beautiful!

Brooke said...

Thank you so much, ladies!! :D

Anonymous, thanks so much for the advice, I didn't consider that it could have been broken blood vessels. It has gotten a LOT better - much of the numbness went away - but I'm still going to talk to my Dr. about it. Thanks so much for your expert opinion - I really appreciate it!!

Miss Emmi, I had always assumed it was nerve damage because of the numbness - I actually have some other vein issues that I've had to had worked on in the past (prior to this incident - genetic stuff, not stuff I did to myself). I;'ll talk with my doctor about that - thanks for the educated opinion - I really appreciate it :D

Marta said...

Quick question.. did you do anything to "colour to watch" to make it stamp-able? If it takes four coats to get such nice coverage on your other manicure, how did it stamp so nice? I'm intrigued because it looks lovely!

Brooke said...

Marta, I didn't actually - and I was VERY surprised it stamped well! I've seen that happened with a few polishes - they take tons of coats to cover by stamp nicely. It might have also been the contrast between the light and dark colors. I'd love to see pictures if you try it!! :)

 
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