16 August 2016

Orange-n-white manicure

Hi everyone!

Totally uninspired title for an equally inspired manicure... but I think it didn't turn out too bad in the end :)

I've been racking my brain to come up with a theme for the letter O but my imagination stopped at orange. I didn't even think of onyx or opal or obsidian or anything else that might have been original (<- yet another O word that kept eluding me) so with just half an hour before my bedtime and naked nails that were waiting for a paint job I settled on orange.

indoors, no flash

Unfortunately orange isn't a color that looks very nice on me and I had a couple of business meetings planned the next day (is it just my company or is Meeting-Monday a universal thing?) so I searched my stash for something that wouldn't be too horrible and I spotted OPI It's A Piazza Cake, a burnt orange creme polish my husband insisted I would love to use one day (after which I questioned his knowledge of his wife's taste ;) I tried it out on one nail, kind of liked that it didn't immediately give me lobster hands and started looking for some more polishes to use. I chose Painted Polish Orange as a Creamsicle as companion, a lovely off white creme-jelly that is filled with small burnt orange, matte white and holographic glitters. Of course I needed an image to stamp as well but I didn't want to cover up all of the glitters so I chose MoYou Holy Shapes 04.

After I finally chose all the things I needed I had about ten minutes left so I quickly painted two thin coats of Piazza Cake on my thumb, index and pinky and three thin coats of Orange as a Creamsicle on my middle and ring finger. A coat of Seche Vite on all nails to help them dry and when it had dried enough I stamped the image using Piazza Cake. It stamped quite nice but not opaque enough for what I had in mind so I stamped the same image on my nail again and thanks to my see-through stamper I could position it almost in the exact same spot, darkening Piazza Cake but not adding more lines. Another coat of Seche Vite over my ring finger and voila, orange-n-white manicure completed!

The polishes I used are:
Painted Polish Orange as a Creamsicle, OPI It's A Piazza Cake

I wasn't sure I liked how Piazza Cake looked against my skin tone but it's grown on me and I really like the autumn-y feel of it, which suited the wacky weather over here pretty good. It's going to be sunny for the remainder of the week so I hope to find some time to do a bright holo manicure before the sun hides again. But if not, I'm happy to look at the tiny sparkles between the orange on my nails. I hope you like them too :)

The other, way more inspired manicures that were done for the letter O:

And last but not least I remembered to check the open challenges for the SBB Challenge... guess what? Orange is on there so I finally can cross one off... number 2 done :)

Painted Polish Orange as a Creamsicle was bought from Harlow & Co.


  1. Those colors really do look pretty on you. I love the ceamsicle polish with the tiny flakes! It really brightens up the mani.

    1. Thank you :) I usually stay away from warm toned colors but I have to admit this doesn't look bad at all. Maybe my husband does know my taste even if I don't ;)

  2. It is a very beautiful result, love the combo!

    1. Thank you! It turned out way better than expected, that's for sure :)

  3. Oh man that looks terrific! I've been meaning to do another SBB challenge for a while... *oops*

    1. Great you like it too :D
      Hehe, I'll probably forget about it for a couple of months again... so it's a good thing there's no time limit on this challenge ;)


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