28 February 2017

Office friendly nails... in a hurry!

Hi everyone!

As I had an official business thing to go to on Monday, the pretty pinks had to be replaced with something that looked sort of professional, so of course I started at the latest possible moment and I've just now found the time to edit the pictures and write a quick post to show off my office friendly nails:
indoors, no flash

I started by painting my thumb, index and pinky with two medium coats of Zoya Brittany, a pretty nude (Zoya calls it a pink-toned mauve) that has a satin finish so I used a coat of Seche Vite for a glossy finish.

My middle finger was painted with one (1!!) coat of Il était un vernis All is Gold, a rose gold that looks metallic but when direct light hits it you can see the surprise: holo sparkles! The finish was smooth but not as glossy as I wanted it to be, but a coat of Seche Vite was the perfect remedy for that.

I finished my manicure by painting two thin coats of OPI Beyond the Pale Pink, a cream colored polish with pink undertones and stamping a floral image from MoYou London plate Pro XL 21 using All is Gold. A coat of Seche to seal it all in and that was all :)

The polishes that were used:
OPI Beyond the Pale Pink, Zoya Brittany, Il était un vernis All is Gold

As far as I'm concerned these nails are just about the epitome of office friendly. I mean: nude, cream and rose gold... how can anyone take offense at those colors, right? ;)
What do you think? Do you make sure to stay away from certain colors for special occasions?

Zoya Brittany was bought from Pretty Polish.
Il était un vernis All is Gold was bought from The Nailista Shop.


  1. I think they look perfect for the office- and very pretty! It's always a challenge to create something that looks more professional and also have a little bit of fun. :)

    1. Thank you so much!
      I tried to make sure these weren't too out there as some people attended the meeting who I had not met before. But I didn't want to go all plain creme polish either :)

  2. Ziet er leuk uit en zakelijk :)

    1. Danku! Dat was ook precies het idee... heel soms wil ik me wel eens aanpassen, hoor (en nu weer snel terug naar blauw of groen of zo ;)

  3. When I first looked at it, I was like where's the polish? And why is there so many office mani's going around... But yours is far more interesting than the others I've seen.

    1. Thanks so much, Juanita! Apparently I have to look "presentable" for some work related events (like meetings or presentations etc.). I don't mind a demure manicure every now and then... as long as I can still play around with colors a little bit ;)

    2. Ugh I keep saying it's a talking point, brightens up everyone's day, but apparently that's not good. Luckily my manager is cool with what I do and quite often doesn't even like what I do. Oh well, can't keep everyone happy.


Please let me know what you think. I may not reply right away but I will get back to you in the end... promised!